100 Series

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Given the demanding requirements that led to the creation of the original 1 Series, it may sound surprising that we’ve been able to obtain even higher performance from more compact enclosures at more affordable prices… the 100 Series is physical proof this is possible.

The new 100 Series introduces a number of improvements and evolutionary changes all focused on refining the listening experience at the same time as providing a more room friendly loudspeaker. We’ve introduced our WDT tweeter assembly from the AE1 Active, which creates far better in-room dispersion, as well as locating our slot ports to the rear for less midrange colouration and improved bass response. At the same time, the external design has been improved for a more elegant appearance and smaller footprint that should work well in a wide variety of surroundings. With higher quality fit and finish than ever before available from our entry level ranges, new colour and vinyl options and neat magnetic grilles the visual appeal is higher than ever.

The result is a stylish and more powerful range of speakers that embodies all of the qualities that Acoustic Energy is renowned for while taking advantage of everything that we have learned in our continuous process of development.

AE100

The AE100 is a compact standmount / bookshelf loudspeaker that exhibits qualities which perfectly embody those of Acoustic Energy.

The AE100 has been designed with a view to achieving high sound pressure levels from an extremely small enclosure. This is obtained principally through the use of a 110mm 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, that’s housed within an 18mm MDF cabinet. Taking design cues from the award winning Reference Series and finished in a choice of satin black or walnut vinyl veneer finishes, the AE100 is sure to look good wherever you choose to place it while delivering a sound that belies its compact size.

AE109

The AE109 is designed to offer effortless, room filling performance from a slimline floorstanding loudspeaker in much the same way the world acclaimed original AE109 did 20 years ago. To do this, two 110mm 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 AE100 standmount speaker, the driver and crossover are housed within a substantial 18mm MDF cabinet that takes styling cues from the award winning Reference Series. The result is an audio product with clean and uncluttered lines that can still deliver the thrilling and powerful presentation that Acoustic Energy owners have come to expect. Satin black and walnut vinyl veneer finishes are available.

AE120

As a flagship, the AE120 is the largest model in the 100 series range and a true 3-way design. The 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, 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 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 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 mid-range colouration, whilst the new AE120 benefits from a subtlety styled, discrete satin black plinth to aide stability, further improving dynamics and stereo focus.

AE107

For home cinema and multi-channel music systems, the AE107 is a two way horizontal mount loudspeaker designed for centre channel applications.

The AE107 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, shelf or wall mounted.

AE108²

The AE108² is a new, compact, yet extremely powerful active subwoofer with remote control for easy set-up and adjustability.

Designed to work seamlessly as part of a multi-channel system including the AE100’s, AE109’s, AE120’s and AE107, 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 and adjusted with the supplied remote control to achieve the ideal audio balance from the listening position. Finished in a choice of satin black or walnut vinyl veneer finishes, the AE108² delivers a bass punch that belies its compact size.

AE100 (Walnut, No Grille)

AE100

The AE100 is a compact standmount / bookshelf loudspeaker that exhibits qualities which perfectly embody those of Acoustic Energy.

The AE100 has been designed with a view to achieving high sound pressure levels from an extremely small enclosure. This is obtained principally through the use of a 110mm 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, that’s housed within an 18mm MDF cabinet. Taking design cues from the award winning Reference Series and finished in a choice of satin black or walnut vinyl veneer finishes, the AE100 is sure to look good wherever you choose to place it while delivering a sound that belies its compact size.

AE109 (Walnut, No Grille)

AE109

The AE109 is designed to offer effortless, room filling performance from a slimline floorstanding loudspeaker in much the same way the world acclaimed original AE109 did 20 years ago. To do this, two 110mm 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 AE100 standmount speaker, the driver and crossover are housed within a substantial 18mm MDF cabinet that takes styling cues from the award winning Reference Series. The result is an audio product with clean and uncluttered lines that can still deliver the thrilling and powerful presentation that Acoustic Energy owners have come to expect. Satin black and walnut vinyl veneer finishes are available.

