Intimus 4C Center Channel Speaker

Given that over 50% of your movie dialogue and a good portion of the sound effects come from the center of your screen, it's clear who the key player is. Your center speaker. This hard-driving speaker can fit into a shoebox (nice if your home theater shares space with a bed or pool table), but it puts out life-sized sound that holds you in the thrall of music and film. With its hand-polished Gloss Black finish, the Intimus 4C is dressed for the commanding role it plays.

About Our Intimus Line

Intimus has been the backbone of Aperion since the day we were founded. Using our custom audiophile grade drivers and beautifully designed enclosures, Intimus continues to be the driving force of our brand by consistently delivering an exceptional performance for an astonishing value. The award-winning Intimus line features our signature sound and earns frequent accolades from customers and reviewers alike. If you've been searching for the optimal theater speaker system to invite into your home, send an invitation to Intimus. We're sure you'll never want to let them go.

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Intimus 4C Center Channel Speaker

They say seeing is believing, but in truth the eyes don't have it when it comes to making performances real: The ears do. That's why after shooting a film, directors cram in sound effects - to create a world made believable by ringing phones, hooting owls and primal screams.  

Reality gets a boost when the Intimus 4C Center Channel goes to work. This quart-sized speaker transmits full-bodied sound and striking mid-range clarity. The natural high of our 1" silk tweeter and lush range of our 4" woven-fiberglass mid-woofers unite to produce heady music, gripping dialog and mind-bending effects that catapult you into a performance.

With its streamlined aesthetic and Gloss Black finish, the Intimus 4C complements any décor. To ensure it’s a stand-out, we start with solid wood cabinetry, then finish it with hand-rubbed, multi-layered lacquer that rivals the gleam on top-quality concert pianos.

The only unreal aspect of the 4C? The value. But that means you won’t have to think twice about adding it to your sound system.

Key Features
  • 1" Audiophile grade silk-dome tweeter
  • One 4" woven-fiberglass mid-woofer
  • One 4" woven-fiberglass passive mid-woofer
  • Magnetically shielded tweeter & woofers
  • 5-Way gold plated binding posts
  • Anti-resonant cabinet
  • Furniture grade finish
  • Acoustically transparent grille
  • Wall & ceiling mountable
  • Speaker stand mountable

  • Aperion Advantage
  • 60-Day Risk-Free In-Home Audition
  • FREE SHIPPING Both Ways
  • 10 Year Transferable Warranty
  • LIFETIME Technical Support
  • 1 YEAR Trade Up Program

  • Specifications

    Weight 8.0 lbs
    Frequency Response (+/- 3dB) 80-20,000 Hz -- (+/- 6dB) 70-22,000 Hz
    Impedance 8 Ohms
    Sensitivity 84 dB
    Recommended Power 25-150 Watts
    Crossover 100 Hz
    Tweeter 1" Audiophile-Grade Silk-Dome Tweeter
    Woofer One 4" Woven-Fiberglass Mid-Woofer & One 4" Woven-Fiberglass Passive Mid-Woofer
    Driver Configuration 2-Way
    Enclosure Type 15mm MDF - Sealed Cabinet w/ Passive Woofer
    Dimensions 5.33" H x 12.8" W x 5.5" D
    Product Family Intimus
    Placement Location Center Channel Speaker

    Features

    1" Audiophile-Grade Silk-Dome Tweeter

    We engineered the 1-inch, audiophile-grade, silk-dome tweeter for optimal sonic performance - even at the highest volume levels. Do you savor warm, sparkling sound with no harsh aftertaste? Perfect. This tweeter's unique venting system uses a rear chamber with multiple rear vents outside the neodymium magnet which is a departure from conventional systems that use a single vent through the magnet's center. Leaving the magnet fully intact results in a stronger motor structure with a lower resonant frequency, smooth response and amazingly pure, authentic sound. This tweeter is the high point of our speaker - literally.

    One 4" Woven-Fiberglass Mid-Woofer & One 4" Woven-Fiberglass Passive Mid-Woofer

    Our custom 4" woven-fiberglass midrange helps your music, movies and games feel alive. This robust and versatile little driver is tough enough to handle the thump-thump-thump of lower midrange frequencies, yet precise enough to support a choir of voices. It may be small, but our midrange driver packs a solid punch by delivering pure, distortion-free sound.

