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The B2 is a premium powered speaker with high-fidelity stereo sound that connects to your music in seconds from any app or device. An all-in-one mini music system with high-definition Bluetooth wireless for your home.
As a standalone Bluetooth speaker, the B2 is the perfect mini-music system that seamlessly works with all your apps, music, and devices.
Tidal, Spotify, Pandora…all your favorite streaming apps play instantly.
No matter how you listen, the B2 Wireless Smart Speaker has you covered.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT
Easy setup, connects in seconds
No network setup, no passwords, no hassle
Superior sound and extended wireless range
The B2 Wireless Speaker is a compact, single speaker system that packs a big enough sound to fill most rooms. No network setup, passwords to enter, or buttons to push. Setting them up is so easy you’ll be rocking in no time.
Keep your music fun, easy, and sounding great.
SMALL SPEAKERS BIG SOUND
FILLS MOST ROOMS
Clear, full and powerful audio that fills most rooms, the B2 Wireless Speaker is constructed with custom Audioengine components: aramid fiber woofers, silk tweeters, high-fidelity Premium Bluetooth aptX-HD, and built-in power amps wrapped in precision tuned, hand-crafted cabinets.
Perfect for your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and patio.
Audioengine wireless speakers are special. Their built-in traditional analog power amplifiers sound incredible compared to lower-cost digital amps found in other mass-produced brands.
A whole new music experience, guaranteed.
Some of the features we feel make our products better are overall ease of setup, high-quality audio components and design, as well as high interference tolerance - all the good stuff that's important for a wireless product to be of any real use.
Audioengine Bluetooth products also features a higher signal-to-noise ratio due to the inclusion of a 24-bit high-performance DAC and much better wireless range than most Bluetooth products - up to 100 FT in most cases.
One of the reasons Audioengine active and passive speakers have such amazing bass in such a small package are the designs of the bass ports on each speaker. These aren’t just holes or slots in the cabinets, but specifically shaped openings with tubes designed with precise calculations. The result is incredible low end with minimal audible air turbulence. These are effectively mini-subs built into each speaker, allowing Audioengine speakers to be used with or without a separate subwoofer. It's also worth mentioning that we don’t use any enhancement circuits to add fake bass, so what you’ll hear is real bass- low and clean.
Connect the power cable to B2 rear panel and plug into an AC outlet.
Turn on the power switch and B2 will automatically go into pair mode.
On your device, turn on Bluetooth and select “Audioengine B2” to pair and connect.
Play your music. Setup is really this easy.
Yes, you can have two sources connected at the same time with no need to flip any switches. Simply play audio from the source you wish to hear through the B2.
You can absolutely still use the B2 and it will sound great. AptX is a high-quality Bluetooth audio codec that works really well. In addition to mandatory support for SBC, Bluetooth also includes optional support for many other codecs, like MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and AAC, all of which have their own advantages, and some of which sound very close to AptX.
Though overall latency can be affected by some external factors (including things like signal strength, how well the source device's manufacturer has implemented it's Bluetooth, and even simply from being physically further away from the speakers) Audioengine Bluetooth products have very low latency when compared to most Bluetooth receivers, around 30 ms.
There is an auxiliary input on the rear panel so you can directly connect any product with an audio output.
The overall range you can expect will vary depending on the device you use with the B2. We tested using mostly a variety of smartphones though, and found 30 to 40 feet to be a realistic expectation through one or two walls and 100ft or more in an open space.
You can absolutely use a turntable with the B2. Some turntables will need a preamp before being connected and others are OK, therefore it is best to try your turntable without the preamp first to see how it operates.
Absolutely! It's tough to protect speakers and electronics from extreme changes in temperature and humidity. Due to that, we don't recommend the permanent installation of our speakers outdoors. It's fine though (encouraged even) to bring them outside with you all day, and our speakers are simple to set up and take down, making them perfect for this!
Nope! Audioengine powered speakers have amplifiers built-in. This means you don't need any extra equipment, other than a source to play music on (smartphone, tablet, computer, CD player, turntable, etc). Just plug your source directly into the inputs on the rear panel of the left speaker with the included cables, or connect to them via Bluetooth, and voila! You're listening to music!
Sure! You will need about 100-120 watts.
Yes they do! They are equipped with a power-saving circuit that turns off the speaker's final stage amp. This idle mode activates right after you stop playing music. Due to this power-saving function, it's perfectly fine for the speakers to stay on all the time!
