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Bowers' Essentials

Staff Favorites: Ben Bowers

Our third installment of Staff Favorites turns to Mr. Ben Bowers. Second aboard the GP express and the reticent co-founder of Gear Patrol, Mr. Bowers is first and foremost an inquirer — using his battle-hardened eye of skepticism while monitoring the pulse of the internet, et al.; typically, he does so while reading a pantheon of feeds and bookmarks on his mobile device du jour.

At GP HQ, Ben is also the catalyst, and prizewinner, of often heated culture debates, where his insatiable appetite for music, movies and other media provides him with a panoply of pop-culture knowledge, particularly in early hip-hop and independent films. Beyond the walls of media and analytic thinking though, Ben’s interests are far less studious. A fair-weather sailor, patron of cocktail mixing and a die-hard Nets fan, Ben is also a proud Baton Rouge native — undoubtedly the reason behind his occasional son-of-Creole outbursts in an otherwise self-composed nature.

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Pro sound, amateur setup

Aperion Audio Intimus 4T Summit Wireless System

The thought of cleanly wiring an audiophile-grade home theater system has deterred many a man-cave-pimper, until now. The Aperion Audio Intimus 4T Summit Wireless System ($2,999+) is so simple to set up, you don’t even need a receiver. Instead, each of the seven speakers and the subwoofer houses an individual digital receiver and dual amplifiers….

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Sound it out loud

Aperion Aris Wireless Speaker

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. At least that’s what Da’Vinci said, and it still holds true today. What better way to show off your domestic affinity and audiophile prowess than with the Aperion Aris Wireless Speaker ($500). The Aris seamlessly integrates into your wireless, or wired home network to enable streaming music from any Windows…

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Home sweet home theater

Gift Guide 2011 | 10 Picks for the Home Theater Buff

As rabid movie, music fans and gamers, we’re always on the hunt for gear that can push our home entertainment experience to 11 (much to our better half’s chagrin). This roundup includes some of our favorite home theater products out today that we’d love to host in our living room. Continues after the jump.

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Aperion's Take On Wireless* Surround Sound

Aperion Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System

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…

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Aperion's First Move Into Space Conscious Audio

Aperion SLIMstage30 Soundbar & Subwoofer Bundle

Gear Patrol’s editors have always been fans of Aperion home theater systems mainly because they offer outstanding audio quality relative to their price. Recently the company has made significant strides though to expand their line of products outside of your typical 5.1+ speaker packages. Released today, the Aperion SLIMstage30 sound bar is the Portland Oregon…

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Aperion Home Audio Link | Giveaway!

The only thing better than getting to test the latest and greatest gear is having the opportunity to give some of it away to you. In recognition of Aperion Audio’s newly released Home Audio Link (launched today) we, and Aperion Audio, want to give you a chance to get in on the wireless sound goodness….

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A Versatile, Affordable Solution for Wireless Audio

Aperion Home Audio Link System

If you previously read our review on the Aperion Intimus 4T Hybrid SD surround sound system, then you’ll know Aperion Audio is a small company dedicated to creating quality products, at affordable prices, and backed by a customer service team that’s second to none. Understanding though that how people listen and consume music is quickly…

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Outdoor Sound Gets the Aperion Touch

Aperion Audio Intimus Outdoor Speaker

Last week, Aperion Audio announced its first ever speaker designed specifically for outdoor use. The goal behind the move was to create an outdoor speaker that comes as close as technically possible to matching the performance of their excellent bookshelf speakers, while still being built in a way to resist the elements and provide years…

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Aperion Audio Intimus 6T-DB Hybrid XD Surround Sound Speaker System

Ready your living room, you’re about to be buried in an avalanche of glorious rich surround sound. The Intimus 6T-DB Hybrid XD Surround Sound Speaker System is one of Aperion Audio’s finest home theater systems. The system is comprised of two 6T towers, 6C center channel, two 5DB dipole/bipole surround speakers and a Bravus 12D…