    Magnetic Shielding

    Your Aperion speakers are magnetically shielded so that they can be placed near any video monitor, ensuring a "rainbow free" video experience.

    5-Way Gold-Plated Binding Posts

    When you make a connection, it's all about convenience. Whether you use banana plugs, bare wire, round pins, flat pins or spades, our binding posts ensure effortless attachments to your new speakers. And though the gold plating may make you feel regal, it has a practical purpose - Gold resists corrosion and provides the best possible connection to your receiver.

    Anti-Resonant Cabinet

    Every Intimus 5B cabinet is made of solid 18mm-thick medium-density fiberboard (MDF) to eliminate unwanted cabinet vibrations that muddy the sound. Muting the speaker walls ensures that the only input to your ears comes from your music, movies and games.

    Furniture-Grade Finish

    Each of our Intimus speakers are finely groomed into a suave black tux, and it's quite the detailed process. We apply layer after layer of lacquer, hand sanding and polishing between coats to achieve a deep and brilliant shine. The precision-fit cabinetry unites the acoustic qualities of the most expensive loudspeakers with a curved-edge aesthetic that lets your Intimus speaker blend effortlessly with any décor.

    Acoustically Transparent Grille

    Nothing stands between you and exceptional sound. We've voiced the speakers with the grilles on to ensure precise performance that not only looks great, but also protects your precious speakers from curious fingers, claws, snouts, tentacles and trunks.

    Wall & Ceiling Mounting

    Mount your speakers wherever you want - out of the way and outside the reach of inquisitive children and pets. All of our speakers (aside from floor-standers) come with dual 1/4" threaded inserts on the back for ceiling or wall mounting. Industry standard spacing on these inserts means they'll work with a variety of wall and ceiling mount brands.

    Speaker Stand Mounting Option

    All bookshelf speakers come with a 1/4" threaded insert on the bottom for securing the speaker to a stand. Now you can mount your speakers wherever you want without worrying about them toppling over on Rover.

    Documentation

    Download the Intimus Family Manual


    Customer Reviews

    Pro Review

    HomeTheaterReview.com review of the Intimus 4C

    Posted on 9/3/2012 "Next up for viewing was the Blu-ray of Marvel Studio's Thor (Paramount) , which turned out to be a visceral experience. Despite the ever-present action in the film, the 4C center channel did a capable job of conveying dialogue with solid resolution. "

    "My last test involved the DVD-Audio version of Steely Dan's Two Against Nature (Giant Records/WEA). On the track "Jack of Speed," I found the vocals to be warm, neutral and engaging. I didn't notice any unwanted sonic artifacts, something that can prove difficult at this price point. I kept trying to pinpoint the sonic characteristic I found most appealing in the Aperions and really wasn't able to do so. I mean that in a good way, as they're well-rounded and well-engineered, especially given their affordability. "

    "Considering Aperion's 30-day audition policy and the attractive price point of the Intimus line, there's really no excuse not to give them a try; you'll be rewarded with high-end sound and solid engineering. "

    <em>- Sean Killebrew, hometheaterreview.com, April 2012</em>

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    Matthew L.

    Very impressive

    Posted on 6/8/2012 I was very impressed with how this center speaker could easily fill my smaller size living room with clear and pristine sound. I never knew that getting this center would improve my home theater experience so much.
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    Franco B.

    Superb

    Posted on 6/8/2012 This speaker provides superb sound for dialogue. It looks very nice with the black gloss finish, and only weighs 8 lbs. I mounted this speaker just under the TV at about ear level when sitting down on the couch. It's connected to a Harmon Kardon AVR 347 receiver a complemented by 4 x Intimus 4Bs.
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    Rama R.

    Excellent Value

    Posted on 6/8/2012 Aperion does it again with tremendous form and value. Sound quality for movies is fantastic for a small form factor. Looks like a piece of fine art worth many times its asking price.
    Movie dialog was perfect at most volume levels... including high. Make sure you have a decent HT receiver to take advantage of these tiny powerhouses.
    Thanks Aperion... again!
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    Jason V.

