With its grille on, you might mistake Cambridge Audio’s Aero 2 for a typical bookshelf speaker. But one listen to its potent, room-filling bass and smooth, spacious highs and you’ll know there’s something different going on. A quick look under the grille reveals its secret. It’s not the powerful 6-1/2′ woofer (although that’s impressive enough to merit its own attention), but what lies just above. In place of a conventional tweeter is a radical ‘BMR’ driver that gives the Aero 2 its key sonic advantage. It’s this same technology that makes all of Cambridge Audio’s Aero Series speakers a fantastic choice for savouring stereo music or exceptional surround sound.
Cambridge Audio Aero 2 shown without grilles
The BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) driver used in Cambridge’s Aero Series features a flat speaker surface that combines the traditional ‘pistonic’ movement of speaker cones with a ‘bending-wave’ movement to create sound. This allows BMR drivers 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. Aero 2’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 woofer can focus on what it does best – bass.
Broad spacious soundstage
That’s not the only advantage of BMR technology. This innovative driver construction also allows Aero series speakers to spread sound over a much broader area than conventional speakers. 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 Aero speakers ideal for room layouts where your speaker placement options are less than optimal.
A solid cabinet that’s built to perform
Aero series cabinets are not only discreet and classic-looking, they’re engineered for better performance. Each solidly braced MDF enclosure is computer-designed to help minimize standing waves and prevent unwanted resonance from colouring the sound. Heavy-duty, gold-plated binding posts make it easy to connect the high-quality speaker wire of your choice for top-notch performance.