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post #6031 of 6860
Quote:
Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Our Itimus 5T towers and 6C center channel speakers are everything we wanted in our small living room. They look good (piano black) and they sound good for the money according to me and our calibrator (UMR).
Maybe if you rearrange your speakers that will stimulate a long and fruitful conversation. wink.gif I have yet to receive my VGT and VCG. Was expecting it last week but did not get on the ship. As soon as they arrive trhough I will post my thoughts.
I don't think that AVS pays much attention to inactive threads until a month goes by. A month:eek: I guess its left up to us to keep thing going.
Enjoy.
post #6032 of 6860
I guess it's summer and everyone is playing in the great outdoors instead of hanging out on the forums?

I know, it sounds crazy to me too! biggrin.gif
post #6033 of 6860
very nice deals in the classifieds wink.gif
post #6034 of 6860
Figured I'd share my 6T's full range measurements at the primary listening position (with Audyssey ON/OFF)
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Edited by Del Cosmos - 7/23/12 at 8:54pm
post #6035 of 6860
I have the Aperion Intimus 4T Summit Wireless 7.1 System. Once I got the center channel placed correctly, the system has sounded AMAZING. I love how our floor rumbles during movies. However, I recently got the updated Summit wireless box from Aperion and things have not been the same.
Sound frequently cuts out, or the center channel moves around to other speakers. The center speaker has not been moved at all, so the only change has been the new transmitter box. Also, the center channel is the only speaker that does not have the slow blinking light that all of the other speakers do. Anyone having this same issue?

On a somewhat similar note, has anyone found a good way to mount the center channel. I originally had it under my TV (which is mounted to the brick of our fireplace) on the mantel. However, that was too close to the brick wall and the speaker never picked up the signal. I have it on a table in front of the fireplace (still below the TV, but centered), which is awkward and we can't have a fire. But it worked great, until the problem noted above.

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
post #6036 of 6860
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbomarvt View Post

I have the Aperion Intimus 4T Summit Wireless 7.1 System. Once I got the center channel placed correctly, the system has sounded AMAZING. I love how our floor rumbles during movies. However, I recently got the updated Summit wireless box from Aperion and things have not been the same.
Sound frequently cuts out, or the center channel moves around to other speakers. The center speaker has not been moved at all, so the only change has been the new transmitter box. Also, the center channel is the only speaker that does not have the slow blinking light that all of the other speakers do. Anyone having this same issue?
On a somewhat similar note, has anyone found a good way to mount the center channel. I originally had it under my TV (which is mounted to the brick of our fireplace) on the mantel. However, that was too close to the brick wall and the speaker never picked up the signal. I have it on a table in front of the fireplace (still below the TV, but centered), which is awkward and we can't have a fire. But it worked great, until the problem noted above.
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

I would really love to help you ,but unfortunately I have never used a wireless system. I am still "wired" and I guess I will be that way for a while too. Hopefully someone chimes in and assist you.
post #6037 of 6860
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbomarvt View Post

I have the Aperion Intimus 4T Summit Wireless 7.1 System. Once I got the center channel placed correctly, the system has sounded AMAZING. I love how our floor rumbles during movies. However, I recently got the updated Summit wireless box from Aperion and things have not been the same.
Sound frequently cuts out, or the center channel moves around to other speakers. The center speaker has not been moved at all, so the only change has been the new transmitter box. Also, the center channel is the only speaker that does not have the slow blinking light that all of the other speakers do. Anyone having this same issue?
On a somewhat similar note, has anyone found a good way to mount the center channel. I originally had it under my TV (which is mounted to the brick of our fireplace) on the mantel. However, that was too close to the brick wall and the speaker never picked up the signal. I have it on a table in front of the fireplace (still below the TV, but centered), which is awkward and we can't have a fire. But it worked great, until the problem noted above.
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

Sorry to hear about the trouble with the Home Theater One box. Try unplugging all of the speakers and transmitter box, let them sit for 5 minutes and then plug them all back in and plug the Home Theater One box back in last. Then navigate to the advanced menu and do a Factory Reset, and turn the box back on after that is done.

If you are still experiencing issues please give us a call and we will be happy to further assist you, thanks!
post #6038 of 6860
After many months of stress and disappoint my Aperion Verus Grand Towers and Center arrived today. I took just over a month between my order and its arrival. When I saw the boxes, I was nervous as it seems they took quite a beating during shipping. However the packaging by Aperion was excellent as the speakers arrived intact.

I managed to stuff the speakers in my little wagon and took them home. I noticed that Aperion states how to unpack the boxes and I followed and it was so easy.

So let’s cut to the chase, how do they sound? Fantastic, Excellent, Mind boggling good, and then some.

Let me say though that speaker placement is very important. They sound good out of the box, but with correct placement, they are great. I spent a couple of hours of fiddling around, moving couple inches front and back and side to side and in the end I got them singing. I know that over the next few weeks they will be tweaked until perfect. They are about 6 ½ feet from each other, about 2 feet from the back wall and almost 3 feet from the side walls. I crossed them over at 80htz with my dual SVS PB12nsd.

After I had them set up I pulled out my Tracy Chapman – love her voice- and inserted the disc. Right off the bat, I could hear the guitar clear as day, and when she began singing my eyes welled up with tears and my mouth fell open. I closed my eyes and I thought that I could almost hug her as was there!!!!!!!! Her voice was right there in front of me. Not just there, but in close proximity. I could hear when she inhaled and exhaled to hit every note, it was outstanding.

But to be honest, Tracy does not hit multiple notes as other female singers. So I decided to try Susan Boyle “I dreamed a dream” this should really give the Verus Grand a workout, and it did. But, it seems that that is what they wanted. Susan as never sounded that good. At the beginning of that song, there is only her and a Piano and that was surreal, but later all the instruments come in to play. On my other speakers, this section would sound severely congested, not so with the verus grand. All the sounds were channeled properly and precisely to my untrained ears. It did not sound congested at all, I could easily hear Susan and all the instruments, I was ecstatic. I then thought to myself, these are the speakers that I have wanted for many many years, money well spent.

I could not get enough so I decide to try some male voices. I took out Michael Jacksons “ Thriller” and the best of Teddy Pendergrass albums.
First up was Michael. I played, # 3 “Girl is mine” with Paul Mccartney, and I perhaps played this song 6 or 7 times as I could not believe how good it sounded I was again awestruck, Michael had been resurrected, and the voices were a clear as bell. There is a section in the latter part of the song where Paul speaks to Michael, this gave me goose bumps, for a moment I thought he called my name, it was sooo real!!!

What about Teddy P? As most of you may know, Teddy has a deep but smooth voice. There is a song on his album “ Hold Me in your arms” with him and Whitney Houston which is a lovely duet. However, the transition between the male and female voices especially those two can be a bit of a handful for speakers- those that I have owed- I know as this is one of my favorite songs. Again theVerus Grands was up to the task, they took it on as if they knew it was coming, and served it with warmth as I have never heard before. Whitney and Teddy have never sounded better to me.

Unfortunately, I was not able to listen to any movies, Just the TV so I can’t comment extensively on that area. But, what I heard from just watching the Olympics, the VGC is a nice sounding center channel. Oh, did I say that this thing is HUGE. Yes its, big but sounds clear. I will offer my comments on the movie experience at a later date.

So am I impressed with these speakers? YES, YES, YES. Thank you Aperion for a lovely set of speakers.

I have been criticized in the past for saying that I think the Verus Grands would be a better speaker than the EMP E55Ti that I previously owed. Well, while my opinion is highly subjective, it is MY opinion that they are not in the same league. The Verus Grands are better in every way in MY room. They are also better than my Paradigm Phantoms that I also sold a while back.
I would highly recommend these speakers to anyone who is on the fence. Are there better speakers? I am sure. But for me, these will be in my room for many years to come.

I can’t wait to leave work and go home to listen to more music. I love these speakers.biggrin.gif:D

Now if I could just figure out how to post some pics. Arrrgh
post #6039 of 6860
I am about to finish my man cave. 30% video games, 30% movies, 40% Sports viewing. Would the Intimus 4T, 5C, 4BP and Bravus 8A be over kill or would I notice a big difference compared with my old $500 5.1 system?

