Hey guys sorry I've fallen behind again but the good news is we just hired a new guru this week which will free me up to post more regularly here, thanks for everyone's patience!
Originally Posted by finsup
Will you speak to some of the questions regarding whether Aperion will flesh out the rest of the Verus Grand line (dipole surrounds and a sub)?
The Verus Surrounds are designed to work with both the Forte and Grand lines. If we were to do a six inch driver surround it would be pretty big and the cost would probably be around the $900 mark per pair or so, which probably wouldn't make it very popular. The Verus Subwoofer is an idea that we have kicked around quite a bit. I myself have advocated for it as you aren't the first to ask about it, but it's kind of gotten stalled in development. I will suggest that we try and get it moving, but I can't make any promises. For now I do think the Bravus 1D makes a great match for the Verus Grand systems. If we were to make a Verus sub what features would you like to see? Thanks!
Originally Posted by Terrell78
Had a question about Aperion speakers. I'm planning my dedicated build as we speak which is 13x19x8 give or take a couple inches. I'm planning on getting a Denon 2112 receiver if it matters.
Trying to keep to a semi budget what is the benefit of either the Versus Grand bookshelf compared to the 4T towers since they are about the same price?
Similarly what's the difference between the 5T and Versus Forte bookshelf speakers since they are about the same price as well considering them for satellites?
The Verus Grand Bookshelf vs. the 4T is a bit of a quality vs. quantity match up in my opinion. With the VGB you'll get the radiator tweeter which offers lower distortion rates, especially at higher volumes and plays a bit smoother than the Intimus tweeter. The Kevlar driver in the Verus series is also stronger than fiberglass in the Intimus so it has a faster response and tighter sound. Having said that, since the 4T is a much larger speaker with an extra driver, it will give you deeper bass, a fuller midrange and the ability to fill a larger room. The last point is the one I would hone in on, if you have a small room say around 15X15 then I would be thinking about the VGB, if the room is large 20X20 or better than I would be thinking about the 4T.
I think you probably mean the 5B and not the 5T for your second question, but all of the same general differences between the Intimus and Verus lines that went through above would still apply. The 5B is also larger than the Verus Forte Satellite and uses a 5.25" driver instead of the 4" used by the Verus Forte Satellite. So it will give you more bass and a fuller sound through the midrange too. But honestly for movies/TV in the surround position that won't be a big difference unless the speaker is far away from your sitting position, say over 10 feet.
I hope that helps!
Originally Posted by 9179mhb
Will Aperion ever offer subwoofers with a real cherry-wood veneer to compliment its Verus speakers with cherry enclosures?
We used to make cherry subs but they never sold as well as the black finish and a lot of folks just tuck them away near corners where you don't see them anyway, so at least for now we are going to stick with just the black finish subs.
The Verus speakers do have the black baffle which matches the subs, so I don't think it's all that much of a mismatch myself.