Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Receiver
What we think in the Inner Sanctum:
Turn your existing stereo or powered speakers into a Bluetooth audio source!
The B1 lets you stream from your phone, computer or music player using aptX technology for excellent sound. It's easy. It's brilliant.
Just hook this little gizmo up with your stereo system and you're ready to go. Pair it with your phone (or laptop or whatever) like any other Bluetooth device and you're ready to play your music files, podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal...whatever!
From the manufacturer:
Audioengine B1 Premium Bluetooth® Music Receiver
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 B1 is a simple way to get great-sounding wireless music from your device out to any music system. Setup and pairing is really easy and no special software is needed. Here’s how to connect B1 to your music system and pair with your tablet, computer, or smartphone:
Connect the included audio cables from the B1 rear panel to your music system.
Connect the included power adapter to B1 and plug into an AC outlet. B1 will automatically go into pair mode.
On your device, turn on Bluetooth and select “Audioengine B1” to pair and connect.
Play your music. Setup is really this easy!
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.
Upgrade your Bluetooth and breathe new life into your audio system. You already have Bluetooth on your tablet, computer, or iDevice, so get more out of it and experience stunning audio with the Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Receiver including aptX, 24-bit upsampling DAC, and extended range.
See and hear the difference
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!
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
What’s in the box
(1) B1 Receiver
(1) RCA audio cable (3ft/1m)
(1) Power adapter with detachable cable
(1) Microfiber bag
(1) Setup guide
Any Bluetooth-enabled computer or other device
Any music system with an audio input
About Bluetooth® and aptX®
Our Bluetooth products easily connect to any of your devices that have Bluetooth, but to get the best sound possible we recommend using a device that supports Bluetooth aptX. Find out more about aptX here: csr.com/products/aptx
And if you’re looking for a new smartphone, tablet, or computer with aptX or want to look up your device and see if it supports aptX, go here to check out what’s available: aptx.com/products/browse/categories
And for iPad or iPhone users that don’t have aptX, don’t despair! MacOS (MacBook, iMac, Mac mini) include Bluetooth aptX, however if you use an iPhone or iPad, Apple generally uses the AAC codec and doesn’t support aptX. AAC sounds really good as well and you'll also get the extra benefit of our upsampling 24-bit DAC, so you won’t be disappointed by the sound quality if you use an iOS device with any of our Bluetooth products.
Bluetooth receiver type: Bluetooth 4.0 audio
Supported Bluetooth codecs: SBC, aptx
Supported Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP
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)
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
RCA audio cable (3ft/1m)
Power adapter with detachable cable
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.
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.
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.
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.
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