Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver (2019 Version)

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Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver (2019 Version)
Key Features
  • Enables Wireless Music Streaming
  • Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD Support
  • Up to 100' Range
  • AKM AK4396 Digital to Analog Converter
Add wireless music streaming to your audio system with the 2019 version of the B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver from Audioengine. This unit has Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and features an operating distance of up to 100'. In addition to Bluetooth aptX HD compatibility, the B1 incorporates the AKM AK4396 digital to analog converter (DAC) for high-quality audio playback. For connectivity, stereo RCA and digital optical outputs are onboard; a stereo RCA cable is included. As a plug-and-play device, no software is required for installation. With a weight of 1 lb, the B1 is light enough for daily travel, and includes microfiber bag for transporting.
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Audioengine B1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2AKM AK4396A Digital to Analog Converter
  • 3High-Quality Bluetooth Audio
  • 4Optical Output
  • 5Additional Features

Add wireless music streaming to your audio system with the 2019 version of the B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver from Audioengine. This unit has Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and features an operating distance of up to 100'. In addition to Bluetooth aptX HD compatibility, the B1 incorporates the AKM AK4396 digital to analog converter (DAC) for high-quality audio playback. For connectivity, stereo RCA and digital optical outputs are onboard; a stereo RCA cable is included. As a plug-and-play device, no software is required for installation. With a weight of 1 lb, the B1 is light enough for daily travel, and includes microfiber bag for transporting.

AKM AK4396A Digital to Analog Converter
The B1 Bluetooth Receiver utilizes the AKM AK4396 DAC for low noise and high-fidelity. The B1 functions as 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's high signal-to-noise specs, 24-bit digital signal upsampling, and the added benefit of triple redundancy power source conversion and filtering, the B1 showcases low noise and low distortion characteristics with a noticeable improvement over typical Bluetooth devices.
High-Quality Bluetooth Audio
The B1 features aptX HD coding, which produces high-quality sound quality when used with compatible Bluetooth devices. The B1 is backwards-compatible with all previous Bluetooth implementations, so you can wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device.
Optical Output
The B1 also functions as a wireless audio bridge from your device to your favorite DAC or preamp. Use the internal DAC with RCA analog outputs or connect the optical output into another DAC.
Additional Features
  • Stream high-resolution 24-bit digital audio from the Audioengine B1 to any music system with an audio input
  • Streams audio from media players such as Tidal, Spotify, Pandora, and more
  • Aluminum case with audiophile-grade connectors
  • Attached external antenna for extended range
UPC: 819955270099

Audioengine B1 Specs

Receiver
DACAKM AK4396
Full Scale Output2.0 V RMS
Output Impedance57 ohms
SNRDC to 20 kHz: >100dB
THD + N1 kHz FS 96 kS/s: <0.02%
Frequency Response10 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
Cross Talk>-86 dB
Input Bit Depth24-Bit (Upsampled)
Input Data RateDetermined by Bluetooth
Latency~30 ms
FilteringPower: 3-Stage Redundant Regulation
Connectivity
Bluetooth VersionBluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD Codec
Bluetooth ProfilesaptX HD, A2DP, AVRCP
Operating DistanceUp to 100' / 30.5 m (Typical)
Outputs1 x Stereo RCA
1 x Optical TOSLINK (SPDIF)
Physical Specifications
Environment RequirementsOperating Temperature: 32 to 105°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature: -4 to 115°F / -20 to 46°C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (Non-Condensing)
Power Requirements5 V, 200 mA
Dimensions4 x 1 x 3.5" / 10.2 x 2.5 x 8.9 cm
Weight1 lb / 0.45 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.275 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.1 x 7.5 x 2.55"

Audioengine B1 Reviews

The best

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-03

Love it. All their products are fantastic. It does exactly what I need it to. Crush.

Awesome product

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-09

Very easy to set up and it works like it should!

Sounds Great

By Keith
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-22

I was using an inexpensive receiver and did not know I was missing so much in the Audio Spectrum. Now everything is top notch! The answer to my Bluetooth Problems.

Sound quality is very good. Great range.

By Todd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-02

Recently installed in our church to be able to stream music to our mixing board from a phone or ipad. Sound quality is the same as if we were to connect the phone via cable, very good. Tested the range - was able to walk from the back of the church where the AV booth is, to the front of the church, onto the stage, without dropping the signal, or any loss of sound quality. That distance is 100 feet. Excellent range, very surprising.

Quality Bluetooth

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-28

This receiver has revitalized my 1980s stereo system by allowing Bluetooth transfer from my Sony Walkman (CD quality) and from an iPhone. When powered the receiver goes into pairing mode--your device remembers this receiver...you are connected. So far there has been no problem with connection or distance from the receiver. As this is my second unit (first attached to another stereo system) I only wish I could rename the unit as it comes up with the same name...only to be identified by the Bluetooth address. If you only have one of these, this will not be an issue. Attachment is simple: connect using RCA supplied cord to your receiver aux input. Having it on a switched plug on the receiver is very convenient. If not, you would have to push the light button to switch it into on mode. It has an auto off after a few minutes of not receiving a signal. It also has an optical connection.

Works Like a Charm

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-29

Easy installation, looks great and connects seamlessly with my iPad Mini. It's not cheap but if you're tired of toggling your device's Bluetooth setting to get a connection with a cheap Bluetooth receiver and want audiophile level sound quality, then look no further.

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By Simon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-24

Very good Bluetooth receiver.

Does what it's supposed to.

By Jeffery
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-18

Pairs quick with my devices. Sounds good, for Bluetooth, not expecting the highest level of fidelity.

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