Aperion Audio Announces the Intimus 422 Speaker Series

Pre-orders Available Now for Compact Speaker System that Produces Full-Size Sound at an Affordable Price

For Immediate Release

January 6, 2005


Aperion Audio Announces the Intimus 422 Speaker Series
Pre -orders Available Now for Compact Speaker System that Produces
Full -Size Sound at an Affordable Price


LAS VEGAS - January 6, 2005 - Aperion Audio, the first company to provide a totally risk -free buying experience, today announced from the Consumer Electronics Show, pre -order availability of the Intimus 422 speaker series. Designed to deliver full -size sound in a compact home theater speaker system, the Intimus 422 speaker series makes high -end audio affordable, priced at $799 US.

Taking its lead from Aperion's award -winning bookshelf speakers, the 422 speaker series includes the same high quality construction, attention to detail and commitment to its customers through the Company's Totally Risk -Free, In -Home Audition TM. The 422 speaker series is designed for the customer who seeks a full home theater surround sound experience without the bulk of an intrusive speaker system.

"Customers have been asking for a home theater system that doesn't require them to build the room around their speakers," said Win Jeanfreau, founder and CEO of Aperion Audio. "Our new 422 speaker series packs a powerful sound in a beautiful small package. We like to think of them as the 'Altoid' of home theater speakers."

The 422 speaker series includes a four satellite speakers, a center channel and an 8" Powered Subwoofer. The satellite speakers include a 1" tweeter, a 4" mid -range woofer and weigh 6 pounds each, measuring 71/2" H X 5" W X6"D. The center channel speaker includes a 1" tweeter, dual 4" mid -range woofers and weighs 7 pounds, measuring 5" H X 12" W X 6" D. The Intimus S -8 Powered Subwoofer includes an 8" woofer, 100 -watt amplifier and weighs 37 pounds, measuring 141/2" H X 101/2" W X 15" D.
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Features of the 422 Speaker Series
1` Audiophile -Grade Silk -Dome Tweeter
All Intimus tweeters are built with a silk diaphragm, giving remarkable detail that plays smooth and natural. The audiophile -grade 1 -inch tweeter features Ferro fluid cooling for high -power handling, smooth response and an enhanced heat sink, resulting in less distortion.

4" Custom Poly Midrange
The 4" mineral -filled, polypropylene midrange delivers exacting sound by responding to transient demands and maintaining dispersion. It is equipped with a well -damped suspension system that controls spurious resonances and effortlessly handles the substantial air -moving demands of lower midrange frequencies.

Anti -Resonant Cabinet
Each 422 speaker is made of 3/4` thick high -density fiberboard (HDF) to eliminate unwanted resonances and is finished in real cherry wood or high -gloss black lacquer. This first -rate cabinetry unites the acoustic -damping qualities of only the most expensive loudspeakers with a true furniture -grade finish.

Magnetically Shielded
All drivers in the 422 speaker series are magnetically shielded to protect video monitors from magnetic interferences, allowing placement on or near viewing devices.

5 -Way Gold -Plated Binding Posts
Each 422 speaker comes standard with audiophile quality gold -plated five -way binding posts, and accept banana plugs (4mm), spades (3/8`), pins or bare wire to provide pure signal transfer and ultimate connection flexibility.

Acoustically Transparent Grille
An acoustically transparent grille is included with each speaker to protect the drivers from inquisitive kids and pets. The grille cloth is sonically invisible so speaker performance won't be compromised.
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Wall, Ceiling, Stand & Shelf Mounting
All 422 speakers come with dual ¼` threaded inserts on the back for invisible ceiling or wall mounting and a single threaded insert on the bottom for securing to a stand or shelf. By following industry standard spacing, these inserts work seamlessly with mounts from OmniMount, B -Tech, or other popular brands and eliminate the need to drill holes.

Features of the S -8 Powered Subwoofer
Custom Poly 8" Subwoofer
The ultra -fast custom 8" polypropylene woofer was designed for superior high -excursion performance. It features an anti -resonant stamped -steel frame, heavy -duty butyl rubber surround, and is magnetically shielded. By all appearances the subwoofer is sleek and unassuming but delivers powerfully smooth and natural tight bass.

100 Watt High Power Amplifier
Aperion's S -8 subwoofer effortlessly fills a room with expansive depth and power with 100 watts of continuous power. The amplifier comes standard with line level inputs/outputs, low pass crossover adjustment, phase switch, voltage switch and a detachable power cord.

Anti -Resonant Cabinet
Each S -8 subwoofer is made of solid 1` thick high density fiberboard (HDF) to eliminate unwanted resonances and is finished in real cherry wood or high -gloss black lacquer. This cabinetry unites the acoustic -damping qualities of first -rate loudspeakers with a true furniture -grade finish.

Pricing and Availability
The 422 speaker series will be available for shipping in January of 2005 priced at $799. Pre -order's can be made now by calling Aperion toll free at 866 -APERION (866.273.7466).

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Totally Risk -Free In -Home Audition TM
All Aperion Audio products are sold direct and include the Totally Risk -Free In -Home AuditionTM that allows every customer to audition the speakers in their own room. Unlike other manufacturers, Aperion Audio provides free shipping both ways, free technical support with live chat, email, and toll -free calls, a free customer care kit including an SPL meter to properly calibrate your system, a comprehensive 10 -year warranty, and a full -value one -year trade up program.

About Aperion Audio
Aperion Audio is an online direct -to -consumer speaker manufacturer for smart shoppers who are frustrated with the retail experience. Aperion offers a better value, meaningful information, generous service and, unlike other speaker retailers and manufacturers, is the only company to deliver an honest and Totally Risk -Free In -Home Audition TM. For additional information, visit www.aperionaudio.com.

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