Audioengine B1 Premium Bluetooth Music Receiver (Black)

Model: B1 UPC: 819955270099 Item: 161677

$189.00

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Audioengine B1 Premium Bluetooth Music Receiver Overview

There's more jumping back and forth between wired and wireless systems when you hook up the B1 Premium Bluetooth Music Receiver. A low-cost and compact solution, the B1 streams music from any Bluetooth-enabled device such as your phone, computer or tablet directly to your wired system for outstanding sound every time you listen. The wireless adapter is easy to set up and pair with your devices so you can stream from your preferred media player or application. Wherever your music originates, you'll appreciate hearing it on your best speakers while selecting tracks from an extended range up to 100 feet away. The B1 connects to your audio system’s RCA or optical input and functions as a high-performance wireless music adapter, featuring the aptX-HD codec audio converter and 24-bit upsampling to upgrade any wired AV receiver or powered speaker into a high-res wireless system.

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Product highlights

  • Self-powered Bluetooth music receiver easily connects your devices with your wired audio system
  • Retrofit existing AV receiver, amplifier, or powered speaker that has RCA or optical audio inputs into a high-res wireless system
  • Bluetooth 5.0 including aptX HD technology for high-fidelity streaming with compatible devices
  • Lets you stream from your phone or tablet with no app or setup hassle
  • Outputs: RCA stereo, optical (SPDIF)
  • Extended range brings new freedom of movement up to 100 ft. (30 m) in any direction
  • Installation is a snap with automatic pairing mode as soon as you power up the Bluetooth music receiver
  • Conversion from digital to analog for better sound is done by the DAC AKM AK4396 with aptX-HD codec audio conversion 
  • Internal bit depth padding (upsampling) up to 24 bits attains high signal-to-noise ratio
  • Reduces power variations with 3-stage redundant regulation to preserve sound quality
  • Includes B1 Receiver, RCA audio cable (3'/1 m), power adapter with detachable cable, microfiber bag and setup guide
  • Product dimensions: 3.5" H x 4.0" W x 1" D
  • Product weight: 1.0 lb.
  • Warranty: 3 Years - World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support
  • Easily Go Wireless with Your Wired System

    Bring the convenience of wireless streaming to your wired audio system. This high-quality Bluetooth music receiver connects to your audio system and can be positioned in the next room with no reduction in sound quality. The B1 easily integrates into your wired sound system with RCA or optical inputs and is compatible with all of your Bluetooth-enabled devices thanks to its compatibility with all of your Bluetooth-enabled devices, including desktops, and all powered speakers and audio systems with an input conduit. 

    Setup is fast and easy with no software to install or waiting around for batteries to charge. Simply plug into the audio system via RCA or optical, power up the wireless music adapter, and connect to your device with automatic Bluetooth pairing mode. You can instantly stream from your preferred media player, computer, phone and more.

    Upgrade Your Bluetooth and Hear the Difference

    Time to catch up if you’ve fallen behind on high-fidelity Bluetooth. This Bluetooth 5.0 music receiver uses aptX-HD, an advanced codec that produces higher-fidelity audio playback. You will hear the difference. Another enhancement you'll love is the extended Bluetooth range. The antenna is precision-tuned to allow transmission between your playback device and the wireless adapter from up to 100 feet away.

    Don’t worry that an advanced Bluetooth music receiver will outshine older devices. The B1 uses Bluetooth 5.0 but is backwards-compatible with all Bluetooth versions and will function seamlessly with all your devices to deliver the same high-quality sound.

    Worthy Sound with Data to Analog Conversion

    More than a receiver, the Bluetooth adapter contains a digital audio converter (AKM AK4396 DAC) that achieves brilliance using three-stage power regulation and 24-bit upsampled playback, which improves the signal-to-noise ratio by internally upsampling all bit depths to 24 bits. You can listen to music using this internal DAC by plugging into your audio system’s RCA analog outputs. 

    You can also connect the optical output into another DAC, which may be part of your existing system, thus using your wireless receiver as a bridge from your device to your audio system’s data to analog converter or preamplifier.

    Small Enough to be Portable

    The compact B1 is small enough to take with you and improve the tunes at any gathering. The robust aluminum casing is protected from scratches by the microfiber bag included with your purchase.

    Bring your playlists anywhere you go and plug into the on-site audio system to hear hot tracks in seconds. Any system with audio inputs will connect with your Bluetooth music receiver for beautiful, analog sound. You control the tracks from your device, anywhere you find yourself within range.

    Quality American Design

    The B1 wireless adapter is designed by Austin-based Audioengine, a Texas company that prides itself on detail-oriented elegance and operational simplicity.

    What You Get in the Box

    The B1 wireless receiver comes with an RCA audio cable (3 ft.), power adaptor (with detachable cable), microfiber carry bag and setup guide. Power cables are not necessary because the B1 is USB-powered with a low-noise power supply on a separate circuit board to manage heat and noise. 

    Your sound experience will be excellent right out of the box. Still, the DAC will improve its performance throughout the first 40 to 50 hours of break-in time to meet your exacting standards.


    Specifications

    Audioengine B1 Music Receiver Specifications:

    • Bluetooth receiver type: Bluetooth 5.0 audio with aptX-HD codec
    • Supported Bluetooth profiles: aptX-HD, A2DP, and 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:
      • Shipping weight: 1.0 lbs
      • 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

     

    What's in the Box

    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

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    Customer Reviews for Audioengine B1 Premium Bluetooth Music Receiver (Black)

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    Expensive but I like the results.
    First I am not using for music. Using with my LG oled television. Have connection to a Musical Paradise mk3 amplifier. I know both of these units are overkill for watching television but then I do like wired headphones over BT. And the sound is very clear and good separation between channels. This works for me.
    July 1, 2020
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Great Product, Great Store
    I purchased the B1 to add versatility to an older but still high-end audio system (~$12K initial price, has been updated). I did not know if the DAC in the B1 would be good enough for the rest of the system since the price is very affordable. I am very happy with the outcome, not just ease of use but also great sound quality, which exceeded my expectations. The source data from CDs is still slightly better, but surprisingly the difference is not noticeable when just listening. Love the product.

    It's worth noting that WW Stereo was great at correcting an order problem with eBay, and I will 100% directly buy from them in the future. Great customer service.
    March 25, 2018
    Great Product
    Very easy hook up work great out the box, just plug, pair, connect, and PLAY
    November 16, 2016

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    Why did you choose this?
    World Wide Stereo Store
    good reviews
    Charles W on Nov 11, 2017
    good reviews
    Charles W on Nov 11, 2017
    What is the range of this receiver?
    A shopper on Jun 25, 2020
      Thanks for your question. Nearly all Bluetooth enabled devices have a range of 30 feet or less, line of sight.
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