The 1-Series is the second range to be launched as part of Acoustic Energy’s completely new loudspeaker AEportfolio, mixing traditional AE values and designs with cutting edge manufacturing and contemporary cosmetics. Designed to work in harmony with smaller rooms, the 1-Series range of entry-level loudspeakers “brings audiophile performance to the budget loudspeaker market” say Acoustic Energy.

Inspired by the 3-Series speaker range, the 1-Series models have been designed to keep the same sound signature as their bigger siblings, but to be available at a lower price. The cabinet architecture, braced heavyweight fibreboard construction, perfect-phase crossover design, new 28mm soft dome tweeter and sub-surface magnetic grille mounts have been carried over from the 3-Series into this new range.

1-Series speakers utilise the latest iteration of AE’s signature aluminium cone mid/bass drivers. These premium drivers are hard-anodised on both sides to create a ceramic layer-aluminium sandwich with exceptional stiffness.

Each speaker in the range is reflex loaded with a slot-port mounted on the front panel. By front porting, it also means that even the 103 floorstanding model can be placed closer to back walls than rear-ported speakers, and positioning the slot at the base of the baffle affords greater room-coupling support for ultra-low frequency reproduction.

The 1-Series continues AE’s philosophy of merging the very best of the company’s own technology and pro-derived acoustic principles with contemporary design and luxurious finishes. The 1-Series are available now in Black Ash and Walnut vinyl-wrap finishes.

AE 101

The AE 101 stand-mount loudspeaker features a 110mm bass driver and AE’s new 28mm soft dome tweeter and has been designed with flexible room placement in mind. SRP: £275.00 (pair)

AE 103

The AE 103 floorstanding loudspeaker is a true 2.5-way configuration and adds to the 101 driver compliment with a second 110mm mid/bass driver in its own reflex loaded enclosure in the lower section of the cabinet. SRP: £550.00 (pair)

AE 107

For Home Cinema and multi-channel music systems, the AE 107 is a two-way horizontal-mount loudspeaker designed for centre channel duties and uses a pair of AE’s 110mm 1-Series drivers.  SRP: £199.00 (each)

AE 108

The 1-Series subwoofer, the AE 108, is a compact active sub-bass system, designed to be at its very best when used in pairs. It mates a 200mm long throw bass driver with a 150 Watt amplifier in a cabinet just 28litre in size and is AE’s most compact subwoofer to date. SRP: £349.00 (each).

The full 1-Series range is available in the UK now and distributed by Henley Design .

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