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Acoustic Energy 301 Speakers (Pair)


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Winner of Hi-Fi World "five globes" and other excellent reviews, these bookshelf speakers are unfussy about partnering electronics, sound and look fantastic in a choice of gloss black or white.

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Frequency Response 48Hz - 32kHz
Impedance 8Ohm
Warranty length 3 Years
Brand Acoustic Energy
Product Award HiFi World 5 Globes

Tech Specs

Type: 2-Way Reflex Slot-Loaded
HF Driver: 28mm Custom AE design fabric dome
LF/MF Driver: 110mm Spun, hard-anodised aluminium cone
Cabinet: Braced 18mm MDF Carcass
Frequency Response: 48Hz - 32kHz +/- 3dB
Power Handling: 150 Watts RMS
Amplifier Compatibility: 25-150 Watts into 8 Ohms (Recommended)
Nominal Impedence: 8 Ohms (6 Ohm minimum)
Sensitivity: 87dB for 1 Watt at 1 Metre
Dimensions: 300 x 185 x 250mm(HxWxD)
Weight: 5.5 kg (Single speaker, unpacked)
Finishes: High gloss piano black or white.

Product Description

The Acoustic Energy 301 is the most compact member of Acoustic Energy's new 3 Series, which boasts a whole family of different speaker sizes and shapes. Despite its diminished size it still retains a clean, punchy and verbose sound. Distortion and resonance are kept to a minimum and which allows the Acoustic Energy 301 speakers to treat you to supreme clarity of sound and cohesion wherever you place it in your home.

Its front slot port gives you great flexibility when positioning the 301 allowing you to comfortably fit it anywhere in your home and, naturally, it sounds great wherever you decide to place it.

Built to compliment the other speakers in the Acoustic Energy 3 Series, the 301 sounds great when singing in harmony with the rest of the clan and represents one part of an excellent mid range, affordable 5.1 speaker set up. Ask one of our friendly sales representatives for information or to book a demo today.

The Acoustic Energy 301's musical ability and extraordinary presentation was built to impress and will exceed expectations.


- 28mm Fabric dome tweeter
- 110mm Spun aluminium mid/bass driver
- Available in Piano Black and Gloss White
- Hard anodised, aluminium drivers
- Angled, rubberised baffles and front slot ports

Press Reviews

  • The Acoustic Energy 301s face some stiff rivals at their price point - but they are more than good enough to hold their own against the competition. They have a deliciously refined and detailed sound that doesn't favour any area of the frequency spectrum to the detriment of others. Bass is also admirably deep and well-rounded while mid-range and treble stay crisp and clean. Add to that a superb standard of build and finish and the little Acoustic Energys have to be an essential audition for anyone looking for a pair of stand mount speakers at or anywhere near this price. (What Hi-Fi Magazine)

  • Tonal balance is lucid and fast, the presentation detailed and focused with plenty of bite and attack. It's not an especially rich of beguilling sort of sound, but it is clear and nicely open. Clarity is excellent, with good separation and fast crisp attack. The treble is incisive, but not overly forward. (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine)

  • Acoustic Energy's new 301 is a very capable compact loudspeaker that punches well above its weight given such a relatively modest selling price. It's detailed and clear, and will show subtle differences when partnered with top-class source components and amplification. Recommended. (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine)

  • For: balanced, detailed and engaging sound; fine build and finish; unfussy about positioning. Against: no shortage of great rivals. Verdict? The 301s are terrific speakers for the money. They're the most competitive Acoustic Energys we've heard in years. (What Hi-Fi Magazine)

  • Move away from sound and these speakers continue to impress. Their build and finish - buyers are offered a choice of gloss white or black - shows plenty of care, and they're not particularly fussy about positioning or partnering kit. (What Hi-Fi Magazine)

  • They're good enough to worry the best in the class. (What Hi-Fi Magazine)

  • "Very capable...punches above it's weight...detailed and clear. Recommended." (Hi Fi Choice Magazine, March 2013) 

  • "Fine sound; great looks; excellent build... well worth investigating for those seeking a lithe, detailed, punchy sound." (Hi Fi Choice Magazine, March 2013)

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