N22 Desktop Amplifier

N22 Desktop Amplifier

The N22 Desktop Amplifier is a compact integrated stereo power amplifier and a high-quality headphone amp.


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  • Compact stereo audio amplifier
    Class A/B Stereo Power Amp
  • High-performance headphone amp
    High-Performance Headphone Amp
  • RCA Input
    Dual Analog Audio Inputs
  • Stereo Mini Jack
    Stereo mini-jack Input
  • Subwoofer Output
    Subwoofer Output
Audioengine N22

Perfectly suited for your desktop and smaller space, the N22 Desktop Amplifier is a compact, integrated stereo power amplifier and high-quality headphone amp. Connect passive speakers and a subwoofer or your favorite headphones and your computer, turntable, DAC, or music streamer for a mini Hi-Fi music system.



Compact design, high power
Premium, high-performance headphone amp
Variable audio output for versatility
Hand-finished wood enclosure

N22 Desktop Amplifier
N22 Desktop Audio Amp

The N22 Desktop Amplifier is easy to connect to any device with no software or driver to install. High-quality 5-way binding posts provide solid connections for your passive speakers. N22 also includes a power port for Audioengine wireless adapters or for charging your phone. You can also connect a subwoofer to the line out for a complete mini music system.

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Connect the N22 to your favorite headphones along with a turntable, computer, music streamer or DAC and start rocking out to incredible sound on your personal mini music system.
Headphone enthusiasts everywhere will appreciate the high-performance, low-noise OPA2134-based amplifier, which was designed to drive a wide range of headphones.

N22 Desk Amp

The N22, unlike many amps stuck in a cheap, plastic box, is wrapped in a real wood enclosure and hand-finished just like our speakers. Even if you’re not an audio enthusiast, we guarantee you’ll hear the difference.
Audioengine has been changing the way people listen since 2005. High-quality audio products built with your music in mind. Listen with us, and listen to your music the way it was meant to be heard. Every day.

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What's in the Box

N22 Desktop Audio Amplifier
1N22 Desktop Amplifier with integrated stand
1Power supply w/ detachable AC cord
11/8" audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5 ft)
1RCA audio cable, 1 meter (~3.2 ft)
1Speaker wire (16AWG), 1.75 meters (~5.7 ft)
1Cloth amplifier bag
1Cloth power supply bag
1Cloth cable bag
1Setup guide

Questions & Answers

  • Question:

    Can I connect a subwoofer to the N22?


    Yes, simply connect the full-range output of the N22 into your sub's line-level input. The sub and speaker volume can be controlled together by the N22 volume control.

  • Question:

    Can I leave the N22 power on all the time?


    Sure, the N22 has a power-saving idle mode that activates after you stop playing music.

  • Question:

    Will my low impedance (low Z) Grado headphones work with N22?


    Yes, the N22 will work well with headphones or earphones with an impedance from 16 to 300 ohms.

  • Question:

    What type of speakers work best with the N22 amplifier?


    The N22 is an efficient design and works great with any 4, 6, or 8 ohm passive speakers, including the Audioengine P4!

  • Question:

    Can I take my Audioengine N22 to another country with a different voltage?


    Yes, the N22 uses an external switching power supply so it will automatically convert to a different voltage when plugged in. The power cable is also detachable which makes it convenient to replace the AC plug with a different type if you don't want to use an adapter plug.

  • Question:

    If I plug in headphones will the N22 mute my music playing through the speakers?


    Yes, plugging in headphones will bypass the speaker output so audio will play through your headphones only.

  • Question:

    Can I increase the length or change the speaker wire between the N22 and each speaker?


    Sure. We've included two 5-foot, 16-gauge speaker wires with the N22 but any "stranded" speaker wire will work. The standard-size speaker binding posts on the back of the amp will accept bare stranded wire, however if you want to terminate the wires we recommend using spade or pin-type terminals.

  • Question:

    Is it possible to use the N22 amp to power the rear channels of my surround system?


    Yes, the N22 amp + P4 passive speakers + W1 or W3 wireless stereo adapter will make a great-sounding wireless rear channel setup.

  • Question:

    Is it OK to remove the stand attached to the N22 and place the amp on it's side?


    The N22 needs to be kept upright with the stand attached for proper cooling.

  • Question:

    Why is one of my speakers louder than the other while using the N22 at lower volumes?


    This is actually normal behavior. It's is a tradeoff of using an analog potentiometer for the N22. Analog potentiometers are tactile, and don't require a microprocessor like a digital encoder would, but they sometimes do have some volume imbalance at lower levels.  An easy solution for this is to raise the volume of your N22, and lower the volume at your source device.

  • Question:

    When I connect a turntable to my N22, why is the volume extremely low?


    Some turntables may not have a built-in preamp and you would need to add an external phono preamp to bring the instrument level signal of the turntable to line-level. Some turntables may have a built-in preamp but have a switch on the back for either "line" or "phono," such as the Music Hall USB-1 or the Audio Technica AT-LP120; the switch would need to be selected to "line" in order to work directly with the speakers.

"The sound was extremely open and pure, so the N22’s headphone sound is another reason to consider this little amp." Read Full Review

"…bass was strong and tight, and high frequencies natural without artificial harshness. When I pushed the N22 to louder volumes, it continued to perform well." Read Full Review

"Crisp, clean sound; terrific price/performance ratio." Read Full Review

"If you’re looking for a desk top system that will give you great musical satisfaction for a long time with no hassle, you can’t go wrong with the N22 desktop amplifier and the P4 passive bookshelf speakers…" Read Full Review

"The Audioengine N22 Desktop Amplifier is a small power plant that produces big, beautiful sound." Read Full Review


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Additional information

Weight 5.0 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 7.5 × 9.5 in