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Aperion Verus Grand Center Channel

Discussion in 'Hardware Lounge' started by Mike B, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    My plan of not using a center channel just changed. I tried it and didn't like it. The dialog suffers with just a little off axis from dead center sweet and for me the dialog is the most important part of the movie.

    So after a little internet surfing I ordered up one of these;

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    https://www.aperionaudio.com/verus-grand-center-channel-speaker-2

    In gloss black of course to match the Mundorfs. Is supposed to be musical sounding and very clear. It's going to sound a little different than the Mundorfs of course, but so will the existing LCC. Same W T/M W design as the LCC which has served me well for a lot of years. And it just looks stunning!

    On sale and I'm a sucker for a good sale - :)
     
  2. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    It arrived an hour ago. Pretty fast, shipped Monday, here today. Portland is pretty close. Packed very well;

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    Very pretty;

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    Very curvy and sexy looking eh? Yes it does have a grill to "doggy proof" it;

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    The only flat surface on the entire speak;

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    Mikey likes it! After lunch I'll hook it up and report how it sounds.
     
  3. Jack

    Jack Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    That is pretty cool Mike, I hope you enjoy the heck out of it. I will look for findings from you. :)
     
  4. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Sexy. One cannot exaggerate how critical the center channel speaker is. I've had a great one, a couple good ones and some bad ones. My current Klipsch one is actually pretty good. My old Gallo one was excellent. I'm excited about my new CC as well.
     
  5. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    This has been my mantra for many years.
     
  6. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    That's the whole reason I bought it, testing showed it was needed. And it had some big shoes to fill indeed;

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    The Adire LCC is a real piece of work. To tell the truth I was a bit concerned that the Verus Grand would fall short. But it held up fine;

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    The sound is very nice, voices are clear and the tone is excellent, "musical" would fit well. Moving around the room showed clear dialog at any position. In other words the audition is over, I'm not sending it back - :)

    These have the same -3dB @ 50 Hz rating as the Mundorfs, so that bodes well too.

    That Tang Band 8 incher just did not work in that spot, but this does just as good (actually a little better me thinks, a little clearer-purer if you will) as the LCC. It's very good right now w/o any break in time at all. Well it's been on 30 minutes so far.

    Imma gonna cook it all night long - :)



    Straight on, no grill;

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  7. Denton

    Denton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    That's a beauty!! I'm due for an upgrade...
     
  8. Shane

    Shane Active Member

    Looks great! Aperion makes some quality stuff.
     
  9. Jack

    Jack Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    One cannot exaggerate how critical the center channel speaker is.

    Yup :2tu:
     
  10. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    If you have a nice center why not show it off? No more hiding behind that cloth grille!

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    5 mm birch ply stained ebony and finished with satin poly. Raised up and angled up too;

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    Sounds better too, even more clarity and definition - :)
     
  11. RJ

    RJ Member

    I really like that! Looks good, and I like the built in tilt you put in it.
     

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