The two input options are balanced XLR (recommended by Acoustic Energy) and RCA – just plug in to your source and you’re all set to start listening.
Although the AES are not too fussy about positioning, the postbox-style bass reflex port will highlight bass response if the cabinets are close to a wall.
Unusually, the AE1 Actives are fitted with separate bass and treble controls on the rear panel. Each one allows for a 2db adjustment either way.
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