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Technical Specifications

General specifications

Type
Compact Integrated Stereo Amplifier

Power output
22W RMS / 40W peak per channel (AES) @ 4ohms

Amplifier type
Dual Class D TDA 7492 amplifier

Input voltages
110-240V, 50/60Hz auto-switching

Inputs
RCA and 1/8″ (3.5mm) mini-jack
USB-C

Outputs
RCA variable preamp

Speaker outputs
5-way binding posts

SNR
>95dB A-weighted

THD+N
<0.02% at all power settings

Crosstalk
-50dB

Frequency response
20Hz-22kHz ±1dB

Input impedance
10K ohms unbalanced

Input sensitivity
410mV (@max volume)

Protection
Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature, power on/off transient protection

Headphone amplifier
Burr-Brown/TI OPA2134

Dimensions
7″(H) x 2.75″(W) x 5.5″(D)

Weight
3.55 lbs (1.6kg)

Shipping weight
5.0 lbs (4.6kg)

Shipping box dims
11.5″(H) x 7.5″(W) x 9.5″(D)

Finish
Satin Black

Upstanding design
The vertical design of the N22 with its integrated stand allows the 22 watt/per channel stereo class D TDA 7492 amplifier to run cool through passive convection without a fan or massive heatsink. The N22 fits easily on your desk and doesn’t take up much space.

Discrete headphone amplifier
For headphone enthusiasts the N22 includes a high-performance, low-noise discrete amplifier which works well with all types of headphones and earphones.

USB power
The Audioengine N22 has a built-in power port for charging portable devices, while listening to your music. The USB connector allows you to charge and power your Smartphone, Tablet, Audioengine wireless adapters or any other USB powered product. USB is for power only, not USB audio or data transfer.

Variable line out
The N22 includes a variable preamp output so you can connect a subwoofer, external amplifier, or Audioengine wireless adapter and control the volume of the line-out from the front panel.

Simple operation
Both audio inputs on the N22 are active so two audio sources may be connected to the amplifier at the same time without the need for an input switch. A standby idle mode is also included to conserve power when you’re not playing music.

Wireless rear speakers
Use the N22 amp, Audioengine P4 passive speakers, and our W3 wireless adapter for a low-cost but great-sounding wireless rear channel setup for your home theater.

FAQ's

Audioengine operates two websites, audioengine.com and audioengineeu.com. If you go to any other site but these, they are not an Audioengine site. For Canada, Mexico and most of Europe and the UK, we only sell through Amazon. There are also a host of authorized retailers and sites across the US, and they can be found here. For international sales, we have distributors that operate independently, and they can be found here

What happens if I buy from an authorized site claiming to be Audioengine? Unfortunately, there is not much we can do. We are taking all the action we can to make sure those sites don't get indexed, but we recommend you work with the provider of the card you used to make payment to get your money back.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Open Terminal:
    • You can find Terminal in your Applications folder under Utilities, or you can use Spotlight by pressing Cmd + Space and typing "Terminal".
  2. Execute the Command:
    • In the Terminal window, type the following command and press Enter:

bash

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sudo pkill bluetoothd

  1. Enter Your Password:
    • After pressing Enter, you will be prompted to enter your password. Type your Mac's administrator password and press Enter.
    • Note that when you type your password, it won't be displayed on the screen (not even as asterisks). Just type it and press Enter.

By following these steps, you should be able to reset your Bluetooth service on your Mac, which can help resolve connectivity issues with your Audioengine devices or any other Bluetooth peripherals.

Make sure to maximize your audio source volume/s connected to the N22 and lower the N22 volume dial to minimize naturally occurring noise floor that can come thru the speakers when amplifiers are turned up high. 

We take great pride in our products, and go through great lengths to ensure consistency and quality. For that reason, this item was randomly selected for an additional step of Quality Assurance.

No, there are no firmware updates or special drivers needed unless you own our A1-MR multi-room speakers or our B-Fi multi-room wireless streaming device.

If a firmware update is released for the A1-MR or the B-Fi, you will be notified of the update the next time you open the Audioengine Control App.  If an update is needed, simply click "update" on the DEVICES page next to the product that needs to have the firmware update applied.  The app will handle the rest of the process from there!

Standard plug-n-play drivers that are provided by your computer's OS are utilized when using the USB input on our A2+, HD3, and HD4 speaker models.

And all of our Bluetooth speakers/products are compatible with any device that supports Bluetooth, and the A2DP profile for streaming stereo audio. This includes most smartphones, tablets, and computers. For computers that don't include Bluetooth support out of the box, you can simply add a USB Bluetooth adapter.

On the A2+ Wireless/HD3 models with an external power supply brick, first test it by plugging into wall power and observing the LED light on the brick to see if its solid, blinking, out. If it's blinking or out, the power supply is likely faulty.

If the light is solid, proceed to plugging into the speaker and observe the power supply brick LED once more. If it's blinking or out, there is likely an issue with the internal amp. Contact support if either has an issue.

This is actually normal behavior. It's is a tradeoff of using an analog potentiometer for the N22. Analog potentiometers are tactile, and don't require a microprocessor like a digital encoder would, but they sometimes do have some volume imbalance at lower levels.  An easy solution for this is to raise the volume of your N22, and lower the volume at your source device.

Yes, plugging in headphones will bypass the speaker output so audio will play through your headphones only.

Sure, the N22 has a power-saving idle mode that activates after you stop playing music.

The N22 needs to be kept upright with the stand attached for proper cooling.

Yes, the N22 uses an external switching power supply so it will automatically convert to a different voltage when plugged in. The power cable is also detachable which makes it convenient to replace the AC plug with a different type if you don't want to use an adapter plug.

Yes, the N22 amp + P4 passive speakers + W1 or W3 wireless stereo adapter will make a great-sounding wireless rear channel setup.

Yes, simply connect the full-range output of the N22 into your sub's line-level input. The sub and speaker volume can be controlled together by the N22 volume control.

Sure. We've included two 5-foot, 16-gauge speaker wires with the N22 but any "stranded" speaker wire will work. The standard-size speaker binding posts on the back of the amp will accept bare stranded wire, however if you want to terminate the wires we recommend using spade or pin-type terminals.

Yes, the N22 will work well with headphones or earphones with an impedance from 16 to 300 ohms.

The N22 is an efficient design and works great with any 4, 6, or 8 ohm passive speakers, including the Audioengine P4!

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