B1 Bluetooth Receiver / 24-bit DAC Tech Specs
Bluetooth receiver type -- Bluetooth 4.0 audio
Supported Bluetooth codecs -- SBC, aptX
Supported Bluetooth profiles -- A2DP, AVRCP
Inputs -- Bluetooth
Outputs -- Stereo analog RCA, Digital optical (SPDIF)
Required power -- 5V, 200mA
Operation range -- up to 100ft (30m) typical
Full-scale output -- 2.0V RMS
Output impedance -- 57 Ohms
D/A converter -- AKM AK4396
Power filtering -- 3-stage redundant regulation
SNR -- (DC to 20 kHz) >100dB
THD+N -- (1 kHz FS 96 kS/s) <0.02%
Frequency response -- 10Hz - 20kHz (+/-0.5dB)
Crosstalk -- >-86dB
Input bit depth -- 24-bit (upsampled)
Input data rate -- Determined by Bluetooth
Latency -- ~30 milliseconds (ms)
Product dimensions -- 3.5 x 4.0 x 1”
Shipping weight -- 1.0lbs (0.5kg)
Shipping box dimensions -- 11 x 7 x 3"
Operating temperature: 32° to 105°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage temperature: -4° to 115°F (-20°C to 46°C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
RCA audio cable (3ft/1m)
Power adapter with detachable cable
Supports all Bluetooth-enabled devices
High-fidelity Bluetooth® with aptX® transmission and extended range
Stream high-resolution 24-bit digital audio from the Audioengine B1 to any music system.
Includes built-in AKM4396 DAC for superior 24-bit upsampled playback
Aluminum case with audiophile-grade connectors
Analog and optical outputs
2.0Vrms maximum output level
Experience stunning audio quality with aptX® coding, built-in 24-bit upsampling DAC, and extended wireless range.
The B1 Bluetooth Receiver utilizes the AKM AK4396A DAC, widely known for its low noise and high fidelity. B1 is essentially an upsampling 24-bit Bluetooth DAC and will pad all bit depths internally to 24-bits, thus achieving a higher signal-to-noise ratio. Due to the AK4396A's high signal-to-noise specs, the fact that digital signal is converted (upsampled) to 24-bits and the added benefit of triple redundancy power source conversion and filtering, the B1 presents impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics with a noticeable improvement over other Bluetooth devices.
Most Bluetooth implementations have very limited range, usually within just one room. But with careful signal management circuitry and antenna tuning, we offer a superior solution that will reach more than one room with no degradation in audio quality.
High quality Bluetooth audio
The B1 features aptX coding which is an advanced Bluetooth audio codec that provides much higher-quality sound than previous versions. The B1 is backwards-compatible with all previous Bluetooth implementations so you can wirelessly stream music from any device and still enjoy outstanding sound.
B1 also functions as a wireless audio bridge from your device to your favorite DAC or preamp. Use the internal DAC with RCA analog outputs or connect the optical output into another DAC.