A complete, high quality music playback system that can handle all your digital music and that fits in any room, anywhere.
A pair of small active speakers. 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 great quality in the Audio 359 Small Set: AudioEngine's A2+ Premium Powered Speakers. Never before have small speakers sounded so great. Real bass with no tricks. Prepare yourself to be amazed, again and again. Yes, with these speakers you will appreciate the small things in life.
|Model||A2+ Premium Powered Speakers|
|Type||2.0 (stereo), Active Monitor, 2 way|
|Low Frequency Driver||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||Front ported/vented|
|Frequency Response||65 Hz - 22 kHz +/- 2.0 dB|
|Amplifier Type||Dual Class AB Monolithic|
|Power Output||60 W peak power total (15 W RMS / 30 W peak per channel), AES|
|Signal/Noise Ratio||>95 dB (typical A-weighted)|
|Distortion||THD+N < 0.05 % at all power settings|
|Crosstalk||- 50 dB|
|Audio Input||Simultaneous 3.5mm stereo mini-jack & RCA L/R|
|Audio Output||RCA variable line-out|
|DAC||USB 1.1 or higher input,|
TI/Burr Brown PCM2704C up to 16 bit / 48 kHz
|Protection||Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature,|
power on/off transient protection
|Power||External power supply|
|Main Power||Euro plug 115/240V 50/60Hz manually switchable|
|Weight||1.6 kg (left) - 1.4 kg (right)|
|Colors||Satin Black or High-Gloss White|
|Box Contents||(1) A2+ powered (left) speaker|
(1) A2+ passive (right) speaker
(1) Power supply
(1) Speaker wire (16AWG), 2 meters
(1) Detachable AC power cord
(1) 3.5mm mini-jack to mini-jack audio cable, 1.5 meters
(1) USB cable, 1.5 meters
(2) Microfiber speaker bag
(1) Microfiber cable bag
(1) Microfiber power supply bag
(1) Setup guide
(1) Product line brochure
Impressed & Stunned
I have never been more impressed with or more stunned by a component I've reviewed for Stereophile than I was with the Audioengine 2. The level of sound quality produced by this uncolored, detailed, articulate, and dynamic speaker, in all situations, was beyond reproach, and its ratio of value to cost borders on the criminal.
It extended my enjoyment of music into a new realm of portability that I hadn't before thought possible. I can't think of a single reason why every reader of this magazine should not go out right now and buy a pair of Audioengine 2s.
Actually, they sounded really good. Really good. I would have never thought that 6" desktop speakers could sound this good.
For $249 you get such quality sound it’s ridiculous. And what’s more, they sounded so good that I started listening to them instead of my main stereo—that’s how much I liked the A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers.
Gold Awesome Award
There’s also those of us who find listening to music an incredibly satisfying experience when we close our eyes, recline in our chairs, and listen. There’s simply nothing like it and fortunately for us, we have companies like Audioengine who have stepped in to produce speakers with a level of quality that could give us that experience.
The A2+ brings the clarity and dynamics audiophiles crave to a relatively affordable realm audiophile gear rarely visits.
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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