Acoustic Energy, the distinguished British high-end loudspeaker manufacturer, has officially introduced its new flagship loudspeakers, the CORINIUM. With a history spanning over three decades, Acoustic Energy has garnered a reputation for its commitment to speed, detail, and clarity in its loudspeakers. The CORINIUM, the company's latest addition, seeks to redefine the boundaries of high-end audio, offering audiophiles a premium listening experience at a more accessible price point.
After three years of meticulous development, the CORINIUM loudspeakers are now available for purchase. Acoustic Energy's decision to name these speakers after its hometown, Cirencester, known in Roman times as 'CORINIUM,' is a nod to the region's rich history.
MD and Designer Mat Spandl said: “The new CORINIUM is a loudspeaker that’s markedly more dynamic, more live sounding, and more musically involving than any previous generation of the product we’ve designed before. This has been achieved by developing brand new drive units, careful selection of crossover components, and creating an enclosure that’s both acoustically and aesthetically stunning.”
One of the standout features of the CORINIUM loudspeakers is the new tweeter design, featuring a unique soft dome material that's lighter than traditional carbon fiber. This innovation results in lower coloration and heightened high-speed transients and detail, enhancing the listening experience.
The mid and bass drivers, derived from Acoustic Energy's 500 Series, incorporate carbon fiber cones. The second-generation design employs an ultra-rigid version of the carbon fiber cone, coupled with a long-throw voice coil and low hysteresis motor structure, providing precise and dynamic audio reproduction. Furthermore, a new 165mm driver has been developed to deliver a robust, controlled, and natural low-frequency response.
The three-way crossover in the CORINIUM loudspeakers boasts high-quality components, meticulously connected to the drive units through audiophile-grade internal wiring. A patented arrangement of conductors should improve musical detail and dynamic expression, ensuring that every nuance of the audio is faithfully reproduced.
These remarkable drive unit and crossover developments find their home in a finely crafted, curved enclosure. The hybrid 'Resonance Suppression Composite' (RSC) cabinets, with a thickness of up to 45mm, have been optimized for optimal performance.
The 4-degree tilt incorporated into the design improves the time alignment of sound for the listener, while the 6mm ultra-rigid aluminum front baffle firmly houses the drivers and isolates any cabinet resonances from the listening environment.
These loudspeakers are ideally suited for medium to large-sized listening environments. They will be available through authorized retailers, starting in November 2023. The pricing starts at £6,000 per pair (US price TBA), making them potentially an attractive option for audiophiles seeking high-end audio without breaking the bank.
The Corinium loudspeakers are available in a range of cabinet finishes, including real wood veneer, matt black, matt white, and the striking metallic British Racing Green.