Bookshelf Speakers: BRX and Aon Series

The BRX (Bookshelf Reference X) and Aon Series 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.

  1. Overview
  2. Specifications
  3. Manuals & Literature
  4. Bookshelf Cinema Systems
  5. Press & Reviews
  6. Photos

Bookshelf Speakers: BRX and Aon Series Ultra-High-Performance Compact Bookshelf Monitors

 

Bookshelf Speakers - BRX speaker

The BRX, Aon 2 and 3 bookshelf speakers are exceptionally compact, ultra-high-performance 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 bookshelf speakers that would achieve accurate high-definition sonic reproduction, with superb three-dimensional imaging, comparable to that achieved by GoldenEar’s award-winning Triton Towers. The new BRX was specifically developed incorporating technology developed for the Triton Reference in order to achieve reference level performance. 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 BRX and Aons can deliver a remarkably satisfying full range listening experience without the need for a separate subwoofer.

Both the BRX and Aon models incorporate GoldenEar-designed cast-basket bass/midrange drivers with technology derived from the midrange units developed for the Tritons. The BRX driver is actually almost exactly the same as the 6" driver used in the Triton Reference. In addition, they all use extraordinary and costly High Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) high frequency radiators. And the BRX uses the same tweeter developed for the Triton Reference. Lastly, each BRX and Aon model utilizes two side-mounted planar low-frequency radiators in an inertially balanced configuration in order to properly load the bass/midrange drivers for an open, box-less midrange, while also contributing to their’ remarkably extended bass for such small enclosures.

 

 

High End Bookshelf Speakers BRX

Bookshelf Speakers- BRX (Bookshelf Reference X)

US MSRP $1,599.98/pair

CA MSRP $1,998.00/pair

The BRX incorporates a 6” cast-basket bass/midrange driver, basically the same driver used in the Triton Reference . The tweeter is the Reference High-Gauss High-Velocity Folded Ribbon. The two drivers are perfectly blended with a unique “balanced crossover”. A pair of inertially balanced 6.5” planar infrasonic radiators are located on either side of the cabinet for tight, quick, powerful bass response. The beautifully styled cabinet is luxuriously finished in hand-rubbed piano black lacquer. The BRX delivers superior reference level performance for both two channel as well as home theater systems of the highest quality, with extraordinary three-dimensional imaging and high-resolution clarity. Click here to read the Brochure.

 
 
High End AON 2

Bookshelf Speakers - Aon 3

US MSRP $1,099.98/pair

CA MSRP $1,498.00/pair

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™). Click here to read the Brochure.

 
 
High End AON 2 and AON 3

Bookshelf Speakers - Aon 2

US MSRP $879.98/pair

CA MSRP $1198.00/pair

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™). Click here to read the Brochure.

 

 

   
   

Bookshelf Speakers: Aon Specifications

 

BRX

 

Aon 2

 

Aon 3

Dimensions 8-1/16˝ (20.5 cm) W x 12-1/4˝ (31.1 cm) D x 12-1/8˝ (30.8 cm) H
(includes feet)
  8˝ (20.3 cm) W x 10˝ (25.4 cm) D x 12˝ (30.5 cm) H   9˝ (22.9 cm) W x 11˝ (27.9 cm) D x 14˝ (35.6 cm) H
Weight 12 lbs. (5.44 kg)   Product: 12 lbs (5.4 kg) /
Shipping: 14 lbs (6.4 kg)

  Product: 15 lbs (6.8 kg) /
Shipping: 17 lbs (7.7 kg)
Frequency Response 40 Hz – 35 kHz   42 Hz - 35 kHz

  38 Hz - 35 kHz
Efficiency 90 dB   89 dB   90 dB
Nominal Impedance Compatible with 8 ohms   Compatible with 8 ohms

  Compatible with 8 ohms
Driver Complement One High-Gauss Neodymium High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR)
Reference Tweeter

One 6" high-definition cast-basket mid/bass Reference Driver

Two 6 ½" side-mounted planar low-frequency radiators

  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 20 – 250 Watt/channel   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 Assembly
  • 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
       
 

 

 

 
   

Bookshelf Speakers: Aon Series Manuals & Literature 

 

 
Aon Series Manual Aon Series Brochure The BRX manual
Aon Series Manual Aon Series Brochure The BRX Manual
The BRX Brochure    
The BRX Brochure    
AonCinema System

Recommended
System Components

The Bookshelf Cinema systems consist of a pair of BRX or Aon monitors, one or two SuperSub or ForceField Subwoofers, a SuperCenter or SuperSat Center Channel, and two or four BRX, Aon or 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, SuperCenter Reference, SuperSat 50C, SuperSat 60C

SURROUNDS/REARS
BRXAon 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, SuperSub X, SuperSub XXL

ATMOS HEIGHT CHANNELS
Invisa 525, Invisa 650, Invisa HTR 7000, SuperSat 3C

 

Bookshelf Speakers: Aon Series Press & Reviews

The Absolute Sound

Editor's Choice Award
March 22nd, 2019
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The Absolute Sound

Editor's Choice Award
Feb20th, 2018
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Stereophile Rec. Components 2017

Aon 2
June 5th, 2017
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The Absolute Sound

Editor's Choice Award
February 27th, 2017
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The Absolute Sound

Editor's Choice Award
March 1st, 2016
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Stereophile Product of
the Year Finalist 2014

Aon 2
December 10th, 2014
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The Absolute Sound
Editors' Choice 2014

Aon 3
February 18th, 2014
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More Press and Reviews

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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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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