Bluetooth Audio Question

Silver_2000

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Nov 29, 2015
493
Carrollton tx
#1
Hi

Im trying to use my indoor AV receiver to power my outdoor speakers, so that during a party the sound is consistent inside and outside. I have the wiring all set my issue is that Bluetooth range is so limited that if the phone connected is outside I get breakups of audio quality.

Has anyone found a Bluetooth extender ? Amplifier ?

Ive even looked at like a sonos device that has Bluetooth that I could mount outside and somehow it would send the audio signal back inside to the Receiver...

The distance between the pool deck and the receiver is MAYBE 20-25 feet LOS . If I leave the phone on the window sill at the house the audio is ok. I was hoping to be able to have the phone(s) on the tables on the deck ...

Any ideas ? Suggestions ?
 

Newton4mark

Well-known member
Sep 11, 2016
66
Chandler, AZ
#2
I have the same setup
Only my AV receiver was not Bluetooth
I bought a Bluetooth adapter for 20 bucks on Amazon and it has a range of 50 feet
My patio is on the other side of the living room were my AV receiver is located
So it works great (my phone is typically about 20-30 feet away)
It will only play analog signals (which for me is ok since I am using it to stream music from my phone)







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smankins

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Feb 10, 2017
98
Longview / Texas
#4
I have the same setup
Only my AV receiver was not Bluetooth
I bought a Bluetooth adapter for 20 bucks on Amazon and it has a range of 50 feet
My patio is on the other side of the living room were my AV receiver is located
So it works great (my phone is typically about 20-30 feet away)
It will only play analog signals (which for me is ok since I am using it to stream music from my phone)







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+1 on this adapter. I have the same thing on a receiver in my garage and I don't lose signal from my phone 50' - 60' from the outside of the garage. Just make sure sure nothing else is blocking the path between your phone and this adapter when at longer distances, including your body. At far distances it will break up if I get between the phone and the line of sight to the garage.
 

Silver_2000

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Nov 29, 2015
493
Carrollton tx
#5
I had tried a logitech bluetooth adapter
https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-980-000910-Bluetooth-Adapter-Streaming/dp/B00IQBSW28/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1493648318&sr=1-6&keywords=lONG+RANGE+Bluetooth+receiver
on an older receiver and had the same kind of poor distance

The AV receiver Im using has BT built in .. but for $20 it might be worth trying this one ...
But the reviews state that it turns itself off after a while - I would MUCH rather have one that is on all the time
Ill look for one that is USB powered and on all the time
 
Jul 14, 2014
6
Niverville, NY
#6
I also have the roverbeats unify adapter and used it for a few years without issue. I now have an Amazon Echo Dot in its place, but no complaints on that little adapter!

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Newton4mark

Well-known member
Sep 11, 2016
66
Chandler, AZ
#7
It will turn itself off it you dissconnect for a period of time

So you have to turn it back on each time you use it
Not a big deal
As long as it is connected it won't shut off


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