Whether you're an iPhone® user, an Android™ fan, or the owner of a laptop or tablet with Bluetooth® capability, music wirelessly through your Onkyo home theater couldn't be easier once you add this Bluetooth adapter. Just insert the UBT-1 into the front-panel USB port, pair the devices, and select your music. Its aptX™ compression reduction codec restores the natural dynamic range of your audio files. This plug and play adapter offers a sweet combination: sound quality approaching that of CD audio and the wireless convenience of Bluetooth.

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with 2012 networked Onkyo audio/video receivers (models TX-NR414 and higher)
  • plugs directly into receiver's USB input
  • receives audio signals wirelessly from Bluetooth-compatible cell phones, tablets, MP3 players, and computers
  • features CSR's aptX™ compression enhancement for better sound quality
  • wireless range: approximately 33 feet
  • 1"W x 7/16"H x 2-3/16"D
  • warranty: 1 Year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Onkyo bt-1

Written By anonymous, Houston on Friday, March 27, 2015

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Good product. Very convenient to install. Just plug and play.

Pros: usable out of the box

Cons: A bit overpriced for such a basic utility


Written By MIKE, SEMINOLE OK on Saturday, March 07, 2015

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East to Use!

Written By Chris, Illinois on Monday, February 16, 2015

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This product was very easy to use plug in and run with it. Works great with Android phone and keeps very nice quality of music when playing of the phone.

Pros: Great Price, Very easy to work, No delay in signal transfer of music.

Cons: N/A

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Written By AK, Syosset,NY on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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Cool Product. Easily connects to the phone. Good build quality. Nice !!!!

Love it

Written By Paul W, Florida on Saturday, January 31, 2015

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Works better than I expected.

Pros: Good range, great sound

Cons: none

Great item and price

Written By Mike, Buffalo, NY on Friday, January 23, 2015

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Found it elsewhere but not at such a great price. Easy to use and pairs quickly.

Pros: Pairs fast with devices

Cons: None

Bluetooth with a Dongle

Written By BT from Texas, Texas on Sunday, January 11, 2015

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This is an absolute great addition for an Onkyo receiver without built in blue tooth. Plug and play into the USB port, connect the bluetooth device and control your music from a distance without having to keep walking to the receiver. Super easy to use and Crutchfield had the best price of anybody.

Pros: Plug and Play Easy to use Saves trips to the receiver to change music

Cons: None

Works well, short range

Written By Aetyrno, Portland, OR on Friday, January 09, 2015

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I didn't experience any pairing trouble like other reviewers. Plugged it in, hit 'enter' to make it visible for pairing, and paired directly to my Android phone.

Range is disappointing when plugged into the back of my TX-NR818. Intermittently drops connection within 15 feet. Works flawlessly when connected though.

Signal range when plugged into the front USB port is marginally better (~20ft), but still does not achieve the advertised 33ft range. The phone used for this has no trouble reaching ~40ft with a bluetooth headset.

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Written By Ferdinand, Menifee, CA on Saturday, January 03, 2015

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Good alternative for the price. Worth it once I got it paired to my iphone.

Pros: Clear reception within 30 feet even if device is obstucted. But iphone should be to the front of the receiver.

Cons: Pairing my iphone took at least 30 minutes. Instruction straight forward but I had to rely on various tips on line to make it work right.

Took some time, but it works well

Written By JohnH, Bloomington, IN on Thursday, December 18, 2014

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It took four or five tries over an hour or so before I could get it to pair. Once it was recognized by my iPhone it has worked perfectly. A nice feature to add to my receiver.

Works great with one flaw...

Written By Keet, Austin, TX on Monday, December 08, 2014

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Works exactly as described. I use it to stream music from my mobile phone and it's extremely easy to get setup. The only flaw I've found, is that it sticks straight out. If it had a swivel then it would be perfect. I can't close the door on the media cabinet since it sticks out about an 1"-1.25"...

Pros: Works great, compact, easy to use. very inexpensive

Cons: Only on position...Straight out. On an open cabinet it wouldn't be annoying, but on one with doors, it prevents you from being able to close them.

happy with product

Written By Dijon, brooklyn ny on Monday, July 21, 2014

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overall i am happy with the the UBT-1. It connected easily to my receiver. However, the one thing i wish it could do is have the ability to read more than one device at a time

Pros: easy to install

Cons: unable to read more than one device simaltaneously

Very good product....except!

