Originally Posted by Drivingrain
So I'd like a bluetooth speaker that will transmit from my AVR to the speakers wherever they may be. Range isnt an issue.
What speakers are out there to handle this job? It seems I need a speaker that will feed into the AVR have a transmitter on the AVR's end and then a receiver where the speakers are. Do those sorts of speakers exist? They all seem to be made for Iphones, not AVRs.
What you need to do is connect a wireless stereo audio transmitter (not a "speaker") of some sort to the B output of your AVR, and then connect a compatible wireless receiver to an amplifier (or spare stereo receiver) that will power the actual speakers. If there is only a speaker-level output for the B channel and there are no transmitters that can take a speaker-level output--and all of the ones I know of take RCA or TRS line-level inputs, or even just USB in some cases--then you'll also need a "line out converter" or LOC, which is a device more commonly used in car audio than home audio. Here are some examples:http://davidnavone.com/zencart/index...&products_id=6http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...r=265-026&FTR=http://www.lesscoelectronics.com/category_s/181.htmhttp://www.sonicelectronix.com/viewc...rder=price_asc
I don't have any personal experience with these, but for one thing you'll want to make sure that it can handle the load, which is based on your AVR's output power rating in watts (I suppose you could use a lower wattage if you don't play music very loudly). Connect an LOC (all you need is two channels for stereo, obviously) between the B speaker output of your main AVR and the input of the wireless transmitter, and you should be all set.
As for the wireless transmitter and receiver, a couple of high quality examples are:Audioengine W1/W3
- W3 is apparently replacing W1, operates in the 2.4 GHz band, requires a separate amplifier (of your choice)Amphony Model 1500
- operates in the 5.8 GHz band.Amphony Model 1600
- comes with a receiver (with built-in amplifier) for each speaker, operates in the 5.8 GHz band
Or you could choose any Bluetooth transmitter and receiver you like (I have no personal experience with these, either), although this will likely compromise quality and reliability somewhat.