AE1 Active (Stand mount Pair)


 Electronically, the AE1 Active is proudly an all-analogue design focused on performance without compromise. 

 Finish – Piano Cherry Veneer,Piano Black, Piano White

Electronically, the AE1 Active is proudly an all-analogue design focused on performance without compromise. This includes wired analogue inputs, both balanced XLR and standard RCA, the highest quality linear power supplies and two pair-matched, high-performance 50Watt Class A/B amplifiers per speaker. While the design team experimented with wireless inputs, switch mode power supplies, Class D amplification and DSP, none delivered the audio performance befitting of a loudspeaker wearing the legendary AE1 badge.

The active design offers the ability for accurate tuning to the listening room and placement thanks to defeatable +/- 2dB trims for bass and treble response. Each speaker features a high quality analogue volume pot for systems without level control on the source component. Each AE1 Active connects to a mains power supply using an IEC connector.

Externally, the AE1 Active gets a wholly redesigned cabinet. This features extensively braced heavyweight fibreboard construction with internal damping panels and the introduction of a slot port to the AE1 design for the first time. With several Acoustic Energy models already benefiting from the company?s R&D programme into slot port loading, the AE1 Active?s port delivers unrivalled cross-sectional area, reduced baffle space and significantly reduced ?wind-noise? at high volumes.

The AE1 Active maximises all the benefits of active loudspeaker design. These include reducing crossover losses, eliminating speaker cable influences and delivering unrivalled dynamic power. The result is a cohesive active loudspeaker with performance rivalling passive speaker / external amplifier set ups at many times its price.

With a bandwidth from 40Hz to 25kHz, efficiency of 104dB for 1Vrms, and maximum SPL of 115dB, no other small speaker gets close to the AE1 Active?s performance.

The AE1 Active is equally comfortable in the home or the recording studio. With the added benefit of adjustable bass and treble and a choice of RCA or balanced XLR connections, this speaker blends seamlessly into any listening environment.


Drive Unit:125mm ceramic aluminium sandwich cone
Tweeter:25mm aluminium dome
Frequency Range:42Hz ? 28kHz (+/-6dB)
Input Sensitivity:104dB for 1VRMS @ 1kHz
Peak SPL:115dB
Maximum SPL:105dB
Amplifier:Class A/B with linear power supply
Crossover Frequency:3.5kHz 4th Order Linkwitz-Riley
Inputs:RCA and Balanced XLR
Controls:Volume adjust 0dB to -inf
HF shelf +/-2dB
LF shelf +/-2dB
Power Connection:IEC C13
Voltage:Switchable 110 / 240v
Safety Certification:CE EN55013/20
Design:2 way active
Cabinet:18mm MDF with bracing and damping panels
Grilles:Slim, cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm):300 x 185 x 250 (HxWxD)
Weight:18kg (pair)
Finishes:Piano Black, Piano White and Piano Walnut real wood veneer


Product Type

Award-Winning British Loudspeaker …
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