Aperion's new Intimus speakers look to stand out while blending in

Just about everybody's hopping in on the in-wall/in-ceiling bandwagon, and as much as audio purists might chortle at the product sector, adding speaker cabinets to keep up with the ever-growing number of surround channels will soon force everyone but the "sweet spot" listener right out of the living room. For those who would rather have flesh and blood (as opposed to MDF) friends soaking up the latest movie with them, Aperion Audio has added in-wall (6-IW) and in-ceiling (6-IC) variants to its Intimus speaker lineup. These new models seem to hold up the value proposition that makes Aperion so popular -- for $149 (each) you get a 6.5-inch woofer and silk dome tweet (both drivers aimable) and tone controls for tailoring the sound to your room.