Congratulations on choosing the Acoustic Energy AEGIS EVOLUTION
Series — a range of powerful loudspeakers which feature metal
diaphragm technology and are capable of outstanding
performance. Please take a few moments to read this manual. The
advice it contains will enable you to get the very best performance
out of your Acoustic Energy loudspeakers.
The AEGIS EVOLUTION speakers utilise metal cone bass and mid-bass drive
unit technology, proven in the AE Reference series. The ultra rigid ceramic
layered alloy cones ensure pure piston action and also acts as a heat sink for
the bonded voice coil. These features provide exceptional clarity, transparency,
dynamics and power handling. The tweeters, or treble drivers, employ a high-
quality silk dome unit, built on a metal chassis, integrating smoothly with the
rest of the system. All drive units are fully magnetically shielded so that the
speakers can be used in close proximity to a TV screen or monitor for AV
applications. The AEGIS EVOLUTION loudspeakers use quality OFC internal
wiring, which enhances detail and transparency, and may be bi –wired as
Experiment with the best placement in the room to achieve a full, yet clean
bass response, a natural sounding mid range and a balanced spacious stereo
image. Trust your judgement and ears. For best stereo imaging the speakers
should be about as far apart as they are from the listening position. The
speakers should be equally distant from the listener[s] and should not be too
close to large items of furniture which may cause sound reflections. Ideally they
should be about 1m from the side walls and about 0.7m from the wall behind.
The spacing of the listening seat to the back wall may be quite critical for a
smooth deep bass.
Aegis Evo One
The AEGIS EVO ONE is best heard with the tweeters at, or just above, ear
height when the listener is seated. For serious listening the grilles are best
removed when the greatest clarity results.
Rigid support is essential for the speaker to develop its full detail and dynamic
performance. Good quality metal stands fitted with spikes, cones or other
methods of firm mounting are recommended. Stand mounting, placed as
recommended gives best stereo separation and depth.
If AEGIS EVO ONEs are shelf mounted, the support must be firm; cones, or felt
pads are recommended beneath the cabinets to reduce vibration coupling to
the support. Good quality wall brackets may be used, designed for speakers of
this size and weight. If wall mounted keep 1.5m from the side walls and angle
the speaker towards the listener area if possible; note that a corner position is
the poorest sounding for any speaker even if it is the loudest. AE can supply
damping plugs for the rear port to moderate the bass on request.