Audioengine A5+ Powered Speakers, Black
Audioengine 5+ (A5+) Premium Powered Speakers
The top of Audioengine's speaker lineup, the A5+ improves on the award-winning A5 design with improvements such as a variable line out, rear-mounted USB power and mini-jacks, 5-way binding posts, RCA inputs, and even a remote control. We have a soft-spot in our hearts for the over-performing A2, so we were expecting the A5+ to sound the same, just bigger. We were shocked to discover that the A5+ does everything that the A2 does, only better! The A5+ throws a bigger soundstage with a more stable image; has a richer more natural tonal balance; feels like it plays a good octave deeper than the A2 and has a bunch of very cool features.
The A5+ throws a very good soundstage with surprisingly good imaging. The A5+'s custom tweeter cups focus their energy to the listening position, offering excellent inner detail and good sense of depth. The soft dome tweeter's sweetness is hugely appealing, making the A5+ all-day listenable. The A5+'s custom-made Kevlar woofers have great speed and dynamic range, with a neutral tonal balance.
The A5+ produces bass that is firm and taut, if a bit rounder than might be found on more "audiophile" designs, but this is intentional, not a flaw, and makes most recordings sound a lot more exciting. Overall, considering the price and even taking the price out of the equation, the A5+ offers a ton of musical satisfaction for a very reasonable price!
There are three finishes available for the A5+, Matte Black, Gloss White, and Carbonized Bamboo.
* The Carbonized Bamboo used on these A5s is extremely durable, gorgeous, sounds fantastic and is a sustainable wood. Bamboo is an excellent alternative to hardwoods and the dark bamboo is not a stain or veneer, but achieved through a specialized heating process. As the bamboo is pressure heated, the sugar compounds inside the bamboo are "carbonized" which in turn darkens the bamboo to a rich caramel color. Awesome sound, great looks, eco-friendly, and panda-safe!
* Gloss White complements Apple and Sonos products. The high-gloss finish requires no maintenance, but do not use abrasive or harsh chemical cleaners. A soft wipe with a micro-fiber cloth will be sufficient to remove any dust.
* Matte Black is a soft, silky finish which hides both dust and fine scratches exceptionally well.
Audioengine products are now 100% lead-free and meet the EU's RoHS initiative
All speaker cabinet materials use environmentally-friendly binders and resins
Formaldehyde-free adhesives are used in cabinet assembly
All Audioengine products meet ENERGY STAR requirements in standby
Limited use of plastics
USB power charging (ComboPort)
2 audio inputs
Built-in power amps in left speaker
Variable line out
Rear panel AC outlet
Front panel volume control
Kevlar woofers for super low end
Silk tweeters for smooth highs Line level outputs
High-quality speaker connectors
Auto-sleep power saving mode
All cables included
Type: 2.0 powered (active) bookshelf-style speaker system
Power Output: 50WPC, 75WPC Peak
Inputs: 1/8" stereo mini-jack, RCA L/R
Outputs: USB Type A (power charging only), RCA L/R audio (full-range, adjustable)
Voltages: 115/240V, 50/60Hz manually switchable
Amplifier Type: Dual Class AB monolithic
Drivers: 5" Kevlar woofers, 3/4" silk dome tweeters
Signal-to-noise: >95dB (typical A-weighted)
THD: <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
Dimensions (HWD): 10.0” x 7.0” x 7.75"
Weight: Left Speaker is 14lbs / Right Speaker is 9lbs
Shipping weight: 28 Lbs per pair
Shipping box (HWD): 15" x 12" x 22"
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