AE Reference 1 + Stand / pr.

5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$ 2,499.00

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The Acoustic Energy Reference 1 Speaker System incorporates all of AE’s renowned technological expertise in speaker design. The Reference Series has improved upon every aspect of current speaker design to create a true, balanced, dynamic, wide-bandwidth and minimal coloration loudspeaker.

Note: Price includes Reference Stands and free shipping in the USA.

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Acoustic Energy is known throughout the world for their best in class compact stand-mount speaker systems.  The Reference 1 embodies all the best attributes of speakers costing up to 5 times more money, with a value proposition thats hard to match:

Cabinet: Constrained laminate layer construction for maximum resonance damping. A specially designed 7mm MDF/3mm high density Reference1_Rear_5464124v2rubber/5mm MDF sandwich material is used throughout the cabinet enclosure to minimise resonance and external cabinet noise. 

Bass Driver: Huge underhung motor assembly for maximum linear accuracy and control. The motor system comprising twin-wound aluminium voice-coils is thermally bonded to the aluminium cone for absolute minimum distortion and long-throw pistonic accuracy.

Tweeter: The now well-established Vifa Ring-radiator tweeter is used here in our own custom, upgraded specification. Coupled to our DXT® Lens assembly for improved in-room response and dispersion matching to the bass driver, this is one of the finest tweeters in use today.


Technical Specifications

Finish: Piano Ebony, Piano Black, Piano White or Satin White
Bass/Mid Driver: 110mm Underhung magnet, twin voice coil
Crossover: Ultra short signal path 2nd order crossover at 2khz
Frequency response: 45Hz – 40kHz @ +/-3dB
Power handling: Amplifiers rated up to 200 Watts into 8 Ohms
Sensitivity: 87db for 2.83V at 1m
Nominal impedance: 6 Ohms
Total harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.3% 200Hz to 20kHz
Dimensions (HxWxD): 12.2″ x 7.5″ x 11″ (310 x 190 x 280mm)
Weight: 50 lbs pair; 21 Kgs packed

2 reviews for AE Reference 1 + Stand / pr.

  1. 5 out of 5

    “Acoustic Energy has a long and distinguished history of subverting the laws of physics and the Reference 1 knows all the tricks. These little speakers hit harder, go deeper and sound bigger than they have any right to.”
    Hi-Fi Choice January 2015

  2. 5 out of 5

    “Meet a new Reference point for small-speaker quality”, “If you want a taste of the future, the Reference speakers are where it’s at.”
    What Hi-Fi? December 2012

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