About the Kicker Bullfrog® BF200 Music System
A portable Bluetooth speaker with a real kick
A portable Bluetooth speaker with a real kick
One of the fun things about working at Crutchfield is getting to try out cool new stuff — like the Kicker Bullfrog BF200 I tried out recently. This portable Bluetooth speaker was everything I expected from Kicker. It's rugged, waterproof, and has a big sound that didn't get swallowed up outdoors. And the BF200 managed to impress a few friends as well.
The BF200 features two 2-3/4” full-range speakers with two 2-3/4” passive radiators for enhanced bass. One speaker/radiator pair faces front, and the other faces rear, generating a 360° soundfield. The system has a nice, tight sound that can be easily heard across a deck or patio.
The BF200's casing has an IP66 rating, meaning it's waterproof and dust-proof. While you shouldn't jump into the pool with your BF200, it will withstand the splash of your cannonball while sitting poolside. And if your BF200 gets splattered with dirt or mud, you can just hose it off.
FM radio and auxiliary input
A built-in FM tuner gives you even more listening options. The BF200 comes with a detachable FM antenna to improve reception. You can also play music from other portable devices through the speaker's auxiliary input jack.
Kicker Connect App
Download Kicker's free control app to your Apple® or Android™ device and really take control of your BF200. With it, you can remotely adjust volume and EQ settings or even pair two Bullfrog speakers for two-channel stereo.
The app also lets you save your favorite FM stations as presets. You can even label the stations to make them easier to find. For example, instead of memorizing call letters, just label your sports station preset “sports.”
Power to spare
The speaker's built-in rechargeable battery gives you up to 20 hours of portable operation. The BF200 comes with its own USB charging cable. Just plug it into a computer or a spare AC/USB adapter. And you can keep your smartphone charged through the speaker's USB charging port.
- built-in Bluetooth
- range: 100 feet
- IP66 rated waterproof and dust-proof
- Kicker Connect app
- free download from iTunes App Store® and Google Play
- lets you adjust EQ settings
- remotely controls volume
- save FM radio stations as presets with customizable names
- lets you pair two Kicker Bullfrog speakers for two-channel stereo
- two 2-3/4" full-range drivers with dual 2-3/4" passive bass radiators
- stereo minijack input for portable devices
- USB Type-A charging port for smartphone
- built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 20 hours
- USB charging cable
- 5-1/2"W x 9"H x 6-11/16"D
- weight: 5.4 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 44BF200GY
What's in the box:
- Bluetooth portable speaker
- AC power adapter (attached 5.5' DC cord)
- 3 AC power plugs (US/EU/UK)
- 48" FM wire antenna
- Quick-Start booklet
Kicker Bullfrog® BF200 Music System reviews
Great sound, simple to use, and competitively priced; what more needs to be said?
Pros: Easy to to use with my mobile devices and Apple TV.
Cons: I'd hoped to be able to use it so that i could hear the same music inside and outside the home. With AppleTV it seems to be either/or. I can live with it...
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For such a small unit it puts out great sound. The only problem I have with it is that it can only connect to one source - so if I try playing the Kicker along with my home stereo it won't work - other than that I'm very happy with it.
Pros: Sound and size, dust proof and water resistant.
Cons: Only plays from one source at a time and doesn't share with other wifi units.
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More details on the Kicker Bullfrog® BF200 Music System
360 Degree Sound: The Kicker Bullfrog BF200's unique driver design gives you speakers on both sides of the unit for 360 degree sound. There is one 2.75" full-range driver and one 2.75" passive radiator on each side of the speaker. The two 2.75" full-range drivers are powered by a built-in 20-watt amplifier.
Water & Dust Resistant (IP66 Rated): Its IP66-rating means the Kicker Bullfrog BF200 offers complete protection against dust and power water spray on all sides. So you can feel confident when taking this speaker system to the pool, beach or camping. The rubber cap that covers the Power, Aux, USB, and Antenna port needs to be installed for the speaker's IP66-rating.
Note: Even though the Kicker Bullfrog BF200 is water & dust resistant, it cannot be fully immersed in water (this will cause permanent damage to the speaker).
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Kicker Bullfrog BF200 offers built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP & AVRCP, so you can wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer (including Apple, Android, Windows, and Mac) to the speaker system. You'll even be able to control basic music playback functions such as Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track from the Bullfrog BF200.
- 100' Wireless Range: The Kicker Bullfrog BF200 system combines Bluetooth with its own proprietary wireless technology for an amazing 100' wireless Bluetooth range.
- Multi-Device Pairing & Auto-Connect: You can pair the Bullfrog BF200 with up to 5 Bluetooth source devices, but only one can be connected at a time for playback. It will automatically reconnect with the an already paired device when it comes within range.
Note: The Bullfrog BF200 system does not support Bluetooth hands-free phone communication.
Kicker Connect App: The Kicker Connect App (for Apple iOS 8.0+ & Android OS 4.3+) lets you select from 5 EQ presets (Kicker / Outdoor / Voice / Treble / Flat), create & select FM presets, control volume, and check battery level right from your compatible smartphone or tablet.
DoubleKick Connect: Using the Kicker Connect App, you can join two Bullfrog BF200 speakers together wirelessly for twice as much sound. This feature is called "DoubleKick Connect". The wireless range between speakers is 30'.
FM Tuner: The Kicker Bullfrog BF200 is equipped with a built-in FM tuner (there is no AM tuner). You can save and select FM presets on the Kicker Connect App for Apple iOS and Android. An external FM wire antenna is included that is terminated by a male 3.5mm connector which plugs into the 3.5mm antenna port on the side of the speaker.
Aux Input: The Kicker Bullfrog BF200 features a side-panel 3.5mm Aux input for connection of practically any portable audio source with an analog output or headphone jack.
USB Charging Port: A side-panel USB (type-A) charging port will charge your connected smartphone, tablet, or portable digital audio player. The USB port is rated at 5V/2.1A.
Top-Panel Controls: The top-panel push-button controls consist of Power On/Off, Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Source (Bluetooth/FM/Aux), Pair, and Volume Up/Down.
AC or Battery Power: The Kicker Bullfrog BF200 can be powered by AC or its built-in battery. The Bullfrog BF200 comes with an external AC power adapter that is used to supply power to the speaker and charge the built-in battery. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery (11.4V/3100mAh) provides up to 20 hours of music playback. It takes 2.5 hours to full recharge the battery. 5 top-panel LEDs indicate battery power level.
Auto Turn-Off: If no audio signal is detected for approximately 5 minutes, the Bullfrog BF200 system will automatically turn off (only in Bluetooth or Aux mode). Auto Turn-Off is not available when using the FM tuner.
1/4"-20 Threaded Insert: There is a 1/4"-20 threaded insert located on the bottom of the speaker which allows you to mount the Bullfrog BF200 on top of a tripod stand.
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