Add-On Bluetooth Music Receiver: The AudioEngine B1 add-on Bluetooth
music receiver enables wireless connection of your Bluetooth-enabled devices
(such as your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry,
Windows PC, Mac computer, etc.) to your home entertainment system. Now, you will
be able to listen to music files and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled
devices on your home stereo system (your home system must have a free stereo
analog RCA input or optical digital input).
Bluetooth Version 4.0: The AudioEngine B1 add-on Bluetooth
music receiver features Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP support, which allows you to
wirelessly stream audio (including stored music and music apps) from your
Bluetooth-enabled device to your home entertainment system. You will continue to
control your music and view song/artist information from your Bluetooth-enabled
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the AudioEngine B1 add-on Bluetooth
music receiver .
aptX Compatible: The AudioEngine B1 add-on Bluetooth music
receiver supports aptX audio coding, which is featured on a growing number of
Android mobile devices as well as MacBooks and Apple desktop computers. aptX
allows audio to be broadcast wirelessly in significantly higher quality than
over standard Bluetooth. The aptX codec achieves a 4:1 compression ratio,
allowing for near-CD quality listening (16-bit/44.1kHz). You'll instantly
notice more extensive dynamic range, deeper bass, and crystal-clear top end.
Note: The Bluetooth B1 also includes support for other codecs like SBC,
MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and AAC.
24-bit Upsampling DAC: The B1 features high signal-to-noise ratio due
to the inclusion of a 24-bit high-performance upsampling DAC (AKM AK4396).
Extended Range: The B1 also has special circuitry and a
precision-tuned antenna to extend the wireless range (up to 100'), providing
much more versatility than other Bluetooth receivers.
Analog & Digital Outputs: The AudioEngine B1 is fitted with both a
stereo RCA analog output and a optical (toslink) digital output to connect to
your home AV receiver or integrated amplifier.
LED Indicator: The B1 Bluetooth receiver features a single
LED to indicate operation status. If it's on and solid, this means the B1 is
powered on and currently connected to a Bluetooth enabled device. If it's on and
blinking, this means the B1 is powered on but not currently connected to a
device. If it's off (and plugged into power), this means the B1 is powered off
(standby) and not connected to a device.
Power Requirements: The AudioEngine B1 add-on Bluetooth music
receiver operates off of standard household current using the included external
AC power supply or can be powered from a 5V USB port on back of your home
receiver (cable included).
Note: The B1 automatically powers down and mutes the output after
approximately 10 minutes. The BT input, however, is still active so you can just
pair to it again without pressing the front-panel button. B1 will remain on if a
device is paired with it and turned on though.
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