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Know Very Little But Trying to Set Up Bluetooth Streaming

I have a Nakamichi TA-4A stereo receiver in my office. I want to play music through it from my office computer (I don't like the user interface on smartphones) and the computer is about 20 feet away so I'm not thinking about hard wiring it.

Initially, I bought a Besign BE-RCA Long Range Bluetooth Audio Adapter, HiFi Wireless Music Reciver, Bluetooth 5.0 Receiver with Aptx Low Latency for Wired Speakers or Home Music Streaming Stereo System initially to stream my phone to the receiver and it works fine. As mentioned previously, I don't really like the interface of the phone.

So for the computer in order to transmit music, I have ordered Avantree DG60 aptX-HD Long Range USB Bluetooth 5.0 Audio Transmitter Adapter for PC PS4 Mac Laptop, aptX Low Latency Wireless Audio Dongle. I am hoping this works.

My question relates to audio quality. I've tried to research this and have seen some disparaging remarks about the quality of bluetooth streaming.

So the question is whether putting a DAC in the sytem would do anything tangible and, if so, would it be worth the cost. I'm thinking the DAC could be placed between the Besign and the Nakamichi receiver. I'm a mid-fi kind of guy (price-wise) and I don't speak audiophile very well. If a DAC could help, I'm thinking of the Schiit Modi 3 which is about $100.

Any thoughts or, even better, help would be appreciated. I'd even be up for someone telling me that I'm an idiot for not just running some kind of long wire along the wall from the computer to the receiver.

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I'd even be up for someone telling me that I'm an idiot for not just running some kind of long wire along the wall from the computer to the receiver.







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Well, the cable would certainly be the cheapest option.

As I understand, aptX is supposed to deliver decent audio quality, so I’d say try it and see how it works.

I don’t know that a DAC would do anything for you (unless your computer’s soundcard is of poor quality), because ultimately you’re going to need something like the Avantree to get the signal into the air. IMO, Bluetooth is the weak link, not anything that’s in front of it.

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Well, the cable would certainly be the cheapest option.
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As I understand, aptX is supposed to deliver decent audio quality, so I’d say try it and see how it works.
"Decent" means better than standard Bluetooth, but not the best option for quality IMO. It's a convenience. Try it... It will probably work, at a cost.


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So the question is whether putting a DAC in the sytem would do anything tangible and, if so, would it be worth the cost. I'm thinking the DAC could be placed between the Besign and the Nakamichi receiver. I'm a mid-fi kind of guy (price-wise) and I don't speak audiophile very well. If a DAC could help, I'm thinking of the Schiit Modi 3 which is about $100.
Most likely the Schiit's internal dac is better than the avantree's internal dac, so adding the modi 3 between the avantree and receiver should sound better. Worth trying for comparison I think.
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I have a Nakamichi TA-4A stereo receiver in my office. I want to play music through it from my office computer (I don't like the user interface on smartphones) and the computer is about 20 feet away so I'm not thinking about hard wiring it.
20' away in the same room?

Why aren't you thinking of hard wiring it?
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