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Acoustic Energy Radiance 1

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Acoustic Energy Radiance 1 Speaker System

Sound & Vision Magazine
3 August 2009
  • Excerpt: 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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Overall 8
8.0

Acoustic Energy Radiance 5.1

What Hi-Fi?
6 October 2009
  • Excerpt: It's been a while since we've had a whole new speaker range from Acoustic Energy , a manufacturer which in the past has scooped Awards and Group Test wins. It's been a little while, though, since it reached quite those heights. It's against this background the Radiance series comes into play. This new series aims to introduce a bit of sonic sparkle into a product range that even Acoustic Energy will admit (in private at least) has been lacking in star quality.
  • Pros: Dynamic, punchy and entertaining sound, fast and agilepresentation, impressive build and finish
  • Cons: Lacks refinement through the midrange and treble, lacks some scale and authority in comparison with the best rivals
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Overall 8
8.0

Acoustic Energy Radiance 1

What Hi-Fi?
12 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Acoustic Energy has been a little quiet on the speaker front over the last year or so. But not without reason. The Cirencester-based manufacturer has been hard at work designing a new range of speakers – Radiance. AE's aim with the Radiance is to produce a more entertaining sound than previous generations of its speakers, without sacrificing too much of the refinement we've come to expect from the company.
  • Pros: Awesome power handling, capable of impressive bass weight considering cabinet size, detailed treble, rhythmic sound
  • Cons: Midrange lacks finesse and emotion, upper midrange sounds coarse
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Acoustic Energy Radiance 1

TechRadar UK
12 September 2009
  • Excerpt: We wanted to include a standmount in this month's reviews, to contrast with the floorstanders and having reviewed AE's larger three-way Radiance 3, we elected to include the much smaller two-way Radiance 1.
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