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Acoustic Energy AE1 Active - Active Two-Way Standmount Speaker (Pair) + Sonos Connect - Piano Walnut Veneer

✓ 2 Year Warranty included

✓ Authorised UK Dealer

✓ FREE Next Working Day Courier Service to mainland UK

Add the award wininng AE1 Active Speaker to your Sonos network with this all in one bundle 


Simple Setup And Expandable Design


No technical or wireless expertise required. Put a CONNECT in any room where you want music, then plug in and connect to speakers. The Sonos System Setup software provides simple on-screen prompts on any Controller. With the touch of a few buttons, you’ll be playing music all over the house in minutes. Expand your music system room by room — without adding wires. Add new Sonos components with the press of a single button.


The AE1 Active is a two way standmount speaker with integrated class A/B amplification and fully active filter networks. Featuring Acoustic Energy’s legendary pure piston ceramic aluminium cone technology, the AE1 Active has all the refinement and impact you would expect from the original AE1 housed within a self powered, fully active package. The speakers also feature Acoustic Energy’s proprietary aluminium dome tweeter with our unique WDT waveguide for improved coverage and room integration.

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RETURNS
We're pretty sure you'll be happy with your purchase, however for details about our returns policy click here.

 

Product Description

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AE1 SERIES

The changing roles of hifi equipment mean that audio systems themselves are changing shape. The increasing number of products with integrated pre-amplifiers mean that many customers are searching for an equally convenient speaker to connect them to. Taking full advantage of Acoustic Energy’s considerable experience in the field of active speakers, the AE1 Active is designed to deliver this convenience without trading performance.

 

 

Key Features

TWEETER - The tweeter is an all-new AE designed 27mm metal done unit designed to work in harmony with AE’s Wide Dispersion Technology (WDT) waveguide. The result is perfect integration with the mid/bass driver, with extremely wide and spacious imaging.

DRIVERS - Key to the success of the AE1 Active design is its unique pure piston ceramic aluminium cone technology. Now in its fifth generation, this 125mm ceramic hard-anodised spun aluminium cone offers exceptional stiffness at low weight. This negates the cone flex and break-up nodes at frequencies typical of paper and plastic cone designs.

AMPLIFICATION - Electronically, the AE1 Active is proudly an all-analogue design focused on performance without compromise. This includes wired analogue inputs, both balanced XLR and standard RCA, the highest quality linear power supplies and two pair-matched, high-performance 50Watt Class A/B amplifiers per speaker. While the design team experimented with wireless inputs, switch mode power supplies, Class D amplification and DSP, none delivered the audio performance befitting of a loudspeaker wearing the legendary AE1 badge.

CABINET - The cabinet is an extensively braced heavyweight fibreboard construction with internal damping panels and the introduction of a slot port to the AE1 design for the first time. With several AE models already benefiting from the company’s R&D programme into slot port loading, the AE1 Active’s port delivers unrivalled cross-sectional area, reduced baffle space and significantly reduced ‘wind-noise’ at high volumes.

 

The AE1 Active is a two way standmount speaker with integrated class A/B amplification and fully active filter networks. Featuring Acoustic Energy’s legendary pure piston ceramic aluminium cone technology, the AE1 Active has all the refinement and impact you would expect from the original AE1 housed within a self powered, fully active package. The speakers also feature Acoustic Energy’s proprietary aluminium dome tweeter with our unique WDT waveguide for improved coverage and room integration.

 

Ideal for direct connection to audiophile DAC/Preamps and Hi-Res streamers, the AE1 Active merges three decades of AE1 refinement with Acoustic Energy’s expertise in the active studio monitor sector. Fully bi-amped with two 50Watt class A/B amplifiers per speaker, the design offers unrivalled amplifier speaker integration and class leading dynamics. The new Active model offers all the musical insight and detail that has made the AE1 the audiophile’s small speaker of choice for 30 years.

 

Key to the success of the AE1 Active design is its unique pure piston ceramic aluminium cone technology. Now in its fifth generation, this 125mm ceramic hard-anodised spun aluminium cone offers exceptional stiffness at low weight. This negates the cone flex and break-up nodes at frequencies typical of paper and plastic cone designs. The tweeter is an all-new AE designed 27mm metal done unit designed to work in harmony with AE’s Wide Dispersion Technology (WDT) waveguide. The result is perfect integration with the mid/bass driver, with extremely wide and spacious imaging.

 

Electronically, the AE1 Active is proudly an all-analogue design focused on performance without compromise. This includes wired analogue inputs, both balanced XLR and standard RCA, the highest quality linear power supplies and two pair-matched, high-performance 50Watt Class A/B amplifiers per speaker. While the design team experimented with wireless inputs, switch mode power supplies, Class D amplification and DSP, none delivered the audio performance befitting of a loudspeaker wearing the legendary AE1 badge.

 

The active design offers the ability for accurate tuning to the listening room and placement thanks to defeatable +/- 2dB trims for bass and treble response. Each speaker features a high quality analogue volume pot for systems without level control on the source component. Each AE1 Active connects to a mains power supply using an IEC connector.

