Item: Acoustic Energy Radiance 1 Stand-Mount Monitors - Antique Ash
Location: Tennyson, Brisbane
Item Condition: 9.9/10
Reason for selling: Too many speakers
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Extra Info: Owned from new in 2015 and used as second system speakers. Still have shipping carton so can be sent Australia wide at buyers' expense. Can be demo'd at Tennyson, Brisbane.
These speakers have amazed me since the first time I connected them. Big base (therefore AE recommends use without a sub) for a bookshelf/stand-mount speaker and quite a detailed top end. Also amazing how much power you can run through them. I originally bought them after listening to the more expensive Acoustic Energy Speakers and then giving these a go just to compare. Original local RSP was $1995 (USA price shows US$1200 in the article link below.) They have bi-wire capability and nifty magnetic grills. The review below gives an accurate representation I think - the closing summary adds: Using a pitchfork to shovel snow is a bad idea. Employing a speaker in a different manner than envisioned by its designer is an equally inappropriate pastime. The Acoustic Energy Radiance 1 speaker was designed for small rooms (Seller: Mine were in a 4m x 4m room) and for use without a subwoofer. If you have such a space you will discover the Radiance is capable of producing beautiful music in it. If you try to employ the Radiance in a larger room or on a desktop with or without a subwoofer you may find it less to your liking.
“Horses for courses” is an old equestrian British saying. The Acoustic Energy Radiance 1 is a heck of a fine filly; just choose the track she runs on carefully.
The Radiance Series offer some of the most cutting-edge developments currently available in loudspeaker technology.
Aluminium drivers with dual-wound aluminium voice-coils. Heat creates distortion in loudspeaker drivers - we dissipate as much heat as possible through our cone assembly meaning you can listen louder, for longer.
Curved cabinet construction - Minimising harmful standing waves and vibration through the enclosure. This means lower colouration, more natural sound.
· Type: 2-way, reflex loaded
· LF/MF Driver: 130mm pressed alloy
· HF Driver: 25mm Neodymium Ring Radiator with DXT
· Cabinet: Curved, braced 15mm MDF carcass
· Frequency Response: 50Hz to 45kHz ± 3dB
· Power Handling: 150W peak programme
· Impedance: 8 Ohms
· Sensitivity: 88dB for 1 W at 1M
· Dimensions (HxWxD): 320 x 185 x 255mm EA
· Weight: 8kg EA