Introducing the Acoustic Energy AE1 Active - Fully Active Two-Way Standmount Speaker
Experience the ultimate combination of refinement, impact, and convenience with the AE1 Active. This two-way standmount speaker integrates class A/B amplification and fully active filter networks, delivering exceptional performance in a self-powered package. With Acoustic Energy's renowned pure piston ceramic aluminium cone technology and proprietary aluminium dome tweeter with WDT waveguide, the AE1 Active ensures superior sound coverage and room integration.
Unmatched Audiophile Performance:
The AE1 Active merges three decades of AE1 refinement with Acoustic Energy's expertise in the active studio monitor sector. Ideal for direct connection to audiophile DAC/Preamps and Hi-Res streamers, this speaker offers unrivalled amplifier-speaker integration and class-leading dynamics. Fully bi-amped with two 50Watt class A/B amplifiers per speaker, the AE1 Active delivers exceptional musical insight and detail that has made the AE1 the go-to choice for audiophiles for over 30 years.
Pure Piston Ceramic Aluminium Cone Technology:
At the heart of the AE1 Active is the unique pure piston ceramic aluminium cone technology. Now in its fifth generation, the 125mm ceramic hard-anodised spun aluminium cone provides exceptional stiffness while remaining lightweight. This eliminates cone flex and break-up nodes, resulting in superior sound reproduction. The 27mm metal dome tweeter, designed by Acoustic Energy, works harmoniously with the Wide Dispersion Technology (WDT) waveguide, ensuring perfect integration with the mid/bass driver and expansive imaging.
Uncompromised Analogue Design:
The AE1 Active proudly features an all-analogue design focused on uncompromised performance. It offers wired analogue inputs, including balanced XLR and standard RCA, high-quality linear power supplies, and pair-matched, high-performance 50Watt Class A/B amplifiers per speaker. The active design allows for accurate tuning to the listening room and placement, with defeatable +/- 2dB trims for bass and treble response. A high-quality analogue volume pot is included for systems without level control on the source component.
Impeccable Cabinet Design:
The AE1 Active boasts a completely redesigned cabinet, featuring extensively braced heavyweight fibreboard construction with internal damping panels. It introduces a slot port to the AE1 design for the first time, benefiting from Acoustic Energy's R&D program into slot port loading. The result is unrivaled cross-sectional area, reduced baffle space, and significantly reduced 'wind-noise' at high volumes.
Maximized Benefits of Active Loudspeaker Design:
The AE1 Active maximizes the advantages of active loudspeaker design, including reduced crossover losses, elimination of speaker cable influences, and unrivaled dynamic power. This cohesive active loudspeaker offers performance that rivals passive speaker/external amplifier setups at much higher price points.
Seamless Integration and Versatility:
With a bandwidth from 40Hz to 25kHz, efficiency of 104dB for 1Vrms, and maximum SPL of 115dB, the AE1 Active outperforms any other small speaker in its class. Whether in a home or recording studio environment, its adjustable bass and treble, along with a choice of RCA or balanced XLR connections, ensure seamless integration into any listening space.
Experience the AE1 Active:
Elevate your audio experience with this fully active standmount speaker that delivers uncompromising performance and convenience. Immerse yourself in the legendary AE1 sound, reimagined for the modern audiophile.
Acoustic Energy AE1 Active Specifications
- 2x50 watt Linear supply Class A/B amplifiers per speaker
- Active 4th order minimum phase crossover
- Fully analogue architecture
- Proprietary Acoustic Energy aluminium dome tweeter optimised for wide bandwidth and low distortion
- Wide Dispersion Technology (WDT) waveguide for enhanced room integration
- RCA and balanced XLR input connections
- Switchable mains voltage 110/240V
- +/- 2dB treble adjustment and +/- 2dB bass cut for precise system integration
- Adjustable volume control on each speaker
- Frequency response 40Hz-25kHz +/-6dB
- CE EN55013/20 safety certification
- IEC mains lead
- Dimensions: 300 x 185 x 250mm (HxWxD)
- Available in Piano Black, White and Cherry real wood veneer finishes