Every loudspeaker manufacturer has its flagship range, but not very many have achieved the levels of acclaim reserved for Acoustic Energy's Reference Series.
With the launch of the original AE1 monitor in 1987 Acoustic Energy was founded. Today, due to public and professional demand, that speaker is still in production as the AE1 Classic. The Reference 1, 2, 3 and Reference Stand have now joined as the latest additions to the Reference Series family, incorporating the latest technology with the finest craftsmanship.
The Reference 3 is a completely new model for 2013 incorporating all our technological expertise in loudspeaker design.
With the Reference Series we've sought to improve upon every aspect of current speaker design to create a true, balanced, dynamic, wide-bandwidth and minimal colouration loudspeaker.
Cabinet: Constrained laminate layer construction for maximum resonance damping. A specially designed 7mm MDF/3mm high density rubber/5mm MDF sandwich material is used throughout the cabinet enclosure to minimise resonance and external cabinet noise.
Bass Drivers: Twin long-throw motor assembly drivers for maximum linear accuracy and control. The motor system comprising twin-wound aluminium voice-coils is thermally bonded to the aluminium cone for absolute minimum distortion and long-throw pistonic accuracy.
Mid Driver: Huge underhung motor
assembly for maximum linear accuracy and control. The motor system
comprising twin-wound aluminium voice-coils is thermally bonded to the
aluminium cone for absolute minimum distortion and long-throw pistonic
Tweeter: The now well-established Vifa Ring-radiator tweeter is used here in our own custom, upgraded specification. Coupled to our DXT® Lens assembly for improved in-room response and dispersion matching to the bass driver, this is one of the finest tweeters in use today.
These features wrapped into a compact, elegant floorstanding design and luxuriously finished with real piano ebony lacquer mark the new Reference Series as the pinnacle of current loudspeaker design.
|Specificatii||Finish:Piano Ebony or Piano Black
Tweeter:32mm Ring-radiator tweeter with DXT™ Waveguide
Mid Driver: 110mm underhung magnet aluminium cone
Bass Drivers:Twin 130mm 'pure piston' aluminium cones with twin-wound aluminium voice-coils
Frequency response:33Hz − 40kHz @ +/-3dB
Power handling:Amplifiers rated up to 300Watts into 8 Ohms
Maximum SPL: 116dB
Sensitivity: 90db for 2.83V at 1m
Nominal impedance: 6 Ohms
Total harmonic Distortion:Less than 0.3% 200Hz to 20kHz
Dimensions including plinth (HxWxD): 990 x 260 x 360mm
Weight:32kg (single. unpacked)