Reviews

CEPro: 3 Myths About Wireless Audio Systems

Wireless audio systems don't have to compromise quality, bandwidth and interoperability. Here's how to meet your clients' wireless audio expectations.By Jason Knott, August 12, 2013Wireless audio is here to stay, but there are still myths in the market regarding...…Read more

Home Theater: Wireless that Just Works!

WiSA Sees Watershed Year for Wireless AudioApril 23, 2013, Bob Ankosko Posted:Will 2013 be the year of high-quality wireless audio?Jim Venable, president of the Wireless Speaker & Audio Association (WiSA), thinks so. The association was formed in 2011 to...…Read more

Digital Trends: Up close and personal with WiSA, the future of your wireless home theater

The driving force behind WiSA is the Summit Wireless chip and module, which will be standard in all WiSA compliant devices. With WiSA 1.0, the chip provides sound at a 96KHz sample rate, at 24 bits to 2.1, 5.1, 7.1...…Read more

Home Theater: Aperion Intimus 4T Summit Home Theater System

Wireless Wonder What makes the wireless magic happen is the Home Theater One preamp transmitter. It has a relatively small chassis (2 x 8 x 7.5 inches) with two antennae attached to the back--if you didn't know any better, you might...…Read more

Engadget: Aperion Audio Intimus 4T Summit touts uncompressed surround sound without the cords

See that little box next to those huge speakers? That's Aperion Audio's ticket to what's reportedly a no-compromise approach to wireless home theater. The Intimus 4T Summit Wireless is billed as the only system of its kind to transmit uncompressed...…Read more

Gizmodo: This Wireless Home Theater System Always Makes Sure You Have the Best Sound

Wireless audio is supposed to make our lives easier. Between the little Airplay and Bluetooth speakers out there it does--Sort of. There are drawbacks. This home theater system is wireless audio the way it should be, but it'll cost you.The...…Read more

Sound + Vision: CES 2012: The Golden Age of Wireless?

In an ever more wireless world, the WiSA multichannel audio standard gets a little more tractionWi-Fi, 3G, and LTE networks may have been overwhelmed during CES 2012 itself, but news of wireless and wireless standards for audio (and video) was...…Read more

Home Theater: Summit Moves the Sweet Spot

The coolest trick at CES was Summit Semiconductor's WiSA (Wireless Speaker & Audio) technology and the way it could literally move the sweet spot from the usual front-and-center position off to the side or to the back of the room....…Read more

PCWorld: Home Theater Speakers Getting a Wireless Standard

Nothing complements a big-screen HDTV like a great 5.1 or 7.1 home theater audio system -- but running wires to connect speakers in all corners of a room can get messy. Wireless speakers address the cable problem, but with no...…Read more

Totally Cool Tech: Summit Wireless: Simplifying Home Theater

On Monday January 9th, Press Day a t CES 2012, I met the fine folks with Summit Wireless, a company that makes the technology that drives some, and hopefully soon, a lot of the home theater gear that you hear....…Read more

CNET: Summit Wireless Showcased in CNET's Fall Tech Preview

CNET showcases the Summit Wireless powered Aperion Intimus system for it's Fall Tech Preview. Click through to read more about Aperion system and see the other great products coming this fall.CNET.com Fall Tech Preview 2011...…Read more

Electronic House: Summit Receivers and Transducers Bring Audiophile-Level Sound to Wireless Speakers

Want high-quality surround sound but can't route wires for side or back surround channels?You can now consider audiophile-grade wireless speakers.Yes, we wrote audiophile-grade and wireless speakers in the same sentence. The concept of wireless speakers often causes hesitation and doubt....…Read more

Audioholics: Summit Wireless Technology Affordable Wireless Solution Could Revolutionize the Industry

We are big fans of Summit's technology as we've demoed first hand at the last two CEDIA/CES shows.  The implications of making this tech more compact and affordable with the ability to use the HDTV display as the demarcation point...…Read more

Wired: Wireless Surround Sound Brings the Sweet Spot to You

The two biggest hassles with setting up surround sound: cables and calibration. The Aperion Intimus 4T Summit Wireless 5.1 system fixes both, with audiophile-friendly uncompressed streaming and ingenious sweet-spot technology. Where most wireless setups squeeze everything until Top Gun on...…Read more

The New York Times: Wireless, Not Wimpy, Speakers

The Aperion Intimus 4T Summit Wireless 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System may have the longest name in the business, but it deserves to. The speakers look great, sound fantastic, eliminate wires, do away with calibration, obviate the need for a...…Read more

Engineering TV: Summit Semiconductor Transforms Wireless Home Theater Speakers

Tony Parker and Bill Anderson of Summit Semiconductor explain how the company's chips and modules enable home theater speaker manufacturers to create wireless products that are a cinch to set up and optimize.View Joe Desposito's interview at Engineering TV......…Read more

