Monday, November 4th 2013

Audioengine Introduces New Desktop Speakers

Audioengine today announced the Audioengine 2+ (A2+) Premium Powered Desktop Speakers. The award-winning Audioengine 2 speakers just got better. With a built-in digital-to-analog converter (DAC), the Audioengine 2+ allows you to bypass your computer's headphone output and send music directly through USB for improved sound.

Upgrade your audio
The Audioengine 2+ sets a new standard for computer audio and these small, but high-performance speakers are the perfect upgrade for your computer.

"We designed the A2+ with the same philosophy as our other products - great sound, simple setup, and operation" says Audioengine Director, Dave Evans. "The A2+ upgrades are based on customer and dealer feedback and I feel we've achieved our goal without altering the fundamental design and sound of the original A2."

Versatile and efficient
The A2+ was designed for your desktop but their superb soundstage and imaging also makes them the perfect choice to fill a room. An output to connect a subwoofer is included and you can even go wireless with our W3 adapter. 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.

Simple setup
Setup is easy. Just plug the left speaker into a power outlet and connect the included speaker wire from left to right. We've included multiple inputs for easy connection to your computer or iDevice. All cables needed are included, there's no software to install, and A2+ works with any computer or music player.

"The Audioengine 2+ is another step forward for powered speakers and a very affordable upgrade for your music," says Brady Bargenquast, Audioengine Director. "As is the goal with our other products, the A2+ offers quality and performance not generally seen in other speakers in this price range."

Features
  • Built-in analog power amplifiers
  • Dual analog audio inputs
  • USB audio input
  • Variable audio output
  • Works with Mac or PC, no software to install
  • Designed for desktop use, but will fill a room
Differences between the A2+ and original A2
  • USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC)
  • Variable audio output (connect a sub or one of our wireless adapters)
  • Upgraded speaker connectors
  • Standard 1/4" threaded inserts for wall mounts
  • Upgraded power supply
  • Upgraded accessory cables
Pricing and availability
The Audioengine 2+ (A2+) Premium Powered Desktop Speakers have a retail price of US $249 per pair. A2+ is available now and can be purchased from over 500 authorized worldwide resellers or online direct.
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8 Comments on Audioengine Introduces New Desktop Speakers

#1
erocker
Looking forward to seeing a review on these. The A2's came out 6 or 7 years ago and some folks quite liked them.
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#2
buggalugs
They are pretty good but I wish they put the volume /on/off knob on the front like the 5 series They give you a remote but I lost it......
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#3
1c3d0g
Then that's not their problem if you can't keep track of your crap. :shadedshu
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#4
twicksisted
I've got White audioengine A2's and they awesome... would love to upgrade to the A5+ ... not that the A2's are lacking for my usage though.
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#5
1d10t
One of the best speaker out there,with transparent and well balanced sound in such affordable prices :)
So they moving active now eh,that makes them direct competitor with the elusive Epoz Aktimate Mini :D
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#6
BumbleBee
I saw these at TAVES. the DAC can only do 16-bit and the volume pot is on the rear which will annoy you to no end.
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#7
arterius2
lmao first I thought these were real speakers, then I googled the name and they were like this big -> . , and I LOL'd.
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#8
Fourstaff
by: arterius2
lmao first I thought these were real speakers, then I googled the name and they were like this big -> . , and I LOL'd.
How are these not real speakers :confused:
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