Acoustic Energy AE209 Floorstanding Speakers

4.88/5 (16 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Smooothzzs a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Driven by just a 100W Cambridge Azur 540 receiver, Cardas hexlink 1/c and AFA Zeus power cables using Rotel RCD-971, the sound produced is superbly balanced with smooth unfatiguing highs and taut and coherent never boomy deep lows. Timing of the speakers is unbelievably accurate. For a more accurate timbral voicing and greater inner depth details and air, replace the stock croosover ceramic resistors to wirewound Mills and MKT caps to ICW capacitors(PX and SA range). These components really add wonders without altering the overall balance of the sound and soudstage is wider too with greater stereo imaging. Affordable upgrade to really make this pair of potential speakers to really bring out the best in AE design. Recommended as a keep or a 2nd hand buy though it's of an old model.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $450.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BanBan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Man do these floorstanders really outshine most others in their price range. Though it's an old model compared to newer model speakers from other brands, these are solidly build to perform floorstands. Drive them with just normal Cambridge Azur receiver, Cardas Hexlink i/c, AFA Zeus power cables and there you go.... emotions without the loss of tightness nor details. To get real airy highs and clear emotive vocals, replace the stock crossover caps to ICW (PX and SA) caps and resistors to 1% wirewound 12W Mills as mid-priced mass-produced speakers won't definitely come with great components. That's just about it. No regrets. Recommended 2nd hand buy though an old model speaker.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Singapore



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by acfruin a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I have owned these from new. I had AE200 before buying these. The main difference between AE200 and AE209 is the bass extension obtained from the lower cabinet.
There is a good deep bass extension and is delivered gently alongside the clear midrange and treble. If you want a warm muggy sound do not go for these, as these are alloy drivers and sound flat.
Hooked up with my Yamaha DSP-A2, AE200 and Aegis centre this makes a fab cinema sound. The MGM lion really comes to life and scares my 2 yr old everytime !
I would not trade these speakers exept for maybe a pair of B&W P5's.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Superfi, Newcastle,



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew Fruin a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I have owned these from new. I had AE200 before buying these. The main difference between AE200 and AE209 is the bass extension obtained from the lower cabinet.
There is a good deep bass extension and is delivered gently alongside the clear midrange and treble. If you want a warm muggy sound do not go for these, as these are alloy drivers and sound flat.
Hooked up with my Yamaha DSP-A2, AE200 and Aegis centre this makes a fab cinema sound. The MGM lion really comes to life and scares my 2 yr old everytime !
I would not trade these speakers exept for maybe a pair of B&W P5's.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Superfi, Newcastle,



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KoolK a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2003

Bottom Line:   
AE 209's are simply fantastic speakers , I listened to missions and tanoys including Rogers and the AE109's but the 209 was just right for me , the treble is not too bright and vocals well balanced and has a nice controlled bass too.

I had a choice of colours to chose from Ash Black, cherry wood and Rose wood finsh , I bought mine in the Rose wood fininsh look great sound super. I'd definitly recommend.

I am using them mainly as part of my AV set up. Sony STRDB 940 , Sony DVD DVP305, SOnt SLVE 725 Video recorder.

My front centre is a mission ageis centre and it blends is well with the 209's rears i am using mission dipoles 77 which are surprising big sounding !

anyways AE 209 good ..very good !

happy listening ....

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   UK




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