• At $299 each you'll be hard pressed to find a better looking or
better built monitor loudspeaker than the Verus Grand Bookshelf from
Aperion Audio. Tell your audiophile friends you spent more than you did
for they would have no reason not to believe you.
• Even though its driver compliment may seem minimal and its materials
a bit basic, the Verus Grand Bookshelf's sound is anything but,
possessing ample amounts of audiophile goodness that should make any
• For those of you who like to bi-wire or better yet bi-amp your
speakers, the Verus Grand Bookshelf will accommodate with their two
sets of five-way binding posts, something not commonly found on
affordable monitor speakers.
• When mated to higher end components, you'll be amazed at just how
much better the Verus Grand Bookshelf speakers will sound, for when
treated right they compete with loudspeakers costing double and in some
instances three times as much.
• While the term bookshelf may sound appealing, to get the most from Verus Grand Bookshelf loudspeakers you're going to want to place them
on stands - especially if you're using them as stereo mains in a
two-channel or home theater system. Adding stands of any variety means
more money; however Aperion Audio sells some elegant stands for the
Verus bookshelf speakers for $47 each.
• You'll have to mate the Verus Grand Bookshelf to at least a single
subwoofer to match its floorstanding brethren's low frequency
performance. Luckily Aperion Audio offers the Bravus 8A subwoofer at
$299, which should fit the bill nicely in moderately sized rooms.
Competition and Comparisons
At $299 each there are a number of bookshelf/monitor loudspeakers that
square off against the Verus Grand Bookshelf. Paradigm's Mini Monitor
loudspeaker is one such speaker as is their Studio 20 v.5 loudspeaker, which is a bit more at $798 a pair but then again it does outperform
the Verus Grand Bookshelf.
Another competitor would have to be Polk Audio's newly redesigned
RTiA Series, specifically the RTiA3 bookshelf speaker at $400 a pair. PSB's new
is also a notable competitor at $495 a pair.
For more on bookshelf speakers including the latest news and reviews
please visit Home Theater Review's Bookshelf Speaker page.
For just under $600 a pair and sold direct via their own website, the
Aperion Audio Verus Grand Bookshelf loudspeakers are an absolute
delight for they have a finish indicative of Revel Salon2s
with a sound equal in tone and musicality to their costlier siblings,
the Verus Grand Towers. While they need a subwoofer or two to go
full-range and require stands to sound their best, the Verus Grand
Bookshelf loudspeakers are still a value leader and among the best in
• Read more bookshelf speaker reviews from Home Theater Review's staff.
• Explore subwoofer options in our Subwoofer Review section.
• Find an amplifier to pair with the Verus Grand bookshelf speaker.