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A5+ Home Music System w/ Bluetooth aptX-HD

The foundation of the Audioengine family, the A5+ is a complete home music system with bold stereo sound that fills any room. But it also features wired or wireless connections including aptX-HD Bluetooth from your phone, tablet or computer, even that good old analog from that turntable or tape deck. From hip-hop to heavy metal, symphonic to spoken word, the A5+ is a master of all trades.

Pro Tip To get the best sound from your A5+ Wireless, connect via Bluetooth. This connection bypasses the lower quality DAC in your streaming device, utilizing the speaker's built-in DAC for improved audio clarity and fidelity.
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Product Dimensions
10.75"Hx 7"W x 9"D

$499$569

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Best Use:

  • In the living room
  • With Alexa or Siri
  • Ideal for:

  • The Audiophile
  • The Binge Watcher
  • The Turntable Enthusiast
  • Just Wait Until You Hear Them

    The A5+ Wireless Speakers are built with custom Audioengine components: aramid fiber woofers, silk tweeters, high-fidelity aptX-HD Bluetooth, and built-in power amps wrapped in precision tuned, hand-crafted cabinets. Clear, full, and powerful audio that fills any room, no matter what size.

    Every Device, Every Platform – All Day, Every Day

    Not only does the A5+ work seamlessly with all your apps, music, devices, and music systems, it plays all of your favorite streaming apps, too. TIDAL, Spotify, Pandora, no matter how you listen, A5+ Wireless has you covered.

    Reasons to love it

    • Speakers with a sound to fill any room
    • Custom aramid fiber woofers and silk tweeters
    • Extended-range wireless aptX-HD Bluetooth, for greater distance and CD-like quality sound
    • Comes with remote control
    • Built-in power amps wrapped in hand-built wood cabinets, it's the best parts for the most crystal clear sound
    • No network setup, no passwords, no hassle, no worries

    Spend Less Time on the Setup, More Time on Your Dance Moves

    The A5+ Home Music System w/Bluetooth aptX-HD fits on your bookshelf but will fill any sized room. They require no network setup or passwords to enter. In fact, you’ll spend way more time putting your playlist together than setting up the A5+ system.

    We're Kicking It Old School

    Inside the A5+ you'll find traditional analog amplifiers with a sound that's light years ahead of the lower-cost digital amps found in other mass-produced brands. So don't think of our amps as old, think of them as experienced.

    A5+ Home Music System
    A5+ Wireless (left) speaker
    A5+ Wireless (left) speaker - rear panel
    Power indicator
    IR (remote) receiver
    Volume control
    Bluetooth antenna
    Pair button
    Stereo mini-jack input
    Stereo RCA inputs & outputs
    Output to right (passive) speaker
    Power switch
    Voltage select
    Fuse
    AC power inlet

    Tech Specs

    Type
    Powered Bluetooth aptX HD speaker system
    Amplifier Type
    Class AB
    Power Output
    150 W peak power total (50 W RMS / 75 W peak per channel), AES
    Drivers
    "5"" aramid fiber woofers 0.75"" silk dome tweeters"

    What's in the box

    1
    A5+ Home Music System w/ Bluetooth aptX-HD powered (left) speaker
    1
    A5+ Home Music System w/ Bluetooth aptX-HD passive (right) speaker
    1
    Remote control
    1
    Antenna
    1
    Speaker wire (16AWG)
    1
    AC power cord
    1
    RCA audio cable
    1
    Mini-jack to mini-jack audio cable
    2
    Microfiber speaker bag
    2
    Microfiber cable bag
    1
    Setup guide

    Questions & answers about the A5+ Home Music System w/ Bluetooth aptX-HD

    1. Turn Off and Unplug:

    • Make sure your system is turned off and unplugged.

    2. Dust the Surfaces:

    • Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe away dust.
    • For hard-to-reach places, use a soft brush or a can of compressed air.

