Paradigm vs. Aperion Audio


I own some Paradigm Studio 20 v.2's that I absolutely love. I was wondering the general opinion is of Aperion Audio? They just released the 632 bookshelf speakers which are supposed to be about the same specs at the Studio 20's. I found very few reviews of Aperion speakers in general (aside from audioreview and cnet etc) Thanks guys
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I own Aperion Audio for my HT set-up and I love them! I heard the new 632 bookshelfs at the HE show and they were impressive for the price! I've never been impressed with Paradigm, so I would easily choose or recommend Aperion as a superior to them at the price point, but that's just my personal opinion.

The great thing with Aperion is their 30-day MBG where they even eat shipping both ways if you are not satisfied! The only thing you have to lose is your time. I took them up on it a year ago with a full 522 set-up with their Powered Towers as mains. I was impressed and have been a happy owner ever since!

If you'd like more of my thoughts on Aperion, please feel free to email me!
06-07-05: Jh2os wrote:
"I own Aperion Audio for my HT set-up and I love them! I heard the new 632 bookshelfs at the HE show and they were impressive for the price! I've never been impressed with Paradigm, so I would easily choose or recommend Aperion as a superior to them at the price point, but that's just my personal opinion."

Of course, some of us (me included) strongly hold the very opposite opinion. However, the specs mean little and you should listen to both yourself. Aperion's more-than-reasonable return policy should permit you to reach the conclusion right for you.
Soundstage "Reviewers choice" liked the Paradigm's

http://www.hometheatersound.com/equipment/paradigm_studio20v3_cc470v3_adp470v3_seismic12.htm

I heard a pair of Amperions at my friends place. They didn't blow me away by any means. The finish was nice. Specs don't mean a whole lot, so don't go by that. I have never heard the Paradigm's so I don't have a good reference for comparison.

If you are building a HT, then stick with the same manufacture for all speakers.
Thanks for the responses guys! Keep em coming! :)
Don't know anything about the 632. Still have a pair of Aperion 502b's in one of my systems. The 502's really are a midrange speaker, that ignored the extreme highs and lows and concentrated on the vital midrange.

On certain tracks the midrange comes surprisingly close to my $3000 Focus Audio FS688's!
I have a pair of Monitor 7's and their 10 inch sub - very musical. I listened much further up the food chain and finally decided that $5000. (or an extra $3500.) was not enough to justify the extra 5% of listening. When paired with a good amp like my Cary Rocket 88 I really feel they have more going for them than the Joseph Audio's I heard paired with an Arcam FMJ A23.
Thanks guyse for the help!