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Question Aperion Audio vs Klipsch 7.2.4 setups

I am building out a new living room setup, and am wanting a nice 7.2.4 system. Currently I am eyeballing the Klipsch RP-8060FA 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos Home Theater System and the Aperion Audio Verus III Atmos System 7.2.4. Prices are virtually identical. Has anyone cross-shopped or cross-listened to these systems? I will be doing about 70% movie watching and 30% video game playing. I plan on driving with a Denon AVR-X6500H. Would love any thoughts or recommendations! Thanks!
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I am building out a new living room setup, and am wanting a nice 7.2.4 system. Currently I am eyeballing the Klipsch RP-8060FA 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos Home Theater System and the Aperion Audio Verus III Atmos System 7.2.4. Prices are virtually identical. Has anyone cross-shopped or cross-listened to these systems? I will be doing about 70% movie watching and 30% video game playing. I plan on driving with a Denon AVR-X6500H. Would love any thoughts or recommendations! Thanks!
Up firing speakers (atmos enabled) generally don't work very well. You'd be far better off to get something like the SVS Prime elevation speakers (or Klipsch equivalent) and mount them as front/rear heights or as heights on the L/R of the listening position(s).

What speakers are in the Aperion package? Are you going with each manufacturer's subwoofers?

You should definitely pass on Aperion subs and probably pass on the Klipsch subs unless it's their 15" model at a substantial discount.

IMO for your use the Klipsch will probably be a little more dynamic and lively which to me is a benefit for movies and games.
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Up firing speakers (atmos enabled) generally don't work very well. You'd be far better off to get something like the SVS Prime elevation speakers (or Klipsch equivalent) and mount them as front/rear heights or as heights on the L/R of the listening position(s).

What speakers are in the Aperion package? Are you going with each manufacturer's subwoofers?

You should definitely pass on Aperion subs and probably pass on the Klipsch subs unless it's their 15" model at a substantial discount.

IMO for your use the Klipsch will probably be a little more dynamic and lively which to me is a benefit for movies and games.
Thanks! The Aperion package has in-ceiling speakers instead of the up-firing Klipsch towers. However that also means I need to cut holes in the ceiling and run wires (which for me is going to mean hiring someone) so... pros and cons. I think there is an alternative Klipsch package with elevation speaker options.


The Aperion package is: 2x Versus III Grand Tower Hybrid 12D, Versus III Grand center, 2x Versus III grand Bookshelf speaker, 2x Versus Surround Dipole/Bipole, 2x Bravus II 12D subs, 4x 8" in ceiling speakers.

What subs would you recommend over the Klipsch and Aperions?

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Thanks! The Aperion package has in-ceiling speakers instead of the up-firing Klipsch towers. However that also means I need to cut holes in the ceiling and run wires (which for me is going to mean hiring someone) so... pros and cons. I think there is an alternative Klipsch package with elevation speaker options.


The Aperion package is: 2x Versus III Grand Tower Hybrid 12D, Versus III Grand center, 2x Versus III grand Bookshelf speaker, 2x Versus Surround Dipole/Bipole, 2x Bravus II 12D subs, 4x 8" in ceiling speakers.

What subs would you recommend over the Klipsch and Aperions?

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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.
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Actually I think the Klipsch speakers look better (the copper woofers standout nicely against black), but that's just me.

I worry that if I try to piece a system together part by part that's a DEEP rabbit hole to run down. If it's really the only way to go I'm open to it, but I wish there was a good system I can just get... I will check out the sub brands, thank you!
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I can build a similar SVS system for similar price. but honestly I don't know SVS or Aperion brands/reputations very much.
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Klipsch is the better choice. You can get it discounted by a dealer.

If you can build subs, do it.

Inceiling speakers are infinitely better than upfiring.

Leave it at 8 ohms and call it a day :)
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I can build a similar SVS system for similar price. but honestly I don't know SVS or Aperion brands/reputations very much.
Both offer generous in home trial periods with SVS covering shipping both ways on everything, not sure if Aperion covers shipping both ways on the larger items.

If you like the convenience and peace of mind of one stop shopping then SVS would be a good place to go. A setup of Prime Pinnacle towers Ultra center and surrounds and Prime elevation speakers for Atmos- they work nearly as well as in ceiling speakers and no need to cut any holes.

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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...



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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.

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Thanks very much for all the feedback!!! I'm currently leaning toward building an SVS based system, although am still debating if I should do ceiling speakers or elevation speakers for the Atmos.

FWIW: I won't be listening to music on this system pretty much at all, just for movies and video games.
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