Originally Posted by drhjean
I just used the upgrade program to swap my Forte Center for the Grand Center. The Forte is a nice speaker, but it just wasn't providing enough detail. We were still missing some dialog.
The Grand Center is a whole different story. We can hear every word clearly. It balances beautifully with our Grand Bookshelf fronts with an SVS sub. Even the low end sounds better. This was definitely a worthwhile upgrade!
Originally Posted by DreamCatcher
Yes the Grand Center is certainly an upgrade.... to every center speaker I've ever owned... and I've owned more than I care to admit too....
Just taking this beast out of the box was an awe inspiring experience.
Beautiful cherry finish, super fit and finish, great design with it's sloping shape, very solid and heavy, and excellent build quality.
As for the sound.... to be continued....
Awesome, glad to hear you guys are enjoying and a big thanks to DreamCatcher for taking the time to post all the write ups!
Originally Posted by border411
SO I am considering my options for my new den speaker system. My wife and I went to BB and heard the Martin Logan Motion 15's, Motion 8 center, and Motion 4 surrounds and were blown away. I was curious about how they would compare to the VGB's (x2), the VFS (x2) due to size, and the VFC (once again, due to size). The room is 15' long x15' wide x 9' tall. The back is open to the kitchen about halfway. The VFS would be mounted in the corners of the room in the back high up on the walls, the VGB's would be sitting in my bookshelves in the front, and the VFC would be sitting under the TV but on the mantel to my fireplace. All of this is for asthetic reasons (read--clean look and wife approval). Any thoughts or concerns (Hicks...I am looking in your direction!)?
Sure I would put the Verus speakers up against the Motions any day of the week, our ASR tweeter can play lower than the folded tweeter that they use which means that the midrange really opens up since the woofer doesn't have to strain to hit higher frequencies. Also the Kevlar driver that we use gives a bit more accurate response than the aluminum woofer that they use. Finally, the overall build quality with our speakers is better in my opinion, which cuts down on any unwanted vibrations or resonance.
But you don't have to take my word for it, since we have the 30 day trial and we even cover return shipping there really is no risk for you to check them out. Give them a shot and if they don't best the Motions send them back for a full refund.
Originally Posted by Scott Greczkowski
On the recent Home Theater Cruise I won a Aperion 4T Summit Wireless 5.1 Home Theater System in the charity auction. The Aperion guys sent me everything just before the holidays, and I didn't get a chance to play with it until today. Today I spent all day ripping out my old system, all the wiring and old speakers and installed the Summit Wireless system. Getting rid of all those old wires made a huge difference in my setup!
However I am having a problem, and that problem is I can not get the Subwoofer to work. I have tried everything but the green light just keeps blinking on the subwoofer slowly no matter what I do. I have done many factory resets on the Transmitter, I have moved the subwoofer all over my room but still no luck. All the other speakers work fine, so I don't know what to do now.
Anyone have any ideas how I might get this to work? I don't want to have to setup the old system again just to watch the big game tomorrow.
Originally Posted by Scott Greczkowski
And update. I unplugged everything and left it off for awhile. Then plugged everything in and did a factory reset and now the sub woofer is connecting, but its only staying connected for a few seconds at a time. Again moving it around the room has no effect. I have a feeling something is wrong with the subwoofer. Has this happened to anyone else?
Sorry to hear about the trouble with the subwoofer, I would recommend unplugging all of the speakers and then plugging just the towers and subwoofer back in and it will help if the subwoofer is to the side or slightly in front of the towers when you do this. Then plug the transmitter box back in and do a factory reset. You should bring up a 2.1 map, but if you don't or the subwoofer is still dropping off the map please give me a call and we will go from there. If you do get the 2.1 map up and it stays up for more than a few minutes then add the center back in and do a refresh map. That should bring you to a 3.1 map. If that stays up then add the surrounds back in and do another refresh map, which should give you a 5.1 configuration. If you run into problems at any point of that process just give me a call and I'll be happy to assist, thanks!
Originally Posted by pagan97
Hi everyone. i recently purchased a pair of 5Bs, a pair of 4Bs, a 5C, and a Bravus 2 8D sub. I was looking for setup, reviews, or other info on the sub. Does anyone have experiences with this one? Any helpful hints, etc? How does the 8A compare with the new 8D? It seems like the remote, lcd, etc are now gone, but the price is still kinda high. Wondering if I overbought, room is about 16x10. Thanks in advance!
The 8A never had a remote or LCD screen but the 8D did until 2011 when we simplified the design and upped the amplifier power. The 8D is also a passive radiator design while the 8A is ported, so the 8D tends to have a more tighter/more musical quality since there isn't all that air rushing out of the port. Either sub could probably fill that room if it is closed, but I do think the sound quality of the 8D is nice to have over the 8A even in a small room.
Just let me know if you have any other questions, thanks!
Originally Posted by border411
Has anyone compared the Intimus line to the Forte Line? I would like to keep all the speakers in the same line, and the main factor will be based on the dimensions for the center channel. The Intimus 5C is roughly the same size as the Verus Forte Center. Which sounds best based on your experiences? The Verus Grand Center just wont fit in my application.
The main differences between the Verus and Forte lines are the tweeters which is a bit smoother/more natural in the Verus series. The Verus speakers also use Kevlar drivers which are stronger than the fiberglass that the Intimus speakers use, so that gives them a more accurate and detailed sound, but the fiberglass that the Intimus series uses is still a high quality and strong driver material. However I think the differences between the two lines are most apparent for music so since the center is primarily used for home theater I think the 5C gets you pretty close to the Verus Forte Center. If you think you would like a speaker with a little warmer treble though, the Forte Center can help out in that regard.
I hope that helps!