Excerpt: I use this amp for my DJ set up at home both conventional and digital and it works perfectly. I use it with wired speakers and 3.5 mm computers speakers as well, can also use a subwoofer w/ 3.5 mm connectivity. It is perfect for those with limited space, the sound quality is great and it is well constructed.
Pros: Compact, Great quality, Simple to set up, USB port
Summary: I did quite a bit of research before buying an amp and DAC. I ended up going with this amp and the associated Audio Engine DAC. I'm very happy with them both, they work well together. The size of this is good, and it powers the Audio Engine P4 speaks easily. Build quality is top notch. I considered going with a smaller, cheaper, chinese amp, but this gives me comfort that it will be plugging away years from now. Not so sure about the less expensive options.
Summary: Very clean sound, but does seem a little underpowered coupled with the Audioengine P4. Ran the P4's with a Onkyo mini stereo and got more bass and fuller sound, so definitely needs a sub for me as a desktop unit. Clean and elegant set up for the desk/computer use. The volume knob is nice looking plastic, but could use a small dot or indentation on it to show where the volume is set at.
Summary: I bought the Audioengine N22 Black Premium Desktop Audio Amplifier to work in conjunction with: Audioengine P4 Premium Passive Bookshelf Speaker Pair and Audioengine S8 Premium Powered Subwoofer. The combination provides outstanding sound for music played on my computer and audiophile turntable. I have a Bose home theater and now want to replace it with Audioengine speakers because it sounds flat and uninspiring compared to Audioengine products.
Summary: My wife wanted an iPod/iPhone speaker system. I did a ton of research and some auditioning. The ones that sounded great were over $500 which I did not want to spend. I had an old Boston Acoustic Micro System 9000 laying around that's worth practically nothing and decided to find an mini amplifier to drive it because I was sure that it'd sound alot better than any ipod speaker system that I could find for $200. And then I found this gem, the N22.
Summary: I have to admit I really didn't have high expectations of the AudioEngine N22. I expected it to charge my iPhone and play music from Sirius. I have plugged my iPhone into an input on a traditional integrated amp and found the listening just okay. My intent was to use the N22 at my office but hooked it up to my Mordaunt Short Carnival speakers to see how it sounded. R U kidding me? They sound great and I was thinking of getting rid of them (the speakers that is).
Excerpt: I bought this amp to beef up the audio from my computer and flatscreen TV. I record using home studio DAW and got tired of mixing through the headphones [although they get me pretty close].Paired with the Audioengine P4's it really rocks.I like the vertical orientation. It fits on my desk nicely. Plenty of power for smaller room. Some might consider it a downside to have only two sets of inputs, but if I wanted more I would have gotten a full sized audio amp.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Summary: so far so good. bought from the outlet website as an open box item. no issues so far, but have only had installed for about a week, have listened for about an hour each day and love what I am hearing. my computer audio system consists of an HP Pavilion Entertainment Laptop, with an AudioEngine D1 DAC. I had M-Audio AV-40 powered speakers, which I still love, but was looking for a little more bass without having to add a subwoofer.
Pros: sound, cost, looks, easy install, ability to run powered sub, large volume knob