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"Taut Bass and Sweet Vocals"
Audioengine's 22-watt N22 is a compact integrated stereo power amplifier for desktop audio or rear speakers. It incorporates a high-quality headphone amp.
"The sound was marked by taut bass and sweet, present vocals," notes Stephen Mejias in the Stereophile Blog for October 19, 2010. "I expect great sound from Audioengine. The company simply continues to surpass my expectations."
Perfectly suited for your desktop or a smaller space in your home or office, N22 is easy to connect to your Mac or PC with no software to install or settings to change. For no-hassle operation, the N22 has one simple volume control with an integrated on/off switch. That's it!
Audioengine is famous for its extremely high-quality desktop audio systems, and the N22 continues in that vein. It sets a new level of audio and aesthetic quality and even further closes the gap between computer and home audio. Even if you're not an audio enthusiast, we guarantee you will still hear a difference between the N22 and lesser desktop systems.
The cool-running 22-watt amplification stage pumps out 40 watts of peak power per channel for a huge amount of sound. Protection circuitry includes output current limiting, thermal over-temperature, and power on/off transient protection for smooth and reliable operation. The quality headphone amplifier is based around a Burr-Brown/TI OPA2134 chipset.
Got WiFi in your home, office, or apartment? The N22 is wireless-ready! The USB power port is perfect for powering Audioengine wireless adapters to stream your music wirelessly from your computer or iPod.
It's Versatile, Too
The N22 isn't just great sounding, but it's also versatile. Pair the N22 amp with any non-powered speakers for a high-end mini desktop hi-fi music system. Connect your iPod, computer, and speakers or headphones for a compact and great-sounding personal stereo system. You can even connect a subwoofer and charge your iPod through the USB power port.
Two audio inputs are standard - RCA and mini-jack connectors - so you can plug in your computer, iPod, or stereo directly.
"The sound was marked by taut bass and sweet, present vocals... I expect great sound from Audioengine. The company simply continues to surpass my expectations."
- Stephen Mejias, Stereophile Blog, October 19, 2010
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I have used the N22 desk top amp to power two sattelite speakers with the Audioengine D1 DAC as in a trapezoidal alignment to get the most out of a near field configuration on my desk. From this persepective it is easy to see up close and personal one of the most versatile amp on the market embued with competencies few others can match its rich purposeful sonic clarity.. Purchasing the N22 if their were such a thing would be the equivalent to investing in a fresh pair of audio lungs that can either release a delicate band of air through the vocal chords leading to a clear quiet whisper; or produce a mighty wind that builds and spirals upward to a tiltilating cresendo, with the same energy as a musical shout. In either case Audioengine has managed to bring to market a device with a form factor that does not intervene physically, but manages to make its presence known in the air and space in the nearby room. It is hard to believe that even the stoutest critics will find fault with this 22w powerhouse. It is indeed that good.
|- Mark -, OH|