Offering unparalleled levels of performance, quality and value the result is an audio product with clean, uncluttered lines delivering a thrilling and powerful presentation discerning Acoustic Energy owners have come to expect for over 30 years.
Our flagship 500 Series comprises the AE500 stand-mount and AE509 floor-standing loudspeakers. Both feature our newly developed carbon fibre tweeter and mid/bass driver, designed to match the pistonic power and accuracy of our legendary ceramic aluminium drivers but with improved self-damping for a smoother, more transparent sound. The new 25mm carbon fibre tweeter dome is lighter and more damped than typical hard dome materials, providing a lightning fast and accurate sound with optimum neutrality.
The extremely inert, cast aluminium WDT (Wide Dispersion Technology™) waveguide surrounding the tweeter ensures sweet, clear and natural vocals, whilst positioning close to the mid/bass driver improves dispersion and soundstage. The new 125mm mid/bass drivers have been designed with oversized 35mm voice coils for low thermal compression and a highly dynamic yet controlled bass response. The woofers also have an optimised motor suspension system for maximum linearity and lowest distortion for mid-range definition, whilst the lightweight nature of the cone material increases transient speed and clarity.
These unique high and low frequency drivers are housed in our new Resonance Suppression Composite (RSC) cabinets evolved from the prestigious Reference Series and feature the same constrained layer composite material to greatly reduce cabinet acoustic radiation. The 500 Series is available in high gloss Piano Black, White and American Walnut real wood veneer cabinet finishes.
Drive Unit: 125mm Carbon Fiber Cone
Tweeter: 25mm Carbon Fiber Dome
Frequency Range: 45 Hz to 28 KHz ± 6 dB
Sensitivity: 87 dB
Peak SPL: 113 dB
Power Handling: 120w
Crossover Frequency: 2.8 KHz
Impedance: 6 Ohm
Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm): 12.2″ (310mm) x 7.3″ (185mm) x 10.2″ (260mm) HWD
Weight: 18 Lbs, 8 Kg each
Finishes: Piano Gloss White, Piano Gloss Black and American Walnut wood veneer