Originally Posted by dsg2003gt
I am considering the Aperion Versus Forte Tower fronts, Versus Forte center and Versus forte Satellites.
I am worried that the fronts wont have enough bass for my liking, I do about 30/30/30 music/movies/games. My room is 13x10 carpeteted with a 9ft ceiling. I can bring the speakers out from the front wall by 1-2 ft. I know I can try them at home, but everything I buy is a hassle in some way, so I am just looking for an opinion now.
If I weren't to go with aperion, I would try out the Energy RC-70, RC-LCR and RC-10 package. I am concerned with the RC package, that while the may have stronger bass, the package might be lacking in the midrange-vocals section.
Also, for my room and use, should I maybe consider the Intimus 5 series instead? Is the main difference between the two sets just the finish?
eta: If it matters, the speakers would be powered by a Pio 94 tsx.
I'll defer to alphaiii's unbiased opinion on Aperions vs. Energy, but the Intimus and Verus lines differ quite a bit in addition to the finishes. The two lines use different tweeters, although they are both silk dome in the Verus line it is a radiator style tweeter. The radiator tweeter is more stable in the cabinet and is more accurate and is less prone to distortion. It also can play a little deeper, so we can crossover to the midrange drivers a little lower which opens up the mids since they aren't straining to hit higher frequencies.
The other drivers in the Verus speakers are Kevlar, which is a stronger driver material than the fiberglass that the Intimus speakers use. The fiberglass is still quite rigid and strong, but the Kevlar gives you a faster and more accurate response and an overall tighter sound.
Finally the Verus towers are three way with dedicated mid and bass drivers while the Intimus towers are two way.
In your room for your usage, I think the Verus Forte set up would be great. The room is small so you don't need huge speakers and since you have an even mix of music/movies/games I think you would benefit from the Verus set up's higher sound quality.
I hope that helps!