Audioengine announced Monday the N22 Premium Desktop Audio Amplifier. As the name clearly states, the N22 is a desktop amplifier that one can use for headphones or unpowered speakers, which is particularly handy for, say, reference monitors for desktop recording. The device offers 22 watts per channel.
The device includes a powered USB port for charging your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Audioengine also added a variable line output for sending a signal to a subwoofer, and it includes two audio inputs so that you can keep two different devices — for instance, your computer and your iPod — plugged in at the same time.
Audioengine N22 Premium Desktop Audio Amplifier
On the headphone side, Audioengine included a low-noise discrete Burr- Brown/TI amplifier, and a jack for earphones and headphones.
- Cool-running 22 watts RMS power per channel
- 2 inputs for iPod, iPhone, computer, etc.
- High-performance headphone output
- Variable preamp output
- USB charge/power port
- Gold-plated speaker connectors
- High-quality analog volume control
- Detachable power cord
- Power-saving idle mode
- Hand-finished MDF wood cabinet with integrated stand
- All cables included
- Recommended speakers: Audioengine P4
- Type: Compact Integrated Stereo Amplifier
- Output power: 80W peak total (22W RMS/40W peak per channel), AES
- Amplifier type: Dual Class A/B
- Voltages: 110-240V, 50/60Hz auto-switching for worldwide voltages
- Inputs: RCA and 1/8” (3.5mm) mini-jack
- Outputs: RCA variable preamp
- Speaker outputs: 5-way binding posts
- SNR: >95dB A-weighted
- THD+N: <0.02% at all power settings
- Frequency response: 20Hz-22kHz +/-1dB
- Dimensions: 7”(H) x 2.75”(W) x 5.5”(D)
- Weight: 3.55 lbs (1.6kg)
- Finish options: Satin Black
The N22 is available now and priced at US$199.