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Aperion Audio Intimus 6T-DB Hybrid XD System Review

by March 11, 2009
Aperion Intimus 6T-DB Hybrid XD

Aperion Intimus 6T-DB Hybrid XD

  • Product Name: Intimus 6T-DB Hybrid XD Speakers
  • Manufacturer: Aperion Audio
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: March 11, 2009 04:30
  • MSRP: $ 3769
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Intimus 6T Tower Speakers (x2)
Dimensions: 41.5" H x 7.75" W x 15.5" D (Base 10.5"x18.25")
Frequency Response: 36-20,000 Hz (+/- 3dB); 28-22,000 Hz (+/- 6dB)
Sensitivity: 91 dB
Driver Configuration: 2-Way

Intimus 6C Center Channel Speaker
Dimensions: 8.5" H x 25" W x 11" D
Frequency Response: 55-20,000 Hz (+/- 3dB); 50-22,000 Hz (+/- 6dB)
Sensitivity: 87 dB
Driver Configuration: 3-Way

Intimus 5DB Dipole/Bipole Speakers (x2)
Dimensions: 11.75" H x 10.6" W x 7.5" D
Frequency Response: 100Hz to 20,000Hz (+/- 3dB); 62Hz to 20,000Hz (+/- 6dB)
Sensitivity: 86dB
Driver Configuration: 2-Way

Bravus 12D - Dual 12" Powered Subwoofer
Dimensions: 17"H x 15.5" W x 15.5" D (with feet attached)
Frequency Response: 22Hz - 180Hz (-3dB); 18Hz - 180Hz (-6dB)
Driver Configuration: Dual Active Drivers

 

Pros

  • Luscious cabinets and build quality
  • Excellent low frequency definition
  • Free shipping, no tax, and in-home trial
  • Transferable 10-year warranty
  • 1 year full price trade-up program

Cons

  • Unforgiving to overly compressed music
  • Can't bi-wire the speakers
  • Cabinet footers are a bit blah

Introduction

We're no strangers to Aperion Audio, having reviewed their products in one form or another since 2005. In each case we've found them to be an exceptional value with incredible build quality that surpasses most of their peers in the marketplace. This latest review takes the very best 5.1 system they have to offer - their Intimus 6T-DB Hybrid XD - whose 6T tower won our 2008 Consumer Excellence Award - and drives it hard to see if it can stand up under fire.
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Recent Forum Posts:

Johnnyjack posts on October 14, 2009 23:19
I would like to win a pair of the Aperion Speakers

1.)I would use them either in my living room or bedroom.
2.) Probably from one room out to the other
3.) I currently have Polk Towers but I might use Aperion speakers too.
browninggold posts on March 14, 2009 00:33
I have the 6T Towers and all I can say is wow. You can drive them loud and they stay clear. 2 channel music is great with them…no need for a sub.
jinjuku posts on March 11, 2009 15:59
gene, post: 536097
I wouldn't be too sure of that. Both are excellent systems and with the newly redesigned tweet of the Aperion, it appears they addressed my complaints on the tower I reviewed a # of years ago. Good stuff!

I dunno, there is a $1500 difference. That leaves a lot on the table even after subtracting for a sub.

Hopefully there will be some reviews of the ERT 8.3's hitting the various sites soon.
gene posts on March 11, 2009 15:31
I don't see this comparing to the Emotiva Speaker 1 package…

With the ERT 8.3 I would be willing to place money on blind vs the Aperion towers.

I wouldn't be too sure of that. Both are excellent systems and with the newly redesigned tweet of the Aperion, it appears they addressed my complaints on the tower I reviewed a # of years ago. Good stuff!
jinjuku posts on March 11, 2009 14:58
I don't see this comparing to the Emotiva Speaker 1 package…

With the ERT 8.3 I would be willing to place money on blind vs the Aperion towers.
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