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Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver

Audioengine


Type: Bluetooth Receiver


 

[ Overview ]

B1 is a high-fidelity audio component that easily integrates into your music system and plays music directly from your library or streams from any app. The B1 streams high-quality audio from your Bluetooth®-enabled smartphone, computer, or tablet to any music system or powered speakers.

The audio quality of most Bluetooth products isn't usually very inspiring and their limited range can be frustrating. The B1 solves these problems by implementing the aptX codec, which is a high-quality audio converter designed specifically for audio. The B1 also has special circuitry and a precision-tuned antenna to extend the wireless range, providing much more versatility than other Bluetooth receivers.

The aluminum case of the B1 reflects traditional Audioengine design and the high-quality components and audio fidelity are typical of Audioengine's commitment to great sound at affordable prices. The Audioengine B1 continues to close the gap between your computer music and home hi-fi and even if you're not an audio enthusiast we guarantee your music will sound better!

 

Features
  • Easy setup, connects in seconds
  • Plug-n-play, no software to install
  • Superior sound and extended range
  • Streams audio from any media player (iTunes, Amarra, Youtube, etc.)
  • Connects to any music system with an audio input
Compatibility
  • Any Bluetooth-enabled computer or other device
  • Powered speakers
  • Any music system with an audio input
What's in the Box
  • B1 Receiver
  • RCA audio cable (3ft/1m)
  • Power adapter with detachable cable
  • Microfiber bag
  • Setup guide
Specs

Type

    • Bluetooth 4.0 audio

Supported Bluetooth codecs

    • SBC, aptx

Supported Bluetooth profiles

    • A2DP, AVRCP

Inputs

    • Bluetooth

Outputs

    • Stereo analog RCA
    • Digital optical (SPDIF)

Required power

    • 5V, 200mA

Operation range

    • up to 100ft (30m) typical

Full-scale output

    • 2.0V RMS

Output impedance

    • 57 Ohms

D/A converter

    • AKM AK4396

Power filtering

    • 3-stage redundant regulation

SNR

    • SNR (DC to 20 kHz)
    • >100dB

THD+N

    • (1 kHz FS 96 kS/s) <0.02%

Frequency response

    • 10Hz - 20kHz (+/-0.5dB)

Crosstalk

    • >-86dB

Input bit depth

    • 24-bit (upsampled)

Input data rate

    • Determined by Bluetooth

Latency

    • ~30 milliseconds (ms)

Product dimensions

    • 3.5 x 4.0 x 1”

Shipping weight

    • 1.0lbs (0.5kg)

Shipping box dimensions

    • 11 x 7 x 3"

Environmental Requirements

    • Operating temperature: 32° to 105°F (0°C to 40°C)
    • Storage temperature: -4° to 115°F (-20°C to 46°C)
    • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Included accessories

    • RCA audio cable (3ft/1m)
    • Power adapter with detachable cable
    • Microfiber bag
    • Setup guide

Technical Features

    • Supports all Bluetooth-enabled devices
    • High-fidelity Bluetooth® with aptX® transmission and extended range
    • Stream high-resolution 24-bit digital audio from the Audioengine B1 to any music system.
    • Includes built-in AKM4396 DAC for superior 24-bit upsampled playback
    • Aluminum case with audiophile-grade connectors
    • Analog and optical outputs
    • 2.0Vrms maximum output level
    • Experience stunning audio quality with aptX® coding, built-in 24-bit upsampling DAC, and extended wireless range.

DAC Characteristics

    • The B1 Bluetooth Receiver utilizes the AKM AK4396A DAC, widely known for its low noise and high fidelity. B1 is essentially an upsampling 24-bit Bluetooth DAC and will pad all bit depths internally to 24-bits, thus achieving a higher signal-to-noise ratio. Due to the AK4396A's high signal-to-noise specs, the fact that digital signal is converted (upsampled) to 24-bits and the added benefit of triple redundancy power source conversion and filtering, the B1 presents impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics with a noticeable improvement over other Bluetooth devices.

Extended Range

    • Most Bluetooth implementations have very limited range, usually within just one room. But with careful signal management circuitry and antenna tuning, we offer a superior solution that will reach more than one room with no degradation in audio quality.

High quality Bluetooth audio

    • The B1 features aptX coding which is an advanced Bluetooth audio codec that provides much higher-quality sound than previous versions. The B1 is backwards-compatible with all previous Bluetooth implementations so you can wirelessly stream music from any device and still enjoy outstanding sound.

Optical Output

    • B1 also functions as a wireless audio bridge from your device to your favorite DAC or preamp. Use the internal DAC with RCA analog outputs or connect the optical output into another DAC.
Availability
  • Available in the US only

 


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