We'd bet anything that the poncho was designed by a man
And you know how we know this?
Simple: it's simple. Cut a hole in a piece of fabric and call it a day simple.
The poncho is the clothing equivalent of the Japanese flag. If we were to list step-by-step instructions on how to make one yourself, there'd be no Step Two.
If you're wondering how this ties into today's deals, it doesn't. These are just the things we think about when we're tasked with writing blurbs but we're completely out of inspiration.
P4 Passive Speakers allow you to enjoy award winning Audioengine sound with your existing integrated amplifier or stereo receiver.
The P4 passive speakers are full-sounding bookshelf speakers in a satellite speaker size.
The goal with P4 was to design a small but powerful bookshelf speaker for people that already have surround receivers or amplifiers and are looking for the same Audioengine sound and quality in a passive loudspeaker. The P4 passive speakers are perfect for digital hybrid amplifiers as well as stereo receivers, integrated amps, and tube amplifiers. The P4 has a 4 ohm impedance rating but will sound great when connected to any receiver or integrated power amplifier with 4, 6, or 8 ohm speaker output impedance.
- Receiver / Amplifier ready
- Aramid Fiber Woofers
- Silk Dome Tweeters
- 2-way passive, front-ported design
- Hand-built cabinets
- Silk dome tweeters & aramid fiber woofers
- Compact design
2-way passive, front ported design
10-125W per channel
4″ aramid fiber woofers
3/4″ silk dome tweeters
9.5mm thick MDF cabinets
Gold-plated, 5-way binding posts
Weight and Measurements
2.75 kg (6 lbs)
Total shipping weight
7.25 kg (16 lbs)
228 (H) x 140 (W) x 165 mm (D) (9 x 5.5 x 6.5″)
Shipping box dims
330 (H) x 460 (W) x 228 mm (D) (13 x 18 x 9″)
- Satin Black
- Hi-Gloss White
- Solid Carbonized Bamboo
Audioengine designs and manufactures our own tweeters, woofers, and many other critical components. In other words, these are not “box built” speakers with off-the-shelf parts but entirely custom-designed to our specifications. What we do not fabricate directly in our factory we have custom-made to our designs. The cabinets, drivers, bass port designs, and crossovers are all painstakingly tuned together for each model.
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 that the woofer retains its shape when being driven at high levels. The speaker materials and construction are robust enough to stand up to some serious thrashing, so speaker grills aren’t needed. In other words, we did our homework on the speaker drivers and they will sound and look great after many years of use.
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 P4 cabinet contains tuned, front-port slots.
Both drivers are directly magnetically shielded which allow you to place the speakers within a few inches of a video monitor. This shielding also offers protection for hard drive-based digital music players.