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Yamaha YBA-10

Bluetooth® wireless audio receiver

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Item #: 022YBA10
 

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by James Ralston
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Use this compact adapter with your compatible Yamaha audio/video receiver for convenient wireless audio playback with Bluetooth-enabled devices. Listen to music from your laptop computer on your home audio system while you surf the web, or enjoy your favorite MP3 tunes from your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. You won't need to physically connect either device to your receiver, thanks to the YBA-10's 33-foot wireless range.

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Highlights:

  • compatible with select Yamaha audio/video receivers
  • receives audio signals wirelessly from Bluetooth-compatible cell phones, MP3 players, and computers
  • wireless range: approximately 33 feet
  • 6.5-foot cable for connection to Yamaha receiver
  • 3-3/16"W x 2"H x 3-15/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • not compatible with all Yamaha receivers equipped with a dock port — please check your owner's manual

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What's in the box?

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  • Bluetooth wireless audio dock
  • 6.5' DIN-cable with a proprietary multi-pin connector on each end
  • Owner's Manual (English/French/Spanish)
  • Warranty information

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Features

Overview: The Yamaha YBA-10 Bluetooth Wireless Audio Dock connects to compatible Yamaha audio/video receiver and supports A2DP audio streaming and AVRCP audio control. You can enjoy music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, portable digital music players, and Bluetooth-enabled PCs through your compatible Yamaha audio/video receiver when connected to the YBA-10.

Connections: The YBA-10 comes supplied with a 6.5" DIN-cable which connects the unit's proprietary multi-pin port to your compatible Yamaha audio/video receiver's multi-pin port labeled "DOCK".

Note: The YBA-10 is not compatible with some Yamaha AV receivers that are equipped with DOCK terminals.

Pairing: Pairing must be performed between the YBA-10 and your Bluetooth enabled audio device when making a Bluetooth connection for the first time. The YBA-10 can be paired with up to eight Bluetooth enabled audio devices. The YBA-10 has a wireless range of 33 feet using Bluetooth (2.4 GHz) technology.

 
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2 out of 5

Great Concept, Horrible Ringing on Multiple Devices

Written By John D, Charlotte, NC on Thursday, August 18, 2011
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I purchased this to use with the RX-V371. I first tried to pair my laptop, a Lenovo T500. Pairing was quick and simple, but there was an unmissable ringing that was too much to overcome. I updated the bluetooth firmware and drivers on my laptop, but the problem was still there.

Next, I tried my phone, a Samsung Focus. I had exactly the same result - a high- pitched ringing that was too much to ignore. Next I tried a mid-2008 MacBook Pro with the same result, and finally, an iPad. The iPad had the lowest amount of ringing - whereas all of my other devices produced an overwhelming ringing, it was much less pronounced with the iPad - but still very apparent. I had to return it, as it was just unusable.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Great idea that didn't work

Written By JeffB, Midlothian, VA on Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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I was very excited about using this with my iPod Touch, gen 2, OS 4.0 and my new RX-V765. I plugged it in, tried to pair with the iPod and it couldn't be found by the iPod. The blinking blue light indicated it was pairing, but no success. I tested the iPod with another Bluetooth device and it paired quickly so I asked Crutchfield for another YBA-10 thinking it was defective. They graciously sent me another and that didn't work either. I called Yamaha tech support and they said there were no known issues. Perhaps Bluetooth music streaming is a little too cutting edge right now. It seems to work okay in car receivers.

In any event, I returned both YBA-10's in exchange for a YDS-12 dock.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Save your Money!

Written By Steven, Seattle, WA on Sunday, May 09, 2010
 
Bought this thinking sound via my iPhone through my sound system would be awesome ... was I wrong.

This product plays, but the distortion is horrendous. Now, I have no idea if its interference, but put it this way, my car picks up my BT signal distortion free - no problem at all.

I was running this on a Yamaha RX-V3900 and Definitive speakers (which are both excellent top-of-the-line products).

Save your money until Yamaha figure out their Bluetooth bugs.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Yamaha YBA-10

Written By Anonymous, CT on Thursday, August 13, 2009
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Works as expected with my V463, I use a laptop for gaming and love having the wireless freedom (haven't really tested the range, I just sit on a couch ~10ft away)
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