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Audio Note AN-E Speakers

AN-E Front Angle
The AN-E must be the most efficient wide band speaker of moderate size on the market, with an effective bandwidth from 18 Hz to 23 kHz at -6 dB, efficiency better than 95 dB/m and a dynamic headroom above 108 dB. The AN-E is very suited to high quality, low-power triode amplifiers.

The AN-E is a two-way, ported enclosure, with a carefully designed cabinet which is shaped to enhance and aid driver dispersion on one hand, and bass output on the other. The cabinet is lightly braced and little internal damping is used. The cabinet is designed in such a way that it augments and supports the drivers in their task, not unlike the box of a guitar. The drivers are selected and paired before they are matched to the crossover.

The ported cabinet has been designed to be placed close to room boundaries, where the bass performance is augmented significantly by the additional reinforcementoffered by the nearby walls. In this position, it will outperform any similarly sized speaker regardless of origin, thanks in part to the shallowcabinet / wide baffle shapewhich gives the drivers the best possible operating conditions, allowing them to perform as if they are mounted in a virtual wall. This provides the most undisturbed sound field with the widest and most even dispersion possible from a real world cabinet shape.The crossover is simple, essentially first order, hardwired and incorporates air-cored chokes and selected bipolar and polypropylene capacitors (either copper foil or silver foil, depending on model.) The internal cabling consists of either 99.99% pure copper or 99.99% pure silver Audio Note (UK) wire, depending on the exact model.

Dimensions: (Height, Width, Depth) 790 x 360 x 270mm (31″ x 14″ x 10.5″)

 

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