Reviews and Problems with Audioengine AS8 Powered Subwoofer
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11 June 2014
Summary: Definitely needed this with the A5+'s. No question the speakers are lacking low end anything below roughly 250Hz is significantly lower. I'm an audio engineer so I know my audio and speakers. I like a flat even frequency sound and this sub when set correctly just makes the A5+'s even better. Not overly boomy or muddy just perfect sound now!
Summary: I was blown away by my Audioengine A5+ speakers and really didn't think I needed the AS8 subwoofer, but one night I drunk ordered it on Amazon... like you've never done something like that right? Well once I hooked this baby up I quickly realized that it is a must have companion to the A5+ speakers. Wow! When I demo my system to friends they are just completely blown away.
Summary: This sub is built solid as a rock. I bought it to supplement my headphone listening. Wow! It can shake the windows if turned up a bit (which my wife doesn't like :-). The sound and look are flawless. No distortion and enough power to easily fit into a home theater or home audio system. It produces sound way down to 27 hertz with no roll-off and probably goes down to about 20 hz to rattle your teeth. Of course, if you've got dentures, just turn down the volume a bit :-).
Summary: I picked up the AS8 subwoofer to compliment a set of A2+ speakers. I tried a few other subs (Pioneer and Klipsch) and neither sounded as good as the AS8. Very easy setup, to start I set phase at the mid setting, volume at about 40% and the crossover around 80Hz. Everything you need is in the box, no cables to buy. The packaging was excellent, very high build quality, very compact and perfect compliment to the A2+ speakers. I can't believe how good this setup sounds!
Summary: Subwoofer arrived with an object trapped inside the enclosure that would rattle during use. Seems like a basic QC check could have solved this problem, unless the object came loose during shipping, which means that the construction is inadequate as a subwoofer should be built to withstand extreme vibrations. Other than the rattle, it was a nice sounding unit and I was disappointed that I had to return it for this simple issue.
Summary: This sub woofer is great for music and does quite well for movies! I have paired this with a set of the Audio Engine A5+. The sub is self powered which is good for computer audio set up. There are some basic controls (Crossover and Volume) on the back and some additional RCA out if you want to use the sub as the main input. I would recommend this sub and very happy with it.
Summary: I had the A5+ for a week or two before I got this subwoofer. The sounds from the A5+ were great, but I need that extra oomph in the music I listen too. The AS8 was packed with the same pride as the A5+ was. In a big cloth bag. The cables were also in a cloth bag. The outer box was crushed a bit on delivery, but the foam inside was thick enough to protect the product from worse that what I had.
Excerpt: Setting this S8 subwoofer up takes time and patience. Manipulating the Volume-Crossover-and Phasing controls is a must to blend with the A2+ Speakers. Once you get it right it just pops right in for spacious, transparent, and low end sound. Set the volume at the 50% mark on the computer first.