No extra software or drivers are needed. The B2 is compatible with any device that supports Bluetooth, and the A2DP profile for streaming stereo audio. This includes most smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Once your B2 is paired and connected then any app (iTunes, Amarra, etc.) - or online players such as Youtube - it will automatically play your music through Bluetooth.
Bluetooth has a delay of about 30ms (milliseconds) so you can watch videos from Youtube, for example, and stream out the audio through B1 to your stereo system without any noticeable lag between the video and audio.
The B2 was designed to be a sort of stand-alone Bluetooth speaker and is able to receive Bluetooth data and also has a mini-stereo input; because of this, it doesn't have any outputs to connect to the S8. Since the B2 does have an analog input, if the subwoofer has both inputs and outputs you could connect your source to the Subwoofer's input, and then use a cable to connect it's output to the mini-stereo input of the B2. It's important to note that doing so would only work for the wired input going to the subwoofer, and not for Bluetooth audio streamed directly to the B2.
We use non-polarized 2-Pin IEC 320-C7 cables. These are fairly standard cables, and you should be able to find them locally if needed. You can also find them in the Accessories section in our store.
When you power one of our Bluetooth products on, they will be available to connect to for just a few minutes. Although you cannot turn the Bluetooth off manually, if nothing pairs or connects within that first few minutes, Bluetooth will automatically turn off. You would then just have to press the pairing button (or power the unit off and on again) to turn the Bluetooth back on when you're ready to pair or connect again.
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.
Absolutely! The B2 can be used in either 110-120v or 220-240v areas without flipping any switches, modding your B2, or using a power converter. If you're moving to an area with a different plug type than what came standard with your B2, we wouldn't recommend using an adapter and would suggest trying to find another AC cord for your B2 that have the correct plugs. The B2 uses a non-polarized 2-pin IEC 320 C7 power cord, so you should be able to find one locally with the correct plug for your area.
This can sometimes happen when the speakers and turntable are placed on the same surface. The vibrations from the speakers playing feedback into the turntables stylus, causing unwanted noise. The best way to mitigate this would be to place the speakers on a different surface. If that's not an option, we'd recommend trying out some isolation stands. For larger speakers like A5+ and HD6, the ones made by Isoacoustics work well.
The short answer is yes! You can use TIDAL on any compatible source device (PC, Mac, iPhone Android, etc.). The B2 is compatible with most all of these devices as well since they almost universally also include Bluetooth.
From what we understand the devices listed on TIDAL’s website are network media servers with the TIDAL app already installed on their operating systems, that’s all. No difference in audio quality or anything else as compared to their downloadable app, just that TIDAL comes pre-installed on those devices. The only notable exception is that if you're listening to TIDAL on a computer, the only web browser that supports the full audio quality is Google Chrome.
If you have a Mac running snow leopard or later, you can create a multiple output device to accomplish this. See the link below for how-to instructions on Apple’s site:
Every setup is different, so some experimentation will be necessary to find your preferred settings, but putting the volume knob around 11 or 12 o'clock is a good starting place if you plan on using your music source (smartphone, computer, TV, etc.) as the master volume control.
The goal was to make the smallest speakers possible with the largest sound and the front port slot takes up all the extra space on the front panel so no room for a volume knob. Most people set the B2 volume and then control the overall volume with their music source (computer, phone, TV, etc.).
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.
Audioengine powered speaker models have a built-in power amplifier in the left speaker so you won’t need a stereo receiver or other extra components for power.
There are a few notable differences but both designs function basically the same. “Active” and “powered” speakers refer to speakers with power amplifiers built into either one speaker or both. Audioengine speakers were designed with the power amps in the left speaker to make connections easier as they only require one power cord and all connections are on the same speaker.
Some turntables may not have a built-in preamp and you would need to add an external phono preamp to bring the instrument level signal of the turntable to line-level. Some turntables may have a built-in preamp but have a switch on the back for either "line" or "phono," such as the Music Hall USB-1 or the Audio Technica AT-LP120; the switch would need to be selected to "line" in order to work directly with the speakers.
All Audioengine speakers are video and magnetically-shielded, however "GSM buzz” cannot be blocked by magnetic shielding. What actually causes GSM buzz is the phone being in 2G or "EDGE" instead of 3G. For best results when using your iPhone as a music source, ensure that it's operating on 3G by going to "Settings/General/Network/Enable 3G".
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