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Aperion Verus Grand Loudspeaker System Conclusion

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Verus_logo001.jpgAt just over $3k for a 5.0 system and an extra grand for a the Bravus II 12D sub, the Aperion Audio Verus Grand speakers are not an impulse buy. But they're not meant to be. Aperion has attempted to put together the very best speakers they can for the least amount of money. I have to say, unequivocally, they've succeeded. The Verus Grand Towers image as good if not better than any speaker I've ever experienced (sans electrostats). The Verus Grand Center is a joy to experience and makes a huge difference with listening to multichannel content. Our in-room and manufacturers measurements of the speakers are remarkably similar showing that not only has Aperion created a speaker that can measure well in a lab, but can do so in a real world environment. With Aperion's free shipping and 30 day in home audition with free return shipping if you don't like them, well, you've really got nothing to lose. Except for $3k because there is no way you're sending these back.

The Aperion Audio Verus Grand Loudspeaker System has redefined, for me, value in high end, which is why they earned the Audioholics coveted 2010 Product of the Year Award. These are the speakers to beat and will likely send many of their competitors back to the drawing boards, or in their cases, their engineering sound labs.   Highly Recommended!

Aperion Audio Verus Grand Speakers
$3095 (5.0 system)
$899/each (Towers)
$699/each (Center)
$299/each (Bookshelf)
$999/each (Bravus II 12D sub)

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About Aperion Audio
Aperion Audio, a direct-to-consumer maker of award-winning home theater audio products, is focused on ensuring customers enjoy a lifetime of great sound. The company’s primary storefront, AperionAudio.com, is a fun and informative home-audio shopping destination backed by "Home Theater Gurus" who provide generous support before and after purchase. At Aperion Audio, everyone from newbies to audiophiles can get the help they need to research and select an exceptional home theater speaker system or upgrade for their home audio environment. For more information, visit AperionAudio.com or call 888-880-8992.

The Score Card

The scoring below is based on each piece of equipment doing the duty it is designed for. The numbers are weighed heavily with respect to the individual cost of each unit, thus giving a rating roughly equal to:

Performance × Price Factor/Value = Rating

Audioholics.com note: The ratings indicated below are based on subjective listening and objective testing of the product in question. The rating scale is based on performance/value ratio. If you notice better performing products in future reviews that have lower numbers in certain areas, be aware that the value factor is most likely the culprit. Other Audioholics reviewers may rate products solely based on performance, and each reviewer has his/her own system for ratings.

Audioholics Rating Scale

  • StarStarStarStarStar — Excellent
  • StarStarStarStar — Very Good
  • StarStarStar — Good
  • StarStar — Fair
  • Star — Poor
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Dynamic RangeStarStarStarStarStar
Fit and FinishStarStarStarStar
PerformanceStarStarStarStarhalf-star
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Recent Forum Posts:

AcuDefTechGuy posts on May 26, 2014 09:30
herbu, post: 1034045
Plus, the new Aperions @ $799 won't sound as good as mine because mine were $1k.
How the speaker sounds is connected to all of our senses and emotions - how we feel, remember, see, know, what others say, etc.

They need to come out with a $20,000 flagship speaker. Then they will earn the high-end status and only then will they sound as good.
herbu posts on May 26, 2014 06:39
AcuDefTechGuy, post: 1034013
I don't think they'll sound any better than your system.
Plus, the new Aperions @ $799 won't sound as good as mine because mine were $1k.
AcuDefTechGuy posts on May 25, 2014 19:00
ousooner2, post: 1034001
I wonder how these sound vs. the EMP e55ti. They're a tad more than 2x the price ($700/pr vs. $1600/pr). They both use the MTM configuration at the top with a midwoofers at the bottom (2 on the Aperion's vs. 3 on the EMP's; the Aperion's are likely nicer, more xmax/xmech, etc though)

I've always thought the Aperion Verus Grand Towers looked AMAZING. Love the curve and style.

I don't think they'll sound any better than your system. That's how I feel.
ousooner2 posts on May 25, 2014 16:00
I wonder how these sound vs. the EMP e55ti. They're a tad more than 2x the price ($700/pr vs. $1600/pr). They both use the MTM configuration at the top with a midwoofers at the bottom (2 on the Aperion's vs. 3 on the EMP's; the Aperion's are likely nicer, more xmax/xmech, etc though)

I've always thought the Aperion Verus Grand Towers looked AMAZING. Love the curve and style.
UNCMT9 posts on May 24, 2014 13:08
Verus towers on sale for $799 each right now…
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