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 […]

Rock Your Home Theater with Dolby Atmos

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Home Theater Blog | One Comment
Rock Your Home Theater with Dolby Atmos

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 […]

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 […]

Composer Spotlight: Clint Mansell

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments
Composer Spotlight: Clint Mansell

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 […]

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

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 […]

Is Home Theater Dead?

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments
Is Home Theater Dead?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Makes Aperion “Different?”

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Home Theater Blog | 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 […]

Behind The Scenes Part 2: The Score

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments
Behind The Scenes Part 2: The Score

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 […]

Behind The Sound: Rogue One Composer Michael Giacchino.

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments
Behind The Sound: Rogue One Composer Michael Giacchino.

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, […]

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

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments
Behind The Scenes Part 1:  Everything You Didn’t Know About Sound In Movie Production

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 […]

Am I a Psychopathic Audiophile? Are You?

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Home Theater Blog, Just for Fun | No Comments
Am I a Psychopathic Audiophile? Are You?

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 […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Room Sound

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments
5 Ways to Improve Your Room Sound

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 […]

How to Install Bass Shakers In Your Home Theater

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments
How to Install Bass Shakers In Your Home Theater

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 […]

10 Ways To Childproof Your Home Theater System

10 Ways To Childproof Your Home Theater System

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 […]

What Everybody Ought to Know About Tweeters

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments
What Everybody Ought to Know About Tweeters

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 […]

3 Home Audio Myths Totally Debunked

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments
3 Home Audio Myths Totally Debunked

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 […]

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 […]

A Review of the Best Music Streaming Services of 2016

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments
A Review of the Best Music Streaming Services of 2016

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, […]

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 […]

9 Movies Perfect For Testing Your Surround Sound

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Home Theater Blog, Just for Fun | No Comments
9 Movies Perfect For Testing Your Surround Sound

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 […]

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 […]

HOW FAR SHOULD YOU SIT FROM YOUR TV?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments
HOW FAR SHOULD YOU SIT FROM YOUR TV?

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, […]

How To Future Proof Your Home Audio Receiver Purchase

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments
How To Future Proof Your Home Audio Receiver Purchase

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” […]

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, […]

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 […]

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

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments
Speakers Buyers Guide 101:  Choosing A Speaker For Music or Movies

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 […]

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 […]

Perception vs. Reality: A Sound Conundrum

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Home Theater Blog | 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 […]

Home Theater Receiver Review: Marantz SR5009

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments
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 […]

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 […]

Blueprint for your Home Theater System [Infographic]

Blueprint for your Home Theater System [Infographic]

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Outdoor Movie Magic

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Home Theater Blog | No Comments

Outdoor movies are back. More and more of us are waking up to the fun and wonder of taking full advantage of the summer weather and enjoying our favorite movie under the stars in our backyards, driveway or neighborhood park. Many of these events become the social event of the year… peppered with potlucks, glow […]

Better in Theory than Reality? Three Home Theater Ideas to Avoid

Better in Theory than Reality? Three Home Theater Ideas to Avoid

As the saying goes in life, so it goes in the wondrous worlds of Quality Home Theater and Hi-Fi: “Hindsight is 20/20.” I can’t even begin to list all of the hare-brained things I’ve tried in my quest for better sound and picture quality, only to end up making my system perform worse. Most of my […]

3 Best Audio Apps You Need!

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Home Theater Blog, Just for Fun, Music | No Comments
3 Best Audio Apps You Need!

If you’re like most people these days, you probably have a smartphone that gives you access to a world of information.  And while it’s great to have instant access to email and Facebook, smartphones are a very versatile tool that is constantly getting better.  Smartphone applications (apps) come in a all forms, from social media […]


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