Acoustic Energy AE 300 Bookshelf Speakers Pair - Walnut
Building on the hugely popular and universally acclaimed 100 Series, the 300 Series raises the performance bar further still…
The new 300 Series features multiple upgrades over the entry-level 100 Series, all designed to improve both audio performance and aesthetics, befitting of its more premium status. Bespoke new drive units have been designed in tandem to offer seamless tonal integration in addition to low distortion and high power handling benefits. The 28mm aluminium dome tweeter also features our WDT Wide Dispersion Technology™ and a re-designed 130mm aluminium mid-bass driver uses a ceramic aluminium sandwich cone and long throw motor system. The seamless cabinet enclosures boast an inert 18mm high density MDF material with proprietary internal bracing technology to reduce cabinet colouration. They’re finished in attractive real open grain walnut wood veneer, piano grade high gloss black or white lacquer options.
The result is a premium-finished package which offers a refined, accurate and above all, enjoyable musical experience. Embodying all the qualities Acoustic Energy are famous for… and designed for the love of music.
The AE300 is a new compact bookshelf loudspeaker suitable for small to medium sized rooms. Following on from the award winning AE100, it offers a significant step up in both audio quality, materials, and cabinet finish.
Tracing its lineage back to the original AE1, the AE300 uses the latest generation of our 130mm mid-bass drive unit. Featuring a brand new ceramic aluminium sandwich cone with an ultra-shallow profile and ultra-high force, long throw motor system, this new driver boasts improved dispersion, extended bass slam and overall power handling.
A new 25mm aluminium tweeter has been developed for the 300 Series which offers high power handling and a low fundamental resonance to reduce distortion. However, the main benefit to this new design is the excellent dispersion characteristics thanks to our Wide Dispersion Technology waveguides. The waveguides shape the acoustic output of the tweeter to match the woofer and provide a wider sweet-spot in your listening environment.
The inert 18mm high density MDF cabinet utilises proprietary bracing technology derived from the award-winning Reference Series, to reduce cabinet colouration and allow the new transducers to breath freely within the listening environment. The slot shaped duct port on the rear of the speaker augments the bass output and has been carefully developed to reduce the effect of air turbulence with a clean undistorted bass performance.
The result is an audio product with clean, uncluttered lines delivering a thrilling and powerful presentation discerning Acoustic Energy owners have come to expect for over 30 years.
Finished in a choice of Piano gloss black, white or satin real walnut wood veneer finishes, the AE300 will easily integrate within any home décor placed on speaker stands or bookshelves.
The new 300 series offers some big upgrades from the entry level 100 series in both performance and aesthetics. Internal bracing inside the cabinet improves rigidity and reduces colouration of sound. Both drive units are bespoke Acoustic Energy designs rather than being bought off the shelf from external suppliers. The new mid bass drive units have been designed together to achieve a seamless tonal balance and the aluminium dome tweeter features wide dispersion technology which provides a greater sweet spot in your room.They sound very present in the room without being forced and still allowing plenty of space around the vocal, giving loads of depth to the soundstage an offering a really enjoyable listen.
The relaxed yet assured way with which the AE300 pushes the sound out into the room really impresses.In truth, though, it isn’t this aspect of the speaker’s performance that really tugs on the heartstrings – it is the way that it gets into the groove. The AE300 has a warm and thick feeling. The low-frequency sense increased the thickness of the music, and the whole sounded soft and relaxed. It’s surprisingly tuneful too, considering the relatively small size of its mid/ bass unit. What the AE300 does, it does very well and is always a pleasure to listen to – in its own special way it makes music magic.
Drive Unit: 125mm ceramic aluminium sandwich cone
Frequency Range: 45Hz – 30kHz
Sensitivity: 45Hz – 30kHz
Power Handling: 100w
Crossover Frequency: 2.8kHz
Design: magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm): 300 x 175 x 260 (HxWxD)
Weight: 6.5kg (each)