Acoustic Energy AE520 Floorstanding Speaker (Pair) - Dreamedia AV
Acoustic Energy AE520 Floorstanding Speaker (Pair) - Dreamedia AV
Acoustic Energy AE520 Floorstanding Speaker (Pair) - Dreamedia AV
Acoustic Energy AE520 Floorstanding Speaker (Pair) - Dreamedia AV
Acoustic Energy AE520 Floorstanding Speaker (Pair) - Dreamedia AV
Acoustic Energy AE520 Floorstanding Speaker (Pair) - Dreamedia AV
Vendor: Acoustic Energy

Acoustic Energy AE520 Floorstanding Speaker (Pair)

Floorstanding speakers with deep bass and crisp treble
$4,999.00
$4,999.00

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Acoustic Energy AE520 Floorstanding Speaker (Pair)

Discover the Pinnacle of Acoustic Finesse

Welcome to the world where every note is a brushstroke, every chord a color, and every song a masterpiece. The Acoustic Energy AE520 Floorstanding Speaker is not just a gateway to sound—it's a portal to the very soul of music. Designed for the connoisseur whose home is their concert hall, these speakers are a testament to the harmony of science and art.

Unrivaled Craftsmanship

Step into the realm of auditory excellence with the AE520's impeccable build quality. The thick MDF walls and sophisticated internal bracing are the foundation of a sonic experience that is as stable as it is dynamic. These speakers are a masterpiece of form and function, boasting:
  • Slim-line Cabinet Design: A sleek silhouette crafted from Resonance Suppression Composite (RSC) for minimal visual footprint and maximum acoustic integrity.
  • High-Grade Finishes: Choose from the luxurious Piano Gloss Black, pristine White, rich American Walnut wood veneer, or the understated elegance of Satin Black and White, and Walnut vinyl veneer.
  • Magnetic Fit Grilles: Effortlessly attach or remove the slim grilles to suit your aesthetic and auditory preference.

Aural Precision Engineered

The AE520 is a symphony of meticulously selected components, each playing its part to create a cohesive and captivating sound. Witness the harmony of:
  • Carbon Fiber Drivers: Featuring two dedicated mid-range and three low-frequency drivers, each with a carbon fiber construction for responsiveness and durability.
  • Cutting-Edge Tweeter: A 1" carbon fiber dome tweeter for crystalline highs that soar without harshness.
  • Optimized Crossover: A new crossover design with a mix of first and second order filters ensures seamless integration of frequencies.

Performance That Resonates

Every room is unique, and the AE520 is crafted to fill yours with sound that is as expansive as it is precise. The floorstanding speakers boast a performance profile that includes:
  • Wide Frequency Range: From 35Hz to 30kHz, the AE520 ensures you hear every note as it was intended.
  • Sensitivity and Power: With 90dB sensitivity and up to 200W RMS power handling, these speakers deliver without demanding much from your amplifier.
  • Impressive Impedance: Nominal 8 ohms impedance, never dipping below 4.8 ohms, means a consistent and reliable performance.

Bass That Breathes

Feel the depth and power of the AE520's bass, strong enough to be felt in the depths of your chest yet nuanced enough to articulate the subtleties of a double bass or the kick of a drum. The large rear-facing rectangular port is tuned to perfection, ensuring that the bass is always deep, always powerful, and never overwhelming.

Midrange That Speaks

The midband is the heart of the musical experience, and the AE520 speaks with a voice that is clear, open, and musically communicative. This clarity brings vocals to life and allows instruments to sing with a realism that has to be heard to be believed.

Treble That Dazzles

High frequencies are handled with a finesse that only a 1" carbon fiber dome tweeter can deliver. Each cymbal crash, each string vibration is polished to perfection, ensuring treble that integrates smoothly with the rest of the spectrum for an experience that is detailed and dramatic.

Soundstage That Surrounds

With the AE520, your music is set free to fill the room. The soundstage is capacious, allowing each instrument its own space, yet coming together in a cohesive and immersive soundscape that envelops you in the artist's intended environment.

Designed for Your Space

Whether your room is medium-sized or leaning towards the larger side, the AE520 adapts to your space. The speakers are designed to perform exceptionally in various environments, ensuring that no matter where you place them, your listening experience remains uncompromised.

Integration with Ease

Dreamedia understands that a home theater system is more than a collection of devices—it's an ecosystem. The AE520 integrates seamlessly into your existing setup, enhancing your audio landscape without disrupting the visual harmony of your space.

Features at a Glance

  • Model: Acoustic Energy AE520
  • Type: 2.5-way floorstanding speaker
  • Configuration: Pair
  • Drivers: 5" carbon fiber mid-range, 1" carbon fiber dome tweeter
  • Crossover: 3-way with high voltage polypropylene film wound capacitors
  • Cabinet: Slim-line with Resonance Suppression Composite material
  • Performance: 35Hz to 30kHz frequency range, 90dB sensitivity
  • Physical: 1000x175x320mm dimensions, 26kg weight
  • Design & Integration: HDF enclosure, neodymium motor assembly, rear slot porting

Your Music, Elevated

The AE520 is not just a speaker; it's an instrument that plays your music with the respect and reverence it deserves. It's an extension of your passion for sound, a testament to your quest for the ultimate listening experience. With the AE520, you're not just hearing music—you're living it.

