Reviews and Problems with Acoustic Energy Aegis One
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Value for money 10
Byron4 a AudioPhile, Audio Review
9 March 2012
Summary: This product was purchased based on the reviews of www.audioreview.com and became my introduction to this forum. When I bought these speakers every review gave it 5 stars despite being such an inexpensive product. I needed a small pair of desktop speakers after I moved my office in 1999 so I went to Shelley's Stereo in Woodland Hills. The owner Alon also highly recommended these speakers. Everyone was right. These were perfect for my needs.
Summary: Bought these speakers from ebay for £26 recently with a view to using them in bedroom as replacements for my fatman system and tried them firstly with my main system which is a Naim pre/power 102/180 system for which main source is internet radio, these boxes really sing well with this combination for me and the Bass is excellent for the room size, I have them close-ish to the back and side walls and the imagery and midrange make the music so listenable, it really is...
Summary: Picked these up recently second hand for £60. They are have very solidly built cabinets, with good drivers, crossovers and internal wiring. The bass driver is a custom aluminium unit and the tweeter a silk soft dome. They work best as near field monitors close to a wall to take advantage of the proximity bass boost. If used out in the room they might be a little dry in the bass, Wall coupled they have an excellent bass, deep and powerfull but without boom.
Summary: Personally, this is one of my best investments, $130 Singapore dollars ! CHEAP but VERY VERY GOOD ! Hard to find nowadays. Beat even my Usher S-520 I believe. These Aegis One beauties have put to shame even a number of my expensive branded floorstanders. I bought them because they sound great while auditioning them on 2 wooden stools that meant to be "proper" speaker stands ! They are extremely suitable for loud Rock music which shakes the table and floor.
Summary: One of the best at the price and quite a bit more.Clean and refined for a budget speaker.Very good on vocals and can go loud as well without cracking up. Overall they are neural and warm at the same time.
Summary: A fine little speaker that reproduces female vocals especially well. They seem extremely well built for the price. Two problems must be mentioned. First is a lack of bass, but that is to be expected at this price. The second is there lack of dynamics at low volume settings.
Summary: I've got a pair of AE Aegis Evo One (the new incarnation of Aegis One) after almost 3 months of auditioning sessions on most HI-FI shops in Bucharest, Romania. My listening test included: KEF Coda 70, B&W DM303, B&W 601 S3, Tannoy MX2, Dali Blue 2002, Sony SSB2ED, and some JBL's, Jamo's, Mission's of the same price level. Considering these candidates Aegis Evo 1's were shining in stage, dynamic and voice reproduction (male, female).
Summary: well...this speaker worth every penny i spent on it...and the sound quality is above my expectation...i been using this on a Computer soundcard's output which still yielding some respectable result even just from a soundcard...i been fiddle around with tonnes of PC speaker (Klipsch, Altec, Cambridge, Logitech) but i was never ever found one speaker suit my taste of playing music the way it should..
Summary: I bought an old pair of Aegis ones from a relative who used same in HT system. At first, I hooked the pair up with ARC SP 9 Mk II preamp/Quicksilver 60w mono amps and the strengths in the bass, mid and highs of the speakers were very evident. The sound was very natural for an entry level model with no harshness in the highs and boominess in the lows.
Summary: Associated Gear: 55W Rotel Receiver Rega Planet Target Speaker Stands Radio Shack "Megawire" Cables NHT Subwoofer and separate 100W NHT Amp I bought these speakers after moving my NHT SuperOnes into my home theatre. After living with them for a couple of years, I have these thoughts: 1) Difficult to drive: Make sure your amp. is up to the task.