How to Compare A/V Receiver Power Specs

How to Compare A/V Receiver Power Specs

Like many consumer electronics purchases, an A/V receiver is a significant investment. Not only will you probably be spending at least $600 on one, but it will have a large effect on how the audio coming from your speakers sounds. In short, anything you run through your A/V receiver will only sound as good as […]

The Truth About Speaker Impedance

The Truth About Speaker Impedance

Impedance, it’s a fairly straight forward concept, all electrical circuits and components resist the flow of electricity (or current) to some degree and the way we measure that resistance is impedance. The unit of measurement of impedance are ohms, often symbolized by the Greek letter omega: Ω. All pretty simple, right? Well, there’s still many […]

The Top 5 Reasons to Add a Subwoofer to Your System

The Top 5 Reasons to Add a Subwoofer to Your System

Once upon a time, back in the Dark Ages of the mid 20th Century, people either listened to music on their hi-fi system consisting of two speakers or watched TV accompanied only by the speaker inside the TV set. That started changing with the introduction of the subwoofer in the ’60s, but things really got […]

Home Theater & Speaker Week in Review 4/20/18

Home Theater & Speaker Week in Review 4/20/18

Austrian Company to Offer High Definition Vinyl Pitchfork has intriguing details on the creation of a high definition vinyl LP format, by Austrian company Rebeat Innovation. What does HD vinyl mean? The process involves converting the audio to a 3D topographic map that is then laser etched onto the “stamper”, which is the piece of […]

6 Movies To Show Off Your Atmos System

6 Movies To Show Off Your Atmos System

Here at Aperion Audio, one thing we really love is a great sounding movie.  Having a well mixed film not only adds to the realism of the experience, but it’s a great way to show off your awesome speakers! Luckily, we live in a time with an unprecedented level of high-production quality, led by more […]

Which Subwoofer Design Should You Choose?

Which Subwoofer Design Should You Choose?

The subwoofer is the most specialized speaker in your home theater, generally dedicated to producing bass frequencies that are around 100 Hz down to 20 Hz.  Because subwoofers use large drivers and are typically powered by their own amps, they can produce the long wavelengths of low frequencies at a higher dB level than a […]

The Aperion Guide to Troubleshooting Common Speaker Problems

The Aperion Guide to Troubleshooting Common Speaker Problems

Here at Aperion Audio we’ve logged thousands of hours talking to our customers about their speakers and a good chunk of that time has been concerned with helping them sort out issues with their set ups. After a while, these challenges fall into a few different categories that can usually be quickly diagnosed and resolved. […]

Home Theater & Speaker Week in Review 3/28/18

Home Theater & Speaker Week in Review 3/28/18

Cambridge Audio Launches Edge Series For the last 50 years UK company Cambridge Audio has been known as a source of quality amplifiers and one of the companies that has been at the forefront of creating the well balanced “British Sound”. Here at Aperion, we’ve long been fans of them and recommend their gear as […]

Home Theater & Speaker Week in Review 3/15/18

Home Theater & Speaker Week in Review 3/15/18

Samsung Reveals New TV Lineup for 2018 The biggest news this week for home theater was Samsung unveiling their new TV lineup for the rest of the year. The bulk of their new models are of the Samsung’s proprietary QLED type, or “quantum light emitting diode” for the acronym averse. What’s a QLED TV? Well. […]

Home Theater & Speaker Week in Review 3/8/18

Home Theater & Speaker Week in Review 3/8/18

Digital Trends Names Aperion Allaire Best Computer Speakers Over at Digital Trends, they have once again named the Allaire Bluetooth speakers as their overall top pick for computer speakers! With all the competition out there, we are extremely honored to have been recognized as top of the heap in this category. Here’s a little of […]

The Aperion Guide to Crossovers

The Aperion Guide to Crossovers

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a speaker? If you’ve ever taken a speaker apart, then you know there is usually a small circuit board with a few components that is attached to each driver. What is the purpose of that circuit board? This is what is known as the speaker’s crossover and […]

The Aperion Guide to Setting Up Speakers with Your Receiver

The Aperion Guide to Setting Up Speakers with Your Receiver

The A/V receiver is the brains of your home theater system which means it’s the most complicated piece of the puzzle. This article will guide you on how to use your receiver to set up your speakers for optimal performance. Once you dive into the world of receiver set up, you’ll find that it’s actually […]

The Aperion Guide to Wiring and Cable Management

The Aperion Guide to Wiring and Cable Management

Once you’ve purchased your speakers, receiver, TV and accessories and have hooked everything up, it’s time to address all of the wires and make things look as clean as possible. This article will guide you through the best solutions for cable management as well as go over some strategies for running wires to the surround […]

The Aperion Guide to Home Theater Speaker Types

The Aperion Guide to Home Theater Speaker Types

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 […]

How to Connect Your Home Theater System

How to Connect Your Home Theater System

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 […]

The Top Ten Gadgets for the Holidays

The Top Ten Gadgets for the Holidays

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 […]

How to Place Speakers for Stereo Sound

How to Place Speakers for Stereo Sound

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 […]

The Science of Sound and Anatomy of a Speaker

The Science of Sound and Anatomy of a Speaker

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 […]

5.1 vs 7.1, Dolby Atmos & More!

5.1 vs 7.1, Dolby Atmos & More!

