Audioengine A2+ Classic

$219.00

Powered Bookshelf Speakers

With a built-in digital-to-analog converter (DAC), the Audioengine A2+ 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.

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Audioengine A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers

The most celebrated desktop speaker of all time.

Audioengine A2+ Powered Bookshelf Speakers have amassed a vast collection of awards from the likes of WIRED, Sound & Vision, Gizmodo, The Absolute Sound, PCMag, and many others. What makes A2+ so special? Find out for yourself.

The award-winning Audioengine 2 speakers just got better. With a built-in digital-to-analog converter (DAC), the Audioengine A2+ 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 A2+ is a great introduction to high-quality audio and the perfect upgrade for your computer or phone and tablet.

UPGRADE YOUR AUDIO

The Audioengine A2+ 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 A2+ is about one-third the size of our flagship Audioengine 5+ powered speakers and an ideal 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 A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers is substantial for their 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 Audioengine A2+ Powered Bookshelf Speakers were designed for your desktop but their 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.

MINDING THE GAP

The Audioengine A2+ 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!

Additional information

Weight 3.55 lbs
Dimensions 5.25 × 4 × 6 in
Color

Hi-Gloss Red, Hi-Gloss White, Satin Black

Specifications:

General specifications

Type
2.0 powered (active) multimedia desktop speaker systemAmplifier type
Dual class AB monolithicPower output
60W peak power total (15W RMS / 30W peak per channel), AESDrivers
2.75″ Kevlar woofers, 3/4” silk dome tweetersInputs
3.5mm stereo mini-jack, RCA, USBOutputs
RCA variable line-outInput voltages
110-240V 50/60Hz auto-switchingSNR
>95dB (typical A-weighted)THD+N
<0.05% at all power settingsCrosstalk
-50dBFreq. response
65Hz-22kHz ±2.0dBInput impedance
10K ohms unbalancedDAC
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)
6”(H) x 4”(W) x 5.25”(D)Weight (LEFT speaker)
1.6Kg/3.55lbsWeight (RIGHT speaker)
1.4Kg/3.15lbsShipping weight
4.6kg/10lbs per pairShipping 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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