Originally Posted by IZETECI
blacksheepvictor - nice pictures...
I'm glad you are enjoying the new speakers. I also think the Verus speakers are a big jump up from the 6Ts and 6C.
Sorry I'm still a newbie so this is my first attempt to do a write up.
I started out at Aperion doing initial a/b comparisons switching back and forth between the 6Ts and VGTs. I just wanted to refresh my ears of that the old speakers sounded like. I brought my Dad along for a second opinion.
We both agreed that the VGTs were a huge improvement in Aperion's speaker offering.
Let me make of most of my comments about my at home experience.
I think Aperion's listening room is very dead, flat but accurate.
I think my first impression when listening to both speakers was that the 6Ts seem to be lacking space between the highs-mids-lows. Everything sounds like it is squished into the mids with slight high and bass notes here and there. The VGTs are very open and effortless filling in the whole spectrum of sound.
For example I really didn't like listening to rock/heavy rock with the 6Ts. I find that most rock recordings are already full of upper mids and the 6Ts sort of magnified this frequency range making the music very fatiguing on my ears.
Moving into the VGTs not only was the sound stage more open, but I felt the way the speakers reproduced the whole spectrum was very amazing. The way these speaker handle voices is a dream. Especially listening to something like Norah Jones I sat back, closed my eyes and it just made me smile and felt like she was singing in my living room. I would classify them as much more musical then the 6Ts.
I wanted to make a special comment about people talking about the loss of some of the lower bass on the new towers. Yes the 6Ts are rated to a lower frequency but do not write of the VGTs. I always used a sub with the 6Ts when listening to music, mostly to reinforce the lower frequencies.
Keep in mind I only have a few hours of break in but the bass on the VGTs is out of this world for me. I turned off my sub and just ran them in full for testing. To get things going I started Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas for it busy synth parts and heavy bass........sorry I had to grab my jaw off the floor. Not only did I not need a sub but the bass response of the VGTs could be heard and felt. I spent a lot of time listening to the 6Ts yes they could produce some nice low notes but I never felt like I could feel the lower notes. I'm not a huge bass nut; I mostly like it to be balanced with the entire sound.
I listened to a variety of music and each song was a rediscovery. The VGTs have wonderful separation. You can easily hear all instruments playing there parts of the songs yet the presentation of the whole is smooth, open harmony.
I wish I knew how to describe the pace, attach, resolveblah blah blah but I just don't have the experienced ear of a professional
All I can say is that for only a $204 per speaker cost increase moving to the new Verus towers is a no brainer. To me the jump from the 6T to VGT is like going from the 4B to the 6T.night and day.
Also I don't want to forget to mention that the new VGC is an equal jump up.
Sorry for the scattered thoughts. Let me put in some more time and try and focus my write up and I will most some more lately.
The new bookshelf speakers are pretty amazing as well. I would say they are as good or better then the 5Ts and would be fun to put up against the 6Bs.