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Just got the A2s today slightly used and they are pretty good

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Just got the A2s today slightly used and they are pretty good


Very nice! I hope you had a great deal on them for used condition.

 

Oh and i noticed you use a Fiio E11, do you experience any static/noise on some headphones? i heard that's the problem with some of them. Just seeing if its true before purchasing one myself.

 

& i wonder if anyone ever pairs A5 with A2's sitting on the top.

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Very nice! I hope you had a great deal on them for used condition.

 

Oh and i noticed you use a Fiio E11, do you experience any static/noise on some headphones? i heard that's the problem with some of them. Just seeing if its true before purchasing one myself.

 

$130 before taxes. I find that to be acceptable because no shipping was required and I still have a return available if I don't like em.

 

Yes, on very sensitive IEMs like my CIEM. Other than that, nope. I heard that there is some interference when used with an iPhone+LOD, but it's insignificant for me so I just ignore it usually.

 

So far, I'm really liking the A2. It has nice mids and treble, but the bass is so-so. I listen to jazz, rock and classical on them anyways, but at times when I put on the bass heavy music, I find myself skipping tracks.

post #19 of 30
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So far, I'm really liking the A2. It has nice mids and treble, but the bass is so-so. I listen to jazz, rock and classical on them anyways, but at times when I put on the bass heavy music, I find myself skipping tracks.

That's what A2's are known for, superb mid range for its size.  The 2.75" carbon kevlar woofer acts as mid range speaker when setup right. Treble is good too.

 

I have this paired with SVS SB12-NSD subwoofer with high-end cables.  The sound is very impressive.  The soundstage and air is increased, thanks to my 100% solid silver cable..   If yours is an used one it might already be well burned-in.  Try it with better cable, something like Audioquest Sydney (high quality high purity copper) RCA or mini cable. 

 

P.s. if you place the A2's close to the wall you will get more bass.

 

Oops, anyways, this is Audioengine A5 speaker thread so I stop with the A2 talk...   OP, the chance of getting the noise-free replacement direct from the manufacturer (Audioengine) will be high, as they test them before shipping them out.


Edited by goodolcheez - 10/3/12 at 1:23pm
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I have this paired with SVS SB12-NSD subwoofer 

 

You must REALLY like the A2s to pair them with an SB12 smile.gif

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You must REALLY like the A2s to pair them with an SB12 smile.gif


Yes I do! :D  Granted, they are only rated at what.. 60w total (30w rms) so I keep at low volume listening with the sub.  The bass has been tuned independently via Xonar card sound options and the gain set to only 15% on the sub.  Lowered the 30 and 60 hz frequencies by some notches and the rest at pretty much flat with 8k at only a notch up in the equalizer.  Result, almost perfect balance between the sub and A2 speakers. Get all the mid and highs while not overpowered by the sub. The beauty of this setup is that now I can get both hard "boxy" bass (or upper bass) from the A2's and the lower bass from the sub.  I keep at fairly low to moderate volume for listening and 50% of the time I sit right in front of my wooden cabinet where my speakers are located as I get best results with the sound. Not too much bass, not too little, just right. And that bottom end is well take care of.  When I sit far away from them on a couch the A2's lack a bit of power but the sound still has weight and has wider soundstage, thanks to the sub. For nearfield listening and with moderate volume this combo rocks.  The bass from the sub is pretty dang tight for audiophile standards...

 

Hopefully by this Christmas the A2's will be replaced by a pair of Focal CMS 40 speakers. :D  The A2's will go back to the Macbook Pro setup.


Edited by goodolcheez - 10/10/12 at 6:55am
post #22 of 30
I imagine the bass must be awesome. I have a Mirage Prestige S10 sub with my desktop setup, which sounds pretty good. But I would love to see how the SB12 would sound
post #23 of 30
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Hello,

 

I've had my Audioengine A's for nearly 6 months now.

 

Recently at late nights when the all is silent, i hear white noise/static coming from my speakers.

 

What i did was put my ears and listened to them, and heard static coming out from the tweeter. (standard zzzzzz noise)

As for the 5" speaker, i hear a booooom noise. The tweet static is audible, as for the other, not really unless im 1 feet next to them.

 

I ultimately ended up unplugging all the cables connected to the loudspeakers and even disconnected the right speaker, but still the static is still there. (static happens in both left and right speakers)

 

I turned off my phone so there wouldn't be interference, unplugged my wireless router, and turned everything else wifi related. Static Remains. I also plugged the power plug into 3 different power strips along with it directly into the wall jack. Static remains.

