Acoustic Energy AE509 Speaker System / pr.

(3 customer reviews)

$ 3,190.00


The AE509 is a new slim-line floor-standing loudspeaker with compact dimensions, suitable for medium to large sized rooms. Similar to the AE500 comparison, the AE509 offers higher levels of performance and finish than its 300 Series equivalent. The 500 Series features our newly developed carbon fiber tweeters and mid/bass drivers, 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.

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.

The slim-line cabinets are finished in Piano Gloss Black, Piano Gloss White or American Walnut wood veneer finishes. Solid Aluminium bars are supplied to ensure rigid floor-coupling and maximum stability, whilst the stiffness of the metal structure reduces the room to speaker interaction.

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

TWEETER

The 500 Series tweeter features a brand new 1″ carbon fiber dome. Carbon fiber is much lighter and better damped than other typical hard dome materials and provides a lightning fast, natural sound which will surprise the listener with its neutrality. The new cast aluminium WDT waveguide on the high frequency driver is positioned close to the mid/bass driver for optimum dispersion and is extremely stiff to reduce vibration being passed to the tweeter, ensuring sweet, clear and natural highs.

DRIVERS

The 5″ mid/bass driver includes a new over-sized 1.4″ voice coil for low thermal compression and very high motor force factor, to provide a highly dynamic yet controlled bass response. The woofer has an optimized motor and suspension system for maximum linearity and lowest distortion ensuring mid-range definition, whilst the lightweight nature of the carbon fiber cone material increases transient speed and clarity.

CROSSOVER

The crossovers use high voltage polypropylene film wound capacitors and air core inductors at critical locations for optimum dispersion through a smaller acoustic source size within the crossover region.

The AE509 is a Mid Tweeter Mid/Bass (MTM) driver layout and both models use a 2 way crossover.

CABINET

These unique drivers are housed in our new 3/4″ thick Resonance Suppression Composite (RSC) cabinets, evolved from the prestigious Reference Series and featuring the same constrained layer composite to greatly reduce cabinet acoustic radiation, which would otherwise color the sound.

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.  The slim-line cabinets are finished in Piano Gloss Black,Piano Gloss White or American Walnut wood veneer finishes. Solid Aluminium bars are supplied to ensure rigid floor-coupling and maximum stability, whilst the stiffness of the metal structure reduces the room to speaker interaction.

Additional information

Weight 48 lbs
Dimensions 40 × 7.3 × 10.6 in

Specifications

Drive Unit: 5″ carbon fiber cones
Tweeter: 1″ carbon fiber dome
Frequency Range: 32Hz – 28kHz (+/- 6dB)
Sensitivity: 89dB
Peak SPL: 115dB
Power Handling: 175w
Crossover Frequency: 2.9kHz
Impedance: 6 ohms
Design: 2 way
Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm): 40″ x 7.3″ x 10.6″ HWD
Weight: 48 lbs each
Finishes: Piano Gloss White, Piano
Gloss Black and American
Walnut wood veneer

3 reviews for Acoustic Energy AE509 Speaker System / pr.

  1. Robert O. Audiophile in the UK, April 2020

    “Originally owned a pair off superb Acoustic Energy reference 1s and wanted to upgrade to floorstanders.
    I use Naim Amplification
    I demoed at home—-
    DALI RUBICON 6 – Good bottom end and superb treble, Weak recessed midrange, nicely finished cabinets.
    SPENDOR D7 – Thin unengaging Sound, analytical, excessive treble, bland and plain designed cabinets.
    SPENDOR A7 – More musical than D7, better integrated treble, thin sound, bland and plain designed cabinets.
    WHARFEDALE EVO 4.4 – Smooth warm airy, but a little dull with some loss of finer details, issues with cabinet quality
    FOCAL ARIA 926 – Bright forward, sibilance with tweeter, gave me a headache, defects in cabinet finish.
    I initially short demoed the AE509s at a hi fi dealer and wasn’t impressed, they sounded OK but nothing special.
    After trying out all the other speakers mentioned here plus others at various dealers, I decided to give the AE509s another chance but with a home demo and was glad I did.
    Initial impressions of the AE509s are of a muscular rhythmic warm and lush delivery.
    Bottom end is tight and powerfully expressive and really delivers. Detail retrieval is excellent.
    Bags of dynamic and fast rhythmic drive, a real musical and transparent sounding speaker that excites and keeps you engaged with the music.
    Even with fast paced heavy metal the AE509s never lose track of pace and speed, or become confused and congested.
    Vocals are lush, well presented and clearly placed perfectly at the centre of a wide soundstage.
    Individual Instruments are superbly isolated and given plenty of space within the soundstage.
    Focus, Depth and timbre of instruments are life like and beautifully surprising.
    Not the type to have that sometimes, short lived initial wow at the dealers demo room, definitely an extended home audition speaker.
    AE509 CONCLUSION–
    Exciting, Muscular and powerful, Fast, controlled with perfect focus and soundstaging, Superbly Priced and elegantly finished. an absolute bargain and IMO easily bettered speakers well over their price range in both sound quality and cabinet finish.” Robert O. Audiophile in the UK, April 2020

  2. Hi Fi Choice UK, Jan 2020

    “I love the AE509’s clean, detailed, fast, adrenaline fuelled sound, combined with a high degree of refinement and superb sense of sophistication.” Hi Fi Choice UK, Jan 2020

  3. Hi Fi Voice, Czech Republic Jan 2020

    “The AE509’s are simply entertaining speakers that are easy to listen to and are one of the most exciting solutions in its price range.” Hi Fi Voice Magazine, Czech Republic Jan 2020

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