ACOUSTIC ENERGY AE 100 im Test von The Audiophile Apartment

ACOUSTIC ENERGY AE 100 im Test von The Audiophile Apartment

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„Entry level audiophiles complaining that all the good choices cost megabucks, look no further than the AE100s. These small monitors will only set you back about $495 a pair and deliver stunning performance. Combining a 4-inch paper cone woofer and 1-inch dome tweeter, Acoustic Energy claims these to be “small speakers capable of high output.” They fulfill this promise and more.

It’s easy to get spoiled listening to top line gear every day, and easy to lose track of what things cost. Though we make it a point to seek out sub-$1,000 components in this column offering higher performance than you might expect, the AE100s are more than worthy of one of our Exceptional Value Awards. Beyond that, these are the most impressive pair of $495 speakers I’ve had the pleasure of listening to, in nearly 100 issues of producing this magazine. The fun factor the AE100s offer is off the chart.

ACOUSTIC ENERGY AE 109 im Hifi-World Test – 5 Globes

ACOUSTIC ENERGY AE 109 im Hifi-World Test – 5 Globes

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At their price of £500 these loudspeakers are not just good – they are exceptionally good.

A room-filling sound is a prerequisite for any decent floorstander – and the ‘109s have it in spades.

Conclusion:These AE109 floorstanders are exactly what good budget hi-fi should be. Exciting with rock and pop, authoritative with classical and sparkling with everything in-between. You can pay a good deal more and get a great deal less for your money.

ACOUSTIC ENERGY AE 100 – Hifi Choice „Recommended“

ACOUSTIC ENERGY AE 100 – Hifi Choice „Recommended“

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“Other highlights include a pleasing tonal balance, and the ability to throw images into the room far better than you might expect given its dimensions.”

“…it’s far more open in the midband than many would expect from an entry-level release.”

“The overall effect is great; sounding punchy and articulate with lots of energy and articulation – plus a satisfying sheen.”

How it compares (to the Q Acoustics 3020)… “Both speakers do well in the treble, but the AE again just pips it to the post, with a a sweeter and more airy sound.”