The Top 5 Reasons Behind the Vinyl Comeback

The Top 5 Reasons Behind the Vinyl Comeback

Aug 18, 2017 | No Comments

Vinyl records, once thought to be as dead as 8-tracks and dial up internet, are back with a vengeance and are expected to surpass one billion dollars in sales for the first time in decades. While LP records still only account for a small percentage of total music sales, around 6%, the vinyl comeback has […]

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Demystifying Towers vs Bookshelf Speakers

Demystifying Towers vs Bookshelf Speakers

Aug 14, 2017 | No Comments

One of the most common questions we get is, “What’s the difference between a bookshelf speaker and a tower speaker?” While this may seem obvious to some, many novices aren’t sure what the real differences are. From a technical standpoint it’s just physics – sound is literally the physical movement of air. This is why […]

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How to Watch Netflix in Surround Sound

How to Watch Netflix in Surround Sound

Aug 10, 2017 | No Comments

Movies in Stereo? What is this 1992? Everyone loves the convenience of being able to stream movies from Netflix, but one downside to using their service is that most of the movies are still just in old fashioned two channel stereo. Luckily any modern home theater receiver has the ability to “matrix” a two channel […]

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Choosing Your Surround Speakers

Choosing Your Surround Speakers

Aug 3, 2017 | No Comments

Positioning the surround speakers is crucial in order to enjoy the immersive sound that home theater is known for. But, deciding which configuration and what type of speaker to use can be daunting. The tragic fact is many people don’t even connect the surround speakers in their system, thus eliminating an integral part of the experience. […]

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Arcade Fire Cools on Everything Now

Arcade Fire Cools on Everything Now

Aug 3, 2017 | No Comments

Arcade Fire have indisputably been at the top of the indie rock heap for over a decade. Now, after a reinvention on 2013’s Reflektor, the big question is; can they remain the world’s most creative indie band with their new album Everything Now? Well, it would appear the jury is very much out on that […]

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Nolan’s Dunkirk is a Skillful Tale of Sacrifice and Survival

Nolan’s Dunkirk is a Skillful Tale of Sacrifice and Survival

Jul 25, 2017 | No Comments

Writer/director Christopher Nolan returns with perhaps his most ambitious film yet, Dunkirk, a multi-perspective story set during the pivotal World War II Battle of Dunkirk. It’s no secret that a Christopher Nolan movie is an event, after all we’re talking about a guy that directed what many believe to be the best superhero movie of all […]

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Composer Spotlight: Alexandre Desplat

Composer Spotlight: Alexandre Desplat

Jul 20, 2017 | No Comments

  Much like the French composers of yesteryear – ala Bizet, Saint-Saens, Ravel and Debussy – Alexandre Desplat has a distinctly lighter and more sensitive musical touch than most of his modern American counterparts. This makes him uniquely suited for portraying the emotional depth and dramatic subtleties required by most of his projects, of which […]

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Which Video Streaming Service Has the Best Original Content?

Which Video Streaming Service Has the Best Original Content?

Jul 20, 2017 | No Comments

You hear the phrase “the golden age of television” quite a bit these days and with all the amazing shows, miniseries and documentaries that are available today, it’s pretty apparent that we are witnessing a virtual explosion of quality and content. Back in the day, original television content began and ended with the big three […]

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How Architectural Speakers Can Improve Your Home Theater

How Architectural Speakers Can Improve Your Home Theater

Jul 10, 2017 | No Comments

What better way to furnish your home audio needs than with architectural speakers? They are used and integrate well in modern smart-homes and are also favored for family room entertainment. Another great use is listening to music seamlessly from room to room. Additionally, there is a rising popularity in 3-Dimensional audio. While there are many […]

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Rock Your Home Theater with Dolby Atmos

Rock Your Home Theater with Dolby Atmos

Jul 6, 2017 | One Comment

One of the most exciting home theater innovations in recent years is immersive sound.  Building upon a strong foundation of legacy surround sound technologies, Dolby Atmos has emerged as the leading name in the immersive segment.  In fact, the name “Atmos” has practically become the genericized trademark for 3D audio.  Today, we’ll take a closer […]

