Audioengine A5+ Premium Powered Speakers
Audioengine 5+ (A5+) Premium Powered Speakers are riding the wave of interest in digital music. The large powered speaker gives impressive sound on a budget to play any music source via the 3.5mm inputs. Enjoy the audiophile-quality sound and great features at a price that continues to set the standard for affordable, high-quality audio. Connect your iDevice, computer, TV or any other audio component for great stereo sound in any room.
The A5+ speakers are light on their feet, sound subtle and boast impressive dynamics. Their sonic scale is striking for the money, happily filling your room better than similarly sized iPod docks. The new A5+ has the same award-winning signature sound as the original A5 but includes customer-requested upgrades and features. The upgrade is timely and worthwhile for the A5+ which makes them a must for any desktop speaker shortlist.
One of the key things to note about Audioengine speakers is that they are bookshelf-style speakers masquerading as PC or "multimedia" speakers. With custom Kevlar woofers, silk dome tweeters, and hand-built cabinets, the Audioengine 5+ includes a remote control, dual audio inputs, and enhanced thermal management. It allows you to charge your iDevice via the USB power port and also add a subwoofer to the variable output. To achieve an even higher level of sound quality, you can connect Audioengine 5+ to your computer’s headphone jack or pair with a USB DAC. The Audioengine 5+ works with any computer, and there’s no software to install or settings to change.
The Audioengine 5+ speakers are a similar size to the earlier 5 series, at 7 inches wide by 7.9 inches deep, but the 5+ speakers come in at 10.75 inches tall, while the older model came in at 10 inches. The speaker has built-in power amplifiers that save space and eliminate the need to connect to a stereo receiver or external power amp. For the simplicity of setup, plug the left speaker into an AC outlet and connect the included speaker wire from the left to right speaker. All internal components of the A5+ are tuned together, providing a more efficient system requiring less power than passive speakers and amplifiers. With superior stereo separation and incredible imaging, A5+ has a clear sonic advantage over boomboxes or all-in-one systems.
Small Speakers, Big Bass
As with the original A5, the low end from the A5+ is real bass, very near to the originally-recorded music. From rap to classical to movies, you’ll get tight, punchy bass with an awesome growl that will make you smile – regardless of the volume level. Audioengine says that the 5+ series has a new thermal system for keeping the amplifier cool, and the designers also changed up the connectivity a bit.
A Clearer Difference
If you are looking for enhanced audio performance and aesthetic quality, the Audioengine 5+ Premium Powered Speaker System will certainly deliver that. As expected from Audioengine, the product continues to close the gap between your computer music and home hi-fi. Even if you’re not an audio enthusiast, we guarantee your music will sound better!
Type: 2.0 powered (active) bookshelf-style speaker system
Power Output: 150W peak power total (50W RMS / 75W peak per channel) AES
Inputs: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack, RCA L/R
Outputs: RCA variable line-out, USB (power/charge)
Input Voltage:115/240V, 50/60Hz manually switchable
Amplifier Type : Dual Class AB monolithic
Drivers : 5″ Kevlar woofers, 3/4″ silk dome tweeters
SNR : >95dB (typical A-weighted)
THD+N : <0.05% at all power settings
Frequency response: 50Hz-22kHz ±1.5dB
Input impedance: 10K ohms unbalanced
Protection: Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature, power on/off transient protection, replaceable external main fuse
Power Consumption :Idle: 10W Mute: 6W Sleep: 4W
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
Dimensions (each speaker HWD)
Left – 10.75″ (27cm) x 7″ (18cm) x 9″ (23cm)
Right – 10.75″ (27cm) x 7″ (18cm) x 7.75″ (20cm)
Weight (LEFT speaker)
15.4 lbs (7 kg)
Weight (RIGHT speaker)
9.6 lbs (4.4 kg)
31 lbs (14 kg)
Shipping box dims
15″ (38cm) x 22″ (56cm) x 11.5″ (29cm)
Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F
Non-operating temperature: -4° to 113° F
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION
1/2” (13mm) thick MDF cabinets
5” (130mm) Kevlar woofers with advanced voice coils
3/4” (20mm) silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
Torroidal power transformer
(1) Remote control
(1) Speaker wire (16AWG), 3.75 meters (~12.3ft)
(1) Detachable power cord
(1) Mini-jack audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5ft)
(1) RCA to RCA audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5ft)
(2) Cloth speaker bag
(1) Cloth cable bag
(1) Setup Guide
(1) Product line brochure
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
Audioengine uses audiophile-quality, ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets. Silk tweeters hold up well under high power and the edge-driven design gives a 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.
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.
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.
The Audioengine 5+ includes a 5V, 500mA USB power supply that powers later generation iPod, iPhone, and most other USB “bus-powered” devices. The USB port is for power and charging, not for data transfer or music syncing
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