Well, I thought I'd wave hello as the newest member of the Aperion family. My venerable, 20-year old JBL's finally died (the speaker cones literally came off), and the el-cheapo freebie surrounds and center I had for 10 years just weren't doing it anymore. And I never even had a sub. So my darling wife suggested that we get something of good quality, built to last, for Christmas.
These speakers sure fit that bill! I got the 532 Cinema package: 532-LR mains, 533-VAC center, 422 surrounds, and the S-10 sub. I never knew what I was missing! I've had them about a week, and they sounded great out of the box. I'm not sure what improvement I would honestly be able to tell after the break-in period. Honestly, it's a night-and-day experience. MY wife was shocked by the difference in sound quality. She asked me why I hadn't bought these before!
Thanks to the folks here! I found out about the Aperion brand from these forums, and decided to go with them based on the positive comments I heard here. So, thanks everyone! Once again, AVS has given me more than I can give back, but I will continue to try.