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Audioengine A5 Powered Speaker System Review

by April 05, 2006
Audioengine A5

Audioengine A5

  • Product Name: A5
  • Manufacturer: Audioengine
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: April 05, 2006 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 349
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Features 

  • iPod power charging port (Combo Port)
  • 2 audio inputs
  • Built-in power amplifier
  • Power outlet for Airport Express
  • Front panel volume control
  • Custom Kevlar woofers
  • Silk dome tweeters
  • Hand-built and tuned cabinets w/high-gloss furniture-grade finish
  • Magnetically shielded
  • 3 year transferable warranty
  • All cables included

Specifications  

  • Power output:  45W RMS/ 70W peak per channel (AES)
  • Inputs:  2 X 1/8" stereo mini-jack
  • Outputs:  USB Type A (power charging only)
  • Main voltages:  115/230V 50/60Hz switchable
  • Size (each): 10.0”(H) x 7.0” (W) x 7.75” (D)
  • Weight: 6.4Kg/14lbs (left), 4Kg/9lbs (right)
  • Amplifier type:  Dual Class AB monolithic
  • 5" Kevlar woofers with advanced voice coils
  • 20mm silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnet.
  • Signal-to-noise: >95dB (typical A-weighted)
  • THD: <0.05% at all power settings
  • Crosstalk: <50db
  • Frequency response: 60Hz-22kHz +/-1.5dB
  • Input impedance: 10K ohms unbalanced

Pros

  • Superb High End Sound Quality
  • Superb Build Quality
  • Beautiful Finish
  • High Quality Drivers

Cons

  • Not Really Portable
  • Too Good for iPod Use

Introduction

As a reviewer, one gets a chance to see, hear and play with a variety of equipment - some good and some not so good. Every now and then a product comes into your hands that takes you by surprise. The Audioengine 5 is one of those. Let’s face the facts; in the world of MP3 players and portable music systems, most of them leave a lot to be desired. This is not true of the Audioengine A5.

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