audioengine A1-MR Multiroom Home Music System w/WI-FI Review

We reviewed the new audioengine speakes and these pack a substancail punch for their sound quality. They make excellent sound and with wifi you can place them almost anyhwere. with a simple clean look they can accent any area well being either indescript or out in the open. They make exceptional computer destop speakers. Given the smaller size of the speakers, they still put out a great spectrum of treble and bass.

At their price point they are an excellent deal for whats packed into them. On top of that you can use your mobile apps to play on them and have so much wired and unwired connectity the variety of combination of music sources makes for the best music. Highly recommend you check them out and audioengines top of the line speakers.

Type Powered Wi-Fi speaker system
Amplifier Type Class D
Power Output 60 W peak power total (15 W RMS / 30 W peak per channel), AES
Drivers 2.75” aramid fiber woofers 0.75“ Silk dome tweeters
Inputs 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack, Wi-Fi
Outputs LFE Variable line-out for subwoofer
Input Voltages 100-240 V 50/60 Hz auto-switching
SNR >95 dB (typical A-weighted)
THD+N <0.05% at all power settings
Crosstalk <50 dB
Frequency Response 65 Hz-22 kHz ±2.0 dB
Input Impedence 10K ohms unbalanced
Protection Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature, power on/off transient protection
Power Consumption Idle: 10W
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES Dimensions (HWD) Each speaker – 6″ (15.2 cm) x 4″ (10.2 cm) x 5.25″ (13.3 cm)

Left (active) – 3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
Right (passive) – 2.4 lb (1.1 kg)

Total Shipping Weight
7.6 lb (3.5 kg)

Shipping Box Dimensions (LWH)
15″ x (38.1 cm) 7.25″ (18.4 cm) x 11″ (27.9 cm)

0.7″ (18 mm) thick MDF cabinets
0.75″ (20 mm) silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
2.75″ (70 mm) aramid fiber woofers with advanced voice coils

To minimize unwanted resonances and distortion, Audioengine cabinets have thick high-resin MDF walls with extensive internal bracing. Heavy internal sound-damping material is used to reduce unwanted sound reflections inside the cabinet. All cabinet edges are rounded which look great and reduce high-frequency diffraction effects on the front baffles. The A1-MR cabinet contains tuned, front-port slots.

The A1-MR cabinets are in versatile, grey finish offering a modern compliment to any small space or desktop.

Audioengine designs and manufactures our own tweeters, woofers, and other critical components. In other words, these are not “box built” speakers with off-the-shelf parts but custom-designed to our specifications. What we do not fabricate directly in our factory we have made to our designs (parts such as transformers, magnets, and wiring harnesses, for example). The cabinets, drivers, bass port designs, amplifiers, and crossovers are all painstakingly tuned together for each Audioengine model. This, in turn, makes for a much more efficient system that requires much less power than passive speakers and a separate integrated amplifier or similar A/V components.

Studio monitor speakers are used by producers and engineers in recording and production studios. They are designed with a theoretical flat frequency response which allows the engineer to create a final mix in such a way that the recorded music will sound good on most other speakers. Although Audioengine speakers are not designed to be up-close “nearfield” studio monitors, we do carry over much of the same higher-end technology, components, and design philosophy for all Audioengine speaker systems.

The speaker cabinets, drivers, innovative bass port designs, amplifiers, and passive crossovers are all critically tuned together for each Audioengine model. This, in turn, makes for a much more efficient system that requires less power than passive speakers and a separate integrated amplifier or similar A/V components. We build all this goodness into the left speaker cabinet to make it super-easy to connect your smartphone, tablet, computer, TV, network player or any other audio product.

The amplifiers in powered Audioengine speakers are located in the left speaker and are a conservatively-rated class D analog monoblock design. This is a more traditional speaker/amplifier marriage which provides excellent quality audio and greater flexibility. All circuit boards for the power and preamp sections are vertically mounted for maximum mechanical shock protection.

Audioengine uses audiophile-quality, ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets. Silk tweeters hold up well under high power and the edge-driven design gives very smooth response. The woofers are aramid fiber woven glass composite with rubber surrounds. Aramid fiber is obviously very strong, which means the woofer retains its shape when being driven at high levels.

Both drivers are directly video shielded and allow the user to place the speakers within a few inches of a video monitor. This shielding also offers protection for hard-drive digital music players.