Acoustic Energy Reference 1 Loudspeakers

Acoustic Energy Reference 1 Loudspeakers

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Establishing their reputation in the pro-audio studio market with the AE1 studio monitor with a basic painted enclosure, Acoustic Energy then released a domestic version of the superb AE1 in a more acceptable wood veneer cabinet. The AE1 was received by the worlds reviewers with open arms, and the company then focussed more strongly on a series of impressive loudspeaker designs covering both entry level and high-end markets. Recently the AE1 has been updated and revised further, to create a small monitor loudspeaker fit for the digital age, and the new Radiance range satisfies both stereo music enthusiasts and home cinema fans alike with it's 5.1 and 7.1 AV speaker packages.

The Reference 1 is a high quality standmount loudspeaker, designed, engineered and assembled by Acoustic Energy to impeccable standards with both build and sound integrity at the forefront of their design ethos. The cabinet utilises a constrained laminate layer construction which allows for the best possible resonance dampening. A uniquely designed 5mm MDF/3mm high density rubber/5mm MDF sandwich material is used throughout the enclosure. This design minimises potential parasitic resonance and noise from the cabinet externally. 

Internally, the speaker makes use of a huge under-hung motor assembly for its bass/midrange driver, allowing for the best possible linear accuracy and control. This motor system is composed of twin-wound aluminium voice-coils. These coils are thermally bonded to the aluminium cone, resulting in a truly minimal distortion and long-throw pistonic accuracy. The tweeter assembly is the acclaimed Vifa Ring radiator tweeter, but upgraded and manipulated to Acoustic Energy's own unique design and specification. The tweeter is coupled to the company's DTX Lens assembly for a better in-room response and a wider, more detailed level of dispersion and stereo imaging. 



Bass/Mid Driver 110mm underhung magnet, twin voice coil assembly
Crossover Ultra short signal path, 2nd order crossover at 2khz
Frequency Response 45Hz – 40kHz @ +/-3dB
Power Handling Amplifiers rated up to 200 watts into 8 Ohms
Sensitivity 87db for 2.83V at 1m
Nominal Impedance 6 Ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion Less than 0.3% 200Hz to 20kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D) 310mm x 190mm x 280mm
Weight 10.5kg (single, unpacked)
Finish Piano ebony or piano black

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.

Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.

*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A


Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:

Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25

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