Beautiful rich sound. Control knobs and setup guide could be better.
R. J. Hunter, Amazon
31 October 2013
Summary: First, I don't need to add anything to what other reviewers have said about the great sound quality across the music spectrum, I'll simply agree with them. I do think the 3 control knobs on the back could be improved. Each knob is black and the position indicator is a small black notch on the knob which is almost impossible to see when leaning over the back of the unit - it should be marked in white or something contrasting.
Summary: Only a few weeks after the warranty was up, my Audioengine S8 starting making crackling sounds when no music was playing. When I initially contact their customer support, I was told I would have to send it back and pay an $80. fee to have it repaired/replaced. After some back and forth, Audioengine agreed to replace it for me under warranty which I am very happy about.
Summary: I purchased this sub woofer with a set of Audio Engine 5 satellite speakers. This unit will produce an array of low end sounds. The ONLY criticism I have is the need to adjust the bass output in order to match the volume of the satellite speakers. I have this on the floor under my workbench. So, you get the drift. I have found that the volume must be adjusted from the music source instead of the volume knob on the speakers.