Audioengine S8

Audioengine S8
Brand Audioengine Amplification Type active Detachable Grilles false Nominal Output Power (RMS), W 150 Maximal Output Power (RMS), W 250 Audio Amplifier Output Power, W 125
0
Features 4.7
Performance & Sound Quality 4.8
Setup 4.8
Check Price

About

Our Verdict

Table Of Content

Overall

4.8

Features

4.7

Performance & Sound Quality

4.8

Setup

4.8

Overall

4.8

Rated 4.8 Out off 5.0*

Features

4.7

Rated 4.7 Out off 5.0*

The S8 specs are pretty impressive. It is a small compact 8-inch subwoofer that is power-saving, has a wireless option, and comes with a full set of wires for all its inputs. Each wire is 2 m by the way. The effortless clean and smooth bass woofer boasts of a steel frame that kills all the resonation. It also has a sold heavy-duty rubber speaker surround for less vibration and improved sound clarity and accuracy. Another thing I liked is that all Audio engine products come with limited 3-year parts and labor warranty. Follow the instructions and all the repairs and exchanges will come for free. I always pay attention to things like that. It means that the company really cares.

Performance & Sound Quality

4.8

Rated 4.8 Out off 5.0*

The thing is that the company has been trying to satisfy everyone with Audioengine S8 settings. And this struggle to achieve perfection has come at a price because from one standpoint the sound is extremely powerful. The volume control goes very high up. But from another side, it is still a small woofer that is not sealed and when you go too high up the noise and distortions come into play and spoil the experience. 27-180 Hz frequency response with 88 Db sensitivity sounds amazing though. I also liked the variety of available controls. Besides volume, you get to control the low pass filter and subwoofer phase. It is just enough for a regular user. The controls are simple to manage and to understand the operation principle.

Setup

4.8

Rated 4.8 Out off 5.0*

The woofer has LFE, RCA and mini-jack level inputs for the AV receiver. The versatile connection options make it easy to connect it with most of the AV receivers out there no matter old or new. S8 setup options are pretty versatile. You can go wireless with a $149 W3 Wireless adapter from Audio engine. All together the setup was quite an easy and quick experience for me. I like to double check the setup ease and manual simplicity by asking some non-geeky people to do it for me. S8 works amazingly with any Smart TV, game console, laptop, home cinema, etc. I tried it with my own toys and it came out amazing.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Compact and Stylish Design
  • Powerful and Balanced Bass
  • Versatile Connectivity
  • Auto Sleep and Wake Functions

Cons

  • Price to Performance Ratio
  • Limited Fine-Tuning Options

Specification

Power

Nominal Output Power (RMS), W

150

Audio Amplifier Output Power, W

125

Maximal Output Power (RMS), W

250

Driver

Driver Size, In

8

Driver Quantity

1

Port Placement

front panel

Driver Placement

down firing

Connections

Bi-amp

XLR Outputs (pair)

XLR Inputs (pair)

RCA Outputs

1

RCA Stereo Line Level Inputs (pair)

1

RCA LFE Inputs

1

Speaker Inputs (pair)

Speaker Outputs (pair)

Material

Woofer Composition

polymer

Body Material

MDF

Enclosure Type

vented

Colors

black, white

General

Detachable Grilles

Amplification Type

active

Audio Performance

Crossover Frequency, Hz

50-130

Frequency Response, Hz

27-180

Impedance, Ohm

8

Sensitivity, DB

88

Controls

Main Power Switch

Low-pass Filter

Subwoofer Phase

Volume

Dimensions

Weight, Kg/pounds

12.7/28.1

Dimensions (H X W X D), Cm/in

33.2 x 28.1 x 33.2/13.1 x 11.1 x 13.2

User Manual

Manual

s8.pdf

Similar Products

Kicker 11HS8
Kicker 11HS8