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Stereonet Product of the Year 2024

January 2024
Product of the Year Award
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“Going up a size, to enter the ‘affordable high end’ loudspeaker market was without doubt a gamble for Acoustic Energy, which has of late focused on less expensive designs. On the face of it the new Corinium is basically an upscaled 520 floorstander, but look closer and you’ll see a host of improvements and refinements that ratchet up the performance dramatically. Artfully designed and beautifully constructed, the result is a very powerful but subtle performer that is highly musically enjoyable yet super-refined. A real class act, right now this is near-impossible to beat at the price. 5 star review for the Corinium
January 2024
5 Stars
Reviewer: Harro Tillema
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“Acoustic Energy has introduced a beautifully finished floorstander with its new Corinium speakers. The limited edition in British Racing Green metallic in combination with the black front, base and drivers visually leaves us with a stately impression.” 

“An attempt has been made to create new standards in the areas of sound quality, design and price-performance ratio. Let us already reveal that we believe that the manufacturer has succeeded in its aim here with distinction.”

“Despite the spatial representation and the multitude of instruments, we do not experience a confusing scene, but rather a high degree of order and realism.”

“With this pricing, Acoustic Energy puts their new Corinium speakers on a very interesting price point, and they will be a formidable competitor to the competition in this price class.”

Stereonet Applause Award for teh Acoustic Energy Corinium Loudspeaker

November 2023
Applause Award
Reviewer: David Price
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“This is one seriously special-sounding loudspeaker.”

“There’s no banging, booming or thrumming from that big cabinet; instead, this speaker sounds as tight and together as the classic AE1 standmounter ever did.”

“Allied to the Corinium’s smooth treble, velvety midband, and grippy bass is the ability to reproduce a stereo soundstage with superlative accuracy. It images brilliantly”

“This superb new loudspeaker is not only Acoustic Energy’s finest-ever design, in my view, but also one of the best mid-price bargains on the market right now.”
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AV Mentor 
February 2024
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“The overall character of the speaker is impeccably designed. Fast and full in the lows, balanced and at the right distance from the listener in the mid-range and appropriately gentle in the highs, it created – with impressive comfort – a restful feeling of fullness. The speaker seems capable of playing everything, forgiving a slightly projective program and displaying all the niceties of a careful production. You can’t ask for much more…”