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Convert In Wall Speakers to Bluetooth

I have two in wall speakers in my daylight basement exercise room. When I built the house 20 years ago, I simply wired them into my amp upstairs and a converter box. Lots of innovations and aging over the past 20 years, so what I'd like to do is avoid running up and down the stairs and instead, use Spotify and bluetooth to choose my tunes when I'm working out. I'm currently just using a very basic small bluetooth speaker, but would love to get the nice in-wall Polks set up after dis-connecting them from the upstairs amp. How would I go about such a set up? What would I need electronics-wise to set up a system? I will be happy to simply use it with Spotify or some stored tunes on my iPad, so I guess I just need power with bluetooth capability. Would this be as simple as just purchasing a bluetooth amp and wiring the speakers to it? Sorry if this seems a dumb question, but I want to do it right the first time.

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Something like this should do the trick:

https://www.daytonaudio.com/product/...with-bluetooth

If you want the full receiver complement:

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=15740

It's a VIRTUAL channel unless stated otherwise.

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In addition to Ray’s recommendations, you could re-connect the amp upstairs and get a Bluetooth receiver. Keep in mind that Bluetooth can have limited range, and you’re talking about upstairs and downstairs operation. So make sure anything you try has a generous return policy.

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Thanks, guys. I went with Ray's selection on the Yamaha receiver since I have a Roku TV that would benefit by being run through the receiver along with a soundbar and I also figured I'd hook up an ancient DVD player to add to the mix. Used Wikibuy referral on the amp and did pretty well, but I understand from the past that discussing specific pricing/dealers isn't appropriate on this site (unless the rules have changed).
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