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Item Condition: Used
Shipping Options: Pickup available and you can audition.
Suburb or Town: Glen Iris
State: VIC
Payment Method: Paypal, Cash on Pickup
Reason for selling:

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These speakers are in immaculate condition with no starches or damage as can be seen from the photos. They sound fantastic and well suited to someone interested in building an audiophile system.

 

Acoustic Energy are a renowned British speaker manufacturer whose products are consistent award winners. The AE109 is one of the best examples of their success with floorstanders.  Anyone familiar with the Acoustic Energy brand will know how good these speakers are. They received fantastic reviews and won the several awards including 5 stars from What Hi-Fi when they were initially released.  In a later What Hi-Fi group test, they won the 5 Gold Stars Award beating equivalent speakers from renowned brands such as B&W, Polk Audio, Castle and EPOS. I researched and auditioned thoroughly prior to purchasing these speakers. In What Hi-Fi’s words “they offer a performance that sparkles in a multitude of systems with all kinds of music”. These were regarded as the go to speakers at the time, and I listened to several other speakers at reputable audio dealers in Melbourne such as Carlton Audio prior to purchase. In fact, Carlton Audio still refer to the high standard of these speakers in their advertisement for the current generation AE109 with the following words – “This has illustrious boots to fill. The original AE109 loudspeaker was a revolutionary slim floorstander that was the go-to product of the time

 

The 2.5 way speakers are efficient and easy to drive and are therefore fairly easy to combine with a suitable amplifier.

 

The aesthetics and slim line profile of these speakers make them easy to integrate into your listening space.

 

Some specifications:

 

Sensitivity 90 db

Power handing 150 watts max

Impedance  - typically 6 ohms

3 way Crossover with 1  High Frequency 25 mm unit and 2  X 90 mm Mid Frequency and Low Frequency units

Overall frequency response : 35Hz to 22kHz

Frequency Response : 55Hz to 18kHz ± 3db

Terminals : gold-plated 2-way binding posts with bi-wiring option

 

The speakers come complete with a user manual.

 

 

Pickup only from Glen Iris VIC 3146 (near Ashburton railway station)

 

Payment by bank deposit or COD. .0Photos:

 

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I still have my ae109s bought in the UK when visiting family back in 2000 and shipped them back to Aus as found nothing to match for the price.

 

They are still going strong is a second system and great performers with music or HT. I have the darker veneered cabinets (Rosewood )

 

Attach some good speaker cables (had some NB bi wired krix) and a sub such as a Rel T zero or T5 ... end up with a superb pair of floorstander for the price 

 

GLWTS 

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Hi Mark I agree. Acoustic Energy produce fantastic speakers.  Smart move buying them in the UK as they were so much cheaper there even with the cost of shipping. They were quite expensive in Australia.

 

I was hesitant to sell these but  it started with the idea of upgrading to the new AE309  during the COVID lockdown in Melbourne.  While listening to the AE309 and I also gave the new Monitor Audio Silver 200 a listen and was quite impressed and bought them  at a decent price. The MA's are smaller and that was a consideration, and I was also influenced by  reviews that suggested that they were easy to position in the room.  This is not  quite true as I have had to place  them a fair distance away from the wall to avoid them sounding harsh and they also need to be toed in carefully to get the soundstage right.  I have done some side by side listening of the MAs and AE109 and surprised at how good the 109's sound.  I use Audioquest bi-wire speaker cables.

 

I have also recently added a REL T5i subwoofer. This  is the beginning of another vicious cycle as I am now thinking I need a new amp to complement the speakers.  (I currently have a Cambridge Audio 740A ) and a new DAC  to get the best out of my Bluesound streamer!!!

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