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Acoustic Energy 100 Series Loudspeakers


The latest adaptation of Acoustic Energy’s globally acclaimed 100 Series features an all-new, innovative design from the ground up…

The new 100 Series introduces a plethora of evolutionary improvements focused on refining the listening experience. All models (aside from AE108² Subwoofer) feature our WDT (Wide Dispersion Tweeter) waveguide for improved dispersion, now taking cues from our 500 Series with mid/bass drivers moved closer to the tweeter. The drive units are all-new and designed in tandem to offer seamless integration along with improved response and power handling. Slot ports to the rear of each cabinet reduce chuffing & distortion, thanks to a new tooled vent to further smooth airflow. Finally, as a first at this price point, the 100 Series uses HDF (High Density Fibreboard) construction to allow thinner cabinet walls with no loss in mass or stiffness – the result is larger internal volume providing deeper bass response for minimal external size increase.

This elegant, compact yet powerful range of speakers embodies all the qualities Acoustic Energy is renowned for, while taking advantage of everything we’ve learned in our continuous journey of development.

AE100²

The AE100² is a compact standmount/bookshelf loudspeaker that exhibits qualities which perfectly embody those of Acoustic Energy.

The AE100² has been designed with a view to achieving high sound pressure levels from a small enclosure. This is obtained principally through the use of a 130mm mid-bass drive unit built around an ultra-high force, long throw motor system. Bass performance is augmented by a slot shaped duct allowing for a considerable cross-sectional area while negating the issues of air turbulence.

A 25mm soft dome tweeter featuring our Wide Dispersion Technology completes the driver compliment and is housed within a 15mm HDF cabinet. Taking design cues from the award-winning 500 Series and finished in a choice of satin white, black or walnut vinyl veneer finishes. The AE100² is sure to look good placed on speaker stands or bookshelves, while delivering a sound that belies its compact size.

AE109²

The AE109² is designed to offer effortless, room filling performance from a slimline floor-standing loudspeaker in much the same way the world acclaimed original AE109 did 20 years ago. To do this, two 130mm paper drivers utilising an ultra-high force motor system are used in partnership with a 25mm soft dome tweeter. The 2.5-way crossover features a unique topology allowing integration and power handling previously un-achievable from this type of speaker. Particular attention has been paid to the phase and time alignment for the most cohesive performance possible.

Like the AE100² stand-mount speaker, the driver and crossover are housed within a substantial 15mm HDF cabinet that takes styling cues from the award winning 500 Series. The result is an audio product with clean and uncluttered lines that can still deliver the thrilling and powerful presentation Acoustic Energy owners have come to expect. Satin black and walnut vinyl veneer finishes are available.







AE120²

As the flagship of the range, the AE120² is the largest model in the 100 series and a true 3-way design. This speaker 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, Acoustic Energy’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 mid-range 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 mid-range and lightning fast bass. The inert cabinet enclosure is constructed from 15mm HDF and like it’s smaller AE109²brother, supplied mass loaded to help dampen cabinet vibrations. The internal bracing system has been carefully tuned to reduce cabinet resonances and mid-range colouration, whilst the new AE120²benefits from a subtlety styled, discrete satin black plinth to aide stability, further improving dynamics and stereo focus.





AE107²

For home cinema and multi-channel music systems, the AE107² is a 2-way horizontal mount loudspeaker designed for centre channel applications. The AE107² delivers exceptional articulation and detail throughout the vocal range, augmented by powerful bass performance from the reflex loaded rear slot port. The compact centre speaker can be sited within a cabinet or on a shelf.






AE108² - Arriving Summer 2022

The AE108² is a new, compact, yet extremely powerful active subwoofer. Designed to work seamlessly as part of a multi-channel system including the AE100²s, AE109²s, AE120²s and AE107², the AE108² is ideal for the modern home where controlled bass performance is required without compromising the living space.

At less than one cubic foot in size, the AE108² can be positioned discretely. Finished in a choice of satin black or walnut vinyl veneer finishes, the AE108² delivers a bass punch that belies its compact size.






