Aperion Intimus 6T-DB Hybrid XD Speaker System
By Fred Manteghian • March, 2009 Price: $3,769
At A Glance: Three-way center for superior dialogue intelligibility • Awesome room-filling surrounds • Classy good looks
Life’s Too Short for Bad Shoes
Buy a pair of shoes online that don’t fit quite right, and it’s easy enough to box them back up for the round-trip refund. You wouldn’t think you could say the same about a 70-pound speaker like the Aperion Intimus 6T, but mailorder company Aperion Audio makes it almost as easy. The Portland, Oregon–based company manufactures in China and purports to pass the savings on to you. Aperion wants you to be 100-percent satisfied, so it gives you 30 days to try the speakers at home. The company will even pick up shipping costs both ways if you decide not to keep the speakers. So even if you can’t go to a store to listen to them, Aperion speakers are a no-risk purchase. Still, six boxes full of speakers worth almost $4,000 is hardly an impulse buy like a $39 pair of Converse All Star Sailor Jerry high tops on eBay, so listen up.
The Intimus 6T looks a lot like the Intimus 633T that Thomas J. Norton reviewed at www.UltimateAVmag.com a few years ago. A handsome tower speaker, the two-way Intimus 6T uses a single 1-inch silk-dome tweeter and two woven-fiberglass composite-coned 6.5-inch woofers. All the drivers are bunched near the top of the 41.5-inch-high tower, with a large front-facing port centered on the baffle. The gloss-black piano finish is a pay grade over each Intimus 6T’s $695 asking price. But I’d recommend this finish more than the cherry wood veneer option if you’re going to use these speakers (properly) in a darkened home theater.
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