Hello Todd, My first post here, but i've been lurking and trying to learn all I can, when I have time. I'm not very knowledgeable as of yet, so I may say or ask some not so intelligent questions. You mentioned comparing the SVS towers to Aperion but I haven't seen where you directly commented on this. I'd love to know how you'd compare the Verus 3 (I realized you reviewed the Verus 2 but would like your best assessment based on specs/news of the 3 which I would assume to be slightly better than the 2?) to the SVS Ultra tower when in two channel mode for music. (I will also be using for H/T but music is my priority for choosing mains/towers). I have a budget I'm trying to stay within and want to start from scratch building the best system I can. I'm also looking at the RBH 55-E and Axiom M100's. I heard the SVS Ultra's briefly at a demo done at a nearby A/V store and thought the bottom wasn't as tight and accurate as I'd hoped, but realize this could have been the setup or acoustics. They were mainly showing off H/T capabilities but they did run them with no subs in two channel mode, but only for a few moments because most people there wanted to hear robots slamming their feet onto a car. I'd have love to have heard more music but just didn't have the opportunity. I was outnumbered by a huge margin, but it was still a cool event and I really enjoyed the only factory audio demo I've ever been to. I'll be pairing whatever I get with two subs, most likely being the SB 4000 or SB Ultra 16's. I want to get the most accurate, best sounding fronts I can for well under $3K, if possible. I realize the M100's are 3 grand but don't want to do that unless I feel it's my best bet which in turn will probably put my surrounds on the backburner for a while. As I side note, I'm willing to go with very high power for the mains and am seriously considering class D for all channels or maybe just the mains and run the rest off a Marantz receiver, for instance. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. I read a lot of contradictions online and it can become confusing and frustrating.