What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Audioengine A5+ Plus Powered Speaker | Desktop Monitor Speakers Computer Sound System | 150W Premium Powered Bookshelf Stereo Speakers, AUX Audio, RCA Inputs/Outputs, Remote Control (Black)?

A total of 21 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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8th Nov 2019

They’re the A5. The A2 are only 60w.

Link to A5 for the curious

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23rd Feb 2015

So this past weekend I finished watching Bosch on Amazon and something about the turntable he has and plays towards the ending of series left me with a feeling that I should own it.

I have a few questions:

  1. I have decided to either get the recommended AT LP120 or the Project debut. I dont know the deep difference between them , does the debut have an inbuilt amp? I dont care for usb as I have a play music subscription.
  2. Debut 3 vs debut carbon. whats the difference? why can’t I find debut 3 online as easily?
  3. Are the audio enigne a5+ an overkill? I a a cord cutter and my ProMedia 2.1 is dying and I was thinking to join this with a dayton amp and a receiver, so with a reciever I’m guessing that my TV, XBMC, and the turntable will work just fine correct?
  4. I have seen the cheap guide, any guide for someone wiling to splurge a little especially if they rather get quality components?

My current setup of speakers is they are connected to TV and then the TV outputs to speakers, I do not have a reciever at the moment but I plan to get one within 6-7 months

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7th Jan 2015

After reading about motor hum issues I chose to go with the Pro ject Carbon Debut DC (with the acrylic platter upgrade), the ART DJ PreII preamp, and ordered these speakers (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005OA3BSY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Best of luck!

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27th Nov 2020

Audioengine A5+ $399 have an analog amp and PreSonus Eris E4.5 BT $229 do too.

A better setup value if you can buy from Best Buy is:

The you can later upgrade or replace one part at at time.

Do you already have the LP120X?

Guides:

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12th May 2019

Official:
https://audioengineusa.com/shop/poweredspeakers/a5-plus-classic-speakers/

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-Active-2-Way-Speakers-Black/dp/B005OA3BSY

AudioEngine have a GREAT reputation. These are the A5+. This is of course just a suggestion but I have a pair for my office and they’re wonderful bookshelf speakers.

You should know, that’s a pretty nice turntable, everyone’s financial situation is a little different, but I wouldn’t cut corners on the speakers.

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4th Nov 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-Active-2-Way-Speakers-Black/dp/B005OA3BSY

you won’t need an amp for these, just plug in and play. they should definitely be loud enough, and sound great

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24th Nov 2017

You didn’t specify your budget, with of course is the nub of it all. Here are two options that I know sound great, both about $600 give or take. For affordable-yet-awesome with a small footprint I like the audioengine A5+ active speakers (=amplifer and speakers together). You could then add a schiit mani phono preamp and you’re done. Or, if you want a stand alone amplifier and passive speakers, it’s hard to go wrong with the very nice Emotiva TA-100; great sound, lots of connectivity with high quality phono preamp, at a reasonable price, and connect it to a pair of Elac Debut b6 speakers.

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9th Sep 2017

Snagged off Craigslist for $325 for the pair + $100 for the DAC. They’re Audioengine A5+s.

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16th Feb 2017

Damn really? I was looking at these, Audioengine A5+

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16th Nov 2016

If you want bookshelf audio, I have audio engine’s for myself and some other people I buy for. They are great.

https://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-Active-2-Way-Speakers-Black/dp/B005OA3BSY

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20th Jul 2016

These are really really good: audio engine a5+ https://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-Active-2-Way-Speakers-Black/dp/B005OA3BSY

Also a cheaper option with a sub is the klipsch promedia 2.1: https://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-ProMedia-Certified-Computer-Speaker/dp/B000062VUO

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27th Jun 2016

In the image are the Audioengine A5+ bookshelf speakers which I pair with the S8 subwoofer. To anyone looking for an excellent performance to value ratio mid-fi 2.1 audio solution for their setup I can’t recommend this combo highly enough. Getting the speakers on their own is fine if you can’t afford the separate subwoofer (which I did for a year) as their bass is great for their size but together they fucking rock. They’re kind of expensive but if I’m spending $1000 on monitor/graphics card separately then it doesn’t make sense to skimp out on audio either.

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8th Aug 2015

These are the pair I have, I can’t recommend them enough. They are on the bigger side however so take that into account.

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25th Jul 2015

Here’s what I would do…

A pair of powered (aka active) speakers. I heard these are good:

http://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-Powered-Book-Shelf-Speakers/dp/B005OA3BSY/

A DAC with optical audio in. This is “matching” DAC for the speakers above

http://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-D1-24-bit-Digital-to-Analog-Converter/dp/B006IPH5H2/

Connect computer via optical audio, which should be on that motherboard, to the DAC, connect DAC to speakers with RCA cable.

Or, if you don’t want to buy the DAC, and can settle for a very slightly lower quality sound, you can simply use a 1/8 inch to RCA cable from the headphone jack (or normal computer speaker jack) to the speakers directly.

Active speakers have their own internal amplifier, so in reality, you can hook a guitar or anything into them and they will work.

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1st Jan 2018

Well this Monoprice set is a weird product, there’s basically no way to use it without a multi-hundred-dollar amp. And normally the rule of thumb is you want to spend more on the speakers than the amp for the best value.

If you’re going to be hooking this up to an entertainment center and will get good use out of the other AV features like HDMI switching, a basic Denon amp is a good choice. But it will way outclass your speakers.

On the other hand if you said you had $300-400 to spend and wanted the best value, I would’ve recomended a set of decent powered monitors (which include their own amp), e.g. this great set of Audioengine A5+.

If you want to keep your Monoprice 5.1 kit I still think trying to find a used receiver locally would be a good bet. Depending on what you plan on hooking it up to, you probably want one with HDMI or optical audio in.

EDIT: not sure what about this exactly people are taking offense to. I think the idea of spending $70 on a shitty 5.1 speaker kit and $300 on a nice AVR is ass backwards. For that budget OP would get much better quality with a decent 2.0 setup, either powered monitors or a decent pair of passive speakers. I really don’t know who Monoprice had in mind when they put together this 5.1 kit.

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25th May 2017

I think a set of Audioengine A5+ would fill your goal within budget.