Reference

Reference series
Every loudspeaker manufacturer has its flagship range, but not very many have achieved the levels of acclaim reserved for Acoustic Energy’s Reference Series.

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Technical Specifications
2×50 watt Linear supply Class A/B amplifiers per speaker
Active 4th order minimum phase crossover
Fully analogue architecture
Adjustable volume control on each speaker
Proprietary Acoustic Energy aluminium dome tweeter optimised for wide bandwidth and low distortion
Wide Dispersion Technology (WDT) waveguide for enhanced room integration
+/- 2dB treble adjustment and +/- 2dB bass cut for precise system integration
Inputs: RCA and balanced XLR input connections
Mains voltage: Switchable 110/240V
Frequency response: 40Hz-25kHz +/-6dB
Safety certification: CE EN55013/20
Dimensions: 300 x 185 x 250mm (HxWxD)
Finishes: Piano Black, White and Cherry real wood veneer finishes

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AE Reference 3

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With the launch of the original AE1 monitor in 1987 Acoustic Energy was founded, today due to public and professional demand that speaker is still in production as the “AE1 Classic”. The Reference 1, 2, 3 and Reference Stand have now joined as the latest additions to the Reference Series family, incorporating the latest technology with the finest craftsmanship.

 

 

Reference 1

 

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The Reference 1 was launched in 2011 incorporating all our technological expertise in speaker design.

With the Reference Series we’ve sought to improve upon every aspect of current speaker design to create a true, balanced, dynamic, wide-bandwidth and minimal colouration loudspeaker.

Cabinet: Constrained laminate layer construction for maximum resonance damping. A specially designed 7mm MDF/3mm high density rubber/5mm MDF sandwich material is used throughout the cabinet enclosure to minimise resonance and external cabinet noise.
Bass Driver: Huge underhung motor assembly for maximum linear accuracy and control. The motor system comprising twin-wound aluminium voice-coils is thermally bonded to the aluminium cone for absolute minimum distortion and long-throw pistonic accuracy.
Tweeter:  The now well-established Vifa Ring-radiator tweeter is used here in our own custom, upgraded specification. Coupled to our DXT® Lens assembly for improved in-room response and dispersion matching to the bass driver, this is one of the finest tweeters in use today.

These features wrapped into a compact, elegant design and luxuriously finished with real piano ebony lacquer mark the new Reference Series as the pinnacle of current small loudspeaker design.
(Matching Reference Stand also available)

“What Hi-Fi?” ★★★★★

 

Technical specification
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 200Watts 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 (HxWxD):     310 x 190 x 280mm
Weight: 10.5kg (single, unpacked)

 

 

 

 

Reference 3

 

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The Reference 3 is a completely new model for 2013 incorporating all our technological expertise in loudspeaker design.

With the Reference Series we’ve sought to improve upon every aspect of current speaker design to create a true, balanced, dynamic, wide-bandwidth and minimal colouration loudspeaker.

Cabinet: Constrained laminate layer construction for maximum resonance damping. A specially designed 7mm MDF/3mm high density rubber/5mm MDF sandwich material is used throughout the cabinet enclosure to minimise resonance and external cabinet noise.
Bass Drivers: Twin long-throw motor assembly drivers for maximum linear accuracy and control. The motor system comprising twin-wound aluminium voice-coils is thermally bonded to the aluminium cone for absolute minimum distortion and long-throw pistonic accuracy.
Mid Driver: Huge underhung motor assembly for maximum linear accuracy and control. The motor system comprising twin-wound aluminium voice-coils is thermally bonded to the aluminium cone for absolute minimum distortion and long-throw pistonic accuracy.
Tweeter: The now well-established Vifa Ring-radiator tweeter is used here in our own custom, upgraded specification. Coupled to our DXT® Lens assembly for improved in-room response and dispersion matching to the bass driver, this is one of the finest tweeters in use today.

These features wrapped into a compact, elegant floorstanding design and luxuriously finished with real piano ebony lacquer mark the new Reference Series as the pinnacle of current loudspeaker design.

 

Technical specification
Tweeter: 32mm Ring-radiator tweeter with DXT™ Waveguide
Mid Driver: 110mm underhung magnet aluminium cone
Bass Drivers: Twin 130mm ‘pure piston’ aluminium cones with twin-wound aluminium voice-coils
Frequency response: 33Hz – 40kHz @ +/-3dB
Power handling: Amplifiers rated up to 300Watts into 8 Ohms
Maximum SPL: 116dB
Sensitivity: 90db for 2.83V at 1m
Nominal impedance: 6 Ohms
Total harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.3% 200Hz to 20kHz
Dimensions including plinth (HxWxD): 990 x 260 x 360mm
Weight: 32kg (single. unpacked)

 

 

Reference Stand
Designed to compliment the new Reference Series models both in looks AND performance.

 

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Acoustic Energy’s first own-design loudspeaker stand in fifteen years, the Reference Stand has been a long time in the making.

Rather than just an aesthetic match to the Reference Series loudspeakers, the Reference Stand is a true performance product in its own right. Most stands fall into one of two camps – stiff and light, giving a speaker life and “bounce” while sometimes losing out a little in outright bass weight – or mass-heavy, giving solid and powerful bass while sometimes robbing a speaker of some life in the higher frequencies.

The Reference Stand is different, and better. It offers the best of both worlds – relatively mass-light to ensure speakers retain an upbeat and lively nature, but incorporating the MDF/Rubber constrained laminate layer technology of the Reference loudspeakers in its construction. This ensures minimal vibration transmission much like a mass-heavy design – and with a bass performance to match. Included with the stand are our new isolating speaker support pads, offering a perfect performance coupling between speaker and top-plate without need for cabinet-damaging spikes.