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Adds more depth to the music...wow!
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Item # 772S8B | MFR # S8B
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Add deep, low-frequency thrills to your music, movies, and video games with Audioengine's S8 powered subwoofer. It makes the perfect companion for your Audioengine speaker system, or a fantastic upgrade to any music system that needs some extra low-end kick. The S8's custom down-firing 8" woofer delivers tight, punchy bass that blends in seamlessly with the other speakers in your system. Its rock-solid, hand-crafted cabinet features internally braced one-inch thick MDF construction with a beautiful high-gloss white or satin black furniture-grade finish. This subwoofer's super-compact build allows for easy out-of-the-way placement behind the couch or under your computer desk, but it looks so good you'll want to display out in the open.
Audioengine makes it easy to integrate the S8 with your existing system. You can hook your receiver or other audio components up to the sub through its LFE or dual line-level inputs featuring both minijack and RCA connections. The sub's line-level outputs also give you an easy connection to your powered speakers. Adjustable rear-panel controls for crossover and subwoofer volume allow you to easily match up the S8 with your speakers. Plus, a variable phase control lets you tweak the sub's output for more precise bass response. And an auto-sleep standby feature turns the S8 amplifier off when you're not playing music to conserve energy.
Adds more depth to the music...wow!
Anonymous, Waipahu, HI
Average Customer Review(s):
Adds more depth to the music...wow!
Best sub I've ever bought and the Crutchfield team is amazing shipping was super quick!!!
Pros: It's loud it's heavy it looks dope and the sound quality is MONEY!!!!
Lots of bass in a relatively small package with good tweakability using the vol, co freq, and phase
Pros: Great sound
We thought the sound system we bought from Audioengines could not sound better - we were wrong. By adding the S8 Subwoofer, which we also located on our kitchen cabinets, the system transformed our kitchen/famly room into a concert hall. Unbelievable!
Pros: Small, solid and simple to add Amazing performance Added a completely new sound dimension
Integrates perfectly with my P4s and fills in the low end that was missing before. A great choice!
Pros: Small size, versatile controls
Cons: none so far
I was on the edge about ordering this with my A5+'s and boy am I glad I did. It really adds to the low end, which in my opinion is the only area the A5+'s are a little weak.
Pros: Easy set up. Sounds great out of the box.
Perfect combination with the A6 speaker. Hifi audio at a reasonable price.
This is a nice little powered subwoofer, but was not a match for my space and ears. The construction is solid, it looks nice, controls are easy to work with and sensitive analog controls for easy precision adjustment. But for my small room, this made just too much port noise. In fact, so much port noise I thought it was broken and requested a replacement which was exactly the same. Unfortunately this subwoofer did not work for me, but I have a refined preference for low frequencies and this just didn't live up to my personal expectations.
Pros: Small size Decent output, can move some air Sensitive adjustment controls
Cons: Port Noise - very noticeable in small rooms Vibrates on hard floors, spikes are too smooth - the entire enclosure moves and vibrates on our bamboo floor controls on the back of the unit, no remote level adjuster power cord can come unplugged fairly easily.
Awesome product. Beautiful design. Great addition to my A2+
Pros: Beautiful. Great bass.
Excellent sub,packs a big punch for an 8 inch subwoofer. I definitely recommend this product both in general and to be paired with Audioengine A2+ speakeers which is my setup. 100% worth the money. You have to be patient and listen closely with your adjustments when tuning in the sub. I personally made adjustments and came to a happy medium with many different genres of music which goes without saying.If you were second guessing purchasing this sub just go for it. I happened to get a sample sound of it from a demo sub that was in a store so it was an easy decision after hearing it in action.
Pros: standby mode when it is not in use but still has power to it, down firing sub
Cons: the pointed legs on the bottom
This is a great audiophile subwoofer, I connected it to my bamboo audio engine a5+ and its a perfect match. This subwoofer hits hard but never fails to provide quality clear sound, even at its extremes. I live in a dorm room and i do keep getting noise complaints, even when i barely have it on, just because of that wide frequency range, dropping all the way down to 27hz. so be prepared if u live in a dorm or apartment but besides keeping your neighbors awake, this is the sub to get. I couldn't be happier with the product and a big thanks to Crutchfield for delivering another great product, right on time!
