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AN Loudspeakers

Audio Note (UK)’s AN range of two-way, stand mounted loudspeakers comprises the AN-K (sealed enclosure), AN-J (rear ported) and AN-E (real ported) models, each of which is available in a large variety of specifications, finishes and range of prices.

Their high-efficiency makes them ideally suited to AN’s range of superior quality, low powered, valve amplifiers.


Based on the designs pioneered by Peter Snell in the 1970s and then further developed and improved upon by Audio Note, AN speakers are wider than they are deep giving them a classic, old school appearance. The wide front baffle and shallow depth of the cabinet are integral parts of the Snell design, which overcomes both the nasal and thin quality in the critical vocal region and unnatural image placement that speakers with narrow front baffles demonstrate.

They are designed to be placed close to room boundaries, preferably in the corners of a room, only a few inches from the wall. Along with their shallow depth this means they take up minimal space in your room - which may appeal to you, or those you share your listening space with!

Each model has an 8” bass/mid driver. The AN-K is supplied with Audio Note's standard-efficiency, copper voice coil, paper-coned drive unit. In addition to this standard unit, the AN-J and AN-E speakers can be supplied with several different driver configurations, from the hemp-coned, standard-efficiency, copper voice coil or high-efficiency, silver voice coil versions to Audio Note’s current statement base driver, the AlNiCo magnet, silver voice coil, hemp-coned version used in the Level 5 and 6 speakers.

Available in a variety of exquisite real wood veneers, many of which are also available in a high gloss finish, the AN range can also be ordered with a painted satin or high gloss finish in any RAL colour of your choice (at extra cost).


Read Audio Note’s detailed description of the research, development and design philosophy behind their AN range of speakers (opens in a new tab).



A basic comparison of the AN range - see each model for detailed specifications
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AN-K AN-J AN-E
Nominal Impedence 6 Ohms 6 Ohms 6 Ohms
Frequency Response 50Hz to 20Khz, +/- 6dB in room 25Hz to 23Khz, +/- 6dB in room 18Hz to 23Khz, +/- 6dB in room
Sensitivity 90dB 93dB - 93.5,
dependent on model
94dB - 98dB,
dependent on model
Min/Max Amp Power 7/150 Watts RMS per channel 7/150 Watts RMS per channel 7/150 Watts RMS per channel
Unit Dimensions 47cm (h) x 27.5cm (w) x 19cm (d) 58.5cm (h) x 33cm (w) x 23.5cm (d) 79cm (h) x 36cm (w) x
27cm (d)
Unit Weight 11kg per speaker 13kg per speaker 23kg per speaker


AN-K Loudspeaker

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AN-K Loudspeakers
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AN-K Specifications*
AN Level LEVEL 1: AN-K/D
LEVEL 2: AN-K/LX
LEVEL 3: AN-K/Spe
LEVEL 4: AN-K/SPx SE
Characteristic Impedance 6 Ohms
Frequency Response 50Hz to 20Khz, +/- 6dB in room
Minimum Amplifier Power 7 Watts RMS per channel
Maximum Amplifer Power 150 Watts (unclipped) RMS per channel Peak
Cabinet & Finish AN-K/D: Plywood/MD & Real Wood Veneers(Black Ash only)
AN-K/LX: Birch Ply & Real Wood Veneers
AN-K/Spe: Birch Ply & Real Wood Veneers
AN-K/SPx SE: Birch Ply & Real Wood Veneers (High Gloss as standard)
Unit Weight 11kg per speaker
Unit Dimensions 470mm (h) x 275mm (w) x 190mm (d) per speaker


AN-J Loudspeaker

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AN-J Specifications*
AN Level LEVEL 1: AN-J/D & D Hemp
LEVEL 2: AN-J/LX & LX Hemp: AN Level 2
LEVEL 3: AN-J/SPe & SPe Hemp
LEVEL 4: AN-J/SPe SE & SE Hemo
LEVEL 5: AN-J/SEC Silver
Characteristic Impedance 6 Ohms
Frequency Response 25Hz to 23Khz, +/- 6dB in room
Minimum Amplifier Power 7 Watts RMS per channel
Maximum Amplifer Power 150 Watts (unclipped) RMS per channel Peak
Cabinet & Finish AN-J/D & D Hemp: Plywood/MDF & Real Wood Veneers (Black Ash only)

AN-J/LX & LX Hemp, AN-J/SPe & SPe Hemp, AN-J/SPe SE & SE Hemp, AN-J SE Silver: Birch Ply & Real Wood Veneers

AN-J/SEC Silver: Birch Ply & Real Wood Veneers (High Gloss as standard)
Unit Weight 13kg per speaker
Unit Dimensions 585mm (h) x 330mm (w) x 235mm (d) per speaker


AN-E Loudspeaker

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AN-E Specifications*
AN Level LEVEL 1: AN-E/D & D Hemp

LEVEL 2: AN-E/LX & LX Hemp, AN-E/LX HE & LX HE SIGNATURE

LEVEL 3: AN-E/SPe & SPe Hemp, AN-E/SPe HE &
SPe HE SIGNATURE

LEVEL 4: AN-E/SPe HE SE SIGNATURE, AN-E/SPx ALNICO,
AN-E/SPx HE SE SIGNATURE

LEVEL 5: AN-E/SEC SILVER& SEC SIGNATURE

LEVEL 6: AN-E/ SOGON & AN-E/SOOTTO
Characteristic Impedance 6 Ohms
Frequency Response 18Hz to 23Khz, +/- 6dB in room
Minimum Amplifier Power 7 Watts RMS per channel
Maximum Amplifer Power 150 Watts (unclipped) RMS per channel Peak
Cabinet & Finish AN-E/D & D Hemp: Plywood/MDF & Real Wood Veneers (Black Ash only)

