P4 Passive Bookshelf Speakers
The P4 Passive Speakers are perfect for stereo receivers, integrated amps, and tube amplifiers.
Audioengine Sound, Your Amplifier.
P4 Passive Speakers allow you to enjoy award winning Audioengine sound with your existing integrated amplifier or stereo receiver.
Why You'll Love Them
- 2-way passive, front-ported design
- Hand-built cabinets
- Silk dome tweeters & aramid fibre woofers
Why Passive Speakers?
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.
Versatility for Both Old and New
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.
Classic Audioengine Sound
Quality No Matter What You Choose
Audioengine powered and passive speaker models both share a similar sound and tuning so you are assured our Signature Sound regardless of which model you choose.
Wall or Ceiling Mount
The P4 speakers include two standard 1/4" threaded inserts on the rear panel and another insert on the bottom of each P4 cabinet for attaching a speaker mount or bracket. We recommend using products by companies such as OmniMount or Sanus. Before installing mounts or brackets make sure you consult all documentation and carefully follow the installation instructions.
Audioengine designs and manufactures their 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 their specifications. What they do not fabricate directly in their factory they have custom-made to their 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 fibre woven glass composite with rubber surrounds. Aramid fibre 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, Audioengine did their homework on the speaker drivers and they will sound and look great after many years of use.
To minimise 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.
- Receiver or amplifier ready
- Aramid fibre woofers
- Silk dome tweeters
- Front ported
- Up to 125W power handling
|Type||2-way passive, front ported design|
|Nominal impedance||4 Ohms|
|Crossover frequency||2.8 kHz|
|Amplifier power||10-125W per channel|
|Drivers||3/4" silk dome tweeters, 4" aramid fibre woofers|
|Enclosure||9.5mm thick MDF cabinets|
|Inputs||Gold-plated, 5-way binding posts|
|Finish options||Satin black, gloss white, solid bamboo|
|Weight & Measurements|
|Dimensions (each speaker) - H x W x D||22.8 cm x 14.0 cm x 16.5 cm / 9" x 5.5" x 6.5"|
|Weight (each speaker)||2.75 kg / 6 lbs|
|Shipping weight||7.25 kg / 16 lbs|
|Shipping box dimensions - H x L x W||33.0 cm x 46.0 cm x 22.8 cm / 13" x 18" x 9"|
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