Pros: great clear sound, great power, all around awesome speaker
Cons: keeping my roommates and neighbors awake (i live in a dorm room)
These Subs are soooo good, I bought two. One for work and one for my home office. Work is paired w/A2 speakers and home is paired w/A5's. I ordered just the speakers first and had them for a couple of months before adding the subs. WoW! What a difference they make in the already awesome sound. Everyone who hears them at low or loud volumes are impressed by the sound. If your on the fence, jump in and get these. You won't be disappointed...
Pros: Big Sound...
This subwoofer is awesome! It performs better than I had expected. I have the Audioengine A5+ and the S8 woofer fulfills the low frequency range, delivering superior sound. The auto standby feature is also a plus. Overall, I am very happy with this product.
Pros: -Great low frequencies -Excellent build quality -Easy input/output connections
Cons: -Slightly pricy (but the sound makes up for it), otherwise, none.
I added this subwoofer to my Audioengine P5 speakers, and it really rounds the system out. The bass is clean and punchy - not muddy. Plus the cabinetry and style is beautiful, as are the P5s. The controls on the back are easy enough to access. There's not much else you can say about a subwoofer. This one lives up to the hype.
Pros: Great sounding, stylish.
Very easy to install, great sound with easy controls for balancing sound.
Pros: Simple and easy with great performance
Cons: on off switch located in the rear of enclosure
From the first moment I powered it on and began to feel the bass, I knew I had made the correct decision. This sub pairs so well with my AudioEngine passive speakers and Teac desktop amp that I wondered what took me so long! Now my music is great, movies on my PC are better and games are beyond immersion.
Pros: Fantastic sound, easy setup, clear directions and no hassles.
Cons: Cannot think of any.
I added the S8 to a set of A2s for my computer music setup in my apartment and I'm very pleased with the result. When my wife and I downsized from our house (thanks for moving out, kids!) I replaced my traditional 100 watt receiver/amp/speaker/sub setup with an iTunes-based computer music system, and I was missing the deep bass I had with the subwoofer. Now I have it again. I had to reduce the sub volume level a bit so my neighbors wouldn't complain, but the overall sound is now richer and deeper. The setup was easy and the small size of the S8 fits in well with the smaller living room. I got the Satin black model to match the A2s and the Sony Bravia TV atop the dark brown, almost black Havenworth A/V credenza. It not only sounds great but looks great - hey, my wife is an interior designer, it has to look great!
Pros: Compact, easy to set up, deep rich sound.
I purchased the S8 sub woofer to accompany my A5 speakers. The setup took just a few mins. I know the A5 speakers sound great but adding the S8 made the sound came alive. My wife said it sounded like she was in the theaters. Awesome sound. Best set of speakers and sub I have owned.
Pros: Deep base Clear sound
Bought the AudioEngine S8 as a replacement to my subwoofer that went bad. The S8 Provides a nice background base that matches my previous subwoofer sound.
Pros: Nice sound. Nice adjustment capabilities to match my other speakers.
Very happy with the S8 sub, it blends perfectly with the A5's and adds that fullness that I love.
Well worth the money, you realize the value in its low end response!
Great lows! Works great with the S2's
very nice,distinct, smooth.,rich sound. very satisfied with unit and crutchfields service, etc. thank you.......
I've had many different powered subs before that are in the price ranges of 800-1000$ and when i got these i was definetely surprised by the power they have. I tested them and i put them on 70% power, went outside my house, and saw the windows flexing from the amount of bass they produce.
Pros: Best speakers for the price, Amazing Clear low pitch sounds. Definetly Bring my Music Back To Life!
Cons: Kind of big, but hey "Big sound, Big speaker" Right?
|Woofer Size (inches)||8|
|Woofer Composition||Treated paper|
|Low-Pass Crossover Freq||50-130 Hz|
|High-Pass Crossover Freq||None|
|Amplifier Output (watts)||125|
|Frequency Response||27-180 Hz|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||3 Years|
Overview: The Audioengine S8 powered subwoofer is the perfect addition to your Audioengine powered speakers or as an upgrade to almost any audio system. The S8 powered subwoofer offers excellent performance for music, movies, and game. The powered subwoofer offers a compact design for easy placement. The S8 includes LFE, stereo RCA, and minijack inputs; as well as a full-range stereo RCA output.
