The S8 Subwoofer delivers great bass performance and provides low, tight, and smooth bass.
Excellent performance for music, movies, and games. A perfect bass extension for Audioengine powered speakers or as an upgrade to any music system.
Our S8 Subwoofer has an 8″ custom woofer and is small enough to place in a corner or hide behind furniture. The S8 delivers great bass performance and its low, tight, and smooth bass will blend well with the other speakers in your system.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT
Excellent performance for music & movies
8" custom down-firing woofer
Dual audio inputs
Dual audio inputs are included on the rear panel so connecting S8 to all your gear is easy.
An auto-sleep standby feature turns the S8 Subwoofer off when you’re not playing music.
LOW, TIGHT, SMOOTH BASS
8 INCH CUSTOM WOOFER
The S8 Subwoofer has a super-fast woofer designed for audio and home theater performance. It features an anti-resonant steel frame and heavy-duty rubber speaker surround for accurate low end.
The S8’s bottom-firing and front-ported design means you’ll hear quick, precise bass with no distortion, even at higher volume levels.
In other words, S8 is a tight, smooth, and natural-sounding subwoofer.
If you decide to locate the Audioengine S8 away from your powered speakers or AV receiver, check out the Audioengine W3 Wireless Audio Adapter for high-quality wireless.
The S8s crossover is a variable low-pass filter. This means it variably adjusts how high the S8 will play. Unless the subwoofer is pretty far away, you can usually leave the phase switch set to 0°. When setting up a new S8, I like to start with the crossover all the way counter clockwise and, with some music I'm familiar with playing, first get the volume "about" right. After that try making very small adjustments clockwise on the crossover, evaluating each small change from where you'll be listening from most often. Once it starts sounding like you can localize where the sub is coming from, back it off until you can't again. You may also need to lower the volume a touch after the crossover is dialed in, or perhaps even while you're dialing it in, depending on the acoustics of the room you're in, and your own preference on how present you'd like the sub to sound.
Audioengine powered speakers have fixed passive crossovers designed specifically for them; this simply means that they are designed to play the frequency range they produce, so it's not necessary to alter this when adding a subwoofer. Adding a subwoofer, such as the S8, will pick up where the speakers leave off, extending the low end response.
With the original A2s (not the A2+ model), there are two ways to connect a powered subwoofer to them like the S8. The S8 has two inputs and an output, so you could send the audio signal into the subwoofer from your source, and then use the output to connect to the A2s. The other option would be to send the audio signal from your source into the A2s, and then use the opposite connection, meaning the input that is not being used, as an output to connect to the input on your subwoofer. Both inputs on the A2s will act as outputs when audio is sent into either the A or B input; this simply means that if you're sending audio to the mini-stereo input of your A2s, the RCA input will actually output to the subwoofer.
Yes! If you already own an S8, you'd just need a wireless adapter like our W3. If you're looking to buy an S8, consider getting our S8 Wireless that comes with the W3 included.
We typically recommend using the S8 on a carpeted floor or with some padding under the feet if you have it on a hard floor, as you may notice unwanted noise and/or vibrations from the subwoofer feet on a hard surface at higher volumes. It's worth noting that placing your S8 on a carpeted area will not affect the sound.
Most Audioengine powered speakers have variable RCA outputs for use with a subwoofer like the S8 (the exceptions being the B2 and the 512). This means that the output of the speakers and the RCA output will go up and down together. So once you dial in the volume of your S8, you should be able to adjust the volume from the speakers, or your source device. Either way the subwoofer and speakers should stay in balance as the volume is raised and lowered.
Yes! You would just need an amp, like our N22, to supply power to the P4 speakers and connect to the S8.
The S8's crossover is a variable low-pass filter, and will not adjust the audio for the RCA output connection. This is a full range line level output.