Best traditional package £1500-£2500
"Cambridge Audio has delivered an excellent 5.1 package that is as exciting, informative and seamless as we've heard for the money." - What Hi-Fi!Read the review
The video opposite shows how the Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) technology combines the movement of two speaker types to vastly improve the sound you hear. Pistonic speakers move in a backwards and forwards motion, flat panel speakers use 'bending wave' principles, but the BMR drivers we use combine the best of both.
By replacing the traditional tweeter with a BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) driver, the Aero 2 offers a radical difference in audio quality compared to its rivals. 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.
The BMR® 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 audio. You can place the Aero 2 where you want and still get great stereo and surround effects.
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 - producing cinematic, immersive sound with sumptuous and accurate bass.
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.
“The BMR drivers in this ground-breaking speaker mean it can still make a big noise – listen to Adele belting it out over some brass and you'll get goosebumps.”
"Best traditional package £1500-£2500, Awards 2014. Cambridge Audio has delivered an excellent 5.1 package that is as exciting, informative and seamless as we've heard for the money."Read more - United Kingdom - December 2014
"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."United Kingdom - November 2013
"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."United Kingdom - August 2013
"It displays a far more couth, civilised and polished performance than its price would suggest... With so few flaws and so much to love, this little loudspeaker just gets on with the job of making music in an enjoyable yet inoffensive way."United Kingdom - May 2014
"a fine, detailed pair of speakers that will do justice to more or less any music you care to play on them"United Kingdom - November 2013
"The BMR drivers help deliver a big, cohesive 5.1 soundstage that fills a room better than most packages at this price, while its considerable muscle will leave you invigorated and entertained."Read more - United Kingdom - December 2013
“Cambridge Audio has been brave here. It has pushed what is still a new technology into a relatively conservative part of the market, and come up with a package to challenge the best around.”Read more - United Kingdom - August 2013
Winner of Soundstage Product of the Year 2014 - "Can you get better sound for less money than the $549 a pair of Cambridge Aero 2s will cost you? I don’t know, but at that price, how can you go wrong? Doug Schneider was super-impressed by these, and that’s not something that’s easily done -- he gets a lot of good speakers in for review."Read more - United States - January 2015
"That unusual flat driver at the top, a BMR, helps to balance the sound. It handles treble and most of the midrange, giving the driver at the bottom a break, allowing it to concentrate mostly on bass, meaning that the midrange sound is effortless and easy."Read more - United Kingdom - February 2014
"Vast soundstage; good scale; authority and dynamics; competative price."- March 2015
|Frequency response||40Hz - 22kHz|
|Impedance||8 Ohms compatible|
|Recommended amplifier power||25-120 Watts|
|Drivers||1 x 46mm (2") BMR 1 x 165mm (6.5") high power subwoofer|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||203 x 370 x 311mm (8.0 x 14.6 x 12.2")|
|Colour||Black or walnut|