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Acoustic Energy AE1 Active (Piano Black)

Active Speakers Per Pair

In-store Clearance item

Open Box Guide Price (2 available across all stores) £889 .950000
Last brand new price £1050 .000000

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”If you’re looking for active speakers, you owe it to yourself to audition these.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ 2018 award winner.

Legendary speakers – made active

Famous for their sound for over three decades, the AE1s are truly legendary speakers. Now available in active form, you’re not only saving space but also guaranteed amps that are perfectly matched to the speakers.

Hear the sound – precisely as it should be
Pioneering metal cone technology has meant these speakers did, and still do, sound incredibly precise and neutral. Dynamic and low in distortion, these speakers let you hear every last drop of detail – just as the artist intended.

Smooth, Class A/B amp
Each speaker is fitted with a dedicated, 50-watt Class A/B amplifier. This gives perfect balance and soundstaging between the speakers. The powerful amps also mean that room-filling, party pumping volumes are easy to achieve – even from these compact speakers. Individual bass and treble controls let you trim the sound to suit.

Studio compatible
Acoustic Energy’s studio heritage makes these speakers just as happy in a small studio as a home environment. Featuring pro-standard XLR balanced inputs and typically precise sound quality, the AE1 Active speakers make ideal monitors in small or travel studios.

Choice of luxury finishes
Available in Piano gloss black, white or real cherry wood veneer, the AE1 Active speakers look every bit as good as they sound. Slim profile, magnetically attached grilles are also included for a more discreet style.

For home or home studio, the Acoustic Energy AE1 Active speakers are simply the best active speakers in their class.
Speaker Enclosure Type
Bass Reflex
Speaker Type Enclosure - Filter
Bass reflex - rear port
XLR Inputs
Frequency Response (Hz)
42 - 28,000
Power Rating (Watts)
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
185 x 300 x 250
Weight (KG)
18 (Pair)
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  • Representative 21.9% APR (variable)
  • Purchase rate 21.9% p.a. (variable)
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