The Aon 2 are exceptionally compact, ultra-high-performance bookshelf speakers that were originally developed for use as nearfield monitors in professional mixing applications. The design goal was to produce modestly-sized shelf or stand-mountable speakers that would achieve accurate high-definition sonic reproduction, with superb three-dimensional imaging, comparable to that achieved by GoldenEar’s award-winning Triton Two Towers. Although they don’t have quite the awe-inspiring bass of the floor-standing Tritons, great care has been taken, and extensive technology has been incorporated, to ensure that the Aon 2’s can deliver a remarkably satisfying listening experience without the need for a separate subwoofer.
The Aon 2 incorporate GoldenEar-designed cast-basket bass/midrange drivers with technology derived from the midrange units developed for the Tritons. In addition, the Aon 2 use the same extraordinary and costly High Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) high frequency radiator used in the Tritons. Lastly, each Aon model utilises two side-mounted planar low-frequency radiators in a dynamically balanced configuration in order to properly load the bass/midrange drivers for an open, box-less midrange, while also contributing to the Aons’ remarkably extended bass for such small enclosures.
The Aon 2’s are of a truncated pyramidal construction, which results in significant performance advantages due to the non-parallel cabinet walls and the reduced baffle area around the tweeter. Aesthetically, the sleek, attractive pyramid-inspired shape combined with appealing design details including piano-gloss black end-caps, results in beautiful speakers that are both elegant and distinctive.
Dimensions: 8˝ W x 10˝ D x 12˝ H
Weight: 12 lbs (product) / 14 lbs (shipping)
Frequency Response: 42 Hz – 35 kHz
Efficiency: 89 dB
Nominal Impedance: Compatible with 8 ohms
Driver Complement: One – 6˝ Cast-Basket Mid/Bass Driver, One – HVFR™ High-Velocity Folded
Ribbon Tweeter, Two – 6-1/2˝ Side-Mounted Planar Low-Frequency Radiators
Recommended Amplification: 10 – 200 watt/channel