Cambridge Audio "Maxes" out our listening room
When Cambridge Audio visited Crutchfield recently with their latest creation, the Aeromax 6 floor-standing speakers, we were curious why they felt they needed to tinker around with the already great-sounding Aero 6 towers. After all, the Aero 6 pumps out deep, potent bass with clear, seamless mids and highs, and a soundstage that seems to go on forever.
To demonstrate the abilities of their new Aeromax 6, Cambridge started by playing a nice selection of tunes on a pair of the Aero 6 floor-standers. Heads were bobbing and toes were tapping. Everyone agreed, this was good stuff. Then Cambridge connected the Aeromax 6, and jaws dropped! The bass was instantly tighter and more clearly defined — each note distinct and separate from the next. There was more detail and an increased sense of space, with more "air" around the instruments and vocals. In short, these were not subtle differences, but major improvements. Nice job, Cambridge!
To create the new Aeromax 6, the folks at Cambridge kept all the good bits from their Aero model — the wide-dispersion sound, powerful bass performance, and premium construction — then tweaked and tuned the design, and added a beautiful new high-gloss finish. We think the results speak for themselves.
Cambridge Audio's latest 4th generation BMR driver design gives the Aeromax 6 seamless wide-range sound with a crisp, detailed top-end, and a huge soundstage.
The "BMR" advantage for natural, spacious sound
The BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) driver used in Cambridge's Aeromax Series speakers features a flat surface that combines the traditional "pistonic" movement of speaker cones with a "bending-wave" movement to create sound. This allows the BMR driver to cover a much wider frequency range than conventional tweeters.
Better midrange clarity
Why does that matter? Because with most speaker systems, the crossover point between the tweeter and woofer occurs in the critical midrange frequencies, where human ears are most sensitive to distortion and differences in sound between driver types. Aeromax 6's crossover point occurs all the way down at 250 Hz, giving you clearer, more natural sound. And since the BMR driver handles all of the highs and midrange, that means the dual 6-1/2" woofers can focus on what they do best — deep bass.
4th generation BMR driver for an even more spacious soundstage
That's not the only advantage of BMR technology. This innovative driver construction also allows Aeromax series speakers to spread sound over a much broader area than conventional speakers. The Aeromax 6's latest 4th generation BMR driver features more rigid construction than previous designs for even better dispersion and a wider sweet spot. That extra-wide dispersion means you can put your speakers where you want and still enjoy deep, spacious stereo or surround sound throughout your entire room. This makes Aeromax speakers ideal for room layouts where your speaker placement options are less than optimal.
Further Aeromax refinements for even better performance
Cambridge didn't stop with just a new BMR driver — they rebuilt the Aeromax 6 from the ground up, starting with the cabinets. Each heavily braced enclosure is computer-designed to help minimize standing waves and prevent unwanted resonance from coloring the sound. This extensive bracing also locks the drivers in place to further reduce vibration for cleaner dynamics. Even the plinth (the bottom plate that the speaker rests on) has been redesignd to provide a more solid foundation. You'll enjoy clear, sparkling highs and tight, high-accuracy bass that'll keep you listening for hours on end.
Additional upgrades include an improved crossover network for superb levels of detail and transparency. New audiophile-grade speaker terminal posts and internal cabling made from high-purity, oxygen-free copper wire provide a solid and pristine signal path throughout the Aeromax 6. And finally, that gorgeous, furniture-grade high-gloss finish makes this speaker look just as good as it sounds.