Acoustic Energy AE Aelite AV 5.1 Speaker package


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Introducing the AELITE Series of loudspeakers. A New mid-fi collection of speakers, using modern design techniques in drive unit technology and cabinet enclosure construction. Following with AE tradition, lightweight high-efficiency alloy cones housed in die-cast aluminium chassis are used for the mid/ bass driver units, providing a fast, tight bass response with optimum detail and clarity The AELITE 5.1 Speaker package is Acoustic Energy\'s premium loudspeaker range, combined in one home cinema package. Using unique, modern techniques in drive unit technology and cabinet enclosure construction, the AELITE Series is designed to produce the highest quality audio reproduction from any analogue or digital source, whilst easily integrating within today\'s lifestyle home environment The Acoustic Energy AELITE 5.1 speaker system consisting of the Acoustic Energy AELITE 3 floorstanding front speakers, the matching Acoustic Energy AELITE 1 compact rear speakers, the Acoustic Energy AELITE Centre speaker and powerful Acoustic Energy AELITE subwoofer, all featuring a stunning real-wood veneer and outstanding AV performance \"A straight-out winner from Acoustic Energy: fabulous drive, clarity, refinement and integration\", said What HiFi Sound and Vision in spring 2006. * Gold-plated 4-way binding posts * Real wood veneered.15mm MDF wrap. * Twin vented horizontal bracing. High power, back firing, low turbulence bass-reflex ports. * Magnetically shielded * Lightweight high-efficiency alloy cones eight high-efficiency alloy cones * Outstanding AV performance

Power handling (watts):     Aelite 3: 175 maximum (undistorted programme drive)
                                       Aelite 1: 100 maximum (undistorted programme drive)
                                       Aelite Centre: 150 maximum (undistorted programme drive)
                                       Aelite Subwoofer: 200 watts (8 ohms, RMS) amplifier built-in

Sensitivity (dB):                Aelite 3 & 1: 89
                                       Aelite Centre: 90

Nominal impedance (ohms):   Aelite 3, 1 & centre: 8

Magnetically shielded?         Aelite 3, 1 & Centre: Yes
                                          Aelite Subwoofer: No

W x H x D (mm):                 Aelite 3: 230 x 920 x 297
                                          Aelite 1: 186 x 291 x 231
                                          Aelite Centre: 450 x 180 x 297
                                          Aelite Subwoofer: 488 x 369 x 365

Weight (kg):                       Aelite 3: 18
                                         Aelite 1: 6
                                         Aelite Centre: 8
                                         Aelite Subwoofer: 23

Frequency response (Hz):    Aelite 3: 34 - 27,000
                                          Aelite 1: 40 - 23,000
                                          Aelite Centre: 55 - 23,000
                                          Aelite Subwoofer: 38 - 180

Biwireable?                         Aelite 3, 1 & Centre: Yes

Connections:                      Aelite 3, 1 & Centre: Gold-plated 4mm banana plugs
                                         Aelite Subwoofer: 2 x gold-plated RCA/phono line level input, stereo speaker binding posts
                                         for high-level input and output onto speakers, too

Drivers:                              Aelite 3:
                                         HF: 25mm neodymium tweeter with high dispersion diaphragm. Ferrofluid cooled and damped.
                                         MF: 110mm driver with 32mm short throw voice coil, die cast chassis, high power magnet
                                         system and lightweight alloy cone.
                                         LF: 2 x 125mm mid/bass drivers with 26mm voice coil, die cast chassis, high power magnet
                                         system and lightweight alloy cone

                                        Aelite 1:

                                        HF: 25mm neodymium tweeter with high dispersion diaphragm. Ferrofluid cooled and damped.
                                        LF: 110mm mid/bass drivers with 32mm long throw voice coil, die cast chassis , high power,
                                       magnet system and lightweight alloy cone

                                       Aelite Centre:

                                       HF: 25mm neodymium tweeter with high dispersion diaphragm. Ferrofluid cooled and damped.
                                       LF: 2 x 110mm mid/bass driver with 32mm long-throw voice coil, die cast chassis, high power
                                      magnet system and lightweight alloy cone

                                      Aelite Subwoofer: 220mm, front-facing, pulp cone bass driver

Bass port?                      Aelite 3, 1 & centre: Rear-reflex port, low turbulence design

Finish:                            Birch, black or cherry real-wood veneers

Extra:                             Aelite 3, 1 & Centre: 22mm thick front baffle, 15mm thick cabinet
                                      Aelite Subwoofer: Adjustable frequency roll-off and volume, switchable auto-standby,
                                      remote control supplied - controls volume and crossover frequency, 30mm thick front baffle
                                      with 15mm cabinet

Warranty:                       2 years

Authorised Dealer:          Yes

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