Audioengine

Support: N22 Desktop Audio Amplifier

Questions & Answers

  • Question:

    Can I connect a subwoofer to the N22?

    Answer:

    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?

    Answer:

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

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

    Answer:

    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?

    Answer:

    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?

    Answer:

    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?

    Answer:

    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?

    Answer:

    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?

    Answer:

    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?

    Answer:

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

  • Question:

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

    Answer:

    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.