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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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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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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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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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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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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Banana Plug Installation Video

Banana Plug Installation Video

Jun 19, 2013 | No Comments

Banana plugs are a great way to make a quick and easy connection from your receiver to your speakers and to get your home theater set up in no time at all.   Once you have terminated your speaker wire they make it really convenient to plug your speakers in or unplug them should ever need […]

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Guide to Downloading Music Part: Which Format is Best?

Guide to Downloading Music Part: Which Format is Best?

May 9, 2013 | One Comment

Getting into downloading music can be intimidating with all of the different formats that are out there, which is why we’ve put together this handy guide to help familiarize you with some of the options.   We’ll take you through the best format to download digital music as well as the pros and cons of each. […]

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