AN-E/LX & LX Hemp, AN-E/LX HE & LX HE SIGNATURE, AN-E/SPe & SPe Hemp, AN-E/SPe HE & SPe HE SIGNATURE, AN-E/SPe HE SE SIGNATURE, AN-E/SPx ALNICO, AN-E/SPx HE SE SIGNATURE: Birch Ply & Real Wood Veneers

AN-E/SEC SILVER & SEC SIGNATURE, AN-E/ SOGON & AN-E/SOOTTO: Birch Ply & Real Wood Veneers (High Gloss as standard)
Unit Weight 23kg per speaker
Unit Dimensions 790mm (h) x 360mm (w) x 270mm (d) per speaker
 


AZ Loudspeakers

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The Absolute Zero (AZ) range is Audio Note (UK)’s entry-level floor standing speaker, with a rear-loaded, folded quasi-parabolic horn design with rear-facing mouth, and uses two drive units per cabinet.

As with all Audio Note loudspeakers, no corners have been cut in terms of component and driver quality despite the modest price of the AZ models. The woofers are the same high-quality units found in the AN-J/LX and AN-E/LX; the tweeters found in the AZ-Two are those used in the AN-K/LX, and the AZ-Three uses the tweeters from the AN-E/LX. These elements are combined with a heavy-duty crossover featuring air core inductors, Audio Note silver plated speaker terminals and Audio Note AN-D internal wiring.

The AZ-TWO speaker is also available in a Deluxe version with a significantly improved cabinet and finished in Black Ash real wood veneer.

AZ Two: 90cm (h) x 25cm (w) x 30cm (d)
Weight: 14kg per speaker

AZ Three: 100cm (h) x 28cm (w) x 32cm (d)
Weight: 24kg per speaker

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AZ-TWO & AZ-THREE Loudspeakers Specifications*
AN Level LEVEL 0: AZ Two, AZ Three
LEVEL 1: AZ Two Deluxe
Characteristic Impedance 6 Ohms
Frequency Response AZ Two: 45Hz to 20Khz, +/-6dB in room
AZ Three: 40Hz to 20Khz, +/-6dB in room
Minimum Amplifier Power 7 Watts RMS per channel
Maximum Amplifer Power 120-125 Watts (unclipped) RMS per channel Peak
Cabinet & Finish Standard - Chipboard/MDF with Vinyl Wrap finish
(Rosewood, Cherry, Walnut, Black, White)
AZ-Two Deluxe - Black Ash Wood Veneer
Unit Weight AZ Two - 14kg - per speaker
AZ Three - 24kg - per speaker
Unit Dimensions AZ Two - 900mm (h) x 250mm (w) x 300mm (d) per speaker
AZ Three - 1000mm (h) x 280mm (w) x 320mm (d) per speaker


*NOTE: due to Audio Note (UK)'s ongoing research and development program, specifications are subject to change without notice


 
 
 
 
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Loudspeaker and Duluxe Turntable Veneer Finishes

The finishes below are high-resolution scans, made by Audio-philia, of actual veneer samples. Most of these wood veneer finishes are also available with a high gloss lacquer at extra cost, depending on the speaker or turntable model.

Audio Note also offer a painted finish in any RAL colour of your choice, in either satin (matte) or high gloss, for an extra cost.

Please read Audio Note UK’s Veneer Finishes Guidelines before making your choice, and visit it us at Audio-philia to view samples.


 

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Loudspeaker Stands


AN-K, AN-J & AN-E Speaker Stands

These are a high-mass design, specifically intended to partner the AN range of Audio Note (UK) loudspeakers.

Sold in pairs, the stands are supplied in kit form and require assembly before use.

AN-E Speaker Stands in Black

AN-E Speaker Stands in White

The legs of AN stands are hollow and should be filled with a suitable high-density material such as metal shot/particles or sand. If sand is used, please ensure that it is a pre-dried (a.k.a. ‘kiln dried’) type, and not moist. Sand for fishtanks and children’s sandpits is usually ideal; construction grade ‘sharp’ sand is not suitable in standard form due to the water content. It may be necessary to ‘seal’ the junctions between the base plate and the legs to prevent sand escaping. Any pliable, slightly adhesive material is ideal.

Fully adjustable and lockable spikes are supplied for the bottom plates of the stands.

AN-K Speaker Stand AN-J Speaker Stand AN-E Speaker Stand
Stand Dimensions 57cm (h) x 29cm (w)
x 21cm (d)
48cm (h) x 33cm (w)
x 23cm (d)
29.5cm (h) x 38cm (w)
x 29cm (d)
Weight 11kg per stand (unfilled) 11kg per stand (unfilled) 11kg per stand (unfilled)
Speaker + Stand Dimensions 104cm (h) x 29cm (w)
x 21cm (d)
106.5cm (h) x 33cm (w)
x 23cm (d)
108.5cm (h) x 38cm (w)
x 29cm (d)
 
AN-J Speaker Stands in Black

AN-J Speaker Stands in Black

AN-K Speaker Stands in Black

AN-K Speaker Stands in Black


AN-E Signature Speaker Stands

These hollow stands are purposely designed to house the crossovers for a pair of AN-E Signature speakers, as an alternative to the standard externally housed crossovers, and should be ordered at the same time as your Signature speakers.

Not only does the sleek design save space, it also adds a more elegant look to the AN-E, and accentuates their stunning real wood veneers.

These stands can be purchased without Signature speakers, but if they are used without crossovers inside, they should be filled with a suitable high-density material, as with the standard AN Stands (details above).

Each stand weighs 15kg.

AN-E Signature Speaker Stands

AN-E Signature Speaker Stands