Acoustic Energy 509 Floorstanding Speaker ... a column of carbon

Silky deep and seamless is what comes to mind when you play this new model from Acoustic Energy. Although a slimline d'appolito design it is very consistent with Acoustic Energy's tonality of deep and sweet but in this their capital floorstanding model of the 500 range of the moment you also get exceptional detail and spatial rendition.


Its an interesting effect actually, the initial response might be that they have an old fashioned quality but they have a much greater ability to convey air and space than those aged designs.


The AE509 is a 2.5-way floorstanding speakers that, thanks to the newly developed 1" tweeter combined with a two 5" mid/bass drivers, offer lighter membrane construction materials. The result is greater diaphragm force and greater accuracy due to better damping compared to popular transducers. The design is partially copied from the Reference product line, with particular attention to further reduction of resonances.


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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

 

TWEETER

Our 500 Series tweeter features a brand new 25mm carbon fibre dome. 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.

DRIVERS

The 125mm mid/bass driver includes a 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.

CROSSOVER

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.

The AE509 is a Mid Tweeter Mid/Bass (MTM) driver layout with a 2.5way crossover and the AE500 a 2 way crossover.

CABINET

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.

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