Your Dream Theater, Realized

At Dreamedia, we understand the quest for perfect sound. Let us help you integrate the Acoustic Energy AE520 Floorstanding Speakers into your home theater system for an experience that transcends the ordinary. Contact us, and together, we'll design an audio environment that honors your passion for pure, unadulterated sound.
Experience the Acoustic Energy AE520 Floorstanding Speakers and immerse yourself in the world of high-fidelity sound. With Dreamedia, your dream sound system is within reach.

Our Review

Introduction

Acoustic Energy has long been synonymous with high-fidelity audio, carving out a niche for itself among audiophiles and casual listeners alike. The AE520 is the company's ambitious floorstanding speaker that seeks to blend aesthetic elegance with acoustic excellence. As part of Acoustic Energy's premium lineup, the AE520 stands as a testament to the company's commitment to superior sound reproduction.

Design and Build Quality

The Acoustic Energy AE520 is a speaker that exudes sophistication, with a design that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the ear. The suave-looking exterior, with high-quality finishes, complements modern and traditional decors alike. The solid construction is evident in the thick MDF walls and internal bracing, which not only contribute to the speaker's substantial 26kg weight but also to its acoustic performance by minimizing unwanted resonances.

Technical Specifications

At the heart of the AE520 are its meticulously crafted speaker drivers. The 28mm aluminium dome tweeter promises crisp highs, while the trio of 130mm ceramic aluminium sandwich coned mid/bass drivers deliver robust lows and a rich midrange. The sophisticated crossover design, featuring a mix of first and second-order filters with impedance correction on the midrange, ensures a seamless integration of frequencies. The AE520 boasts an impressive frequency response of 35Hz to 30kHz, with a sensitivity of 90dB/1w/1m, making it a versatile match for a wide range of amplifiers, even those with modest power outputs.

Listening Experience

When it comes to performance, the AE520 floorstanding speakers do not disappoint. The bass is deep and authoritative without overwhelming the other frequencies. The midrange is engaging, allowing vocal and instrumental nuances to shine through, while the treble remains refined and polished. The soundstage is expansive, with the speakers capable of filling medium to large rooms with a capacious and immersive sonic environment. The dynamic range and scale of the AE520 are commendable, offering a dramatic and detailed listening experience.

Performance Analysis

The AE520 excels in delivering a powerful and engaging sound that can breathe life into any musical piece. Its impressive bass extension and power are matched by a musically communicative midband that handles complex compositions with ease. The treble integration is relatively smooth, contributing to a coherent and captivating sound profile. These speakers are a joy to listen to, regardless of the genre, offering a dynamic and full-bodied performance that can energize a room.

Potential Limitations

Despite its many strengths, the AE520 has a few areas where it falls short. Some listeners may notice a slight lack of definition and low-level detail resolution, which could detract from the overall clarity. In smaller rooms, the speakers' powerful output might prove to be too much, potentially overwhelming the space. The handling of delicate acoustic music and the translucence of female vocals may not be as transparent as some audiophiles would prefer, and the imaging precision could be improved for those who are particularly sensitive to sound localization.

Compatibility and Placement

The 's design allows for a degree of flexibility in placement, though they are best suited for medium to large spaces where their sound can unfold without constraint. Their high sensitivity makes them a good match for a variety of amplifiers, including those with lower power ratings, allowing for a wide range of system configurations and personal preferences.

Comparative Analysis

In the competitive market of floorstanding speakers, the AE320 holds its ground with a compelling combination of design, build, and performance. When compared to its peers, the AE320 offers a level of musicality and raw power that is often found in more expensive models. Its ability to convey the emotional depth of music with such vigor sets it apart from many competitors in its price range.

Value Proposition

The AE320 represents a significant investment, but the return in audio quality is substantial. For those seeking a speaker that can deliver an exhilarating auditory experience without the need for additional subwoofers or sound enhancement, the AE320 offers good value. It is a speaker that can grow with the listener, accommodating upgrades in other audio components with grace.

Final Thoughts

The Acoustic Energy AE320 floorstanding speakers are a formidable offering, balancing aesthetic appeal with acoustic prowess. They deliver a sound that is both powerful and nuanced, capable of invigorating any genre of music. While they may not be without their faults, particularly in ultra-critical listening environments, the positives far outweigh the negatives. For those in search of a speaker that can make a statement both visually and sonically, the AE320 is a compelling choice.

Specifications

General Specifications

  • Model: AE520
  • Speaker Type: 2.5-way floorstanding speaker
  • Configuration: Pair
  • Award: Best New Product of 2020 from Stereonet

Drivers

  • Mid-Range Drivers: Two dedicated 5" carbon fiber with 1.4" voice coils
  • Low-Frequency Drivers: Three dedicated
  • Tweeter: 1" carbon fiber dome
  • Construction: Carbon fiber

Crossover

  • Design: 3-way
  • Capacitors: High voltage polypropylene film wound
  • Inductors: Air core at critical locations

Cabinet

  • Design: Slim-line
  • Material: Resonance Suppression Composite (RSC)
  • Thickness: Nearly 3/4"
  • Damping: Bitumen filling
  • Floor-Coupling: Solid Aluminum bars

Additional Features

  • Vertical Directivity Optimization: Yes
  • Waveguide: Cast aluminum WDT
  • Structure: Stiff metal
  • Multi-Driver Design: Yes