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Audioengine A2

Audiophile quality in a small package. The A2's from Audioengine deliver great sound from a small package.

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Audioengine A2 Premium Powered Desktop Speakers

The new standard for multimedia sound and closes the gap between computer speakers and home audio. Audioengine 2 is the perfect upgrade for your computer, iPod, and all your music.

Upgrade your Audio

Creating powered multimedia speakers to follow the Audioengine 5 was a challenge, but we feel we‘ve managed to duplicate the signature sound of the Audioengine 5‘s in a much smaller package perfectly suited for your desktop or a smaller space in your home or office. The Audioengine 2 is a great introduction to high-quality audio and the perfect upgrade for your computer or iPod.

Brotherly Love

The Audioengine 2 (A2) is about one-third the size of our flagship Audioengine 5 system and is an excellent computer audio upgrade or small room speaker. We used the same custom tweeters as the Audioengine 5, 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 desktop multimedia speaker system that puts all those sad plastic computer speakers to shame!

Smaller Speakers, Still Big Bass

To say that the bass on the Audioengine 2 is substantial for their size may be an understatement, but you should be the judge. The bass was coaxed from the A2 with 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 tuned front port slots.

Versatile and Efficient

The 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 Audioengine 5, the A2 power amplifiers are built inside the left speaker, providing a very efficient system. An auto-sleep standby feature is also included to conserve power when you're not playing music.

Easy Connections

We’ve included 1/8 mini jack and RCA inputs so connecting A2 is easy. No software installs, plug-ins, or sound card upgrades. Just connect the audio output (or headphone jack) from your computer, iPod, Airport Express, Sonos system, PSP - or any other audio device - into the A2 rear panel input. All cables that you may need are included.

Minding the Gap

The Audioengine 2 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, we guarantee you will still hear a difference!

30 Day Audition

We've created a product with the sound, looks, and overall quality of systems priced much higher. Purchase the Audioengine 2 desktop speakers from our online store and try them out in your home or office. If you're not completely satisfied with the great sound and excellent looks, just return your A2's in their original packaging in like-new, undamaged condition within 30 days of purchase and we'll give you a full refund of your purchase price.

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
  • Video-shielded
  • Cables included

Works with

  • iPod and all other music players
  • Internet radio and network music systems
  • Apple Universal Dock and other docks/remotes
  • Desktop computers, laptops, notebooks
  • Flat panel TVs with an analog output
  • Mobile phones and PDAs with music players
  • 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

  • (1) A2 powered (left) speaker
  • (1) A2 passive (right) speaker
  • (1) Power supply
  • (1) Speaker cable (16AWG), 2 meters (~6.5 feet)
  • (1) 1/8" mini-jack audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5 feet)
  • (1) 1/8" mini-jack audio cable, 20cm (~8 inches)
  • (1) Drawstring power supply bag
  • (1) Drawstring cable bag
  • (2) Drawstring speaker bags
  • (1) Setup Guide
  • (1) Product line brochure

Materials and Construction

  • 18mm thick MDF cabinets
  • 20mm silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
  • 2.75" Kevlar woofers with advanced voice coils
  • Torroidal power transformer

 

 

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Great Desktop Speakers
By Steve
I bought these to replace my Dell speakers that came with my PC and I LOVE THEM!!!! Awesome sound reproduction and a great looking cabinet. Perfect size for my desk at work.
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A2 Technical Specifications

 

Type

2.0 powered (active) multimedia desktop speaker system

Power Output

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

Inputs

Dual 1/8" stereo mini-jack and RCA jacks

Voltages

100-240V, 50/60Hz auto-switching

Amplifier Type

Dual Class AB monolithic

Signal-to-noise

>95dB (typical A-weighted)

THD

<0.05% at all power settings

Crosstalk

<50db

Frequency response

65Hz-22kHz +/-2.0dB

Input impedance

10K ohms unbalanced

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

  • 18mm thick MDF cabinets
  • 20mm silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
  • 2.75" Kevlar woofers with advanced voice coils
  • Torroidal power transformer

Included Accessories

  • Power supply with detachable AC power cable
  • Speaker cable (16AWG), 2 meters (~6.5 feet)
  • 1/8” mini-jack audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5 feet)
  • 1/8” mini-jack audio cable, 20cm (~8 inches)
  • Drawstring power supply bag
  • Drawstring cable bag
  • Drawstring speaker bags (2)
  • 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 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 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 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. 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 all-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 vertically mounted for maximum mechanical shock protection (a good thing).

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.



 

 

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