Acoustic Energy AE109 introduces classic AE100 Series

Originally launched back in 1996, the first AE109 set new standards for what was expected from an entry-level speaker, and now it’s set to return in the form of the new AE100 Series, consisting of the AE100 standmount, AE109 floorstander, AE108 subwoofer and AE107 centre speaker for home cinema setups.

The AE100 standmount (£199) utilises a 110mm drive unit complimented by a 28mm soft dome tweeter featuring AE’s Wide Dispersion Technology, there’s also a slot-shaped bass duct port. Aiming to replicate the same effortless room-filling ability of its namesake from 20 years ago, the new AE109 is a slimline floorstander with a 2.5-way driver configuration. It boasts the same 28mm soft dome tweeter as its sibling along with a pair of the 110mm drivers all encased inside a mass-loaded 18mm MDF cabinet. Available at £499 in walnut vinyl veneer finish pictured here or in satin black at £549. Read our exclusive AE109 review in the July 2017 issue or click here for more info.