GoldenEar Aon2 Bookshelf Speaker (Each)
GoldenEar AON2 Bookshelf Speaker
If you've got a small-to medium sized room you want to rock out in, a pair of bookshelf speakers will do the job. But you might be thinking if you don't go with tower speakers, you'll be compromising on sound quality. Luckily, GoldenEar's unique-looking Aon 2 is ready to dispel that myth. Despite the speaker's size, it's capable of delivering an intricate, detailed sound that the speaker itself disappears in. The two side-mounted 6-1/2" bass radiators help it put out a surprising amount of low-end, giving the rest of the drivers a foundation to build on. The High Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) tweeter keeps the highs crisp while the 6" cast-basket midrange maintains the punchiness your tunes deserve.
- compact cabinet with non-parallel walls
- 6" cast-basket mid/bass driver
- HVFR™ (High-Velocity Folded Ribbon) tweeter
- two 6-1/2" side-mounted passive radiators
- included keyhole bracket for wall mounting
- frequency response: 42-35,000 Hz
- recommended amplifier power: 10-200 watts
- sensitivity: 89 dB
- impedance: 8 ohms
- 5-way binding post speaker terminals
- cloth cover can be pulled down to expose drivers, but not removed
- 8"W x 12"H x 10"D
- weight: 12 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
Behind the Engineering
GoldenEar's proprietary HVFR tweeter is one of the company's favorite achievements. It's a trickle-down technology borrowed from their top-of-the-line Triton Series. It uses neodymium magnets to squeeze and pressurize the air and move a high-density Kapton film diaphragm. The no-resonance and low-distortion design help the tweeter reach an astonishingly high 35,000 Hz while keeping a smooth, detailed response at all volumes. There's almost no moving mass and, as a result, the tweeter isn't subject to the piston-like issues (namely, "wobble" or distortion) of traditional dome-style tweeters. And since it has a much larger surface area, the dispersion is wider and the stereo imaging is superb.
The Aon 2's 6" cast-basket midrange/bass driver also borrows a little technology from the drivers used in the high-end Tritons. The center of the driver uses what GoldenEar calls a "multi-vaned" phase plug, which is used to control energy in the center of the driver, keep the driver's motion linear, and minimize cone diffraction. That means the midrange and bass stay tight and articulate, even on the most demanding songs.