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B&O PLAY Beoplay A2 Active by Bang & Olufsen

Portable water resistant Bluetooth® speaker (Natural)

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Item # 906BPA2ANT

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Our take on the B&O PLAY Beoplay A2 Active by Bang & Olufsen

Bang & Olufsen doesn't just design speakers that deliver beautiful sound. They have to look beautiful, too. The Beoplay A2 Active is all that, and more. This rugged portable Bluetooth speaker is both splash- and dust-resistant, so you can take it on just about any outdoor adventure. And with a 24-hour battery, the A2 Active can keep your music playing all day long.

Bang and Olufsen A2 Active

The A2 Active's dust- and splash-resistant case let you take it just about anywhere.

Style and performance

Bang & Olufsen doesn't just design speakers that deliver beautiful sound. They have to look beautiful, too. The Beoplay A2 Active is all that, and more. This rugged portable Bluetooth speaker is both splash- and dust-resistant, so you can take it on just about any outdoor adventure. And with a 24-hour battery, the A2 Active can keep your music playing all day long.

Great sound all around

The slender Beoplay A2 Active features a pair of 3" full-range woofers for detailed midrange, and two 3/4" tweeters for clean, clear highs. A pair of passive radiators reinforces lower frequencies, filling out the sound. And Bang & Olufsen's True360 sound technology creates an omnidirectional soundfield. No matter where you are in relation to the A2 Active, you'll enjoy the same rich, well-balanced sound.

Share your music

The A2 Active lets you pair up to 8 devices simultaneously, so you and your friends can take turns playing your favorite songs. Now that's one way to keep the party going. And you can pair two A2 Active speakers for stereo sound — a great solution for indoor listening.

Quality construction

The Beoplay A2 Active features an aluminum core for added stability and vibration dampening. The speaker's tough polymer shell is both dust- and water-resistant. A durable canvas strap completes the A2 Active's distinctive look. 

Product Highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth streams music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, or other compatible devices
  • True360 sound technology creates an omnidirectional soundfield
  • two 3" full-range woofers and two 3" passive radiators
  • two 3/4" tweeters
  • built-in 180-watt Class D amplifier
  • dust and splash resistant
  • pair up to 8 devices simultaneously to share tunes
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices
  • wirelessly pair two A2 Active speakers for stereo sound (second speaker available separately)
  • USB-C input for charging
  • canvas strap
  • built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery lasts up to 24 hours
  • 10-1/8"W x 5-9/16"H x 1-3/4"D
  • weight: 2.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • 4' microUSB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • 2 Straps
  • Quick Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions

B&O PLAY Beoplay A2 Active by Bang & Olufsen Reviews

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Features and Specs

Weather-resistant Yes
Waterproof No
Speakerphone Mic No
NFC Touch Pairing No

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True360ºSound Technology: The BeoPlay A2 Active features a stereo speaker design with two 0.75" tweeters and two 3" full-range drivers powered by a 30-watt x 2-channel (180W total Peak power) Class D amplifier for dynamic sound. Two 3" passive bass radiators add depth and balance to the BeoPlay A2 Active's sound for a frequency response of 55Hz to 20,000 Hz. The placement of the drivers on each side of the Bluetooth speaker, and the Bang & Olufsen solution called "Power Response Enhancement" ensure sound radiation around the edges, giving you a True360ºsound experience.

Bluetooth 4.0: The BeoPlay A2 Active is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connectivity to your Bluetooth-enabled devices. Up to eight devices can be paired to the speaker at once and two devices can even remain connected, so switching between devices is quick and easy.

  • Wireless Music Streaming: You'll be able to stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computer, and other Bluetooth source devices to the BeoPlay A2 Active speaker system.
  • aptX Codec Support: In addition to playback of the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the BeoPlay A2 Active offers support of aptX for higher quality audio streaming from select Android devices. aptX audio coding technology provides even better sound quality with lossless, CD-quality streaming for compatible aptX-compatible smartphones and tablets (like Android OS 4.0+)
Note: You'll continue to use your compatible Bluetooth source device to control music playback functions and view song/artist information.

Aux Input: In addition to Bluetooth wireless connectivity, the BeoPlay A2 Active is outfitted with a stereo minijack (3.5mm) input for connecting an external portable audio device with a headphone jack or analog output.

BeoPlay App: The BeoPlay app for Apple iOS 8.0+ & Android OS 5.0+ gives you wireless remote control of the A2 Active speaker from your compatible smartphone or tablet device via a wireless Bluetooth connection.

  • Playback Controls: From the BeoPlay app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device, you can adjust the volume level, play or pause your music, and skip to the next or previous song.
  • ToneTouch: ToneTouch is an engaging way to adjust the tonality of the speaker, depending on your mood and current activity. You can choose between presets (Lounge/Party/Podcast) designed by BeoPlay, save your own custom preset (Favorite), or turn it off (Flat).
  • Stereo Pairing: From the BeoPlay app, you can wirelessly pair two BeoPlay A2 Active speakers together for true stereo sound from a pair of speakers.

Top-Panel Controls: The BeoPlay A2 Active features top-panel push-button controls that included Power On/Off, Volume Up/Down, and Bluetooth Pairing.

Rugged Housing: The BeoPlay A2 Active Bluetooth speaker features a rugged housing which enhances it durability and sound quality. Its splash & dust resistant (do not submerge in water).

Interchangeable Hand Straps: The BeoPlay A2 Active comes with two interchangeable hand-straps to make it easier to carry the Bluetooth speaker with you.

24-Hour Rechargeable Battery: The BeoPlay A2 Active features a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery which can last up to 24 hours. BeoPlay A2 Active's USB-C smart charging system will adapt the speed to match the capacity of the USB charger (sold separately) you are using. And with less than 3 hours to recharge, the speaker will quickly be ready to stream more music.

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2 questions already asked

Thanks for your question. The speaker comes with a USB cable but no AC adapter. You can use any compatible adapter such as the one listed below. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Jul 17, 2017 ]  Staff
Yes. Phones that charge via USB can be charged by the A2 speaker. [ Ryan  Jul 01, 2017 ]  Staff

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