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A Review On: Audioengine A5 Powered Multimedia Speaker System (Black)

Audioengine A5 Powered Multimedia Speaker System (Black)

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Pros: Looks, build quality, sound

Cons: Black finish shows dust and fingerprints, boomy bass, difficult to position - Developed Fault, Returned

Build quality is good:

Woofer dust cap and tweeter both pop back out if you push them in, so it is relatively 'child proof'.

 

Sound, especially treble and mids are satisfying but the bass can be boomy with bad tonal accuracy if placed on the wrong surface like a wooden desk etc which simply becomes an acoustic extension of these.

So you either need lots of space for speaker stands, a solid granite desk or a clever way of mounting them to reduce furniture vibrations.

In my case I made 15cm high stands out of solid insulation foam tubes for plumbing which raises the listening level to a good height and stops almost all vibrations to the desk.

 

 

*edit* I had the original model which developed the 'hissing' fault, so I returned them.

I would recommend them only if you have the space to position them properly and no difficulty sending them back if they go wrong.

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about $350 (bought in Germany for 250 euros about a year ago)