Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice
You can't just look at the frequency specs. The Verus Grand bookshelf has a single 5 inch midbass driver. The Verus Grand tower has two 5 inch midbasses, as well as two 6 inch woofers. With both running to only 80Hz the tower will have a significant advantage just by dint of the cone area. But as fully half the size of the cabinet is there to allow the 6 inchers to work to 45Hz it's wasted space, and money, if they're only being used to 80Hz.
It would be interesting if Aperion offered both a tower and a bookshelf at $999, but they don't. I expect that the $799 Verus Grand Center with two 6 inch midbasses would at least equal the tower above 80Hz, though there's no way to be sure, as Aperion doesn't post the data necessary to make that determination. It's odd that Aperion doesn't make a vertical version of the 2x6 center, as it would be a far better performer than the 1x5 bookshelf model.
I agree about you can't only look at the specification and I also said "you gain just a little in the mid/bass, not much" with towers.
As you said "It's odd that Aperion doesn't make a vertical version of the 2x6 center, as it would be a far better performer than the 1x5 bookshelf model."(also better in my book).
If they had such a better bookshelf, I would have got 4 of them for my surronds duty.
And still went the towers as main.
If there was such a bookshelf, I would got the towers for look since the towers are fairly slim.
By the time you add a stand for the Bookshelf, the towers take the same floor space.
The tower are slim, nice finish and look good.
Also got some very good reviews (the best? No, but there is always something better).
For the look thing;
If you look at the picture of my theater (show you speaker thread).
I have spend a lot of money for it, outriggers from
even the center speaker stand
DIY speaker cable cheap to made (unless your try half a dozen combination of wires, sleeve and cable pants, like I did) not sound wise, but look only.
So for me the towers was a no brainer, even it was a slight improvement of sound with their current offering of bookshelf.