Acoustic Energy AE100² (Walnut, No Grille)

AE100²

The AE100² is a compact standmount/bookshelf loudspeaker that exhibits qualities which perfectly embody those of Acoustic Energy.

The AE100² has been designed with a view to achieving high sound pressure levels from a small enclosure. This is obtained principally through the use of a 130mm mid-bass drive unit built around an ultra-high force, long throw motor system. Bass performance is augmented by a slot shaped duct allowing for a considerable cross-sectional area while negating the issues of air turbulence.

A 25mm soft dome tweeter featuring our Wide Dispersion Technology completes the driver compliment and is housed within a 15mm HDF cabinet. Taking design cues from the award-winning 500 Series and finished in a choice of satin white, black or walnut vinyl veneer finishes. The AE100² is sure to look good placed on speaker stands or bookshelves, while delivering a sound that belies its compact size.

AE109² (Walnut, No Grille)

AE109²

The AE109² is designed to offer effortless, room filling performance from a slimline floor-standing loudspeaker in much the same way the world acclaimed original AE109 did 20 years ago. To do this, two 130mm paper drivers utilising an ultra-high force motor system are used in partnership with a 25mm soft dome tweeter. The 2.5-way crossover features a unique topology allowing integration and power handling previously un-achievable from this type of speaker. Particular attention has been paid to the phase and time alignment for the most cohesive performance possible.

Like the AE100² stand-mount speaker, the driver and crossover are housed within a substantial 15mm HDF cabinet that takes styling cues from the award winning 500 Series. The result is an audio product with clean and uncluttered lines that can still deliver the thrilling and powerful presentation Acoustic Energy owners have come to expect. Satin black and walnut vinyl veneer finishes are available.

AE120² (Walnut, No Grille)

AE120²

As the flagship of the range, the AE120² is the largest model in the 100 series and a true 3-way design. This speaker 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, Acoustic Energy’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 mid-range 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 mid-range and lightning fast bass. The inert cabinet enclosure is constructed from 15mm HDF and like it’s smaller AE109²brother, supplied mass loaded to help dampen cabinet vibrations. The internal bracing system has been carefully tuned to reduce cabinet resonances and mid-range colouration, whilst the new AE120²benefits from a subtlety styled, discrete satin black plinth to aide stability, further improving dynamics and stereo focus.

Acoustic Energy AE107² (Walnut, No Grille)

AE107²

For home cinema and multi-channel music systems, the AE107² is a 2-way horizontal mount loudspeaker designed for centre channel applications. The AE107² delivers exceptional articulation and detail throughout the vocal range, augmented by powerful bass performance from the reflex loaded rear slot port. The compact centre speaker can be sited within a cabinet or on a shelf.

Acoustic Energy AE108² (Walnut)

AE108² - Arriving Summer 2022

The AE108² is a new, compact, yet extremely powerful active subwoofer. Designed to work seamlessly as part of a multi-channel system including the AE100²s, AE109²s, AE120²s and AE107², the AE108² is ideal for the modern home where controlled bass performance is required without compromising the living space.

At less than one cubic foot in size, the AE108² can be positioned discretely. Finished in a choice of satin black or walnut vinyl veneer finishes, the AE108² delivers a bass punch that belies its compact size.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

TWEETER

Acoustic Energy’s bespoke 25mm soft dome tweeter was designed in tandem with the 100 Series bass driver to offer optimum integration and tonal matching. Paired with our Wide Dispersion Technology waveguide, the crossover region between drive units is audibly seamless whilst the high-power neodymium motor assembly ensures reliable, distortion-free high-volume playback.

DRIVERS

The 130mm bass/mid driver used in the 100 Series has been developed with a high power, long excursion motor to provide satisfying volume levels and bass extension from relatively compact enclosures. The doped paper cone enables a higher crossover point for smoother mid-range and seamless crossover with the tweeter, creating extremely high fidelity, detailed and above all musical sound reproduction.

CABINET

The 100 Series uses thin, 15mm high density (HDF) enclosures with carefully tuned bracing, reducing harmful resonances whilst retaining body and substance from compact, practical cabinets. The rear slot porting* enhances smooth bass extension with minimal room impact, allowing easy placement. The AE109² and AE120² feature inert mass-loading for additional stability and acoustic damping, all models come supplied with slim magnetic grilles.

