Audioengine today announced a Bluetooth enabled version of their A5+ powered desktop speakers called the A5+ Wireless. The $500 speakers come as a stereo pair with upgraded aesthetics and A5+ signature sound.
The A5+ Wireless eliminates the need for a stereo receiver or separate power amp. And setup takes just a few seconds with no apps to download and no wifi hassles. Tidal, Spotify, Pandora, and all your favorite streaming apps play instantly from your phone, tablet, and computer.
What’s missing from A5+ Wireless is built-in voice commands like many are used to with Amazon Echo. However, A5+ Wireless will play music from any streaming app on your smartphone via Bluetooth connectivity. So in a sense, you could tell Siri to play music once your phone is paired, as well as typical voice commands may normally ask. The only downside is your smartphone has to be nearby the speaker.
The company says A5+ Wireless delivers the audio performance and thoughtful design expected from Audioengine. Custom components include Kevlar woofers, silk tweeters, high-fidelity Bluetooth aptX-HD, and built-in power amps wrapped in hand-built wood cabinets with furniture-grade finish. Inputs are always ready to go, and there are no buttons to push. Although a volume control knob is available on the left speaker.
- 5″ Kevlar woofers, 3/4″ silk dome tweeters
- 150W peak power total (50W RMS / 75W peak per channel), AES
- Dual Class AB monolithic amplifiers
- AKM AK4396 24-bit upsampling DAC
- Hand-built wood cabinets
- Frequency response 50Hz-22kHz ±1.5dB
- Bluetooth 4.0 audio (100′ range)
- 3.5mm stereo mini-jack, RCA L/R inputs
- Front panel volume and metal remote control
- Subwoofer connection
- Left – 10.75″ (27cm) x 7″ (18cm) x 9″ (23cm)
- Right – 10.75″ (27cm) x 7″ (18cm) x 7.75″ (20cm)
Pricing and Availability
The Audioengine 5+ Wireless costs $499/pair in satin black or gloss white. Solid bamboo costs an extra $70.
Founded in 2005 and based in Austin, TX, Audioengine designs innovative, easy-to-use, and affordable audio gear for all your tunes. Audioengine’s great sound and useful features make it easy to listen to all your favorite music in full stereo from any source.