Acoustic Energy returns with versatile Aego 3 system

Acoustic Energy is a famous British audio brand that has been relatively quiet of late but following on the from the 101 hi-fi speakers last year comes the new Aego 3 system. And we got a first sneak peek of the system at CES 2016.

The Aego 3 continues the work of the Aego M and Aego 2, launching in a choice of two set-ups: a soundbar and sub, or two satellite speakers and sub.

Small speakers come with a small price - it's just £199 for either combination, and AE is confident the sound does the company's name justice.

All the power and amplification is found in the large subwoofer, with connections coming in the form of analogue, optical digital and wireless aptX Bluetooth.

The speakers have an alloy-bodied design, giving them a solid, substantial feel, and while the speakers are happy to sit pretty much anywhere, the soundbar will be most happy under or above a TV. It can be wall-mounted, too.

Being previewed behind closed doors at CES 2016, the Aego 3 will get an official public launch at the Bristol Sound & Vision Show in February.

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Joe Cox
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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).