Acoustic Energy announces AE1 Classic Limited Edition

Acoustic Energy has began the final production run of its iconic AE1 Classic loudspeaker as some of the bespoke parts that go into it are no longer being made available to it. To celebrate the end of an era, the company is unveiling a limited edition version of the standmfamed ount. 

The production run will be limited to just 100 numbered pairs of the AE1 Classic Limited Edition for worldwide distribution. In addition to the Piano gloss finish, each unit will boast gold or silver plated bolts and feature a matching gold/silver-plated Limited Edition plaque with serial and edition numbers on the back of each speaker. Each unit will be tested, tuned and pair matched by AE’s senior design engineer and supplied with a signed certificate of performance and authentication.

Famed for its acoustic design based on the original AE1 (tested way back in HFC 310), the AE1 Classic LE will retain the same instantly recognisable twin front-ported cabinet, spun aluminium cone and 25mm magnesium alloy dome tweeter.   

Owners are encouraged to register their AE1 Classic Limited Edition on the AE website to qualify for a free five-year guarantee and the opportunity to win tickets to Acoustic Energy’s 30th Anniversary party in April 2017.

The Acoustic Energy AE1 Classic Limited Edition is available to buy now for £1,295. Check out AE's website for more details or see below for more specs.

Technical Specifications​

Bass/Mid Driver: 110mm ceramic sandwich aluminium cone, 32mm edge-wound voice-coil
Tweeter: 25mm magnesium alloy dome
Crossover: Symmetrical third order at 3kHz
Power Handling: Compatible with amplifiers rated at up to 200 watts into 8 Ohms
Frequency Response: 70Hz – 22kHz ±3dB
Sensitivity: 86dB for 2.83V at 1m
Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion: Typically less than 0.3%, 200Hz to 20kHz
Power Compression: Less than 1dB for 16dB gain at 250Hz
Dimensions: 295 x 180 x 255mm (HxWxD)
Weight: 7.5kg (single, unpacked)
Finishes: Piano Gloss Cherry, 100 pairs only
Features: Gold or silver fixing screws throughout, Gold or silver plated serial number plates, Limited Edition Logo, Certificate of authenticity and five-year guarantee when registed online.