Rest of my configuration, Panasonic PT AE7000U, Yamaha RX-A820
post #6040 of 6860
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fowl View Post

After many months of stress and disappoint my Aperion Verus Grand Towers and Center arrived today. I took just over a month between my order and its arrival. When I saw the boxes, I was nervous as it seems they took quite a beating during shipping. However the packaging by Aperion was excellent as the speakers arrived intact.
I managed to stuff the speakers in my little wagon and took them home. I noticed that Aperion states how to unpack the boxes and I followed and it was so easy.
So let’s cut to the chase, how do they sound? Fantastic, Excellent, Mind boggling good, and then some.
Let me say though that speaker placement is very important. They sound good out of the box, but with correct placement, they are great. I spent a couple of hours of fiddling around, moving couple inches front and back and side to side and in the end I got them singing. I know that over the next few weeks they will be tweaked until perfect. They are about 6 ½ feet from each other, about 2 feet from the back wall and almost 3 feet from the side walls. I crossed them over at 80htz with my dual SVS PB12nsd.
After I had them set up I pulled out my Tracy Chapman – love her voice- and inserted the disc. Right off the bat, I could hear the guitar clear as day, and when she began singing my eyes welled up with tears and my mouth fell open. I closed my eyes and I thought that I could almost hug her as was there!!!!!!!! Her voice was right there in front of me. Not just there, but in close proximity. I could hear when she inhaled and exhaled to hit every note, it was outstanding.
But to be honest, Tracy does not hit multiple notes as other female singers. So I decided to try Susan Boyle “I dreamed a dream” this should really give the Verus Grand a workout, and it did. But, it seems that that is what they wanted. Susan as never sounded that good. At the beginning of that song, there is only her and a Piano and that was surreal, but later all the instruments come in to play. On my other speakers, this section would sound severely congested, not so with the verus grand. All the sounds were channeled properly and precisely to my untrained ears. It did not sound congested at all, I could easily hear Susan and all the instruments, I was ecstatic. I then thought to myself, these are the speakers that I have wanted for many many years, money well spent.
I could not get enough so I decide to try some male voices. I took out Michael Jacksons “ Thriller” and the best of Teddy Pendergrass albums.
First up was Michael. I played, # 3 “Girl is mine” with Paul Mccartney, and I perhaps played this song 6 or 7 times as I could not believe how good it sounded I was again awestruck, Michael had been resurrected, and the voices were a clear as bell. There is a section in the latter part of the song where Paul speaks to Michael, this gave me goose bumps, for a moment I thought he called my name, it was sooo real!!!
What about Teddy P? As most of you may know, Teddy has a deep but smooth voice. There is a song on his album “ Hold Me in your arms” with him and Whitney Houston which is a lovely duet. However, the transition between the male and female voices especially those two can be a bit of a handful for speakers- those that I have owed- I know as this is one of my favorite songs. Again theVerus Grands was up to the task, they took it on as if they knew it was coming, and served it with warmth as I have never heard before. Whitney and Teddy have never sounded better to me.
Unfortunately, I was not able to listen to any movies, Just the TV so I can’t comment extensively on that area. But, what I heard from just watching the Olympics, the VGC is a nice sounding center channel. Oh, did I say that this thing is HUGE. Yes its, big but sounds clear. I will offer my comments on the movie experience at a later date.
So am I impressed with these speakers? YES, YES, YES. Thank you Aperion for a lovely set of speakers.
I have been criticized in the past for saying that I think the Verus Grands would be a better speaker than the EMP E55Ti that I previously owed. Well, while my opinion is highly subjective, it is MY opinion that they are not in the same league. The Verus Grands are better in every way in MY room. They are also better than my Paradigm Phantoms that I also sold a while back.
I would highly recommend these speakers to anyone who is on the fence. Are there better speakers? I am sure. But for me, these will be in my room for many years to come.
I can’t wait to leave work and go home to listen to more music. I love these speakers.biggrin.gif:D
Now if I could just figure out how to post some pics. Arrrgh
Nice little review!!! I have been looking at the Verus Grands lately myself. Notsure if they would be better then my current setup: Energy RC 50's and my center is the RC LCR.. My room is 18x12x7 soI don't know if these would be to much for my room.eek.gif
post #6041 of 6860
Here are some pic's more to follow..I think....just helping out a friend. smile.gif





