500 Series

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Our flagship 500 Series, comprises three models, the AE500 stand-mount, the AE509 and AE520 floor-standers and boast our newly developed carbon fibre tweeters and mid/bass drivers, designed to match the pistonic power and accuracy of our legendary ceramic aluminium drivers but with improved self-damping for a smoother, more transparent sound.

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AE500

The AE500 is a compact stand-mount loudspeaker from our flagship 500 Series. Following on from the award winning AE100 and AE300, the AE500 offers a significant step up in audio quality, materials, and cabinet finish. The 500 Series features our newly developed carbon fibre tweeter and mid/bass drivers,  designed to match the pistonic power and accuracy of our legendary ceramic aluminium drivers but with improved self-damping for a smoother, more transparent sound.

Offering unparalleled levels of performance, quality and value 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, Piano Gloss White or American Walnut wood veneer finishes, the AE500 will easily integrate within any home décor placed on speaker stands or bookshelves.

Acoustic Energy AE500 (Piano Black)

AE500

The AE500 is a compact stand-mount loudspeaker from our flagship 500 Series. Following on from the award winning AE100 and AE300, the AE500 offers a significant step up in audio quality, materials, and cabinet finish. The 500 Series features our newly developed carbon fibre tweeter and mid/bass drivers,  designed to match the pistonic power and accuracy of our legendary ceramic aluminium drivers but with improved self-damping for a smoother, more transparent sound.

Offering unparalleled levels of performance, quality and value 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, Piano Gloss White or American Walnut wood veneer finishes, the AE500 will easily integrate within any home décor placed on speaker stands or bookshelves.

AE509

The AE509 is a slim-line floor-standing loudspeaker with compact dimensions, suitable for medium to large sized rooms. Similar to the AE500 comparison, the AE509 offers higher levels of performance and finish than its 300 Series equivalent. The 500 Series features our newly developed carbon fibre tweeters and mid/bass drivers, designed to match the pistonic power and accuracy of our legendary ceramic aluminium drivers but with improved self-damping for a smoother, more transparent sound.

Offering unparalleled levels of performance, quality and value 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.

The slim-line cabinets are finished in Piano Gloss Black, Piano Gloss White or American Walnut wood veneer finishes. Solid Aluminium bars are supplied to ensure rigid floor-coupling and maximum stability, whilst the stiffness of the metal structure reduces the room to speaker interaction.

Acoustic Energy AE509 (Piano Black)

AE509

The AE509 is a slim-line floor-standing loudspeaker with compact dimensions, suitable for medium to large sized rooms. Similar to the AE500 comparison, the AE509 offers higher levels of performance and finish than its 300 Series equivalent. The 500 Series features our newly developed carbon fibre tweeters and mid/bass drivers, designed to match the pistonic power and accuracy of our legendary ceramic aluminium drivers but with improved self-damping for a smoother, more transparent sound.

Offering unparalleled levels of performance, quality and value 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.

The slim-line cabinets are finished in Piano Gloss Black, Piano Gloss White or American Walnut wood veneer finishes. Solid Aluminium bars are supplied to ensure rigid floor-coupling and maximum stability, whilst the stiffness of the metal structure reduces the room to speaker interaction.

AE520

The AE520 is a powerful, slim-line, floor-standing loudspeaker which builds on the AE500 and AE509 models to firmly establish itself as the brand’s new flagship, featuring multi-driver design, imposing size and performance.

The AE520 features two dedicated 125mm mid-range drivers, three low frequency drivers and a 25mm tweeter – all fashioned from carbon fibre to provide perfect tonal matching across the frequency range.

The two dedicated 125mm carbon fibre mid-drivers include new oversized 35mm voice coils for low thermal compression and optimum motor force factor. Both are mounted within their own dedicated sealed enclosure whilst the three dedicated low frequency drivers are reflex loaded by a large rear facing rectangular port. Designed to match the pistonic power and accuracy of our legendary ceramic aluminium drivers, these new units offer much improved self-damping for a smoother, more transparent sound.

Vertical directivity has been optimised to provide excellent vertical coverage whilst reducing the energy otherwise wasted on ceiling and floor reflections when compared to traditional designs. 

The slim-line cabinets are finished in Piano Gloss Black, Piano Gloss White or American Walnut wood veneer finishes. Solid Aluminium bars are supplied to ensure rigid floor-coupling and maximum stability, whilst the stiffness of the metal structure reduces the room to speaker interaction.

