Aperion Audio updated their Intimus home theater speaker line-up offering better performance at 15-percent lower price points. The updated speakers include the Intimus 4T Tower, Intimus 4C Center and Intimus 4B Satellite.
“Given the recent economy, our design goal for the updated Intimus series was to deliver an even better value to end users without impacting the sonic performance,” says Ken Humphreys, Aperion’s lead speaker engineer and a 25-year-veteran of speaker and component design. “We looked at every element of Intimus to determine what it contributes to the user experience. For example, 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. We’re also proud of the redesigned base and a cabinet fit and finish that still surpass those for any speaker in this price range.”
To give the Intimus towers a sleeker overall look, Aperion Audio replaced the wooden base with cast aluminum feet. The cabinets are now wrapped in a premium-grade simulated wood finish. An increase in efficiency lets the new speakers achieve the same volume with less power. These small adjustments enable a minimum price drop of 15 percent across the entire Intimus line and a slight boost in performance as well.
Home entertainment enthusiasts can configure an audiophile-grade 5.1 home theater system for under $1,200 by combining a pair of Intimus 4T tower speakers, an Intimus 4C center channel and a pair of Intimus 4B satellite speakers for surrounds, and then underpinning the system with an Aperion Bravus 8A subwoofer. The Intimus 4T tower saves space with an 8-inch-by-8-inch footprint but includes dual 4″ woven-fiberglass woofers and a 1″ silk-dome tweeter in a front-ported enclosure. All Aperion Intimus speaker cabinets feature a curved-edge design and are available in high-quality simulated Medium Cherry or Black Ash.
Key Features of the Aperion Intimus Tower
- Dual 4″ woven-fiberglass mid-woofers
- 1″ custom-designed silk-dome tweeter
- Curved-edge design aesthetic and small footprint
- Anti-resonant cabinet
- Premium-quality simulated wood finish
Specifications of the Aperion Intimus 4T Tower
- Frequency response: (±3 dB) 60-20,000 Hz; (±6 dB) 50-22,000 Hz
- Nominal impedance: 6 ohms
- Sensitivity: 88 dB
- Recommended power: 25-150 watts
- Driver configuration: 2-way
- Dimensions: 34 inches high by 5 inches wide by 7.5 inches deep
- Weight: 19 pounds
Pricing, Availability and Warranty:
The Aperion Intimus line of home theater speakers are available now in cherry finish with ash black models coming November 30, 2011. A 5-year limited warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship.
- Intimus 4T Tower → $550 per pair
- Intimus 4C Center → $130 each
- Intimus 4B Satellite → $220 per pair