Acoustic Energy has announced the latest addition to its Reference Series of loudspeakers - the AE1 Mk III SE, the latest incarnation of the classic AE1. Despite a worldwide distribution, the speaker will be limited to just 250 pairs.
The speaker is offered in three finishes: an eight-layer, hand-finished piano black or pearl white, or a cherry real wood veneer. And if that's not good enough, AE will even do you a custom paint job.
Designed and built in the UK, the AE1 MkIII SE uses a heavily braced 18mm MDF cabinet, lined with a 4mm steel plate, while the 12mm baffle is solid aluminium.
The bass driver uses AE's spun-alloy cone inside a die-cast magnesium alloy chassis, coupled with a 38mm ring-radiator tweeter. Elsewhere there's also a completely redesigned crossover.
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The piano black and cherry wood speakers will set you back £2500, or save up £3250 for a pearl white or bespoke finish.