AE520 (Black) - Resized

AE520

The AE520 is a powerful, slim-line, floor-standing loudspeaker which builds on the AE500 and AE509 models to firmly establish itself as the brand’s new flagship, featuring multi-driver design, imposing size and performance.

The AE520 features two dedicated 125mm mid-range drivers, three low frequency drivers and a 25mm tweeter – all fashioned from carbon fibre to provide perfect tonal matching across the frequency range.

The two dedicated 125mm carbon fibre mid-drivers include new oversized 35mm voice coils for low thermal compression and optimum motor force factor. Both are mounted within their own dedicated sealed enclosure whilst the three dedicated low frequency drivers are reflex loaded by a large rear facing rectangular port. Designed to match the pistonic power and accuracy of our legendary ceramic aluminium drivers, these new units offer much improved self-damping for a smoother, more transparent sound.

Vertical directivity has been optimised to provide excellent vertical coverage whilst reducing the energy otherwise wasted on ceiling and floor reflections when compared to traditional designs. 

The slim-line cabinets are finished in Piano Gloss Black, Piano Gloss White or American Walnut wood veneer finishes. Solid Aluminium bars are supplied to ensure rigid floor-coupling and maximum stability, whilst the stiffness of the metal structure reduces the room to speaker interaction.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

TWEETER

Our 500 Series tweeter features a brand new 25mm carbon fibre dome. Carbon fibre is much lighter and better damped than other typical hard dome materials and provides a lightning fast, natural sound which will surprise the listener with its neutrality. The new cast aluminium WDT waveguide on the high frequency driver is positioned close to the mid/bass driver for optimum dispersion and is extremely stiff to reduce vibration being passed to the tweeter, ensuring sweet, clear and natural highs.

DRIVERS

The 125mm mid/bass driver includes a new oversized 35mm voice coils for low thermal compression and very high motor force factor, to provide a highly dynamic yet controlled bass response. The woofer has an optimised motor and suspension system for maximum linearity and lowest distortion ensuring mid-range definition, whilst the lightweight nature of the carbon fibre cone material increases transient speed and clarity.

CROSSOVER

The crossovers use high voltage polypropylene film wound capacitors and air core inductors at critical locations for optimum dispersion through a smaller acoustic source size within the crossover region.

The AE509 is a Mid Tweeter Mid/Bass (MTM) driver layout and both models use a 2 way crossover, whilst the AE520 utilises a 3 way design.

CABINET

These unique drivers are housed in our new 18mm Resonance Suppression Composite (RSC) cabinets, evolved from the prestigious Reference Series and featuring the same constrained layer composite to greatly reduce cabinet acoustic radiation, which would otherwise colour the sound.

TWEETER

Our 500 Series tweeter features a brand new 25mm carbon fibre dome. Carbon fibre is much lighter and better damped than other typical hard dome materials and provides a lightning fast, natural sound which will surprise the listener with its neutrality. The new cast aluminium WDT waveguide on the high frequency driver is positioned close to the mid/bass driver for optimum dispersion and is extremely stiff to reduce vibration being passed to the tweeter, ensuring sweet, clear and natural highs.

DRIVERS

The 125mm mid/bass driver includes a new oversized 35mm voice coils for low thermal compression and very high motor force factor, to provide a highly dynamic yet controlled bass response. The woofer has an optimised motor and suspension system for maximum linearity and lowest distortion ensuring mid-range definition, whilst the lightweight nature of the carbon fibre cone material increases transient speed and clarity.

CROSSOVER

The crossovers use high voltage polypropylene film wound capacitors and air core inductors at critical locations for optimum dispersion through a smaller acoustic source size within the crossover region.

The AE509 is a Mid Tweeter Mid/Bass (MTM) driver layout and both models use a 2 way crossover.

CABINET

These unique drivers are housed in our new 18mm Resonance Suppression Composite (RSC) cabinets, evolved from the prestigious Reference Series and featuring the same constrained layer composite to greatly reduce cabinet acoustic radiation, which would otherwise colour the sound.

