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    Can I connect Squeezebox(es) to bluetooth speakers......?

    ......by using something like this?


    TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter / Receiver available from amazon?

    Or do you have a better recommendation?

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff52807 View Post
    ......by using something like this?


    TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter / Receiver available from amazon?

    Or do you have a better recommendation?

    Thank you!
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    It really helps when you give the Forum ALL the information you can IE what exactly are you trying to do and why?

    For example, how are you going to drive the Speaker? This device isn't going to drive even a bookshelf speaker. So the speakers will have to have an AMP or be Powered Speaker both of which need power so you are going to have wires anyway so why bother with Bluetooth?

    Now if its for a pair of rear speakers away from the main system and you don't want to run wired but you will have power over at the rear position then that will work again as long as you use self-powered Speakers or an Amp with Speakers (but note they will most likely not be in sync with the mains if that is the object.

    So what is your budget what equipment do you have, where are you trying to do this, and why? There are powered bluetooth Speakers is that would be the solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iPhone View Post
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    It really helps when you give the Forum ALL the information you can IE what exactly are you trying to do and why?

    For example, how are you going to drive the Speaker? This device isn't going to drive even a bookshelf speaker. So the speakers will have to have an AMP or be Powered Speaker both of which need power so you are going to have wires anyway so why bother with Bluetooth?

    Now if its for a pair of rear speakers away from the main system and you don't want to run wired but you will have power over at the rear position then that will work again as long as you use self-powered Speakers or an Amp with Speakers (but note they will most likely not be in sync with the mains if that is the object.

    So what is your budget what equipment do you have, where are you trying to do this, and why? There are powered bluetooth Speakers is that would be the solution.
    This will work by using a SB device's audio output to convert it to a bluetooth signal - this should be receivable by any bluetooth (both battery and powered) speakers (ranging from a few dollars to 100s of dollars) - but bt is limited to a few meters and is severely compromised by walls, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iPhone View Post
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    It really helps when you give the Forum ALL the information you can IE what exactly are you trying to do and why?

    For example, how are you going to drive the Speaker? This device isn't going to drive even a bookshelf speaker. So the speakers will have to have an AMP or be Powered Speaker both of which need power so you are going to have wires anyway so why bother with Bluetooth?

    Now if its for a pair of rear speakers away from the main system and you don't want to run wired but you will have power over at the rear position then that will work again as long as you use self-powered Speakers or an Amp with Speakers (but note they will most likely not be in sync with the mains if that is the object.

    So what is your budget what equipment do you have, where are you trying to do this, and why? There are powered bluetooth Speakers is that would be the solution.
    I have an ARCHEER 25W Bluetooth Speaker (A320) with Super Bass, Loud Bamboo Wood Home Audio Wireless Speakers with Subwoofer. I would like to be able carry a speaker into parts of my home where I don't have a Squeezebox. I have Duets, Booms and Radios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff52807 View Post
    I have an ARCHEER 25W Bluetooth Speaker (A320) with Super Bass, Loud Bamboo Wood Home Audio Wireless Speakers with Subwoofer. I would like to be able carry a speaker into parts of my home where I don't have a Squeezebox. I have Duets, Booms and Radios.
    The limiting factor will be distance from the BT transmitter (and how much signal strength it can output) and obstructions. Also you'll have no control at the speaker end except for volume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    The limiting factor will be distance from the BT transmitter (and how much signal strength it can output) and obstructions. Also you'll have no control at the speaker end except for volume.
    I have several Duet controllers to control the output to the BT Speaker. Distance of the SB from the BT Speaker seems to be the issue.seems to be the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff52807 View Post
    I have several Duet controllers to control the output to the BT Speaker. Distance of the SB from the BT Speaker seems to be the issue.seems to be the issue.
    You could use SB player or Squeezeplayer on an Android phone or ipeng on an iphone and connect that to the BT speaker. Then you wouldn't need the transmitter.

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff52807 View Post
    I have an ARCHEER 25W Bluetooth Speaker (A320) with Super Bass, Loud Bamboo Wood Home Audio Wireless Speakers with Subwoofer. I would like to be able carry a speaker into parts of my home where I don't have a Squeezebox. I have Duets, Booms and Radios.
    You already have the solution listed in your post, it's called a Baby/Squeezebox Radio! Wifi is always better then Bluetooth. Range is going to be a major problem with Bluetooth IE the Squeezebox, Bluetooth TX, and Bluetooth RX are all going to be in the same room anyway so why bother. I can walk all over the house and out in my yard with a SB Radio as long as it sees my WiFi network.

    You also have a Duet so the Transmitter is connected to your WiFi Network so you could plug that Bluetooth Transmitter into the Duet TX and carry it around with the Bluetooth Speaker system (or at least have it within 20 feet) and that would make your Bluetooth Speaker System portable as long as the Duet Transmitter is in range of your WiFi Network.

    Lastly several companies make stereo TX/RX that work in the 440MHz/900MHz bands (whole house plus yard coverage). The down side to this is that the main unit will be at a central location with your choice of Squeezebox, but you would have to carry their 900MHz receive with the TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter plugged into it to rebroadcast to the Bluetooth Speakers.
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    ModWright Platinum Signature Transporter, VTL TL-6.5 Signature Pre-Amp, Ayre MX-R Mono's, VeraStarr 6.4SE 6-channel Amp, Vandersteen Speakers: Quatro Wood Mains, VCC-5 Reference Center, four VSM-1 Signatures, Video: Runco RS 900 CineWide AutoScope 2.35:1, Vandersteen V2W Subwoofer

    Living Room:
    Transporter, ADCOM GTP-870HD, Cinepro 3K6SE III Gold, Vandersteen Model 3A Signature, Two 2Wq subs, VCC-2, Two VSM-1

    Office: Touch with Vandersteen VSM-1s
    Kitchen: Touch in-wall mount w/ Thiel Powerpoint 1.2s
    Bedroom: Squeezebox BOOM
    Bathroom: Squeezebox Radio
    Around the House: SliMP3, SB1, SB2, SB3
    Ford Thunderbird: SB Touch, USB drive
    Ford Expedition: SB Touch, USB drive

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    "I would like to be able carry a speaker into parts of my home where I don't have a Squeezebox. I have Duets, Booms and Radios. "

    Put a battery pack in the Radio, put it to Sync, and carry it. I take mine all over, including out to work in the yard and while repairing something in the garage or the shed. Now all you need is good enough WiFi.

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    You can use a Pi 3 with built-in Bluetooth to use either either a BT speaker as a Squeezelite player output or your phone, tablet, etc. as an input device channel in LMS with our Bluetooth plugin.

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