Technical Specifications

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General Specifications

Powered Wi-Fi speaker system

Amplifier Type
Class D

Power Output
60 W peak power total (15 W RMS / 30 W peak per channel), AES

2.75” aramid fiber woofers

0.75“ Silk dome tweeters

3.5 mm stereo mini-jack, Wi-Fi

LFE Variable line-out for subwoofer

Input Voltages
100-240 V 50/60 Hz auto-switching

Greater than 95 dB (typical A-weighted)

Less than 0.05% at all power settings

Less than 50 dB

Frequency Response
65 Hz-22 kHz ±2.0 dB

Frequency Response w/ Bass Reduction Switch selected

Analog Input Impedance

Nominal Impedance

Input Impedance
10K ohms unbalanced

Crossover Frequency

Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature, power on/off transient protection

Power Consumption
Idle: 10W

Standby Consumption


Recommended Amplifier Power

Battery Life

Battery Charge Time

Bluetooth Specifications

Internal D/A Converter

Internal BT Receiver

Input Bit Depth

Bluetooth Receiver Type

Supported Codecs

Supported Bluetooth Profiles

Wireless Operation Range

Input Data Rate

Wireless Latency

USB Specifications

Connector Type

USB Device Class

Input Bit Depth

Input Sample Rate

Weights And Measures

Dimensions (HWD)
Each speaker - 6" (15.2 cm) x 4" (10.2 cm) x 5.25" (13.3 cm)

Left (active) - 3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
Right (passive) - 2.4 lb (1.1 kg)

Total Shipping Weight
7.6 lb (3.5 kg)

Shipping Box Dimensions (LWH)
15" x (38.1 cm) 7.25" (18.4 cm) x 11" (27.9 cm)

Environmental Requirements

Operating temperature: 32 degrees F to 95 degrees F
Non-operating temperature: -4 degrees F to 113 degrees F
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Materials And Construction

0.7" (18 mm) thick MDF cabinets
0.75" (20 mm) silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
2.75" (70 mm) aramid fiber woofers with advanced voice coils


To minimize unwanted resonances and distortion, Audioengine cabinets have thick high-resin MDF walls with extensive internal bracing. Heavy internal sound-damping material is used to reduce unwanted sound reflections inside the cabinet. All cabinet edges are rounded which look great and reduce high-frequency diffraction effects on the front baffles. The A1W Home Music System cabinet contains tuned, front-port slots.

Furniture Grade Finishes

The A1W Home Music System cabinets are in versatile, grey finish offering a modern compliment to any small space or desktop.

Custom Components

Audioengine designs and manufactures our own tweeters, woofers, and other critical components. In other words, these are not “box built” speakers with off-the-shelf parts but custom-designed to our specifications. What we do not fabricate directly in our factory we have made to our designs (parts such as transformers, magnets, and wiring harnesses, for example). The cabinets, drivers, bass port designs, amplifiers, and crossovers are all painstakingly tuned together for each Audioengine model. This, in turn, makes for a much more efficient system that requires much less power than passive speakers and a separate integrated amplifier or similar A/V components.

Based On Studio Monitor Designs

Studio monitor speakers are used by producers and engineers in recording and production studios. They are designed with a theoretical flat frequency response which allows the engineer to create a final mix in such a way that the recorded music will sound good on most other speakers. Although Audioengine speakers are not designed to be up-close “nearfield” studio monitors, we do carry over much of the same higher-end technology, components, and design philosophy for all Audioengine speaker systems.

Efficient Integrated Design

The speaker cabinets, drivers, innovative bass port designs, amplifiers, and passive crossovers are all critically tuned together for each Audioengine model. This, in turn, makes for a much more efficient system that requires less power than passive speakers and a separate integrated amplifier or similar A/V components. We build all this goodness into the left speaker cabinet to make it super-easy to connect your smartphone, tablet, computer, TV, network player or any other audio product.

Amplifier Design

The amplifiers in powered Audioengine speakers are located in the left speaker and are a conservatively-rated class D analog monoblock design. This is a more traditional speaker/amplifier marriage which provides excellent quality audio and greater flexibility. All circuit boards for the power and preamp sections are vertically mounted for maximum mechanical shock protection.

Driver Designs

Audioengine uses audiophile-quality, ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets. Silk tweeters hold up well under high power and the edge-driven design gives very smooth response. The woofers are aramid fiber woven glass composite with rubber surrounds. Aramid fiber is obviously very strong, which means the woofer retains its shape when being driven at high levels.


Both drivers are directly video shielded and allow the user to place the speakers within a few inches of a video monitor. This shielding also offers protection for hard-drive digital music players.

