The Aperion Guide to Home Theater Speaker Types

The Aperion Guide to Home Theater Speaker Types

Jan 10, 2018 | No Comments

If you are new to home theater all of the jargon and different technologies can be a little overwhelming at the outset. But have no fear, that’s where we here at Aperion Audio come in, we’ll help you sort out everything you need to know and even dispel a few myths along the way. This […]

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The Top Ten Albums of 2017

The Top Ten Albums of 2017

Dec 27, 2017 | No Comments

2017 was yet another great year for music with a myriad of excellent albums released in the ever mutating miasma of genres that is today’s pop music scene. One notable trend was the further fracturing of consensus among which albums were the best in their respective genres. Which isn’t too surprising, given the sheer volume […]

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How to Connect Your Home Theater System

How to Connect Your Home Theater System

Dec 20, 2017 | One Comment

Now that you have your new Aperion speakers, receiver and whatever sources you will be using, it’s time for the real fun to begin and to start hooking everything up. All the boxes and wires can seem a bit daunting at first, but this article will guide you through how to connect your home theater […]

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The Top 5 Non-Traditional Christmas Albums

The Top 5 Non-Traditional Christmas Albums

Dec 14, 2017 | No Comments

Everyone knows the tried and true Christmas albums like Bing Crosby’s “Merry Christmas” and Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song“, but what about when you want something a little more offbeat or different, but still well within the realm of family friendly Christmas music? We’ve got just what you need to reinvigorate the spirit of […]

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The Aperion Guide to 4K Ultra HD Video

The Aperion Guide to 4K Ultra HD Video

Dec 7, 2017 | No Comments

For the last few years 4K Ultra HD (UHD) video has been the next big thing, but with relatively little content, buying a 4K display was more about future proofing a setup than actually taking advantage of the technology. Now, with 4K Blu-rays coming out all the time as well as 4K streaming content from […]

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The Top Ten Gadgets for the Holidays

The Top Ten Gadgets for the Holidays

Nov 20, 2017 | No Comments

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, now is the time to start scoping out all the coolest gift ideas so you don’t end up in a battle to the death for the last coveted hot gift at your local big box store. We’ve rounded up the top ten gadgets of the year in one convenient […]

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How to Place Speakers for Stereo Sound

How to Place Speakers for Stereo Sound

Nov 8, 2017 | No Comments

You may be surprised to learn that other than the speakers themselves, probably the most important factor in determining the sound quality of your setup is where you place those speakers. For example, each room boundary (wall or floor or ceiling) that your speaker gets close to can increase the bass output by 6dB. This […]

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Tips and Tricks for Subwoofer Set Up

Tips and Tricks for Subwoofer Set Up

Nov 1, 2017 | No Comments

The subwoofer in many respects is the second most important speaker in your home theater behind the center channel. Without a subwoofer, or “sub”, you won’t get the visceral “punch you in the gut” feeling that a home theater equipped with powerful bass can deliver. Because of this, a sub goes a long way to […]

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The Top Ten Halloween Songs

The Top Ten Halloween Songs

Oct 25, 2017 | No Comments

Halloween, other than Christmas, is the holiday most identified with music. Which makes sense as the supernatural imagery of All Hallows Eve lends itself to the already often macabre lyrics of genres like metal, industrial, punk and even good old fashioned rock n’ roll. So if you’re hosting a party or just want to give […]

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October New Releases Music Review Round Up

October New Releases Music Review Round Up

Oct 23, 2017 | No Comments

It’s not often we have a new release day like the Friday before last, as it was a virtual bonzanza of new music. From ’90s stalwarts like Beck to relative newcomers like King Krule, there was a little of something for everyone. Here’s a grab bag of reviews for the most anticipated albums by some […]

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The Science of Sound and Anatomy of a Speaker

The Science of Sound and Anatomy of a Speaker

Oct 18, 2017 | No Comments

Have you ever wondered how speakers work? It main seem complicated on the surface, but actually speakers utilize a couple of fairly simple concepts to achieve sound reproduction. From Sound to Electrical Current and Back Again   It’s pretty incredible when you think about it, magnets attached to a tweeter or woofer, the basic components […]

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5.1 vs 7.1, Dolby Atmos & More!

5.1 vs 7.1, Dolby Atmos & More!

Oct 11, 2017 | No Comments

These days there is such a wide variety and combination of speaker setups, your shopping experience may end up being a little overwhelming. Whether you’re just starting your journey into a home theater system, or consider yourself a seasoned vet, you should first figure out just how immersive of an audio experience you want. While […]

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Small Room Speaker Systems – Big Sound, Small Space

Small Room Speaker Systems – Big Sound, Small Space

Oct 10, 2017 | No Comments

Do you have a small room but don’t want to compromise on sound? This article will help you get big sound from small room speaker systems without breaking the bank. Here at Aperion we always start with our customer’s room in order to provide the best recommendation for an optimal system for each unique space. […]

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Speaker Stands vs. Wall Mounts

Speaker Stands vs. Wall Mounts

Oct 5, 2017 | No Comments

Placing speakers can be a difficult task, not only do you need to balance visual aesthetics with optimal sound performance, but there are different guidelines for placing each speaker in a surround sound set up. This article will compare the benefits of speaker stands vs. wall mounts and also some general rules of thumb for […]

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RIP Tom Petty 1950-2017

RIP Tom Petty 1950-2017

Oct 3, 2017 | No Comments

We lost one of the all time great American songwriters and performers yesterday. Tom Petty was the sound of America, the dream, the way of life, the adventure. More than that, he was the personification of music itself, an ambassador of a time when music was a secret to be shared among friends, when you […]

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20 Of the Most Expensive Amplifiers In the World

20 Of the Most Expensive Amplifiers In the World

Sep 29, 2017 | No Comments

There are audiophiles and then there are audiophiles. In the realm of extreme luxury, yachts, private jets and cars tend occupy the attention and shopping habits of the mega-wealthy. But the audiophile industry offers no shortage of ridiculously expensive gear to satisfy the most discerning of auditory palettes. Most of the amps listed here are […]

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LCD Soundsystem Contemplate the American Dream

LCD Soundsystem Contemplate the American Dream

Sep 22, 2017 | No Comments

LCD Soundsystem’s plan to “go out on top” and walk away from the music game at their peak back in 2011 got derailed a few short years later when they returned to hit the festival circuit in 2016. Bandleader James Murphy was sensitive to accusations of cash grabbery and at the outset of their second […]

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How to Set Up a Turntable and Enjoy Vinyl

How to Set Up a Turntable and Enjoy Vinyl

Sep 21, 2017 | No Comments

Getting into vinyl brings a whole new dimension to enjoying music and is a very fun hobby, but it can be a bit daunting as there is a whole universe of options and accessories to sort through. If you are thinking about starting a vinyl record collection or perhaps have some LPs gathering dust in […]

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Bi-Amp Benefits and Configurations

Bi-Amp Benefits and Configurations

Sep 1, 2017 | No Comments

One question we get here at Aperion Audio frequently is whether it is worth it to bi-amp your speakers. This blog will take a look at bi-amp benefits as well as a look at the different possible configurations and how to bi-amp your speakers. Back in 2010 when we launched our Verus line of speakers […]

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The War on Drugs Achieve Studio Perfection with A Deeper Understanding

The War on Drugs Achieve Studio Perfection with A Deeper Understanding

Aug 30, 2017 | No Comments

Philadelphia band The War on Drugs return with A Deeper Understanding and seek to top 2014’s Lost in the Dream, an album so superlative that many, including yours truly, named it album of the year. On that last outing, chief songwriter Adam Granduciel and co. offered a widescreen update of the classic rock motifs employed by heavyweights such […]

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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 | No Comments

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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