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Audioengine A2 Premium Powered Desktop Speaker - Pair (White)

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  • 6.5' (2 m) Speaker Cable (16 AWG)
  • 6.5' (2 m) 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Audio Cable
  • 8" (20 cm) 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Audio Cable
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Audioengine A2 Premium Powered Desktop Speaker - Pair (White) + Audioengine DS1 Desktop Stand Pair + Audioengine D1 24-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 4 x 6 inches ; 6.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000VKEFMS
  • Item model number: AUEA2W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 18, 2005

Product Description


Audioengine 2 (A2) Premium Powered Desktop Speakers is 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.

FEATURES:
  • Upgrade your Audio - Creating powered multimedia speakers to follow the Audioengine 5 was a challenge, but we feel we

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Customer Reviews

Hate to be a dissenter, but I don't think that the…Like others, I found that the sound does greatly improve, although not enough, when the speaker is tilted up at an angle. Read more ›
They are excellent! The sound is unbelievably good. Read more ›
The sound is quite decent and they worked flawlessly. I wish they were slightly louder, but they are plenty for a single medium-sized room. Read more ›
These are exceptional speakers. The sound is so good - even if you're not an audio expert, you'll hear and feel the difference with these. They also look good. Read more ›
I bought these to have high quality speakers for my internet radio and my…The quality is amazing for such small speakers, totally transforming the sound from my devices. Read more ›
They are small and look great on my desk next to my computer. The sound is nice and full. It's also very crisp. Read more ›
Granted the bass is not glass rattling, but we are talking…Just turn them up and ask your neighbors next door if they think the bass output is weak, there's your answer. Read more ›
If you listen to…At higher volumes it becomes less and less necessary, but with the speakers <5ft from your face, the volume needed to hear the bass clearly is painful. Read more ›
It would have been fantastic if it was a little more accessible, but I guess I'm spoiled…Overall sound 8.5 out of 10..... Even the bass is great in these little suckers. Read more ›
If you listen to music with any bass these are not the speakers for you. It would be one thing if the bass was just weak (expected from small speakers). Unfortunatly, it is… Read more ›
Forger crappy Logitech computer speakers, I had them and they are just…First, I can tell you bass is not huge with these speakers, but what can you expect with the size? Read more ›
These offer plenty of punch and a very solid bass thump for a two-piece set. Highly recommended if you're willing to stretch a little past the standard premium 2-piece set. Read more ›
These guys put out plenty of bass for my taste, however you shouldn't expect the lows…The volume levels are decent, and more than enough for most desktop configurations. Read more ›
Finely crafted, solidly built, strong and clean in appearance, these speakers demonstrate great range and distinction that can be heard even at very low volume. I've… Read more ›
But…Gloss lacquered MDF cabinets, quality gold plated terminals, a machined aluminum volume knob on a smooth and weighty volume pot....they just feel special and purposeful. Read more ›
The room has a lot of hard surfaces which brightens the…The amp creates reasonably good volume levels and didn't struggle with bass heavy tracks or big symphonic material. Read more ›
Perfect option for loud and high quality remote music. No subwoofer needed and the airport express plugs right into the back. Read more ›
They look good with their white wood cabinets, but eventually you realize that you paid $200 for some flat-sounding (which is good for some people) little speakers that… Read more ›
I…The mids and treble are very nice and smooth--no complaints there (though at around 900Hz and 4KHz, it could use around 3 to 5 dB of boost--again, moderate bandwidth/Q). Read more ›
I hate speakers that seem…As for the highs, they are good for me, and seem similar to my Polk RM6700's, which also have silk dome tweeters (note they are very directional). Read more ›
Very nice. As far as audio goes, good miss, sharp highs, deep bass, and surprisingly loud for their form factor. Really enjoy the accessories that come with this, like the… Read more ›
There is an add-on sub that can be purchased, but it is over…These speakers are good on the highs and I would advise you to purchase the speaker stands to reduce vibration. Read more ›
at…and for some reasons the bass got stronger after using for a while and now it is somehow even better than that BOSE's sound(Strong mids and lows but highs are bad)!!! Read more ›
