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Audioholics Consumer Excellence 2013 Award for the ARIS Wireless Speaker
Allaire™ ARIS® Speaker System

Allaire™ ARIS® Speaker System

We had a chance to listen to the Allaire ARIS Wireless Speaker system at our 2012 Audioholicd GTG, and were impressed with its sound quality and functionality. Featuring dual 1" tweeters, two active 4" drives, and two 4" passive radiators, it can put out some good sound. It has a 3.5mm jack so basically anything can hook up. But it's the upgradable wireless card that makes this unit truly unique. Unlike most wireless speaker systems, the ARIS is designed for Windows. For those people on the Microsoft ecosystem or with a new Windows 8 tablet, this is the speaker for you. For those with Android or iOS devices, the ARIS work with DLNA, so you're in luck too. Aperion's DLNA app allows you to stream content stored on your network to the ARIS . Here's the only drawback, the $297 base price does not include the wireless card. Instead, the unit has to be hardwired to your network with an Ethernet cable. The wireless card is an extra $77.

-- Audioholics, July 2013

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Audioholics Reviews the Bravus II 12D
Bravus II 12D Powered Subwoofer

Bravus II 12D Powered Subwoofer

“Sonically the 12D performs. Aesthetically in my opinion it is hands down the best looking subwoofer I have seen for under $1,000. The gloss piano black finish is beautiful, the dual recessed grilles give a symmetric appearance and the Aperion badging is classy. If there were a rating for spousal acceptance the 12D would get the top marks easily.”

"At $899 delivered the Aperion Bravus II 12D is very reasonably priced, but not the cheapest subwoofer around. It is small, but not the smallest, not the loudest, or the deepest extending subwoofer around either, but what it does offer is a compelling mix of size, looks, output and price, not found in this particular combination very often. Aperion has produced a real contender in the small sub market. Highly recommended."

- Josh Ricci, Audioholics.com, November 2012

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Sound+Vision Review of the ARIS Wireless Speaker for Windows
Allaire™ ARIS® Speaker System

Allaire™ ARIS® Speaker System

Michael Berk at Sound+Vision put our new ARIS speaker through its paces, and even checked out how it stacked up against the B&W Zeppelin! Here's what he had to say:

"Configuring the Aris itself was quite simple, and took but a few seconds following the clear quick start card. Log into the speaker via its own Wi-Fi network from whatever device you have handy (I used a Samsung Galaxy SII smartphone), from there sign the device onto your own wireless network, and it's ready to go. Alternately, if you have a WPS router, you can simply press the WPS button on the card to set up."

"Basically the Zeppelin is a little boxier sounding, and the bass is boomier than the Aris'. the Aris also sounded (to my ear at lest) like it was putting out more energy all the way through the midrange and on up, say from 1 through 5 kHz or so; horns, vocals (from Cole to Ray Davies to Brian Ferry to Gillian Welch), and guitars both electric and acoustic all had a bit more presence and felt more forward in the mix than they did in the B&W presentation.... I'd say the Aris more than holds its own against the Zeppelin, but maybe comparisons are just a distraction. The thing stands pretty well on its own merits as well."

"There's no doubt about it — whatever your thoughts on the virtues of the various wireless protocols, the Aris is a fine performer as a desktop speaker, with impressive sound in a compact package. Judged on those merits alone, it should be on your list if you're interested in a high-performance "dock" (or just "wireless speaker," in this post-dock era) ... And with the expandable receiver card slot, you'll soon be able to use this as an AirPlay device in any case, so even if you're one of the Apple faithful, you'll be able to benefit from the Aris' real strength — it's impressive sonics. And that's really what matters in a speaker."

- Michael Berk, Sound+Vision Magazine, October 2012

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Digital Trends Editor's Choice award for the ARIS Wireless Speaker
Allaire™ ARIS® Speaker System

Allaire™ ARIS® Speaker System

"Fortunately, the Aris sounds outstanding – and we use that term intentionally. In a market oversaturated with wireless speakers, the Aperion Aris stands out as one of the best we’ve heard."

"The Aris is a top-tier wireless speaker that was built to be versatile and future-proof (to the extent that any piece of electronics can be). Its audio performance is outstanding and reflects Aperion’s dedication to audiophile-grade sound quality. You can expect the Aris will fill all but the most cavernous of rooms with gorgeous sound. That it has a way of looking good in just about any environment is another big plus. We gladly recommend this speaker and honor it with our Editor’s Choice award."

-- Caleb Denison, DigitalTrends.com, November 2012

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Home Theater Review of the Intimus 5B
Intimus 5B Bookshelf Speaker Pair

Intimus 5B Bookshelf Speaker Pair

"There is an awful lot to like about Aperion Audio's Intimus 5B bookshelf loudspeaker, especially at $430 per pair. The build quality is superb, as is the attention to detail, such as threaded mounting points both top and back. The drivers are of high quality and the resulting sound is one that is easy to love and listen to for hours on end. "


--Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review, April 2013

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Stereophile Reviews the Verus Grand Bookshelf
Verus Grand Bookshelf Speaker Pair

Verus Grand Bookshelf Speaker Pair

"By the time I'd finished my final listening session, the little Verus Grand may have impressed me more than any other bookshelf model I've reviewed. Prospective purchasers of the Verus Grand may find other bookshelf models that shine in one area or another, but I doubt they'll find one whose strengths are so well balanced across the board, and whose flaws are as virtually nonexistent as the Aperion's. I don't think any reader of Stereophile will dislike this speaker. That is a crowning achievement."


--Robert J. Reina, Stereophile

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Tone Audio Reviews the Verus Grand Bookshelf
Verus Grand Bookshelf Speaker Pair

Verus Grand Bookshelf Speaker Pair

"To Aperion’s credit, the company makes quality the priority. . . with the music
clear and enveloping. The Verus Grand Bookshelf speakers [are] an easy choice for an in-home audition."

--Mark Marcantonio, Tone Audio

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Stereo Mojo Reviews the Peachtree decco65
Peachtree Audio decco65 Stereo Amplifier

Peachtree Audio decco65 Stereo Amplifier

"This is truly a "Swiss Army knife" of a component. It is so versatile that it can find a useful role in almost any system. It is priced low and compact enough to be perfect for that second system in the bedroom/office/cottage, and yet the DAC and preamp perform well enough to be placed in a primary system with judicious selection of speakers. A college student would love one of these. I bought this one and would love to have another. "

--Lorin Elias, Stereo Mojo

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