Acoustic Energy AE1 Active Speaker + Sonos Connect + Speaker Stand Package - Piano Black

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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.


AE1 Active Speaker
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.


Speaker Stand
Designed to compliment the AE1 Active, 500 and 300 Series models both in looks and performance.

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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.

 

 

Speaker Stand

Rather than just an aesthetic match to the our loudspeakers, the “Speaker 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 Speaker Stand is different, and better. It offers the best of both worlds – relatively mass-light to ensure speakers retain an upbeat and lively nature. Included with the stand are our isolating speaker support pads, offering a perfect performance coupling between speaker and top-plate without need for cabinet-damaging spikes.

 

 

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

 

Speaker Stand

Bottom Plate Dimensions (mm): 650 x 235 x 300 (HxWxD maximum dimension of base plate/column)

Top Plate Dimensions (mm): 144 x 209 (WxD)

Height (mm): 650 (exc. spikes)

Weight: 7.5kg (each)

Finishes: Black stand with central insert available in Piano Walnut, Piano Ebony, Piano Black, Piano White, Piano Cherry and Walnut (500 Series)

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

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