Airpulse A80 Hi-Res Active Bookshelf Speakers with Bluetooth

AirPulse  |  SKU: A80-WA
Colour: Walnut

Includes 2 Years Warranty + 60 Day Returns

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Following the successful launch of the A200 and A300, the all-new A80 diminutive bookshelf speakers with a 4'5” aluminIum cone ferrite magnet woofer now join the Airpulse active speaker family.

The perfect combination of Hi-Res digital audio processing technology and a youthful sturdy system that pays homage to hifi speakers of old, the A80 is a High-Fidelity audio system with intoxicating sound quality and immense visual appeal. The A80 adopts its sound characteristics from our flagship model the 7001 near-field monitor speakers designed by Phil Jones.

Using the same XMOS core as its older siblings, this unassumingly basic cabinet delivers outstanding performance beyond expectations..

Horn Loaded Ribbon Tweeter

The A80 horn-loaded ribbon tweeter continues in the tradition of the flagship 7001 near-field monitor speakers. The thin aluminium ribbon diaphragm has high sensitivity, superb transient response, extended frequency range, and well-defined resolution, perfect to meet any music you play head on. The meticulously formulated horn shape produces directional and optimised high frequencies from the ribbon tweeter, so they are aimed at the listeners, minimising unwanted effects from room reflection. This also leads to superior imaging of the speaker. The result is unequivocally full and three dimensional sound with each detail well defined.

4.5” Aluminium Cone Ferrit Magnet

The Mid-woofer is a 4.5” unit with a hard anodised aluminium alloy cone suspended in a heavy, ultra rigid cast magnesium alloy frame. The proprietary aluminium alloy cone was designed through a meticulous process analysing different types of cone geometry and materials using a Klippel Laser Doppler Interferometer.

The 35mm diameter voice coil is larger than most loudspeakers of this size. It has been shown that larger voice coils have less power compression because they run at a cooler operating temperature. Sonically this means a more realistic dynamic representation of the music. It is dynamics in music that gives it emotion and exhilaration.

The cooler running temperature of the voice coil also has the side benefit of a more reliable loudspeaker since cooler voice coil means much less chance of speaker failure.

Fully Digital Amplifier

The power amplification part is built with 2 pieces of TAS5754 Class-D amplifier from Texas Instruments. This component is one of a handful of Class-D amplifiers on the market which combines high input sample rate support and high output PWM carrier frequency. These two characteristics are essential to achieve low background noise and low distortion.

The up-to 192 KHz input sample rate support guarantees the entire link for digital processing run without any change in sample rate signal. Its 768 KHz output PWM carrier frequency, double the typical 384 KHz found in traditional Class-D amplifiers, is more suited to driving the highly sensitive ribbon tweeter.

One TAS5754 is connected in bridge mode to the left and right channel woofer while the other amp is connected in bridge mode to the left and right channel ribbon tweeters.

    Key Features

    • Zones
      Single Zone
    • Placement
      Freestanding, Bookshelf, Stand Mount
    • Music Sources
    • Inputs
      RCA, Optical, USB
    • Outputs
      Subwoofer Out
    • Power Handling
      100 Ws
    • Driver Size
    • Sensitivity
      52 Hz - 40 kHz
    • Dimensions
      250 x 140 x 220 mm (HxWxD)
    • Warranty
      2 Years


      • Tweeter: Horn Loaded Ribbon Tweeter
      • Mid-Woofer: 4.5 inch Aluminum Cone 30mm VC Mid-Woofer
      • Amplifier System: Digital Amplifier With Xmos Processor
      • Power Output: L/R(Treble):10W+10W, L/R(Woofer): 40W+40W
      • Frequency Range: 52Hz-40KHz
      • Signal-Noise Ratio: L/R:≥90dB(A)
      • Input Mode: AUX, PC, USB, Optical, Bluetooth (The USB, Optical Inputs Support Up to 192KHz Input Sample Rate)
      • Input Sensitivity: AUX:450±50mV PC:550±50mV, USB:400±50mFFs, Optical:400±50mFFs Bluetooth:500±50mFFs Sub Out:1200mV Max
      • Mains Voltage: AC 100-240 V /50-60 Hz
      • Cabinet Size (WxHxD): 140x250x220mm
      • Net Weight: 9.3 Kg(20lbs)

    What's In The Box

      • 1 x A80 Active Speaker
      • 1 x A80 Passive Speaker
      • 1 x Power Cable
      • 1 x Remote Control
      • 1 x Optical Audio Cable
      • 1 x RCA - RCA Audio Cable
      • 1 x RCA - 3.5mm Audio Cable
      • 1 x User Manual


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    Authorised Dealer

    K&B Audio are authorised dealers for AirPulse. All sales come with a 2 Years manufacturers warranty and full technical support.

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    Airpulse A80 Hi-Res Active Bookshelf Speakers with Bluetooth










    Drive Type




    Noise Cancelling



    Single Zone

    Music Sources



    RCA, Optical, USB


    Subwoofer Out

    TV Connection


    Smart Features


    Cut-Out Diameter


    Mounting Depth


    Power Handling

    100 Ws



    Driver Size



    52 Hz - 40 kHz

    Frequency Response



    250 x 140 x 220 mm (HxWxD)


    2 Years
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