Audioengine

Audioengine A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers

$499.00
  • Audioengine A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers
  • Audioengine A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers
  • Audioengine A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers
  • Audioengine A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers
  • Audioengine A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers
  • Audioengine A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers
  • Audioengine A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers
  • Audioengine A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers

Audioengine

Audioengine A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers

$499.00
$499.00
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.

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!

Reviews

http://audioengineusa.com/shop/poweredspeakers/a2-plus-powered-speakers/  

https://www.cnet.com/products/audioengine-a2-plus/review/

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GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

e: 2.0 powered (active) multimedia desktop speaker systempower on/off transient protection,

 

Type: 2.0 powered (active) multimedia desktop speaker system,

Amplifier: S type: Dual class AB monolithic,

Power output: 60W peak power total (15W RMS / 30W peak per channel) AE

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,

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

 

 Dimensions (each): ”(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),

FINISH OPTIONS

Satin Black Paint
Hi-Gloss White Paint
Hi-Gloss Red Paint

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F
Non-operating temperature: -4° to 113° F
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

 

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 other critical components. In other words, these are not “box built” speakers with off-the-shelf parts but custom-designed to our specifications. What we do not fabricate directly in our factory we have made to our designs (parts such as 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 passive speakers and a separate integrated amplifier or similar A/V components.

 

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 and they will sound and look great after many years of use.

 

POWER AMPLIFIERS

The amplifiers in Audioengine speakers are located in the left speaker and are a conservatively rated analog design. All components are tuned together for each model, 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 mounted for maximum mechanical shock protection.

 

POWER TRANSFORMERS

Power transformers are a large contributor to the overall audio performance, especially in the low end. Again, no off-the-shelf parts. Audioengine uses gapless core toroidal transformers which have a tighter radiated magnetic field, directly translating to lower noise. They are lighter than standard, lower-cost “EI” transformers and also generate less heat.

 

SHIELDING

Both drivers are directly video 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.

 

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.

 

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.

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