Audioengine N22 Desktop Audio Amplifier (MSRP $199 Buy Now)
We recently discussed creating whole house audio using Apple’s AirPlay technology by adding audio zones created out of PC speakers and AirPort Expresses. But what if you want to use speakers that you have laying around and don’t want to place audio receivers all over the house. Enter the Audioengine N22 Audio Amplifier.
- 22 watts RMS per channel
- 2 inputs for iPod, iPhone, computer, TV, etc.
- Headphone output
- Variable preamp output
- USB charge/power port
- Power-saving idle mode
- All cables included!
Being designed for the desktop the unit only has 22 watts per channel so we don’t recommend the N22 for large rooms. However, we were quite pleased with the amount of sound the N22 output when used in a typical family room, den, or bedroom.
The N22 coupled with speakers will cost you a bit more per zone when compared to a PC speaker setup. However, it will provide you with better quality audio when mated to high quality speakers.
If you use a lossless audio format for your music then you’ll want to listen with high quality speakers. The N22 coupled with an Airport Express is a cost effective way to take speakers you all ready own and turn them into additional audio zones.