Hot on the heels of the AE109 comes the new, true 3way, Acoustic Energy AE120. Available in the same Walnut or Satin Black finishes, the AE120 stands a mere 7.5cm taller than the AE109 but has a dedicated mid-range drive unit to make an already impressive soundstage even better.
Drive Units: 110mm paper cones
Tweeter: 25mm dome
Frequency Range: 40Hz -35kHz
Peak SBL: 114dB
Power Handling: 200w
Crossover Frequency: 2.4kHz
Design: 3 way
Dimensions: 900 x 200 x 300 (HxWxD, inc. plinth)
Weight: 17.5kg (each)
Finishes: Satin Black and Walnut vinyl veneer
As a flagship, the new AE120 is the largest model in the 100 series range and a true 3-way design. The speaker offers a big sound from a slimline enclosure, tastefully styled to blend into a wide range of domestic environments. Two dedicated bass drive units underpin the room filling performance with a dedicated mid-range driver housed in its own enclosure, carefully designed to mitigate the harmful effects of rear wave reflections. Integrated within the perfectly matched Wide Dispersion Technology (WDT) waveguide, AE’s 25mm soft dome tweeter manages the high frequencies with controlled dispersion, high sensitivity and low distortion.
The 3-way crossover is impedance compensated to avoid the resonance issues which would otherwise slow bass delivery and colour mid-range performance. Particular attention has also been paid to the phase and time alignment for optimum integration and soundstage. The result is a loudspeaker offering smooth, wide dispersion high frequencies with a clean mid-range and lightning fast bass. The inert cabinet enclosure is constructed from 18mm MDF and like it’s smaller AE109 brother, supplied mass loaded to help dampen cabinet vibrations. The internal bracing system has been carefully tuned to reduce cabinet resonances and mid-range colouration, whilst the new AE120 benefits from a subtlety styled, discrete satin black plinth to aide stability, further improving dynamics and stereo focus.