Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver

$399.00

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Audioengine’s B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver is the affordable, simple wireless home audio solution we’ve been waiting for. This neat little product connects to your audio system in a snap, adding the latest version of wireless Bluetooth connectivity. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 protocols and the apt-X codec. These technologies extend the range up to 30 metres and make for superior audio reproduction.

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Product Description

Easy Setup

The Audioengine B1 Bluetooth receiver is a small audio accessory that adds Bluetooth playback capabilities to any audio system. The B1 is an easy way to get great-sounding wireless music from your device out to any music system. It comes complete with everything you need – a USB power supply, stereo RCA interconnects and a microfibre carry bag.

Setup and pairing are effortless and no special software is required. Here’s how to connect B1 to your music system and pair with your tablet, computer, or Smartphone:

  • From the B1 rear panel to your music system, connect the included audio cables that come with it.
  • Connect and plug the included power adapter to B1 and the AC outlet respectively. 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 tha easy!

Versatile

After so many years of enduring the poor audio quality of most Bluetooth products, uninspiring with limited range, the B1 solves these problems by implementing the apt-X 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.

Now is the time to 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 apt-X, 24-bit upsampling DAC, and extended range.

See and Hear the Difference

The minuscule aluminum B1 measures 1 by 3.5 by 4 inches (HWD), with a front panel that has a small, adjustable antenna and a white, backlit Pairing/Status button. The material of design of the B1 reflects the traditional Audioengine design and the high-quality components and audio fidelity, a commitment to great sound at affordable prices. It is evident that the Audioengine B1 continues to close the gap between your computer music and home hi-fi and even if you’re not a fan of audio hi-fi gadgets, we guarantee your music will sound better.

Additional Information

Colour

Black Ash, Walnut, Zebrawood

Warranty

All products we sell have a 1-year Limited Warranty on parts and labour from date of purchase, except for Audioengine products which have a 3-year Limited Warranty on parts and labour from date of purchase.

Your warranty is automatic, so there is no need to register.  

This Limited Warranty applies only to products purchased directly from NZ Audio in New Zealand.  

What is covered

All defective parts or faulty workmanship.

What is not covered

The NZ Audio Warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, excessive moisture, lightning, power surges, other acts of nature, unauthorized product modification or repairs, or failure to follow the instructions provided or available.

What we will do

We will repair or replace any defective parts, at our option, within a reasonable amount of time and free of charge any time during the warranty period. After service, we will be responsible for shipping the product back to you at our expense within New Zealand.

What we ask from you

You will be responsible for shipping or transportation charges directly to NZ Audio at your expense and for providing proof of purchase. We recommend that you keep your proof of purchase and the original shipping materials, as it is important that you package the product so that it will not be damaged during shipping. NZ Audio cannot be responsible for any damages incurred during shipping due to poor packing, so please pack well and insure your shipment.

How to obtain NZ Audio Warranty Service

If you have any questions about your warranty coverage or you think you may need service, please email us. We will do everything we can to answer your questions and resolve any issues as quickly as possible.

Exclusive Remedy

This Limited Warranty is fully transferable provided that the current owner furnishes the original proof of purchase and that the serial number on the product is intact. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF NZ AUDIO SHALL NOT EXCEED THE ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL NZ AUDIO BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES.

Highet Agencies Ltd trading as NZ Audio.

Christchurch, New Zealand.

August 2017.

Specifications

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) 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

Features

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

Reviews

COMPUTER AUDIOPHILE – B1 REVIEW

“The Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Receiver is a great performer both sonically and connectivity-wise.” 
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AUDIOSTREAM.COM – B1 REVIEW

“The B1 is a well made and very good sounding Bluetooth solution whether you use its internal DAC or roll your own.” 
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MACENSTEIN.COM – B1 REVIEW

“Just wonderful sound, design, ease of use and much better than average Bluetooth range.” 
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SECRETS OF HOME THEATER – B1 REVIEW

“The sound is smooth, grain-free with a warm and welcoming midrange.” 
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POSITIVE FEEDBACK – B1 REVIEW

