Originally Posted by Kini62
Loud is pretty dependent on distance to your listening position. The Aperions will get loud, just not as loud as the PSA speakers. They also won't have the dynamics at high volumes like say -10db and louder. This is pertains more to the bookshelf than the center the latter of which is much larger.
Both offer a generous in home trial period with shipping included (I think PSA still includes it on their speakers). Best thing would be to try them in your home and hear for yourself which is preferred.
Also, if this is primarily for HT and at high volumes, IMO the PSA would do a better job. It's what they are primarily designed for. Which one you prefer the sound of is something different though.
10db difference for sensitivity is Big (3db for double the watt's require).
Also believe, the PSA Might be better for Home Theater in a dictated room, where look is not so important.
Originally Posted by BryceDH
I am looking at upgrading my current speakers from polk tsi 400 towers and a cs10 center to a solid front 3 speakers. The plan is to start with bookshelves right now and go to towers when I get more money and move the bookshelves to surround.
My receiver is a rx-a 850 (100 watts 2 channel driven at 8 ohm) and I also have a marrantz mm7025 for the FR and FL (140 watts 2 channels driven into 8 ohms). Room is 20x20 and open into another 20x10 room. 8 foot ceilings. I'll cross the speakers at 80hz because I have a rythmik fv15hp.
I posted a thread asking for input as my plan was to start with the verus grand 2 bookshelves and the center. The responses I got were to go with psa mt 110s and a mtm-210c instead of aperion. The psa's are high sensitivity and heavy speakers and seem like performers. I'm not too worried about looks, just sound. Before I switched gears and decide to head the psa route, I thought it would be good to get some input from Aperion users. I do like to listen loud. Just want to get the right pair of speakers from the start and not be worried about an upgrade for a very long time! Budget to start with front 3 is appx. $2000.
Just my 2 cents
I love my Aperion (Grand series)
That said, I also been looking into the offering of PSA, since I am Home Theater only.
There following is also great. But were not available, when I purchase my Aperion, if they were, they would have been a serious contender.
Many on the PSA thread, say they no longer use power amp/s (AVR is enough), me I like separate and will stick to-it (something about an AVP sound)
Just something to consider.
If the CDN $ was doing better, I would have love to try them.
With all that said, The Verus Grand do play very loud without any sign of stress
Yes the PSA got me curious, but every time I play a movie, I still get a Big smile for the small details they play (Aperion).
It is a difficult decision, either way, I do not think you will be disappointed, both are great company (Tom V., was co-founder of the original SVS company, before He left, and had to wait 5 Years before starting PSA with a new partner).
But from what I read, do very well for music and movie.
So your biggest decision at this point, in my opinion is;
-A lot more efficient (and more likely, more dynamic).