|Warranty length||1 Year|
|Product Award||What HiFi Award 5 Stars|
Output: 60 Watts into its own 4 Ohm speaker load
Woofer: 165 mm (6 ½” ) mid bass with polypropylene cone. Shielded magnet
Tweeter: 25 mm (1”) soft dome with neodymium magnet
Frequency Response: 48 Hz - 22 kHz +/- 1.5dB
Power Amplifier: Type Class AB (built in) 60W per channel RMS; National Semiconductors LM4780 Overture; PGA 2311 digitally controlled analog volume control
Transformer: 160 Watt toroidal power transformer
DAC (For USB & SPDIF inputs): Wolfson WM8761 24bit/192kHz Sigma-Delta
Inputs: 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)
Outputs: 1 Pair RCA sockets (unfiltered); 1 Subwoofer Out (up to 200 Hz)
Connections: Bluetooth 4.0
Input Impedance: 22 kOhms unbalanced
Passive Speaker Impedance: 4 Ohms
Mains Voltage: Replaceable external mains fuse/ 240/120V/ 60Hz
Inclusions: 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
Remote handset: Uses 2 x AAA batteries
Size: 320 x 210 x 260 mm (12 ½” x 8 ¼” x 10 ¼”)
Weight: 16 kgs (35 ¼ lbs) per pair
The Aktimate Blue are Aktimate's flagship active desktop speakers and offer a huge sound making them ideal for music and movies. Bluetooth 4.0 enables you to enjoy your music in high quality without wires and, thanks to a high quality internal DAC with USB input, you can connect your Mac or Windows based PC. Thanks to a wide range of inputs and connection options, the AktiMate Blue is the only sound system you will need for all your devices.
The Blue is the same size as the old AktiMate Maxi, but the features and performance are very different. Blue features an impressive power output of 60W and is based around the latest Bluetooth technology - hence the choice of the name "Blue" for this model.
An internal Wolfson WM8761 24bit/192kHz DAC means that any digital connections (USB, Coaxial or Optical) can be enjoyed in higher than CD quality, allowing you to experience the full detail of any high resolution tracks you might have.
RCA inputs are also included so you could connect your turntable (with a suitable phono stage unless your turntable has one built in), a CD player or other components, while optical and coaxial inputs mean you can greatly improve the sound from a TV, DVD or Blu Ray Player or games consoles.
High Build Quality
As impressive as it is to listen to, the Aktimate Blue is also very well made and finished and is available in a choice of high quality gloss colours.
'Excellent sound; well judged balance; powerful bass; good connectivity...positioned well, these AktiMates are a great-sounding alternative to traditional hi-fi...fine connectivity, terrific build and a lovely, engaging sound make these AktiMates a superb buy. Highly recommended' (What Hi-Fi magazine September 2014)