F’awesome Bookshelf Speakers

You might want to start looking around for a great set of speaker stands (the ones GoldenEar Technology used were filled with sand and lead shot) or upgrade the shelving on your bookcase/wall because the new Aon 2 and Aon 3 from GoldenEar Technology are so f’superb they demand something extra f’special underneath them. The new Aons will catch your eye from the start thanks to their “truncated pyramidal construction” which results in a speaker cabinet that not only looks good but is also integral to the sound quality due to the absence of parallel cabinet walls and minimal front baffle area. Like the mind-blowing Triton Two towers from GoldenEar, the Aons incorporate the same High Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) high-frequency driver. Each Aon model also has two side-mounted planar low-frequency radiators (8-inch in the Aon 3 and 6-inch in the Aon 2). The result of the way these drivers couple with the room, the Aon 3 (that’s the model I spent some time listening to) had an f’incredible amount of bass output. These speakers are sure to make some noise when they start shipping later this year for $399/each (Aon 2) and $499/each (Aon 3).

jtokach's picture

This looks more like the next generation Definitive Tech StudioMonitor than the recent annouced Definitive replacement for the series.

I love my DT SM450's. They're very warm, but far from perfect. I'd would really like to hear these GoldenEars in comparison with that fancy tweeter. Moreso, I'd like to see a professional comparison of the DT SM55 vs. the GE Aon 3!

eaverse's picture

I just recently purchased the Aon 3's. Went into the showroom thinking i was demoing the Triton 3's when Sandy Gross decided to play a little prank on me. I was amazed to find out that what i was actually listening to was the Aon 3's!Phenomenal speakers for the price point($999/pair). These bookshelves will put most towers to shame!The frequency range is impressive for the size of enclosure, especially the base output. Clarity and balance are what make these speakers really stand out though. If you haven't heard them yet, do yourself a favor and visit your local dealer.