PCWorld: Summit Semiconductor Debuts Airwave Hi-Fi, Smart TV Tech

Summit Semiconductor wants to remove the rat's nest of wires in your living room. The company's latest tech uses airwave connections to make it happen.At CES it showed two technologies: Speaker Finder and My Zone. Speaker Finder tells the music...…Read more

Home Theater: Summit Wireless Reaches Aperion

Uncompressed wireless high-definition audio transmission along with a super-easy setup routine - and the ability to instantly realign the soundfield to accommodate changes in seating position are the hallmarks of Summit Wireless' technology. After lots of development work, the...…Read more

Stereophile: The 2010 CEDIA Show: Day 1

I am very happy to report that the forward-looking Summit Wireless designs are now in a real-world product. The Aperion Intimus 4T Summit Wireless System is a full 5.1 system consisting of a very small Home Theater One processor...…Read more

Big Picture Big Sound: Summit and Aperion Audio Show Off Wireless Speakers That Actually Sound Good

At CEDIA Expo in Atlanta this year, Aperion Audio and Summit Semiconductor demonstrated the Intimus 4T Summit Wireless 5.1 Home Theater System, the first production product to include Summit's proprietary wireless audio technology, known simply as Summit WirelessTM.  More...…Read more

Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity: CEDIA 2010 Show Report, Coverage by Jim Clements

I was able to experience a demo of the Aperion Audio Intimus 4T Summit Wireless System this morning. This is a complete 5.1 or 7.1 turnkey sound system. It comes with a controller (which replaces your surround processor), a...…Read more

Audioholics: Aperion Audio Intimus 4T Summit Wireless System First Look

Once again Aperion Audio and Summit Wireless teamed up at CEDIA to put on yet another impressive demo.  This time the full Intimus 4T Summit Wireless System was demoed as a finished product.  Imagine this: Plug in a box (HDMI...…Read more

Luxury CE: The Power of Summit Wireless

Summit Wireless technology is the only solution that can be installed in less than 30 minutes. It delivers interference-free, low-latency, uncompressed HD audio--24-bit versus competitors' 16-bit CD quality--that's scalable up to 7.1 home-theater configuration. Need more proof about the power...…Read more

Audioholics: Summit Wireless Technology Delivers Uncompromised Wireless HD Audio

Summit wireless technology has the potential to deliver where other wireless audio solutions have failed. It can be installed in less than 30 minutes and generates interference-free, low latency, uncompressed HD quality audio that today's A/V systems are capable of...…Read more

About.com: Best Home Theater Products of CES 2010

Focus Enhancements/Summit Wireless Surround Sound Technology at CES 2010Wireless connectivity for home theater has been elusive over the years (refer to my article: What Is Wireless Home Theater?), but in the past couple of some interesting products have appeared that...…Read more

Home Theater: Even Easier Than Not Running Any Wires

Summit Wireless is coming closer to bringing their super-easy, super-robust, super-sounding wireless technology to the market. In addition to being able to deliver uncompressed 24-bit 48 kHz audio wirelessly without interference or dropouts, the system can handle up to 7.1...…Read more

Popular Science Best of What's New 2009 - Summit Wireless

Focus Enhancements new wireless technology delivers the pinnacle of wireless audio: uncompressed 7.1-channel surround sound. …Read more

Audioholics: September 17, 2009 - Focus Enhancements Partners with Aperion Audio for Complete Wireless 7.1 Audio by Gene DellaSala

As I enjoyed the pristine, unadulterated fidelity, I couldn't help to ponder the endless possibilities this technology offers including its integration into Preamp/Processors, and inclusion with room correction systems such as Audyssey. I'd even love to see a wall-wart box to retro legacy devices like powered subs which would really open placement flexibility options for end users and installers wishing to integrate multiple subwoofers in a theater room but lack the line level or speaker level connections to do it.…Read more

Big Picture Big Sound: September 16, 2009 - Aperion Audio and Focus Enhancements Do Wireless 7.1 Surround Right By Chris Chiarella

Summit is different from wireless solution past in several ways, for its ease of setup, advanced speaker configuration--including SpeakerFinder, which works automatically, anywhere--as well as eight levels of link protection to assure a strong connection to as many as seven speakers plus a subwoofer.Aperion Intimus loudspeakers like this 5C center channel were on display as part of the closed-door wireless demo with Focus Enhancements.…Read more

Stereophile: September 12, 2009 - CEDIA 2009 Day Three by Kalman Rubinson

This system virtually eliminates speaker setup errors by assigning speakers to channels and setting levels/distances automatically and more swiftly than anything else I have seen.…Read more