FiiO has launched BTR1K, its new portable high-fidelity Bluetooth Amplifier in India. With a price tag of ₹3,890, the device will be available through the company’s official site and online, offline retail stores as well.
The new Bluetooth Amplifier is powered by Qualcomm QCC 3005 Bluetooth chip and supports aptX, aptX low latency, SBC and AAC codecs among others.
The Amplifier has a 205mAh battery and takes one and a half hours to fully charge and claims to give a playback of around 8 hours. The standby time of the BTR1K, on the other hand, is reported to be around 140 hours.
In terms of design, the BTR1K is similar to its predecessor, the BTR1. The Amplifier sports an aluminium alloy body with an added multi-function button for quick operation of pair/play/pause.
The BTR1K comes equipped with Qualcomm cVc noise cancellation technology, which helps the device automatically adjust the microphone and actively suppresses background noise for clear audio on calls. The Bluetooth Amplifier can also be paired to other compatible devices with a tap using the NFC wireless short-range communication protocol, avoiding the traditional pairing process.
Users can also connect their smartphones to the BTR1K via Bluetooth, and then connect the device to their car’s audio system via a 3.5mm audio cable. This will allow users to play music through their car’s speakers and answer calls via car’s speakers, hands-free.
The Amplifier supports fast Bluetooth functionality with Android and iOS devices and compatibility with Siri. The device comes with a Type-C connector, USB DAC functionality without the need for Drivers, 32 levels of volume adjustment, status indicator lights and attachment clips.
The BTR1K does not have a display, ergo, the Amplifier uses an RGB indicator light to indicate the audio codec and working status.
FiiO has a range of products in India including audio players, amplifiers, DACs, receivers, headphones, and other accessories for audio equipment.