About the GoldenEar Aon 2
High-performance, compact size
High-performance, compact size
If you've got a small-to medium sized room you want to rock out in, a pair of bookshelf speakers will do the job. But you might be thinking if you don't go with tower speakers, you'll be compromising on sound quality. Luckily, GoldenEar's unique-looking Aon 2 is ready to dispel that myth. Despite the speaker's size, it's capable of delivering an intricate, detailed sound that the speaker itself disappears in. The two side-mounted 6-1/2" bass radiators help it put out a surprising amount of low-end, giving the rest of the drivers a foundation to build on. The High Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) tweeter keeps the highs crisp while the 6" cast-basket midrange maintains the punchiness your tunes deserve.
X-ray view of the Aon 2 bookshelf speakers
GoldenEar's proprietary HVFR tweeter is one of the company's favorite achievements. It's a trickle-down technology borrowed from their top-of-the-line Triton Series. It uses neodymium magnets to squeeze and pressurize the air and move a high-density Kapton film diaphragm. The no-resonance and low-distortion design help the tweeter reach an astonishingly high 35,000 Hz while keeping a smooth, detailed response at all volumes. There's almost no moving mass and, as a result, the tweeter isn't subject to the piston-like issues (namely, "wobble" or distortion) of traditional dome-style tweeters. And since it has a much larger surface area, the dispersion is wider and the stereo imaging is superb.
The Aon 2's 6" cast-basket midrange/bass driver also borrows a little technology from the drivers used in the high-end Tritons. The center of the driver uses what GoldenEar calls a "multi-vaned" phase plug, which is used to control energy in the center of the driver, keep the driver's motion linear, and minimize cone diffraction. That means the midrange and bass stay tight and articulate, even on the most demanding songs.
Who is GoldenEar?
Since their founding in 2010, GoldenEar has racked up rave reviews across the audio industry for their high-tech speaker lineup and cutting-edge design philosophy. The company's goal is to create speakers that sound better than comparable models costing three, four, or even five times more. Their signature sound includes pinpoint stereo imaging, a spacious three-dimensional soundstage, and ultra-low distortion. Each of GoldenEar's custom-designed drivers, passive radiators, and carefully tuned cabinets help create an ultra-immersive listening experience with your favorite albums and movie soundtracks.
- compact cabinet with non-parallel walls
- 6" cast-basket mid/bass driver
- HVFR™ (High-Velocity Folded Ribbon) tweeter
- two 6-1/2" side-mounted passive radiators
- included keyhole bracket for wall mounting
- frequency response: 42-35,000 Hz
- recommended amplifier power: 10-200 watts
- sensitivity: 89 dB
- impedance: 8 ohms
- 5-way binding post speaker terminals
- cloth cover can be pulled down to expose drivers, but not removed
- 8"W x 12"H x 10"D
- weight: 12 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # GKOA
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Features & specs
|Tweeter Size (inches)||---|
|Midrange Size (inches)||6|
|Woofer Size (inches)||---|
|Frequency Response||42-35k Hz|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Yes|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||---|