B2-BLK, Wired/Bluetooth, Black Ash, 2.0 Channel Soundbar

  • SKU: 14718118
  • Manufacturer: AUDIOENGINE
  • MPN: B2-BLK
  • Availability: USUALLY SHIPS WITHIN 1-3 WEEKS
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B2-BLK, Wired/Bluetooth, Black Ash, 2.0 Channel Soundbar

The B2-BLK is a premium powered speaker with high-fidelity stereo sound that connects to your music in seconds from any app or device. Wired or wireless connections, including aptX Bluetooth from your phone, tablet or computer and good old analog from that vintage turntable or 80’s Sony tape deck.

  • Extended-Range Wireless aptX Bluetooth
  • Silk Tweeters & Aramid Fiber Woofers
  • Aux Audio Input
  • Detachable Magnetic Grill
  • All-In-One Simplicity
Type Powered Bluetooth aptX speaker
Amplifier Type Class AB
Power Output 60 W peak power total (15 W RMS / 30 W peak per channel), AES
Drivers 2.75” aramid fiber woofers

0.75“ Silk dome tweeters

Inputs 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack, Bluetooth
Input Voltages 100-240 V 50/60 Hz auto-switching
SNR >95 dB (typical A-weighted)
Frequency Response 65 Hz-22 kHz ±2.0 dB
Analog Input Impedence 10K ohms unbalanced
Protection Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature, power on/off transient protection
Power Consumption Idle: 10W
Internal D/A Converter PCM 5102
Input Bit Depth 16 bit
Bluetooth Receiver Type Bluetooth 5.0
Supported Codecs aptX, AAC, SBC
Wireless Operation Range Up to 100 ft (30 m) typical
Input Data Rate Determined by Bluetooth
Wireless Latency ~30 milliseconds (ms)
Dimensions (HWD) 4.25”(10.8 cm) x 12.25”(31.1 cm) x 5.50”(14 cm)
Weight 6 lb (2.7 kg)
Total Shipping Weight 10 lb (4.6 kg)
Shipping Box Dimensions (LWH) 16” (40.6 cm) x 7.5” (19.1 cm) x 10.5” (26.7 cm)
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Operating temperature: 32 degrees F to 95 degrees F
Non-operating temperature: -4 degrees F to 113 degrees F
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION 0.7″ (18 mm) thick MDF cabinets with real wood veneer
0.75″ (20 mm) silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
2.75″ (70 mm) aramid fiber woofers with advanced voice coils
CABINETS To minimize unwanted resonances and distortion, Audioengine cabinets have thick high-resin MDF walls with extensive internal bracing. Heavy internal sound-damping material is also used to reduce unwanted sound reflections inside the cabinet. The B2 cabinet is a unique design in that it has dual sub-enclosures to prevent cross-interference, while each side contains its own tuned, front-port bass slot.
FURNITURE GRADE FINISHES The B2 cabinet is available in several handsome finishes, including walnut and zebrawood veneers as well as satin black paint, offering a wide choice for complementing room furnishings. Also included is a detachable grill that adds further aesthetic advantages as it’s firmly held in place with hidden neodymium magnets for a clean look.
CUSTOM COMPONENTS Audioengine designs and manufactures our own tweeters, woofers, and other critical components. In other words, these are not “box built” speakers with off-the-shelf parts but custom-designed to our specifications. What we do not fabricate directly in our factory we have made to our designs (parts such as transformers, magnets, and wiring harnesses, for example). The cabinets, drivers, bass port designs, amplifiers, and crossovers are all painstakingly tuned together for each Audioengine model. This, in turn, makes for a much more efficient system that requires much less power than passive speakers and a separate integrated amplifier or similar A/V components.
BASED ON STUDIO MONITOR DESIGNS Studio monitor speakers are used by producers and engineers in recording and production studios. They are designed with a theoretical flat frequency response which allows the engineer to create a final mix in such a way that the recorded music will sound good on most other speakers. Although Audioengine speakers are not designed to be up-close “nearfield” studio monitors, we do carry over much of the same higher-end technology, components, and design philosophy for all Audioengine speaker systems.
HIGH-QUALITY BLUETOOTH AUDIO The Bluetooth built into the B2 Wireless speakers features aptX coding which is an advanced Bluetooth audio codec with very impressive sound. And even if your phone or tablet does not have aptX, the B2 Wireless Bluetooth solution is backwards-compatible with SBC and AAC codecs, so you can wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device and still enjoy all your music. High-fidelity Bluetooth aptX that really works and sounds great.

Extended-range wireless.
Most Bluetooth implementations have very limited range, typically within just one room. But with careful signal management circuitry and antenna tuning, we offer a superior solution that has up to 3 times the range of standard Bluetooth for multi-room use, with no degradation in audio quality.. Most Bluetooth implementations have very limited range, typically within just one room. But with careful signal management circuitry and antenna tuning, we offer a superior solution that has up to 3 times the range of standard Bluetooth for multi-room use, with no degradation in audio quality.

24 bit DAC
The B2 Bluetooth receiver and USB input both utilize the PCM 5102 DAC, widely known for its low-noise and high-fidelity. The PCM 5102 is used as an upsampling DAC and will pad all bit depths to 24 bit, achieving a higher signal-to-noise ratio and lower noise floor. Due to the high signal-to-noise specs of the PCM 5102, the fact that digital signal is upsampled to 24 bit as well as the added benefit of onboard triple redundancy power source conversion and filtering the B2 Bluetooth implementation presents impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics with a noticeable improvement over other Bluetooth devices.

AMPLIFIER DESIGN The class A/B amplifiers in Audioengine speaker systems are very conservatively-rated analog designs. Each subsystem is tuned together for all models, providing a much more efficient system requiring less power than passive speakers and separate amplifiers. An auto-standby idle mode is also included to conserve power when you’re not playing music.
DRIVER DESIGNS Audioengine uses audiophile-quality, ferrofluid-cooled, silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets. Silk tweeters hold up well under high power and the edge-driven design gives very smooth response. The custom woofers are aramid fiber woven glass composite with rubber surrounds. Aramid fiber is obviously very strong, which means that the woofer retains its shape when being driven at high levels. The speaker materials and construction are very robust, therefore speaker grills aren’t needed. In other words, we did our homework on the speaker drivers and they will sound and look great after many years of use.
SHIELDING Both drivers are directly video shielded and allow the user to place the speakers within a few inches of a video monitor. This shielding also offers protection for hard-drive digital music players.