 

Externally, the AE1 Active gets a wholly redesigned cabinet. This features extensively braced heavyweight fibreboard construction with internal damping panels and the introduction of a slot port to the AE1 design for the first time. With several AE models already benefiting from the company’s R&D programme into slot port loading, the AE1 Active’s port delivers unrivalled cross-sectional area, reduced baffle space and significantly reduced ‘wind-noise’ at high volumes.

 

The AE1 Active maximises all the benefits of active loudspeaker design. These include reducing crossover losses, eliminating speaker cable influences and delivering unrivalled dynamic power. The result is a cohesive active loudspeaker with performance rivalling passive speaker / external amplifier set ups at many times its price.

 

With a bandwidth from 40Hz to 25kHz, efficiency of 104dB for 1Vrms, and maximum SPL of 115dB, no other small speaker gets close to the AE1 Active’s performance.

 

The AE1 Active is equally comfortable in the home or the recording studio. With the added benefit of adjustable bass and treble and a choice of RCA or balanced XLR connections, this speaker blends seamlessly into any listening environment.

Sonos Connect

Endless Music From The Most Popular Online Music Services
Sonos works seamlessly with Amazon Cloud Player, AUPEO!, Deezer, iHeartRadio, JB Hi-Fi NOW, JUKE, Last.fm, MOG, Pandora®, Rdio®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM™ Internet Radio, Slacker® Radio, Songl, Songza, Spotify®, Stitcher SmartRadio™, TuneIn, Wolfgang’s Vault®, WiMP, and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.)

Built-in Wireless Capability
The CONNECT can go anywhere, delivering music to any room in your house, wirelessly. Players and Controllers establish their own secure wireless mesh network that delivers the extensive range and superior performance you need to get music all over your house. Provides whole-house coverage, ensures synchronous music playback, and avoids sources of wireless interference. Incorporating sophisticated MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology, SonosNet uses multiple antennas and radios together to boost signal strength and reach remote locations.

Play A Different Song In Every Room, At The Same Time
Tune in to an Internet radio station in the bedroom, stream a music service in the kitchen and play a song from your music library in the living room — simultaneously.Listen to the same song in every room, in perfect synchronization. Play the same song in different rooms, simultaneously, without echoes or delays. Add or drop rooms from your rooms grouping and still be in sync.

Simple Setup And Expandable Design
No technical or wireless expertise required. Put a CONNECT in any room where you want music, then plug in and connect to speakers. The Sonos System Setup software provides simple on-screen prompts on any Controller. With the touch of a few buttons, you’ll be playing music all over the house in minutes. Expand your music system room by room — without adding wires. Add new Sonos components with the press of a single button.

Features

Specifications

Features

SPECIFICATIONS


Drive Unit: 
125mm ceramic aluminium sandwich cone

Tweeter: 25mm aluminium dome

Frequency Range: 42Hz – 28kHz (+/-6dB)

Input Sensitivity: 104dB for 1VRMS @ 1kHz

Peak SPL: 115dB

Maximum SPL: 105dB

Amplifier: Class A/B with linear power supply

Power: 100w

Crossover Frequency: 3.5kHz 4th Order Linkwitz-Riley

Inputs: RCA and Balanced XLR

Controls: 

- Volume adjust 0dB to -inf

- HF shelf +/-2dB

- LF shelf +/-2dB

Power Connection: IEC C13

Voltage: Switchable 110 / 240v

Safety Certification: CE EN55013/20

Design: 2 way active

Cabinet: 18mm MDF with bracing and damping panels

Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit 

Dimensions (mm): 300 x 185 x 250 (HxWxD)

Weight: 18kg (pair)

Finishes: Piano Black, Piano White and Piano Walnut real wood veneer

Drive Unit: 125mm ceramic aluminium sandwich cone

Tweeter: 25mm aluminium dome

Frequency Range: 42Hz – 28kHz (+/-6dB)

Input Sensitivity: 104dB for 1VRMS @ 1kHz

Peak SPL: 115dB

Maximum SPL: 105dB

Amplifier: Class A/B with linear power supply

Power: 100w

Crossover Frequency: 3.5kHz 4th Order Linkwitz-Riley

Inputs: RCA and Balanced XLR

Controls: 

- Volume adjust 0dB to -inf

- HF shelf +/-2dB

- LF shelf +/-2dB

Power Connection: IEC C13

Voltage: Switchable 110 / 240v

Safety Certification: CE EN55013/20

Design: 2 way active

Cabinet: 18mm MDF with bracing and damping panels

Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit 

Dimensions (mm): 300 x 185 x 250 (HxWxD)

Weight: 18kg (pair)

Finishes: Piano Black, Piano White and Piano Walnut real wood veneer

 

Sonos Connect Streaming System

Audio

-Line-in connections: Auto-detecting analog (RCA) line-in connection.
-Line-out connections: Analog (RCA), digital (optical and coaxial)
-Sound Quality: THD+N <0.009%, 20Hz-20kHz 

Music 

-Playback modes: Crossfade, shuffle, repeat
-Album art supported: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
-Playlists supported: iTunes®, Rhapsody, WinAmp®, Windows Media Player®, and MusicMatch™ (.m3u, .pls, .wpl)

