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Audioengine P4

Bookshelf speakers (Black)

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Overview

Our take on the Audioengine P4

The P4s work great in just about any audio setup. Mix and match them with any other pair of Audioengine speakers to create a killer surround sound system in your living room. Or use them in a stereo setup in your den, bedroom, or home office. They'll sound great sitting on stands, on a bookshelf, or mounted on a wall using the integrated threaded inserts.

High-performance, passive speakers for any amplifier

Compact, beautiful, and affordable — you get the triple whammy of speaker design with Audioengine's P4s. "But how do they sound?" you ask. Your music and movie soundtracks will sound incredibly transparent, alive with midrange presence and crisp, crystalline highs. We wouldn't expect anything less from Audioengine. Close your eyes and you'll be amazed that the spacious, wide-open sound you're hearing is coming from such small speakers.

Out of the box

Audioengine first caught our attention with their excellent-sounding line of powered speakers. These passive speakers are a great option when you already have an amplifier or receiver that you'd like to use. Pair them with Audioengine's N22 integrated amplifier for a compact desktop system that'll make you want to spend more time just listening.


Versatile placement in your living room, bedroom, or office

The P4s work great in just about any audio setup. Mix and match them with any other pair of Audioengine speakers to create a killer surround sound system in your living room. Or use them in a stereo setup in your den, bedroom, or home office. They'll sound great sitting on stands, on a bookshelf, or mounted on a wall using the integrated threaded inserts.

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Speakers are great. I am playing them mostly at low and moderate volume with pleasing results. Very nice sound at high volume also, easily fill the 180' sq room they are in. Adding a subwoofer will of course add more depth, I plan to do this very soon.

RVH, California

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What's in the Box:

  • 2 Black bookshelf speakers
  • 2 Cloth drawstring speaker bags
  • Setup guide
  • Audioengine product brochure

Product Highlights:

  • hand-built and custom-finished cabinets
  • 3/4" silk dome tweeter with neodymium magnet
  • 4" Kevlar woofer and a front-firing port
  • frequency response: 58-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • handles up to 125 watts
  • works with most amplifiers and receivers
  • 5-way gold-plated binding posts
  • wall mount, stand, or shelf placement (integrated threaded inserts)
  • weight: 6 lbs. (each)
  • 5-1/2"W x 9-1/8"H x 6-5/8"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Audioengine P4 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

8 Reviews

Awesome Sound for the price

Written by: JB from NYC on September 2, 2015

These sound great and are way better than anything at this price point. I have them hooked up to a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable with Pro-Ject amp and pre amp. They are very well made and very solid. Way better sound and construction than anything at this price. I tested the Klipsch and Polk Audio speakers at the same price point and the Audioengine P4 sound waaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy better. Also have 1/4" screw hole and back for wall mount or stand mount.

Pros: Solid construction. Excellent sound for the price. Sound way bigger than they are.

Cons: None. Buy them.

White AudioEngine P4

Written by: RVH from California on April 14, 2015

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Speakers are great. I am playing them mostly at low and moderate volume with pleasing results. Very nice sound at high volume also, easily fill the 180' sq room they are in. Adding a subwoofer will of course add more depth, I plan to do this very soon.

Pros: Great range and sound reproduction even at low volume

Cons: For 'bookshelf speakers,' really no shortcomings

Audioengine P4 Speakers

Written by: Ian H from Wappingers Falls, New York on February 23, 2015

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These speakers represent astonishing value for money. Crisp yet punchy sounding. From Hard Rock to Classical, these are the most versatile speakers on the market for the money.

Pros: Clear unobstructed sound delivering an undistorted range that belies the price.

Cons: Other than being slightly larger than the speakers they replaced - which is entirely my fault, absolutely nothing.

Fantastic sounding and terrific value

Written by: Luis P. from Newport Beach, CA on December 16, 2014

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I bought these speakers to accompany my Bluesound Powernode (network music streamer/amp). All I can say is wow. I had read the previous reviews, and therefore had high expectations, but these speakers far exceeded my expectations. The sound is crisp, accurate and rich. I listen to all kinds of music (Rock, jazz, classical, country, etc.), and these speakers very accurately reproduce any type of music. I use them in my home office, and they really fill the room. As noted by other reviewers, they lack a little on the low end. It shouldn't be a big concern for a lot of people, but if you listen to a lot of rock, like me, you'll want a subwoofer. I've already ordered the Audioengine S8. For the money, you really can't go wrong buying these speakers.

Pros: Great sounding, crisp, rich, punchy. Great price/value for the money.

Cons: You may need a subwoofer based on your personal preference.

Just Plain Wow!

Written by: John the Geek from Richmond, VA on May 6, 2014

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The sound is incredible. Very balanced and clean, even at high volume. I am using a small desktop amp to drive them at volumes greater than I can stand - and all the music is distortion free, clean sound.

Pros: Amazing sound for such small units.

Cons: Not much low end, but I intend to add a subwoofer.

