BMR Driver: The Cambridge Audio Aero 2 bookshelf speaker
employs a 2" Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) driver to seamlessly cover the
frequency range from 250Hz to 22kHz, making it perfect for reproducing movie and
music soundtracks with the greatest clarity and neutrality. By replacing the
traditional tweeter with a BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) driver, the Aero 2
bookshelf speaker offers several key advantages over conventional center-channel
- 250Hz Crossover Point: Using the BMR shifts the
crossover point between tweeter and woofer away from the usual 3kHz, right
at the middle of the human ear's most sensitive hearing range, to a less
problematic 250Hz. The result is a more natural, immersive and coherent
- Wider Soundstage: BMRs also offer a wider sound, so
speakers can be placed in a wider range of places while still delivering
excellent stereo and surround effects; making these speakers ideal for
- Accurate Bass Response: Using a BMR driver also means
that Aero 2's woofers get to really focus on the midbass and bass
frequencies for a more cinematic, immersive sound with accurate bass.
Custom-Designed Midbass Drivers: The Aero 2 bookshelf
speakers employ a single 6.5" midbass drivers. These cone drivers are
specifically designed to complement the BMR driver, so they can concentrate on
lower bass and midbass frequencies.
Rigid Bass Reflex Enclosure: The Aero 2 bookshelf speaker
cabinet is designed not only to look classic, discreet and stylish, but also is
constructed using CAD (Computer Aided Design) techniques and critical bracing to
minimize distortion and maximize audio quality. The enclosure is constructed of
MDF to help eliminate resonance and distortion. The enclosure employs a
front-firing port for improved efficiency and bigger bass output.
Binding Posts: The Cambridge Audio Aero 2 bookshelf
loudspeaker is equipped with a set of binding post terminals. The binding post
terminals will accept bare-wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-connectors,
and banana-plugs (single only). The terminals are color-coded (black/red) to
distinguish between positive and negative.
Applications: The Cambridge Audio Aero 2 bookshelf
loudspeakers are ideal for stereo and home theater applications in small to
medium sized rooms. You can even add a Cambridge Audio Aero series powered
(779AERO9, sold separately).
Placement: Ideally the speakers and listening position
should be located equal distances apart. The speakers should also be placed at
ear level and slightly angled toward the listener. In addition, the speaker
should be positioned at least 2" away from the back wall. If the speakers are
placed on a desk or close to a wall, the bass may become too strong. The
included foam inserts will reduce the bass output when inserted into the
Mounting Options: The Cambridge Audio
Aero 2 bookshelf loudspeakers include eight self-adhesive
foam-feet (four each) to simply place the speakers securely
on a desk, table, shelf, or speaker stand securely and
safely. The foam feet add approximately 0.125" to the height
of the speakers. The optional PinPoint heavy duty side-grip
wall-mounting bracket (121AM41B,
sold separately) can be used to wall mount the speakers.
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