    3. Wipe Down the Exterior:

    • We do not recommend using any solvents
    • If cleaning off stains or build-up is necessary, we recommend doing so with a very small amount of mild cleaning solution applied only to the affected area, followed by quickly wiping the area dry completely. 
    • Any scoured pads or objects like a 'magic eraser' too easily run the risk of removing sealers and top coats of the painted finish that can leave a clearly visible change in the uniformity of the paint/finish

    4. Clean the Speaker Grills:

    • The speaker grills can be gently cleaned with a vacuum, preferably using a soft bush attachment.
    • A lint roller can also be used.

    5. Clean Buttons and Knobs:

    • A dry cloth is recommend for cleaning any knobs, buttons or other surfaces
    • Be careful not to let water get into any gaps.

    6. Clean Ports and Connections:

    • Use compressed air to blow out dust from ports and connections.

    7. Let Everything Dry:

    • Make sure everything is completely dry before plugging back in and turning on.

    8. Regular Cleaning:

    • Dust your system regularly to keep it in good shape.

    By following these steps, you can keep your Audioengine system clean and working well.

    - The process for replacing a volume encoder begins with pulling the volume knob straight back from the encoder shaft

    - Make sure the rubber insert stays with the volume knob - 

    - The volume encoder shaft should look like so before proceeding - 

    Using a thin-walled 10mm socket, remove the lock nut fastening the encoder to the front of the speaker cabinet - 

    Once you have removed the amp backplate on the back of the active speaker, make sure to remove the encoder wiring terminal clip from the amp circuit board. You can then fully uninstall the encoder assembly by pulling back the encoder shaft from the inside -

    Finally, the IR receiver can be removed by using a long-necked Phillips PH1 screw driver to remove the 2 screws fastening the IR receiver on the inside of the cabinet - 

    After fully removing the faulty encoder, the replacement can be installed following these steps in reverse order before finally connecting the wiring clip to the amp circuit board and fastening the amp backplate back onto the active speaker.

    The process can be a bit cramped if you wish to do as little disassembly as possible, or a bit easier if you are comfortable moving parts to give yourself more workspace. The sound damping insulation normally overlaps at the bottom of the active cabinet. This can be peeled back similar to the reference picture attached. The crossover is mounted underneath this insulation (If process being done on an HD6) and is perhaps the most obtrusive part when replacing a volume encoder. This has two Philips head screws mounting it to the base of the cabinet along with an adhesive pad to reduce noise vibration. It is possible to remove the two screws and lift the adhered crossover up from the base of the cabinet momentarily to get better access to the IR receiver and volume knob assemblies at the front. If you'd rather not risk damaging anything, the IR receiver can still be unscrewed from the inside of the cabinet with a long-necked Phillips PH1 driver. The volume knob is loosened from the outside of the cabinet with a thin-walled 10mm socket found by pulling the volume knob straight back  from the encoder shaft. Ample lighting will also make this work easier

    The size of each speaker is 10.75"Hx 7"W x 9"D

    Absolutely!  You can connect any Audioengine speaker with an analog output to any Sonos product that has the Line-In feature.  You can also connect any Audioengine passive speakers into an existing Sonos system using the Sonos Amp.

    Absolutely! To do so:

    • Open the Alexa App on your smartphone or tablet (Apple link  |  Google Play Link)
    • Tap the “Devices” icon and select the Echo/Alexa device you want to connect to speakers
    • Select “Bluetooth Devices”
    • Select “Pair New Device”
    • Find your Audioengine wireless speaker on the list of available Bluetooth devices, and select it

    Yes! We incorporate all the relevant functions and features from Bluetooth 5.0 that apply to our products! These features include; extended range, low latency (so that video and audio sync properly), as well as higher level aptX-HD, aptX, and AAC codecs (with the exception of our 512 portable speaker which supports SBC only). Keep in mind that the capability of the source is what controls the Bluetooth experience.

