The little speaker with a big voice
Combining a 2.25" BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) driver and 6" woofer, these are the little speakers that make a big sound. But don't make the mistake of thinking them brash.
Using a BMR driver instead of a traditional tweeter gives the Aero series several key advantages – adding up to a radical difference in audio quality compared to its rivals. Remove your preconceptions of what a speaker this size can do and listen for yourself.
The Aero 2 offers a more immersive, natural sound than traditional speakers. With traditional tweeters, the crossover between the tweeter and driver happens at about 3kHz, right at the point where our ears are most sensitive to any distortions or differences between the two sources. With a BMR driver, the crossover happens at 250Hz, far outside the most sensitive hearing frequencies. The result is fantastically clear, natural and coherent audio.
That's not the only advantage of BMR: the driver construction also delivers a more room-filling sound. This makes them ideal for modern homes and room layouts where speakers might not end up placed optimally for traditional stereo. You can place the Aero 2 where you want, without using a protractor and measuring tape, and still get great stereo and surround effects.
Using BMR drivers also means that Aero's woofers get to really bark. By concentrating the matching Aero 9 subwoofer below 250Hz and ensuring the non-BMR drivers are also concentrated in the lower frequencies, the result is cinematic, immersive sound with sumptuous and accurate bass.
The BMR drivers, combined with the wood finish cabinets, also offer a contemporary, yet classic, design that will fit perfectly in most living rooms.
Small speakers for a big sound? The Aero 2 offers stunning attention to detail, serious room-filling sound and radical innovation ideal for modern listening.
"The Aero 2 is a bold piece of engineering by Cambridge Audio. Its BMR unit provides an expansive soundstage that is unrivalled at the price."
"Just in case you hadn't noticed then, I love the new Cambridge Audio Aero 2s; they're an exotic little loudspeaker that's simply not built in quite the same way as its rivals - and for good reason. The result is an extremely open and seamless sound."
"One of the finest affordable floorstanders you'll hear, make sure you audition it now."
BMR driver – By replacing the traditional tweeter with a BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) driver, the Aero range offers several key advantages over rival speakers. Using the BMR shifts the crossover point between tweeter and woofer away from the usual 3kHz, right at the middle of the human ear's most sensitive hearing range, to a less problematic 250Hz. The result is a more natural, immersive and coherent sound. BMRs also offer a wider sound, so speakers can be placed in a wider range of places while still delivering excellent stereo and surround effects – making these speakers ideal for modern homes.
Custom-designed mid-bass drivers – As well as offering a more coherent sound at the top end, moving to a 250Hz crossover between BMR and traditional drivers and subwoofers offers advantages at the bottom end too. Aero cone drivers and subwoofers are specifically designed to complement the BMR drivers, concentrating cone drivers and subwoofers on what they do best: lower frequencies.
Premium construction – Aero cabinets are designed not only to look classic, discreet and stylish, but also are constructed using CAD techniques and critical bracing to minimise distortion and maximise audio quality.