Aegis NEO: The EVO-lution continues

Acoustic Energy — 15 Oct 2006

The long awaited AE Aegis NEO loudspeakers have arrived. Building on the strengths of the multi-award winning and best selling Aegis EVO series, NEO models have been designed to be even cleaner, faster, tighter and sweeter sounding than their best selling predecessors.

The Aegis Neo One in Black AshThe Aegis Neo One in Black Ash

The long awaited AE Aegis NEO loudspeakers have arrived. Building on the strengths of the multi-award winning and best selling Aegis EVO series, NEO models have been designed to be even cleaner, faster, tighter and sweeter sounding than their best selling predecessors.

Key to this ambitious claim is the use of Neodymium drivers throughout the range – making NEO the world’s first affordable speaker series to use this high tech material in every driver. Neodymium is a highly linear magnetic material that offers superior power handling and far lower distortion than traditional Ferrite magnet drivers.

To further enhance the NEO series’ power handling and dynamic attack, the low frequency drivers use a twin Neodymium magnet assembly and long throw voice coils. Combined with a unique open chassis design to reduce air-loading on the cone, the NEO series’ LF driver offers over an octave more bandwidth than the old Aegis EVO driver.

The all-new NEO tweeter is a dual ring-radiator design selected for its wide bandwidth, low distortion and ruler-flat frequency response out to 45kHz. The result is the smoothest crossover transition of any Aegis loudspeaker to date – setting a reference standard at a budget price point.

For the larger rooms and big scale sound, the floor-standing Aegis NEO Three is a two-and-a-half way reflex-loaded design capable of handling a substantial 170Watts RMS. Mixing the new super-smooth Neodymium top end with all the punch and dynamic impact for which AE is synonymous, the Aegis NEO Three is set to take the budget floor-standing speaker market by storm.

The Aegis NEO One is a compact stand-mount speaker ideal for the smaller room or surround-sound duties. The two way all-neodymium driver configuration and reflex loading ensures class-leading hi-fidelity sound at a great price.  

For home cinema enthusiasts, the Aegis NEO Centre brings the smoothness and clarity of the Neodymium drivers to dialogue and centre channel effects. The NEO Centre sports an identical 2.5-way driver array as the NEO Three, ensuring seamless audio integration across the front end of a typical 5.1 channel NEO system.

The Aegis NEO line-up is completed with a new subwoofer that is AE’s best budget sub to date. A fully-sealed-box design, the NEO Sub matches a 200Watt RMS amplifier with an all new 220mm driver boasting a 48mm voice coil and long throw ferrite magnet. Not only does the NEO Sub generate super-taught bass right down to 26Hz, a notch filter is included to tame room-acoustics problems. The notch filter has variable frequency, Q and attenuation level to really control specific ‘boom’ frequencies, making the NEO Sub ideal for any size or shape of room.

The AE Aegis NEO series is available now in a choice of two contemporary finishes – light oak and walnut vinyl veneer in addition to traditional black ash.

  • Aegis NEO One - £199.95 per pair
  • Aegis NEO Three - £369.95 per pair
  • Aegis NEO Centre – £149.95 each
  • Aegis NEO Sub – £349.95 each
  • Aegis NEO 5.1 package - £999.95 (saving £70)

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