Surround Sound Speaker Systems
- Written by Chris Heinonen
- Published on 02 February 2009
- Aperion Audio Intimus 6T-DB Hybrid XD 5.1 Speaker System
- Page 2: Design and Setup of the Aperion Audio Intimus 6T-DB Hybrid XD Speaker System
- Page 3: The Aperion Audio Intimus 6T-DB Hybrid XD Speaker System In Use
- Page 4: Conclusions about the Aperion Audio Intimus 6T-DB Hybrid XD Speaker System
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One issue that came up during the review is that while the Bravus sub includes a parametric EQ, I was unable to get it to function for me correctly. Measuring the output from the sub I had nearly flat response from 18 Hz to 80 Hz, except for a very large spike at 50 Hz of around 8 dB. Using the subs EQ I set it to 50 Hz and the response to be -6 db, but that only resulted in lowering the spike by 1 db. Perhaps the sub had too much interaction with the room at that frequency and would need more advanced corrective measures (such as room treatments) to fix it, but I really had hoped the EQ would be able to help with this issue. Even if I adjusted the width of the EQ band, I still could only lower the hump by 1-2 db. The EQ did help to correct for some of the issues, but wasnâ€™t able to overcome the larger issue of the room it seemed.
While the sub did have nearly flat in-room response all the way down to 18 Hz, I never got the powerful bass notes that I could feel in my chest while watching a movie that Iâ€™ve felt with 15â€ subs. However, the sub blended in so seamlessly with the rest of the speakers that I would almost forget itâ€™s there as it did its job, only enhancing the quality of the music and never attracting attention to itself.
After living with the Aperion speakers for a few weeks, I am going to be sad to see them leave my listening room. What amazed me the most after a couple of months with the Aperions is how I could just watch a movie and the speakers would never draw attention to themselves, but instead just offer up a seamless soundstage that always enhanced what I was doing and never distracted.
Offering higher quality sound than other speakers I have heard for the same price, and a build quality that is superior to anything I have seen among their competitors, this is a speaker setup I would have no hesitation recommending to someone that was looking for either a full surround system, or a pair of stereo speakers. With Aperions wonderful 30 day trial you would have no risk to give them a try as well.