AE120 (Walnut, No Grille)

AE120

As a flagship, the AE120 is the largest model in the 100 series range and a true 3-way design. The 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, 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 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 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 mid-range colouration, whilst the new AE120 benefits from a subtlety styled, discrete satin black plinth to aide stability, further improving dynamics and stereo focus.

AE107 Centre (Walnut, No Grille)

AE107

For home cinema and multi-channel music systems, the AE107 is a two way horizontal mount loudspeaker designed for centre channel applications.

The AE107 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, shelf or wall mounted.

AE108² Subwoofer (Walnut)

AE108²

The AE108² is a new, compact, yet extremely powerful active subwoofer with remote control for easy set-up and adjustability.

Designed to work seamlessly as part of a multi-channel system including the AE100’s, AE109’s, AE120’s and AE107, 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 and adjusted with the supplied remote control to achieve the ideal audio balance from the listening position. 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

AE’s bespoke 28mm 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 110mm 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 sturdy 18mm MDF 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 AE109 and AE120 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:

AE100
110mm paper cone
25mm dome
45Hz – 35kHz
87dB
110dB
75w
3.6kHz
4ohms
2 way
Slim, cloth magnetic fit
270 x 160 x 240 (HxWxD)

8kg (pair)
Satin Black, Satin White and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE109
110mm paper cones
25mm dome
40Hz – 35kHz
89dB
113dB
150w
2.3kHz
4ohms
2.5 way
Slim, cloth magnetic fit
800 x 160 x 240 (HxWxD)

17.5kg (each)
Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE120
110mm paper cones
25mm dome
40Hz – 35kHz
90dB
114dB
200w
2.4kHz
6ohms
3 way
Slim, cloth magnetic fit
900 x 200 x 300 (HxWxD, inc. plinth)
19kg (each)
Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE107
110mm paper cone
25mm dome
45Hz – 35kHz
90dB
113dB
150w
2kHz
4ohms
2 way
Slim, cloth magnetic fit
165 x 370 x 240 (HxWxD)
6kg (each)
Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE108²
250mm paper cone

30Hz – 110Hz

108dB
150w
40 – 110Hz adjustable



290mm³

8kg (each)
Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE100

Drive Unit: 110mm paper cone
Tweeter: 25mm dome
Frequency Range: 45Hz – 35kHz
Sensitivity: 87dB
Peak SPL: 110dB
Power Handling: 75w
Crossover Frequency: 3.6kHz
Impedance: 4ohms
Design: 2 way
Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm): 270 x 160 x 240 (HxWxD)
Weight: 8kg (pair)
Finishes: Satin Black, Satin White and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE109

Drive Unit: 110mm paper cones
Tweeter: 25mm dome
Frequency Range: 40Hz – 35kHz
Sensitivity: 89dB
Peak SPL: 113dB
Power Handling: 150w
Crossover Frequency: 2.3kHz
Impedance: 4ohms
Design: 2.5 way
Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm): 800 x 160 x 240 (HxWxD)
Weight: 17.5kg (each)
Finishes: Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE120

Drive Unit: 110mm paper cones
Tweeter: 25mm dome
Frequency Range: 40Hz – 35kHz
Sensitivity: 90dB
Peak SPL: 114dB
Power Handling: 200w
Crossover Frequency: 2.4kHz
Impedance: 6ohms
Design: 3 way
Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm): 900 x 200 x 300 (HxWxD, inc. plinth)
Weight: 19kg (each)
Finishes: Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer

AE107

Drive Unit: 110mm paper cone
Tweeter: 25mm dome
Frequency Range: 45Hz – 35kHz
Sensitivity: 90dB
Peak SPL: 113dB
Power Handling: 150w
Crossover Frequency: 2kHz
Impedance: 4ohms
Design: 2 way
Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm): 165 x 370 x 240 (HxWxD)
Weight: 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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