Best Bookshelf Speakers - Aon Series

The Aon 2 and 3 bookshelf speakers are exceptionally compact, ultra-high-performance 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 bookshelf 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 Aons can deliver a remarkably satisfying listening experience without the need for a separate subwoofer.

Both Aon models incorporate GoldenEar-designed cast-basket bass/midrange drivers with technology derived from the midrange units developed for the Tritons. In addition, they both use the same extraordinary and costly High Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) high frequency radiator used in the Tritons. Lastly, each Aon model utilizes 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 Aons 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.

Bookshelf Speakers - Aon 3

The compact, 14" Tall Aon 3 Bookshelf Monitor (on left in photo to right, with grille sock removed) incorporates a 7", High-Definition, Multi-Vaned Phase Plug (MVPP™), cast-basket Mid-Bass Driver, coupled to two 8" Inertially-balanced side-mounted Low Frequency Radiators and the GoldenEar High-Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter (HVFR™). Click here to read the Brochure.

Bookshelf Speakers: Aon Specifications





Dimensions   8˝ (20.3 cm) W x 10˝ (25.4 cm) D x 12˝ (30.5 cm) H
  9˝ (22.9 cm) W x 11˝ (27.9 cm) D x 14˝ (35.6 cm) H
Weight   Product: 12 lbs (5.4 kg) / 
Shipping: 14 lbs (6.4 kg)
  Product: 15 lbs (6.8 kg) / 
Shipping: 17 lbs (7.7 kg)
Frequency Response   42 Hz - 35 kHz
  38 Hz - 35 kHz
Efficiency   89 dB
  90 dB
Nominal Impedance   Compatible with 8 ohms
  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

  One - 7˝ Cast-Basket Mid/Bass Driver

One - HVFR™ High-Velocity Folded 
Ribbon Tweeter

Two - 8˝ Side-Mounted Planar Low-
Frequency Radiators

Recommended Amplification   10 - 200 watt/channel   10 - 250 watt/channel

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