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Aperion Audio Intimus System D Speaker System Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 September 2004
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Aperion Audio Intimus System D Speaker System
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The Downside
A potential downside for these speakers is the need to supply AC to the front towers. This is not a huge deal if you are doing new construction, because you can route the AC cable under the floor or at least make convenient provisions. Those who are doing a retrofit upgrade may find that there are no power outlets nearby and consider this something of a pain. I must note that there are several well-known speaker manufacturers that require AC power, including MartinLogan, Definitive Technology and others. As pointed out above, the powered woofers in the towers require AC to drive their internal subwoofers.

Aperion’s finishes are currently limited to cherry and black. This will be limiting to a number of prospective buyers, but keep in mind that limited options help facilitate the lower costs and greater value to the consumer. For many, these finish options are sufficient. The surrounds were monopole speakers. I feel that Aperion could offer a bipole/dipole surround speaker to make an even better sound in a room like mine. Aperion mentioned that they will have a bipole/dipole speaker coming this month for $490/pair.

With Aperion Audio’s system of direct sales to the consumer, the company can offer a great-sounding speaker at impressively reduced prices. With the consumer having the ability to audition the speakers for 30 days free of charge, it is hard to argue against giving them a try if they are in your price class. With an easy to use web site and knowledgeable technical staff to help guide you to the right system for your application and budget, Aperion should be considered for your next purchase. I wish more manufacturers supported the premise that auditioning is the best way to truly know what speakers are the best-sounding ones for your particular room and electronics. Without question, this speaker package performed well. They are legitimate contenders for those who want big league sound at a budget price. I felt the Aperion package performed above its price point in many ways, making them a solid buy.

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