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Audioengine A5 Powered White Desktop Speakers - A5W

Abt Model: A5W | UPC Code: 819955070019
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150W Peak Power Total (50W RMS / 75W Peak Per Channel)/ USB Power Charging (ComboPort)/ 2 Audio Inputs/ Built-In Power Amps In Left Speaker/ Front Panel Volume Control/ 5" Kevlar Woofers/ Silk Tweeters/ Auto-Sleep Power Saving Mode/ Video Shielded/ Subwoofer Outputs/ White Finish/ Price Per Pair
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Audioengine A5 Powered White Desktop Speakers, Model A5W

Audioengine 5 (A5) Premium Powered Bookshelf Speakers - Award-winning sound and the Perfect Audio Upgrade! Real speakers for all your music. Audioengine 5 is wireless-ready and works with all your music.

Key Features:

  • Efficient
    Power amplifiers are built inside the left speaker, saving space and power
  • Versatile
    Includes truly useful features and sounds great in any room
  • No Receiver? No Problem!
    For listening to real stereo sound Audioengine is all you need. If you want awesome powered speakers for your MP3 player, computer, game console, TV or DVD player but don't want a bulky receiver/amp hogging up your space, Audioengine is the perfect solution
  • Small Speakers, Big Bass
    You won't hear any enhanced super-mega-hyper-monster boomy bass from these powered speakers. The low end from the Audioengine 5 is real bass, very near to the originally-recorded music. From rap to classical to movies, you'll get tight, punchy bass with an awesome growl that will make you smile - regardless of the volume level
  • Natural Mids and Dynamic Highs
    The way Audioengine speakers duplicate a music soundstage is really cool. We had all these great adjectives written up to describe the midrange and highs (buzz phrases like "tonal accuracy with transparent clarity, excellent detail and harmonic correctness"), but they all just seemed overused and sort of lame. Our goal was to bring you the sound as it was originally mixed in the studio. Vocals are clearly placed and each instrument occupies its own space, making the speakers seem invisible to your ears. We feel that we've succeeded in our goal and hope you agree!
  • Brawn, Brains and Beauty
    Kevlar woofers for powerful bass, silk dome tweeters for smooth highs, built-in power amplifiers, truly useful connections, and a clean industrial design all allow the Audioengine 5 to integrate perfectly in your living room, bedroom, or desktop. Custom-designed and handcrafted wood cabinets with high-gloss professional piano finish make the Audioengine5 a true workof art
  • Wireless-ready!
    The Audioengine 5 has a built-in AC power outlet on the rear panel and a USB power port on the top panel thats perfect for powering wireless products to stream your music. Check out the Audioengine W1 Wireless Audio Adapter, Sonos, Squeezebox, or Apple's Airport Express for high- quality wireless options. The AC outlet is also ideal for powering other portable and home A/V equipment and a second auxiliary mini-jack is conveniently located nearby
  • Built-in USB Charging
    Designed for ease of setup and versatility, Audioengine 5 speakers have a built-in power port for iPod charging while listening to your music or watching movies. Plug an iPod dock or iPod directly into the ComboPort™ and you're ready to rock (or roll). The ComboPort™ charger is compatible with all iPods and other products that charge via USB
  • Hear the Difference
    The Audioengine 5 Premium Powered Bookshelf Speaker System sets a new level of audio and aesthetic quality. Even if you're not an audio enthusiast, we guarantee you will still hear a difference!

Features:

  • USB power charging (ComboPort)
  • 2 audio inputs
  • Built-in power amps in left speaker
  • Rear panel AC outlet
  • Front panel volume control
  • Kevlar woofers for super low end
  • Silk tweeters for smooth highs
  • Subwoofer outputs
  • High-quality speaker connectors
  • Auto-sleep power saving mode
  • Hand-finished cabinets
  • Video shielded
  • All cables included

Specifications:

  • Type: 2.0 powered (active) bookshelf-style speaker system
  • Power Output: 150W peak power total (50W RMS / 75W peak per channel), AES
  • Inputs: Dual 1/8" stereo mini-jacks
  • Outputs: USB Type A (power charging only), RCA L/R audio (full-range, non-adjustable)
  • Voltages: 115/240V, 50/60Hz manually switchable
  • Amplifier Type: Dual Class AB monolithic
  • Drivers: 5" Kevlar woofers, 20mm silk dome tweeters
  • Signal-to-noise: >95dB (typical A-weighted)
  • THD: <0.05% at all power settings
  • Crosstalk: <50db
  • 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

Works With:

  • AirPort Express and other wireless systems
  • iPod and all other music players
  • Internet radio and network music systems
  • Apple Universal Dock and otherdocks/remotes
  • Desktop computers, laptops, notebooks
  • Flat panel TVs
  • Mobile phones and PDAs with music players
  • CD and DVD players
  • Videogame consoles
  • Digital radio and satellite receivers
  • All products with 1/8" mini-jack or RCA outputs

What's Included:

  • AC power cable
  • 1/8" audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5ft)
  • (2) 1/8" audio cables, 20cm (~8")
  • 1/8" to RCA "Y" adapter cable
  • USB power extender cable, 1 meter (~3.28ft)
  • Speaker wire (16AWG), 3.75 meters (~12.3ft)
  • Detachable AC power cable
  • Drawstring cable bag
  • Drawstring speaker bags
  • (2) High-density foam isolation pads
  • Setup Guide

