Aperion's Zona wireless bookshelf surround system frees up your sound studio

Darren Murph
D. Murph|10.28.10

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Aperion's Zona wireless bookshelf surround system frees up your sound studio
Aperion Audio's Home Audio Link is already enabling content speaker owners to enjoy the spoils of wireless, but if you're in the market for a set of bookshelf speakers, the outfit's Zona system might just fit the bill. Essentially, these monitors combine high-end audio fidelity with the aforementioned 2.4GHz wireless technology, allowing owners to plug a transceiver into a USB source up to 150 feet away and shoot all sorts of sine waves over to their two speakers. Of course, we wouldn't recommend these to casual listeners given the $499 asking price, but at least that gets you a pair of 20-watt Class D amplifiers, 4.5-inch woven fiberglass woofers, 1-inch soft dome silk tweeters and a feeling of pride that simply cannot be described in mere words. Or so we're told.%Gallery-106199%
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Aperion Untethers Your Home Theater with the Innovative Zona™ Wireless Surround Speaker System

Audiophile-grade surround sound system wirelessly expands your home theater, allowing you to reach previously unreachable speaker locations Via USB port, Zona can also double as a high-end wireless solution for music stored on your computer

Portland, Oregon – (October 29, 2010) – Aperion Audio, a direct-to-consumer maker of award-winning home theater speaker systems, is pleased to announce the Aperion Zona Wireless Surround System. Using a compact wireless transmitter and two powered bookshelf speakers with tuned ports and built-in receivers, the Zona system allows access to speaker locations you never thought possible. Zona speakers require a simple power outlet and that's it, no setup and no running wires. Place the speakers where you want, plug them into a power outlet, plug the transmitter into the audio source, and instantly play high-fidelity sound streamed wirelessly. Currently available for $499 at www.AperionAudio.com, the Zona Wireless Surround System is shipping now.

A common problem in home theater systems is wire clutter and setup. "Nobody likes wires snaking throughout their home," says Aperion Audio's Home Theater Guru Jason Hicks. "When speaking with our customers we found that many leave surround or rear speakers unconnected because they couldn't find a simple or neat way to run the wires. Most other wireless solutions on the market suffer from poor fidelity, complex setup, and an unreliable connection." Zona solves all those problems with a self-contained, high-end wireless system that lets home theater enthusiasts add surround sound wherever they want.

Aperion crafted Zona's speakers to work aesthetically and sonically with most home theater systems. The compact transmitter connects to surround pre-out jacks of an AVR or DVD player and the two speakers link automatically when plugged in. Once connected, the system produces uncompressed 16 bit/48 kHz CD-quality audio. Zona can also double as a high-end wireless solution for music stored on your computer or virtually any audio source. Using the USB port you can send audio to speakers located up to 150 feet away.

Aperion Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System

• Wireless receiver built-in to each speaker
• Uncompressed 16 bit/48 kHz, CD quality audio
• 2- Two-way powered speakers with tuned port for enhanced bass
• 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
• Connect multiple Zona speakers to a single Zona transmitter
• 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: 9.9" H x 6" W x 6.3" D

Ed de la Fuente, VP of Marketing at Aperion, is excited to finally provide a reliable, audiophile worthy option to complete you're home theater speaker system. "Too many home theater enthusiasts miss out on the full surround sound experience. If you don't have the time, the skill or space to run wires, the Zona system makes it easy to remove the clutter and get the high-end audio setup you've always wanted."

Pricing, Availability and Warranty: The Aperion Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System (two speakers, one transmitter) is priced at $499. The One (1)-year limited warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship.

About Aperion Audio: AperionAudio.com Based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Aperion Audio focuses on ensuring customers enjoy a lifetime of great sound. As a direct-to-consumer maker of award-winning audio products for home theaters, Aperion was first in the industry to offer the Totally Risk-Free 30-Day In-Home Audition™. The company's primary storefront, AperionAudio.com, is a fun and informative home audio shopping destination backed by "Home Theater Gurus," who provide generous support both before and after purchase. At Aperion Audio, everyone from newbies to audiophiles can get the help they need to research and select an exceptional home theater speaker system or upgrade for their home audio environment. For more information, visit or call 888-880-8992
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