AUDIOENGINE B1

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.


Easy setup


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!

Versatile

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!


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

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

Works with

Any Bluetooth-enabled computer or other device

Powered speakers

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

Inputs

Bluetooth

Outputs

Stereo analog RCA

Digital optical (SPDIF)

Required power

5V, 200mA

Operation range

up to 100ft (30m)

Full-scale output

2.0V RMS

Output impedance

57 Ohms

D/A converter

AKM AK4396

Power

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.

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