I'm contemplating getting these but I'm a bit concerned they don't have grilles/cloth covers at all. I'd like to hear from owners, and disaster stories if any.
A2 stands for Audioengine 2. They're called both A2's and Audioengine 2's AFAIK.
This thread also should probably be in the computer audio forum. OT: I own a pair of Aktimate Mini's which also don't have grilles/cloth covers and they're just fine.
Yeah, wasn't sure if OP meant the A2's as this isn't the speaker forum. That said, again, My Audioengine P4's are built similarly and I haven't had an issue although I never let the roomate's cat in my room unattended. I haven't heard the A2's but the reviews are unbelievable. As for Audioengine in general I have nothing but good things to say about the Audioengines that I do have.