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November 26, 2011 at 11:57 am #204
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I am thinking about buying a home theater system and the way our
living room is setup we cannot really have any speaker wire since it
would have to run up a wall or over the floor.  I have never been
impressed with wireless systems and was curious if anyone has these and
what they think of them. 

Also, does the zona home audio link system work with this system?

I
have read about aperion audio in a magazine and I have been
contemplating purchasing and one question I have also had is what
receiver to people buy to run these systems.  The wireless system looks
like it doesn't need a receiver but if I was to purchase the Versus
Forte Tower it does not look like it comes with a receiver to run the
system. 

 I am just looking for some insight into these speakers and aperion in general.

 Mike

November 29, 2011 at 6:51 pm #1601
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Jason Hicks

[quote user="mikedahammer"]

I am thinking about buying a home theater system and the way our
living room is setup we cannot really have any speaker wire since it
would have to run up a wall or over the floor.  I have never been
impressed with wireless systems and was curious if anyone has these and
what they think of them. 

Also, does the zona home audio link system work with this system?

I
have read about aperion audio in a magazine and I have been
contemplating purchasing and one question I have also had is what
receiver to people buy to run these systems.  The wireless system looks
like it doesn't need a receiver but if I was to purchase the Versus
Forte Tower it does not look like it comes with a receiver to run the
system. 

 I am just looking for some insight into these speakers and aperion in general.

 Mike[/quote]

Hello and welcome to the forum!

It's a new product and I don't know how many folks that have it post here, but I can say that it definitely is a big step up from the previous generation of wireless speakers in terms of sound quality.  But that's why we give you the 30 day trial, so you can try it out and decide for yourself if it is right for you.  

No the Zona Wireless speakers are not compatible with the Summit System and are intended to be used either on their own or in conjunction with an A/V receiver and other wired speakers. 

That's right, the Summit System does not require a receiver.  For the Verus Forte Towers it depends on how big of a room you want to put them into and your typical listening levels, but for most folks a receiver in the vicinity of 120 watts/channel or so.

I hope that helps but please let me know if you have any other questions, thanks!  

 

 

December 1, 2011 at 8:21 am #747
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Thank you for the reply.  I am aware of the 30 days but I just hate to waste aperion's time and money and was hoping to get some more insight from people who have heard and used both setups.  I wish I lived closer where I could hear the speakers and play with both types before purchase.  I guess I could also buy both setups at the same time and return one but again I hate to do that. 

Can you tell me if the wireless Intimus speakers are the same as the hardwired Intimus speakers?  I am just trying to figure out if the wireless speakers are inferior to the hardwired one.  Also, how many watts does the wireless speakers get pushed at (I assume there is a mini amp in each wireless speaker)? 

 

 

 

December 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm #748
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I am not considering getting a nice setup with out the surround components as those are the hardest get set up in my living room due to running wires.  I was thinking about maybe two versus grand towers and a bravus IIa 12D sub woofer.  I wonder if that is overkill.

 

Also I have another question on the ZONA wireless.  I really like that you can use the usb / av adapter to stream music since a majority of my music is on some sort of computer/electronic device.  Is it possible to use the ZONA wireless transmitter and hook it up to receiver so music can be streamed on speakers wired into the receiver?  I know it is a fairly basic question but I cannot seem to find the answer to this.    

December 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm #1603
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Jason Hicks

[quote user="mikedahammer"]

Thank you for the reply.  I am aware of
the 30 days but I just hate to waste aperion's time and money and was
hoping to get some more insight from people who have heard and used both
setups.  I wish I lived closer where I could hear the speakers and play
with both types before purchase.  I guess I could also buy both setups
at the same time and return one but again I hate to do that. 

Can
you tell me if the wireless Intimus speakers are the same as the
hardwired Intimus speakers?  I am just trying to figure out if the
wireless speakers are inferior to the hardwired one.  Also, how many
watts does the wireless speakers get pushed at (I assume there is a mini
amp in each wireless speaker)? 

[/quote]

 

Correct, the Summit Wireless speakers are all active and each has its own amp.  That does make the bass a bit punchier when compared to their wired counterparts and you get a little overall fuller sound because they are biamped. 

Here are the amp specs:

4B:  58 watts to the woofer and 73 watts to the tweeeter

4T:  73 watts to both woofers and 73 watts to the tweeter

5C:  58 watts to the woofer, 30 watts to the mid and 35 watts to the tweeter, this speaker is tri-amped. 

8A sub:  195 watt amp. 

[quote user="mikedahammer"]

I am not considering getting a nice setup with out the surround components as those are the hardest get set up in my living room due to running wires.  I was thinking about maybe two versus grand towers and a bravus IIa 12D sub woofer.  I wonder if that is overkill.

 Also I have another question on the ZONA wireless.  I really like that you can use the usb / av adapter to stream music since a majority of my music is on some sort of computer/electronic device.  Is it possible to use the ZONA wireless transmitter and hook it up to receiver so music can be streamed on speakers wired into the receiver?  I know it is a fairly basic question but I cannot seem to find the answer to this.    

[/quote]

It depends on what you are trying to accomplish and your room size as to whether it will be overkill.  The Verus Grand Towers are our top of the line speaker and if you will be sitting at least 6-7 feet from them will outpeform all of our other speakers, especially in terms of music reproduction.  The 12D will play deeper than our other subs in any size room, but I think it is once you are in a room that is 20'X20' or larger that you really start to need a subwoofer of its capabilities.  

Yes, the Zona speakers come with a USB to AC power adapter.  So if you are connecting them to an AVR without a USB input, connect the AC power adapter to a wall outlet and then use the 1/8" input on the transmitter to connect the transmitter to the receiver's pre outs via the included 1/8" to RCA cable. 

December 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm #749
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thank you sooooo much Jason you have been very responsive and helpful.  I hope Santa is good to me.

December 1, 2011 at 6:44 pm #1604
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Jason Hicks

[quote user="mikedahammer"]thank you sooooo much Jason you have been very responsive and helpful.  I hope Santa is good to me.
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Glad I could help out, just let me know if you have any other questions and we look forward to you joining the family! [8-|]

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