Very musical

Written by: WDH from Frederick, MD on January 22, 2013

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Looked high and low for great near-field desktop speakers for music. Tried the B&W MM-1s, and they were nice, but there was no way to easily add a sub (and they need a sub). Saw a snarky answer on one of the boards to just buy an amp, a couple speakers, and a sub, and I thought why not? So, I have these hooked up with the NS-22 amp, a Klipsch SW308 sub (crossed over at about 115 Hz), and a SoundBlaster Z. My desk faces into the room, so my speakers don't get any extra bass from a rear wall (a shame, because without that, the P4s don't really kick much below 70 Hz). No grills makes these boys look very cool. The MM-1s were all class, but these look like the business end of elegant... classy in a tougher way. They're heavy with a very nice black satin finish. At night, they almost disappear. Packaging was first rate, with cloth bags and all. I was almost expecting to find a bottle of Dewers in there somewhere (sadly, I didn't). So, how do they sound? Well, they sound great. The soundstage is *almost* as good as the MM-1s, but they're not quite as clinical, sounding a little warmer - which I prefer. I play these at low volumes, but they can get loud. Leaning the speakers back with the optional stands helps bring out the highs a bit more. I like it a little better... try leaning them back on a stack of CDs first if you want. The Klipsch is a good compliment to these. I returned the MM-1s because I can't get the full spectrum from them. But these are keepers.

Pros: Good soundstage. They look great. They have amazing presence with quality recordings. Pair 'em with a good sub, and OMG! They sound warm with clear highs and a beautiful midrange that brings out strings and vocals. You will look sexier just being in their presence. You'll also smile more.

Cons: They're very transparent, so you'll notice it when an album is poorly mastered / recorded. And you'll notice the sub-par nature of poorly encoded mp3s. They do well on bass FOR THEIR SIZE, but you won't get much bass from a 4" woofer; it's just physics.

Small speakers... HUGE sound

Written by: Oscar1 from Houston, TX on October 25, 2012

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These speakers are some of the best im sure anyone can get at a low price for such great quality. Yes they are on the small side, BUT, they sure can can make big sound. I would recommend these for near field system. Dont expect to put these in a big room and for them to sound like tower speakers, be realistic too. But for a small room they are great. They fill the room pretty well. The thing i loved the most was the very clean bass. I just came from some polk speakers that had a boomy bass and was just so annoying. These have fluent and clean bass that is enjoyable at any volume. Plus they are front ported so that gives them a big advantage. GREAT speakers that i highly recommend.

Pros: -Great Bass -Great size -Front Ported -Great Finish

Cons: -NONE

Nice speakers

Written by: MastaDisasta from Smyrna, TN on March 10, 2011

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Needed some good speakers for my pc and I tried 2 other pairs that just didn't do it for me. The Audioengine 2's and then the Bose Companion 3 and then I finally settled on the Audioengine P4's. But since they are passive I needed an amp, so I pulled out my old Onkyo receiver. The Audioengine 2's were great, so great they almost had the low's you wanted to hear, so close that it drove me crazy, so I went with the Bose. Had the low's but was missing everything else. So I went with these, and they are great. Crutchfield was so awesome, they had no issue returning the Bose and Audioengine2's for these. Thanks Crutchfield for the great customer support, and by the way your service tech helped me setup my old Onkyo receiver. Best Customer support I have ever experienced!! Telling all my friends and family about my experience.

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What's in the box?

Download the Audioengine P4 manual

  • 2 Black bookshelf speakers
  • 2 Cloth drawstring speaker bags
  • Setup guide
  • Audioengine product brochure

Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded Yes
Tweeter Type Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 0.75
Midrange Size (inches) ---
Woofer Size (inches) 4
Woofer Composition Kevlar
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 10-125
Sensitivity 88 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Frequency Response 58-22,000 Hz
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 9-1/8
Width (inches) 5-1/2
Depth (inches) 6-5/8
Weight (pounds) 6
Mounting Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 28"
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years

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Features

Full-Range Sound: Each of the Audioengine P4s has two drivers; a 3/4" silk dome tweeter and a 4" Kevlar woofer. The front ported cabinets offer accurate bass down to 58 Hz.

Construction: The cabinets are built using 3/4" MDF with internal bracing. Internal sound-damping material reduces unwanted reflections inside the cabinet. The cabinet edges are rounded to reduce high-frequency diffraction effects on the front baffles. The speakers are hand finished and have high-density foam isolation pads on the bottom for placement flexibility.

Binding Posts: The 5-way binding post input terminals are located at the top rear of the speaker cabinet; they will accept spade connectors, pin connectors, single and dual banana plugs, and bare wire up to 10 gauge.

Mounting: The speakers can be wall or ceiling mounted with an optional bracket (not included). There are two 1/4"-20 threaded inserts on the back of each speaker, aligned vertically, approximately 1-3/4" apart. There is also one 1/4"-20 threaded insert on the bottom of each speaker, in the center.

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