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Audioengine B2 Active Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

SKU
B2.con
Temp Out Of Stock, ETA 11/12/20
From $349

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.

Audioengine B2

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.

Key Features:
- 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

Small Speaker. Big Sound.

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.

Met With Glowing Reviews Worldwide

"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."
- Forbes

"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."
- ecoustics

"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"
- HIFIZINE

"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

Every App, Every Device

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.

Extended Wireless Range

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.

High-Fidelity Digital to Analogue Converter

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.

Power-Saving Mode

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!

Inspired by Studio Monitors

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.

Unique, Bespoke Design

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.

Amplifier & Driver Design

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.

About Audioengine

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.

More Information
Model Number B2
RRP 349.00
Specs

 

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Type
Powered Bluetooth speaker

Amplifier type
Dual-class AB monolithic

Power output
60W peak total (15W RMS, 30W peak per channel), AES

Drivers
2.75” aramid fibre woofers
3/4“ Silk dome tweeters

Inputs
Bluetooth, 3.5mm stereo mini-jack analog

Analog input impedance
10K ohms unbalanced

Frequency response
65Hz-22kHz (±2.0dB)

SNR
95db (typical A-weighted)

THD+N
<0.05% at all power settings

Crosstalk
-50dB

Power filtering
3-stage redundant regulation

Input voltages
100-240V, 50/60Hz auto-switching

Protection
Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature, power on/off transient protection

 

BLUETOOTH SPECIFICATIONS

Bluetooth receiver type
Bluetooth 5.0

Supported Bluetooth codecs
aptX, AAC, SBC

Supported Bluetooth profiles
A2DP, AVRCP

Wireless operation range
up to 100ft (30m) typical

D/A converter
TI PCM5102A

Input bit depth
24-bit (upsampled)

Input data rate
Determined by Bluetooth

Wireless latency
~30 milliseconds (ms)

 

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

Dimensions (H x W x D)
10.8 x 31.1 x 14 cm

Weight
4Kg

 

MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION

- 18mm thick MDF cabinets with real wood veneer
- 3/4 silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
- 2.75″ aramid fibre woofers with advanced voice coils

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Operating temperature: 24° 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

 

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

1x B2 Wireless Speaker System
1x Antenna
1x Mini-jack audio cable, 1.5 meters
1x AC power cord
1x Microfiber speaker bag
1x Setup guide

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