The speakers are designed for the best possible sound at more affordable prices.
Aperion recognizes that things are rough all over and has designed a set of speakers to meet the needs of those without too much cash lying around. "Our design goal for the updated Intimus series," says speaker engineer Ken Humphries, "was to deliver an even better value to end users without impacting the sonic performance."
Humphries says that he and his team took a look at the Intimus series and determined just what each piece of the speaker contributed to the overall product, finding a few things that were just plain unnecessary. "For example," says Humphries, "most home theaters now use LCD or plasma TVs, so we eliminated the magnetic shielding used to prevent speakers from distorting the picture on CRT TVs."
Pricing for the new Intimus speakers is $130 for the center channel, $550 for a pair of L/R towers and $220 for each pair of satellites. The cherry finished models are out now while ash black comes at the end of November.