Audioengine A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers

$499.00

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The Audioengine A2+ is a compact set of attractively style powered stereo speakers that delivers impressive sound for its size. This new “plus” version includes a digital USB connection, an output for an optional subwoofer to the existing two audio inputs and a redesigned smaller power connector. The Audioengine 2+ is a great introduction to high-quality audio and the perfect upgrade for your computer or iDevice. It’s worth noting that the 2+ series Audioengine speakers come nicely packaged, with cloth covers over the speakers and cables.

  • Available as duo speakers (left and right).
  • Full package us included in the box.
  • Free shipping available within New Zealand.
  • NZAudio guarantees the quality of the products we sell
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Product Description

An Upgrade to Your Audio Experience

The Audioengine 2+ is the new standard and the next big deal for computer audio. Small in size but with high-performance; the speakers are the ideal upgrade for your computer. Luckily, the appeal of these speakers is that you can do without the sub. For their size, Audioengine 2+s deliver good, tight bass, and offer excellent detail and relatively big sound. Of course, the difference between custom-built, small batch products like the A2+and the disappointment of mass-produced and over-marketed products is always noticeable. The A2+ was designed and hand-built with the goal of exceeding expectations of both value and performance while maintaining a high-quality audio experience.

Rivalry in the Family

The Audioengine 2+ is about one-third the size of Audioengine 5+ powered speakers. The key thing to note about these speakers and Audioengine’s step-up A5+ is that they are bookshelf-style speakers masquerading as PC or “multimedia” speakers and an ideal size for your desktop or smaller room. But unlike classic bookshelf speakers, these Audioengine models are powered (via a standard AC plug); there’s no need for a separate receiver or amplifier so that you can use them with any audio source. The smaller 2 series is more stylish-looking than the 5 series (and looks less like a monitor speaker) and comes in different colors (though mostly black and white), as does the larger A5+. All this great engineering is wrapped in wood cabinets with a hand-polished finish to create a premium quality desktop multimedia speaker system which is a great relief from all those sad plastic computer speakers.

Smaller Speaker with Mighty Outputs

You’ll be pleasantly surprised as the Audioengine A2+ has very similar sound characteristics to the Audioengine A5+. Puzzled for a second when you realize that the bass was teased from the A2+ with some original acoustic and electrical design without using any digital signal processing or fake bass boost circuits. Wood remains the preferred speaker enclosure material for its stiffness at higher volume levels and the cabinet focuses just the right amount of low end from the tuned front port slots. Judging the speaker by its size will be unfair to this excellent piece of art work and technology.

Versatility and Efficiency in the Box

A perfect definition of versatility and efficiency, the A2+ was designed for your desktop, but their superb soundstage and imaging also makes them the perfect choice for across the room. A speaker well-suited for all your music, movies and games, the A2+ sounds great with or without a subwoofer. Built using a similar analog design to the Audioengine 5+, the “small but mighty” A2+ power amplifiers are built inside the left speaker providing a very efficient system. An important feature of an auto-standby idle mode is also included to conserve power when you’re not playing music.

Connections Just Got Better and Easier

The A2+ speaker comes with analog amplifiers that are built into the left speaker, while the right speaker is passive, so setup is simple and easy. Plug the left speaker into AC power and connect the included speaker wire from left to right. For connections to your computer or iDevice, Audioengine have included mini-jack, RCA and USB inputs and other cables you may need. There is no software or plug-ins to install and A2+ works with any computer or music player. The A2+ also has a variable RCA output for connecting a subwoofer, upgraded connectors, improved accessory cables and a redesigned power supply.

Minding the Gap

The Audioengine 2+ is a pacesetter and gives a new level of audio and aesthetic quality for Powered Multimedia Speakers and further bridge the gap between computer speakers and home audio. It is an option to explore for audio and hi-fi speakers fans, and even if you’re not an audio enthusiast, we guarantee you will still hear a difference!

Additional Information

Colour

Black, Red, White

Reviews

 

TECHWALLA – DESKTOP SPEAKER FACEOFF

“If you’re looking for audiophile-quality sound with exceptional clarity and detail, the A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers from Audioengine are an excellent choice.” 
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SOUND & VISION – A2+ REVIEW

“…any version of the Audioengine 2 is a sensational product—and the addition of USB input for just fifty bucks extra makes a great value even better.” 
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THE HYPE REVIEW – A2+ REVIEW

“You’re going to like the Audioengine A2+ from the second you set your eyes on them because of their dashing good looks, but you’re going to really fall in love with them when you start listening.” 
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HARDWARE BBQ – A2+ REVIEW

“The price may seem a bit high compared to lower-priced speakers from Creative, Logitech and others, but the A2+ are in a different league altogether…” 
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AUDIO VIDEO REVOLUTION – A2+ REVIEW