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Composer Spotlight: Brian Tyler

Composer Spotlight: Brian Tyler

Jun 6, 2017 | No Comments

Currently among the busiest composers in the business, Brian Tyler has positioned himself as one of the top A-list composers in Hollywood. He was named Film Composer of the Year in 2014 at the Cue Awards, and has received numerous awards for his work. With three movies already out this year (xXx: Return of Xander […]

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Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Home Theater System

Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Home Theater System

With all of the great home theater gear that’s available these days, it’s tempting to just buy the products that look the most appealing, take ‘em home, hook it all up, and enjoy the show. Unfortunately, purchasing the best home theater system to fit your particular needs is almost never that easy, and the process […]

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Behind The Scenes Part 3: Mixing (Re-recording)

Behind The Scenes Part 3: Mixing (Re-recording)

Apr 26, 2017 | No Comments

In 1979, Apocalypse Now hit theaters as the first major release to include a new technology we now know as “surround sound.” The setup included three speakers in the front and two in the rear. Fast forward to today, where some theaters that are sporting the full arsenal of “Dolby Atmos.” This includes many more […]

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The Audio Frequency Spectrum

The Audio Frequency Spectrum

Apr 21, 2017 | No Comments

As you are probably aware, frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event over time. With music, pitch and rhythm are the key elements. Scientifically these are measured as frequency versus amplitude and beats per minute. Of course, frequencies occur throughout more than just music. Depending on the background of the person with […]

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Composer Spotlight: Clint Mansell

Composer Spotlight: Clint Mansell

Mar 29, 2017 | No Comments

British musician Clint Mansell was cut from a different cloth than your normal film composer. He didn’t attend a prestigious music conservatory or grow up playing in an orchestra, but instead cut his teeth in rock bands starting when he was 18. He went on to form the alt-rock English band Pop Will Eat Itself […]

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Secrets to Selecting a Subwoofer

Secrets to Selecting a Subwoofer

Mar 21, 2017 | No Comments

Who doesn’t love some solid subwoofer action? Evidently my mother. Deep bass makes her nauseous. So I understand when she asks me to turn off the subs in my car when we’re cruising around town. Regardless, most of us have a passion deep in our soul for bass. A subwoofer provides one sole purpose; to […]

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Composer Spotlight: Alan Menken

Composer Spotlight: Alan Menken

Mar 16, 2017 | No Comments

  With eight Academy Awards to his name, Alan Menken is one of the most successful composers in Hollywood. His primary focus on Disney musicals has made an indelible impression on generations with classics such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Enchanted and Tangled. Although his specialty lies in songwriting, he is […]

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Using Equalizers and How They Affect Your Speakers

Using Equalizers and How They Affect Your Speakers

Mar 16, 2017 | No Comments

I always thought it was interesting to see how an equalizer (EQ) would affect what I was listening to. Your childhood boom box was probably the first place you experimented with different EQ settings. They would usually have some preset EQ settings like Rock, Classical and Jazz. You can find these preset EQ’s on an […]

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Get The Most Out Of Your Center Channel

Get The Most Out Of Your Center Channel

Jan 31, 2017 | No Comments

The center channel speaker and its unique horizontal cabinet is an eye-catching centerpiece of most any home theater system.  Designed to fit in space restricted areas above or below a television or projector screen, it’s estimated that modern surround sound presentations ask center channels to handle nearly 70-percent of a film’s key audio presentation (including […]

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Is Home Theater Dead?

Is Home Theater Dead?

