By Ethan Dougherty
on 11.10.10

Probably the biggest issue most people have with installing a surround sound setup is dealing with wiring. Hiding the wires for the center channel, sub, and left/right surrounds is typically easy since they often tuck behind the entertainment console. It’s really the rear surrounds that pose the biggest risk of decor destruction. Aperion Audio’s new Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System ($500) is a complete package for partially solving these woes. At the core of the system is a pair of high-quality bookshelf speakers that feature built-in wireless receivers and two-way power amplifiers. While each speaker still requires being plugged into a wall to draw power, when paired with the Zona Wireless Transmitter, they can playback audiophile-grad surround sound without having wires snaked back to your receiver. Need more speakers? Then just buy more kits, since the Zona system can be continually expanded. The bottom line is it’s the perfect solution if you’re in need of speakers and can’t deal with wrecking your living space to wire them up. Now if only scientists could figure out how to transmit clean, wireless power for speakers without microwaving our brains..

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