High Power Amplifier: The S8 powered subwoofer employs a dual class A/B monolithic amplifier which is rated at 125 watts RMS and 250 watts Peak.
8" Woofer: The S8 has a super-fast, long-throw, custom 8" woofer designed for audio and home theater performance. The 8" woofer features an anti-resonant steel frame and heavy-duty rubber speaker surround for accurate low end. The 8" woofer is down-firing and offers low, tight, and smooth bass that will blend well with the other speakers in your system.
Bass Reflex Cabinet: The Audioengine S8 powered subwoofer utilizes a bass-reflex (ported) enclosure with a front-firing port for added efficiency, high volume level, an deeper bass.
Furniture-Grade Finish: The Audioengine S8 features a custom-designed and handcrafted wood cabinet with high-gloss white or satin black finish. The cabinet is made of solid 1" thick, internally braced MDF to eliminate cabinet vibrations which means distortion-free, accurate response.
Placement: This powered subwoofer is small enough to place in a corner or hide behind furniture. The subwoofer is magnetically shielded for safe placement next to your televisions. Here are three locations to try out for best performance.
Alongside Front Speakers: Placing the powered subwoofer alongside one of the front speakers may blend better with the overall system, but can also sacrifice some subwoofer loudness.
Note: At least 3"of clearance around the cabinet with good air circulation is recommended. Never cover the subwoofer or place it where the built-in amplifier could be covered.
Subwoofer Controls: Variable adjustable rear-panel controls for Crossover, Phase, and Subwoofer Volume allow you to easily adjust the S8's output and blending with your speakers.
Auto Standby: This indicator LED will be Green when an input signal is present (music playing) and Red when no signal is present (power-saving standby mode). The S8 subwoofer will automatically enter Standby mode after 15 minutes when no signal is detected.
Thermal Overload Protection: The Audioengine powered subwoofer is protected by an internal thermal sensor. If it runs for an extended period of time, beyond tits designated power rating, the thermal sensor will engage and shut down the amplifier. If this occurs, turn off the power switch, lower the volume level, and wait five minutes before restarting the system. This is a normal protection feature and does not indicate a malfunction.
LFE In: If your AV receiver has an LFE (Low Frequency Effect) input or single Subwoofer output, connect it to the S8's LFE input. The S8's LFE input bypasses the subwoofer's built-in low pass crossover and uses your AV receiver's bass management settings.
Dual Line-Level Inputs: The stereo RCA inputs and minijack (3.5mm) input are line-level audio inputs used for connecting your audio source's audio output (lacks an LFE or subwoofer output). Both inputs are active, so no switching is required if you wish to use inputs from two different audio sources plugged in at the same time. You will use the subwoofer's built-in low pass crossover.
Full-Range Output: The S8's stereo RCA outputs provide a full-range line-level output to powered speakers or another subwoofer. This output is active whenever a signal is connected to one of the two subwoofer inputs. The volume level of this output connection is controlled by the audio input source, not the volume control on the subwoofer.
Aux Outlet: The S8 powered subwoofer is fitted with a two-prong unswitched AC outlet (11-120VAC, 60Hz/1A)
Detachable AC power Cord: The Audioengine S8 includes a detachable 6' AC power cord.
