Ratings (compared to similarly-priced desktop integrated amps):
The N22 is, I think, one of those amps that sounds more and more effortless, natural, and “right” the longer that you listen to it. The amp’s distinguishing sonic characteristics—smoothness, rich tonal colors, and natural warmth—work together to serve most kinds of music well. What is more, the amp’s character seems particularly well-suited for desktop application, where qualities of warmth, smoothness, and effortless three-dimensionality are often in very short supply. I found the N22 had the potential to make desktop listening experience more enjoyable and engaging, so that I kept coming back for more. And isn’t that precisely what good amps are supposed to do.
SPECS & PRICING
Audioengine N22 Premium Desktop Audio Amplifier
Power Output: 2 x 22 Wpc RMS
Frequency Response: 20Hz -20 kHz, ±1dB
THD+Noise: < 0.02% at all power settings
Analog Inputs: two stereo analog (via 1/8-inch mini-jack and RCA jacks)
Analog Outputs: variable-output preamp (via RCA jacks), stereo speaker taps (via gold-plated 5-way binding posts).
Other: Provides USB power charging port.
Input Impedance: 10 kOhms
Dimensions (H x W x D): 7” x 2.75” x 5.5”
Weight : 5 lbs.
Warranty: 3 years, parts and labor