Acoustic Energy AE300 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Acoustic Energy. It features a 1.1" dome with waveguide Tweeter and 1 x 5.2" ceramic aluminium sandwich Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 45Hz - 30kHz and a sensitivity of 86 dB. AE300 has an MSRP of 1099$ per pair.
What size of room is the AE300 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the AE300 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in Acoustic Energy's AE300 Series?
AE300 is a member of Acoustic Energy's AE300 series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Acoustic Energy AE300 Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the AE300 speaker?
AE300 has a Frequency response range of 45Hz - 30kHz at ±3dB and Power Range of up to 100 watts. At a minimum frequency of 45 Hz, AE300 will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with AE300, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $1500. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how AE300's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What is the Crossover frequency of AE300?
The Crossover frequency of the AE300 is set to 2800Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the AE300? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
AE300's nominal impedance level is 6 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 86 dB
Nominal Impedance of 6 Ohms makes the Acoustic Energy AE300 a relatively difficult to drive speaker compared to more frequently found 8 ohms speakers from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 86 dB, Acoustic Energy AE300 is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with a high output if you like listening to your music at high volume levels. You may especially have a hard time using Tube amplifiers which are traditionally very low power compared to Class A/B or Class D speakers.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the AE300:
AE300 features type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
AE300 External Dimensions and Weight
AE300 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 11.4 x 6.9 x 10.2inch (300.0 x 175.0 x 260.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of AE300 is approximately 455.0cm2 / 70.5inch2.
The AE300 weighs 6.50kg / 14.3lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how AE300's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
AE300 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a high density MDF finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
AE300 is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
AE300 is available in Piano Gloss White, Piano Gloss Black and Real Walnut wood veneer.
AE300 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the AE300 come with a Grille?
AE300 comes with magnetic grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the AE300 is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Acoustic Energy AE300, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for AE300
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Acoustic Energy AE300 speaker:
Official Brochure for AE300
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Acoustic Energy AE300 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for AE300