Outstanding wireless sound from your computer
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.
Simple to set up. Easy to use.
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.
Versatile connections for your system
The Audioengine D2 offers three ways to incorporate it into your home audio system:
- Type B USB jack lets you feed one of the USB outputs of your computer into the D2's wireless transmitter, bypassing your computer's sound card for higher-quality sound with stored music files, online music services, and Internet radio stations. The D2's USB port can accept data rates up to 24-bit/96kHz, allowing you to transmit high-res music wirelessly.
- Optical digital input gives you an alternate connection for your PC, or any other PCM optical digital audio source. Send a high-quality wireless signal to your stereo system, and take advantage of the D2's high-performance DAC for better sound.
- Wireless USB-to-optical digital converter If you already have a favorite DAC, the D2 can provide bit-perfect wireless USB-to-optical digital conversion, or serve as a wireless link between an optical digital audio source and a separate DAC with optical digital input.
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.