Our take on the Cambridge Audio Aero 3
Radical technology that will turn your head
One listen to Cambridge Audio's Aero 3 surround speakers and you'll know there's something special going on. Their ability to deliver spacious, enveloping sound that brings movies and TV shows to life is truly impressive. A quick look under the grilles reveals their secret. In place of conventional woofers and tweeters are radical "BMR" drivers that give the Aero 3 their key sonic advantage. It's this same technology that makes all of Cambridge Audio's Aero Series speakers a fantastic choice for savoring stereo music or exceptional surround sound.
The "BMR" advantage for natural, spacious sound
The BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) driver used in Cambridge's Aero Series features a flat speaker surface that combines the traditional "pistonic" movement of speaker cones with a "bending-wave" movement to create sound. This allows BMR drivers to cover a much wider frequency range than conventional drivers.
Better midrange clarity
Why does that extra-wide frequency range matter? Because with most speaker systems, the crossover that's required between the woofer and tweeter occurs in the critical midrange frequencies, where human ears are most sensitive to distortion and differences in sound between driver types. Aero 3's two 4" BMR drivers go all the way from 22,000 Hz down to 80 Hz without the need for any crossovers, giving you clearer, more natural sound.
Broad spacious soundstage
That's not the only advantage of BMR technology. This innovative driver construction also allows Aero series speakers to spread sound over a much broader area than conventional speakers. That extra-wide dispersion means you can put your speakers where you want and still enjoy immersive surround sound throughout your entire room. This makes Aero speakers ideal for room layouts where your speaker placement options are less than optimal.
Premium construction with versatile surround connectivity
Aero series cabinets are not only discreet and classic-looking, they're engineered for better performance. Each solidly braced MDF enclosure is computer-designed to help minimize standing waves and prevent unwanted resonance from coloring the sound. Heavy-duty, gold-plated binding posts make it easy to connect the high-quality speaker wire of your choice for top-notch performance.
The Aero 3s not only give you more placement versatility than traditional surround speakers, they also offer more hookup options. Two pairs of input connectors on each speaker allow you to run them in "bipole" mode, with both BMR drivers playing the same sound in opposite directions for spacious surround effects — effective for a traditional 5.1 surround system. Or, wire the Aero 3 speakers to run in "dual monopole" mode with one driver connected to your receiver's "surround" channel output, and the other to its "rear" channel for stunning 7.1 surround using only a single pair of speakers.
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- sealed (acoustic suspension) enclosure
- frequency response 80-22,000 Hz
- recommended amplifier power: 25-120 watts
- sensitivity: 88 dB
- impedance: 8 ohms compatible
- two 4" BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) full-range drivers
- bipole/dual monopole hookup options
- keyhole-slot wall mounting brackets
- dual gold-plated binding post speaker terminals
- 18-3/16"W x 7-1/8"H x 6-1/8"D
- weight: 10.6 pounds each
- warranty: 5 years
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