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Add Bluetooth to Your Home Stereo System

If you have purchased your home stereo system recently there are great chances your system already has a Bluetooth connection option. However, a few years back only the high-quality systems had this option.

In case your home stereo system doesn’t have Bluetooth compatibility this article will guide you through the steps needed to add Bluetooth to your home stereo system.

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Add Bluetooth to Your Home Stereo System

There are many adapters available on the market, some basic ones and some with premium features and the price will be different according to that. However, no matter which Bluetooth adapter you decide to buy, they will be a great addon to your existing home stereo system.

The main thing here is that in the end, they all do the same thing. Their main function is to send audio from a Bluetooth-enabled device to your home stereo system. But why is there a huge difference in price between models?

The main reason for this is the accessories that come with it as well as additional features. This is why you have to read the product descriptions before purchase and see whether you really need some premium features.

These premium features play a key role in the pricing so pay attention to these details.

After you install the receiver, your home stereo speakers will start functioning just like any other Bluetooth enabled speaker.

In this way, you can easily connect your Alexa device, smartphone, tablet or any other audio source with Bluetooth connectivity. They will practically act the same way just like using a genuine Bluetooth enabled speaker.

The setup and installation of the Bluetooth receiver are very simple and straightforward. They usually come with some stereo cable connections or a 3.5mm headphone jack.

So practically, all you have to do is to connect the Bluetooth receiver with the home stereo system. After you do that, plug the receiver to the power outlet and you are ready to enjoy the wireless Bluetooth connectivity.

The best thing about Bluetooth receivers is that you can use them with any other audio equipment or TV sets. So, if you want to make your device Bluetooth ready the best and easiest way to do it is with a Bluetooth receiver.

Here is our recommendation if you plan to get one for yourself.

Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter

This one of the most affordable Bluetooth audio adapters. It’s got many positive reviews on Amazon and most people speak about its audio quality and easy setup.

Of course, the audio quality greatly depends on the quality of the audio source but still, it’s good to hear so many good things about it. It doesn’t have an AMP so you are going to need powered speakers or a separate audio AMP.

Belkin SongStream Music Receiver

This adapted has similar functions like the one mentioned before but it has an option to memorize the settings for 8 different Bluetooth devices. On top of that, it supports NFC connectivity.

Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver

This one is often mentioned when you speak to audiophiles. It is ready to work in a few minutes. Its price is a bit higher than the others but as we have mentioned before it is because of some additional premium features.

It supports 24-bit audio files and aptX Bluetooth connection. The thing about aptX is that delivers high-quality audio over Bluetooth and it is well known that audio over Bluetooth was not that good in the past.

However, thanks to the aptX technology you can get a CD-like audio quality over Bluetooth. The main thing to pay attention to here is that both the audio source device and receiver have to support this codec.

If you don’t already own a Bluetooth receiver you can easily get one that fits your budget. They are easily available and you can start searching for one by reading some online reviews about the best Bluetooth audio receivers.

The market is practically flooded with Bluetooth receivers of different designs and prices and we are sure you won’t have trouble finding the one that’s right for you.

And the best thing is that you will easily enable Bluetooth connection to all your old audio devices.