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The 512 portable wireless Bluetooth speaker has excellent sound, long-range wireless, and impressive battery life. Stream all your favorite music from any device.
Don’t let its size fool you as this tiny portable speaker is packed with much more sound than you would expect.
Created by a company with deep roots in audiophile design, the 512 is surprisingly powerful and was made to reproduce sound better than any portable speaker of its size.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THE 512
Fast and easy setup
Wireless range up to 100 ft (30m)
Up to 12 hours music playing time
Aux audio input
Custom full-range transducers
Passive bass radiator
USB charge cable included
The 512 Portable Bluetooth Speaker gives you Audioengine’s trademark sound with an impressive battery life, up to 12 hours, using a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that charges fast. Stream from all your favorite music services, apps, and devices all day long!
IMPRESSIVE BLUETOOTH RANGE
ALL YOUR MUSIC, EVERYWHERE
A portable speaker for your home, workspace or outdoor adventures needs more than pure, clear sound; it also needs to have an impressive Bluetooth range to keep all your tunes going strong. And the 512 delivers with long-range wireless, up to 100 feet!
The 512 has a warm and inspiring voice, surprising imaging and a very large soundstage. Yep, sounds strange to write about things like soundstage and imaging with a little mouse speaker, but we wanted to bring something special to the portable speaker market.
Tight, firm bass, solid midrange, and clean, singing highs are what we worked for and we know you’ll agree the 512 is more than just the typical battery-powered Bluetooth speaker.
On the top of the 512, there are three lights that tell you how much charge the 512’s battery has. When the 512 needs to be charged (only 1 of the lights will be lit), there is a rapid succession of 5 electronic beeps or bongs that will interrupt the music before resuming it to let you know that the battery is low. It will repeat this sound periodically until it is plugged in to charge.
The 512 was designed to be a stand-alone Bluetooth speaker and also has a mini-stereo input; because of this, it doesn't have any outputs to connect to a powered subwoofer, such as the S8.
The 512 is not designed to function as a pair, however, depending on what source you use this may be possible! We have tested pairing some Android phones with 2 of the 512s by selecting "dual audio" in the Bluetooth settings on the phone. Some phones/sources will allow you to connect to multiple Bluetooth devices at once by doing this.
The following troubleshooting tips can help diagnose and correct most concerns with the 512. We have attempted to make this list as comprehensive as possible, so some of these may not apply to your issue, but please go through each tip. If the problem persists, please send an email to email@example.com including your full name, serial number, purchase information (when and where), as well as your shipping address. It is also important to include the results of each step rather than just whether or not the troubleshooting resolved the issue.
If the power button on the 512 is not illuminated, then try these tips:
512 troubleshooting tips – Bluetooth
If you are experiencing an audio-related issue using the Aux input, try these tips:
To ensure efficient charging, make sure you use a 1000mA charger or higher to charge your 512.
It’s not possible to completely disable Bluetooth, but when in Pair or Discovery mode (when the button is flashing) Pair mode will automatically turn off after 5 minutes. Your speaker/B1 will be undiscoverable to unpaired devices but will remain visible to any device previously paired, so you can easily connect and disconnect from your phone, computer, or tablet.
If you want to pair more devices, you can wake up Bluetooth again by pressing the Pair button on the speaker or B1, which will then start flashing to indicate it's ready to pair.
Audioengine Bluetooth products are designed to be very low latency (<30ms). It's important to know that your source device has an impact on latency as well. For issues with the sound being out of sync, this can sometimes happen as the result of software that is not up-to-date, so be sure to update your source's OS if an update is available. Rebooting your source and speakers can help correct issues with sound delay as well.
A Bluetooth connection works just like a wired connection, so you'll hear any sounds from your device that would normally play when using headphones, for example. The speakers' job is to project whatever sounds are being fed to them, which means when there are sounds you do not want your speakers to play, you have to manage it from the device that is making the sound. Most phone users will manage this by putting their ringer and notifications on silent mode, or if your device has the ability, choosing to play those sounds through the internal speakers rather than the the Bluetooth speakers.
Yes! The charger plugs into a micro USB charging port, leaving the aux input or Bluetooth open for use at the same time!
No, but for good reason! This is something we struggled with when developing the 512. Our engineers choose materials based on what will provide a high quality sound, and using water-resistant materials would have a negative effect on that. It was a tough decision to make, but if we have to compromise on something, sound quality is not going to be it!
Yes! We incorporate all the relevant functions and features from Bluetooth 5.0 that apply to our products! These features include; extended range, low latency (so that video and audio sync properly), as well as higher level aptX-HD, aptX, and AAC codecs (with the exception of our 512 portable speaker which supports SBC only). Keep in mind that the capability of the source is what controls the Bluetooth experience.
The Bluetooth icon button controls the speaker’s pair mode and also acts as an indicator. When the button is flashing, the speaker is currently in pair mode and open to connect to a device. If the button is solid, it means a device is currently connected to the speaker. In order to disconnect a device from the speaker, you can press and hold the button until you hear the notification that the speaker is in pair mode.
Nope! The 512 features an analog input so you can connect your audio source to the speaker using a standard mini-stereo cable.
No extra software or drivers are needed. The 512 is compatible with any device that supports Bluetooth, and the A2DP profile for streaming stereo audio. This includes most smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Yes, you can control the volume from the audio source itself as well as the volume buttons on the top of 512.
While battery life will depend somewhat on the volume you're using the 512 at, typical battery life of the 512 is up to 12 hours.
The battery won't necessarily drain faster, but the 512 will not go into it's "idle" mode while the mini jack is plugged in. This means the connection will stay active even if nothing is playing, so the battery is better preserved when using Bluetooth.
The LED in the power button will remain lit when the 512 is charging, but this does not mean it is powered on. If the light is on but there is no playback, press and hold the power button and you will hear it power on, then you'll see the Bluetooth LED turn blue to indicate it is ready to connect.
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