Acoustic Energy AE1 Active (Piano White)

£1,050
Acoustic Energy AE1 Active (Piano White) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Acoustic Energy AE1 Active (Piano White)

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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.
Overview
Speaker Enclosure Type
Bass Reflex
Speaker Type Enclosure - Filter
Bass reflex - rear port
Connectivity
XLR Inputs
Yes
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
42 - 28,000
Power Rating (Watts)
100
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
185 x 300 x 250
Weight
Weight (KG)
18 (Pair)
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AE1 Active - Not my first pair! I have 2 x pairs of AE1 active connected directly to my Cambridge Audio CXN V2 music streamer. These active speakers sound at their best when positioned about 1.5m from the listener. For me, they sound dynamic with good balance of highs and lows. Vocals sound clear and exciting. I strongly recommend a listen if you are looking for a small set of actives for near-field monitoring.
Date published: 2022-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Rich Sounding Speakers I had heard about these speakers online on a few magazine review sites and also some favourable reviews on YouTube. They seemed to me to be exactly what I was looking for as a simple, elegant and sweet sounding solution replacing my HiFi separates. Josh at Richer Sounds Exeter was able to organise a delivery from the manufacturer and I could not be happier with the service and my purchase. Do your ears a favour and give these speakers a listen...you will not be disappointed. They are purely analogue so the front end of your set-up can still be tweaked depending on your preferences for formats rather than being a "one box solution" that can quickly become outdated or superseded. Acoustic Energy have been around a while and they clearly know what amps work with their speakers so you know you're getting the best sound that these can produce. I cannot praise them highly enough, or the staff at Richer Sounds for that matter. .
Date published: 2021-01-11
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Plus, if we can't fix a fault, we will give you a replacement.

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