The thing that bothers me the most about surround sound is the wires that have to go to the rear speakers. They clutter the room and in some rooms running wires is very hard to do. In this instance, the user can opt to skip the rear channel speakers or they can just run the wires across the room and deal with the looks. Another option is a wireless rear speaker system and Aperion Audio has a new offering that needs no wires.
The system is called the Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System and it has a pair of rear speakers, the transmitter, and the wires needed for connecting it to your receiver. The speakers each have a 4.5-inch woven fiberglass woofer and a 1-inch tweeter. The enclosure is made from MDF and has a ported enclosure. The enclosure measures in at 9.8" H x 6" W x 6.3" D and weighs 15 pounds. The frequency response is 55Hz to 20kHz.
Wireless connectivity is via 2.4GHz tech and the wireless range is up to 150 feet. The transmitter for the speakers has USB connectivity as well allowing the user to plug it into a computer to stream music to the speakers wirelessly. Zona claims that the speakers are audiophile grade and it has a remote control. The speakers are shipping right now for $499 per pair.
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