Networking

-Network bridging: 2-port switch (10/100Mbps, auto MDI/MDIX) allows Ethernet devices to connect through SonosNet
-Wireless connectivity: SonosNet, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network 

General

-Dimensions (H x W x D): 2.91 x 5.35 x 5.51 in (74 x 136 x 140 mm)
-Weight: 1.5 lb (0.69 kg)
-Product finish: White / high-quality polycarbonate material
-Package contents: SONOS CONNECT, power cord, flat Ethernet cable, Quickstart Guide, 1 RCA stereo audio cable, 1 stereo mini to RCA Y-audio cable
-Power Supply: AC 100/240, 50-60 Hz

Delivery

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions - there may be delays of up to 48 hours to our estimated delivery times.


How will you send my item?

We ship to addresses within the UK using Royal Mail and DPD couriers.

How much does delivery cost?

Standard 2-3 working day delivery is FREE on all orders to mainland UK. Next working day courier service is available on all orders for a small fee of £4.99. On some items this is provided for FREE. 

For orders to UK Non-mainland and International destinations, there will be an additional charge at checkout. Please see below for more information.

How long does delivery take?

Depending on the delivery service you choose, delivery usually takes between 1-3 working days to mainland UK from the moment we despatch your order. Orders to UK non-mainland and international destinations can take longer.

When will you despatch my order?

Orders placed before 12pm are processed and despatched the same day (excluding bank holidays and weekends). Orders placed on weekends will be processed and despatched the following working day.

*Please note that international orders may require extra checks before we are able to despatch your order so timescales may vary.

Can I track my delivery?

Yes - Order tracking is offered as standard on all items, whether they are shipped via DPD or Royal Mail. You will receive your tracking information via email once we have despatched your order. 

UK Non-mainland and International destinations.

Shipping for all items to UK Non-Mainland and International destinations will incur a charge at checkout. If a delivery charge is not applied automatically at checkout, we will contact you to arrange payment and reserve the right to cancel your order if you refuse to pay for appropriate delivery. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to query the prices to your destination.

Shipping to international destinations may require further security checks and I.D. may need to be provided by the cardholder.

Please note that we are unable to ship some items outside the UK. To avoid any disapointment please contact us before making you order.

What do you class as UK Non-mainland?

Rep. Ireland, N. Ireland, Channel Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Scottish Highlands. If you are unsure whether your address is classed as UK Non-mainland please feel free to contact us and an advisor will be happy to help.

For any further enquiries with regards to your delivery please contact us on 020 8813 7666 and one of our adviser's will be happy to help.

Returns


If you're not happy with your item or you've changed your mind.

Even though we're sure you'll be happy with your purchase, it's important that you are aware of how we deal with returns in the event that you need to send something back.

We understand how inconvenient it can be when you buy a product and aren't 100% satisfied with it. For this reason we have designed our returns policy to prevent any further inconvenience to you in these instances.

Under 14 days

  • You can return your goods for a full refund or exchange as long as you inform us of your intention to return the goods within 14 days of receipt, starting from the day after you receive your goods (Exclusions apply, see below.)

  • All return costs are down to the buyer and it is recommended that you return your items using a trackable method with appropriate insurance (if required).

  • Once we have confirmed your return, please ensure that you return the item within 14 days.

  • If a returns number is provided then please ensure that the parcel has this clearly marked.

  • Items need to be returned in "as new" condition in their original packaging. We don't mind if you open the product to check it, however any used or damaged products will be subject to a 25% handling fee so please take care when opening your items. 

After 14 days

  • We will not offer a refund after 14 days of you receiving your delivery unless your product is faulty. 

Exclusions from our returns policy

As we're sure you'll understand, there are some products that we can't offer returns on due to their nature. These include:

  • Special order items and cables cut from a reel (priced per metre). These items will be clearly identifiable.

  • In-Ear headphones due to health and hygiene reasons.

  • Products that include software which require activation.

 Please note that these exclusions do not apply to items that become faulty.

If your product becomes faulty

We endeavour to get your items to you in fully working order, however in the event that your items do become faulty, please read below on what you should do next.

In a lot of cases with some products, faults can be fixed by performing some basic troubleshooting, so to prevent any further inconvenience to you we advise that you contact our Customer Service team who can guide you through some basic troubleshooting before sending items back.

Under 28 days

  • If your items become faulty within 28 days of delivery you are entitled to a full refund or exchange. Please contact our customer service centre who will provide necessary returns details.

  • Please send the items back with a cover note including a description of the fault and your original order number.

  • Once we have fully tested the item and confirmed the fault, we will process the refund or exchange including cost of carriage back to us (within reason).

  • If during our testing we cannot find a fault, no refund will be given and you will be charged for delivery of the item back to you.

After 28 days

  • After 28 days you will still be able to get your faulty items repaired or replaced within the manufacturers warranty and we will be happy to assist you with this. Please contact our customer service team to find out the best way to get your items repaired or replaced. Please be aware that after 28 days we will not cover you for any carriage costs.

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