Audioengine A2 active speaker system (in stock in WHITE only) duplicates the signature sound of the Audioengine A5 in a much smaller package, perfectly suited for your desktop and includes cables for connecting your iPod, PC or laptop. The Audioengine A2 is a great introduction to high-quality audio and the perfect upgrade for your computer or mp3 player.
The Audioengine A2 sets a new level of audio and aesthetic quality for Powered Multimedia Speakers and further closes the gap between computer speakers and home audio. Even if you're not an audio enthusiast, you will still hear a difference!
The Audioengine A2 is about one-third the size of the Audioengine A5 system. Audioengine used the same custom tweeters as the A5, matched them with newly designed compact Kevlar woofers and then added high-performance amplifiers with gold-plated speaker connectors. All this great engineering is wrapped in wood cabinets with a hand-polished finish to create a premium quality speaker system that puts those plastic computer speakers to shame!
Smaller Speakers, Big Bass
To say that the bass on Audioengine A2 is substantial for their size may be an understatement, but you should be the judge. The bass comes from some very clever acoustic and electrical design and without using any DSP or fake bass boost circuits. Wood remains a preferred speaker enclosure material for its stiffness at higher volume levels and the sealed cabinet focuses just the right amount of low end from the front ports.
Versatile and Efficient
The Audioengine A2 was designed for your desktop but is also perfect for smaller rooms. Well-suited for all types of music, movies, and videogames, the A2 sounds great with or without a subwoofer. Using a similar design as the A5, the Audioengine A2 features the amplifier and connections on the left speaker with a passive right speaker that connects to the left.
What can I plug into the A2?
As well as being compatible with iPod nano and and video, you can also connect other mp3/portable music players, external docks, LCD/Plasma screens, game consoles, DVD/Blu ray players, satellite receivers, CD players, PDAs and mobile phones, PCs and laptops and practically anything else which features an audio output! It even includes an auto-sleep standby circuit to conserve power so it's environmentally friendly too!
The Audioengine A2 includes 3.5mm mini jack and RCA inputs and no software installs, plug-ins, or sound card upgrades are required to use them. Simply connect the audio output (or headphone jack) from your computer, iPod, Sonos system, PSP - or any other audio device into the Audioengine A2 rear panel and you're ready to enjoy! All the cables you may need are included.
Audioengine A2 Features
· 2 audio inputs (RCA and mini-jack)
· Built-in power amps (left speaker)
· Kevlar woofers for super low end
· Silk tweeters for smooth highs
· High-quality speaker connectors
· Auto-sleep power-saving mode
· Hand-built cabinets with high-gloss finish
· Shielded (can be placed next to older CRT screens)
- Speaker cable (16AWG), 2 meters (~6.5 feet)
- 3.5mm mini-jack audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5 feet)
- 3.5mm mini-jack audio cable, 20cm (~8 inches)
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Type: 2.0 powered (active) multimedia speaker system
Power output: 60W peak power total (15W RMS / 30W peak per channel), AES
Inputs: Dual 3.5mm stereo mini-jack and RCA jacks
Voltages: 110-240V, 50/60Hz auto-switching
Amplifier type: Dual Class AB monolithic
Drivers: 2.75” Kevlar woofers, 20mm silk dome tweeters
Signal-to-noise: >95dB (typical A-weighted)
THD: <0.05% at all power settings
Frequency response: 65Hz-22kHz +/-2.0dB
Sensitivity: 88db SPL (1w at 1m)
Input impedance: 10K ohms unbalanced
Protection: Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature, power on/off transient protection
Dimensions (each): 6”(Height) x 4”(Width) x 5.25”(Depth)
Weight (LEFT Speaker): 4 lbs
Weight (RIGHT Speaker): 3 lbs
Shipping weight: 4.6kg (~10lbs) per pair
Shipping box dims: 10.5” (H) x 15” (L) x 7” (W)
For such tiny speakers you get a nicely rounded bass, the top end is crisp without being shrill, and everything in between is present and accounted for (Macworld)
Sure, the price is a bit steep for PC speakers with no real extra features, but the audio performance is well worth the price for audiophiles who want to replicate the high-quality listening experience of their home theaters on their PC (PC Magazine)
For speakers in this class, the A2s sound exceptional. Warm, punchy, articulate and well integrated... In short, the A2s are a revelation at the price (Stuff TV)
I have never been more impressed with or more stunned by a component I've reviewed for Stereophile than I was with the Audioengine 2. The level of sound quality produced by this uncolored, detailed, articulate, and dynamic speaker, in all situations, was beyond reproach, and its ratio of value to cost borders on the criminal (Stereophile magazine)
The little speakers get stuck right in, pounding through the tune with determination and summoning quite startling low-end attack...This terrier-like enthusiasm isn't at the expense of detail, which is plentiful, or articulacy – the Audioengines certainly aren't short of midrange eloquence (What Hi-Fi magazine)
The price is right – and the size is too...compact; nicely finished; fearsomely dynamic and attacking given their size (What Hi-Fi magazine)
- They Just Keep Getting BetterReview by Tristan
Most systems you can buy in electronics stores today like Bose's feature heavy adjusted audio which are common place for the general pop loving consumers, hence why you do not see them on Audio Affair!
These A2's are a pair of top quality close listening speakers and after the burn in time they bring music to life. Just make sure your music content it up to par too!
(Posted on 17/12/2012)
- Top StuffReview by Sam
- Impressive, but expensiveReview by TK
The bass is very impressive and 'tight' for the size of speaker but they are only 2.75", so don't expect to be 'blow away'
For their size and the music I like listening to these speakers are great and I love them. If you need something small then they are worth the money because I can't find anything better on the market at this size. However if you have the space to go just a bit larger you could probably save yourself some money. (Posted on 25/10/2012)
- Best Desktop SpeakersReview by Alan
DYOR and buy these, incredible little things. (Posted on 22/10/2012)
- Good productReview by Nix
- Quality productReview by James
- Outstanding sound and looksReview by Gary
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