Aperion Audio make absolutely tremendous home theater gear. Their latest update to the Verus series retains its spot on this list, and with good reason. The new speakers in the SR 42 range have redesigned tweeters and tweaked crossovers, giving them even more crisp detail. This spot on the list was previously held by the Sonar SR Serie, but that’s no longer offered as a package – and really, the SR 42 can go pound for pound with more expensive speaker systems from Sony and Panasonic, below. While we’ve highlighted the SR42 version here, which we think is the best, it also happens to be the most expensive one they offer. However, there are plenty of variations if you want to spend slightly less.
When you pair these speakers with Sonar SR 42, magic happens. Real magic, the kind that leaves your friends’ jaws on the floor. It’s not just the fact that the receiver comes with multiple surround codecs, the ability to expand to much bigger systems, and about all the mod-cons one could possibly ask for; it’s that it has an affinity for these particular speakers that’s nothing short of breathtaking. You will definitely pay for this combination, but it’s a great one, and worthy of a place on this list. We do, however, wish that Aperion had thought to release more specs – it would be good to know the wattage range of the speakers, and their frequencies.
Sonar Media Labs SR-42