    Good Small Center Channel

    Posted on 6/8/2012 I have paired this with (2) 6-IW mains and a 8D Sub.
    The finish is perfect and the sound quality is quite good for a small speaker.
    My 4C is wall mounted above the TV using mounting brackets from Aperion. Which works well, except that my listenning position is quite low relative to the speaker. If there was one place to upgrade it would be to provide an aimable tweeter.
    I would also suggest this is a very minimum size center speaker to pair with other Aperion speakers, so this might be somewhere you will want to trade up eventually.
    Once again, customer service made the experiance even that much better. Thanks again Aperion!
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    Jordan M.

    Center of my home theatre

    Posted on 6/8/2012 I have been using an old Sony htib center channel speaker for eight years and was finding I had to turn my stereo way up to hear dialog on most tv shows and movies. My set up has my tv mounted on the wall above the fireplace with only six and a half inches of room below it on my mantle to place a center speaker so my options in this regard were limited. I saw the 4c would fit perfectly but I was worried it wouldn't be enough of an improvement given it's small size. With the thirty day trial and the customer trade up program I figured there was no harm in trying it out. It arrived in only three days during the busy holiday season (I ordered on boxing day) and I was blown away by the fit and finish of this beautiful speaker in piano black. I have been using this speaker for about a month now and I can tell you it is staying put in my system. As it breaks in, it sounds better every day and it lets me hear details in my old movies that I have never heard before. I even compared it in multi channel music to two channel stereo with my older Sony towers (two 6 1/2 woofers per tower) and this little speaker can pound! In multi channel, most of the sound comes through the center channel, with the low frequencies produced by my modest subwoofer. I can honestly say it sounded even better than I hoped for and I can't wait to upgrade the rest of my system to Aperion products.
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    Francis B.

    Breaks in nicely

    Posted on 6/8/2012 I was a bit hesitant to get a center channel that did not perfectly match my existing set up which consists of the Bravus 8D subwoofer coupled with the 532 bookshelves. As Aperion has discontinued this series, and I never got the matching center channel back when it was available, I was stuck with trying to make this one work.
    I was very pleasantly surprised. At first, as expected, the new center was a bit on the bright side. But after a good 20 to 30 hours of break in period, my new Intimus 4C blends in perfectly into the sound mix created by my existing Aperion speakers. Dialogue is razor sharp and clear, without sounding boomy, and music sounds phenomenal whenever I choose a 5.1 soundscape.
    Just exactly what the doctor ordered. It seems so small, yet produces plenty of sound. Nice clarity and imaging. Aperion, you did again.
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    Jos W.

    GREAT PRODUCT GREAT COMPANY

    Posted on 6/8/2012 I'm not good at reviews, but this product was so good i had to share so bare with me. First off the customer service was outstanding and these days thats hard to find with everything being automated or someone you can barely understand (broken english). I got the gloss black finish and it was perfect and looked modern and elegant. Now lets get to the important stuff... the sound. I bought this for a smaller room and it fills the space no problem. The vocals are super clear and im hearing things that i wouldnt have on my old center. I will definitely be buying from aperion again. If you are looking for a bedroom, apartment or small living room system look no further! you wont regret it.
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    Troy T.

    Who Knew?

    Posted on 6/8/2012 I was using a very old Sony HTIB and one of the surrounds blew/died. I ordered the 4C to replace the center because I could almost not hear when people talked. I had to turn things up so loud that the background noise would overwhelm the dialogue. I plugged this in, and moved the old Sony to replace the dead surround speaker. In just playing things, the volume was way too low from the 4C and the surround that used to be the center was way too loud. I ran my Audessey (SP?) auto tuner, and then things were all back to normal level and the 4C really was good. I can hear all the dialogue! I really like it and it goes to show what you can do with better than HTIB speakers. I thought all the reviews that said the speakers sound even better after they break in, were, well, you know, from "those" kind of people. . . :-) I have to say, my 4C sounds much better today than the day I got it. Weird.I recently built a sub-woofer as my old Sony died and the 4C and it are amazing together. As for needing the 5C because this isn't big enough. . . My old Sony was big enough, but this is way better and we are in a large room. Personal preference, I guess. I am really wanting to replace the fronts now with some 4T's. I totally recommend these guys and their speakers. They also have my sense of humor (If you have ordered from them, you know what I mean), the rest of you will just have to place an order to find out. . . :-) The speaker came in a black velvet bag, packed very well. Nice craftsmanship.
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    Pro Review

