Winner of global awards in 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
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 -
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 -
It continues to be available in a choice of familiar AktiMate high gloss options -
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-
DAC (For USB & SPDIF inputs)
Passive Speaker Impedance
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 -
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-
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)
22 kOhms unbalanced
Output current limiting. Thermal over temperature.
Power on/off transient protection. Replaceable external mains fuse.
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 -
Released November 2013