Fixed it..by switching photos over to image.
Edited by Billy p - 7/31/12 at 12:50pm
post #6042 of 6860
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Originally Posted by Billy p View Post

Here are some pic's more to follow..I think....just helping out a friend. smile.gif
Aperion Arrival 1.jpg 55k .jpg file Aperion VGC 2.jpg 50k .jpg file
Aperion VGC 3.jpg 41k .jpg file Aperion VGC 4.jpg 42k .jpg file


You ARE, thanks billy:D
post #6043 of 6860
Hey everyone, Just wanted to throw one out there that I have a pair of Intimus 5db bi/dipoles in the classifieds, if anyone is interested. I ended up building a set of custom surrounds that I am going to stick with a for a bit as they match up a little better with my front stage than the 5db's do. I LOVED them as surrounds though and with the switch to make them bi/dipole, they are truly as versatile as you can get for placement biggrin.gif

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1422084/aperion-audio-intimus-5db-bi-dipole-selectable-surrounds-piano-black
post #6044 of 6860
Hey Fowl,

I noticed that you have Emotiva Amps. What amps are you using with your VGTs ?? Are they a good match?
post #6045 of 6860
Quote:
Originally Posted by eliwankenobi View Post

Hey Fowl,
I noticed that you have Emotiva Amps. What amps are you using with your VGTs ?? Are they a good match?

I have the Emotiva XPA 3 that are driving the VGT's and the VGC. I also have two Behringer A500 that ar eplaying my side surrounds and the receiver playing the rears. The A500's are not nescessarily needed but since i had them prior to buying the XPA3 I just kept them. I definitely think the XPA3 does a fine job with the Aperions no problems at all, I like the Emotiva alot. Some persons do, some dont I think its a fantastic Amp.

As far as a good matchup is concerned, I think any capable amp will work well with these speakers they are not very difficult to drive. Again in my opinion they are truly fantastic.
Edited by Fowl - 8/1/12 at 7:24am
post #6046 of 6860
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fowl View Post

After many months of stress and disappoint my Aperion Verus Grand Towers and Center arrived today. I took just over a month between my order and its arrival. When I saw the boxes, I was nervous as it seems they took quite a beating during shipping. However the packaging by Aperion was excellent as the speakers arrived intact.
I managed to stuff the speakers in my little wagon and took them home. I noticed that Aperion states how to unpack the boxes and I followed and it was so easy.
So let’s cut to the chase, how do they sound? Fantastic, Excellent, Mind boggling good, and then some.
Let me say though that speaker placement is very important. They sound good out of the box, but with correct placement, they are great. I spent a couple of hours of fiddling around, moving couple inches front and back and side to side and in the end I got them singing. I know that over the next few weeks they will be tweaked until perfect. They are about 6 ½ feet from each other, about 2 feet from the back wall and almost 3 feet from the side walls. I crossed them over at 80htz with my dual SVS PB12nsd.
After I had them set up I pulled out my Tracy Chapman – love her voice- and inserted the disc. Right off the bat, I could hear the guitar clear as day, and when she began singing my eyes welled up with tears and my mouth fell open. I closed my eyes and I thought that I could almost hug her as was there!!!!!!!! Her voice was right there in front of me. Not just there, but in close proximity. I could hear when she inhaled and exhaled to hit every note, it was outstanding.
But to be honest, Tracy does not hit multiple notes as other female singers. So I decided to try Susan Boyle “I dreamed a dream” this should really give the Verus Grand a workout, and it did. But, it seems that that is what they wanted. Susan as never sounded that good. At the beginning of that song, there is only her and a Piano and that was surreal, but later all the instruments come in to play. On my other speakers, this section would sound severely congested, not so with the verus grand. All the sounds were channeled properly and precisely to my untrained ears. It did not sound congested at all, I could easily hear Susan and all the instruments, I was ecstatic. I then thought to myself, these are the speakers that I have wanted for many many years, money well spent.
I could not get enough so I decide to try some male voices. I took out Michael Jacksons “ Thriller” and the best of Teddy Pendergrass albums.
First up was Michael. I played, # 3 “Girl is mine” with Paul Mccartney, and I perhaps played this song 6 or 7 times as I could not believe how good it sounded I was again awestruck, Michael had been resurrected, and the voices were a clear as bell. There is a section in the latter part of the song where Paul speaks to Michael, this gave me goose bumps, for a moment I thought he called my name, it was sooo real!!!
What about Teddy P? As most of you may know, Teddy has a deep but smooth voice. There is a song on his album “ Hold Me in your arms” with him and Whitney Houston which is a lovely duet. However, the transition between the male and female voices especially those two can be a bit of a handful for speakers- those that I have owed- I know as this is one of my favorite songs. Again theVerus Grands was up to the task, they took it on as if they knew it was coming, and served it with warmth as I have never heard before. Whitney and Teddy have never sounded better to me.
Unfortunately, I was not able to listen to any movies, Just the TV so I can’t comment extensively on that area. But, what I heard from just watching the Olympics, the VGC is a nice sounding center channel. Oh, did I say that this thing is HUGE. Yes its, big but sounds clear. I will offer my comments on the movie experience at a later date.
So am I impressed with these speakers? YES, YES, YES. Thank you Aperion for a lovely set of speakers.
I have been criticized in the past for saying that I think the Verus Grands would be a better speaker than the EMP E55Ti that I previously owed. Well, while my opinion is highly subjective, it is MY opinion that they are not in the same league. The Verus Grands are better in every way in MY room. They are also better than my Paradigm Phantoms that I also sold a while back.
I would highly recommend these speakers to anyone who is on the fence. Are there better speakers? I am sure. But for me, these will be in my room for many years to come.
I can’t wait to leave work and go home to listen to more music. I love these speakers.biggrin.gif:D
Now if I could just figure out how to post some pics. Arrrgh

