Aperion Audio updates it's Intimus speaker series

By Rahul Ramesh
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Aperion Audio updates it's Intimus speaker series

 

Aperion Audio has updated its line-up of Intimus 4B Satellite, Intimus 4T Tower and Intimus 4C Center home theatre speakers. The idea behind updating these popular speakers is to provide an overall better product that takes into account changing user needs particularly in line with what present home theatre systems incorporate.

Intimus home theatre speakers are also now more aesthetically pleasing. But according to Aperion’s Ken Humphreys none of this has affected the sonic performance of the products. One of the major changes has been getting rid of magnetic shielding which was originally conceived to prevent the speakers’ performance from distorting the image on a CRT TV. Humphreys believes this shielding won’t be needed as home theatres now widely incorporate plasma TVs and LCDs. Eliminating such unnecessary elements can make the product more cost-effective.

Fit and finish have become even better, with Humphreys claiming that despite the changes aimed at increasing the value of the Intimus speakers, the quality of the finish still exceeds that of rival speaker systems. Aperion Audio has updated Intimus speakers by aesthetically tweaking them too. Intimus 4T towers no longer have a wooden base but rather stand on cast aluminium feet. Their cabinets now have simulated wood finish of the premium grade.

It isn’t only an aesthetic overhauling the towers have had. They can now amazingly provide similar volume with lesser power. This increase in efficiency improves power consumption. The technology has also resulted in an overall price drop of at least 15 percent felt all over the Intimus home theatre speaker range.

Important features of Aperion Audio Intimus tower include 1” silk-dome custom designed tweeter and woven fiberglass dual 4” mid-woofers. The tower has a cabinet which is anti-resonant. The aforementioned simulated wood finish looks exquisite, while contributing to the aesthetic satisfaction are the curved edges and the smaller footprint.

 

The recommended power requirement for Intimus 4T Tower is 25-150 watts. It has a two-way driver configuration and sensitivity of 88 decibels while the nominal impedance is 6 ohms. Its frequency response specifications are (±6 dB) 50-22,000 Hz and (±3 dB) 60-20,000 Hz. Weighing 19 pounds, Intimus 4T has relatively compact dimensions. It has a height of 34 inches, width of 5 inches and depth of 7.5 inches. The simulated wood finish is available in Black Ash or Medium Cherry colors.

A 5.1 audiophile-grade home theatre system can be configured for around Rs. 58,808. It requires combining an Intimus 4T tower pair, an Intimus 4B satellite pair and the 4C centre channel. This would also involve the Aperion Bravus 8A subwoofer. Available from November 30, 2011, Aperion Audio Intimus 4T Tower has a price tag of around Rs. 25, 000 per pair, the 4B Satellite costs around Rs. 10,000 per pair while Intimus 4C Center is priced at around Rs. 6,500 each.

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