    WINNER: Sound & Vision Magazine "2009 Editors' Choice" Award, February

    Posted on 5/25/2012 <em>Sound & Vision has chosen their 20 Best Products of 2009 and the Aperion Intimus 4B Harmony SA system was a "Home-Theater Speaker System" category winner. The Intimus 4C Center Channel speaker is a component of that system.</em>

    "I like Aperion speakers for three reasons. First, they provide solid performance. Second, they offer amazing bang for the buck. Third, the company's Web-based, direct-sale business model with its risk-free audition and free shipping (both ways), full trade-up program, and generous warranty is terrific. The Intimus 4B Harmony SA system is a great example of everything Aperion does well. If you blind-listened to this system (which has a combined price tag of $999), you'd swear that the speakers cost much more. And when you pulled off the blindfold, the appearance and build quality of the cabinetry might cause you to up your estimate if you're shopping on a budget (and who isn't?), this system will amplify your purchasing power."

    <em>- Ken C. Pohlmann, Sound & Vision Magazine, February/March 2010</em>

    Review currently available at newsstands.
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    Pro Review

    CNET Named Intimus 4T Hybrid SD to "Best 5 Home Audio Products" List

    Posted on 5/25/2012 <em>System includes the Intimus 4C Center Channel Speaker.</em>

    <strong>Best mid-size speakers for the money</strong>
    If you're serious about surround sound, you need to invest in a speaker system with some real gravitas--but most people just don't want the living room overrun with giant tower speakers. But the Aperion Intimus 4T Hybrid SD package manages to downsize the towers without sacrificing the sound. At just 34 inches tall and only 5 wide, these mini-towers gorgeous minitowers will fit into smaller rooms with no problems. And you can choose an 8-inch (shown), 10-inch, or 12-inch subwoofer, depending on your bass (and size) requirements.

    <em>- cnet.com, January 2011</em>

    <em>The 4T Hybrid SD has been on this list since February of 2009</em>

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    Pro Review

    CNET Named Intimus 4T Hybrid SD #1 on "Best Home Theater Speakers" List, July 2009

    Posted on 5/25/2012 <em>System includes the Intimus 4C Center Channel Speaker. </em>

    "Anchored by its minitower speakers, the Aperion Intimus 4T Hybrid SD is an exceptional surround speaker system that ably combines good looks and superior sound."

    <em>- John P. Falcone, CNET.com, July 2009</em>

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    Pro Review

    Sound & Vision Magazine "Certified and Recommended" the Intimus 4B Harmony SA (Includes 4C)

    Posted on 5/25/2012 <em>Here's what Sound & Vision had to say specifically about the 4C in that review:</em>

    "Dialogue intelligibility is paramount when watching movies, and the 4C passed this test easily, even with that dialogue delivered amid high background distraction in the Quantum of Solace soundtrack."

    "The small size of these Intimus speakers belies their big-speaker sound. Throw in the feisty Bravus 8A subwoofer and you've got a highly competent compact system. Do good things come in small packages? You bet. And in small velvet bags, too."

    "A system that strikes a fine balance between size and substance highly recommended for smaller rooms."

    * Highly accurate sound
    * Beautiful cabinetry
    * Excellent customer support

    <em>- Ken C. Pohlmann, Sound & Vision Magazine, September 2009</em>

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    Pro Review

    High-Def Digest Review of the Intimus 4C - May 2009

    Posted on 5/25/2012 <em>High-Def Digest reviewed our Intimus 4B Harmony SA system and the Intimus 4C Center Channel Speaker is a component of that system. Here's what High-Def Digest had to say specifically about the 4C in that review: </em>

    The center channel is fantastic. It handles both dialogue and action sequences with the greatest of ease.

    Again the center channel really stood out. It brought out intricate details you may not have heard the first time you popped in that album. It even picked up the subtle lip-smacks and offbeat breaths which aren't even present when listening to inferior speakers. These accuracies help the listener become even more engulfed in their listening experience, and further enjoy their entertainment.

    <em>- Todd Daugherty, HighDefDigest.com, May 2009</em>

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