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iHi-Fi Music System Five
iHi-Fi Music System Five
You may wonder how a product that appears to be "only a pair of small speakers" is included in iHi-Fi's list of Music Systems. This product became the smallest gear configuration worthy of the name "Core System" when the designers put a 16-bit DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) inside the Speaker with the electronics. Simply set them up, add a USB source device, and hit "Play." You get stellar, CD quality music without accessorizing.
To make a personal stereo, plug in a portable music player, a CD player, a turntable, a TV, etc., -- up to two audio devices with Line Out connections -- directly into the analog inputs on the back of the Speaker with the electronics. All inputs are active so you hear whatever is playing. To add a Subwoofer for more extended bass, simply connect its input to the A2+ variable Line Out jacks.
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The World's Best Computer Speakers
There are many good reasons why these Speakers are the most popular product from this manufacturer. They stand out among many high-value speaker systems. What's their secret? They simply deliver like champions, sounding fabulous with any good music you send them, including songs that need strong bass and crystal clarity to achieve the musicians' best intents.
At iHi-Fi, we think these A2+ Speakers are the best-sounding, highest quality, most extreme-value computer speakers ever made -- meaning speakers specifically intended to sit on a desk beside a computer monitor or laptop. They are also the most versatile member of that class, so they are useful in larger roles. As a personal stereo, they easily fill a whole room with great-sounding, accurate music.
The A2+ Pair outperform ordinary computer speakers by far. That's a tall order in such a competitive arena. But then, these speakers are an uncommon, second-generation product from talented speaker designers who went one-up on everything they learned on the first-round, A2 product version (now retired.)
Now for some revealing comments from serious reviewers about the A2+ Speakers:
Sound&Vision - A2+ Review
S&V Top Pick of the Year - “Easily one of the best deals in high-end audio, the Audioengine 2+ powered speakers are simply incredible.”
The Absolute Sound - A2+ Review
“...for $249 you get such quality sound it’s ridiculous. And what’s more, they sounded so good that I started listening to them instead of my main stereo - that’s how much I liked the A2+.”
The A2+ made the 2014 Absolute Sound Editor’s Choice Recommended Products List
Audioholics - A2+ Review
"Sound quality with Audioengine products has always been their strong point but we were frankly stunned by the soundstage and imaging of these little speakers.”
Truly Net - A2+ Review
"Your music will fill the room, with much deeper lows than you might imagine possible from a 2.0 speaker system that can fit on your desk."
Apple Daily Report - A2+ Review
"Even without a subwoofer connected, the bass is impressive, and the high ends, low ends and mid-tones on the A2+ are pristine and crisp."
PC Magazine - A2+ Review
“...the A2+ brings the clarity and dynamics audiophiles crave to a relatively affordable realm that audiophile gear rarely visits."
My Mac - A2+ Review
"Jazz benefits very well from these Audioengine speakers, and the music becomes immersive in a way most speakers in this price range can not deliver."
Audition In Your Own Space
We believe you'll agree with these reviewers when you give the A2+ a listen, without risk, during our 30-day audition with money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you aren't satisfied for any reason, send them back (per our policy below) and we'll promptly refund your purchase price.
Their stellar musical performance is clear. The A2+ Powered Speakers also look handsome, sleek, and stylish next to any monitor or laptop, in your choice of color -- Black, White, or Red. They're a snap to set up, truly plug and play, with either Mac or PC, and no software to install. Everything you need is included so you can have these Speakers playing CD quality music from a USB connector in 15 minutes or less.
Stream some favorite tunes from TIDAL online using our free, 90-day, CD quality trial subscription that comes with any Speakers you get from iHi-Fi.com. Play the app and the A2+ built-in DAC converts the digital music stream from your computer into great-sounding music without extra components sitting on your desk.
Anti-vibration is a master strategy for best-sounding audio. It helps your music sound even more like the original performances. iHi-Fi uniquely adds extra value with our stick-on, vibration-damping footers made from layers of engineered polymers. These soak up the excess vibration inherent in any speakers' action. These are specially-constructed devices, designed specifically for powered speakers. They make a difference a listener can hear and appreciate to top off the A2+ performance with even more articulation and sonic realism.
If you prefer to send music wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet, get the optional B1 Bluetooth aptX Receiver and plug it into an A2+ analog audio input. Or you could choose the W3 Universal Wireless Audio Adapter that will connect any audio device with an output to your A2+ Speakers.
With the A2+ Powered USB Speakers with Internal DAC from iHi-Fi, you get all the following:
+ Everything you need to set up, connect, and play music with your source devices. Cables and power supply are included. You provide the music -- from any computer, smartphone, tablet, turntable, CD player, TV, stereo preamp -- any source with USB or standard audio line-level outputs.
+ A free 90-day subscription to TIDAL high-definition streaming music. CD quality over web streaming sounds easy to like. Activates when you get the System Five and sign up on the TIDAL website.
+ 30-Day Audition and Satisfaction Guarantee -- We want you to have only things from us that you love. The System Five comes with a 30-day audition period and money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, simply return it, in new condition, in the same packaging it arrived in, and you'll get a prompt 100% refund of the purchase price with no hassles.
+ A full set of polymeric anti-vibration dampers specifically engineered for this type of powered speaker system. They make a musical improvement you can hear and appreciate.
+ Your choice of wired connection only, Bluetooth AptX, or dedicated Wi-Fi wireless (DLNA) that does not use, or interfere with, your home network. Or choose both types of wireless, so you can choose between best connection convenience (Bluetooth) or for the best sounding connection (Wi-Fi) that isolates the analog section ground from the source device's ground. This excludes any digital noise from the source device.
+ Free ground shipping for delivery inside the 48 original United States. We usually ship within 2 working days of any order. Shipping usually takes about a week or less anywhere in the US. We ship to Continental US addresses only.
+ 3 Year Warranty -- You get the standard manufacturer's warranty against failure from defects in materials or workmanship for 36 months.
Backorders are very rare, but if one affects your order, we'll contact you with options. The anti-vibration dampers ship separately and may arrive before, or after, the other items. Start enjoying your A2+ Powered USB Speakers upon arrival and install the dampers when they come.
The A2+ Powered USB Speakers from iHi-Fi are manufactured by Audioengine USA, a most-trusted brand in computer audio. iHi-Fi is an authorized Audioengine Dealer. We offer Audioengine Products only in the 48 original United States.
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