Originally Posted by outbreak
Will speakers stands with a 5" x 5" top plate be safe for the 5B? I noticed on the Aperion website the stands they sell are 6" x 6".
Only if it has a security screw like the i29 that we sell. Since the 5B is 8 inches deep, I wouldn't be comfortable putting it on a top plate unless it was attached to the stand.
Originally Posted by Pitch Shift
I'm sitting at Mike Portnoy's drum set. His talented sticks fly across the toms in a flurry as he warms up with some double bass hits. As I listen to his wizardry, Jordan Rudess sneaks up behind me
. His keyboard playing sweeps to the front, siding in next to Johns Myung & Petrucci as they set in on their respective bass and guitar work. As the furious intro comes to a head, James LaBrie's voice cuts like a knife, front and center.
I'm in the studio with Dream Theater, and I have Aperion to thank for it.
The imaging on these speakers is good. Solid. Fantastic, even. I managed to get the 4BPs to just under seven feet, my what a difference that made! Immersion like this is not something I expected from a $200 speaker. Bluntly put, I think they'd have to kill my dog to make me want to send them back. I've listened to quite a few bipole designs, none of which were as nuanced and detailed as these. They compliment the 5Bs perfectly.
Thanks to all for the input on these little guys. Money well spent.
PS: If anyone is on good terms with any of the Transformers, do you think you could ask them not to shoot so much? All the near-misses whizzing past us makes my girlfriend jumpy.
Awesome, thanks for posting pitchshift, as for Transformers not shooting, I suggest putting on the much more g/f friendly Wall-E, which also looks and sounds incredible on BD.
Originally Posted by Kremlin
I am unsure if I want to go ahead and order this kit or if the 8D is too apartment-unfriendly, in which case I might go subless and throw more budget at the front towers to try to compensate..
It does have its own volume control so you can turn it down, but lots of folks use the 8D in apartment situations and don't find it to be overkill. However, if you don't have anyone underneath you, you might consider the less powerful single driver down firing sub, the 8A.
Hope that helps!
Originally Posted by RedCamaroZSS
I think I have made up my mind on Aperions for my room. Room is 20x18 with 20 ft ceiling, 11-13 ft listening distance. Movies and TV 60-70% and Music 30-40%. I am going to go with 5T and 5C up front, 4T for surrounds, and a 10D sub in a 5.1 setup. I just got my receiver last week, Denon AVR-990 (120watts x 7 channels). I think it should sound amazing with the Aperions. Right now I am running it with 10 year old HTIB speakers from an old Philips set I had in the basement. So I know the improvement will be vast. What do you guys think of the speaker choices? I also was going to see if there are any open-box deals when I call.... who knows, maybe I will upgrade something. Probably ordering this week some time.
Looks like a good set up, but with most of your listening being movies and TV, I'd think about going with the 5DBs or 4BPs for surrounds to get a more dramatic surround effect.
The Denon 990 is a great choice.