ARIS™ in the Press



Digital Trends Editor's Choice award for the ARIS Wireless Speaker

Nov 2, 2012


"Fortunately, the Aris sounds outstanding – and we use that term intentionally. In a market oversaturated with wireless speakers, the Aperion Aris stands out as one of the best we've heard."

"The Aris is a top-tier wireless speaker that was built to be versatile and future-proof (to the extent that any piece of electronics can be). Its audio performance is outstanding and reflects Aperion's dedication to audiophile-grade sound quality. You can expect the Aris will fill all but the most cavernous of rooms with gorgeous sound. That it has a way of looking good in just about any environment is another big plus. We gladly recommend this speaker and honor it with our Editor's Choice award."   Read full review



Mashable: Aris Wireless Speaker Takes Advantage of Windows 'Play To' Feature

Oct 4, 2012


"Connecting the speaker in most cases is as easy as pressing a button, and the included Aris Wireless card for Windows automatically updates the speaker’s software as needed to 'maintain the latest networking and codec technologies.'"   Read full article



Big Picture Big Sound: Aperion Audio's ARIS Wireless Speaker is Now Windows 8 Certified

Oct 4, 2012


"The company just announced the ARIS to be the first certified compatible with Windows 8 speaker system. The unit operates similar to speakers with Apple's AirPlay or Bluetooth technology. However, it uses the Windows "Play To" feature, which allows listeners to select and send music wirelessly to the speaker from any networked Windows PC, tablet or smartphone."   Read full article



Audioholics:Aperion ARIS Wireless Speaker for Windows 7&8 Now Shipping!

Oct 4, 2012


"We were able to put our hands and ears on the Aperion Aris during our visit and, generally speaking, we were quite impressed. From an aesthetic standpoint, we like that the piece looks like classy speaker as opposed to a lunch box or blimp. It looks sleek and modern without trying too hard. From an audio standpoint, what we heard indicates that the Aris will compete very nicely against its like-priced competition."   Read full article



Digital Trends Exclusive ARIS Hands-On
May 19, 2012


"We were able to put our hands and ears on the Aperion Aris during our visit and, generally speaking, we were quite impressed. From an aesthetic standpoint, we like that the piece looks like classy speaker as opposed to a lunch box or blimp. It looks sleek and modern without trying too hard. From an audio standpoint, what we heard indicates that the Aris will compete very nicely against its like-priced competition."   Read full article



The Verge
May 9, 2012


"Despite its "for Windows" moniker, the ARIS will play back media from any DLNA-capable device — that means Windows PCs, Linux and Mac systems, Android phones and tablets, iOS devices, and more."   Read full article



Core77: Designing a Sleeker Speaker
May 9, 2012


"Well, just when you thought AirPlay (and, to some extent, Bluetooth) devices had the stylish wireless desktop all-in-one music system market all to themselves, along comes Aperion's new Aris Wireless speaker to shake things up (and, possibly, to finally make Windows 7's AirPlayesque DLNA-based Play To Wi-Fi audio feature a going concern)."   Read full article



Sound + Vision Magazine
May 8, 2012


"Our friends at Portland design studio Industry are pleased to present their latest project, a wireless digital speaker unit for fellow PDX'ers Aperion Audio. The ARIS was "fully designed, engineered and tuned in Portland" over the course of three weeks with the pithy mission of "Hi-Fi over "Wi-Fi."   Read full article

Sound+Vision Review of the ARIS™ Wireless Speaker for Windows

Oct 4, 2012


"There's no doubt about it — whatever your thoughts on the virtues of the various wireless protocols, the Aris is a fine performer as a desktop speaker, with impressive sound in a compact package. Judged on those merits alone, it should be on your list if you're interested in a high-performance "dock" (or just "wireless speaker," in this post-dock era) — it's impressive sonics. And that's really what matters in a speaker."   Read full review


Missing Remote: Aperion Audio ARIS DLNA/Play To Speaker System - Now Shipping

Oct 4, 2012


"Aperion Audio announced the ARIS a few months back, and I have to admit that the idea of a 100W DLNA speaker system from a company that knows audio was very intriguing. The PR (available after the click) still doesn't note whether DRM laden files are supported (they can be with Windows 8's Play To) or what CODECs are supported out of the box, but it does mention that the device is software upgradeable, so even it it doesn't support your files now it could easily do so in the future."   Read full article



RunAroundTech: Aperion Audio ARIS™, the World’s First Windows® 8 Certified Compatible Speaker System, Now Shipping

Oct 4, 2012


"RIS is the first wireless speaker system for Windows, providing functionality similar to wireless speakers that work with Apple® AirPlay® or Bluetooth® technology. However, being Windows and DLNA certified, the ARIS system allows connectivity to multiple network devices, a simple 'right-click' music file playback and compatibility with a variety of playback Apps for tablets and smart phones."   Read full article



Digital Trends: Aperion ARIS Windows 8 Certified wireless speaker now shipping

Oct 4, 2012


"Aperion Audio's Aris speaker is the first to earn Microsoft's "Windows 8 Certified Compatible" moniker, which allows it to take advantage of features specific to the forthcoming OS."   Read full article



Big Picture, Big Sound
May 10, 2012


"Lately, it seems like a lot of electronics manufacturers are trying to squeeze Apple's AirPlay into the features set of their A/V receivers or speaker docks. Where's the love for Windows? Aperion Audio is standing out by tapping into Microsoft's popular operating system for its new Aperion ARIS Wireless Speaker."   Read full article



PC Magazine
May 9, 2012


"We've reviewed several wireless speakers, but most are either Bluetooth or AirPlay. They're designed for use with mobile devices like iPhones, iPads, and Android smartphones and tablets. Few are designed primarily for computers, or to be part of a home entertainment systems. Aperion Audio wants to change that with its new ARIS speaker, which doesn't use Bluetooth or AirPlay but rather the DLNA media streaming protocol."   Read full article



Engadget
May 9, 2012


"Jealous of your iOS-wielding mates and their fancy AirPlay docks? If so, Aperion Audio is looking provide some relief. The outfit has revealed the ARIS, a wireless speaker that makes use of the Play To feature that resides within the Windows OS. You can expect WiFi or Ethernet connectivity via your home network at the push of a button, enabling the 100W RMS speaker to blast your tunes from across the room without creating a cable obstacle course. "   Read full article



CNET
May 8, 2012


"Over the last year we've talked a lot about Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming feature, but haven't said much -- if anything at all -- about the Windows version of AirPlay, Play To. That's because until now, no company has billed its wireless speaker as a Windows wireless speaker, which is what Aperion Audio is doing with its upcoming $500 Aris Connected Speaker for Windows."   Read full article