The proprietary features of the AIRPULSE™ Model One are benchmarks in the field of driver and cabinet design. From the Hardwood Cherry veneer exterior, the cabinet is 1″ (25mm) thick with robust internal bracing and acoustic damping to virtually eliminate cabinet induced coloration from vibration or resonance. The rear control panel is black anodized aluminum, inset for a flush, elegant fit.
The heart of the Model One is the 5.5″ Phil Jones Signature Woofer: The dual-layered hard anodized aluminum cone is combined with a large “underhung” (more expensive) edge-wound voice coil, a neodymium motor to provide a high magnetic flux that covers the entire voice coil resulting in 3x to 4x lower harmonic and inter‐modulation distortion than conventional “overhung” (less expensive) designs. The voice-coil is thermally coupled to the aluminum woofer cone, which acts as a heat sink. This cleverly dissipates heat from building up in the voice-coil, reducing thermal dynamic compression, enabling the speaker to be played at higher levels for longer periods of time with no distortion. This is the design feature that made Phil’s Acoustic Energy AE-1 so famous it became a “classic” among people who know speakers worldwide. Stereophile Magazine’s John Atkinson said of the AE1 “…it redefines the art of miniature speaker design” in his 1995 review.
The tweeter assembly is marvel of thinking outside the box. This new ribbon design is 3″ tall and horn loaded with phase correction to keep the high frequencies directional and coherent to the listener, not bouncing off the ceiling, walls, or floors. This produces the ideal dispersion pattern, focused over a broad listening area with enough “throw” to actually reach your ears coherently, the direct sound of the recording without interference. The result is palpably realistic stereo imaging, the kind found on full range electrostats. Thats why I’m in love with this product already!
The Model One lets you listen to your favorite streaming apps wirelessly via Bluetooth AptX 4.0 from your SmartPhone or any Bluetooth enabled source, or plug in using the RCA or Balanced XLR Analog Inputs, or choose between coaxial or optical digital inputs up to 192K.
What we have here is twice the performance for half the price, at $995 a pair the AIRPULSE™ Model One is the best value speaker proposition in the audio industry today. I believe in Phil Jones designs, as an owner of the original Acoustic Energy AE-1, I can give this speaker my highest recommendation, it’s an evolutionary modernization of the original, dramatically updated with all the latest thinking and all new parts, from one hell of a speaker designer. This is a great example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. In my book, its art. It’s Phil’s art and I dig it. I think you will too.
I’m so sure you’re going to love the AIRPULSE™ Model One that it comes with a 60 day return privilege; listen to them at home, if you’re not convinced after listening to them that they’re among the best speakers ever created, you can return them for a full refund as long as they’re undamaged and returned complete in the original factory packaging.