Yamaha YBA-11

Bluetooth® wireless audio adapter for Yamaha receivers

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Add Bluetooth streaming to your Yamaha receiver

Want to add Bluetooth wireless capability to your Yamaha receiver? Pick up the Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth wireless audio adapter and start streaming music from your Bluetooth-compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer. Just connect the included USB cable to your Yamaha receiver's USB port to power this adapter. Then connect it to your receiver's coaxial digital audio input so you can enjoy your smartphone or computer's music capabilities without the hassle of wires. And if your device has aptX® compatibility, music streamed via Bluetooth will sound its best with this compact device. It's a great way to get more out of your Yamaha receiver.

Product Highlights:

  • allows wireless music playback from Bluetooth-compatible smartphones, tablets, music players, and computers
  • compatible with Yamaha audio/video receivers (model year 2012 and up)
  • features high-fidelity aptX® audio coding for better sound quality with compatible devices
  • connects to receiver's USB port for power and coaxial digital input for audio playback (cables included, both connections required for use)
  • wireless range: approximately 33 feet
  • 2-5/8"W x 7/8"H x 2-5/8"D
  • warranty: 1 Year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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marginal quality, does not auto-connect

Written By MikeF, San Clemente, CA on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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Tried it with a Yamaha 301, and quality was not as good as my old Sony-Ericson Bluetooth receiver. I really didn't like the fact that this BT device did not auto-connect to my tablet, as all of my other BT audio devices do. Sent it back.

Pros: easy to setup

Cons: audio quality, Bluetooth auto-connect

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Written By Felix, California on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Nice Bluetooth receiver that's very easy to install. Connection as well is super easy to set up and stays connected pretty much instantly once your device is pressed to connect.

Pros: Easy installation and set up is just as harmless.

Cons: Distance should be much greater being that the unit is not very cheap price wise.

Now discontinued?

Written By Yamaha YBA-11, Massachusetts on Monday, May 25, 2015

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Too bad it is discontinued as it is a five star product because it works so well.

Pros: It works simply and well.

Cons: Discontinued must be a newer model to replace it?

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Written By KJ, Sand Springs on Monday, April 13, 2015

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I had previously purchased another brand but it sounded horrible. This Yamaha truly sounds as good as a CD!

Pros: Sound

Cons: Nothing

Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth Accessory

Written By Barry B., Philadelphia, Pa., on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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I have an older receiver that does not have Bluetooth. It was something I wanted. But I am not ready to buy a new receiver yet. So I decided to purchase and the Yamaha YBA-11 and try it out. When it arrived, I read the manual that came with it. On the back of box was quick set-up/install guide which I found to be very helpful. In all honesty, it took me about 7 minutes to hook up. It came with everything I needed. I was completely blown away with how easy it was to use. There were times when I got home from work. I would be listening to music which is on MP3 player. With the YBA -11, I now have the ability to sync and continue listening. I have also, used it with my cellphone. Simply fantastic......hi 5's all around.

Pros: Ease of use and set up.

Cons: They should have added a AC USB Adapter plug, for USB cable.

Bluetooth accesorry

Written By Quong, Sarasota,Fl on Sunday, October 19, 2014

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The Bluetooth accessory works well . The only issue on installation was my Yamaha receiver inputs were not marked as the Bluetooth instructions said. It took trying a couple different inputs on the receiver ,but finally got it. I also had to reprogram my Harmony remote which was expected. Once installed it worked flawlessly!

Pros: Works great

Cons: Installation matching inputs/outputs on the Bluetooth module with my Yamaha receiver

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Written By ClevelandGuy, Cleveland OH on Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Very pleased with this devise. I was excited to connect my IPhone5 to my Yamaha receiver via bluetooth. Before you purchase though make sure to understand the Digital to analogue devices available, There is a bluetooth devise with Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) built right inside this small devise. Arcam rBlink I ended up purchasing after purchasing this Yamaha devise. I have both and can do a side by side digital transfers comparisons. Remember a poor quality compressed music file on your phone will always be poor. Get the best files is my point. Uncompressing them is the key.

Ok enough mubo jumbo. This Yamaha devise is excellent. But compressed digital files will always stay compressed. Unless you purchase a device that will uncompress and send off through your receiver.

DAC you very much.

Pros: Easy to hook up and very small.


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Written By Chris M, Metairie, Louisiana on Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Yamaha's YBA-11 BT converter performs just as described. Aside from the input assignment of the jack it was plugged into having to be changed the installation was virtually plug and play. I have yet to experience any connectivity issues. The only negative I experienced was not being able to utilize the adapter via Zone 2 on my RX-A1030. However inconvenient it isn't a deal breaker.

Pros: Works as described. Easy set-up. Cables included. No connectivity issues. Reasonably priced.

Cons: No Zone 2 utilization

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Written By Victor, albion il on Friday, July 18, 2014

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Works great

Pros: Just pluged it in set up blue tooth and jam

Cons: None

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Written By DanG, Bakersfield, CA. on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Just purchased this device not long ago and it works great! Hooked it up to my Yamaha RX-V663 receiver, sync with my iPhone and I could not believe my ears, the sound was flawless. Switched over to the 7.1 surround sound and it was like being at the actual concert. The first song I played was Tom Sawyer by RUSH and what a rush it was! If you like music and you don't have this device your missing out on some great sounding tunes.

Pros: It's all good

Cons: None,

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Written By Ando, Texas on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Works great! I've bought a couple no-name Bluetooth devises similar to this and they stop working soon after the purchase. This one seems to be holding up well.

Pros: Easy Setup

Cons: None

Best Yamaha Bluetooth Yet!!!

