Home Theater Blog

Home Theater Blog

Pulling back the curtain on all things audio… including home theater, wireless
Home Theater 101:  I bought a TV, now what?

Home Theater 101: I bought a TV, now what?

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Mar 20, 2014 | No Comments

At Aperion Audio when I talk with people about putting together a home theater, most can be categorized into two groups.  The first full of people that love audio and have built a nice system for music but now they want to watch movies at home as well.  I’d say that about 10% of our ... more »

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Tube amp or not Tube amp?  That is the question.

Tube amp or not Tube amp? That is the question.

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Mar 12, 2014 | No Comments

From time to time we get calls from our customers asking what amplifier we recommend for a stereo setup.  As the world of two channel components has changed over the years, there are now more options than ever. The most common being one of 3 types: tube amps, solid state amps and hybrids. One of ... more »

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Three ways to make your wireless Christmas tech gifts sound awesome!

Three ways to make your wireless Christmas tech gifts sound awesome!

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Dec 27, 2013 | No Comments

  Christmas has come and gone for another year.  Holiday sales from Black Friday through the end of the year have been crazier than ever, especially for mobile devices and audio/video electronics.   Like many people out there, you’ve probably added some new wireless high tech toys and are excited about learning how to use ... more »

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The Gift of Music:  4 of our Top audio gift ideas

The Gift of Music: 4 of our Top audio gift ideas

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Nov 12, 2013 | No Comments

Holiday season is upon us and it’s time to start thinking about giving.   If you’re like me, there is probably one family member or loved one that is impossible to find the right gift for because they seemingly already have EVERYTHING!   in my opinion, the key to giving a great gift isn’t about ... more »

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5 Common Home Theater Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make.

5 Common Home Theater Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make.

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Oct 14, 2013 | 9 Comments

There’s nothing more exciting that setting up your home theater speakers.  You’ve spent months doing your research to find the perfect components that you need to bring a multiplex home cinema experience to your living room, so don’t take any shortcuts that will compromise their performance.  We’ll cover a few of the most common home theater ... more »

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Streaming Google Music over DLNA

Streaming Google Music over DLNA

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Sep 18, 2013 | One Comment

Hey all you Google Music lovers out there, I have some great news!  There is a new App out for Android called Cast to UPnP/DLNA for Gmusic that lets you stream your Google music in the cloud over DLNA!   Awesome? You bet!  Please let me explain.   Google music is a two part cloud ... more »

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Outdoor Home Theater on a $1K Budget

Outdoor Home Theater on a $1K Budget

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Sep 4, 2013 | No Comments

There’s nothing better than enjoying a summer evening outside with friends and family, so why not stay outside as the evening cools and watch a movie?   Outdoor home theaters seem to really be gaining in popularity in the US and I think that the lower cost and availability of  projectors would have something to ... more »

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Dorm Room Audio Essentials

Dorm Room Audio Essentials

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Aug 14, 2013 | No Comments

It’s almost time for school to start again and as many college students know, having a nice audio system can make dorm life much more enjoyable.  Headphones are great and probably offer the most affordable way to get you great sound on a tight budget, but they’re for your ears only and not practical for ... more »

Tags: Audio Technology, Guru Tips and Tricks, Home Theater Blog, Home Theater Buying Guides, Music
Streaming Audio Guide

Streaming Audio Guide

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Jul 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

The way we listen to music has changed more in the last 10 years than it had in the previous 100 in terms variety and access.  Not only is the library of music available absolutely massive, it’s also all digital, allowing you to listen on your phone or stream to wireless speakers around your home ... more »

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The Battle for your TV

The Battle for your TV

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Jul 25, 2013 | 5 Comments

You’ve probably noticed that there is a battle between a few major companies right now on how to best deliver high quality video content to your TV.   This is great for us home theater speaker folks because we don’t need to constantly worry about our speakers becoming outdated, but we can expect better and ... more »

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Airplay with the Allaire Aris

Airplay with the Allaire Aris

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Jun 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

With our new  Allaire Aris wireless speaker, one of the many advantages is controlling it with your smartphone.   At $374, in addition to our amazing sounding Allaire Aris speaker, you also will receive our wireless card that connects to your home network and is DLNA 1.5 compliant.  Using many of the free DLNA apps ... more »

Tags: Audio Technology, Home Theater, Just for Fun, Music
New Receivers from Marantz

New Receivers from Marantz

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Jun 6, 2013 | No Comments

Aperion Audio has been a long time fan of Marantz receivers.  We have long felt that Marantz receivers bring out some of the best qualities in Aperion speakers, one of those magical combinations that just work so well together.  Marantz will be releasing their new line of receivers this summer and we couldn’t be happier. ... more »

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Sonic Boom for your Buck:  ARIS

Sonic Boom for your Buck: ARIS

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May 21, 2013 | No Comments

Last week I talked about how crucial speaker placement is and how it will largely affect overall sound performance, sound stage and imaging.  The same rules apply for portable or tabletop speakers as well; however this poses a bit of a design challenge.  With placing stereo speakers, we’re using placement and separation of each speaker ... more »

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How to setup your home theater speakers

How to setup your home theater speakers

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May 3, 2013 | 3 Comments

Speaker Placement, Imaging and Soundstage (2 Channel) Today we’re going to quickly talk about home theater speaker set up and listening.   It’s important to realize that other than your speakers, the most important thing determining musical quality is where you place your speakers, and your seating position in relation to those speakers.  Sadly, with little ... more »

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