Yesterday I wrote that the TEAC Reference Series products set a benchmark for value at RMAF 2010 that I thought I would be hard pressed to find competition for. Well, folks, today I found the best value of the show, bar none.
The Aperion Audio Verus Grand line of loudspeakers was, without question, the best deal I saw at the show. These speakers are simply amazing for what they offer. The
Of course, looks and specs only begin to tell the story. When I sat down to listen, that's when I knew these were the real deal. The cut that I listened to was supplied by a gentleman attending the show: an instrumental piece with deep bass, lots of high-frequency energy thanks to some well-recorded synthesizers, and an upbeat tempo that would surely give some speakers fits due to driver congestion. Not so the Aperions. The
The bottom line here is that the Versus Grand Tower would be a good bargain at $5000 a pair. It would compete well with products that I've seen at that price point and I'm sure it would win in some head-to-head matchups. At half that price, $2500 per pair, they would be a steal, undercutting in price most of what's out there, and not by a small margin. The most amazing thing is that they’re priced at just $1798 per pair, which floored me when I first heard it. I thought they must have meant each, so I double-checked. That's for a pair! Hopefully you'll now begin to sense how truly exceptional these speakers are in terms of value for what you get and understand why I’m so excited by them. What's more, they come with a ten-year warranty, double what most speakers have, even the ones that cost tens of thousands of dollars. Without question,