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For those of you who have followed the progress of AktiMate since day 1, this speaker is similar in size to the original AktiMate Maxi, although the features and performance are very different.

This active speaker system is based around the latest Bluetooth technology - hence the choice of name for this model.

Bluetooth is just one of a number of possible options when it comes to your choice of the way you like to enjoy your home entertainment. The array of inputs and outputs caters for just about everything you might want in a simple, easy to connect, easy to control way.

With 2 x RCA plus a 3.5mm stereo jack input, the Blue also offers USB (for PC use only) plus optical and coaxial digital inputs. It has RCA out plus a sub out.

Physically this speaker is the same size as the former AktiMate Maxi 320 x 210 x 260 mm.  

Like its predecessor it has a Class AB amplifier in the active speaker with a power output of 60 W into its own 4 Ohm speaker load. It has a 165 mm mid/bass speaker with an offset 25mm soft dome tweeter - the speakers being developed specifically for AktiMate.

It continues to be available in a choice of familiar AktiMate high gloss options - black, red or white and is the first of our range of speakers to no longer have a concealed iPod dock.

The remote, which we designed specifically for the AktiMate Blue has independent controls relevant to every function. We have avoided symbols for the inputs, opting instead for easy to read text.


Fitting comfortably in the palm of your hand, our aim was to make it so simple to use that it rates as one of the most user friendly around.


We also made sure that if you were to lose the remote, all functions are readily accessible via the control knob on the front of the speaker.

In the short time it has been around there has been a lot written about the AktiMate Blue. In Australia it received a prestigeous ‘Systems Solution Category’ award within weeks of its first release from Sound & Image magazine.


What Hi Fi  Magazine (published in the UK) speaks of the Blue as ‘a great sounding alternative to traditional  hi fi.’


The Blue can be the heart and soul of any home entertainment system..… it boasts a true and tested hi-fi pedigree with everything neatly packaged into just one pair of active loudspeakers. And to make life even easier, everything you need to connect and be up and running in 5 minutes is right there in the box.

Configuration


Output


Woofer


Tweeter


Frequency Response


Power Amplifier




Transformer


DAC (For USB & SPDIF inputs)


Inputs






Outputs



Connections


THD


Crosstalk


Input Impedance


Passive Speaker Impedance


Protection



Mains Voltage


Inclusions




Remote handset


Finish


Size


Weight


Packed


Warranty

2-way active bookshelf/standmount - 1 passive/1 active speaker


60 Watts into its own 4 Ohm speaker load


165 mm (6 ½” ) mid bass with polypropylene cone. Shielded magnet


25 mm (1”) soft dome with neodymium magnet


48 Hz - 22 kHz +/- 1.5dB


Type Class AB (built in) 60W per channel RMS

National Semiconductors LM4780 Overture

PGA 2311 digitally controlled analog volume control


160 Watt toroidal power transformer


Wolfson WM8761 24bit/192kHz Sigma-Delta


2 x Pairs Stereo RCA sockets

1 x 3.5mm stereo jack (line)

1 x USB 24 bit/96 Hz for PC use

1 x S/PDIF (Optical)

1 x S/PDIF (Coaxial)


1 Pair RCA sockets (unfiltered)

1 Subwoofer Out (up to 200 Hz)


Bluetooth 4.0


<0.05%


<50dB


22 kOhms unbalanced


4 Ohms


Output current limiting.   Thermal over temperature.  

Power on/off transient protection.  Replaceable external mains fuse.


240/120V     50/60Hz


IEC mains power cord.   Connecting speaker wire.   3.5mm connection cable.  USB Cable.  RCA cable. Rubber feet. 4mm banana plugs.  

Remote control handset. Metal pin hook.


Uses 2 x AAA batteries


High gloss black, red or white


320 x 210 x 260 mm  (12 ½” x 8 ¼” x 10 ¼”)


16 kgs   (35 ¼ lbs) per pair


1 pair per carton


12 months - original purchaser only - applicable in country or purchase

Specification

AktiMate Blue

Released November 2013