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 […]

Small Room Speaker Systems – Big Sound, Small Space

Small Room Speaker Systems – Big Sound, Small Space

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. […]

Speaker Stands vs. Wall Mounts

Speaker Stands vs. Wall Mounts

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 […]

20 Of the Most Expensive Amplifiers In the World

20 Of the Most Expensive Amplifiers In the World

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 […]

How to Set Up a Turntable and Enjoy Vinyl

How to Set Up a Turntable and Enjoy Vinyl

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 […]

The Top 5 Reasons Behind the Vinyl Comeback

The Top 5 Reasons Behind the Vinyl Comeback

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 […]

Demystifying Towers vs Bookshelf Speakers

Demystifying Towers vs Bookshelf Speakers

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 […]

Choosing Your Surround Speakers

Choosing Your Surround Speakers

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. […]

How Architectural Speakers Can Improve Your Home Theater

How Architectural Speakers Can Improve Your Home Theater

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

The Audio Frequency Spectrum

The Audio Frequency Spectrum

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 […]

Secrets to Selecting a Subwoofer

Secrets to Selecting a Subwoofer

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 […]

Using Equalizers and How They Affect Your Speakers

Using Equalizers and How They Affect Your Speakers

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 […]

Get The Most Out Of Your Center Channel

Get The Most Out Of Your Center Channel

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 […]

Our Founder Speaks On CES 2017

Our Founder Speaks On CES 2017

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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

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, […]

What You Should Know About Pono Music and the PonoPlayer

What You Should Know About Pono Music and the PonoPlayer

Chances are good you’ve heard about Pono Music by now. But just in case you haven’t, or aren’t quite sure what it is, here’s the short version: Pono Music consists of both a hi-rez capable, digital music store and a $399 playback device (the PonoPlayer) similar to the iTunes/i-devices model. However, any similarities to Apple-branded […]

Why do I Need a Subwoofer?

Subwoofers are Awesome! But why? Well, there are many reasons: Engineers feel liberated, they are finally able to design speakers that are bass specialists without the compromises imposed by the main speakers, without the impositions that bass requirements demand. Now that subwoofers have allowed the main speakers to shrink to tiny proportions, wives appreciate having […]

Home Theater 101: I bought a TV, now what?

Home Theater 101:  I bought a TV, now what?

At Aperion Audio when I talk with people about putting together a home theater, most can be categorized into two groups.  The first full of people that love audio and have built a nice system for music but now they want to watch movies at home as well.  I’d say that about 10% of our […]

Tube amp or not Tube amp? That is the question.

Tube amp or not Tube amp?  That is the question.

From time to time we get calls from our customers asking what amplifier we recommend for a stereo setup.  As the world of two channel components has changed over the years, there are now more options than ever. The most common being one of 3 types: tube amps, solid state amps and hybrids. One of […]

How to Choose The Best Speaker Wire

How to Choose The Best Speaker Wire

So what’s the deal with all the different kinds of speaker wire? There isn’t a more controversial topic in the world of audio.  In one corner, you have the true believers asking incredulously: “What do you mean you can’t hear the difference?  There must be something wrong with your ears.”  In the other corner you […]

The Physics of Sound

The Physics of Sound

How To Make A Sound Wave Whenever an object is plucked, tapped, rubbed, smacked or otherwise touched in any way, that object will vibrate. Newton summed it up in his third law, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” This action/reaction creates a vibration where air molecules push and pull each other […]

2-Channel Stereo Speaker Placement

2-Channel Stereo Speaker Placement

Other than your speakers, the most important thing determining musical quality is where you place your speakers (and your favorite easy chair) in your room. But sadly, with little commercial interest to defend the crucial role speaker placement plays, this subject gets neglected.Your speaker placement affects three things – bass performance, virtual sound location (sound […]

CES 2014 – Day 1

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CES 2014 – Day 1

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is the largest industry event in the US. With approximately 140,000 attendees, navigating this event is like trying to shop in the middle of a stampede. It’s literally should to should here… but the bright shiny objects make it all worthwhile. The first day of the […]

Wiring for Whole House Distributed Audio

Wiring for Whole House Distributed Audio

By Mike Hopkins Aperion Audio Product Development Manager Have you ever wanted to listen to some music in the kitchen while you were making dinner, but you just didn’t have space to add speakers and an amplifier? How about having music playing in the background in every room of your house? Well, the good news […]

Three ways to make your wireless Christmas tech gifts sound awesome!

Three ways to make your wireless Christmas tech gifts sound awesome!

  Christmas has come and gone for another year.  Holiday sales from Black Friday through the end of the year have been crazier than ever, especially for mobile devices and audio/video electronics.   Like many people out there, you’ve probably added some new wireless high tech toys and are excited about learning how to use […]

How to get the Most out of Your Subwoofer

How to get the Most out of Your Subwoofer

By: Ken Humphreys Speaker Engineer The cornerstone of every home theater and many music audio systems is the subwoofer, and home theater owners want to shake every corner of their home theater to its foundation. This course will help you do just that, in the highest possible fidelity. (Note, we are not responsible for noise […]

Dorm Room Audio Essentials

Dorm Room Audio Essentials

It’s almost time for school to start again and as many college students know, having a nice audio system can make dorm life much more enjoyable.  Headphones are great and probably offer the most affordable way to get you great sound on a tight budget, but they’re for your ears only and not practical for […]

Airplay with the Allaire Aris

Airplay with the Allaire Aris

With our new  Allaire Aris wireless speaker, one of the many advantages is controlling it with your smartphone.   At $374, in addition to our amazing sounding Allaire Aris speaker, you also will receive our wireless card that connects to your home network and is DLNA 1.5 compliant.  Using many of the free DLNA apps […]

Banana Plug Installation Video

Banana Plug Installation Video

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 […]