ARE you one of those yet to explore the vast world of streaming? Looking for a Wi-Fi streamer with multi-room capability that won’t empty your wallet? Audioengine, renowned for its delectable compact active wireless speakers, now has the B-Fi to tempt you… for a measly US$189 (the earlier B-1, at the same price, was merely a Bluetooth receiver).
Just hook up the B-Fi to your home hi-fi system, link to your wi-fi network via the Audioengine Control free app (available for iOS or Android), and you’re ready to go… you can stream music from your regular apps/music library via your smartphone, tablet or computer.
According to Audioengine, you can “add B-Fi streamers to create a whole home music system with multi-room sound (up to 12) and stereo pairing… users have full control of their music and can play any song from any player in any room (or every room).”
Additionally, the USB-powered B-Fi offers “low-latency streaming with no audio lag between speakers…. control your music, volume, and speaker selection from anywhere in your home.”
Continuous play without draining your device’s battery is promised. An optical digital output and a pair of RCA analogue outputs are provided to link the B-Fi to your wired hi-fi system.
The B-Fi streamer is already shipping, in case you’re in the market now.
Will it play back MQA recordings?