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The new Audioengine A5+ Wireless is the 3rd generation of the A5 legacy, spanning over 13 years, and delivers the powerful audio performance, aesthetic quality, and wireless functionality that Audioengine is well known for.
The signature Audioengine look and sound of the best-selling A5+ has now been upgraded with Bluetooth aptX-HD, allowing you to stream 24-bit high resolution audio over Bluetooth with extended range! We continue to use class A/B custom analog amps in all of our powered speakers, along with custom silk tweeters, kevlar drivers, and hand built and finished wood cabinets. This attention to detail is what separates Audioengine from all the mass produced, plastic speakers on the market today. Quality. Simplicity. Value.
Audioengine designs and manufactures our own speaker drivers and other critical components. In other words, A5+ Wireless is not a “box-built” system with off-the-shelf parts, but includes custom-designed components constructed to our specifications. What we do not fabricate directly inside our factories we have made to our specific designs – parts such as circuit boards, transformers, magnets, and wiring harnesses, for example.
The speaker cabinets, drivers, innovative bass port designs, amplifiers, and passive crossovers are all critically tuned together for each Audioengine model. This, in turn, makes for a much more efficient system that requires less power than passive speakers and a separate integrated amplifier or similar A/V components. We build all this goodness into the left speaker cabinet to make it super-easy to connect your smartphone, tablet, computer, TV, network player – or any other audio product.
We’ve taken features from two of our best-selling products, the B1 aptX® Bluetooth® Receiver and the D1 24-bit DAC, and combined some of this circuitry with advanced speaker components to achieve a complete high-end analog and digital audio system.
The Bluetooth built into the A5+ Wireless powered speakers features aptX coding which is an advanced Bluetooth audio codec with very impressive sound. And even if your phone or tablet doesn’t have aptX, the A5+ Wireless Bluetooth solution is backwards-compatible with SBC and AAC codecs, so you can wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device and still enjoy all your music. High-fidelity Bluetooth aptX that really works and sounds great. Here’s why:
Extended wireless range – Most Bluetooth implementations have very limited range, typically within just one room. But with careful signal management circuitry and antenna tuning, we offer a superior solution that has up to 3 times the range of standard Bluetooth for multi-room use, with no degradation in audio quality.
24-bit DAC – A5+ Wireless’s Bluetooth receiver input utilizes the AKM AK4396A DAC, widely known for its low-noise and high-fidelity. The AK4396A is used as an upsampling DAC and will pad all bit depths to 24-bits, achieving a higher signal-to-noise ratio and lower noise floor. Due to the high signal-to-noise specs of the AK4396A, the fact that digital signal is upsampled to 24-bits – as well as the added benefit of onboard triple redundancy power source conversion and filtering – the A5+ Wireless Bluetooth implementation presents impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics with a noticeable improvement over other Bluetooth devices.
The amplifiers in powered Audioengine speakers are located in the left speaker and are a conservatively-rated class A/B analog monoblock design. This is a more traditional speaker/amplifier marriage which provides excellent quality audio and greater flexibility. All circuit boards for the power and preamp sections are vertically mounted for maximum mechanical shock protection.
Audioengine uses audiophile-quality, ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets. Silk tweeters hold up well under high power and the edge-driven design gives very smooth response. The woofers are Kevlar woven glass aramid composite with rubber surrounds. Kevlar is obviously very strong, which means the woofer retains its shape when being driven at high levels. The A5+ Wireless woofers are housed in cast aluminum frames which provide high rigidity and increased heat dispersion.
Power transformers are critical to to high-quality audio performance, especially in the low-end and again, no off-the-shelf parts. Audioengine uses gapless core toroidal transformers which have a tighter radiated magnetic field, translating to lower noise. They are lighter than standard, lower-cost “EI” transformers and also generate less heat.
Both of A5+ Wireless speaker drivers are directly magnetically-shielded.
|Tweeter Composition||Silk Dome|
|Woofer Composition||Kevlar® Cone|
|Type||2.0 powered (active) bookshelf-style speaker system|
|Power Output||150W peak power total (50W RMS / 75W peak per channel), AES|
|Inputs||3.5mm stereo mini-jack, RCA L/R|
|Input Voltages||115/240V, 50/60Hz manually switchable|
|Amplifier Type||Dual Class AB monolithic|
|Drivers||5″ aramid fiber woofers, 3/4″ silk dome tweeters|
|SNR||>95dB (typical A-weighted)|
|THD+N||<0.05% at all power settings|
|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|
|Power Consumption||Idle: 10W; Mute: 6W; Sleep: 4W|
|Environmental Requirements||Operating temperature: 32 degrees F to 95 degrees F; Non-operating temperature: -4 degrees F to 113 degrees F; Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing|
|Included Accessories||(1) Remote control, (1) Antenna, (1) Speaker wire (16AWG), 4 meters (~13ft), (1) Detachable AC power cord, (1) Mini-jack audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5ft), (1) RCA audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5ft), (2) Microfiber speaker bags, (1) Microfiber cable bag, (1) Quickstart guide, (1) Product line brochure|
|Internal D/A Converter||AKM AK4396|
|Input Bit Depth||24-bits upsampled|
|Bluetooth Receiver Type||Bluetooth 5.0 audio|
|Supported Codecs||aptX HD, aptX low latency, aptX, AAC, SBC|
|Wireless Operation Range||Up to 100ft (30m) typical|
|Input Data Rate||Determined by Bluetooth|
|Wireless Latency||~30 milliseconds (ms)|
|Dimensions (each speaker HWD)||Left – 10.75″ (27cm) x 7″ (18cm) x 9″ (23cm); Right – 10.75″ (27cm) x 7″ (18cm) x 7.75″ (20cm)|
|Weight (LEFT speaker)||15.4 lbs (7 kg)|
|Weight (RIGHT speaker)||9.6 lbs (4.4 kg)|
|Shipping Weight||31 lbs (14 kg)|
|Shipping Box Dimensions||15″ (38cm) x 22″ (56cm) x 11.5″ (29cm)|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||25|
|Frequency Response||50Hz - 22kHz|
|Enclosure Material||Vinyl Wrapped MDF|
|Color Finish Name||Black|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 Year|
|Usb Connection Type||Type B|
|Speaker Connector Type||5-Way (Universal) Binding Posts|
|RMS Power Handling (Watts)||150|
|Enclosure Type||Bass Reflex|
|Maximum Power Handling (Watts)||150|
|Number of Speakers||2|
|Speaker Type||Powered Stereo Speakers|