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101 Review: HiFi Choice

101 Review: HiFi Choice

The October issue of HiFi Choice features the 101 in a mini test against some of its rivals. The 101 was pitched against three other speakers and came away with a four star review. Reviewer, Ed Selley, noting that “Detail retrieval is uniformly good and there is an impressive sense of soundstage. The overall result is a speaker that is a handsome and capable all-rounder…” More Information 1-Series Where to Buy HiFi Choice

1-Series Review: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision

1-Series Review: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision

The July Issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine features two reviews on the 1-Series. The 101 5.101 Home Cinema System comprises 2 pairs of 101 stand mounts, a 107 centre and 108 active subwoofer.  Pitted against a range of other 5.1 speaker packages in a group test, the 5.1 system certainly held its own against its rivals. To quote the review: “It’s a big and punchy performance, but it’s refined too. The sound is clear, with a healthy balance to the tonal diet.” “… if you’re tight on space and looking for something easy to accommodate, this package is well worth investing.” FOR: “Well integrated; clean, detailed sound; easy to accommodate.” VERDICT: “This package is a great all-rounderRead More…

1-Series 5.1 Review: Home Cinema Choice

1-Series 5.1 Review: Home Cinema Choice

The May issue of Home Cinema Choice includes a review of the 5.1 setup of the 1-Series. The system comprises the 101 stand mount, 103 floorstander, 107 centre and 108 subwoofer. To read the full review please buy a copy of the magazine, but here are a few choice quotes: “Even driven very hard, these cabinets manage to stay smooth and civilised, without coming at the expense of detail and impact.” “The 1-Series is well built, reasonably atractive and offers a pleasing all-round performance.” “Well built and well finished; refined and cohesive sound; easy to drive; keenly priced.” More Information 1-Series Where to Buy Home Cinema Choice

101 Review: HiFi Pig

101 Review: HiFi Pig

HiFi Pig are the latest to review our 101 speakers. Read a few choice comments as they reveal why they gave them a “Recommended” badge and then make the jump to their website to read the full review… “I found the imaging was precise and broad spanned, only just outside the speaker boundaries. Height and depth were both fine, aided no doubt by the contoured driver surrounds. They were equally at home on a desk surrounded by computer paraphernalia, so placement isn’t critical, aided of course by being front ported for the bass reflex.” “They didn’t elicit any listening fatigue from me even after a few hours of critical listening with a wide variety of music genres.” “I found themRead More…

103 Review: HiFi World

103 Review: HiFi World

We’ve just received a review on the new AE103 floorstander from HiFi World magazine. They didn’t just like them, they loved them! Awarding the 103s a 5 Globe rating and declaring them “OUTSTANDING – amongst the best”. We don’t want to give too much away, but make sure you pick up a copy of the magazine to read the full review, and just to tide you over here are a few more quotes: “Big, uncoloured sound with plenty of detail. Ideal for smaller rooms.” “They image extremely well, have good details and don’t need masses of power to reach decent listening levels.” “Factor in their fine build quality allied to an elegant –looking cabinet and they are something of aRead More…

103 Review: HiFi Choice

103 Review: HiFi Choice

HiFi Choice has just released their group test review of the 103, our new 1-Series floorstanding model. Pitted against a further five models the 103 did not disappoint in the blind test session. We are pleased to say that they came out with a 5 Star review and Recommended tag with the overall conclusion “Great value compact affordable floorstander.” Here are a few more choice quotes, but make sure you pick up a copy of the magazine to read the full test and review. “…it’s small but perfectly formed with a bright, breezy, open and musical sound and surprisingly inexpensive too. Great value!” “Punchy, propulsive, musical sound; build and finish.” “A seriously impressive performer at the price.” More Information 1-SeriesRead More…

101 First Review: HiFi World

101 First Review: HiFi World

Hi-Fi World have been the first UK magazine to review the new 101 and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. As usual, to read the full review, you’ll have to pick up a copy at your local news agent, but we’ll leave you with the conclusion: “Entry-level they may be, but the Acoustic Energy 101s are an admirably refined and beguiling speaker. Unlike some rivals, they have a natural, even tonal balance with a detailed mid-range and decent levels of bass for their size. Add to that a superb build quality and you have one very tempting package. Anyone looking for a sub-£300 loudspeaker that both looks and sounds a lot more expensive really has to take these loudspeakers.”Read More…

103 First Review: HiFiWigwam

103 First Review: HiFiWigwam

The 103 has just received its first UK review from HiFi Wigwam, and we are more than happy with what they had to say! Here are a few choice comments from the review, but make sure you head on over to their website to read the full review. “What we have is a great performing pair of loudspeakers that would be a huge upgrade for those people graduating from a £200 set of stand-mounts, or the budget conscious buyer looking to downsize a big system without giving up on sound quality. Proceed firmly, directly and with vigour to a friendly dealer for a demonstration!” “What these speakers do is properly portray scale, in the way that £550 stand-mounts will struggle.Read More…