Jan 24, 2017 | No Comments

It’s no mystery that brick & mortar retail has been struggling for the past decade or so. Just think of Circuit City, Tower Records, Blockbuster Video and numerous other defunct retail stores. We know that technology killed the record industry, but what about Home Theater? I mean, you can’t download a set of speakers for […]

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Our Founder Speaks On CES 2017

Our Founder Speaks On CES 2017

Jan 12, 2017 | No Comments

CES 2017…How do you summarize an event attended by 177,393 people from all around the world, spread out over 2.47 million square feet of exhibit space, located at 7 different venues throughout the strip, with literally thousands of vendors clamoring for your attention? 21 Categories of Industries We’re talking robotics, automotive, video, audio, virtual and […]

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Top 25 Movies Coming In 2017

Top 25 Movies Coming In 2017

Jan 10, 2017 | No Comments

With the slate of movies set to release this year, 2017 is shaping up to be one for the ages. I hope you like sequels and reboots, because almost every single film on this list falls into one of those two categories. Only The Great Wall, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and […]

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What Makes Aperion “Different?”

What Makes Aperion “Different?”

Jan 5, 2017 | No Comments

I’ve been asked by lots of people: “What makes Aperion speakers different than other speaker brands?”  I’d like to begin by explaining why I started the company, and why those reasons still provide the best value to those looking for truly remarkable audio performance at an affordable price. Borrowing some prose from the “The Aperion […]

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Behind The Scenes Part 2: The Score

Behind The Scenes Part 2: The Score

Dec 21, 2016 | No Comments

Bach wrote for the church, Mozart wrote for nobility and many composers over the centuries have written commissioned works for a specific subject matter. Writing great, original music while adhering to a “common practice” or a narrative framework is a skill possessed by history’s greatest composers and a trait necessary for modern film composers. While […]

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Behind The Sound: Rogue One Composer Michael Giacchino.

Behind The Sound: Rogue One Composer Michael Giacchino.

Dec 6, 2016 | No Comments

Everyone knows we love great music and hope you do to. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens on December 16th and will be the first live-action Star Wars movie to not have a score composed by the great John Williams. This task has been given to the much lesser-known, but still highly esteemed Michael Giacchino. So, […]

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Behind The Scenes Part 1:  Everything You Didn’t Know About Sound In Movie Production

Behind The Scenes Part 1: Everything You Didn’t Know About Sound In Movie Production

Nov 8, 2016 | No Comments

If you’ve ever watched a rough cut of a film before the composer and sound editors get their hands on it, you know that it is a COMPLETELY different experience than watching a finished film. A great scene can feel weak or boring before the music is added and even worse if the recorded sound […]

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Am I a Psychopathic Audiophile? Are You?

Am I a Psychopathic Audiophile? Are You?

Oct 24, 2016 | No Comments

What Is An Audiophile? The word was a bit creepy the first time I heard it. Most likely you’ve done research and learned what it means to be an audiophile to figure out if you qualify for the category or not. After learning what an audiophile truly is, you might be curious whether it’s a […]

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5 Ways to Improve Your Room Sound

5 Ways to Improve Your Room Sound

Aug 25, 2016 | No Comments

Tesla famously said, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” These are the fundamentals of sound that we experience on a daily basis. Especially, every time we listen to music or enjoy movies. How these sound elements interact in an environment is what we […]

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How to Install Bass Shakers In Your Home Theater

How to Install Bass Shakers In Your Home Theater

Aug 1, 2016 | No Comments

Striving for realistic immersion is every home theater enthusiast’s end game, and if you’re like me, you’ll go to extremes to find it. Modern technologies allow for exacting room optimization, a dynamic large screen video system, dazzling immersive sound, and bass that can pop nails in drywall – all of which are essential pieces to […]

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10 Ways To Childproof Your Home Theater System

10 Ways To Childproof Your Home Theater System

Jul 11, 2016 | No Comments

We love our kids, but we also love our home theater systems. However, young children are often the nemesis of an intact and functioning home theater setup. How can we protect that which is divine and holy from the curious hands of our divine and holy toddler? Even our well-intentioned friends, unfamiliar with our specific setups, can wreak […]

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Tweeters

What Everybody Ought to Know About Tweeters

Jun 24, 2016 | No Comments

Exacting high frequency reproduction is critical to creating hi-fidelity sound. Today’s article focuses on the part of the speaker responsible for high frequencies: the tweeter. It includes a brief romp through speaker history and details the types of tweeters you’re likely to find on the speaker market today. Birth of the Modern Speaker A century […]

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3 Home Audio Myths Totally Debunked

3 Home Audio Myths Totally Debunked

Jun 10, 2016 | No Comments

The subject of Home Theater is fraught with misinformation and conflicting opinions about nearly every aspect of the matter. Most of it boils down to a relatively subjective question of: does it really make a difference? Of course, this often depends on your personal preferences, sensitivity and how well your ears are trained. But, like […]

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A Jedi’s Guide to Audio Signal Flow & A/V Receiver Setup.

