If you have an old stereo system or speakers, but have a phone or tablet that can stream music, you can turn your system into a Bluetooth speaker. The Bluetooth adapter lets you play music from your devices through your audio system using just one wire and a power supply.
How to Connect Bluetooth to an Amplifier
If your home theater or stereo receiver has a 3.5mm input, you can add a wireless amplifier to improve the sound quality of your speakers and receiver by connecting them together with a simple Bluetooth adapter. Once the amplifier and the receiver are connected, you can adjust the volume of your speakers from the receiver.
The first step is to make sure that both the Bluetooth amplifier and the wireless speakers you want to use are compatible with each other. This can be done by checking the manufacturer’s website or the product description for a list of compatible products.
You’ll also need to ensure that the amp and the speakers have the appropriate 3.5mm cables to connect them. Some Bluetooth amps come with a 3.5mm cable included in the box, while others require you to purchase additional cables.
Pairing the Amplifier with the Speaker
Once you’ve paired your Bluetooth amplifier and your speakers, all you have to do is turn both units on and turn them on simultaneously. The receiver should then start playing music through the speakers. If not, you’ll need to re-pair the amplifier with the speakers.
Bluetooth technology is a wireless technology that was invented in Sweden in the late 1990s. It originally had the goal of eliminating unnecessary cable connections between devices. It now is used in devices like headphones, microphones, and speakers.
It has nearly unlimited potential, but there are some limitations to using Bluetooth for your audio system. The first issue is that Bluetooth only allows for two-channel stereo sound. This isn’t a problem for many home audio systems, but you may encounter audio quality problems if you try to play 3.x or 5.x audio through a Bluetooth receiver.
Another limitation is that the receiver won’t transmit digital signals. This is because it’s designed to receive and play audio signals that are a standard audio format. So, if you have an A/V or stereo receiver that only has digital inputs, you’ll need to buy a converter unit.
A good Bluetooth receiver will have a digital to analog converter. These are available in a variety of styles, but you can find them most often in wall-powered or battery-powered models. The battery-powered units are most common for auxiliary inputs on car radio systems, but they can be problematic if you plan to run your home theater system with them. They’re usually more expensive and require you to recharge or replace batteries regularly.
If you’re looking for a Bluetooth amplifier that can handle both stereo and 5.1-channel surround sound, you’ll need to look at a specialized model. A Bluetooth receiver that can handle 5.1-channel sound will be more expensive, but the sound quality will be much better. In addition, you’ll need to buy a Bluetooth transmitter that can send the signal from your Bluetooth receiver to your speakers and amplifier.