Acoustic Audio AA5172 Review

3.88 Mixed Usages
3.9 Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy:
4 Treble Accuracy:
3.9 Bass Accuracy:
3.9 Imaging & Soundstage:
3.8 Dynamic Range:
Release year: 2017 Rating: 4.1 3" full-range driver 5.1 theater system usage: music, movies, TV shows, gaming best for: compact spaces

Acoustic Audio AA5172 is an excellent system to enjoy 5.1 surround sound with decent bass. It is powerful enough to deliver room-filling sound in compact spaces. If you have a TV but do not have space to create a large home theater with an amp, then the Acoustic Audio AA5172 speaker system is best for you. We love the fact that it supports both wired and wireless connection.

Inside the box, there are multiple cables so you do not need to look elsewhere for them. The included remote with several buttons makes it much easier to change or select options.

Our Verdict

If you want to enjoy a movie in a family gathering or party hard with your friends, the Acoustic Audio AA5172 5.1 Bluetooth system is best for you. This versatile speaker comes with FM tuner and SD card input that are missing in other standard speaker systems. The speaker can handle CD/DVD, MP3, MP4 and digital contents.

PROS
  • Decent build
  • Supports USB
  • Powerful bass
  • Good surround sound
  • Has FM Tuner
CONS
  • Not for large home theaters
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Specification

GENERAL:

Speaker Type Bookshelf Speaker , Bluetooth Speaker , Satellite Speakers
Number Of Channels 5.1 speaker
Amplification Type Active Speaker (Built-in Amp)
Power Source AC Powered

DRIVERS

Drive Unit 5
Tweeter Type N/A
Tweeter Size (inches) N/A
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Midrange Type N/A
Woofer Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Type N/A
Other Full range driver: 3

SPECS

Power Range 700W
Sensitivity N/A
Impedance N/A
Frequency Range 20Hz-20 kHz
Crossover Frequencies N/A

CONNECTIVITY:

Speaker Level Input N/A
Speaker Wire Input: Yes
Line Level Input N/A
Digital Input (Optical) N/A
Digital Input (Coaxial) N/A
RCA Input Yes
3.5mm Stereo Analog Input N/A
Aux Input Yes
HDMI Input N/A
Bi-amp Input: N/A
USB Port Yes
Subwoofer Output N/A

WIRELESS FEATURES

Bluetooth Yes
Wi-Fi N/A
Other

CONNECTOR:

Connector Type speaker wire terminal
Compatible Connector Types speaker wire
Speaker Wire Compatibility standard speaker wire

AUDIO QUALITY ( TESTED )

Bass Accuracy: deep and accurate bass
Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy: Clean voices
Treble Accuracy Decent highs
Imaging & Soundstage: Good imaging and soundstage
Dynamic Range: Average dynamic range
Power Handling: Good power handling
Frequency Response: Wide frequency response
Transient Response: Decent transient response

BUILD MATERIAL

Enclosure ported
Finish plastic, wood (subwoofer)
Color Black

SIZE & WEIGHT

Height (inches) 13
Width (inches) 14
Depth (inches) 16
Weight (pounds) 22 lbs
Recommended Stand Height (inches) not specified

CONTROL

Handheld Remote Yes
Control by app N/A
Amazon Alexa N/A
Google Assistant N/A

IN THE BOX

Accessories: Subwoofer Speaker, 5 Passive Wired Speakers, Remote, 3.5mm to RCA Cable, RCA to RCA, antenna cable, Manual, Extension Cables
User manual: Yes
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Details Review

Design:

 

Acousctic Audio AA5172 Bluetooth 5.1 theater system comes with 2 front, 1 center and 3 rear satellite speakers. They are passive speakers that connect to the powered subwoofer creating a 5.1 system. The 5 satellite speakers measure 6.7" H x 4.1" W x 4" D. You will see the subwoofer is a bit larger that measures 12.3" H x 6.7" W x 13.1" D.

The front panel of the subwoofer has an illuminated display. It also has 5 control options including ST-By/play/pause, source, volume, etc.

Performance:

 

Acoustic Audio AA5172 passive speakers have 3” full range drivers. The sound quality is quite impressive despite their size. They will give you a good sense of surround sound. With Pro Surround Function, the speakers can convert stereo sound to 5.1 system. They can get loud enough for medium sized places and gatherings. It is better to play it at moderate levels to avoid any noise or distortion.

 A dedicated subwoofer will deal with low ends ensuring accurate and deep bass. With a ported design, the bass will be enhanced. The wired satellite speakers are magnetically shielded so placing them beside any screen is not a problem. Overall the 5.1 performance is satisfying and enjoyable.

Connectivity:

 

All the passive speakers will connect to the subwoofer with wires. This means you will have several cables in your room but you can always hide them. For the front speakers 6 Foot Rca Cable is available and for Rear Speakers, the length increases to 12 Foot. The speaker comes with cables needed for connection. Connection process and setup is simple and straightforward.

Once connection is complete, the system will be on 2.1 mode. In order to play sound on 5.1 mode, press the volume dial once. The LED will glow with PL On. When connecting your TV, connect the speakers into the RCA audio output or RCA line level audio output.

Control:

The Acoustic Audio AA5172 system comes with a remote control with several buttons. Simple sit back and control the system without any issue. It has Front, surround buttons that will select the front or surround speakers respectively. Then you can use the vol +/- button to adjust the output.

Use case:

 

Use the AA5172 5.1 sound system as a home theater system. This compact set is great for users which tight space. While you should not place them in large theater rooms, they are still great for living rooms. They are also great for apartments or dorm rooms.

Acoustic Audio suggests to use it as Theater system, with PC, DVD or MP3 player. With wireless option, the speaker can connect to Smartphone or tab. You can use it as theater system, for gaming or as TV speaker.

Cost:

The Acoustic Audio AA5172 speakers are affordable. Although it has passive speakers, it also comes with amplifier so you do not have to spend extra for an amplifier.

FAQ

 

How to connect if my TV does not have RCA audio output?

In case the TV doesn’t have RCA audio output but an optical audio output, then you need to look for other speaker cables. You need to buy an optical to RCA converter and make connection.

What should I do if I seek strong FM signals?

Look for the antenna socket, put the antenna cord into it. This will give you clean, clear and strong signal.

 

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