My computer is against my neighbors bedroom wall, literally 2…These speakers have good highs and GREAT mid but less bass than most speakers, WITHOUT sounding distorted. Read more ›
Overall, amazing value. Can easily be used as portable speakers as well due to the quality travel bagels included in the price. Read more ›
I have very high end equipment and just bought this for my room and has great audio quality and some bass for such a a lille guy! Great value! Read more ›
The sound is fantastic at any volume and I'm constantly surprised at just how much volume I can get out of…The A2s are well worth the price and I highly recommend them. Read more ›
These little speakers are great. They are audiophile quality for a great price. Like most high end speakers they need to be broken in at first but that doesn't take long. Read more ›
PRO: Small Self-contained, self amplified, stereo pair with great build quality, finish, overall sound at reasonable volumes…I believe they are EXCELLENT COMPARATIVE VALUE. Read more ›
These are 200 dollars across the board. If you find a cheaper price, good for you. Otherwise, they are already a great deal for the price point. Read more ›
Let me start off with saying, these speakers look absolutely immaculate, the finish and design are perfect. But unfortunately that's not the primary function a speaker… Read more ›
After checking the connections, my…Great clarity across the spectrum, plenty of bass, perfect small size to sit on my desk and they are beautiful pieces of design. The… Read more ›
Amazing set of speakers. Beautiful, simple design in a very compact unit that produces rich room filling sound. We use them for listening to music around the house, as well… Read more ›
They won't provide…It's a true testament to the build quality of these monitors...sturdy (and classy) cabinetry, well designed drivers, and a pesky class AB internal amp. Read more ›
These speakers have a refreshingly simple design, and really nice, room-filling sound. They really don't need a subwoofer. Read more ›
Overall I would give these 3 stars for sound alone, considering their price, the overemphasized bass, the mid-range weakness, the mediocre amp that causes listening fatigue… Read more ›
One of the best valued products I've ever purchased. Awesome sound for compact size. You are not sacrificing anything for size! Read more ›
I compared the A2 with the Bose companion 20 used by a friend in a simmilar setup - look nice, have simmilar size and can get louder. Personaly got discouraged with the… Read more ›
After checking the connections, my…Great clarity across the spectrum, plenty of bass, perfect small size to sit on my desk and they are beautiful pieces of design. The… Read more ›
These sound amazing for their size. Not going to fill a room with sound but near field is flawless. Read more ›
A $2000 pair of speakers should…These are perfectly sized to fill a study or office with music and can be used either as computer monitors or to play directly from an iPod. Read more ›
So when I say that these speakers give you a lot of sound…They look great, they are powered, shielded, and a great size, and for me, they have an added benefit; low bass. Read more ›
Lovely sound, super great functionality- I use these with my turntable, ipod, iphone, etc. Indoors, outdoors, they're reasonably portable and easy to set up and sound great. I… Read more ›
The Audioengine speakers are definitely attractive, easy to set up and sound good. Unfortunately, the ones I purchased stopped working just after the timeframe to return… Read more ›
These speakers look great and sound even better... Easy to set up and very flexible for different scenarios. Bought the stand as well that places the speaker at a bit of an… Read more ›
But other than that, the sound quality is great, they are easy to set up, and I would buy them again if I had to. Read more ›
at first you won't notice strong bass like those BOSE speakers, but you will find the sound so clear and so balanced while still have enough bass. they just simply amazing,… Read more ›
After plugging them in and putting on some high sample MP3s and WAVS I was amazed! So much clarity, amazing highs, mids and decent lows for such a small 2.0 system. Highly… Read more ›
They're…Beautiful highs and midrange; a little light on the bass, but that's easy to change with your media player's equalizer (the speakers are more than up to the job). Read more ›
The lower midrange/upper bass is noticeably overemphasized for my desktop placement and required some tuning. Pads helped, but didn't entirely correct the problem, which… Read more ›
One simple tip to make the rear volume control easier to use, wrap it with a rubber band. Very easy now to adjust with my finger tips. I also recommend the desk stands if… Read more ›
Cons: The volume knob is in the back, making it difficult to control the sound The bass is horrible. Read more ›