Nice, glad to hear they arrived in tact and that they were worth the wait!

I've heard the VGTs next to the EMPs myself and thought they blew them away, but of course I'm a bit biased. biggrin.gif

Enjoy them!
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Originally Posted by Dunnar91 View Post

I am about to finish my man cave. 30% video games, 30% movies, 40% Sports viewing. Would the Intimus 4T, 5C, 4BP and Bravus 8A be over kill or would I notice a big difference compared with my old $500 5.1 system?
Rest of my configuration, Panasonic PT AE7000U, Yamaha RX-A820

As for whether that set up would be overkill it depends on your room size, but I don't know if you noticed but we just launched a promo for a 5T set up with 4BPs that is quite the smoking deal and should be a huge upgrade from any home theater in a box system.

I hope that helps!
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Originally Posted by Billy p View Post

Here are some pic's more to follow..I think....just helping out a friend. smile.gif


Fixed it..by switching photos over to image.

Awesome, thanks for posting!

As I mentioned we are running some pretty serious promos for the Intimus line right now, a 4B-4BP set up for $799, a 4T-4BP set up for $999 and a 5T-4BP set up for $1499, check it out:

http://www.aperionaudio.com/special_bp.aspx
post #6047 of 6860
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Originally Posted by tang7969 View Post

Nice little review!!! I have been looking at the Verus Grands lately myself. Notsure if they would be better then my current setup: Energy RC 50's and my center is the RC LCR.. My room is 18x12x7 soI don't know if these would be to much for my room.eek.gif

If you can get 7-8 feet between your sitting position and the speakers then the Verus Grands shouldn't be too much for your room and they should be a significant step up from you have now.