A Jedi’s Guide to Audio Signal Flow & A/V Receiver Setup.

May 17, 2016 | No Comments

Picture this. There’s a knock at your door and finally, your crystal clear 4K HD TV, top of the line speakers and future proof receiver have arrived! The excitement hits and you start cracking open all of the boxes. Once everything is perfectly in its place, now it’s time to wire it up. But which […]

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How  Audiophile Are You? The 15 questions you need to know.

How Audiophile Are You? The 15 questions you need to know.

Apr 29, 2016 | No Comments

A CHICAGO ANALOGY Once upon a time, a long, long, time ago I would watch every Chicago cubs game I could. Yes, the entire 9 Innings. Needless to say, people thought I was completely nuts. The Cubs were my first love. I knew every player, their number, position, and almost every other random statistic I […]

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A Review of the Best Music Streaming Services of 2016

A Review of the Best Music Streaming Services of 2016

Mar 28, 2016 | No Comments

Streaming music services are fundamentally changing the way we listen to music. Some of us may still cling to our CDs and vinyl, but it’s hard to argue with the convenience of calling up millions of tracks, old and new, from a smartphone, tablet, computer, or some other connected device. Streaming isn’t a total panacea, […]

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Seven Tips to Creating Your Epic Man Cave

Seven Tips to Creating Your Epic Man Cave

Mar 18, 2016 | No Comments

Does your wife or girlfriend have a schedule packed with social appointments after work? Maybe she handles stress by visiting the spa with her friends, but that’s not your thing. It’s time you had a place of your own, too. You deserve a space to kick up your feet, crack open a beer, and drown […]

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Your Guide to Immersive Sound: Atmos, Auro-3D, and DTS:X

Your Guide to Immersive Sound: Atmos, Auro-3D, and DTS:X

Feb 18, 2016 | No Comments

Immersive sound has taken the home theater world by storm, easily matching the emergence of 4K Ultra High Definition and High Dynamic Range video as the industry’s hottest topics. Equipment manufacturers have universally embraced the technology and are actively releasing gear to make some form of immersive sound a reality in the home environment. While […]

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Creating the Perfect Home Theater System

Creating the Perfect Home Theater System

Jan 28, 2016 | No Comments

There are many things to consider while putting together a home theater system. Many questions should come to mind during this process. Rather than overwhelm yourself, pace yourself. Take the time to learn what you’re getting into before blindly purchasing. If you don’t have any audio enthusiast friends, there is plenty of educational content and […]

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9 Movies Perfect For Testing Your Surround Sound

9 Movies Perfect For Testing Your Surround Sound

Dec 3, 2015 | No Comments

There is very little that compares to breaking in your new surround sound. The following selection is based off a combination of our preferences and Academy Award nominations and winners. To be quite honest, a great pair of speakers will make any move sound better. Enjoy! Transformers Avatar The Hurt Locker Any Lord of the […]

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How to Elevate Speaker Performance Without Buying New Speakers

How to Elevate Speaker Performance Without Buying New Speakers

Nov 3, 2015 | No Comments

Speakers can be hard to please.  Place them at a disadvantage and even the best of the best will underperform, but treat them right and the most modest of models will elevate your listening experience to smile inducing levels.  While some of you have probably gone through great lengths to optimize your speakers’ performance, there’s […]

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HOW FAR SHOULD YOU SIT FROM YOUR TV?

HOW FAR SHOULD YOU SIT FROM YOUR TV?

