Aon Series

The Aon 2 and 3 are exceptionally compact, ultra-high performance bookshelf speakers
designed to achieve accurate high-definition sonic reproduction, with superb three-dimensional
imaging, comparable to that achieved by GoldenEar’s award winning Triton Towers.

“GOLDENEAR REINVENTS THE BOOKSHELF SPEAKER!”
– Steve Guttenberg, The Audiophiliac, in his CNET Review of the Aon 3

  1. Overview
  2. Specifications
  3. Manual & Literature
  4. AonCinema Systems
  5. Press & Reviews
  6. Photos

Aon 2 and Aon 3 Ultra-High-Performance Compact Bookshelf Monitors

 

GoldenEar Aon 12 Bookshelf speaker

The Aon 2 and 3 are exceptionally compact, ultra-high-performance bookshelf speakers that were originally developed for use as nearfield monitors in professional mixing applications. The design goal was to produce modestly-sized shelf or stand-mountable speakers that would achieve accurate high-definition sonic reproduction, with superb three-dimensional imaging, comparable to that achieved by GoldenEar’s award-winning Triton Two Towers. Although they don’t have quite the awe-inspiring bass of the floor-standing Tritons, great care has been taken, and extensive technology has been incorporated, to ensure that the Aons can deliver a remarkably satisfying listening experience without the need for a separate subwoofer.

Both Aon models incorporate GoldenEar-designed cast-basket bass/midrange drivers with technology derived from the midrange units developed for the Tritons. In addition, they both use the same extraordinary and costly High Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) high frequency radiator used in the Tritons. Lastly, each Aon model utilizes two side-mounted planar low-frequency radiators in a dynamically balanced configuration in order to properly load the bass/midrange drivers for an open, box-less midrange, while also contributing to the Aons’ remarkably extended bass for such small enclosures.

The Aons are of a truncated pyramidal construction, which results in significant performance advantages due to the non-parallel cabinet walls and the reduced baffle area around the tweeter. Aesthetically, the sleek, attractive pyramid-inspired shape combined with appealing design details including piano-gloss black end-caps, results in beautiful speakers that are both elegant and distinctive.

Aon 2

The ultra-compact, 12" Tall Aon 2 Bookshelf Monitor (on right in the photo to right) incorporates a 6", High-Definition, Multi-Vaned Phase Plug (MVPP™), cast-basket Mid-Bass Driver, coupled to two 6-1/2" Inertially-balanced side-mounted Low Frequency Radiators and the GoldenEar High-Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter (HVFR™).

Aon 3

The compact, 14" Tall Aon 3 Bookshelf Monitor (on left in photo to right, with grille sock removed) incorporates a 7", High-Definition, Multi-Vaned Phase Plug (MVPP™), cast-basket Mid-Bass Driver, coupled to two 8" Inertially-balanced side-mounted Low Frequency Radiators and the GoldenEar High-Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter (HVFR™).

GoldenEar Aon Bookshelf 2 & 3
   
   

Aon Specifications

   

Aon 2

 

Aon 3

Dimensions   8˝ W x 10˝ D x 12˝ H

  9˝ W x 11˝ D x 14˝ H
Weight   12 lbs (product) / 14 lbs (shipping)

  15 lbs (product) / 17 lbs (shipping)
Frequency Response   42 Hz - 35 kHz

  38 Hz - 35 kHz
Efficiency   89 dB

  90 dB
Nominal Impedance   Compatible with 8 ohms

  Compatible with 8 ohms
Driver Complement   One - 6˝ Cast-Basket Mid/Bass Driver

One - HVFR™ High-Velocity Folded
Ribbon Tweeter

Two - 6-1/2˝ Side-Mounted Planar Low-
Frequency Radiators

  One - 7˝ Cast-Basket Mid/Bass Driver

One - HVFR™ High-Velocity Folded
Ribbon Tweeter

Two - 8˝ Side-Mounted Planar Low-
Frequency Radiators

Recommended Amplification   10 - 200 watt/channel   10 - 250 watt/channel
 
       
   

 

State-of-the-art Goldenear Technology Drivers

 

High-Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter (HVFR)   6   Planar Infrasonic Radiator        
High-Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter (HVFR)
 
6˝ and 7˝ High-Definition Bass/Midrange Driver
 
6.5˝ and 8˝ Planar Low-Frequency Radiator
       
  • Tweeter Diaphragm is a High Temperature Film
  • High-Power Neodymium Magnets
  • Squeezes/Pressurizes Air Instead of Pushing It
  • Greater Control, Smoother More Extended Response
  • Vanishingly Low Distortion
  • Dramatically Improved Dynamic Range and Detail
  • Superb Dispersion Characteristics
 
  • GoldenEar Multi-Vaned Phase Plug (MVPP) Design
  • Rigid Free-Flow Cast-Basket Chassis
  • Proprietary Computer Optimized Cone Topology
  • High-Gauss Magnet Assemly
  • 1˝ High-Temperature Kapton Former Voice Coil
  • Extremely Extended Resonant-Free Linear Frequency Response Characteristics
 
  • Pressure-Coupled Loading Extends Usable Bass Performance to the Infrasonic Region
  • Performs Like a well-Tuned Transmission Line but with Superior transient Performance and Control
       
 

 

 
   

Aon Series Manual & Literature

 

 

 

Aon Series Manual

Aon Series Manual

Aon Series Brochure

Aon Series Brochure

 
AonCinema System

AonCinema Recommended
System Components

The AonCinema systems consist of a pair of Aon monitors, one or two ForceField Subwoofers, a SuperCenter or SuperSat Center Channel, and two or four SuperSat 3 Surrounds/Rears. Any of the Invisa in-wall/in-ceiling models are also perfect as Surround/Rear speakers. GoldenEar has engineered and voiced all of our speakers to perfectly complement and match each other in order to give you the greatest flexibility in creating your system. See below for the available options.

CENTER CHANNELS
SuperCenter X, SuperCenter XL, SuperSat 50C, SuperSat 60C

SURROUNDS
Aon 2, Aon 3, SuperSat 3, SuperSat 50, SuperSat 60, Invisa 525,
Invisa 650, Invisa HTR 7000, Invisa MPX MultiPolar

SUBWOOFERS
ForceField 3, ForceField 4, ForceField 5

Aon Series Press & Reviews

The Absolute Sound
Editors' Choice 2014

Aon 3
February 18th, 2014
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Digital Audio Review

Aon 2
December 4th, 2013
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The Absolute Sound
Greatest Bargains Pick

Aon 3
November Issue
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Home Theater Review

Aon 2
November 20th, 2013
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Gear Patrol Best Speaker Award

Aon 2
November 4th, 2013
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Stereophile

Aon 2 Review
November 1st, 2013
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More Press and Reviews

Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity

Aon 2 Review
June 24th, 2013
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Australian Hi-Fi

Aon 3 Review
May/June 2013
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Home Theater
Top Pick Award

Aon 2 System
May 2013
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Home Theater

Aon 2 System Review
May 2013 Issue
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HiFi Choice Recommended

Aon 3
February 1st, 2013
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Men's Journal

Aon 3 Review
January 24th, 2013
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Tone Audio

Aon 3 Review
November 28th, 2012
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Playback / AVGuide.com

Aon 3 Review
July 15th, 2012
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Tech News Daily

Aon 2 Review & Best Affordable Award
July 11th, 2012
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SoundStage! HI-FI
Review's Choice Award

Aon 3 Review
June 1st, 2012
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The Audiophiliac

Aon 3 Review
March 13th, 2012
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