Acoustic Energy Corinium
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The world of high-end audio is always evolving, with manufacturers tirelessly pushing boundaries to achieve the pinnacle of sound quality. For years, Britain's Acoustic Energy has been at the forefront of this sonic revolution, establishing itself as a reputable name through its expansive range of active and passive speakers.
In their latest unveiling, AE seems to have outdone themselves. Say hello to the Corinium, the latest masterpiece from this esteemed British manufacturer.
Breaking Tradition, Embracing Innovation
What's immediately striking about the Corinium is its divergence from Acoustic Energy's traditional design approach. Until now, fans were familiar with the AE numerical reference system and the classic cabinet design. Corinium pushes Acoustic Energy to the next level.
This speaker doesn't just sit; it leans. With a subtle 4-degree incline, the Corinium is designed for an optimal sound phase, providing richer and more detailed soundscapes. This tilt is complemented by a design featuring curved shapes, non-parallel walls, and a variable thickness ranging between 22 to 45 millimetres. In essence, it's a testament to innovation and a clear sign that Acoustic Energy is setting a new benchmark for speaker design.
Unparalleled Craftsmanship Inside Out
Beyond its exterior, the Corinium hides a world of sophisticated engineering. It weighs in at a substantial 40kg, a testament to its robust build. This weight can be attributed to its rigid structure, consisting of two MDF plates separated by a layer of bituminous material. This is a part of the RSC (Resonance Suppression Composite) process, a design technique ensuring that the speaker remains vibration-free and produces a clear, resonant sound.
The heart of any speaker lies in its drivers, and the Corinium doesn't disappoint. Mounted on a hefty 6mm-thick aluminum faceplate are state-of-the-art drivers. The standout is undoubtedly the 29mm Tetoron soft dome tweeter, specially developed for this model. Notably lighter than carbon fibre, Tetoron promises crisp highs.
Midrange frequencies emanate from a 12cm driver with a second-generation carbon fibre membrane, while the bass notes are reinforced by two 14cm carbon fibre woofers. Together, these components promise a balanced, full-bodied sound.
Acoustic Energy's commitment to quality doesn't end with the drivers. The Corinium boasts a meticulously designed filter featuring expansive air core coils, metal oxide resistors, and polypropylene film capacitors. The attention to detail extends to the patented internal wiring, ensuring a seamless flow of sound from source to ear.
For the technically inclined, the Corinium boasts impressive specs. With a sensitivity of 92 dB and a frequency range from 32 Hz to 30 kHz, this speaker is versatile enough to handle a wide range of musical genres. With an impedance of 4 Ohms and crossover points set at 260 Hz & 3.4 kHz, you can be assured it will deliver AE's trademark midrange and fast, deep bass.
Available in classic satin black, satin white, or Tectona (teak), the Corinium is as much a visual delight as it is an auditory one. Pricing will be announced in the coming weeks.
Acoustic Energy Corinium is more than just a speaker; it's a statement. A statement of design, technical expertise, and the brand's commitment to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in sound. For those who demand the best, Corinium promises not to disappoint.
Delivery is expected in early November.