AE500 Bookshelf Speakers
The Acoustic Energy AE500 bookshelf speakers are the latest high performance compact bookshelf from AE. The AE500 continues the award winning record of Acoustic Energy including the entry level AE100 and AE300 series speakers. The AE500 bookshelf features the newly developed carbon fibre tweeter and mid/bass driver, designed to match the pistonic power and accuracy of the legendary ceramic aluminium drivers used in the AE300 speakers but with improved self-damping for a smoother, more transparent sound.
David Price from Stereonet has awarded the 5 star Applause Award and says this about the AE500: "At this precise moment, the new Acoustic Energy AE500 is the best all-round bookshelf loudspeaker that I have heard at this price point. It does so much so well yet is largely free of vices, so it’s really hard to say anything against it. If you’re in the market for a great affordable small speaker, then it’s here right in front of you."
Offering unparalleled levels of performance, quality and value the result is an audio product with clean, uncluttered lines delivering a thrilling and powerful presentation discerning Acoustic Energy owners have come to expect for over 30 years.
Finished in a choice of Piano Gloss Black, Piano Gloss White or American Walnut wood veneer finishes, the AE500 will easily integrate within any home décor placed on speaker stands or bookshelves.
The crossovers use 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 18mm 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.
Drive Unit: 125mm carbon fibre cones
Power Handling: 120w
Crossover Frequency: 2.8kHz
Design: 2 Way
Grills: Slim cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm):310 x 185 x 260 (HxWxD, exc. spikes)
Finishes: Piano Gloss White, Piano Gloss Black and American Walnut wood veneer