*The AE108² is a sealed box with no slot port.

SPECIFICATIONS


Drive Unit:

Tweeter:
Frequency Range:
Sensitivity:
Peak SPL:
Power Handling:
Crossover Frequency:
Impedance:
Design:
Grilles:
Dimensions (mm):
Weight:
Finishes:

 

AE100²
130mm paper cone
25mm fabric dome
51Hz – 26kHz
87dB
112dB
120w
2.9kHz
6ohms
2-way
Slim, cloth magnetic fit
290 x 165 x 250 (HxWxD)
9.2kg (pair)
Satin Black, Satin White and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE109²
130mm paper cones
25mm fabric dome
41Hz – 26kHz
89dB
115dB
175w
275Hz, 2.5kHz
6ohms
2.5-way
Slim, cloth magnetic fit
860 x 165 x 250 (HxWxD)
16kg (each)
Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE120²
130mm paper cones
25mm fabric dome
39Hz – 26kHz
90dB
116dB
200w
300Hz, 2.7kHz
6ohms
3-way
Slim, cloth magnetic fit
950 x 165 x 250 (HxWxD, inc. plinth)
19kg (each)
Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer


Drive Unit:

Tweeter:
Frequency Range:
Sensitivity:
Peak SPL:
Power Handling:
Crossover Frequency:
Impedance:
Design:
Grilles:
Dimensions (mm):
Weight:
Finishes:

 

AE107²
130mm paper cones
25mm fabric dome
55Hz – 26kHz
89dB
115dB
175w
2.2kHz
6ohms
2-way
Slim, cloth magnetic fit
175 x 380 x 250 (HxWxD)
4.6kg (each)
Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE108²
250mm high-excursion doped and stiffened paper cone

30Hz – 110Hz

108dB
150w
40 – 110Hz adjustable



290mm³
8kg (each)
Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE100²

Drive Unit: 130mm paper cone
Tweeter: 25mm fabric dome
Frequency Range: 51Hz – 26kHz
Sensitivity: 87dB
Peak SPL: 112dB
Power Handling: 120w
Crossover Frequency: 2.9kHz
Impedance: 6ohms
Design: 2-way
Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm): 290 x 165 x 250 (HxWxD)
Weight: 9.2kg (pair)
Finishes: Satin Black, Satin White and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE109²

Drive Unit: 130mm paper cones
Tweeter: 25mm fabric dome
Frequency Range: 41Hz – 26kHz
Sensitivity: 89dB
Peak SPL: 115dB
Power Handling: 175w
Crossover Frequency: 275Hz, 2.5kHz
Impedance: 6ohms
Design: 2.5-way
Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm): 860 x 165 x 250 (HxWxD)
Weight: 16kg (each)
Finishes: Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE120²

Drive Unit: 130mm paper cones
Tweeter: 25mm fabric dome
Frequency Range: 39Hz – 26kHz
Sensitivity: 90dB
Peak SPL: 116dB
Power Handling: 200w
Crossover Frequency: 300Hz, 2.7kHz
Impedance: 6ohms
Design: 3-way
Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm): 950 x 165 x 250 (HxWxD, inc. plinth)
Weight: 19kg (each)
Finishes: Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE107²

Drive Unit: 110mm paper cones
Tweeter: 25mm fabric dome
Frequency Range: 55Hz – 26kHz
Sensitivity: 89dB
Peak SPL: 115dB
Power Handling: 175w
Crossover Frequency: 2.2kHz
Impedance: 6ohms
Design: 2-way
Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm): 175 x 380 x 250 (HxWxD)
Weight: 4.6kg (each)
Finishes: Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE108²

Type: Sealed box, downward firing driver
Drive Unit: 
250mm high-excursion doped and stiffened paper cone
Frequency Range: 30Hz – 110Hz
Peak SPL: 108dB
Power Handling: 150w
Crossover Frequency: 40 – 110Hz adjustable
Dimensions (mm): 290mm³
Weight: 8kg (each)
Finishes: Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer

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