I hope that helps!
post #6048 of 6860
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Originally Posted by tang7969 View Post

Nice little review!!! I have been looking at the Verus Grands lately myself. Notsure if they would be better then my current setup: Energy RC 50's and my center is the RC LCR.. My room is 18x12x7 soI don't know if these would be to much for my room.eek.gif

Energy RC's are no slouch... so it'd be an interesting comparison if you do give the Verus Grand a try.
post #6049 of 6860
If 5C and 6T 's are still available, i'm interested. Inbox me pls. Thanks
post #6050 of 6860
If 6T's and 5C are still available, I'm interested. pls inbox me. Thanks
post #6051 of 6860
Question to all the Aperion owners... I have a dedicated theater room 14 x 19 and am about to purchase a Paradigm 9 S7 setup with Center3 and Surround3... I was thinking about the Verus Grand setup also since its Free shipping both ways and 30 day trial, How do you think the aperions compare to the new paradigms? I use the room for 90% movies and 10% gaming... Any comments are welcome.
post #6052 of 6860
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Originally Posted by Brinfc View Post

Question to all the Aperion owners... I have a dedicated theater room 14 x 19 and am about to purchase a Paradigm 9 S7 setup with Center3 and Surround3... I was thinking about the Verus Grand setup also since its Free shipping both ways and 30 day trial, How do you think the aperions compare to the new paradigms? I use the room for 90% movies and 10% gaming... Any comments are welcome.

You'll likely get as many opinions as there are people responding, Brin.

So, for what it's worth, here's mine. I strongly prefer the clarity and smooth, coherent response of the Verus Grands. I really couldn't stand any Paradigm I've ever heard short of their reference series...and I could take or leave those. I found the Para's to be very boxy sounding (resonant), a bit boomy, and not a good loudspeaker $ value. Plus, with Aperion, you get GREAT, usually personal customer service.
post #6053 of 6860
Well just ordered my VGT's and VGC. Im looking forward to trying them out. Had great service on the phone.
post #6054 of 6860
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Originally Posted by Brinfc View Post

Well just ordered my VGT's and VGC. Im looking forward to trying them out. Had great service on the phone.

You will love them, I have had mine now for a few weeks and I am still in awe. I have had friends over and they do not want to leave as the system sounds so good, we would watch movie after movie, these speakers are incredible.

Let us know what you think when you get them and happy listening
post #6055 of 6860
On a different note: why does Aperion's speaker set up guide show "LFE+Main" for the sub when (for Denon's at least) the Denon AVS forum says to not use LFE+Main?
post #6056 of 6860
I post twice in a row and the board goes "dead"!? cool.gif
post #6057 of 6860
Hi guys. Beleive it or not, I did not read all 202 pages. I'm hoping some owners can help me out. A little background first. I have historically been BIG into home theater. About a year and a half ago I had grown tired of my HT environment, particularly not really liking having a projector (probably a shock to some). I mulled rewiring everything and buying a TV but I also wasn't using the system much for other reasons and instead opted to sell everything off and put the money into my photography hobby. Fast forward and I'm looking to rebuild a much more modest home theater. My previous one was 7.1 based around Gallo Reference 3.1 mains and an IB consisting of 4 15" subs. I'm not looking to spend anywhere near that kind of money. I'm very interested in either the Intimus 5T or Verus Fortes as the mains for a new 5.1 HT.

My problem and question is, my home theater is in a finished basement that is all one room. The room is 24x40, though I have the main seating 12' to 15' back from the screen. I'm concerned a smallish tower speaker won't have the impact, even with a good sub. This is something I experienced in this room previously due I assume to the sheer size. Also, I'm extremely sensitive to "bright" speakers. I'm hoping some owners can chime in about the 5Ts and Verus Fortes in larger rooms. Do they maintain impact or sort of get lost. Do they behave well at higher power levels, which may not result in being very loud in a large room but can cause compression/distortion. Are they generally considered to be on the warmer side?
post #6058 of 6860
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Originally Posted by Wryker View Post

I have a 7.1 Aperion set up and I've had it for a few years and now I"m thinking about 'adding' to it. By "adding" I mean another set of fronts to compliment my 533T's. If I do this I'm wondering what is a better "match": the Verus or Intimus 5T? I know the Intimus 5T's replaced the 533T's but that doesn't mean they are the best 'fit' to add another set of fronts.
Thoughts?
More info on what I have:
2 of: Intimus 533-T Tower Speaker
1 of: Intimus 634-VAC Center Channel Speaker
2 of: Intimus 534-SS Dipole-Bipole Surround Speaker
1 of: Intimus S-10, 10" Powered Subwoofer
So in 'hindsight' I went for 'upgrades' to the sub, center and surrounds but not the fronts! I wonder if I should get the Verus since those replaced the 6T's which match up more to the rest of my system?!

