A complete, high quality music playback system that can handle all your digital music.
A pair of active, compact monitor style speakers on matching stands. An autonomous player/streamer with dedicated high resolution DAC.
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Speakers are the most important element of any music playback system. That is why we include speakers of exceptional quality in the Audio 359 Set One: AudioEngine's top of the line A5+ Premium Powered Speakers. Since the A5's appeared in 2005 they received rave reviews all over the world. The A5+ model came out in 2011 and managed to further improve upon this classic. Prepare yourself to be amazed and to fall in love. Yes, these speakers are that good.
|Model||A5+ Premium Powered Speakers|
|Depth||23 cm (left) - 20 cm (right)|
|Type||2.0 (stereo), Active Monitor, 2 way|
|Low Frequency Driver||12.7 cm kevlar woven glass aramid composite woofer|
with rubber surrounds & advanced voice coil
|High Frequence Driver||1.9 cm ferro fluid cooled silk dome tweeter|
with neodymium magnet
|Bass Port||Rear ported/vented|
|Frequency Response||50 Hz - 22 kHz +/- 1.5 dB|
|Amplifier Type||Dual Class AB Monolithic|
|Signal/Noise Ratio||>95 dB (typical A-weighted)|
|Distortion||THD+N < 0.05 % at all power settings|
|Crosstalk||- 50 dB|
|Power Transformers||Gapless core torroidal transformers|
|Volume Control||Wireless Remote & Standard Knob|
|Audio Input||Simultaneous 3.5mm stereo mini-jack & RCA L/R|
|Audio Output||RCA variable line-out|
|Protection||Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature,|
power on/off transient protection, replaceable external main fuse
|Main Power||Euro plug 115/240V 50/60Hz manually switchable|
|Weight||7 kg (left) - 4.4 kb (right)|
|Material||Coated MDF or Solid Carbonized Bamboo|
|Colors||Satin Black, High-Gloss White or Solid Carbonized Bamboo|
|Box Contents||(1) A5+ powered (left) speaker|
(1) A5+ passive (right) speaker
(1) Remote control
(1) Speaker wire (16AWG), 3.75 meters
(1) Detachable AC power cord
(1) 3.5mm mini-jack to mini-jack audio cable, 2 meters
(1) RCA to RCA audio cable, 2 meters
(2) Cloth speaker bag
(1) Cloth cable bag
(1) Setup guide
(1) Product line brochure
A timely upgrade has made the A5+ speakers slightly bigger, noticeably better and far more flexible than the originals. Tight, well-marshalled bass. Good sonic detail.
8 / 10
Rich, detailed, room-filling sound that bests speakers costing twice as much. Once you listen to them, you’ll wonder how your ears tolerated anything else.
An Epic Mini-System
This tiny system really trumped some of the larger systems out there costing thousands more. The bass that comes from these speakers is tight, controlled and accurate. If you're on the fence about jumping into this hobby, this is a great place to start. Hell, it's a great place to finish, too.
I'd say that the Audioengine A5+'s give you more than you've given Audioengine. They strike me as the proverbial audiophile bargain capable of delivering musical satisfaction on most levels that count.
If you listen to a wide variety of music in terms of sound quality from streaming services to HD downloads and you like to listen often, paying attention to what and how musicians do what they do, and you enjoy being carried away by the sum of all that goodness (meaning you're also not doing anything else while you're listening), add a DAC.
I’ve been a fan of Audioengine’s A5's since I first laid ears on them in 2006. The A5+'s are worthy successors to the original. I enjoyed their lower-end punch when listening to rock and pop tracks. At the same time, the lows and lower-mids don’t overshadow the highs — the higher frequencies are clearly present.
The fantastic, audiophile-friendly Audioengine A5+ speakers sound powerful without a thunderous subwoofer or booming bass.
Speaker placement and room accoustics decide whether your system reaches its full potential. Putting compact monitor style speakers on stands, away from back and side walls and out of corners, makes them sound at their best. Using stands you can create the perfect listening triangle so that everything sounds just right. Experimenting with speaker placement will furthermore encourage you to take some room accoustics into account. The matching speaker stands included in the Audio 359 Set One are an essential element to achieve true high end sound.
|Top plate||22 cm x 16.5 cm|
|Bottom plate||25 cm x 25 cm|
|Top spikes||4 adjustable counter spikes|
|Bottom spikes||4 large adjustable spikes|
|Extras||Cable management system|
Skidproof rubber pads
|Weight||6.5 kg each|
|Colors||Black, White or Silver|
|Box Contents||(2) Top plates|
(2) Bottom plates
(2) Large poles
(2) Small poles
(4) Counter spikes
(4) Large base spikes
(1) Screws kit
(1) Mounting instructions
Today, digital audio files and streams offer the best possible sound quality combined with unparalleled ease of use and flexibility. The Audio 359 player/streamer unit is the heart that processes digital audio and converts it to an analogue signal that is fed to the speakers. It controls what you hear. It works together with all your existing devices, computers, tablets, smartphones and others, playing music stored on them or streamed through them. But the player also operates fully autonomous, playing the music stored locally on it, or streaming network streams directly. The Audio 359 unit is based on open hardware and open software, carefully constructed out of perfectly matching components.
|Hardware||Raspberry Pi B+ with HifiBerry DAC+|
|Software||Volumio 1.51 Customized Raspbian GNU/Linux|
|DAC||192 kHz / 24 bit Burr-Brown Delta Sigma I2S TI PCM5122|
|Volume Control||Lossless hardware volume control|
|Wired Network||10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet RJ45|
|Wireless Network||2.4 Mhz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wifi|
|CPU||700 Mhz ARM v6|
|HD||Removeable 8 Gb Micro SD Card for upgradeable OS|
|Music Storage||Removeable 64 Gb USB 2.0 Memory Stick|
Store ~200 uncompressed albums locally
|User Interface||Web UI accessible from any device|
|File Formats||FLAC, ALAC, MP3, AAC, WAV|
|Network Streaming||Samba (Windows) or NFS connected NAS|
|Main Power||Euro plug power supply, 115/240V 50/60Hz, USB 5.25V 2A|
|Dimensions||14 cm x 9 cm x 4 cm|
|Casing||Translucent perplex with aluminium hardware|
|Box Contents||(1) Fully assembled unit|
(1) USB power supply, detachable, 2 meters
(1) Short cable, 1 meter
(1) Getting started guide
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