It’s 18 years since the AE1 Reference first wowed reviewers and became the audio-industry benchmark for compact loudspeaker design. To celebrate the AE1 is back for 2005/6 in its completely original form. Designed from the outset as a semi-professional monitor, painstaking attention to detail in the design and construction of cabinets, crossovers and baffles ensure the new AE1 Classic reproduces complex, dynamic material as faithful as the award winning original.
Despite its diminutive size the AE1 Classic offers the soundstage, depth and breadth of much larger loudspeakers thanks to its innovative metal drivers and reflex ported cabinet. The extremely rigid design and high power handling creates a sophisticated blend of clarity, speed and dynamics that once again sets the standard for small box loudspeakers in both the studio and the home.
'Brilliantly successful remake of an iconic design; not flawless, but surely one of the most musical speakers ever made' HiFi World - April 2006
Bass/Mid Driver: 110mm ceramic sandwich aluminium cone. 32mm edge-wound voice-coil.
Tweeter: 25mm magnesium alloy dome.
Crossover: Symmetrical third order at 3kHz.
Power Handling: Compatible with amplifiers rated at up to 200 Watts into 8 Ohms
Frequency Response: 70Hz - 22kHz ±3dB
Sensitivity: 86dB for 2.83V at 1m
Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion: Typically less than 0.3%, 200Hz to 20kHz
Power Compression: Less than 1dB for 16dB gain at 250Hz
Dimensions: (H x W x D): 295 x 180 x 255mm
Weight: 7.5kg (single, unpacked)