LOS ANGELES (PTA) — Audioengine launched their A1 Home Music System with aptX Bluetooth this week, and I feel compelled to alert you of its existence. The all new A1 powered speaker system at just $199 USD borrows quite a few of the upstream technologies and design features found in the A2+ which retails for $269 USD. The new A1 like the existing A2+ comes standard with features like aptX Bluetooth, subwoofer output, Aramid woofers, and silk dome tweeters.
But at just $70 less than the A2+, why even do this? Back-to-school maybe? The answer to that question is not clear. Alas I feel the new A1 is worth mentioning because I have really enjoyed my time with the A2+. So much so that I reviewed it for AudioHead just last year (read that review HERE). Hopefully that DNA translates to the new and more affordable A1 model. A press release is enclosed below, along with more photos and a product sheet. Enjoy!
Press Release Enclosed
Audioengine Launches The A1 Home Music System with AptX Bluetooth
THE POWER OF TWO
PLAY ANYTHING, HEAR EVERYTHING
The A1 Wireless Speaker System pumps out stage-quality, stereo sound for the ultimate at-home listening experience. A premium powered, two-speaker setup that offers excellent music reproduction and surrounds you with a sense of presence that one-speaker systems often miss.
Two speakers vs. one means enjoying sit-anywhere sound, playing the music you love, without missing a single beat. The difference between listening to your music, and hearing ALL of it.
AFFORDABLE, HIGH-PERFORMING AUDIO
TWO SPEAKERS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
The A1 is a breath of fresh air in the world of home audio. A much needed departure from the industry norm and the idea that big sound means big bucks. For just $199, you get TWO high-quality speakers for the price of most one-box music systems.
At this price, no audio system on the market performs better in terms of sound quality and clarity than the A1. A custom-built home stereo system that combines simple setup, versatile playback capabilities and an impressive sound-stage so you hear ALL of your music. The way it was meant to be heard.
VERSATILE, SIZE-DEFYING SOUND
FITS IN AND FILLS UP ANY ROOM
You don’t need a big music system to enjoy expansive, high-resolution sound. Experience the emotion and detail you’d expect from larger systems, with the convenience of a compact system that will fit in and fill up any room in your home.
Modestly designed to take on space limitations, the A1 gives you more room to play your music, your way. Seamlessly stream from any device via Bluetooth, or directly connect to your turntable, computer or TV.
Smaller speakers. Bigger sound-stage. Incredible imaging. More room for dancing.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM
BENEFITS AND FEATURES
- Quick and easy setup
- No network setup, no passwords, no hassle
- Versatile playback in any room, from any device
- True high-resolution stereo sound
- Thoughtful, compact design that fits in and fills up any room
- High-definition Bluetooth, extended wireless range up to 100 ft.
- Modest price point without sacrificing quality
- Aramid fiber woofers and silk dome tweeters
- Built-in power amps wrapped in precision tuned, hand-crafted cabinets
BONUS: The Audioengine A1 is the smart choice in home speakers without being a “smart speaker.” Experience agenda-free audio and feel confident knowing you’re the only one doing the listening.
Sorry, Alexa and Siri, we’re in the business of listening to music, not listening to your business.
AUDIOENGINE SIGNATURE SOUND
DESIGN DRIVEN BY YOUR MUSIC. INSPIRED BY YOU.
Since 2005, the Audioengine team has been designing and manufacturing its own speaker drivers and other critical components. In other words, A1, along with our other speakers, is not a box-built system with off-the-shelf parts, but includes custom-designed components constructed to our specifications. What we do not fabricate directly inside our factories, we have built to our specifications.
Constructed with similar custom components found in the award-winning A2+ Speakers, the A1 boasts Aramid fiber woofers, silk tweeters, and built-in power amps wrapped in precision tuned, hand-crafted cabinets. Everything you’d expect from an Audioengine product re-imagined for the budget-conscious music lover.