AudioEngine A2
So back in Feb 2006 we featured AudioEngines A5s. These things are were kick ass and super notable due to the top loading headphone and USB jack, and rear AC plug for Airport Express or whatever you wanna plug in. To get themselves onto computer desktops and into dorm rooms, they’ve crafted a new set of speakers called the A2s. They’ve removed a few features while maintaining the same sound quality (review to come) and dropped the price point to a more palatable $199. You won’t get the AC plug or USB input, but you’ll score a mini-jack and RCA input. For $150 less I’d gladly sacrifice the power adapter and hold on to the bullet proof woofers.

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Key Features:

  • 2 audio inputs (RCA and mini-jack)
  • Built-in power amps (left speaker)
  • Kevlar woofers for super low end
  • Silk tweeters for smooth highs
  • High-quality speaker connectors
  • Auto-sleep power saving mode
  • Hand-built cabinets with high-gloss finish
  • Video-shieldedAll cables included

Audio Engine A2 InputsAudioEngine Speaker Closeup

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."