US speaker maker Audioengine has released a desktop version of its integrated-amplifier A5 shelf speaker set. The A2 set incorporate materials like kevlar and silk to produce a sound that the company claimed belied the speakers' low cost. Audioengine A2s Audioengine's A2: desktops for audiophiles? The glossy 15 x 10 x 13.1cm …
Audiophile - really!?
A 6.9cm driver, in a tiny box with a built in amp.... it's not quite what i class as a product to get an audiophile jumping for joy!
Frequency response will be marginal below 100Hz thus the bass of most systems will be missing - ideally it'll need a sub and then you have a whole load more issues with integration etc.
Buy a set of Acoustic Energy Aego M's for £89 and have a much better overall package.
Kevlar, silk and gold plated plugs: where are the frequency response figures - proper ones, with the limits given? Another silly gimmick, it seems.
or M-Audio AV30 or AV40
...currently about $102 (AV30) and $145 (AV40) shipped on U.S. Amazon.
But Audioengine's niche is its physical integration with iPod.