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 Aperion Guide to 4K Ultra HD Video

The Aperion Guide to 4K Ultra HD Video

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 […]

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 […]

Tips and Tricks for Subwoofer Set Up

Tips and Tricks for Subwoofer Set Up

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Watch Netflix in Surround Sound

How to Watch Netflix in Surround Sound

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 […]

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. […]

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

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

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 […]

Composer Spotlight: Alexandre Desplat

Composer Spotlight: Alexandre Desplat

  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 […]

Which Video Streaming Service Has the Best Original Content?

Which Video Streaming Service Has the Best Original Content?

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 […]

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 […]

Composer Spotlight: Brian Tyler

Composer Spotlight: Brian Tyler

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Composer Spotlight: Alan Menken

Composer Spotlight: Alan Menken

  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 […]

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 […]

Top 25 Movies Coming In 2017

Top 25 Movies Coming In 2017

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Seven Tips to Creating Your Epic Man Cave

Seven Tips to Creating Your Epic Man Cave

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 […]

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

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Home Theater, Home Theater Blog | No Comments
Your Guide to Immersive Sound: Atmos, Auro-3D, and DTS:X

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 […]

Creating the Perfect Home Theater System

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Home Theater, Home Theater Blog | No Comments
Creating the Perfect Home Theater System

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 […]

How to Elevate Speaker Performance Without Buying New Speakers

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Home Theater, Home Theater Blog | No Comments
How to Elevate Speaker Performance Without Buying New Speakers

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Home Theater, Home Theater Blog | No Comments
Why You Shouldn’t Blame Your TV For Poor Sound.

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 […]

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 […]

Dual Subwoofer Placement for Your Home

Dual Subwoofer Placement for Your Home

If you’ve ever setup a subwoofer in your home theater system, chances are you’ve noticed that the bass sounds ripe ‘n rumble-y in some parts of the room, but not so good in others. This is due to your room’s acoustic properties and its tendency to reinforce or cancel specific bass frequencies depending on where […]