Arylic was founded by a group of experts with more than 10 years of experience designing new technology products behind the scenes, with different skills, from home audio to lifestyle products. By focusing on making products that reflected the team's strengths in wireless audio, Arylic gradually created a successful range of products with excellent value for money, including a range of DIY audio boards. Having already an Up2Stream WiFi & Bluetooth 5 amplifier board, a receiver board and a receiver module, the company now decided to offer a new 2.1 amplifier board.
The Up2Stream AMP 2.1 board offers built-in WiFi and Bluetooth 5, enabling users to stream music wirelessly throughout their homes. With a single Up2Stream AMP 2.1 board, users can build a compact wireless stereo amplifier with multi-room audio functionalities, which can be paired with existing stereo speakers and subwoofer.
The Up2Stream Amp 2.1 board comes with 3 knobs to allow users to easily change volume, treble, and bass level. But those knobs can also be used for control features, such as changing the subwoofer crossover frequency - users can set the range from 80Hz – 200Hz.
The board also features 4 onboard LED lights for identifying the selection of different input sources and also offers a corresponding extension pin if users want to send the LED signal elsewhere. The Up2Stream Amp 2.1 comes with three speaker outputs (L,R and Sub), an Ethernet LAN port, USB host for playing songs from a USB storage device, and a micro USB port to connect to a PC and act as an external soundcard. There is also an analog line-in port for users to connect a CD or DVD player, turntable, or any line level music source with an analog output.
Everything in the Up2Stream Amp 2.1 board is ready to use out of the box. Users just need to select a case or chassis to create their own unique wireless audio amplifier! The board streams music using the free mobile 4Stream app, available in both Android and iOS. With the 4Stream app, users can choose to stream music from a mobile phone, tablet, NAS, online music services, Internet radio stations, local USB storage, or directly from a PC. Users can choose the AMP as the output device and stream music wirelessly, and can also set up 10 preset buttons to store a favorite playlist, or radio station for easy access.
For multiroom installations, Arylic allows connecting multiple devices in different rooms, to choose different songs for each room, or simply stream the same song to all the rooms. The music will be synchronized and played at the same time. Overall, the Up2Stream AMP 2.1 board will be a fun solution for DIYers who want full control over their wireless music installation and test all different possibilities in a low-cost installation.
For those who like to personalize their installations even more, Arylic complements the Up2Stream boards with ACPWorkbench, a Windows DSP tuning software. ACPWorkbench offers many powerful tools for fine tuning the amplifier, wireless transmitters and receiver boards, offering total control on the devices. When connected, all ACPWorkbench changes are done in real-time and users will be able to test different options and listen to the results, in an easy to use user interface. The software supports Up2Stream mini v3, Up2Stream pro v3, Up2Stream Amp v3, and the new Up2Stream 2.1 Amp board, as well as future products.
ACPWorkbench includes a DRC (Dynamic Range Compression) Design Tool, a Parametric Equalizer Editor (EQ Editor) for using up to 9 different filters with different settings, Audio Effect Tuning Tools including a noise suppressor and bass enhancer, among many others. All ACPWorkbench tools allows users to save their settings and export the results between devices.