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jeff52807
2017-09-28, 09:52
......by using something like this?


TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter / Receiver available from amazon?

Or do you have a better recommendation?

Thank you!

iPhone
2017-09-28, 10:48
......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.

castalla
2017-09-28, 10:59
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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.

jeff52807
2017-09-28, 11:02
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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.

castalla
2017-09-28, 11:14
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.

jeff52807
2017-09-28, 11:25
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.

slartibartfast
2017-09-28, 11:40
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.

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iPhone
2017-09-28, 11:44
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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Bassman
2017-10-05, 13:33
"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.

Max2Play
2017-10-06, 04:05
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 (https://www.max2play.com/en/portfolio/plugin-bluetooth-2/).

MikeG
2017-10-06, 05:20
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.

I use Ipeng to turn my Iphone into the SB Player, the phone has Bluetooth. I've got a small Bose Mini Soundlink which I can carry round and as long as the phone stays within wifi network range I have access to all of my LMS ripped music and / or Apps. If out of range at end of Garden etc then I just switch to internet radio, Spotify or MP3's.

iPhone
2017-10-06, 07:10
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 (https://www.max2play.com/en/portfolio/plugin-bluetooth-2/).


Hello Everybody - Blue Tooth is the problem here! He has a Blue Tooth Speaker. They are fine to feed music to from ones iPhone in the room one is currently in, but that is where it ends unless one is going to carry the BT Speaker AND iPhone around together to every room because RANGE is the issue with Blue Tooth. WiFi solves this problem as does Squeezebox. He owns a Baby, just buy the battery for it and carry it around, Issue Solved! If he just HAS to use the BT Speaker, then buy the BT Transmitter off of Amazon and plug it into his Duet Receiver and play his music from the Receiver with the BT Transmitter plugged into it so the BT Speaker has a strong signal.