1-Series launched by Acoustic Energy

1-Series launched in the UK

Acoustic Energy 1 Series Group (Walnut)The 1-Series is the second range to launch as part of AE’s completely new loudspeaker portfolio mixing traditional AE values and designs with cutting edge manufacturing and contemporary cosmetics. Designed to work in harmony with smaller rooms, the 1-Series range of entry-level loudspeakers brings audiophile performance to the budget loudspeaker market. Packed with AE design heritage, high performance drivers and finished in a choice of outstanding finishes, the 1-Series sets a new standard for budget loudspeaker design.

Aiming to achieve much of the performance of the well-reviewed 3-Series loudspeakers at a lower price, the 1-Series uses smaller sized cabinets with vinyl-wrap finish compared to the 3-Series’ hand finished gloss lacquer. Cabinet architecture, braced heavyweight fibreboard construction, the perfect-phase crossover design and even AE’s new the new soft-dome tweeter have been grafted over from the 3-Series. By utilising much of the 3-Series cabinet tooling, the 1-Series benefits from sub-surface magnetic grille mounts for a luxury ‘high-end’ look with the grilles removed.

The 1-Series also benefits from the latest iteration of AE’s signature aluminium cone mid/bass drivers, hard anodised on both sides to create ceramic layer/aluminium sandwich with exceptional stiffness. The smooth pressed-construction cones (the 3-Series uses high-end spun aluminium cones) offer outstanding speed and coherence, allowing the 1-Series range to offer new levels of musical dynamics and articulation at the price.

While the 1-Series acoustic design hails a return to AE’s roots, the cabinets are at the cutting edge of loudspeaker engineering and cosmetics. Each model in the range is reflex loaded with a front mounted slot-port. This significantly reduces port turbulence and has been tuned to deliver faster, deeper LF than traditional port tube loading. Front porting allows even the floorstanding model to be placed closer to back walls than rear-ported designs and positioning the slot at the base of the baffle affords greater room-coupling support for ultra-low frequency reproduction.

103 launches as part of the new AE 1-SeriesThe 1-Series continues AE’s philosophy of merging the very best of AE’s technology and pro-derived acoustic principles with contemporary design and luxurious finishes. The 1-Series comprises the 101 stand mount, 103 floorstander, 107 centre and 108 subwoofer and is available in black ash and walnut vinyl wrap finishes.

You can see the 1-Series at Sound & Vision – The Bristol Show (February 21st – 23rd) or find your nearest stockist on our website. Please note that we are rebuilding our UK dealer base due to our new distribution agreement with Henley Designs, if you can’t find a dealer local to you then please contact us.

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