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Old 06-20-2015, 08:36 AM   #1
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Bluetooth Transmitter ???

Is there a device that one can plug into, for example to my old Bose 123 stereo system's audio out put that can send a Bluetooth signal say 20-30 ft so that I can have speakers down in the garage?

Has anyone used such a set up, how did it work? What did you use?

Thanks in advance from the collective.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:40 AM   #2
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An Arduino (and others) would do this.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:52 AM   #3
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I got several on Ebay before I got one that worked.

Most of the Chinese don't know Receive from Transmit.

I think this is the one I got that works.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231512646818...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Old 06-20-2015, 09:37 AM   #4
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I got several on Ebay before I got one that worked.

Most of the Chinese don't know Receive from Transmit.

I think this is the one I got that works.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231512646818...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Don
Thanks, I am ordering one. Will post how well it works.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:57 AM   #5
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:01 AM   #6
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I've looked into this and found a few bits of info. Is the old docking station using analog or digital signals? If analog there are tons of Bluetooth receivers that will work. I got one for under $20 that I use in the garage. Real simple, receives audio and sends it out some RCA jacks. All controls are via the phone.

But if they use the digital signals, and you can tell if they have any sort of display that shows track data, things don't look so good. I have an older truck that has an iPod plug but no streaming audio. It is digital, displays track names on the head unit. I have not been able to find an interface that will let the me run Bluetooth through that iPod interface. I would like to do it this way so I can keep the steering wheel controls.

I have done some Arduino work in the past. I am fairly sure it can be done. But it is a little above my current skill level to make that happen. This is one of those time there should be a product on the market that is plug and play and probably cost less than me building one.
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:32 AM   #7
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I've looked into this and found a few bits of info. Is the old docking station using analog or digital signals? If analog there are tons of Bluetooth receivers that will work. I got one for under $20 that I use in the garage. Real simple, receives audio and sends it out some RCA jacks. All controls are via the phone.

But if they use the digital signals, and you can tell if they have any sort of display that shows track data, things don't look so good. I have an older truck that has an iPod plug but no streaming audio. It is digital, displays track names on the head unit. I have not been able to find an interface that will let the me run Bluetooth through that iPod interface. I would like to do it this way so I can keep the steering wheel controls.

I have done some Arduino work in the past. I am fairly sure it can be done. But it is a little above my current skill level to make that happen. This is one of those time there should be a product on the market that is plug and play and probably cost less than me building one.
There are also Bluetooth adapters that plug directly into a ipod dock, bought one awhile back and it works OK. FWIW there are all sorts of Raspberry Pi audio setups, I'm now using one in my garage, was just a matter of loading free piCoreplayer software on the RPI board (which is about $30...not too much more than a $20 Arduino board), it makes the RPI a virtual Squeezebox radio/player. Other software makes the RPI into a DLNA or Airplay client, etc...




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Old 06-20-2015, 09:34 PM   #8
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If you hook the transmitter input to the source speaker, the output is volume dependent on the source volume. Look for a tuner output is you have one.

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Old 06-21-2015, 07:21 PM   #9
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http://www.miccus.com/

Miccus has several options. I have the home transmitter and the remote receiver. i use it to listen to my TV when my wife is reading. I can use what ever earbuds I want to.
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:11 AM   #10
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Our house is old plaster and lathe construction so I've never had any bluetooth device work more than 10-15 feet. I finally gave up and went Sonos. Much more expensive, but works incredibly well.

We've got wired speakers in the living room and out to the deck. I added a Sonos Connect to the regular receiver. I then added a Sonos Play 1 to the bathroom and garage and a Sonos Play 5 to the kitchen. We've now go whole house audio and it's all controlled with our phones/iPads and also let us have easy access to the music library on the home computer.

It all works on wi-fi so anyplace you see signal from your router, you can have wireless audio.

http://www.yourmusichq.com/advanced_...8ab8aef78c640c
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