After the release of the B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver, Audioengine, makers of high quality speakers and audio components, has recently released their latest speaker with Bluetooth, the Audioengine B2 Premium Bluetooth Speaker. The B2 has the same sound signature as the Audioengine 2+ Power Desktop Speakers. But one major advantage is that the B2 is a more convenient all-in-one speaker system for your computer, smartphone or tablet. Check out the rest of its features, specifications, price and where to buy below.
UPDATE: Kindly check out our Audioengine B2 Bluetooth speaker review.
Meet the Audioengine B2 Bluetooth Speaker
Bluetooth that’s simply better
The Audioengine B2 has a built-in 24-bit DAC, extended wireless range, and the aptX Bluetooth audio decoder. This combination is guaranteed to make all your music sound better. It’s also very easy to setup up. Simply plug the B2 into an AC power outlet, pair your Bluetooth device, and play your tunes. High-quality music has never been easier.
Audioengine B2 Features:
- Streams audio from any Bluetooth®-enabled device
- Easy setup, connects in seconds
- Extended wireless range
- Custom Kevlar woofers and silk tweeters
- Hand-built wood cabinet
- Dual front port slots for extended bass
- Acoustically isolated cabinet design
- Aux audio input
- Integrated power supply
According to Brady Bargenquast, Audioengine Director: “We’ve taken the same Bluetooth circuitry that made the award-winning B1 Bluetooth Receiver such a success and paired it with the popular sound of our A2+ multimedia speakers” “Add the great-looking wood finishes we’re offering and the result should thrill any music enthusiast”.
See and hear the difference
The wood cabinet of the B2 reflects traditional Audioengine design and the high-quality components and audio fidelity are typical of Audioengine’s commitment to great sound at affordable prices. The Audioengine B2 continues to close the gap between your computer music and home hi-fi and even if you’re not an audio enthusiast we guarantee your music will sound better!
Audioengine B2 Bluetooth Speaker 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” Kevlar 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
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 receiver type: Bluetooth 4.0 audio with aptX codec
Supported Bluetooth profiles: aptX, A2DP, and 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)
Product dimensions: 4.25”(H) x 12.25”(W) x 5.50”(D)
Shipping weight: 10lbs (4.6kg)
Shipping box dims: 10.5” (H) x 16” (W) x 7.5” (D)
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
Materials and Construction:
18mm thick MDF cabinets with real wood veneer
3/4″ silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
2.75″ Kevlar woofers with advanced voice coils
Mini-jack audio cable, 1.5 meters (~5 feet)
Microfiber speaker bag
Pricing and availability
The Audioengine B2 Premium Bluetooth® Speaker has a retail price of $299. The B2 is available now and can be purchased from B&H Photo Video and it’s available in Black Ash, Walnut, and Zebrawood.
UPDATE: Again, kindly check out our Audioengine B2 Bluetooth speaker review.