When legendary loudspeaker designer Phil Jones, he of Acoustic Energy fame, turned his pen away from small speakers that loved big power to big speakers that loved more modest power … a giant was born: The AirPulse 3.1

The design incorporated two cochlear exponential horns for the two bass drivers, and omni-reflected multicellular horns for the two midrange drivers and tweeters – all using fairly conventional drivers. While not truly a very high efficiency loudspeaker, at 96 dB it would certainly have sung its song with a pair of 845s … but would probably have also benefitted from some Class-A solid state, given the nature of these dynamic drivers.

At six feet high (183cm), the AirPulse stood majestically, as an example of unrestrained creativity from the mind of a legend …