Acoustic Energy Limited was founded in 1987 and originally based in West London before relocating to its current 15,000 square foot facility in the Cotswolds. In 1988 the AE1 was launched and originally designed to satisfy the needs of the professional audio sector of the market, offering great accuracy, precise stereo imaging, dynamics, and transparency coupled with high power handling and linearity. Due to these product benefits, the AE1 acquired a global reputation with musicians, recording artists and studio engineers.
Subsequently the AE1 won the British Hi-Fi Award for Best Speaker in 1991 and 1992, and acclaim for the Reference Series within the hi-fi press grew world-wide. The hi-fi market rapidly became an integral part of Acoustic Energy’s growth.
Thanks to this renowned product, AE has grown from strength to strength around the world and now distributes to over 50 export markets, in addition to a strong multiple and independent distribution base within our domestic market.
Since the company’s relocation in 1995, AE has formed a strategic alliance with a large manufacturing and purchasing facility based in the Far East. This alliance has enabled AE to focus attention on further growth by targeting the more volume orientated entry-level, mid-range hi-fi and multi-channel home theatre markets. The first examples of this new production alliance began with the introduction of the ‘100’ and ‘Aegis’ Series ranges in the mid-late 90’s. Today these ranges have evolved into the Aegis Neo, Aelite and Radiance Series in addition to the Aego Series.
The immediate award winning success of these products has provided significant growth for AE, resulting in re-investment geared towards new product development and marketing plans that will continue to ensure new standards of product quality, value and performance are consistently achieved.