    All turntables require a phono preamp stage before connecting to Audioengine speakers. Many turntables have this built-in , while others do not and would require an external phono preamp. Check the turntable manufacturer’s website or user manual. Some turntables may even include Bluetooth, in which case you can pair and connect them to the speakers wirelessly!

    Yep, an AC wall outlet near the A5+ Wireless is all you need to power the W3 or D2 wireless Receiver.

    Yes they do! They are equipped with a power-saving circuit that turns off the speaker's final stage amp. This idle mode activates right after you stop playing music. Due to this power-saving function, it's perfectly fine for the speakers to stay on all the time!

    Audioengine speakers can be easily connected to your TV set as long as there are analog outputs available. Any of our speakers will provide a greatly enhanced TV audio experience with a wider soundstage and better imaging than most sound bars.

    The A5+ Wireless have an idle mode which is engaged automatic when nothing is playing.  The lights will remain on and solid and nothing needs to be done to resume audio playback.  The sleep mode on the A5+ is manual and can be toggled on/off by pressing the volume knob in or by clicking the moon button on the A5+'s remote, so it won't go into sleep mode automatically. Sleep mode will just reduce the power more than idle mode. It is perfectly fine to leave your A5+s powered on when not in use!

    All you would need to do is connect the variable output of the A5+ Wireless into the input of your sub using RCA cables.

    Yes. Our A5+ Wireless Speakers feature two analog inputs. Simply connect the Airport Express to one input and the variable output from your TV into the other. Both inputs are "open" or active, so you can leave two audio sources plugged in at the same time with no need to flip any switches.

    The A5+ Wireless is not officially supported by any universal remotes. However, you can use a learning remote to copy the signals being sent by the A5+ Wireless's remote. Check with the manufacturer of your remote to find out if it supports learning IR codes.

    The short answer is yes! You can use TIDAL on any compatible source device (PC, Mac, iPhone Android, etc.). The A5+ Wireless is compatible with most all of these devices as well since they almost universally also include Bluetooth.

    If you have a Mac running Snow Leopard or later, you can create a multiple output device to accomplish this. See the link below for how-to instructions on Apple’s site: https://support.apple.com

    Once your A5+ Wireless is paired and connected then any app (iTunes, Amarra, etc.) - or online players such as Youtube - it will automatically play your music through Bluetooth.

    It's pretty easy! Our powered speakers are an all-in-one solution with no extra amps or components needed! All you need to do is unpack the speakers, place them where you want, and then plug in the AC cord. Next, connect the powered speaker to the right passive speaker using the included speaker wire. Finally, plug in your music (cell phone, turntable, computer, laptop, etc.) with the supplied cables or via Bluetooth and you're ready to go!

    Here is a quick video that can be used as a reference:

    A5+Wireless Setup Video

    (Please note - there is no audio associated with the video.)

    The A5+ Wireless uses the same amplifier design and woofers that the A5+ Classic does, so both the A5+ Wireless and the A5+ Classic should sound virtually the same. The biggest difference between the two is the added Bluetooth receiver built into the A5+ Wireless; we’ve added a 24-bit DAC built inside that connects any bluetooth capable device (whether be your phone, tablet, or computer) to the speakers so you can stream high-quality music directly without having to use audio cables. The A5+ Wireless also features a minor cosmetic refresh; the most obvious of which includes centering the tweeters, as opposed to the offset tweeters featured on the A5+ Classic.

    No extra software or drivers are needed. The A5+ Wireless is compatible with any device that supports Bluetooth, and the A2DP profile for streaming stereo audio. This includes most smartphones, tablets, and computers.

    There is an auxiliary input on the rear panel so you can directly connect any product with an audio output.

    You can absolutely still use the A5+ Wireless and it will sound great. AptX is a high-quality Bluetooth audio codec that works really well. In addition to mandatory support for SBC, Bluetooth also includes optional support for many other codecs, like MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and AAC, all of which have their own advantages, and some of which sound very close to AptX.

    Some turntables will need a preamp before being connected and others may have one built-in. With that in mind, it is best to check the turntable manufacturer’s website, the turntable’s user manual, or you can even try your turntable without the preamp first to see how it operates.

