Sure thing Asere!
These are definitely fantastic speakers... as for the comparison between Aperion vs SVS, I'll be able to give you my honest assessment in about 2 weeks. Yes, the SVS Atmos system review is finally underway!
I can tell you this... if you're looking for a very refined sounding two-channel experience – something with a sound that likes to remove itself from he picture – then Aperion is a great choice. I have a ton of respect for Aperion's effort and appreciate the experience their speaker delivers. As I said in the review, I've had a ton of fun listening to music with the Verus II Towers. Great sound stage with depth and width... and the sound didn't feel forced across highs, mids, and lows. Add to that, the Verus II's stunning looks and the free trial period, and you have a speaker that's easy to recommend!
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.