Audioengine P4 Passive Bookshelf Speakers

$499.00$559.00

  • Available as duo speakers (Left and right).
  • The full package is 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

If you’ve listened to and enjoyed powered Audioengine speakers in the past, your encounter with the company’s passive designs will be set to fabulous. The P4 passive speakers are full-sounding bookshelf speakers in a satellite-sized package. Audioengine designed P4 as a small but powerful bookshelf speaker for people who already have surround receivers or amplifiers and are looking for the same Audioengine sound and quality in a passive loudspeaker.

Versatile

The P4 passive speakers are a perfect fit for digital hybrid amplifiers (Class-D, Class-T, etc.) as well as most stereo receivers, integrated amps and tube amplifiers. Each hand-crafted cabinet houses a 4″ Kevlar woofer and a 0.75″ silk dome tweeter, designed to provide a full frequency response with plenty of detail. The Audioengine P4 has a 4-ohm impedance rating but will sound great when connected to almost any receiver or power amp with the same impedance value and as well  6 or 8-ohm speaker output impedance.

Part of the Family

Be it active or passive speaker models, Audioengine gives you same audio quality and hi-fi experience. The models share a similar “voicing” and overall tuning so that you have assured a matched system no matter which of our speakers or Audioengine wireless adapters you decide to add to your system. They offer real value for your money.

More Quality and Ease of Use

As mentioned earlier, P4 works with digital hybrid amplifiers, stereo and surround sound receivers, integrated and tube amplifiers, and whole-house music systems. It has Bass-reflex port that provides an additional bass response. Buyers can also enjoy standard 5-way binding post connectors for use with a variety of sound systems. P4 can be placed on a shelf or stand or mounted on a wall as it is a befitting addition to the initial design.

Additional Information

Colour

Bamboo, Black, White

Reviews

POSITIVE FEEDBACK – P4 REVIEW

“If you’re looking to get into high-quality audio, I feel like the P4’s are a great start. I would highly encourage anyone that has a passion for music and a lower budget to invest in these speakers.” 
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LAPTOP MEMO – P4 REVIEW

“Per usual, they sound incredible. Build quality and then some.” 
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SOUND & VISION – P4 REVIEW

“The upside of the P4 is its spatiality, which is a pretty tough trick for a desktop speaker to pull off.” 
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POSITIVE FEEDBACK ONLINE – P4 REVIEW

“It’s one of the best gifts I’ve ever received.” 
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SURFBITS – P4 REVIEW

“I have no doubt that you’ll be impressed with the build and the quality of the Audioengine (P4) speakers.”
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AUDIOPHILIAC – P4 REVIEW

“The P4 really shined with playing music. I can imagine it’ll be a hit with up and coming audiophiles.”
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DIGITAL HOME THOUGHTS – P4 REVIEW

“These passive speakers are capable of producing big sound without taking up much space. After a couple of hours with the P4’s, I switched my system back to my Wharfdale EVO2’s and honestly felt the little P4’s met the performance of the larger, free standing Wharfdales.”
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AUDIO VIDEO REVOLUTION – P4 REVIEW

“There’s a lot to like about the P4s. These mighty mites excel at reproducing voices and instruments in space. Bright highs and uncluttered midrange are two of the speaker’s greatest strengths.”
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WHAT HI-FI? – P4 PRESS

“The P4 is designed as a high-performance bookshelf speaker with the same looks and sound as its powered brethren.”
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POSITIVE FEEDBACK – N22 + P4 REVIEW

“If you’re looking for a desk top system that will give you great musical satisfaction for a long time with no hassle, you can’t go wrong with the N22 desktop amplifier and the P4 passive bookshelf speakers…”
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MACTECH – N22 + P4 REVIEW

“They worked impressively and the audio quality was vibrant and clean.” 
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ELECTRONISTA – N22 + P4 REVIEW

“If you want a compact, dedicated amplifier and a pair of small, yet powerful, bookshelf speakers that can compete with some genuinely expensive audiophile-grade equipment, the N22 and P4 make a great team.”
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DIGITAL REVIEWS – N22 + P4 REVIEW

“If you are looking for a fairly portable amplifier for your speakers, go for the N22.”
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ASK DAVE TAYLOR – N22 + P4 REVIEW

