Announcing the arrival of the Acoustic Energy AE120

120 Walnut

Acoustic Energy is proud to announce the launch of a new addition to its award-winning 100 Series – the flagship AE120.

The AE120 is a true 3-way design that offers a big sound from a slimline enclosure, tastefully styled to blend into a wide range of domestic environments. Twin bass drive units underpin the room filling performance with a dedicated mid-range driver housed in its own enclosure, carefully designed to mitigate the harmful effects of rear wave reflections. Integrated within the perfectly matched Wide Dispersion Technology (WDT) waveguide, AE’s 25mm soft dome tweeter manages the high frequencies with controlled dispersion, high sensitivity and low distortion.

The 3-way crossover is impedance compensated to avoid the resonance issues which would otherwise slow bass delivery and colour midrange performance. Particular attention has also been paid to the phase and time alignment for optimum integration and soundstage. The result is a loudspeaker offering smooth, wide dispersion high frequencies with a clean midrange and lightning fast bass. The inert cabinet enclosure is constructed from 18mm MDF and like it’s smaller AE109 brother, supplied mass loaded to help dampen cabinet vibrations. The internal bracing system has been carefully tuned to reduce cabinet resonances and midrange colouration, whilst the new AE120 benefits from a subtlety styled, discrete satin black plinth to aide stability, further improving dynamics and stereo focus.

“Since the launch of the 100 Series, our customers have been asking for a bigger, bolder version of the AE109, so we’ve designed the new AE120 with taller dimensions while keeping a slim-line footprint and with more power thanks to its 3-way configuration” comments Mat Spandl, MD.

At the rear, a slot port is located to reduce mid-range colouration and improve bass response. Another benchmark feature carried over from the AE109 is mass loading material supplied in the base of the cabinets offering improved cabinet damping, bass control and a net speaker weight of 19kg. Cabinet finish options include attractive Walnut Vinyl veneer and Satin Black with magnetic grilles to complete their visual appeal.  

Mat Spandl continues, “We believe the end-result is a larger, stylish and more powerful version of the AE109. It embodies all Acoustic Energy’s renowned qualities, while setting the benchmark again for style, performance, build quality and value”.

The new AE120s are available from authorised retailers only from December. UK SRPs are £799.99 for Walnut vinyl veneer and £849.99 for the Satin Black finish.