“It seems to me the A2+ onboard DAC was not just thrown in for convenience; it offers very good fidelity.” 
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APH NETWORKS – A2+ REVIEW

“Some say seeing is believing. For the Audioengine A2+, you have to hear it to believe it. This compact 2.0 speaker set is incredible; bar none.” 
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AUDIOHOLICS – A2+ REVIEW

“Sound quality with Audioengine products has always been their strong point but we were frankly stunned by the soundstange and imaging on these little speakers.” 
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GEAR PATROL – A2+ REVIEW

“These lofty audio chops easily make the A2+ one of the best desktop audio solutions available in its low price range…” 
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TRULY NET – A2+ REVIEW

“Your music will fill the room, with much deeper lows than you might imagine possible from a 2.0 speaker system that can fit on your desk.”
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APPLE DAILY REPORT – A2+ REVIEW

“Even without a subwoofer connected, the bass is impressive, and the high ends, low ends and mid-tones on the A2+ are pristine and crisp.”
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LINUS TECH TIPS – A2+ REVIEW

Here’s a Youtube video of the A2+ getting the Linus Tech Tips review treatment!
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THE CHRIS VOSS SHOW – A2+ REVIEW

Check out an upboxing video of the A2+ on the Chris Voss Show. 
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AUDIOHEAD – A2+ REVIEW

“The size, price and performance are a lethal combination. Highly recommended.” 
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THE GADGETEER – A2+ REVIEW

“Full sound, decent bass and volume to spare in such a small package is astounding.” 
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LAPTOP MEMO – A2+ REVIEW

“If you’ve ever wanted small, entry-level speakers that pack a massive punch, then Audioengine has you covered with the A2+.”
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THE ABSOLUTE SOUND – A2+ REVIEW

“…for $249 you get such quality sound it’s ridiculous. And what’s more, they sounded so good that I started listening to them instead of my main stereo – that’s how much I liked the A2+.”
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THE ABSOLUTE SOUND – A2+ AWARD

A2+ makes the 2014 Editor’s Choice Recommended Products List
 

MY MAC – A2+ REVIEW

“Jazz benefits very well from these Audioengine speakers, and the music becomes immersive in a way most speakers in this price range can not deliver.”
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PC MAGAZINE – A2+ REVIEW

“…the A2+ brings the clarity and dynamics audiophiles crave to a relatively affordable realm audiophile gear rarely visits.”
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CUSTOMER PC – A2+ REVIEW

“Best Sub-$250 Speakers.”
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Specifications

Type

2.0 powered (active) multimedia desktop speaker system

Amplifier type

Dual class AB monolithic

Power output

60W peak power total (15W RMS / 30W peak per channel), AES

Drivers

2.75″ Kevlar woofers, 3/4” silk dome tweeters

Inputs

3.5mm stereo mini-jack, RCA, USB

Outputs

RCA variable line-out

Input voltages

110-240V 50/60Hz auto-switching

SNR

>95dB (typical A-weighted)

THD+N

<0.05% at all power settings

Crosstalk

-50dB

Freq. response

65Hz-22kHz ±2.0dB

Input impedance

10K ohms unbalanced

DAC

TI/Burr Brown PCM2704C

Input bit depth

up to 16 bits native

Input sample rate

up to 48KHz native

USB device class

type 1.1 or above

Protection

Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature, power on/off transient protection

Dimensions (each)

6”(H) x 4”(W) x 5.25”(D)

Weight (LEFT speaker)

1.6Kg/3.55lbs

Weight (RIGHT speaker)

1.4Kg/3.15lbs

Shipping weight

4.6kg/10lbs per pair

Shipping box dims

10.5” (H) x 15” (L) x 7” (W)

Materials and Construction

6.35mm thick MDF cabinets
3/4″ silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
2.75″ Kevlar woofers with advanced voice coils

Included Accessories

Speaker wire (16AWG), 2 meters (~6.5 feet)
Power supply
AC power cord
Mini-jack audio cable, 1.5 meters (~5 feet)
USB cable, 1.5 meters (~5 feet)
Microfiber speaker bags
Microfiber power supply bag
Microfiber cable bag
Setup guide
Product line brochure

Custom Built

Audioengine designs and manufactures our own tweeters, woofers, and many other critical components. In other words, these are not “box built” speakers with off-the-shelf parts but entirely custom-designed to our specifications. What we do not fabricate directly in our speaker factory we have custom-made to our designs (parts such as toroidal transformers, magnets, and wiring harnesses, for example). The cabinets, drivers, bass port designs, amplifiers, and crossovers are all painstakingly tuned together for each Audioengine model. This, in turn, makes for a much more efficient system that requires much less power than traditional AV stereo receivers and passive speakers.

