Audioengine N22 Review and Specs

Audioengine N22We all know that the compact Audioengine N22 amplifier is designed to work with a computer. But what are Audioengine N22 specs? See the answer in this Audioengine N22 review.

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Specs and features

Its power output per channel is 22W (8 Ohms). Audioengine N22 can work not only in a computer stereo system. Audioengine recommends using this model with P4 speakers and W1 or W3 wireless audio adapters for sounding the surround back channels of your home theater. The amplifier is able to provide an even, warm and natural sound with a rich palette of timbre shades, which will appeal to those fans of Hi-Fi sound who use a computer as the main source. 4 screw terminals with gilding are used, which allow connecting a cable with a large cross-sectional area, equipped with “blades” or “bananas”. The amplifier receives power from an external unit. To do this, there is a 4-pin connector on its rear panel. All necessary cables are included, including two speaker wires of 16 AWG caliber and 1.75 m long.

Design and build

The amplifier received an unusual shell made of MDF. The front panel is made in the style of minimalism. At its center is an analog volume control, combined with a power switch. Under the regulator is a 3.5 mm output of a high-quality discrete headphone amplifier, which uses the Burr-Brown OPA2134 op amp chip. The model is mounted vertically and rests on a special stand. Thanks to this arrangement, efficient cooling is ensured by means of ventilation slots and internal heat sinks.

Audioengine N22

Connectivity

The model is equipped with two line inputs - RCA and a mini-jack, thanks to which virtually any analog source can be connected to it. There is an adjustable RCA output for connecting with a power amplifier, subwoofer, etc. There is a USB port, which, however, acts strictly as a power source for USB devices. With it, you can charge your iPhone or iPad, as well as provide current to a proprietary audio adapter designed to transmit the signal wirelessly.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The N22 is very well made and has good grounding and high quality RCA jacks on it
  • The Chromecast provides better streaming audio quality than Bluetooth and the N22's USB port is convenient for powering it
  • Very convenient setup, I like the dedicated output for sub

Cons

  • No tone controls
  • If you want it loud enough to feel in your gut all the time you'll probably want to look elsewhere

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Common features

Product

Audioengine N22

Model

N22

Brand

Audioengine

Reviews

126

Amplifier

Channels

2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

44/8

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

22/8

Output Impedance, Ohm

8

Frequency response

20Hz-22KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

95

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0

Phono (MM) input

0

Subwoofer output

0

Headphone outputs

1

USB

1

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0

Main inputs (pair)

0

Line level inputs (pair)

1

XLR inputs (pair)

0

Record outputs (pair)

0

DC trigger output (12V)

0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0

RS-232

0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

Power consumption standby, W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

6.8 x 17.7 x 24.1/2.7 x 7 x 5.5

Weight, kg/lbs

1.6/3.5
Audioengine N22
Audioengine N22

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