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Audioengine 5 New Features

REDMOND, WA - September 20, 2006 - Audioengine announces new features and color. The award-winning Audioengine 5 delivers incredible audiophile-quality sound and includes features and premium quality construction at a price that sets a new standard for powered bookshelf speakers.

Satin Black Now Shipping

Ask and you shall receive! Audioengine 5 in Black now shipping.
Be that kid in school with the cool lunch box. Now you can choose the Audioengine 5 in Semi-Matte Satin Black or Hi-Gloss White. Opposites do attract.

New Features Also Available

Audioengine is also proud to announce that the Audioengine 5 is now shipping with these enhanced features:

  • Gold-plated speaker “binding post” connectors - The rear panel speaker-to-speaker connectors have been redesigned for high-quality 5-way mini binding posts, replacing the spring clip speaker connectors found on earlier versions.
  • Subwoofer outputs have been added for easy connection to an external sub. This is a full-range audio line output that works great with most subwoofers.
  • An auto-sleep standby circuit has been added to conserve power when the speakers are not being used.

New features are available on both Audioengine 5 colors. Visit the Audioengine website or reseller for more information:

Built-in iPod Charging

Designed for optimal ease of setup and versatility, the Audioengine 5 has a built-in top ComboPortâ for iPod charging while listening to your music or watching movies. Plug your iPod Dock or iPod directly into the Audioengine 5 ComboPortâ and you're ready to listen to your favorite music. The ComboPortâ is compatible with all iPods and other products that charge via USB.

Airport Express Power

With an AC power jack built directly into the rear panel, the Audioengine 5 provides the ability to stream music from your laptop directly to the speakers through Apple's Airport Express. "We wanted to add as many useful connections as possible," says David Evans, co-founder. "And having a power jack on the rear panel makes perfect sense." The rear panel AC outlet is also ideal for providing power to other portable and standard A/V equipment. A 2nd auxiliary mini-jack is located nearby for audio input from the Airport Express or other products.

Huge Sound, Small Size

Audioengine 5 is a full-size speaker system in a bookshelf-sized package. Internal power amps in one speaker eliminate the need to connect the Audioengine 5 to a bulky stereo receiver or external power amp. “Consumers now have more options to enjoy a high-quality entertainment setup without an oversized receiver having to be the center of their system," says Brady Bargenquast, co-founder. With built-in subwoofer ports, the Audioengine 5 adds incredible low-end bass that sounds great with or without an external subwoofer.  Audioengine speakers can also be connected to the variable audio output or headphone outputs on TVs to be easily controlled by existing remote controls.

Brawn, Brains, and Beauty

5” Kevlar woofers for powerful bass, 20mm silk dome tweeters for smooth highs, built-in power amplifiers, truly useful connections, and a clean industrial design all allow  Audioengine speakers to integrate perfectly in your living room, bedroom, or on your desktop. Custom-designed and handcrafted wood cabinets with a professional finish make the Audioengine 5 a true work of art.

Pricing and Availability

  • Audioengine 5 Premium Desktop speakers for portable audio players are sold in pairs and have a suggested retail price of US$349.00 per pair.
  • Available for immediate delivery from an authorized Audioengine reseller or online direct from

Company Information

Audioengine develops and manufactures innovative powered speakers systems and audio products. Awesome sound, great looks, and digital music player connectivity are the focal points of our products. For reviews and more information go to:

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