The black A2+ ” Powered Desktop Speakers from Audioengine are a speaker system that features a powered and passive speaker. Each speaker. compare latest prices, see user reviews, and see A2 specs and features. Audioengine A2s are active desktop speakers. The price is right. AudioEngine A2+ Review. These speakers are small. Component Overview: Tweeter. Here you can see the details of the tweeter, as well as the painted finish .
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The price is right — and the size is too. But if your priority is outright fidelity, there are compelling alternatives.
If the only prerequisite for desktop speakers were size, then the Audioengine A2s could confidently look forward to retaining their What Hi-Fi? Measuring just 15 x 10 x 13cm, they’re almost frivolously small.
But, as every sensible person knows, size isn’t any indication of performance.
Before we get to the vexatious subject of performance, though, let’s consider the A2s’ composition. Smoothly finished in matt black glossy white is also available as an optioneach little box houses a 7cm Kevlar driver, 2cm silk-dome tweeter and narrow front-firing reflex slot.
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The right-hand speaker has the usual speaker-cable binding-posts around the back. The left-hand speaker has a fair bit more going on. It houses two times 15W of amplification, a pair of RCA inputs, a 3. The A2s are supplied with a 3. Great drive, but a shortage of audiooengine Playing a lossless file of Beastie Boys’ Shake Your Rumpthe most immediately impressive thing about the A2s is the frankly unlikely degree of drive they bring to the recording.
The little speakers get stuck right in, pounding through the tune with determination and summoning quite startling low-end attack. This terrier-like enthusiasm isn’t at the expense of detail, which is plentiful, or articulacy — the Audioengines certainly aren’t short of midrange eloquence.
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There’s a hint of coarseness around the upper midrange, though, which becomes more evident with a switch to a kbps, iTunes-derived copy of Can’s Turtles Have Short Legs. There’s also a shortage of outright scale revealed, which is scarcely surprising when you consider the A2s’ diminutive size. Positioned on a desktop, as every pair of A2s is sure to be, the Audioengines focus reasonably well – but they’re more sensitive to positioning than is ideal for a product of this type.
And that’s still the case — there’s certainly a lot of fun to be had alarming people with the volume these tiny speakers can summon. But where outright fidelity is concerned, we now think you can do better. audiengine
Our Verdict The price is right — and the size is too. For Compact nicely finished fearsomely dynamic and attacking given their size. Against Some midrange coarseness an expected lack of scale. Physical Characteristics Weight Approximate 1.