By Mark Fleischmann • August, 2009

Price: $4,200 .........................................................

At A Glance
: Ring radiator tweeter civilizes high frequencies • DXT lens matches tweeter’s dispersion to woofer’s • Subwoofer includes adjustable notch filter
Lord of the Ring

Sometimes a single moment of greatness defines a person or a company, even if other moments of greatness follow. For Judy Garland, it was “Over the Rainbow” in The Wizard of Oz. For Acoustic Energy, a British loudspeaker brand, it was the AE1. The monitor took recording studios by storm when it made its debut in 1988, and it soon became a favorite among consumer-level audiophiles as well.


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Since then, Acoustic Energy has moved from West London to the bucolic Cotswolds, formed an alliance with a Malaysian manufacturer, and given birth to various speaker lines, including several newer variations of the AE1. One of these days, I’ll have to capture five of the classic monitors and put them through their paces. First, let’s talk about a new line, the Radiance series, which includes a tower, two monitors, a center, and a sub. This review covers a favorite configuration of mine, with five of the smaller Radiance 1 monitors and the Radiance Sub.


* READ: The complete and informative article courtesy of HomeTheaterMagazine: http://www.hometheatermag.com/compac...peaker_system/

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