Acoustic Energy speakers return to Canada
The British company Acoustic Energy returns to Canada with their award winning loudspeakers, including the 100, 300 and flagship 500 series featuring carbon fibre tweeters and Wide Dispersion Technology™ paired with carbon fibre mid/bass drivers for stunning midrange, wide soundstage and deep accurate bass.
What HIFI said this about the entry level AE120:
"The Acoustic Energy 120s are well made, slender and unfussy, and they offer an accommodating and musical sound. There’s a sensible bass weight and admirable stereo imaging. The drivers are well integrated, telling the whole story across the frequencies and there’s good detail resolution overall."
The 300 series receives a series of upgrades designed to improve both audio performance and aesthetics. The 28mm aluminum dome tweeter with WDT - Wide Dispersion Technology™ improves the soundstage and delivers silky smooth vocals. A re-designed 130mm aluminium mid-bass driver uses a ceramic aluminium sandwich cone and long throw motor system. The seamless cabinet enclosures boast an inert 18mm high density MDF material with proprietary internal bracing technology to reduce cabinet colouration. They’re finished in attractive real open grain walnut wood veneer, piano grade high gloss black or white lacquer options.
The latest 500 series is the pinnacle product for Acoustic Energy and features a matching 25mm carbon fibre tweeter and 125mm carbon fibre mid/bass drivers. Carbon fibre is much lighter and better damped than other typical hard dome materials and provides a lightning fast, natural sound which will surprise the listener with its neutrality. The new cast aluminium WDT waveguide on the high frequency driver is positioned close to the mid/bass driver for optimum dispersion and is extremely stiff to reduce vibration being passed to the tweeter, ensuring sweet, clear and natural highs.
The 125mm mid/bass drivers include new oversized 35mm voice coils for low thermal compression and very high motor force factor to provide a highly dynamic yet controlled bass response. The woofer has an optimised motor and suspension system for maximum linearity and lowest distortion ensuring mid-range definition, whilst the lightweight nature of the carbon fibre cone material increases transient speed and clarity.
The AE509 is a Mid Tweeter Mid/bass (MTM) driver layout with a 2way crossover using high voltage polypropylene film wound capacitors and air core inductors at critical locations for optimum dispersion through a smaller acoustic source size within the crossover region.
These unique drivers are housed in our new Resonance Suppression Composite (RSC) cabinets evolved from the prestigious Reference Series and featuring the same constrained layer composite to greatly reduce cabinet acoustic radiation, which would otherwise colour the sound. The cabinets are finished in high gloss Piano Black, Piano White or American Walnut wood veneer finishes. Aluminium bars/feet are supplied with the AE509s to ensure rigid floor-coupling and maximum stability whilst the stiffness of the metal structure reduces the room to speaker interaction.
Offering unparalleled levels of performance, quality and value the result is a loudspeaker range with clean, uncluttered lines delivering a thrilling and powerful presentation discerning Acoustic Energy owners have come to expect for over 30 years.
Hi-Fi Choice gave the new AE509 a solid 5 Star recommendation and had this to say about the latest model. “The AE509 is a seriously worthy flagship and as such should be placed high on any audition wish list.” We agree. Contact us today to learn more about the fantastic Acoustic Energy line-up of speakers.