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Jsnlee on April 20, 2010
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Having grown tired of the harsh and muddled sound of 2.1 systems and giving up space to accommodate them, I decided to "down grade" to a pure 2 channel setup with a smaller footprint. I initially considered an amp like the NuForce Icon to power a set of Paradigm Atoms, both of which I'm fairly familiar with, but I didn't want to go down that rabbit hole for my computer. I just wanted something that sounded good without having to get lavish.

After a bunch of research, I was surprised to find out how little there is in terms of quality powered monitors for computer audio these days. I would have thought that high end makers would have adopted the new format by now, but apparently I'm mistaken. Thankfully, I stumbled across Audioengine's A2. It truly is an audiophile's computer speaker system. I won't get into the technical specs, but these little speakers sing. They're small enough to be comparable to desktop satellites and can extend low enough to offer full range near field playback. They won't provide thunderous bass, but they will lay out a nice little soundstage for you and play back music clearly, accurately, and with life. It's a true testament to the build quality of these monitors...sturdy (and classy) cabinetry, well designed drivers, and a pesky class AB internal amp. I'm glad someone stepped up to the plate for this market. My favorite thing about these speakers is that I can have both my Mac Mini and Windows 7 gaming box connected at the same time...1 via silver RCA cables, and the other via a silver 3.5 mm cable.

There have been a couple of recent entries into this market, most notably from B&W, but at 2.5 the price, I'd be hard pressed to say they're going to be much better than these A2s.

I'm thoroughly impressed by these little monitors.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Alex Klein on January 9, 2009
Being a musician, when I was looking for speakers I wanted to find the best two piece set with the best sound. I did tons of research, and there is no doubt these are the best. They have amazing sound quality, however the bass in not overly loud for hip-hop and such. If they are placed close to a wall the bass gets much more distinct, whereas when they are freestanding in the middle of a room they are less loud. Overall, would DEFINITELY recommend these; you will not be disappointed.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Odle on December 27, 2011
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After listening to these for about 3 weeks, I assumed they were just about fully broken in. However, I noticed more and more change as the weeks went by. I do lower the bass settings on my eq from my Asus Xonar DS card a couple of notches while they are sitting in front of me on my desktop on the a2 stands. This also have to do with upgrading the interconnect cable. I am using a Audioquest Evergreen mini-rca cable and noticed a more precise and fuller sound. I also upgraded the power cable. Be careful though some power cables will make the powered speaker run pretty darn hot. I recommend the picky audiophile to just get a very short standard power cable. But if you just have to, keep a note on matching a thicker power cable. I was using a 14-guage power cable and the volume knob became real hot as well. I was not experiencing this with a PS Audio Power Punch which is 12 gauge (no idea why.) I also noticed a difference hooking up the passive speaker with a length from a bulk run of Audioquest 16 guage wire. More clear and balanced matched with the Evergreen. Audioquest are not my all time favorite or anything, but for my budget I love them. What I quickly began to admire about them was how consistent the sound quality I was getting from these little gems for hours on end. Partially due to the silk dome tweeters I imagine. I like a good metal dome on some speakers too though. Soft dome is your best bet for longer listening sessions, in my opinion. Listening sessions have been with Windows 7 64-bit operating system with J. River Media Center. I highly recommend that program for a boost in performance. It's $50.00 price tag is justified. Free one month trial.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Michael K. Lemmon on January 30, 2009
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These speakers have a refreshingly simple design, and really nice, room-filling sound. They really don't need a subwoofer. Very high quality construction and connectors. Highly recommended alternative to all the ugly plastic computer speakers that need a subwoofer.

Would rate five stars but amazon's review system doesn't let me update that!

The first set of these speakers I bought had an unsightly logo on the front. I contacted customer service and they said that a small batch of those had made it into production, but they would exchange it for free. They shipped me a new set right away. Really great service. These are speakers you will keep for a lifetime.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Pamela R. Heath on October 1, 2010
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These speakers aren't cheap. Nor are they able to withstand physical abuse. I've seen other computer speakers you can bounce on the floor and be fine. Not these. There's a reason why they come beautifully packaged in Styrofoam and cloth bags. Any shaking or accidental push on the front speaker mesh and you could get that distorted hum/rattling sound other reviewers have mentioned. In addition, Audioengine claims all cables are included. Technically speaking, they're correct. They do include two short, flimsy, poor quality cables (neither of them with the stereo RCA jack). One worked okay, but the other gave me a loud hum unless I got it just so. Given the cost of the speakers, it would have been nice to have something better. I ended up replacing them quickly with a quality HOSA cable, and could hear the difference.

I should also say that the size of these speakers is NOT what Amazon lists (they say 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.8 inches). Wrong. They're actually 4 1/8 inches wide by 6 1/8 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches deep. I was expecting a little cube type speaker. They're not that small.

Given everything I've said, you might wonder why the 5 stars. When they're treated with care and delicacy and kept safe (I don't fully trust the speaker stands that they sell for these speakers), the sound is amazing. There are a lot of professional website reviewers who were wowed by them, and I can see why. Their glowing comments were right. I hooked it to a Creative X-Fi card in a small computer room to replace a 4.1 Klipsch system. Despite the lack of a separate sub-woofer (which you can buy if you're loaded with cash), music is rich and full. In fact, it's so good, that you'll soon realize how varied the recording quality is for different sources of music.
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