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, the good news is that we've been having a great August in terms of sales but the bad news is it doesn't leave much time for getting over here to post.

In any event, I am not a big fan of two sets of fronts as getting the placement right can be pretty difficult. Also, to my ear the 533-T and the 5T do sound fairly different with the 533 having a bit more emphasis on the highs. If it were me I would go for the Verus Grand Towers and try and sell the 533-Ts to make up some of the price difference between getting 5Ts and the VGTs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wryker View Post

On a different note: why does Aperion's speaker set up guide show "LFE+Main" for the sub when (for Denon's at least) the Denon AVS forum says to not use LFE+Main?

We recommend the LFE+Main setting because if you set your fronts to large and go with the LFE setting the sub will produce no sound, so we say to use the LFE+Main setting to head some folks off at the troubleshooting pass. However, if you are setting your fronts to small then you can use the LFE setting.

I hope that helps!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles J P View Post

Hi guys. Beleive it or not, I did not read all 202 pages. I'm hoping some owners can help me out. A little background first. I have historically been BIG into home theater. About a year and a half ago I had grown tired of my HT environment, particularly not really liking having a projector (probably a shock to some). I mulled rewiring everything and buying a TV but I also wasn't using the system much for other reasons and instead opted to sell everything off and put the money into my photography hobby. Fast forward and I'm looking to rebuild a much more modest home theater. My previous one was 7.1 based around Gallo Reference 3.1 mains and an IB consisting of 4 15" subs. I'm not looking to spend anywhere near that kind of money. I'm very interested in either the Intimus 5T or Verus Fortes as the mains for a new 5.1 HT.
My problem and question is, my home theater is in a finished basement that is all one room. The room is 24x40, though I have the main seating 12' to 15' back from the screen. I'm concerned a smallish tower speaker won't have the impact, even with a good sub. This is something I experienced in this room previously due I assume to the sheer size. Also, I'm extremely sensitive to "bright" speakers. I'm hoping some owners can chime in about the 5Ts and Verus Fortes in larger rooms. Do they maintain impact or sort of get lost. Do they behave well at higher power levels, which may not result in being very loud in a large room but can cause compression/distortion. Are they generally considered to be on the warmer side?

That is indeed a pretty big room and I am pretty confident that the smaller cabinet and 4" drivers of the Verus Forte Tower won't be big enough for that space. The 5Ts do have a slightly larger cabinet and feature 5 inch drivers so they will get you closer to what you need, but I'm still not sure they would be the best fit. They may work out since you aren't sitting too far away at 12-15 feet back and can rely on the direct sound from the speakers, but I do think the ideal choice would be the Verus Grand Towers and Verus Grand center, which may be more than you want to spend.

The 5Ts and 5C can handle plenty of power, I know folks that use 200 watt/channel power amps with them and don't have any issues. As for the tonal quality I think of them as being fairly neutral, but maybe a bit toward the brighter end of the spectrum. In comparison our Verus speakers do sound warmer to me.

But since we have the 30 day risk free in home audition you are certainly welcome to give the 5Ts and 5C a shot and then you can send them back if they end not being enough for the room, thanks!
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The 5Ts and 5C can handle plenty of power, I know folks that use 200 watt/channel power amps with them and don't have any issues.

This made me think of something... I've been experiencing some very bad clipping from somewhere in my front sound-stage. It's either my VGTs, my VGC, or my VGBookshelves (mounted high as front presence).

The clipping only occurs when playing at reference, or near reference levels (0 db, after calibrating the system at 75 db). I know I should probably just disconnect channels until I figure out where it is coming from, but I thought I'd ask the obvious question first...

Should any of these speakers have trouble handling 405 watts/channel? I'm using a sunfire cinema grand signature to drive them.

Thanks!
-Kevin
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What AVR are you using (out of curiosity) and did you change to using that AVR?

AVR is a Yamaha RX-A3000. But, only some of the channels are being driven by that...as I said, I'm using a Sunfire Cinema Grand to drive 5 channels.

This AVR wasn't a change. It was all assembled at one time. It's a full 9.1 system, hence the additional amp.

-Kevin
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