“…sound far beyond what you would expect.” 
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CONNECT REVIEWS – N22 + P4 REVIEW

“We were impressed with the sound quality they were pumping out, specifically the bass reproduction and lack of distortion at high levels of volume.”
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HARTFORD COURANT – N22 + P4 REVIEW

“As a headphone amplifier, the N22 is way ahead of the average audio-video receiver.” 
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MACNN – N22 + P4 REVIEW

“The sound is warm without being overdone, which is really what we’d hoped for in such an audio system.” 
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THE GADGETEER – N22 + P4 REVIEW

“Since the N22 and AP4 are really made for each other, the sound is powerful, clean with no noticeable listening fatigue over hours of use.” 
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GADGET REVIEW – N22 + P4 REVIEW

“Without a doubt, the N22 amp is a smart choice for anyone looking to augment their current audio situation.” 
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MACENSTEIN – N22+P4+S8 REVIEW

“The system comes highly recommended.” 
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IN THE FACE NEWS – N22 + P4 REVIEW

“We can not come up with one thing that we would change about the N22, its powerful, compact, and easy to use.”
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STEREOMOJO – P4 REVIEW

“The cute, amplifier-friendly P4 has a relatively smooth frequency response and clean spectral decay, bringing performance up a notch from its rivals.”
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GOODSOUND – P4 REVIEW

“Like the A2, the P4 is a great speaker and an incredible value.”
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AFFORDABLE AUDIO – P4 REVIEW

“P4’s ability to give a strong near-field presentation making them an excellent choice for the small home office.”
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AVGUIDE – P4 REVIEW

“The P4 also offers extremely good value for the money.”
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ELECTRONIC HOUSE – P4 REVIEW

“It’s heartening to find a company that takes the time to design and build speakers that sound great, look great and are solidly built…”
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MACSPARKY – P4 REVIEW

“The P4s sound great.”
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MAXIMUM PC – P4 REVIEW

“The P4s delivered superb performances with every piece of music we asked them to reproduce…”
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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

4″ 2-way passive, front ported design
Hand-built and custom finished cabinets
5-way gold-plated binding posts
Silk dome tweeters and Kevlar woofers
Magnetically-shielded
Excellent performance for music and movies
Wall mount, stand or shelf placement

Works with

Digital hybrid amplifiers (Class-D, Class-T, etc.)
Stereo and surround sound receivers, integrated amps, tube amplifiers
Whole-house music systems such as the Sonos ZonePlayer 120

What’s in the box

(2) P4 Passive Speakers
(2) Drawstring Cloth Speaker Bags
(2) High-density foam isolation pads (attached)
(1) Setup Guide
(1) Product line brochure

Specifications

Type

2-way passive, front ported design

Sensitivity

88dB (2.83v@1m)

Frequency response

58Hz-22kHz

Nominal Impedance

4 Ohms

Crossover Frequency

2.8 kHz

Amplifier Power

10-125W per channel

Drivers

4″ Kevlar woofers
3/4″ silk dome tweeters

Enclosure

9.5mm thick MDF cabinets

Inputs

Gold-plated, 5-way binding posts

Magnetically Shielded

Weight (each)

2.75 kg (6 lbs)

Total shipping weight

7.25 kg (16 lbs)

Dimensions (each)

228 (H) x 140 (W) x 165 mm (D) (9 x 5.5 x 6.5″)

Shipping box dims

330 (H) x 460 (W) x 228 mm (D) (13 x 18 x 9″)

Finish Options

Satin Black, Hi-Gloss White, Solid Carbonized Bamboo

Wall or Ceiling Mount

The P4 speakers include two standard 1/4″ threaded inserts on the rear panel and another insert on the bottom of each P4 cabinet for attaching a speaker mount or bracket. We recommend using products by companies such as OmniMount or Sanus. Before installing mounts or brackets make sure you consult all documentation and carefully follow the installation instructions.

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 factory we have custom-made to our designs. The cabinets, drivers, bass port designs, and crossovers are all painstakingly tuned together for each model.

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 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 robust enough to stand up to some serious thrashing, so 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. The P4 cabinet contains tuned, front-port slots.

Shielding

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