Aperion Audio, a direct-to-consumer maker of award-winning home theater speakers, today launches the Aperion Verus Forte line. The new Verus Forte delivers the immersive, true-to-life experience and sleek looks of the acclaimed Verus Grand series—but its petite stature and slender curves remind you this is the powerful younger sibling. The Verus Forte was engineered from the start for highly accurate sound reproduction that transports movie and music lovers into a performance.

“We worked to produce uncolored, authentic sound in a small form-factor speaker by achieving a flat frequency response, a power response that slowly and evenly rolls off toward the highs and the lowest possible distortion,” says Ken Humphreys, Aperion’s lead speaker engineer and a 25-year-veteran of speaker and component design for the audio industry’s most respected brands. “The Axially Stabilized Radiator tweeter we developed specifically for the Verus family handles a range beneath most tweeters, supporting the mid-range driver so the mid-high frequencies are as crystal clear as those at the top of the range.”

The ASR tweeter also figures in a key innovation for the Verus Forte line: the Aperion PhaseSync Driver used in the center channel and bookshelf speakers. By combining the ASR and a woofer in a single space-saving package, the Verus Forte optimizes on- and off-axis performance in the smallest size possible.

The audio enthusiast can configure a well-matched high-performance home theater system by combining a pair of tower speakers, a center channel and a pair of bookshelf speakers for surrounds, all from the Verus Forte family. All Aperion Verus Forte speakers are housed in curved cabinets finished in gloss real cherry-wood veneer or piano-black lacquer.

Like the Verus Grand series, the new Verus Forte line is a high-end complement to Aperion Audio’s award-winning Aperion Intimus® line of home theater speakers.

Key Features of the Aperion Verus Forte Tower:
•    3-way, ported, curved cabinet design
•    1-inch Aperion Axially Stabilized Radiator silk dome tweeter
•    One 4.25-inch woven Kevlar® mid-range driver with aluminum phase plug
•    Two 4.25-inch woven Kevlar® woofers with butyl rubber surrounds
•    Bi-ampable 5-way gold-plated binding posts
•    Furniture-grade gloss real cherry-wood veneer or gloss piano-black finish
•    Anti-resonant MDF cabinet with internal bracing
•    Acoustically transparent cloth-covered metal grille

Specifications of the Aperion Verus Forte Tower:
•    Frequency response: (+/- 3 dB) 53-20,000 Hz; (+/- 6 dB) 47-22,000 Hz
•    Nominal impedance: 6 ohms
•    Sensitivity: 90 dB
•    Recommended power: 20-300 watts
•    Driver configuration: 3-way
•    Bass alignment: ported
•    Dimensions: 35 inches high by 6 inches wide by 8.25 inches deep
•    Weight: 30 pounds

Pricing, Availability and Warranty:
Pricing for the new Aperion Verus Forte line of home theater speakers is $990 per pair for the Verus Forte Tower; $350 for the Verus Forte Center; and $350 per pair for the Verus Forte Bookshelf. All Verus Forte models will be available to ship on February 22, 2011.  A 10-year limited warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship.

All Aperion Audio speaker products also include:
•    Risk-Free 30-Day In-Home Audition™
•    Free shipping
•    Free lifetime customer support

About Aperion Audio:
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 AperionAudio.com or call 888-880-8992.

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