New flagship speakers to premier at The Bristol Show

Acoustic Energy AE509 (Walnut)

Acoustic Energy is proud to announce The Bristol Show will host the official launch of the all-new flagship range of prestigious loudspeakers – the 500 Series.

Comprising two models, the AE500 stand-mount and AE509 floor-stander boast our newly developed Carbon fibre tweeters and mid/bass drivers, designed to match the pistonic power and accuracy of our legendary ceramic aluminium drivers but with improved self-damping for a smoother, more transparent sound.

Our new 500 Series tweeter features a brand new 25mm carbon fibre dome. Carbon fibre is much lighter and better damped than other typical hard dome materials and provides a lightning fast, natural sound which will surprise the listener with its neutrality. The new cast aluminium WDT waveguide on the high frequency driver is positioned close to the mid/bass driver for optimum dispersion and is extremely stiff to reduce vibration being passed to the tweeter, ensuring sweet, clear and natural highs.

The 125mm mid/bass drivers include new oversized 35mm voice coils for low thermal compression and very high motor force factor to provide a highly dynamic yet controlled bass response. The woofer has an optimised motor and suspension system for maximum linearity and lowest distortion ensuring mid-range definition, whilst the lightweight nature of the carbon fibre cone material increases transient speed and clarity.

The AE509 design a Mid Tweeter Mid/bass (MTM) driver layout with a 2.5way crossover using high voltage polypropylene film wound capacitors and air core inductors at critical locations for optimum dispersion, through a smaller acoustic source size within the crossover region.

These unique drivers are housed in our new 18mm Resonance Suppression Composite (RSC) cabinets, evolved from the prestigious Reference Series and featuring the same constrained layer composite to greatly reduce cabinet acoustic radiation, which would otherwise colour the sound. The cabinets are finished in high gloss Piano black and white or American walnut wood veneer. Solid Aluminium bars are supplied with the AE509s to ensure rigid floor-coupling and maximum stability, whilst the stiffness of the metal structure reduces the room to speaker interaction.

MD Mat Spandl comments “The new 500 Series is a first for AE, we have spent a considerable amount of time developing the Carbon Fibre transducers and perfecting our unique cabinet technology. The results have been proven and I’m confident we’ve developed a new flagship range with exceptional sound, build quality and value.”

The new 500 Series will be available from authorised retailers only from Spring 2019. UK SRPs are £1,000 for the AE500 and £2,300 for the AE509.