 

So, is there anything that i haven't done? I noticed this sound when i first got it and connected it to my Yamaha CP33 Stage Piano, thinking the static was from the piano because i bought it used. Months later, i realized the static was there despite which cables are plugged in.

 

So end of the line, should i RMA these speakers or is this just a normal thing? i thought speakers are suppose to be soundless at 1%-20% volume. Oh also, when its connected to my computer, sound is distorted when it's around 1-5% volume. Thus i have to put it to 20% and set the sound to 50% in Windows.

 

Please kindly help me <3

 

- Tim

I got my first set of A5+ White on Feb 22, 2013 from Canada Computers Store in Toronto and i had the same problems and did the same thing but didn't do any difference! So I returned it today and picked up the last one in their inventory. Now im just glad that all distortion i was hearing before are all gone. Hopefully it remains that way otherwise i'll keep you guys posted!

-P.S. thanks for all the Post everyone!  I probably would of kept the first set thinking its common but now i know that its only common for unlucky ones. I hope you get yours replace!! Good Luck!!


Edited by NateO10 - 3/2/13 at 6:58pm
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I got my first set of A5+ White on Feb 22, 2012 from Canada Computers Store in Toronto and i had the same problems and did the same thing but didn't do any difference! So I returned it today and picked up the last one in their inventory. Now im just glad that all distortion i was hearing before are all gone. Hopefully it remains that way otherwise i'll keep you guys posted!

-P.S. thanks for all the Post everyone!  I probably would of kept the first set thinking its common but now i know that its only common for unlucky ones. I hope you get yours replace!! Good Luck!!

Well that's the first report I've heard of this problem in the A5+, meaning they didn't 'fix' the problem in the design.

post #25 of 30

The Main Speaker (Left Speaker) recieves random frequency so by putting your ear very close to the speaker you'll hear voices from the 70's...lol but you wont even noticed it 1' away so not an issue just loving the imperfection + 

post #26 of 30

correction: sorry guys I got my first set on Feb 22, 2013 not 2012!!! :D

post #27 of 30

I had the same issue on the A5, since switching to A5+, 9/10 of the tweeter static was gone.


Edited by 2NE1 - 3/2/13 at 10:47pm
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Well that's the first report I've heard of this problem in the A5+, meaning they didn't 'fix' the problem in the design.

I'm also amazed that some people with the A5+ are having the issue.

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I had the same issue on the A5, since switching to A5+, 9/10 of the tweeter static was gone.

 

Once switching to the A5+, 95% of static noise i've experienced coming from the tweeter are also gone.

I sit 1-2' away from the speakers since they're my desktop speakers, so the sound is past A5 static was very audible.

 

Marshall from Audioengine gave me an RMA for my A5, and gave me a free A5+ upgrade.

I've gave the speaker a complete make-over: http://www.head-fi.org/t/644525/audioengine-a5-speaker-upgrades

 

Even with the all wire's twisted (to prevent EMI), i'm still getting the 5% static noise from the tweeters.

5% is so insignificant, that i'd have to put my ears right next to them at the center in order to hear.

 

Tim


Edited by cssarrow - 3/2/13 at 10:59pm
post #29 of 30
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Even with the all wire's twisted (to prevent EMI), i'm still getting the 5% static noise from the tweeters.

5% is so insignificant, that i'd have to put my ears right next to them at the center in order to hear.

 

Tim

It seem to be the case for mine too and 5% is very so insignicant! I had mine for more a month now. I leave it power on 24/7 and i never noticed anything difference in noise background but the only thing that i noticed was in main speaker Plate behind gets hotter that concerned me after hours of listening to music/streaming/youtube. Does anyone know the limitation of these resistors or electrical components before it shut off?! will it ever happen?? 

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It seem to be the case for mine too and 5% is very so insignicant! I had mine for more a month now. I leave it power on 24/7 and i never noticed anything difference in noise background but the only thing that i noticed was in main speaker Plate behind gets hotter that concerned me after hours of listening to music/streaming/youtube. Does anyone know the limitation of these resistors or electrical components before it shut off?! will it ever happen?? 

If you leave it on 24/7, it should switch into standby mode, but yeah, bad thing about is that the heat sinks are inside, that is why im so happy with my A5+.
So much better cooling.
What you can do is put a 120mm fan behind the speaker to blow on it.
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