Aperion Audio Zona Wireless Surround Speaker First Look
- Product Name: Zona
- Manufacturer: Aperion Audio
- Review Date: September 23, 2010 19:35
- MSRP: $499/pair
- First Impression: Gotta Have It!
• Wireless receiver built-in to each speaker
• Uncompressed 16 bit/48 kHz, CD quality audio
• Two-way powered speakers with tuned port
• Wireless range up to 150 feet; up to 300 feet line of sight
• Automatic system linking, three selectable channels
• USB 2.0 Plug and Play Interface
• External power supply per speaker
• 2 x 20W digital Class D Amplifier with DSP per speaker
• 2-way design in solid MDF cabinet with tuned port
• 1” soft dome silk tweeter
• 4.5” woven fiberglass woofer
• Frequency Range: 55 Hz to 20 kHz
• 18ms Latency
• 2.4 GHz wireless band
• Dimensions: 9.8” H x 6” W x 6.3” D
• 2 Aperion Zona Powered Speakers with built-in wireless receiver
• 1 Aperion Zona Wireless Transmitter
• 1 Remote Control
• 2 Speaker Power Adapters
• 1 USB Wall Power Adapter
• 1 USB Extension Cable
• 1 1/8” Stereo Mini to 1/8” Stereo Mini Cable
• 1 1/8” Stereo Mini to L/R RCA Cable
• 1 Set of Rubber Bumpers
Aperion Audio unveiled a new surround sound wireless bookshelf speaker system called Zona which is said to produce reliable audiophile grade surround sound to speaker locations where running wires is impractical or unsightly. The Aperion Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System overcomes these challenges using proven digital wireless technology that connects automatically when turned on. Home theater enthusiasts and custom installers can simply place the speakers where they
want, plug them into a power outlet and instantly play high-fidelity sound.
Aperion designed the Zona speakers to work aesthetically and sonically with all home theater speaker systems. In addition, the Aperion Zona speakers can double as a wireless solution for music stored on personal computers or laptops. Plugging the Aperion Zona transmitter into the PC’s USB port automatically sends sound to Zona speakers located up to 150 feet away (almost half a football field). The wireless technology automatically identifies and avoids other 2.4 GHz signals that could otherwise cause interference, so your music never takes a hit.
The Aperion Zona Speaker System consists of a compact wireless transmitter and two two-way powered speakers (consisting of a 4.5" woofer and 1" soft dome tweeter) with tuned port and built-in wireless receivers. The transmitter connects to the Surround Pre-Out jacks of an AVR and the speakers link automatically when plugged in. Once connected, the system produces uncompressed 16 bit/48 kHz CD-quality audio. Just connect the transmitter to the Surround Pre-Out jacks of your AVR and the speakers automatically link themselves when plugged in to power. The low latency of the wireless signal (less than 20ms), makes these speakers perfectly suited for watching the latest Dolby® and DTS™ surround sound formats.
The Aperion Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System (two speakers, one transmitter) is priced at $499. Pre-orders are now being accepted, and the system is expected to ship on October 25, 2010. The One (1)-year limited warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship.
We like where Aperion Audio is heading with their wireless speaker solutions and can't wait to do a formal review of their Zona speaker system.
For more information, visit: Aperion Audio