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Arylic B50 Wireless Stereo Amplifier Review


Stereo amplifiers, a fundamental component of audio systems, serve as the backbone of audio playback by amplifying and enhancing audio signals. They are designed to power and control speakers to produce rich, immersive sound experiences in both home and professional settings. At their core, stereo amplifiers take weak audio signals from sources like CD players, turntables, or digital devices and significantly boost their power. This amplification ensures that audio is delivered with clarity, precision, and the right amount of volume, making it a key element in achieving high-quality sound reproduction.

Wireless stereo amplifiers are a type of stereo amplifier that can transmit and receive audio signals wirelessly. This eliminates the need for wires between the amplifier and the speakers, making it easier to install and use the system. Wireless stereo amplifiers typically use Bluetooth to transmit audio signals. It is a very reliable and efficient technology, making it ideal for streaming audio.

The Arylic B50 is an interesting Wireless Stereo Amplifier that we recently got our hands on. We say it is interesting because it can transmit and receive audio over Bluetooth, drive two passive speakers with power up to 50W, and receive input from HDMI ARC, Optical, Line In, and Phono In. On the Bluetooth side, things are exciting as it has support for Bluetooth 5.2 with aptX HD. There are several more features such as Companion App for smartphone, USB Playback, and USB DAC Functionality.

This is the review of the Arylic B50 Wireless Stereo Amplifier. We are writing this review after using the device for more than a week and testing it with different speakers (passive bookshelf speakers, Bluetooth Speakers, and Bluetooth Headphones), different inputs (Bluetooth, USB Playback, and USB-C DAC), using the app, and many more. Continue reading the review if you are interested in buying a decent stereo amplifier that can also work beautifully for Bluetooth transmission as well as reception.

What sets the B50 apart is its use of aptX HD technology with a Qualcomm Bluetooth chip, supporting Bluetooth 5.2, aptX HD, aptX AD, aptX, and aptX LL audio formats. This enables the amplifier to stream and receive high-definition music from two Bluetooth devices simultaneously. The inclusion of a high-end Bluetooth module and precision-tuned antenna ensures a stable and low-latency connection, even up to 50 feet away. This means you can enjoy HD music on your headphones without the interference of popping or audible noise, making the Arylic B50 an excellent choice for enhancing your audio experience.

Apart from Bluetooth, the Arylic B50 offers versatile audio input modes to cater to various devices and sources. You can also connect analog devices with line out port. The Arylic B50 can also act as a Turntable Amplifier. Simply connect a turntable to the Phono In port (and there is a GND connector as well).

In Optical In mode, users can connect any device with a digital optical output to the B50. For users with modern TVs featuring HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) ports, the B50 provides HDMI ARC Mode. This mode lets you connect the B50 to your TV, effectively transforming it into an external stereo sound system for playing music through passive speakers.

You can select the Optical In or HDMI ARC Mode either by pressing the Mode button on the device, using the remote controller, or through the smartphone app. Depending on the mode, the respective LED on the front panel illuminates. Moreover, you can stream Optical In or HDMI ARC audio through Bluetooth, allowing you to listen from connected Bluetooth receiver devices like speakers or headphones for private listening while watching TV.

In USB Disk Drive Playback Mode, users can store their music files on a USB disk drive and plug it into the B50 for playback. The device automatically switches to USB Mode, indicated by the illuminated USB LED. The B50 offers a resume playback function, starting from the last song played when the USB disk drive is reconnected. Furthermore, you can stream stored music to connected Bluetooth speakers or headphones via Bluetooth transmitter mode. The USB disk drive should be in Fat16/Fat32/exFat format and must not exceed 128GB in size.