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Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I have had a pair of Audioengine A2+ speakers for years, and I've always been impressed with their performance. I was using them on my Denon DP-300F turntable. But I wanted a more powerful speaker to fill the room. I wasn't sure if I should stay in the Audioengine family for this upgrade, but man, I'm so glad I did. For the price, these things are impressive. They provide a nice, clean, mid to upper range, but without ever becoming overly crisp and clear, which is something that bothers me. But that's not to say they are "soft" and just kind of float that part of the sound spectrum at you. They are powerful and fill the room with clarity and detail. The low end is beefy but doesn't dominate or fight with the upper half. It just compliments it as it should. Plus, since it's a powered speaker, it doesn't require an amp, so for a minimalist set up where you may not have much space -or want to overly clutter a cabinet or bookshelf with multiple components- it's a great solution. As for the speaker cabinet itself, I bought the bamboo one. And in my opinion, it's worth the extra money. It looks amazing on our bookshelf, with a beautiful grain and attractive color. Additionally, it comes with a remote that allows you to adjust volume as well as put the speakers into "sleep mode" to save power. There is a volume dial on the powered speaker.