Audioengine 2 (A2) High Quality Tiny Studio Monitors

I love technology and all things small and sleek. After searching long and hard for the ultimate tiny and very portable quality studio monitors, I have found the Audioengine 2.  These monitors are really not meant to replace your main studio monitors for critical mixing, but if you are looking for a great little pair of speakers to produce your music, this may be a great choice for you (if you are on a budget, there is no reason why you couldn’t mix on these, they really do sound that good). If you are working in a tiny, limited space, I don’t think you’ll find speakers of this quality in this price range.

Sound

As soon as I hooked them up, I was really impressed by the sound. I mean, these things are tiny, with the woofer being only 2 inches, I didn’t expect much, but I was wrong. The mids and highs sound very neutral and smooth. The bass is a tiny bit boxy and boomy (I suspect a slight bass bump), but I’m very surprised by the actual amount of bass that you hear coming out of these little monsters. If you produce bass heavy music such as hip hop, dance or electro, you’ll really enjoy working on the Audioengine 2. These are probably the best sounding smallest studio monitors in this price range. I hooked them up to my Apogee Duet 2 interface and couldn’t be happier.  The only slight negative point I would make is the fact that they do not have an LED light in the front to let you know that they are on. All the controls are on the back, but that’s not much of a problem since they have such an aesthetically pleasing, minimalist look to them (that would be ruined by front volume controls).

Audioengine 2 tiny studio monitors white

Technical Specifications:

Type
2.0 powered (active) multimedia desktop speaker system

Power Output
60W peak power total (15W RMS / 30W peak per channel), AES

Inputs
Dual 1/8″ stereo mini-jack and RCA jacks

Voltages
100-240V, 50/60Hz auto-switching

Amplifier Type
Dual Class AB monolithic

Signal-to-noise
>95dB (typical A-weighted)

THD
<0.05% at all power settings

Crosstalk
<50db

Frequency response
65Hz-22kHz +/-2.0dB

Input impedance
10K ohms unbalanced

Protection
Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature, power on/off transient protection

Dimensions (each)
6”(H) x 4”(W) x 5.25”(D)

Weight (LEFT speaker)
1.6Kg/3.55lbs

Weight (RIGHT speaker)
1.4Kg/3.15lbs

Shipping weight
4.6kg/10lbs per pair

Shipping box dims
10.5” (H) x 15” (L) x 7” (W)

Materials and Construction
18mm thick MDF cabinets
20mm silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
2.75″ Kevlar woofers with advanced voice coils

The Audioengine 2 speakers are available in glossy white and black. The also come with a 3 year warranty.

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