About the Audioengine B2
Quality tunes, good looks, and wireless convenience
The Audioengine B2 (pictured in zebrawood) adds atmosphere and style to any room.
Quality tunes, good looks, and wireless convenience
The Audioengine B2 wireless speaker is attractive, easy to use, and delivers the company's renowned sound. It's packed with the same driver array as the Audioengine A2+ speaker pair, a Crutchfield customer favorite. Silk dome tweeters produce smooth highs, and custom Kevlar woofers keep the mids and bass tight.
Music flows wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, or PC. A fine-tuned antenna with special circuitry gives you 100 feet of wireless range to move around in freely.
A sound purpose
Along with its striking looks, the hand finished wood cabinet also serves an acoustic purpose. Its solid MDF construction silences resonance that can be detrimental to sound quality. Carefully designed and strategically placed bass ports enhance the low end from the powerful Kevlar woofers, while minimizing air turbulence that can detract from the clarity of the bass. You'll find the ports on the front panel when you remove the grille.
Bluetooth with the aptX® advantage
Audioengine hasn't sacrificed audio quality for convenience. For the best of both worlds, the B2 features aptX audio coding. This advanced type of Bluetooth wireless streaming retains virtually all the detail of the audio signal it carries. And the system is backwards-compatible with earlier forms of Bluetooth. So you can play your music wirelessly from almost any portable device and still enjoy outstanding sound.
- Bluetooth with aptX® technology for high-fidelity streaming with compatible devices
- range: up to 100 feet
- hand-finished wood veneer on acoustically isolated MDF cabinet
- built-in 24-bit TI PCM5102A digital-audio-converter (DAC) for high-fidelity sound
- two 15-watt RMS amplifiers
- frequency response: 65-22,000 Hz (±2 dB)
- two 3/4" silk dome tweeters
- two 2-3/4" Kevlar mid/woofers
- dual front-panel slot ports enhance the bass
- removable magnetic grille
- stereo minijack auxiliary input for portable music devices
- rear-panel volume control
- detachable AC power cord
- 12-5/16"W x 4-1/4"H x 7-3/8"D
- weight: 9.27 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # B2-WAL
What's in the box:
- Powered Bluetooth speaker
- Grille (installed)
- 6' AC power cord
- 5' Stereo minijack cable
- 2 Microfiber bags (large/small)
- Quickstart Guide
- AudioEngine brochure
Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.
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Bluetooth Wireless Music Streaming: The AudioEngine B2 Bluetooth speaker features Bluetooth 4.0 with support for A2DP wireless music streaming. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, Windows PC, Mac computer, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Bluetooth B2 speaker system. You will continue to control your music and view song/artist information from your Bluetooth-enabled device.
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 B2 Bluetooth speaker.
aptX High-Quality Sound: The AudioEngine B2 Bluetooth speaker supports aptX audio coding, which is featured on a growing number of Android OS 4.0+ 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 B2 also includes support for other codecs like SBC, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and AAC.
Extended Range: The B2 Bluetooth speaker system also has special circuitry and a precision-tuned antenna to extend the wireless range (up to 100'), providing much more versatility than many other Bluetooth speakers on the market.
Secure Simple Pairing (SSP): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth-enabled device to the AudioEngine B2 speaker system with a single button press and without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings.
TI/Burr-Brown DAC: The AudioEngine B2 Bluetooth speaker utilizes a TI/Burr-Brown DAC with support for 16-bit/48kHz native music files.
Two-Way Active Speaker System: The AudioEngine B2 Bluetooth speaker employs a two-way driver design with two 0.75" silk dome tweeters and two 2.75" custom Kevlar woofers. The internal drivers are powered by a built-in dual class AB monolithic amplifier rated at 15 watts x 2 channels (RMS) and 30 watts x 2 channels (Peak).
All-Wood, Bass-Reflex Cabinet: The AudioEngine B2 Bluetooth speaker features a hand-finished all-wood cabinet for great sound quality and a traditional look. The cabinet features dual front-firing bass ports for greater efficiency and better bass response.
Aux Input: The B2 Bluetooth speaker is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a non-Bluetooth portable device with a headphone jack or analog audio output.
AC Power: The AudioEngine B2 Bluetooth speaker system operates off of standard household current using the integrated power supply and included detachable 6' AC power cord.
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