Originally Posted by Kini62
That Aperion setup is really nice. Much better looking, real wood veneer, a better center channel etc... Depending on your tastes it's probably a much better music setup too.
For subs, depending on budget, JTR, Rythmik, SVS, Deep Sea Sound, Funk Audio, PSA, HSU are the main sources for most here.
I agree with this, FWIW. You didn't indicate music usage but I generally prefer a dome or ribbon tweeter over a brighter horn, particularly a klipsch horn, but that's certainly a matter of personal preferance...
Completely agree regarding the imput you received about subs... the general advice on here will be to go to a "subwoofer specialist" for your sub, and not buy one from a "speaker manufacturer" like Klipsch or Polk or other... SVS makes speakers, and SVS speakers are well reviewed, but SVS's bread-and-butter is/was subs, so they would be viewed differently in this discussion. I have an SVS sub in my basement and a Rythmik in my living room, FWIW...
Originally Posted by modoc
I can build a similar SVS system for similar price. but honestly I don't know SVS or Aperion brands/reputations very much.
They're both good and reputable internet-direct brands, as is Ascend Acoustics. Elac and RBH are also reputable brands that hit this price point and are known to be very good price-to-performance.
Living Room: Sony x940E; Denon x4400h; Ascend Sierra RAAL Tower L/R's and 2EX center, Ascend HTM-200SE Rears, Rythmik F25 sub. NVidia Shield, ATV4k, OPPO UDP-203, CCA.
Basement: Samsung PN58B650 & LN-T4065F (x2); Onkyo TX-NR809; JBL Studio 530 L/R's, SVS PB-1000 sub. NVidia Shield (x2), Windows Desktop, CCA, Pi running Ropieee.