Material and Construction:

  • 1" thick MDF cabinet
  • 5" Kevlar woofers with advanced voice coils
  • 20mm silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
  • Torroidal power transformers

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 10"
  • Width: 7"
  • Depth: 7.75"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 23 lbs
  • Shipping: 27 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Three Year Parts and Labor
More reasons to buy the Audioengine A5W from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Audioengine A5W is Brand New.
  • The Audioengine A5W Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
Amplifier TypeDual Class AB monolithic
ConnectivityUSB
Enclosure MaterialMDF
Impedance10 ohms
Number of Audio Inputs2
Power150 watts
RMS Output Power50 watts
Speaker TypeBookshelf
Voltage115/240 Volts
Woofer Size (inches)5"
Height (inches)10"
Width (inches)7"
Depth (inches)7.75"
  

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Audioengine A5 Powered Black Desktop Pair Speakers
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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      4.0

      Great PC speaker!!

      By Pheno

      from New York

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Connectivity
      • Good quality of sound
      • Nice design

      Cons

      • Too big heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audioengine A5 Powered White Desktop Speakers:

        This is quite amazing speaker.
        I am very much satisfied with quality of sound, various inputs and easy connection, and it really goes well with apple's airport express.
        However, it is somewhat bigger and heavier than expected. and sometimes, I could hear "tik" sound once in a while when the speaker is idle.

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        5.0

        Audioengine A5 for remote use in a porch

        By Audioengine Fan

        from Illinois

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Audioengine A5 Powered Black Desktop Pair Speakers:

          Great product. I have some Bose speakers that cost more but have the same level of quality

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A Classy Act [...]

          By RhubarbMan

          from Oak Park, IL

          About Me Audiophile, Design Quality Hog, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy Setup
          • Easy to Mount
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality
          • High Quality Construction

          Cons

          • Slightly too much bass

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Larger Rooms
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Audioengine A5 Powered Black Desktop Pair Speakers:

          I did quite a bit of homework before purchasing these A5s, after which I anticipated good build quality, excellent sonic performance for the money, and ease of installation & use with my i-Pod. I can now report that I've not been disappointed at all, and as intended, I have the speakers set up in my dining area - great for entertaining/ambient music or for more serious listening. [...] clear/simple instructions. The A5s are very simple to set up too, and they're quite small & inconspicuous physically (that's why I wanted active speakers - max sound for least clutter - the more invisible the better). In my situation (2nd story wood-floor dining room in an old house), I decided to use 30" high speaker stands, to get an optimum balance while seated/standing. The business end (amp/power supply) of the speaker pair is quite heavy, and needs support from a fairly sturdy speaker stand with a good sized base (at least 4" square, I'd say), especially if you prefer an arrangement that doesn't involve drilling holes or spikes into the base of your speakers (euuch). Speakers come with a thin layer of flexible rubber on the base, which obviously helps reduce unwanted vibration/resonance elsewhere, but is sufficiently flexible to accommodate the speaker wire when it runs up through your speaker stand base plate, as mine does (if you decided to upgrade your speaker cable to something thicker (assuming your signal source isn't the limiting factor for sound quality), this might be an obstacle, in which case you could add additional rubber feet to the underside of each speaker to provide extra clearance.Sonically, the A5s are every bit as good as I'd hoped, and much better than any boom box or other 'ipod-docking unit' I've previously owned. They're clearly not audiophile quality, but then you'd have to fork out at least twice the $s to get a really meaningful increase in sound quality - whether using active or passive speakers with a separate amp.Conclusion - if you don't have a lot of space, if you don't have megabucks to spend, if you don't like unnecessary clutter, and you just want to plug in your i-pod (or a friend/visitor's ipod), or listen to the radio on your ipod Nano, this is a great sound solution, and I strongly recommend it.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Abt staff were responsive, friendly and helpful, and the product appeared at the store pickup desk very promptly.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow!

          By Mike

          from Newport News, VA

          About Me Musically Inclined, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Crisp Sound
          • Easy To Connect
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Audioengine A5 Powered Black Desktop Pair Speakers:

            I listen to most of my music on my computer. I burn my CDs to FLAC (a lossless audio codec which does not degrade the music in any way) and then put them away in storage. I realized that my speakers were not up to snuff and started researching. Every review I read about the A5s raved about their value and quality. While technically not a computer speaker, I will say that if you have the room to put them in your work area, you will not be disappointed. They arrived beautifully packaged in clever little cloth satchels. They were easily set up and hooked up to the computer. After a few minutes it was time to power up the computer and listen. The sound was amazing. I am not sure I would have believed that my computer would rival the stereo in my theater when it comes to sound quality, but it does. Granted the A5s are working in a smaller space, but they are wonderfully warm. I am sure that these would accurately reproduce the lossy audio on an MP3 player better than most speakers dedicated to that task. The price is very fair for the quality you get. The build quality is flawless and the packaging and the cables included are more than adequate. I am sure these would work well in a bedroom, the kitchen, a small office or den. Again this is a purchase I would gladly make again.

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            Audioengine A5 Powered White Desktop Speakers

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