Cambridge Audio just announced an upgrade to the finish, construction, specification and audio performance of the existing Aero bookshelf and floorstanding loudspeakers first introduced in 2013. While the existing Aero speakers continue with their classic style, the Aeromax series has an eye on the more modern home thanks to their luxurious, high lacquer, gloss black and gloss white finish.
Key to game changing performance of all the Aero speakers is the pairing of a full range BMR (Balance Mode Radiator) driver with a dedicated bass sub-woofer. Unlike traditional tweeters, where the crossover between the tweeter and mid/bass woofer happens at about 3kHz, with a BMR driver, this crossover shifts all the way down to 250Hz. This means that the BMR driver covers all of the high and mid-range frequencies down to 250Hz, allowing the mid/bass driver to become optimised for efficient bass response, effectively making it a dedicated subwoofer.
A new 4th generation version of the BMR driver features a specially revised honeycomb structure to offer better uniformity in all directions across the diaphragm, ensuring a smoother and more linear high frequency response for an immersive, spacious yet more detailed top end.
Price and Availability
Aeromax 2 bookshelf speaker → $749 (May 2014)
Aeromax 6 floorstanding speaker → $1,499 (May 2014)