Written By raineymontana, Bozeman, MT on Sunday, April 06, 2014

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I recently upgraded Yamaha receivers from a RX-V series to the Avantage series. With the old RX-V series, I used the older Yamaha YBA-10 with the dedicated cable that fit the back of those older receivers. Many blogs confirmed what I heard each time I used the bluetooth function of the receiver; a very high pitch whine that was annoying to listen to my music. Yamaha confirmed there was a problem but did not offer a solution. It almost lost hope in Yamaha but when shopping for receivers, I found the Avantage receiver and the new YBA-11. When researching the receiver, it said that it wasn't bluetooth capable which disappointed me initially. But, when I searched for the YBA-11 and read in depth about its compatibility with other receivers, the reviews gave me the great news that it would work with any receiver with a USB port and a line in input. And, what is better than the new receiver, is that the horribly annoying high pitch whine is GONE!!! Thank you Yamaha and thank you Crutchfield!

Pros: No high pitch whine like in older models Easy to pair Easy to hook up

Cons: NONE!

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Written By JohnF, New Haven, CT on Sunday, February 16, 2014

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I purchased the Yamaha YBA-11 to go with my new Yamaha RX-S600 receiver. This Bluetooth interface worked perfectly as soon as I plugged it in and paired it to my I-phone. Excellent sound quality.

Pros: Ease of use and set-up

Cons: None

So cool :)

Written By Lisa P, Gloucester, MA on Thursday, October 03, 2013

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So this last little part, the adapter turned out to be critical as I live in a condominium and although I have wireless, it wasn't strong enough to play music from my I-Phone.

So...Steve who installed my receivers and speakers, put this in and presto! I actually can turn it on from outside or in my outside hall! I now have 60" television, great receiver and speaker set and yeah of course the blu-ray. Movies now are fantastical! Wireless tunes with music coming out of every corner of my living room (and soon office). I am so happy! Thank goodness I didn't buy the boxed set and found Crutchfield and Steve! Great products, great service....I couldn't have asked for more!!

Oh yeah, thought it may be difficult to figure out everything but no! And that's from someone who has gone from no-tech to high-tech :). I always laughed at my boys who always had to have the latest and the greatest but now, I out-tech them!

Thank you Crutchfield!


Pros: Everything

Cons: Absolutely nothing!

bluetooth yamaha yba-11 excelente

Written By ANGEL, SAN JUAN, PR on Sunday, August 11, 2013

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The Yamaha YBA-11 works great and is easy to install. Now I can listen to my entire collection from my cellphone with CD quality sound.

Pros: tiene buen sonido,se escucha claro y con fidelidad. It has good sound, very clear and high fidelity.

Cons: nada en contra None

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Written By Anonymous, Findlay, OH on Monday, July 22, 2013

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I bought this for an Onkyo A-9050 (Integrated Amplifier with DAC). I power the Yamaha YBA-11 receiver with a 5W USB Power Adapter (not included). The range and audio quality is great with all of my smartphones and computers with Bluetooth. This is a great solution if Apple AirPlay or Apple TV aren't right for you.

Works great with my RX-A3020

Written By JonFromSC, Columbia, SC on Saturday, June 22, 2013

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Works great, sounds great, couldn't be simpler to install and use. For my Android devices, this is the simplest way to get audio to my home theater system.

Pros: Uses USB power and digital coax connection. I would expect this to work fine with any setup that provides those.

Cons: Obviously, you'll need to buy something else if you don't have an available coax input. USB power adapters, though, can be purchased for peanuts if your receiver doesn't have a USB power output.

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What's in the box?

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  • Add-on Bluetooth receiver
  • 40" USB power cable (with a USB type-A connector on one end and a DC-type connector on other end)
  • 39" Digital coaxial audio cable
  • Owner's Manual
  • Safety Brochure
  • Warranty Information

Product Research


Add-on Bluetooth Audio Receiver: The Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth Audio Receiver can be used to wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices with a 2012-up Yamaha AV receiver. The YBA-11 connects to the digital coaxial audio input on the back of the Yamaha AV receiver and is powered by the rear-panel DC Out/USB type-A port (5V/0.5A) of the receiver, so there is no need to take up an additional electrical outlet.

Yamaha Receiver Compatibility: The Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth Audio Receiver is compatible with 2012-up Yamaha AV receivers that feature a rear-panel digital coaxial audio input and rear-panel DC Out/USB type-A port (5V/0.5A).

Note: The Yamaha YBA-11 can also be used with other audio components that feature a rear-panel digital coaxial audio input, but will require a USB-to-AC power adapter (sold separately).

Bluetooth A2DP: The Yamaha YBA-11 features Bluetooth A2DP which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, laptop/computer, or other mobile device. You can stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device. Music navigation and song/artist information will still be handled by your Bluetooth-enable mobile device (not the Yamaha AV receiver).

Simple Pairing: The Yamaha YBA-11 can be paired with your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device with a single press of a button.  Once paired, the YBA-11 will automatically re-connect with your Bluetooth device when in range (up to 33').

aptX CSR Technology: The Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth Audio Receiver incorporates aptX CSR technology for better sound quality. aptX audio coding delivers CD-quality wirelessly over Bluetooth, enabling users to lose the wires without compromising on audio quality. With the aptX audio codec source material is transparently delivered over the Bluetooth wireless link, whether it is stored uncompressed or in an alternative compression (MP3, AAC, FLAC) format. Low audio coding delay minimizes latency and lip-sync issues.

USB Powered: The Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth Audio Receiver is powered by the rear-panel USB type-A port (5V/0.5A) of your 2012-up Yamaha AV receiver; so no additional electrical outlet is needed. Power is supplied to the YBA-11 when the connected Yamaha receiver is powered "On". 

Note: Do not connect the included USB power cable to a USB hub.

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