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    The A5+ Wireless Speakers are, of course, a little larger than normal computer speakers because they pack 5” woofers with aramid fiber cones and ¾” silk-dome tweeters, but the big sound makes them worth the space they occupy.
    The A5+ Wireless Speakers are, of course, a little larger than normal computer speakers because they pack 5” woofers with aramid fiber cones and ¾” silk-dome tweeters, but the big sound makes them worth the space they occupy.
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    …the A5+ Wireless are really the cream of the crop when it comes to wireless bookshelf speakers.
    …the A5+ Wireless are really the cream of the crop when it comes to wireless bookshelf speakers.
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    Audioengine’s A5+ Wireless speakers deliver a stellar sonic experience aimed at audiophiles with 24-bit upsampling to ensure high-quality Bluetooth audio.
    Audioengine’s A5+ Wireless speakers deliver a stellar sonic experience aimed at audiophiles with 24-bit upsampling to ensure high-quality Bluetooth audio.
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    The power of Louis Armstrong’s voice (to say nothing of the explosiveness of his horn) in ‘St. James Infirmary’ made me realize that the A5+ Wireless Speaker could be a destination system for those many friends asking, ‘What should I buy to play my music?’ Speaker, phone, done.
    The power of Louis Armstrong’s voice (to say nothing of the explosiveness of his horn) in ‘St. James Infirmary’ made me realize that the A5+ Wireless Speaker could be a destination system for those many friends asking, ‘What should I buy to play my music?’ Speaker, phone, done.
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    …the Audioengine A5+ Wireless are incredibly fun to listen to provide a rich, room filling sound.
    …the Audioengine A5+ Wireless are incredibly fun to listen to provide a rich, room filling sound.
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    There’s something to be said for speakers that are built for pure performance. The Audioengine A5+ Wireless sound fantastic, but they’re not wildly expensive or out of reach for the average person. If you care about audio, dropping $500 on a quality set of speakers that will last you for years (maybe decades) to come isn’t crazy. We spend more on our phones every year or two.
    There’s something to be said for speakers that are built for pure performance. The Audioengine A5+ Wireless sound fantastic, but they’re not wildly expensive or out of reach for the average person. If you care about audio, dropping $500 on a quality set of speakers that will last you for years (maybe decades) to come isn’t crazy. We spend more on our phones every year or two.
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    One really could envisage a pair of these serving as an almost one-stop audiophile rig, paired with whatever digital device you have. Throw in some stands and you could be rockin’ the joint and having personal late night sounds for comparative chump change in the audiophile universe.
    One really could envisage a pair of these serving as an almost one-stop audiophile rig, paired with whatever digital device you have. Throw in some stands and you could be rockin’ the joint and having personal late night sounds for comparative chump change in the audiophile universe.
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    While these won’t be your cheapest speakers; they’ll definitely be one of the most reliable and high-quality speakers you can get for this price range. I would even go as far to say their the best in their price range and size. You truly cannot go wrong with these.
    While these won’t be your cheapest speakers; they’ll definitely be one of the most reliable and high-quality speakers you can get for this price range. I would even go as far to say their the best in their price range and size. You truly cannot go wrong with these.
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    The Audioengine A5+ Wireless are spectacular powered bookshelf speakers that provide truly vibrant sound without the hassles of an outboard amplifier or a cable. If you want something fantastic to fill up your office or living room, these are well worth the cost.
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    The A5+ Wireless speakers have always been a bargain when you consider how good they perform. The added convenience of Bluetooth only sweetens the deal…
    The A5+ Wireless speakers have always been a bargain when you consider how good they perform. The added convenience of Bluetooth only sweetens the deal…
