NASHVILLE, TN – October 20, 2007 – Audioengine proudly announces the release of the Audioengine 2 Premium Desktop Multimedia Speaker system. “The Audioengine 2 is a step forward in multimedia speaker design and an affordable upgrade for your computer audio” says Brady Bargenquast, co-founder. “Just as with the Audioengine 5 powered bookshelf speakers introduced last year, we wanted to bring the same quality and performance not seen in speakers of this price range”.
“When customers hear the Audioengine 5, their first reaction is usually “WOW!”. We wanted the same experience with the Audioengine 2”, says Dave Evans, co-founder. “It took us quite a few months to do this product, but we think we’ve got it”.
Creating powered multimedia speakers to follow the Audioengine 5 was a challenge, but Audioengine have managed to duplicate the signature sound and quality of the Audioengine 5 in a smaller package perfectly suited for your desktop and smaller rooms, such as an office or bedroom. The Audioengine 2 is a great introduction to high-quality audio and an excellent powered speaker for your computer or iPod.
The Audioengine 2’s were first shown in May at the Home Entertainment 2007 Show in New York, the same show in which the 5’s were awarded Home Theater’s 2007 Rave Award for Best Entry-Level Speaker.
Brett Bargenquast, US Sales Manager, comments on the show responses: “Folks were just stunned with the sound. One guy even went so far as to look under the table, thinking we were hiding a subwoofer. They just couldn’t believe this much sound was coming from these small speakers”.
In a Class of Their Own
Unlike most multimedia speakers, the Audioengine 2 cabinets are constructed of wood (18mm thick MDF), rather than plastic. The woofer cones, of high-quality Kevlar with custom voice coils and magnets, produce surprisingly deep, smooth bass and mid-range. The tweeters, silk-dome and neodymium fluid stabilized (the same tweeters used in the Audioengine 5’zs), provide sweet highs. The amplifier is a class AB linear design, for true sound reproduction.
The Audioengine 2’s have 1/8” mini-jack and RCA inputs as well as a volume control on the rear panel. They’re uniquely suited for desktop computer use, but are also perfect for the bedroom or kitchen.
Premium Desktop Multimedia Speakers
- 2 audio inputs (RCA and mini-jack)
- Built-in power amps (left speaker)
- Kevlar woofers for super low end
- Silk tweeters for smooth highs
- High-quality speaker connectors
- Auto-sleep power saving mode
- Hand-built cabinets with high-gloss finish
- All cables included
- iPod and all other music players
- Internet radio and network music systems
- Apple Universal Dock and other docks/remotes
- Desktop computers, laptops, and notebooks
- Flat panel TVs
- Mobile phones and PDAs with music players
- CD and DVD players
- Videogame consoles
- Digital radio and satellite receivers
- All products with 1/8″ mini-jack or RCA outputs!
A Truly Unique Company
Audioengine is a respected builder of high-quality and affordable powered speakers for digital media players. Awesome sound, great looks, and digital music player connectivity are the focal points of our company. Our first product, the Audioengine 5, has received over 60 reviews from groups ranging from iPod and Apple enthusiasts to highly demanding audiophiles and has consistently received high accolades.
Pricing and Availability
The Audioengine 2 Premium Desktop Multimedia Speaker System is priced at US$199 and available for immediate delivery from an authorized Audioengine reseller or online direct from www.twentyeighteen.wpengine.com.