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Aperion Audio Intimus 5B Bookshelf Speaker Review

by July 31, 2009
  • Product Name: Aperion Audio Intimus 5B Bookshelf Speaker
  • Manufacturer: Aperion Audio
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: July 31, 2009 22:56
  • MSRP: $ 450/pr (free shipping)
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  • Frequency Response: (+/- 3dB) 75Hz to 20,000Hz / (+/- 6dB) 62Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 6 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 84dB
  • Recommended Amp Power: 25-200 Watts
  • Tweeter: 1" Audiophile-grade Silk-Dome Tweeter
  • Woofer: 5.25" Woven-Fiberglass Mid-Woofer
  • Driver Configuration: 2-Way
  • Enclosure Type: 1" HDF, Ported
  • Dimensions: 12" H x 6.75" W x 8" D
  • Weight: 14lbs
  • FREE SHIPPING - a $33 value per pair*
  • FREE lifetime technical support
  • FREE speaker care kit


  • Beautiful cabinetry
  • Excellent fidelity
  • Generous trial and return policy
  • Excellent value


  • Low sensitivity
  • limited bass output


There is little not to like about the Intimus 5B bookshelf speaker system. The Intimus 5Bs have the ability to disappear into a room thanks to their excellent imaging capabilities and very detailed open sound. Aperion Audio proved in droves that they could combine great sound, aesthetics (score one for the wives) and build quality into a compact package that most budding audiophiles can afford. Their masterfully executed fit and finish of the cabinetry make these pieces of furniture that just happen to sound really good. Mated with a powered subwoofer, you’ve got audiophile performance and aesthetics on the cheap. Considering their very liberal return policy, FREE 30 day home trail program and FREE shipping (both ways) I can’t say anything else other than “highly recommended!”
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