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To improve sound of music with A5+ speakers. [ MICHAEL B. Nov 20, 2016 ]
good match for my desktop computer speakers [ EMIL C Jul 25, 2016 ]
Liked the reviews, matched my existing M/L speakers, on advice from chat rep, and liked the price. [ John Jun 28, 2016 ]
Would match up well with powered bookshelf speakers that I previously purchased. [ Paul Jun 26, 2016 ]
Perfect complement to the speakers and a bulletproof combination. [ robert Mar 06, 2016 ]
Price for performance. Good reviews. Had features I wanted including down firing woofer. American made. [ Dennis Jan 12, 2016 ]
Matched my A2+. Compact size. [ Keil Nov 28, 2016 ]
Sub has great reviews! [ Kevin Aug 31, 2016 ]
Great product ... Can't really tell the difference with the Phase adjustment. Don't really like the documentation that states - There is no wrong setting. All I really do is not set the Volume too high and the Crossover @ about 120 hz ... Midway ... [ Steven De Jan 14, 2016 ]
I use Audioengine products for both my home computer and at work. A5+ for home and A2+ for the office, each paired to a S8 sub. The sound is great for both... [ Aaron Dec 31, 2015 ]
To be honest, my old Audio Engine S8 died. I like it very much. [ REX S Dec 13, 2015 ]
The volume on the speakers controls the sub just like your home theater. [ Rey Feb 07, 2015 ]
Hi Jeremy, It will be just like your home theater set up. I set my sub volume to blend well with average volume on the A5's and it's fine at hi and low volume. The speakers and sub are both great! [ SCOTT Feb 06, 2015 ]
Perhaps I can partially answer you question. My system configuration uses the Cambridge DacMagic Plus and a different speaker than the A5+ with the S8 sub. However, I assume than you will connect the Pro-Ject Debut, since it has a built-in phone amp, directly to one of the A5+ inputs. I suggest that you contact Audioengine and ask them if the RCA stereo line outputs on the A5+ follow the volume control on the A5+. If it does, which I think will be the case, use the line outputs to feed the S8 sub. [ BARRY L Feb 06, 2015 ]
the s8 has a separate volume control which will need to be adjusted manually. that being said, it's loud. [ DAVID Feb 06, 2015 ]
I'm a bit confused by your question because when using a turntable there is usually some type of volume control for example as in a phono preamp, a preamp or an integrated amp. I believe your A5+ will have to be used at times to control the volume. The remote control will make volume control very easy. I use my S8 sub with my Audioengine A5+ speakers and love the combination. The sub has a setting for Phase, Crossover and volume. I set it up once and have not had to do anything else other then a bit of fine tuning on a couple of occasions, which is normal for all subs. [ LARRY Feb 06, 2015 ]
I am using a Teac desktop amplifier as my central volume control. The subwoofer matches the volume for the speakers on my desk when I change the volume. If I want more bass, I would have to adjust the subwoofer directly, but I rarely do that - usually only when I re-arrange the furniture. [ JOHN Feb 06, 2015 ]
I am seeing the replies here and I have to honestly say I have to recheck my settings as I do not recall being able to control the sub output via the desktop speakers! You learn something new everyday! Thank you Andre and Peter! [ FRANK Feb 06, 2015 ]
Hello Jeremy -- first I have to say I love the performance of the sub along with my Audioengine desktop speakers you will be pleased with their sub. Now to answer you -- yes you will have to adjust the volume settings and it will have to be done on each set of speakers. Having it done mutually at the same time via the desktop speakers would have been a wonderful feature! Good luck with your purchase! [ FRANK Feb 06, 2015 ]
Jeremy, once you've paired the 8 with the 5's the master volume is controlled through the A5 main and it has a remote as well as a knob to control your system's sound level. In order to increase or decrease the sub output you'd simply turn your device to 3/4 volume and then start tweeking your sub output by the knob on its backside increase the 5's until you've reached your optimal listening level slowly adjusting the bass as you go from 1/4 volume up to it's potential output. So in short you're right on...set your gain then the master volume will control both. The sub is absolutely amazing for its size and the quality is up there. As for the Project Debut Carbon USB I know nothing as to how it manipulates your audio output from your computer I'm guessing but I went with the Dragonfly by AudioQuest. I don't consider myself an audiophile but the sound quality and how clean it is with zero jitter is awesome. It doesn't even matter what genre you're listening to it puts out a distortion and jitter free sound that rivals my trucks 6,000.00 system. Just something to think about looking at. I hope I've helped in answering your question. If I've wasted your time, I apologize and wish you luck with your system. [ SHAWN Feb 06, 2015 ]
I have this sub connected to the A2+, and the sub volume is controlled through the A2+ speakers. This sub will work exactly how your home theater sub works. It's a solid, powerhouse of a sub too!! Hope this helps. [ PETER Feb 06, 2015 ]
The volume on the A5+ will control the sub. I never have to touch my sub. These speakers are the best I've owned. Worth every penny. [ ANDRE Feb 06, 2015 ]