Acoustic Energy resurrects AE109, launches new AE100 model

Acoustic Energy is back underneath British possession - no longer most effective that, it's celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. How higher to have fun than to deliver back one in all its maximum iconic speakers?

The original AE109 introduced in 1996, and used to be praised for its nice efficiency and high construct quality. Over two decades later, Acoustic Energy has introduced the new AE109 floorstander, the flagship of the new 100 Series. And it seems to be each inch as good as its predecessor.

So what's new? It features Acoustic Energy's WDT waveguide tech, as observed in its recent AE1 Active. An evolution of the DXT lens, it reshapes the excessive frequency sound-wave to support imaging and supply a much broader listening zone, making the sound more room-filling.

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Slot ports within the back scale back mid-range colouration and toughen bass response, whilst mass-loading subject material within the base improves cabinet damping and bass keep watch over. It has a new look too, with a slimline look and smaller footprint.

Acoustic Energy has additionally introduced a brand new speaker, the AE100. It's a bookshelf/standmount quantity, designed to give excessive sound power ranges from a small package deal. Inside is a 110mm motive force, constructed around an extremely high-force motor device making an allowance for a particularly long throw underneath keep watch over. A slot-shaped bass duct port provides enough cross-sectional area to prevent the air turning into audible as it strikes through the duct. Plus there's a 28mm soft dome tweeter with Wide Dispersion Technology.

Both audio system are to be had this month. Prices differ from £199 for the AE100 in walnut vinyl veneer to £549 for the AE109 in satin black. They will be joined this summer via the AE107 centre speaker and AE108 subwoofer, making a complete 5.1 set-up.

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