So I got my 4t's and 5c yesterday from Aperion! It took only three days to get them up to Alaska, way ahead of schedule. Luckily my receiver showed up early too. I am still waiting for the sub and surrounds to arrive later today.
As I disconnected my *!#$ HTIB/associated wiring and replaced it with the my front ensemble of Aperion speakers my sound quality was vastly improved before I even powered up the new a/v receiver
. As I connected the last pair of banana plugs to the F/R tower my wife came in and said "You should have just got those Bose speakers at Best Buy"
. I didn't even bother to reply to her blasphemous tongue at such a sacred moment in my young a/v career, so I simply gave her a smug smile and continued putting the batteries into the pio 1120's remote.
Since I had no sub yet I elected to run the 4t's as large on the speaker setup for 2.0 listening. All of our family music is stored on the pc and streamed through our network to the XBOX 360. I had an infinite amount of songs to choose from but landed on "Send Me on My Way" by Rusted Root. As the song progressed into the first chorus I had successfully shrugged off my wife's comment regarding a certain lifestyle system and enjoyed details in this music that I was previously not privy too. By design the 4t's couldn't dig down into those deep frequencies but they handled everything with the grace that I had read in many reviews. I decided to let the album play though and watch my two young kids dance around the room for the next half hour. After this I listened to some Frank Zappa where again I was able to hear instruments and details that my HTIB could never reproduce.
As this was my first run with these speakers, and I am holding off on doing any kind of calibrations till I get all of the components, it was easy for me just to enjoy the music. I hope to be able to do some critical listening later this weekend after I get a chance to hook everything up and calibrated. But I will say this, you cannot go wrong with some 4t's in a small to mid sized room (my room is approximately 2100 cu. ft.).
P.S. My wife grabbed the remote from me during my Frank Zappa jams (she doesn't appreciate Frank like I do) and listened to her stuff. I left to town to pick up some stuff for my boat and came back an hour later to see her glued to the recliner still
I am now officially WAF approved!