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AUDIOENGINE A2+ POWERED SPEAKERS

Audioengine A2+ Powered Speakers

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Audioengine 2+ (A2+) Premium Powered Desktop Speakers

- Excellent sound with elegant simplicity and a new standard for computer audio
- Versatile connections, including USB digital audio and subwoofer output
- Designed for your desktop but also sounds great across the room

The award-winning Audioengine 2 speakers just got better. With a built-in digital-to-analog converter (DAC), the Audioengine 2+ allows you to send high-quality digital audio direct from your computer’s USB port. We've also added an output to connect a subwoofer and you can even go wireless with the optional Audioengine W3 adapter. The Audioengine 2+ is a great introduction to high-quality audio and the perfect upgrade for your computer or iDevice.

Upgrade your Audio

The Audioengine 2+ is the new standard for computer audio and these small, but high-performance speakers are the perfect upgrade for your computer. Everyone knows the difference between custom-built, small batch products and the disappointment of mass-produced and over-marketed products. The A2+ was designed and hand-built with the goal of exceeding expectations of both value and performance.

Brotherly Love

The Audioengine 2+ is about one-third the size of our flagship Audioengine 5+ powered speakers and an perfect size for your desktop or smaller room. We used the same custom tweeters as in the Audioengine 5+, matched them with compact Kevlar woofers, then added high-performance amplifiers with high-quality 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 your size may be an understatement, but you should be the judge. The bass was teased from the A2+ with some clever acoustic and electrical design without using any digital signal processing or fake bass boost circuits. Wood remains a 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.

Versatile and Efficient

The A2+ was designed for your desktop but your superb soundstage and imaging also makes them the perfect choice for across the room. Well-suited for all your music, movies and games, the A2+ sounds great with or without a subwoofer. Using a similar analog design as the Audioengine 5+, the A2+ power amplifiers are built inside the left speaker providing a very efficient system. An auto-standby idle mode is also included to conserve power when you're not playing music.

Easy Connections

The A2+ features analog amplifiers that are built into the left speaker, while the right speaker is passive so setup is simple. Just plug the left speaker into AC power and connect the included speaker wire from left to right. We’ve included minijack, RCA, and USB inputs for easy connection to your computer or iDevice and other cables you may need are included. 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+ 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!

Differences between A2 and A2+

USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) built in.
Variable RCA output (connect a subwoofer or wirelessly send audio to other speakers with the W3 wireless adapter).
Standard 1/4" threaded inserts for wall mounts.
Upgraded binding posts.
Upgraded power connection and power supply.
Upgraded accessory cables.

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 your event space

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, 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)

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

Main 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

10Kohms unbalanced

DAC

TI/Burr Brown PCM2704C

Input bit depth

up to 16 bits native

Input sample rate

up to 48KHz native

USB drive 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

  • 18mm thick MDF cabinets
  • 3/4" (20mm) silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
  • 2.75" Kevlar woofers with advanced voice coils

Included Accessories

  • Speaker wire, 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.

 

AUDIO ENGINE

All Audioengine products have a 3-year Limited Warranty on parts and labor from date of purchase. Your warranty is automatic, so there is no need to register. This Limited Warranty applies only to Audioengine products purchased in the contiguous United States from DJDeals

What is covered
All defective parts or faulty workmanship.

What is not covered
The Audioengine Limited 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 outlined in the Setup Guide.

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 the continental United States.

What we ask from you
You will be responsible for shipping or transportation charges directly to Audioengine or to an authorized dealer. We recommend that you keep the original shipping materials, as it is important that you package the product so that it will not be damaged during shipping. Audioengine cannot be responsible for any damages incurred during shipping due to poor packing, so please pack well and make sure to insure your shipment.

If products are purchased from a US reseller or via direct from our online store and shipped outside the Continental US, the customer is responsible for shipping back to our service center in the US at your expense.

How to obtain Audioengine Warranty service
If you have any questions about your warranty coverage or you think you may need service, email the Audioengine Authorized Service Center at: [email protected] or call toll-free in the United States at: (877) 853-4447. 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 AUDIOENGINE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL AUDIOENGINE BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES.