Audioengine A5+ 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Satin Black, Pair)

BH #AUA5PB • MFR #A5+B
Audioengine A5+ 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Satin Black, Pair)
Key Features
  • Up to 100W RMS / 150W Peak Power
  • 2-Way Rear-Ported Design
  • 5" Composite Woofer & 0.75" Silk Tweeter
  • 50 Hz to 22 kHz Frequency Response
Enjoy audio from your favorite sources with this pair of satin black Audioengine A5+ 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers. They output up to 100W of total RMS power and are equipped with a 5" aramid-fiber glass composite woofer and a 0.75" silk dome tweeter to provide full-range audio. A USB port lets you power an optional wireless module or charge your smartphone or tablet during playback. The speakers can be mounted via 1/4"-20 threaded inserts on their bottom panels.
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Audioengine A5+ Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Cabinets
  • 3Furniture-Grade Finish
  • 4Custom Components
  • 5Based on Studio Monitor Designs
  • 6Efficient Integrated Design
  • 7USB Power
  • 8Amplifier Design
  • 9Driver Designs
  • 10Shielding
  • 11Power Transformers
  • 12Protection Circuitry
  • 13Additional Features

Enjoy audio from your favorite sources with this pair of satin black Audioengine A5+ 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers. They output up to 100W of total RMS power and are equipped with a 5" aramid-fiber glass composite woofer and a 0.75" silk dome tweeter to provide full-range audio. A USB port lets you power an optional wireless module or charge your smartphone or tablet during playback. The speakers can be mounted via 1/4"-20 threaded inserts on their bottom panels.

Cabinets

To minimize unwanted resonances and distortion, Audioengine cabinets have 0.5" thick high-resin MDF walls with extensive internal bracing. Heavy internal sound-damping material is used to reduce unwanted sound reflections inside the cabinet. All cabinet edges are rounded which look great and reduce high-frequency diffraction effects on the front baffles.

Furniture-Grade Finish

The A5+ cabinets are available in several handsome finishes, offering a wide choice for complementing room furnishings.

Custom Components

Audioengine designs and manufactures their own tweeters, woofers, and other critical components. In other words, these are not "box built" speakers with off-the-shelf parts, but custom-designed to their specifications. What they do not fabricate directly in their factory is made to their designs (parts such as transformers, magnets, and wiring harnesses, for example). The cabinets, drivers, bass port designs, amplifiers, and crossovers are all painstakingly tuned together for each Audioengine model. This, in turn, makes for a much more efficient system that requires much less power than passive speakers and a separate integrated amplifier or similar A/V components.

Based on Studio Monitor Designs

Studio monitor speakers are used by producers and engineers in recording and production studios. They are designed with a theoretical flat frequency response, which allows the engineer to create a final mix in such a way that the recorded music will sound good on most other speakers. Although Audioengine speakers are not designed to be up-close, or "nearfield" studio monitors, they carry over much of the same higher-end technology, components, and design philosophy for all Audioengine speaker systems.

Efficient Integrated Design

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. They 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.

USB Power

The Audioengine A5+ includes a 5V, 500mA USB power supply for charging portable devices while listening to your music. The USB connector allows you to charge and power your smartphone, tablet, Audioengine wireless adapters, or any other USB powered product. USB is for power only, not USB audio or data transfer.

Amplifier Design

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.

Driver Designs

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 aramid fiber woven glass composite with rubber surrounds. Aramid fiber is obviously very strong, which means that the woofer retains its shape when being driven at high levels. The speaker materials and construction are robust enough to stand up to some serious thrashing, so speaker grilles are not needed and they will sound and look great after many years of use.

Shielding

Both drivers are directly video shielded and allow you to place the speakers within a few inches of a video monitor. This shielding also offers protection for hard-drive digital music players.

Power Transformers

Power transformers are a large contributor to the overall audio performance, especially in the low end. Again, no off-the-shelf parts. Audioengine uses gapless core toroidal transformers which have a tighter radiated magnetic field, directly translating to lower noise. They are lighter than standard, lower-cost transformers and also generate less heat.