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    Audioengine’s A5+ Wireless speakers deliver a stellar sonic experience aimed at audiophiles with 24-bit upsampling to ensure high-quality Bluetooth audio.
    Audioengine’s A5+ Wireless speakers deliver a stellar sonic experience aimed at audiophiles with 24-bit upsampling to ensure high-quality Bluetooth audio.
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    The greatest highlight is, as you could assume, the sound. For a small bookshelf speaker system, A5+ wireless speakers deliver a striking performance. Thanks to 5in aramid fiber woofers and 0.75in silk dome tweeters, this system can reproduce a large range of frequencies with impressive authority and accuracy.
    The greatest highlight is, as you could assume, the sound. For a small bookshelf speaker system, A5+ wireless speakers deliver a striking performance. Thanks to 5in aramid fiber woofers and 0.75in silk dome tweeters, this system can reproduce a large range of frequencies with impressive authority and accuracy.
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    The more you listen to Audioengine’s new 2018 A5+ Wireless Speakers the more you want to listen and the more their sound becomes the definitive bookshelf or workshop or computer or lab or classroom or dorm or person-cave speaker sound.
    The more you listen to Audioengine’s new 2018 A5+ Wireless Speakers the more you want to listen and the more their sound becomes the definitive bookshelf or workshop or computer or lab or classroom or dorm or person-cave speaker sound.
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    …I’ve never used a component in a way that I could use like the A5+. That is because they combine the sound of a pair of small high-end speakers with the convenience of Bluetooth audio. Would I recommend these speakers to any audiophile, or even non-audiophile that is looking for a small speaker such as these’ You bet!
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    The Audioengine A5+ Wireless Speakers have changed how I view speakers designed with computer media devices in mind. They pack a punch and maintain their clarity over both wired and wireless operation with ease.
    The Audioengine A5+ Wireless Speakers have changed how I view speakers designed with computer media devices in mind. They pack a punch and maintain their clarity over both wired and wireless operation with ease.
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    The A5+ Wireless Speakers go loud! It’s easy to fill a medium-sized room with such loud sound you can’t yell over it. Distortion is basically nonexistent, too. Highs are sharp and accurate but never grating, and mids are full and powerful. It’s really a lovely sound signature and a breath of fresh air.
    The A5+ Wireless Speakers go loud! It’s easy to fill a medium-sized room with such loud sound you can’t yell over it. Distortion is basically nonexistent, too. Highs are sharp and accurate but never grating, and mids are full and powerful. It’s really a lovely sound signature and a breath of fresh air.
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    A5+ Wireless Speaker’s mid-range is forward with beautiful clarity making vocals, instruments and special effects from movies and games come alive. The highs are bright without ever sounding harsh which is always important for a near-field speaker!
    A5+ Wireless Speaker’s mid-range is forward with beautiful clarity making vocals, instruments and special effects from movies and games come alive. The highs are bright without ever sounding harsh which is always important for a near-field speaker!
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    A5+ Home Music System w/ Bluetooth aptX-HD
    150W peak total
    N/A
    aptX HD, aptX with very low latency, aptX, AAC, SBC
    N/A
    5"
    0.75"
    Yes
    • Wired
    • Wireless
    • 3.5mm analog
    • Bluetooth
    • RCA analog
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    HD5 Home Music System w/ Bluetooth aptX-HD
    150W peak total
    aptX HD, aptX with very low latency, aptX, AAC, SBC
    N/A
    5"
    0.75"
    Yes
    • Wired
    • Wireless
    • 3.5mm analog
    • Bluetooth
    • RCA analog
    • Desktop
    • Room
    • Front Ported
    HD6 Home Music System w/Bluetooth aptX-HD
    150W peak total
    N/A
    aptX HD, aptX with very low latency, aptX, AAC, SBC
    N/A
    5.5"
    1"
    Yes
    • Wired
    • Wireless
    • 3.5mm analog
    • Bluetooth
    • Optical
    • RCA analog
    • Room
    • Rear Ported
    A5+ Wireless Speakers
    A5+ Home Music System
    150W peak total
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    5"
    0.75"
    Yes
    • Wired
    • 3.5mm analog
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    • Rear Ported

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