SPECIFICATIONS


Drive Unit:

Tweeter:
Frequency Range:
Sensitivity:
Peak SPL:
Power Handling:
Crossover Frequency:
Impedance:
Design:
Grilles:
Dimensions (mm):
Weight:
Finishes:

AE500
125mm carbon fibre cone
25mm carbon fibre dome
45Hz – 28kHz (+/- 6dB)
87dB
113dB
120w
2.8kHz
6ohms
2 way
Slim, cloth magnetic fit
310 x 185 x 260 (HxWxD)
8kg (each)
Piano Gloss White, Piano Gloss Black and American Walnut wood veneer

AE509
125mm carbon fibre cones
25mm carbon fibre dome
32Hz – 28kHz (+/- 6dB)
89dB
115dB
175w
2.9kHz
6ohms
2 way
Slim, cloth magnetic fit
1000 x 185 x 270 (HxWxD, exc. spikes)
22kg (each)
Piano Gloss White, Piano Gloss Black and American Walnut wood veneer

AE520
125mm carbon fibre cones
25mm carbon fibre dome
30Hz – 28kHz (+/- 6dB)
90dB
113dB
300w
373Hz/2.8kHz
6ohms
3 way
Slim, cloth magnetic fit
1130 x 185 x 320 (HxWxD, exc. spikes)
30kg (each)
Piano Gloss White, Piano Gloss Black and American Walnut wood veneer


Drive Unit:

Tweeter:
Frequency Range:
Sensitivity:
Peak SPL:
Power Handling:
Crossover Frequency:
Impedance:
Design:
Grilles:
Dimensions (mm):
Weight:
Finishes:

AE500
125mm carbon fibre cone
25mm carbon fibre dome
45Hz – 28kHz (+/- 6dB)
87dB
113dB
120w
2.8kHz
6ohms
2 way
Slim, cloth magnetic fit
310 x 185 x 260 (HxWxD)
8kg (each)
Piano Gloss White, Piano Gloss Black and American Walnut wood veneer


Drive Unit:

Tweeter:
Frequency Range:
Sensitivity:
Peak SPL:
Power Handling:
Crossover Frequency:
Impedance:
Design:
Grilles:
Dimensions (mm):
Weight:
Finishes:

AE509
125mm carbon fibre cones
25mm carbon fibre dome
32Hz – 28kHz (+/- 6dB)
89dB
115dB
175w
2.9kHz
6ohms
2 way
Slim, cloth magnetic fit
1000 x 185 x 270 (HxWxD, exc. spikes)
22kg (each)
Piano Gloss White, Piano Gloss Black and American Walnut wood veneer


Drive Units:

Tweeter:
Frequency Range:
Sensitivity:
Peak SPL:
Power Handling:
Crossover Frequency:
Impedance:
Design:
Grilles:
Dimensions (mm):
Weight:
Finishes:

AE520
125mm carbon fibre cones
25mm carbon fibre dome
30Hz – 28kHz (+/- 6dB)
90dB
113dB
300w
373Hz / 2.8kHz
6ohms
3 way
Slim, cloth magnetic fit
1130 x 185 x 320 (HxWxD, exc. spikes)
30kg (each)
Piano Gloss White, Piano Gloss Black and American Walnut wood veneer

AE500

Drive Unit: 125mm carbon fibre cone
Tweeter: 25mm carbon fibre dome
Frequency Range: 45Hz – 28kHz (+/- 6dB)
Sensitivity: 87dB
Peak SPL: 113dB
Power Handling: 120w
Crossover Frequency: 2.8kHz
Impedance: 6ohms
Design: 2 way
Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm): 310 x 185 x 260 (HxWxD)
Weight: 8kg (each)
Finishes: Piano Gloss White, Piano Gloss Black and American Walnut wood veneer

AE509

Drive Unit: 125mm carbon fibre cones
Tweeter: 25mm carbon fibre dome
Frequency Range: 32Hz – 28kHz (+/- 6dB)
Sensitivity: 89dB
Peak SPL: 115dB
Power Handling: 175w
Crossover Frequency: 2.9kHz
Impedance: 6ohms
Design: 2 way
Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm): 1000 x 185 x 270 (HxWxD, exc. spikes)
Weight: 22kg (each)
Finishes: Piano Gloss White, Piano Gloss Black and American Walnut wood veneer

AE520

Drive Units: 125mm carbon fibre cones
Tweeter: 25mm carbon fibre dome
Frequency Range: 30Hz – 28kHz (+/- 6dB)
Sensitivity: 90dB
Peak SPL: 113dB
Power Handling: 300w
Crossover Frequency: 373Hz / 2.8kHz
Impedance: 6ohms
Design: 3 way
Grilles: Slim, cloth magnetic fit
Dimensions (mm): 1130 x 185 x 320 (HxWxD, exc. spikes)
Weight: 30kg (each)
Finishes: Piano Gloss White, Piano Gloss Black and American Walnut wood veneer

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