Headphone Amp Specifications

Headphone Amp Type

Full-scale Headphone Output Level

Output Impedance

Recommended Headphone Impedance Level

Optical Specifications

Internal D/A converter

Input Bit Depth

Sample Rate

Quickstart Guide

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Step 1: Download the free Audioengine app from the Apple App Store for iOS or from Google Play for Android. A1-W setup as well as multiroom and stereo configurations are done via the Audioengine app from an iOS or Android device.

Step 2:  Connect the included speaker wire from the A1-W left (powered) speaker to the right (passive) speaker, observing proper polarity to each speaker connector.

Step 3: Connect the Ac power cord to the A1-W left speaker rear panel and plug the other end of the cable into a functioning power outlet.

Step 4:  Turn on power via the rear panel volume/power knob and set the volume to around 50% so you can hear the audio prompts during setup.

Step 5: The A1-W Status button will blink rapidly for 15 seconds, then a piano tone will play.

Step 6:   The A1-W Status button will now blink more slowly and a voice will say: "Entering setup mode. Follow the instructions in the app to finish the setup."If no piano tone or voice is heard after 15 seconds, increase A1-W volume level.

A1-W will remain in setup mode (slow-blinking Status button) for 5 minutes before timing-out.

To go back into setup mode, press and hold the A1-W Status button for about 5 seconds until you hear the voice prompt again.

Connecting A1-W wirelessly to your internet router.

As device screens seem to constantly change with updates and not all Android menus are identical, the easiest way to get through this setup is to follow the instructions directly in the app and listen to the voice prompts.

During setup we recommend that your phone, A1-W, and wireless internet router are within 15 feet of each other. You may need your wifi password if it’s not already saved on your device.

Step 7:  Open the previously downloaded Audioengine app onto your iOS or Android device and select "OK" if you want the app to access your music library on your device.

Step 8:  The app will say "Searching for Audioengine Wireless Hi-Fi System." Select "Add Device".

Step 9:  Following the app instructions, select "Settings" to leave the app and go into your device’s wifi settings.

Step 10:  Turn on your device’s wifi and select "Audioengine A1-MW" from your wifi list.

Step 11:  The audio voice will respond "You are now connected to your speaker. Follow the instructions in the app to finish the setup."

Step 12:  Go back into the Audioengine app.

Step 13:  A1-W works on 2.4G, so select 2.4G network from your wifi list and enter your internet router password if prompted to do so.

Step 14:  The voice will then say "Connected to your wifi network." Select "Next".

Step 15:  Rename A1-W if you wish, then select the right arrow at the top of the screen.

Step 16:  Swipe left 2 times to get to your music or exit the app and go to another player.

Having trouble? Try moving A1-W and your device closer to your router. Restart your router, device, and A1-W.



A1-W Troubleshooting Tips

The following troubleshooting tips can help diagnose and correct most concerns with the A1-W. We have attempted to make this list as comprehensive as possible, so some of these may not apply to your issue, but please go through each tip. If the problem persists and your A1-W is located within the US, please provide us with the following information: serial number, purchase information (when and where), your current shipping address, and the results of each step.

If your A1-W is outside of the US, we are unable to offer product services, but please use the link below to contact the distributor in the country where the A1-W is located. Since the distributor is who will be assisting you from this point on, they will be able to let you know what options you may have. Be sure to still include your full name, where and when your A1-W was purchased, the serial number, and your current shipping address when contacting any distributor:

If you haven’t already, power cycle your A1-W by unplugging the power connection, and reconnecting it.

If the power indicator on the A1-W is not illuminated, try these tips:
  1. Make sure the AC power cord is connected to the power supply unit and to a working AC power outlet.
  2. Check that the cable at the other end of the power supply is correctly connected to the rear panel of the left speaker.
If the power supply light is on but you are experiencing an audio-related issue with a wired connection, try these tips:
  1. Verify that the volume/power control on the rear panel is not turned all the way down or powered off (we recommend setting the volume to at least the 10 o’clock position)
  2. Check that the volume level of your audio source components or devices is not set to minimum volume or powered off.
  3. Check speaker wire connections from the left (powered) speaker to the right (passive) speaker. Confirm this by removing the speaker wire from each speaker and reconnecting.  Also check the speaker wire polarity by verifying that the wires are going to the same terminals on both speakers.
  4. Check that the cable from your audio source to the speakers are properly connected. Confirm this by unplugging the audio cable and then reconnecting.
  5. Decrease the volume of the input audio source and increase the volume of the speakers.
  6. Try playing audio from more than one application on the source device you typically use to connect to your A1-W (phone, tablet, computer, etc). Make sure the volume is up on your media players, internet radio, master control, device volume, etc. and the balance control is centered.
  7. Check to make sure your source device is running the most up to date version of software available. If an update is available, make sure you restart your device after the update is installed. For Mac users, be sure to check the App store to see if there's a newer version of Mac OS you could be running.
For the full setup guide, download the attached PDF: