Acoustic Energy AE 500 Standmount Speaker

Our Distributor partners M&G Hoskins were playing these speakers at the recent Melbourne Hi Fi Show and they really had an excellent reception to the most critical audience possible.


This is the speaker that when people walked into the room and they were playing alongside the massive Spendor Classic 200 that people assumed the Spendors were playing rather than this dimunitive piece of solidity. These go deep without colouration and image well outside the left and right of the boxes. Try connecting them to the excellent new Creek integratede amplifier as we were using at the Hi Fi Show or the ever popular Rega Brio R.


The latest series of the British brand Acoustic Energy introduces carbon fibre transducers. The AE500 is a two-way bookshelf speakers that, thanks to the newly developed 1" tweeter combined with a 5" mid/bass driver, offer lighter membrane construction materials. The result is greater diaphragm force and greater accuracy due to better damping compared to popular transducers.


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These speakers are a must listen if you are interested in a really high quality but still small solution to put on speaker stands (preferably) or bookshelves (at a pinch). If you have a yearning for owning a pair of those classic Acoustic Energy AE1 from the old days then look no further these little marvels will put a grin on your face a mile wide!

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 and both models use 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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