Audioengine Announces Audioengine 5

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Speakers for Portable Media Players Deliver Incredible Sound and Versatile Features

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Feb 20, 2006 – Audioengine introduces its first consumer speaker system designed specifically for iPods and other portable audio players.  The Audioengine 5 delivers astonishing audiophile-quality sound and includes features and construction at a price that sets a new standard for powered speakers.

Built-in iPod Charging
Designed for optimal ease of setup and versatility, the Audioengine 5 has a built-in top Combo Port for iPod charging while listening to your music or watching movies.  Plug your iPod Universal Dock or iPod directly into the Audioengine 5 Combo Port and you’re ready to rock (or roll).  The Combo Port is compatible with both the nano and video iPod as well as all other Click Wheel iPods.     

Airport Express Power
With an AC power jack built directly into the rear panel, the Audioengine 5 provides the ability to stream music from your laptop directly to the speakers through Apple’s Airport Express.  “We wanted to add as many useful connections as possible,” says David Evans, Audioengine CEO.  “And having a power jack on the rear panel makes perfect sense.”  The rear panel AC outlet is also ideal for providing power to other portable and standard A/V equipment.  A 2nd auxiliary mini-jack is located nearby for audio input from the Airport Express or other products.

Huge Sound, Small Size
Audioengine 5 is a full-size speaker system in a bookshelf-sized package.  Internal power amps eliminate the need to connect the Audioengine 5 to a bulky stereo receiver or external power amp.  “Consumers now have more options to enjoy a high-quality entertainment setup without an oversized receiver having to be the center of their system,” says Brady Bargenquast, President of Audioengine.  With built-in subwoofer ports, the Audioengine 5 adds incredible low-end bass without the need for an external subwoofer.  Audioengine speakers can also be connected to the variable audio output on TVs to be easily controlled by existing remote controls.

Brawn, Brains, and Beauty
5” Kevlar woofers for powerful bass, 20mm silk dome tweeters for smooth highs, built-in power amplifiers, truly useful connections, and a clean industrial design all allow the Audioengine 5 to integrate perfectly in your living room, bedroom, or on your desktop.  Custom-designed and handcrafted wood cabinets with high-gloss professional piano finish make the Audioengine 5 a true work of art.

Pricing and Availability
• Audioengine 5 speakers for portable audio players are sold in pairs and have a suggested retail price of US$349.00 per pair.
•  Available for immediate shipment worldwide through www.audioengineusa.com

Company Information
The Audioengine team develops and manufactures innovative speakers systems based on professional studio monitor designs.  Awesome sound, great looks, and portable media player connectivity are the focal points of our products.  For more information go to:   www.audioengineusa.com

Media Contact
stuff@audioengineusa.com

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