Protection Circuitry

  • Output current limiting
  • Thermal over-temperature
  • Power on/off transient protection
  • Replaceable external main fuse

Additional Features

  • Variable RCA line out
  • USB 1.1 and higher charging support
UPC: 819955230031

Audioengine A5+ Specs

Speaker System
Speaker Configuration2-Way
Amplifier Power Rating100 W RMS
150 W Peak
Drivers1 x 5" / 127 mm Woven Aramid-Fiber/Kevlar Woofer (per Speaker)
1 x 0.75" / 19.05 mm Silk Dome Tweeter (per Speaker)
Enclosure TypeBass-Reflex
Ports1 x Rear-Firing (per Speaker)
Frequency Response50 Hz to 22 kHz (±1.5 dB)
Magnetic ShieldingYes
Wired ConnectivityActive, Left:
1 x Stereo RCA Input (Audio)
1 x Stereo RCA Output (Audio)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Input (Audio)
1 x USB Type-A Output (Charging)
1 x Binding Post Pair Output (to Other Speaker)
Passive, Right:
1 x Binding Post Pair Input (from Other Speaker)
Amplifier Class2 x Class-AB
SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio)95 dBA
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)< 0.05%
Input Impedance10 Kilohms
Power
AC Input Power115 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption10 W (Idle)
4 W (Standby)
Physical
Placement & Mounting OptionsTabletop/Bookshelf
1/4"-20 Female (with Optional Hardware)
Cabinet MaterialMDF
GrilleNone
Operating Temperature32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
DimensionsLeft:
7.1 x 10.6 x 9.1" / 18 x 27 x 23 cm (Each)
Right:
7.1 x 10.6 x 7.9" / 18 x 27 x 20 cm
WeightActive, Left:
15.4 lb / 7.0 kg
Passive, Right:
9.6 lb / 4.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight29.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.9 x 15.6 x 11.3"

Audioengine A5+ Reviews

Great sound - but needs a sub

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-28

I'm a former musician and in the entertainment business. These sound great. But they do need a sub. Will order one.

Work Well on my Desktop

By Gregory
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-12

I looked at various options before settling on the A5+ speakers. The powered KEF's were too expensive, and others have a built-in DAC, whereas I use a nice AQ DragonFly. The A5+ speakers have a nice midrange, decent bass response, and good highs. The bamboo finish is attractive. I also bought the small desktop stands, and they work well in my setup. My serious listening is done upstairs, but these work well to share music with my wife while we are sitting together.

Highly recommended speakers

By Tedd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-16

These came recommended from a friend and I'm passing on that recommendation! Well rounded, room filling sound. Was able to patch them into my old school set up via the RCA jack. Be carefull when ordering though. I thought these had bluetooth built in but they do not. I considered returning them for the bluetooth equiped model but instead got a quality bluetooth receiver to plug in and that works just fine.

Dream Speakers

By Rosalie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-18

Beautiful rich mellow powerful sound, I love these speakers, Best built inDAC ever so even digital music sounds great. Worth the money twice over. Happy I kept looking and did not settle for something else .

A5+ sound like high definition speakers because...

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-24

....when you play 24bit music on them, they sound so good that you want to applaud. I was playing my Fiio M11 with wireless APTX HD connectivity to my AudioEngine B1 Hi Def Bluetooth Receiver into the rca inputs on my new A5+.

Great looks, great sound!

By Mary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-30

The A5+ Wireless looks great and the build quality is excellent. The speakers paired immediately to my bluetooth TV connection (that's a real plus). They can get loud but the high-end is never abrasive and the bass response is clean.

Good speakers

By Christine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-14

Bought this on a recommendation. Very pleased with quality.

Great bookshelf speakers

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-30

These speakers were an upgrade from Bose Companion speakers, and they are excellent! Serious ability to deliver high quality sound at both low and high volumes. Great separation and clarity.

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Asked by: Constantine P.
Yes, these speakers are dual voltage. 115/240VAC, 50/60Hz selectable.
Answered by: Steve M.
Date published: 2019-11-28

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Can you play more than one input at a time? Will the RCA input work while something is plugged into the 1/8 input? Thanks!
Asked by: Nick M.
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Does this speaker have an energy saver that delays the startup of sound? I hope not...
Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: John W.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can I play music off my iPhone?
Asked by: Petra
Yes - you can plug them in directly through the headphone jack on your phone, or purchase a Bluetooth receiver.
Answered by: Daniel B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can these be used as computer speakers? I like a lot of bass, and currently using klipsch pro media 2.1 speakers.
Asked by: Anonymous
They look great next to a 27 monitor! The sound can be soft when working and then fill the whole room when needed.
Answered by: Artem D.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is there a place to attach my record players ground wire on these speakers?
Asked by: Cliff C.
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Date published: 2019-11-28

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can i connect the speakers with a normal amplifier? if not - is it possible to turn off the build-in amp in the left speaker?
Asked by: Anonymous
The A5 is not powered and its cheaper. Sounds like the option youre looking for.
Answered by: BRANDON L.
Date published: 2022-07-11
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