Acoustic Energy AE109

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Product code: AE109
£495.00 £499.00
Floorstand Hi-Fi Speakers - The Acoustic Energy AE109 prove that great things do come in small packages. Power, precision, insight and sheer musical entertainment are some of the party tricks provided by these diminutive speakers.
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Acoustic Energy AE109 - Hifi Choice 5 star review - Premier Sounds Hifi Cornwall

"An attractive, affordable small floorstander,
Acoustic Energy’s AE109 sounds unexpectedly
refined for its price and yet is unerringly
good fun to listen to, across a
wide variety of music."

'Hi-Fi Choice July 17'
5 Star Review.

OUR VERDICT - Now we aren't being lazy ( Maybe a little bit ) As you read on you may find that our verdict is the same for all the Acoustic Energy AE100 series speakers. That's because AE have made the tonality of the speaker exactly the same through the range the only thing that changes is how big the sound is.

If you were thinking small speakers mean a small sound, you’d be wrong. When combined with the supremely capable and entertaining Audiolab 6000A & 6000CDT you will have a system that is sure to entertain for years to come.

The pre loaded cabinet produces a surprisingly expansive and spacious presentation that wouldn’t be out of place from rivals twice the size. There’s a good amount of precision here and the low end is supremely taught, agile and surprisingly deep. The presentation stays stable even when the music becomes demanding.

We start with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and the Acoustic Energy AE 109 sound way bigger than expected, delivering a sense of authority and solidity totally out of keeping with their size. With eyes closed we would never guess the speakers are so small.

The AE's presentation is wonderfully cohesive, the three drivers integrating seamlessly, and the sound is appealingly robust. Dynamics are strong too, with larger-scale dynamic shifts handled with confidence even at higher volumes.

Moving onto Stevie Wonder’s Superstition shows off the Acoustic Energy 109 excellent handling of rhythms. It’s surefooted, and communicates the drive of the music superbly.

There’s plenty of attack here, yet enough in the way of insight and refinement to keep us happy. Stevie’s distinctive vocals come through with clarity and passion, while the hard-charging instrumentation is organised well - THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED

AWARD WINNING HERITAGE
The AE109 is designed to offer effortless, room filling performance from a slimline floorstanding loudspeaker in much the same way the world acclaimed original AE109 did 20 years ago. To do this, two 110mm drivers utilising an ultra high force motor system are used in partnership with a 25mm soft dome tweeter. The 2.5 way crossover features a unique topology allowing integration and power handling previously unachievable from this type of speaker. Particular attention has been paid to the phase and time alignment for the most cohesive performance possible.

Reference Styling
Like the AE100 standmount speaker, the driver and crossover are housed within a substantial 18mm MDF cabinet that takes styling cues from the award winning Reference Series. The result is an audio product with clean and uncluttered lines that can still deliver the thrilling and powerful presentation that Acoustic Energy owners have come to expect. Satin black and walnut vinyl veneer finishes are available.


Acoustic Energy AE109 Specifications
Frequency Response 40 - 35 kHz
Bass Driver Dual 110mm Paper Cones
Treble Driver 25mm Dome
Sensitivity (2.83v @ 1m) 89 dB
Power Handling 150 Watts
Nominal Impedance 4 Ohms
Dimensions 800 x 160 x 240 MM ( H x W x D )
Weight 17.5 Kg Each
 
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HiFi Choice from UK -
An attractive, affordable small floorstander, Acoustic Energy’s AE109 sounds unexpectedly refined for its price and yet is unerringly good fun to listen to, across a wide variety of music. If you’re in the market for this sort of loudspeaker, it’s an essential audition. Hear it if you possibly can
Type Floorstanding Speakers
Price Match Audio Affair
GTIN 05036473003182
Product Code AE109
Brand Acoustic Energy
Condition New