Originally Posted by drewstein
Moving the TV might be better for the audio aspect, but it wouldn't work as well for viewing.
So if I did opt for a 7.1 system......
2 Intimus 4T Towers
1 Intimus 5C Center
2 Intimus 5B Bookshelf (side surround)
1 Bravus IIa 8D Sub
should the rear surrounds be Intimus 4B Satellite Speaker or 2 more 5B Bookshelf.
In a room like that the 4Bs should be plenty for your rear channels.
Originally Posted by Salto
new aperion owner. Love the forte towers we have, hate the too red cherry and the black. Both finishes are very well done, Just not particularly fond of either. Rather than a custom finish, what about an unfinished?? That way you guys dont have so much tied up in them and dont have to hit so hard with the restocking fee (or maybe not at all). I'm a woodworker, but I imagine everyone knows how to find a lowes.....
Ha, yeah facilitating and supporting DIY finishing projects for people with various levels of skill/ineptitude sounds like "fun".
Originally Posted by alphaiii
While I understand why Aperion went with gloss cherry and gloss black for the Verus line... I'm not particularly a fan of those finishes either. "Medium cherry" is just way too orange... and gloss black is just too hard to keep clean.
So the custom finish idea sounds great.... but I'm guessing it's going to be cost prohibitive for most.
I wish more companies would go with a natural
cherry finish when they opt for cherry... like Quad did in the two previous generations of L series speakers (the current generation of course uses a more orange looking cherry). Here's an example I found at Audiogon:
Thanks for the feedback, I'll add natural into the hopper next time it comes up.
Originally Posted by Ryder125
maybe so that this market isn't worth it for Aperion but their direct competition offer more finish options like PSB, Paradigm, Salk and others. I don't see it really costing that much more if they offered 1 or 2 other colour options in their flagship line, their competition offer their customers this, Aperion can't even keep their speakers in stock so they seem to have a fast turn over and more finish option in their flagship line will let them reach into other markets. Black and a red/cherry wood are kinda boring now and after seeing nice white speakers or walnut it looks so much more fresher, nicer and different as everyone has a red/cherry wood or black speaker.
What's Salk's return policy on custom finishes? Here it is:
On lower priced models with a standard finish, we offer a 30-day in-home trial period. You can feel free to return the speakers within 30 days, in new condition, for a refund in the event they do not perform to your satisfaction.With “custom” finishes and/or more expensive speakers, this is not practical. If we only offered three or four standard finishes, it would not be a problem. But normally customers who order our higher-priced speakers want them finished to their personal taste. So if they were returned, we would have to wait until another customer wanted the exact same finish before we could recoup our costs. Unfortunately, this would not work for us.However, in a case like this, we would work to find a new home for the speakers and process a refund once the speakers were re-sold. Our speakers normally sell quite quickly on the used market, so it would probably not take all that long.
So basically they don't guarantee anything since it's all contingent on their re-sale, which "probably" would not take that long and they don't even say whether it will be a full refund or not.
I hate to say it, but you are making the case for not offering them by not understanding the costs that are involved in offering custom finishes. Even just more standard finish choices results in having to carry higher levels of inventory, which will increase costs along the entirety of the supply chain.
Originally Posted by CougarCruiser
When is the next monthly special on a versus grand package?
Probably when we stop selling shipments out in advance at the regular price!
Seriously though, I don't know what we have planned for the future so stay tuned, thanks!