Summary: The perfect addition to my Audioengine A5 speakers. I haven't gone into depth adjusting my setup yet, but for me, these add a 'punch' that is missing with the speakers alone. Audio is very subjective, so some might disagree. The speakers alone are amazing, but I like a bit of 'boom', and this thing gives me that, while still preserving the astonishing clarity of the speakers. Love Audioengine's equipment and they now have a customer for life.
Summary: I use this subwoofer with a pair of the Audioengine 2+ speakers. It delivers nice deep bass, and with the pair of 2+, spreads out the sound very well. I am not a pro audio guy, just someone who wants to hear his music crisply and with a nice full sound. Without the subwoofer the speakers sounded good, but with it the sound is vastly improved. Easy to install, just plug and play. I would recommend this subwoofer to anyone with Audioengine speakers..
Summary: Very fast service and delivery. Product sound is great and highly recommend this subwoofer for use with AudioEngine main speakers. Running on a computer set up with 5+ s and system is simply best I've had. Some folks say it's overpriced for what you get. I disagree. It's well worth the money.
Great sub with nuanced bass that adds substantially to the A5+s
16 August 2014
Summary: I added the S8 sub to my Audioengine A5+s hooked up to a Soundblaster ZxR sound card via RCA cables, not knowing whether the purchase would be worth the improvement in sound. It definitely is, IMO. The sub adds such a presence to the sound, expanding the soundstage significantly, that it really is important if you want to get the most out of the A5+s.
Summary: I purchased the AS8 sub to integrate with a M-Audio Delta 1010LT and BX5 D2 monitors through a PC. I am still breaking the setup in but so far I think they work together quite well. The AS8 comes with a phase, volume, and crossover knobs which I am still experimenting with but seem to be easy to dial in with a few familiar tracks of different music. The small 8inch sub generates a big bass extension at fairly low volumes.
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: 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 :-).