Audioengine's B2 may look like a centre speaker, however, it is a gorgeous and functional Bluetooth speaker system packing a big sound that belies its compact size. With no network setup, passwords to enter, or buttons to push, setting it up is so easy you’ll be rocking in no time.
Keep your music fun, easy, and sounding great.
The B2 is a premium powered speaker with high-fidelity stereo sound that connects to your music in seconds from any app or device. Wired or wireless connections, including aptX Bluetooth from your phone, tablet or computer and good old analog from that vintage turntable or 80’s Sony tape deck.
- Big stereo sound to fill any room
- High-end sound wrapped in a hand-built wood cabinet
- Extended-Range Wireless aptX Bluetooth
- Dual 2.75” aramid fibre woofers
- Dual 0.75“ Silk dome tweeters
- Aux audio input
- No network setup, no passwords, no hassle
- Hand-built cabinets available in several beautiful finishes
- Detachable metal grilles
- Built-in auto voltage switching power supply
Clear, full and powerful audio that fills most rooms, the B2 Speaker is constructed with custom Audioengine components: aramid fibre woofers, silk tweeters, high-fidelity aptX Bluetooth, and built-in power amps wrapped in precision-tuned, hand-crafted cabinets.
Perfect for your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and patio.
"Audioengine’s B2 Bluetooth speaker sounds as good as it looks. It’s as simple as that. It plays loud, is simple yet attractive, and has some great touches that make it one of the best BT speakers going."
"Listening to the Audioengine B2 was an instant treat. The speaker played loud, but controlled, without booming the bass. I would characterize the B2’s sound signature very similar to a high-end studio monitor. The speaker revealed plenty of musical details while keeping the bass tight with decent depth. At the current moment, I have yet to hear another similarly sized Bluetooth speaker that sounds better for the price."
"Smooth and honest, with nice high-frequency extension and no resonances poking out. There’s plenty of detail without the tizzy treble found in lesser products"
"The Audioengine B2 is Audioengine’s latest speaker that combines many of the features of the Audioengine A2+ with the Bluetooth functionality of the Audioengine B1. While the Audioengine B2 uses much of the same components that make the Audioengine A2+ great, the Audioengine B2 gets the soundbar form factor, which is an all-new design for Audioengine."
- Custom PC Review
"The B2 really hits the sweet spot when it comes to price-performance. With quality Bluetooth performance thanks to the aptX profile and 60W of output, you won’t be lacking in distortion-free power. Nice touches such as the gorgeous wood finishes and solid engineering touches (that volume knob!) are icing on the cake on a package that truly impresses."
- Stark Insider
As a standalone Bluetooth speaker, the B2 is the perfect mini-music system that seamlessly works with all your apps, music, and devices. Whether you're plugged in via the aux port, or you're streaming music via Bluetooth, the B2 will detect which input is playing content and will switch inputs accordingly. No need to flip any switches!
The Bluetooth built into the B2 speaker features aptX coding which is an advanced Bluetooth audio codec with very impressive sound. And even if your phone or tablet does not have aptX, the B2 Wireless Bluetooth solution is backwards-compatible with SBC and AAC codecs, so you can wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device and still enjoy all your music. High-fidelity Bluetooth aptX that really works and sounds great.
The B2 system works with all your apps, music, and devices so no matter how you listen, whether it's Tidal, Spotify, Pandora, etc., all your favourite streaming apps play instantly.
Most Bluetooth implementations have a very limited range, typically within just one room. But with careful signal management circuitry and antenna tuning, Audioengine offers a superior solution that has up to 3 times the range of standard Bluetooth for multi-room use, with no degradation in audio quality. Audioengine Bluetooth products have very low latency when compared to most Bluetooth receivers, around 30ms.
The B2 Bluetooth speaker system utilizes the TI PCM5102A DAC, widely known for its low noise and high fidelity. Due to the PCM5102A’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 B2 presents impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics with a noticeable improvement over other Bluetooth speakers.
To make your wireless music playback experience as seamless as possible, the B2 speaker is equipped with a power-saving circuit that turns off the speaker's final stage amp when not in use. This idle mode activates right after you stop playing music. Due to this power-saving function, it's perfectly fine for the speakers to stay on all the time!
Studio monitor speakers are used by producers and engineers in recording and production studios. They are designed with a theoretical flat frequency response which allows the engineer to create a final mix in such a way that the recorded music will sound good on most other speakers. Although Audioengine speakers are not designed to be up-close “nearfield” studio monitors, they carry over much of the same higher-end technology, components, and design philosophy for all Audioengine speaker systems.
Audioengine's built-in analogue power amplifiers sound incredible compared to lower-cost digital amps found in mass-produced brands.
Audioengine designs and manufactures their own speaker drivers and other critical components. In other words, the B2 is not a box-built system with off-the-shelf parts, but includes custom-designed components constructed to their specifications. What they do not fabricate directly inside their factories they have made to their specific designs. Parts such as circuit boards, transformers, magnets, and wiring harnesses, for example.
The speaker cabinets, drivers, innovative bass port designs, amplifiers, and passive crossovers are all critically tuned together for each Audioengine model. This, in turn, makes for a much more efficient system that requires less power than passive speakers and a separate integrated amplifier or similar A/V components. Audioengine builds all this goodness into the left speaker cabinet to make it super-easy to connect your smartphone, tablet, computer, TV, network player or any other audio product.
To minimize unwanted resonances and distortion, Audioengine cabinets have thick high-resin MDF walls with extensive internal bracing. Heavy internal sound-damping material is also used to reduce unwanted sound reflections inside the cabinet. The B2 cabinet is a unique design in that it has dual sub-enclosures to prevent cross-interference, while each side contains its own tuned, front-port bass slot.
The amplifiers in powered Audioengine speakers are located in the left speaker and are a conservatively-rated class A/B analog monoblock design. This is a more traditional speaker/amplifier marriage which provides excellent quality audio and greater flexibility. All circuit boards for the power and preamp sections are vertically mounted for maximum mechanical shock protection.
Audioengine uses audiophile-quality, ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets. Silk tweeters hold up well under high power and the edge-driven design gives a very smooth response. The woofers are aramid fibre woven glass composite with rubber surrounds. Aramid fibre is obviously very strong, which means that the woofer retains its shape when being driven at high levels. The speaker materials and construction are robust enough to stand up to some serious thrashing, so speaker grills are not needed and they will sound and look great after many years of use.
Power transformers are a large contributor to the overall audio performance, especially in the low end. Again, no off-the-shelf parts. Audioengine uses gapless core toroidal transformers which have a tighter radiated magnetic field, directly translating to lower noise. They are lighter than standard, lower-cost transformers and also generate less heat.
Both drivers are magnetically-shielded which allows protection for CRT displays and hard-drive music players.
Audioengine has been changing the way people listen to music since 2005. We believe in the power of music and our passion is to inspire you to listen every day. Great sound, beautiful design and useful features.
Analog input impedance
Bluetooth receiver type
Supported Bluetooth codecs
Supported Bluetooth profiles
Wireless operation range
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WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
Dimensions (H x W x D)
MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION
- 18mm thick MDF cabinets with real wood veneer
Operating temperature: 24° to 105°F (0°C to 40°C)
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
1x B2 Wireless Speaker System