Originally Posted by darthray
I guess I should too
First my equipment
Onkyo PRS886 audio pre-amp (Audessey set all the aperion speakers at full range and I change them to 80Hz)
Outlaw 7700 power-amp
2 Outlaw 2200 power-amp for 2 butt-kickers (control by a Velodyne SMS for volume control)
Oppo BD103 blu-ray player
2 SVS PB13 Ultra for sub (set at 20Hz)
aperion VGT(x2), VGC and VGB (x4 for surronds)
JVC RS45/X30 projector
Carada BW 114" screen
Bluejeans balance cables
Good but basic room accoustic
As you can see, I became a firm believer of ID companys
They offer a superior product for the money and they do have to work hard at it since most people prefer a very well knowed brand.
And some of them make it to big magazine and this is how I found out about aperion.
First, I have been verry happy with my 7 DIY speakers.
Never had the need or the want to change them.
Then after a new line of speaker wish I have no doubth that are very good got reviews and got compare to the aperion got me to do some readind on line.
Went to their site and start reading very good reviews from pro-review and compare them agains names worth a lots more money (2 to 5 time more).
I got very curious and decided, it was time for a change.
After lots of e-mail back and forward with aperion I knew their customer service is just as good as all the above mention ID companies.
So I did put my order ($5150 after taxes, duties and exchange).
Was it worth it?
YES, I think I got 10% better sound (It come to a point that sometime to get 2-5% is difficult without spending a lot more).
aperion did that for me.
Outstanding finish (mine are the black satin) and the sound is so clear and clean (my wife said that I am playing the movies louder, I guess loud is good as long as it it clean).
Lots of details (beware they do not forgive bad recordind as my previous DIY, if it's there, the speakers will play them. i.e. you will hear the microphone on some recording)
L & R were so easy to set-up, I put my 2 VGT at the same angle as my previous set-up and sounded perfect (either pure luck or they are very very forgiving due the phase plug design [real phase plug]).
L to R or R to L going through the center was perfect to my ears.
Details on the bookshelf as surronds was creepy (in a good way since I came from Bi-poles side surronds).
This review is more about back ground and history since I do not have the proper word to describe as how good they sound.
I did got rid of all shipping boxes within a week if as a point of how much I do Love them.
I just hope this help a few people, just like all previous members took the time the time to help fellow members and the ones just cruising the net.
Peoples like you, make does smaller company strive and us reap from the benifit of paying less for a superior product.
P.S. Sorry about, all bad ponctuation and spelling, since English is a second language.