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. As part of the flagship 500 Series, the AE520 features
newly developed carbon fibre tweeters and mid/bass drivers. The new drivers
have the benefit of low mass and self-damping which results in a smoother and
more transparent sound.
Our new 500 Series tweeter features a brand new 25mm
carbon fibre dome. Carbon fibre provides a lightning fast, natural and neutral sound
which makes for long-term enjoyment and listenability without fatigue. 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.
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. The three low frequency drivers add bass depth,
control and impact while keeping to its elegant aesthetics.
These unique drivers are housed in our new 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. The
cabinets are finished in high gloss Piano Black, Piano 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.