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Item #: 772D2
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The Audioengine D2 makes it easy to enjoy music from your computer on your home audio system, in breathtaking detail.
If you store your music on a computer, the Audioengine D2 wireless DAC makes it easy to transmit audiophile-quality sound to your home audio system. No complicated networks, no fuss. The D2 creates its own powerful wireless network that runs independently from your home's Wi-Fi setup. The D2's transmitter accepts digital music from your PC via a USB cable or optical digital connection, then sends it wirelessly to the DAC/receiver where a sophisticated Burr-Brown processor transforms it into a high-quality analog audio signal for your stereo. This lets you bypass your computer's built-in sound card for a far more exciting listening experience. You'll enjoy sweet, nuanced sound previously obscured by the noisy environment inside your PC — delicate reverberations echoing in a concert hall, or the natural decay of an acoustic guitar chord. On good recordings, every instrument and vocal will stand out clearly and distinctly in its own separate space, allowing you to follow each one note-for-note.
The Audioengine D2 is ready to play in just moments. Simply plug the transmitter into a USB port or optical digital output on your MAC® or PC. Then connect the receiver/DAC to an audio input on your hi-fi system. Now hook up the included AC power adapters and you've finished all the wiring. All that's left is to turn on the power, press the Pair buttons, and you're ready to start enjoying fantastic-sounding music.
The Audioengine D2 offers three ways to incorporate it into your home audio system:
A pair of high-quality gold-plated RCA outputs on the receiver/DAC lets you connect the D2 to your home audio system's amp, receiver, or a set of amplified speakers.
Why buy a separate DAC? These devices are all about getting true high-fidelity sound from digital sources like computers, streaming music players, smartphones, and more. While these kinds of sources usually have their own digital-to-analog converters built in, you can expect a separate DAC to give you much better accuracy and finer detail.
Bought this set about a month ago. Arrived promptly, packed in two separate boxes, one for the transmitter, one for the receiver. Connected the transmitter to an USB port on my PC and the receiver via the supplied RCA cable to my music system, powered up and within a few seconds the two lights at the transmitter and at the receiver were stable and communication was established. Just adjusted the volume at the transmitter to balance the sound level to the CD and phono inputs of my music system. No hassle, no issue from the unit Caution: Nothing to do with the unit and maybe specific to my soundcard. When you plug in and go to the playback devices settings, you will see your PC automatically recognized the audioengine but no sound its being output. This is a soundcard issue, not an Audioengine issue. And this because the soundcard on my PC cannot handle two outputs simultaneously. To solve, under the properties tab disable the speaker of the PC and enable the Audioengine instead. You will have to switch back if you want to listen through your headphones/speakers on the PC. Other PC's might not have this issue. Am using it to operate my iTunes over the whole house. -Download the Apple remote app to your Iphone or iPad -launch Itunes on your PC and activate home sharing. -When you launch the Apple remote app, the system will search for a library and you now can control your music from any place in the house where your music system has speakers.
Pros: Works as advertised, no issues
Cons: Beware of the distance between transmitter and receiver with obstacles in between. In my house the signal has to travel through 3 brick walls over a distance of 36 feet and this is at the limit. If you stand in the signal path close to the receiver the signal drops out
I originally order the NAD DAC2 from Crutchfield for my iMac based system. Unfortunately the NAD's wireless signal was too weak to work in my environment. So I returned the NAD for the AudioEngine D2. Installation took less than 5 minutes and has worked perfectly with zero dropouts. The AudioEngine D2 provides a neutral analog output which works well with my Thiel speakers. (Though I found the NAD a bit warmer...when it worked!) All in all, I recommend the AudioEngine D2 for any systems where line of sight wireless is not possible. Finally, kudos to my Crutchfield advisor for his recommendations and for a smooth return/reorder process.
Pros: Strong wireless signal; simple installation; good digital to audio conversion; flawless operation.
Cons: DAC could output a bit warmer sound.
When I order this product, a technician called me. He suggested that JRiver was the software to use with this product. JRiver has too many adds. I got the product to work with fubar2000. It took me about 8 hours doing google searches to get the product to work. Cambridge audio provides drivers for their DACs, but the company that made the DAC I purchased does not. Eventually I found a work-around by chance.
Pros: Works great once you have the correct driver for your operating system.
Cons: No driver or directions provided with the product.
Looking for a DAC that that would allow me to stream any music files and/or formats from my laptop to a high end system. This unit works as advertised. Easy set up and strong signal strength. With the added convenience of wireless and not having laptop tethered to computer
Pros: Reasonable price, easy set up, strong signal from various positions in house, allows USB or wall wart for power, allows user to stream any music files to a high end system
Cons: Power switch, volume control and all inputs are all grouped together on rear panel. Would prefer power switch and volume control to been on front, inputs on back.
Running it through Conrad Johnson amp/pre-amp and Concert Grand speakers, and the D2 matches a quite expensive CD player. Although I needed to reload my CD collection as WAV, It has been well worth the time. The installation was a no brainer, and I plan to add a D2R for my secondary system. Of course, I need some 24 bit source to really get the most out of the system.
Pros: No brainer install and excellent quality.
Cons: Now I need to update my source to get the most out of D2.
This is a phenomenal piece of equipment. It does what most other components in this niche cannot do and is very easy to set up. The sound quality is impressive. I have it hooked directly to my amplifier while my preamp is being serviced and I am extremely pleased with the outcome. The only downside is that it won't do 24bit/192khz FLAC music files. The only thing out there that will do that is the Apple TV but, that is going to be pricier ( requires the purchase of a separate digital DAC and in my case, the purchase of a new TV) and also requires a move complex configuration and I am not sure how that will work with my equipment. At this point, I am not sure if I will keep it or go the route of the Apple TV.
Pros: Easy to set up. Excellent sound quality.
Cons: It won't play 24bit/192khz music files.
Easy to use. Great sound with the RCA outputs into the preamp. Spectacular sound with the optical output (optical cable not included) into my upsampling DAC. Internet radio now a wonderful option (sound far better than HD into the same amp and speakers). Highly recommended. Also recommended is AudioEngine's customer service. Extremely friendly and helpful.
Pros: Portable. Easy to set up. Versatile. Great sound.
Easy set-up. Sounds great. None of the problems with streaming via wifi. GREAT ADDITION to my stereo system.
Pros: It's all good
Cons: Can't find anything to date
Overview: The Audioengine D2 Wireless Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) lets you wirelessly stream music from your computer (PC or Mac via USB) or another digital source (via optical digital, 2-channel PCM only) to your stereo system. The D2 uses the 2.4 GHz range, scanning the spectrum to select clear channels. If it detects deteriorating RF conditions, the system will select a cleaner channel, and move without any drop in audio. In this way the D2 can co-exist with other LAN devices.
Additional Receivers: Two additional receivers (772D2R, sold separately) can be added to the system (for a total of three) and paired with one transmitter simultaneously.
Simple Installation: The D2 system consists of a wireless transmitter and receiver. Simply plug the D2's transmitter into your computer's USB port and it becomes a sound card that transmits your computer's audio wirelessly to the D2's receiver, which connects to your home receiver via a stereo RCA or optical digital connection. The included transmitter and receiver are paired at the factory.
Audio Outputs: The D2 receiver has analog and digital audio outputs:
Note: If connecting to a television set's optical output, please make sure that you are able to select PCM as the default optical out audio format from your television's Audio menu. This DAC is not compatible with multi-channel audio signals and will not work with televisions that do not output PCM.
Power Supply: DC power supplies are included for both the transmitter and receiver. The transmitter can also be powered by a 5 volt USB port.
Dimensions: Receiver and transmitter are the same size:
It can work with Sonos components that have an aux audio input. [ Paul Jan 01, 2016 ] Staff
Yes, the wireless transmission is at 24/96 but an incoming signal with more information (optical 24/192) will still perform better than an incoming signal with less information (USB 24/96). The wireless convenience is definitely a trade-off but you will still benefit from the optical input and higher bitrate when available. Hope that helps! [ Ryan Dec 17, 2015 ] Staff
You can use any optical or RCA output on the amplifier. I would only use the headphone output as a last resort, but it will also work. [ Daniel Nov 19, 2015 ]
sorry, I have no experience with this. I use the transmitter to stream from my desktop mac office computer to my main system in the living room. The sound is great and it works flawlessly. [ MaryEllen Nov 17, 2015 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The USB input on the Audioengine D2 is only compatible with a computer. It will work with both PC and MAC but you cannot connect an iPod or iPhone directly into it unfortunately. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Jul 15, 2015 ] Staff
Sorry, I do not know the answer to this question. [ Eric Jul 01, 2015 ]
I didn't try from a different floor but I did try from different room; one in the front of the house and one in the back of the house with 2 walls in-between. I was using apple TV to accomplish the same thing prior to this purchase but apple TV limits the size of the file and it doesn't have a DAC. This had a DAC but also limited the size of the file so the sound quality was not any better. My goal was to improve sound not just move it wirelessly from my computer in my office to my stereo in the family room. I ended up returning this. I now use a mac mini at the source in my family room and have it connected directly to a DAC then into my home stereo system and the sound is incredible. It cost more but worth it in the long run. I can also control the music from my iPad. [ Rick Dec 20, 2014 ]
Yes. My computer is in one room with the Audioengine transmitter station hooked to it and the the receiver is in the living room about 100 feet away hooked into my stereo amplifier. I use it primarily to stream internet radio but also use it to play music from my iTunes library.Occasionally the transmission will turn off/on but I think it is related to the internet/radio transmission vs. the Audioengine, because I have never noticed it when playing iTunes . I am very happy with it's performance. [ Edward Dec 19, 2014 ]
poorly [ JOSEPH H Dec 19, 2014 ]