Based on Studio Monitor Designs

Studio monitor speakers are used by producers and engineers in recording and production studios. They are designed with a theoretical flat frequency response which allows the engineer to create a final mix in such a way that the recorded music will sound good on most other speakers. Although Audioengine speakers are not designed to be up-close “nearfield” studio monitors, we do carry over much of the same higher-end technology, components, and design philosophy for Audioengine speakers.

Drivers

Audioengine uses audiophile quality, ferro fluid cooled, silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets. Silk tweeters hold up well under high power and the edge-driven design gives very smooth response. The custom woofers are Kevlar woven glass aramid composite with rubber surrounds. Kevlar is obviously very strong, which means that the woofer retains its shape when being driven at high levels. The speaker materials and construction are very robust, therefore speaker grills aren’t needed. In other words, we did our homework on the speaker drivers and they will sound and look great after many years of use.

Cabinets

To minimize unwanted resonances and distortion, Audioengine cabinets have thick high-resin MDF walls with extensive internal bracing. Heavy internal sound-damping material is used to reduce unwanted sound reflections inside the cabinet. All cabinet edges are rounded which look great and reduce high-frequency diffraction effects on the front baffles. Each cabinet contains tuned, front-port slots. Both speakers are tuned and tested together and sold in pairs.

Power Amplifier

The amplifiers in Audioengine speakers are located in the left speaker and are a very conservatively rated analog design. Each subsystem is tuned together for all models, which provides a much more efficient system requiring less power than passive speakers and separate amplifiers. Circuit boards for the power and preamp sections are vertically mounted for maximum mechanical shock protection (a good thing).

Shielding

Both drivers are magnetically shielded and allow the user to place the speakers within a few inches of a video monitor. This shielding also offers protection for hard-drive digital music players.

Warranty

All products we sell have a 1-year Limited Warranty on parts and labour from date of purchase, except for Audioengine products which have a 3-year Limited Warranty on parts and labour from date of purchase.

Your warranty is automatic, so there is no need to register.  

This Limited Warranty applies only to products purchased directly from NZ Audio in New Zealand.  

What is covered

All defective parts or faulty workmanship.

What is not covered

The NZ Audio Warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, excessive moisture, lightning, power surges, other acts of nature, unauthorized product modification or repairs, or failure to follow the instructions provided or available.

What we will do

We will repair or replace any defective parts, at our option, within a reasonable amount of time and free of charge any time during the warranty period. After service, we will be responsible for shipping the product back to you at our expense within New Zealand.

What we ask from you

You will be responsible for shipping or transportation charges directly to NZ Audio at your expense and for providing proof of purchase. We recommend that you keep your proof of purchase and the original shipping materials, as it is important that you package the product so that it will not be damaged during shipping. NZ Audio cannot be responsible for any damages incurred during shipping due to poor packing, so please pack well and insure your shipment.

How to obtain NZ Audio Warranty Service

If you have any questions about your warranty coverage or you think you may need service, please email us. We will do everything we can to answer your questions and resolve any issues as quickly as possible.

Exclusive Remedy

This Limited Warranty is fully transferable provided that the current owner furnishes the original proof of purchase and that the serial number on the product is intact. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF NZ AUDIO SHALL NOT EXCEED THE ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL NZ AUDIO BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES.

Highet Agencies Ltd trading as NZ Audio.

Christchurch, New Zealand.

August 2017.

Features

Built-in analog power amplifiers
Dual analog audio inputs
USB audio input
Hand-finished wood cabinets
Variable audio output
Custom Kevlar woofers and silk tweeters
Power-saving idle mode
Cables included
Works with Mac or PC, no software to install
Designed for desktop use, but will fill a room

Works with

iDevices and all music players
Internet radio and network music systems
Desktop computers, laptops, notebooks
Flat panel TVs with an analog output
CD and DVD players
Videogame consoles
Digital radio and satellite receivers
All products with 1/8″ mini-jack or RCA outputs!

What’s in the box

A2+ powered (left) speaker
A2+ passive (right) speaker
Speaker wire (16AWG), 2 meters (~6.5 feet)
Power supply
AC power cord
Mini-jack audio cable, 1.5 meters (~5 feet)
USB cable, 1.5 meters (~5 feet)
Microfiber speaker bags
Microfiber power supply bag
Microfiber cable bag
Setup guide
Product line brochure

Differences between A2+ discontinued A2

USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC)
Variable audio output (connect a subwoofer or wirelessly send audio to other speakers with our optional W3 wireless adapter)
Upgraded speaker connectors
Standard 1/4″ threaded inserts for wall mounts
Upgraded power supply
Upgraded accessory cables

Optional upgrades and accessories

Desktop stands available (DS1)
Wireless adapter available (W3)