Sep 16, 2015 | No Comments

A GUIDE TO OPTIMAL TV VIEWING DISTANCES I can still hear my mom telling me not to sit too close to the TV because I would go blind. Still not blind, however, it echoes the question of how far one should you sit from a TV? TVs have been reinvented in the past 20 years, […]

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How To Future Proof Your Home Audio Receiver Purchase

How To Future Proof Your Home Audio Receiver Purchase

Aug 17, 2015 | No Comments

About three years ago, we wrote about the sometimes daunting task of choosing a home theater receiver. The bad news is – it may have become somewhat more complicated.  The good news is that AV receivers have continued to evolve with a slew of great new features. The AV Receiver is typically the “nerve center” […]

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5 Tips To Ease the Pain of Buying a New Television in 2015

5 Tips To Ease the Pain of Buying a New Television in 2015

Jul 14, 2015 | No Comments

Buying a new High Definition Television (HDTV) can be a confusing process, especially for buyers that aren’t inherently tech savvy. Let’s face it, most folks have little desire to spend hours learning about the latest TV tech, nor do they have an interest in deciphering a seemingly endless parade of fancy acronyms and manufacturer specific […]

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To Bluetooth or Not? The pros and cons of Bluetooth connectivity

To Bluetooth or Not? The pros and cons of Bluetooth connectivity

Jun 9, 2015 | No Comments

Bluetooth has come a long way. It originated from a Danish king from the 10th century – Harald Blåtand, or as he’s known in English, Harold Bluetooth. Under his rule, fighting groups were united into what is today Norway, Sweden and Denmark. When a technology was developed that connected different products, industries, brands and technologies, […]

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Helpful Tips For Beginner & Advanced Home Theater Shoppers From our Community

Apr 7, 2015 | No Comments

I can’t take any credit for writing this article. We recently we reached out to our community and asked a simple question: – If you could tell someone ONE thing to make their life easier before purchasing a home theater system … what would you tell them?   The responses we received was golden. All […]

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Speakers Buyers Guide 101:  Choosing A Speaker For Music or Movies

Speakers Buyers Guide 101: Choosing A Speaker For Music or Movies

Mar 11, 2015 | No Comments

The Difference between music speakers and home theater surround sound speakers may not be common knowledge, but it should be. We would like to address the most common misconception held by those looking for a speaker system. Misconception #1: Speakers designed for home theater are just as good at music reproduction? Nothing could be further […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Blame Your TV For Poor Sound.

Why You Shouldn’t Blame Your TV For Poor Sound.

Feb 4, 2015 | No Comments

Anyone shopping electronics this holiday season is sure to notice the advancement in TV technology. There are so many choices. Do you get the new quantum dot 4K display technology? or a curved TV? or an old-fashioned LED? The question I have is, “where are they putting the speakers?” Modern TVs and Speaker Quality Judging […]

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How to set up your home theater with Dolby Atmos surround sound

How to set up your home theater with Dolby Atmos surround sound

What is Dolby Atmos? If you’ve been to the movies in the last couple of years, you might have heard of Dolby Atmos. If not, don’t fret: This blog will help explain what it is and, most importantly, how to set up your home theater system with Dolby Atmos surround sound. First introduced in the Disney […]

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Perception vs. Reality: A Sound Conundrum

Nov 19, 2014 | No Comments

The pursuit of “perfect” sound is more than a preoccupation at Aperion… it’s an obsession. Unfortunately it’s a lot like the pursuit of that perfect glass of wine (oenophiles chime in here), or that perfect swing of golf. To make the pursuit even more challenging, there are technical standards and equipment you can apply to […]

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Home Theater Receiver Review: Marantz SR5009

Home Theater Receiver Review: Marantz SR5009

It’s no secret among my audio pals that I’ve been a long time fan of Marantz gear. Though I’ve flirted with and have reviewed many different makes and models over the years, I keep coming back to my trusty, slimline, surprising little NR1602 (reviewed here) for my small room system and various ‘6000 and ‘7000 series […]

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