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.
Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver
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!
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.
Black Ash, Walnut, Zebrawood
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.
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.
Bluetooth receiver type
Bluetooth 4.0 audio
Supported Bluetooth codecs
Supported Bluetooth profiles
Stereo analog RCA
Digital optical (SPDIF)
up to 100ft (30m) typical
3-stage redundant regulation
SNR (DC to 20 kHz)
(1 kHz FS 96 kS/s) <0.02%
10Hz – 20kHz (+/-0.5dB)
Input bit depth
Input data rate
Determined by Bluetooth
~30 milliseconds (ms)
3.5 x 4.0 x 1”
Shipping box dimensions
11 x 7 x 3″
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
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
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“I have not yet heard a Bluetooth receiver that tops the B1. Consider this a rave.” – Sam Tellig, Dec 2014 Issue
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Check out what Dave has to say about the B1 in his video review
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“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.”