B1 receives the Positive Feedback 2014 Writers’ Choice Award – “The B1 sounds head-scratchingly wonderful and is damn hard to beat for the money.” 
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COVERVILLE – B1 REVIEW

“Whether it’s due to the B1’s added antenna, or just its design, I found the range to be extremely impressive.” 
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EXAMINER.COM – B1 REVIEW

“I’ve tried other streaming methods before, and this is by far the easiest system I’ve ever used, without sacrificing sound quality.” 
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HOME THEATER SHACK – B1 REVIEW

“(The B1) is a worthy addition to the serious audiophile’s system.”

HDTV MAGAZINE – B1 REVIEW

“If you are looking for a cross platform cross device product that allows you to share your music in crystal clear quality, the Audioengine B1 is made for you.” 
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MYMAC – B1 REVIEW

“…this remarkable BT accessory immediately became an integral component in my home stereo environment.”
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POSITIVE FEEDBACK – B1 REVIEW

“The B1’s sound is lively and detailed…. and the music quality is easily on par with the well-known USB DACs at this price point.”
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STEREOPHILE – B1 REVIEW

“I have not yet heard a Bluetooth receiver that tops the B1. Consider this a rave.” – Sam Tellig, Dec 2014 Issue

TRULY GADGETS – B1 REVIEW

“The Audioengine B1 is simple and effective, and offers clean, crisp, and consistent audio with no degradation or issues….”
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DAVE TAYLOR – B1 REVIEW

Check out what Dave has to say about the B1 in his video review
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APPLEJAC – B1 REVIEW

“This is the best Bluetooth receiver I’ve ever used, which produces reliable, consistent, high-quality sound from all of my iDevices.”
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THE PC ENTHUSIAST – B1 REVIEW

“It’s one of the best, if not the best, Bluetooth DAC music receiver currently in the market that will not disappoint.”
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POSITIVE FEEDBACK – B1 REVIEW

“At $189, you can turn any audio component or product with optical or RCA inputs into a high quality Bluetooth playback system. Highly recommended.”
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THE REAL GEEKS – B1 REVIEW

“Overall, I would highly recommend purchasing this combination of products…”
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KATIEFLOYD.ME – B1 REVIEW

“If you’ve already invested in high-quality speakers or an audio system, adding a B1 is a great way to upgrade your system to stream virtually any type of audio from your digital devices.”
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DALE THORN – B1 REVIEW ON “WHAT’S BEST FORUM”

“…it’s gratifying to have a little box like the B1 that looks and feels like premium audio gear, but doesn’t cost a small fortune.”
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GEAR DIARY – B1 REVIEW

“My small A2 speakers have never sounded better and, thanks to the streaming prowess of the B1, I’m now able to cut the cord.”
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TECH 50+ – B1 REVIEW

“It enables us to keep using those great legacy systems we love. Setup is a breeze. And the quality is terrific.”
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KEN ROCKWELL – B1 REVIEW

“Not only does everything sound exactly like the source, there’s no low-frequency rolloff so all my bass and subsonics are left intact.”
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LAPTOPMEMO – B1 REVIEW

“One of the best accessories I’ve ever reviewed (and one of the most expensive), the Audioengine B1 is a must-have…”
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PART TIME AUDIOPHILE – B1 REVIEW AND CAS SHOW COVERAGE

“Audioengine might not be what comes to mind when you think of hifi, but their products’ accessibility, plug-and-play simplicity and price tags make them real winners.”
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AUDIOPHILE AUDITION – B1 REVIEW

“If you desire the ability to wirelessly stream music to your stereo from a non-Apple product then the Audioengine B1 is worth an audition.”
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OVERCLOCK.NET – B1 REVIEW

“It just works and sounds great. There are many cheaper Bluetooth receivers but if audio quality is an important factor then this is the product for you.”
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EXAMINER – B1 REVIEW

“Being able to play your music through your audio system makes life more enjoyable. Plus, thanks to the B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver, it will sound a whole lot better.”
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