Written By JC, Tracy, CA. on Monday, March 03, 2014

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Overall I'm very happy with the UBT-1, it does what it was built to do. The only fault I found with the product is that if I leave the UBT-1 in my Onkyo TX-NR515 receiver after use, for some reason after awhile the UBT-1 turns my receiver back on and starts looking to pair with something. I thought I was going crazy

Pros: The UBT-1 works great. Thinking of getting another one for myTX-NR616 in my living room. With the UBT-1 I can finally cancel my subscription to SiriusXM.

Cons: After awhile the UBT-1 turns on my receiver after about 5 minutes of being off.

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Written By Toniegm, LA,CA on Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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I bought this bluetooth USB connector so that we can connect any devices to play music. A cool addition to my Onkyo 818 THX receiver.

Onkyo UBT-1

Written By JulioM, Puerto Rico on Friday, January 03, 2014

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Generally works fine with an Onkyo 717. Some issues, you need to disconnect after using it otherwise it will turn on the receiver and connect to devices paired with the receiver. Delayed sound in zone 2.

Pros: Easy to use and connect devices. Good sound quality especially in main zone.

Cons: Need to disconnect after using it. Delayed sound in zone 2

The UBT-1

Written By Rob, St Louis, MO on Monday, November 18, 2013

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Works great and is simple to use. For times when I need to connect my phone to the receiver this is the best way.

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Written By Don, Logansport, IN on Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Works great! Easy to hook up and use.

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Written By Anonymous, 29906 on Sunday, August 25, 2013

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Great add on for onkyo

Written By BS, Holly Springs, NC on Monday, July 29, 2013

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Great add on product to compatible Onkyo receivers. I put this on my NR-818 and synced with my phone, when I start up my music on my phone (android) the receiver auto switches to the USB input and starts playing, very nice to keep from having to hookup the phone to the system, I can even keep it in my pocket. I don't call it a "con" because it's more of a limitation on the bluetooth technology, but in an enclosed cabinet you may want to use the front USB port OR an extender USB cable to get the adapter to the front of your cabinet, my cabinet has metal grid on the doors and I have to open the doors to keep a good signal to the phone from more than 10 feet.

Pros: Nice to eliminate wires, easy setup and sync with phone.

Cons: I did find that if my signal dropped while watching a movie then it would switch over to the usb input when the signal came back, so it is kind of quarky in that sense and as another review mentioned may have to remove it when not streaming from other devices.

No problems here

Written By JBM, Stamford, CT on Monday, July 08, 2013

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This was a free upgrade the day of my order. Seems to be working fine. All good.

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Written By rarremann, greenville, nc on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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I can't leave the bluetooth in the Onkyo 818. If I leave it in, it wants to keep my other bluetooth for other devices tied up. I have to keep the bluetooth for the Onkyo out for my other devices to work....bad for me.......

Pros: 1

Cons: 1

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  • Bluetooth USB adapter
  • Instruction Manual
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Onkyo Receiver Compatibility: The Onkyo UBT-1 Bluetooth USB Adapter lets you wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, portable audio player, tablet, laptop, or PC to your 2012 Onkyo A/V network receiver. The Onkyo UBT-1 is fitted with a male USB (type-A) connector which plugs into your compatible 2012 Onkyo A/V network receiver's front- or rear-panel USB (type-A) port. The UBT-1 Bluetooth USB Adapter is only compatible with the following 2012 Onkyo A/V network receivers (as of 9/4/2012).

  • TX-NR414
  • TX-NR515
  • TX-NR616
  • TX-NR717
  • TX-NR818
  • TX-NR1010
  • TX-NR3010
  • TX-NR5010
Note: A firmware update may be required on models TX-NR818 and lower.

Bluetooth Ver. 3.0 w/ A2DP: The Onkyo UBT-1 Bluetooth USB Adapter is Bluetooth version 3.0 certified. The Onkyo UBT-1 lets you wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device supporting A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) to your compatible Onkyo A/V network receiver. The UBT-1 does not support AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile), so you will need to control your streamed music from your Bluetooth device (not the Onkyo receiver). The UBT-1 is compatible with various Bluetooth-enabled devices; including iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Onkyo UBT-1.

apt-X: The Onkyo UBT-1 Bluetooth USB Adapter is equipped with apt-X, an audio coding technology that works within Bluetooth to wirelessly deliver CD-quality audio from your Bluetooth-enabled device to your compatible Onkyo A/V receiver. With apt-X, you can listen to your digital music files in crisp, pure, and full stereo sound. The following 3rd party devices/configurations have built-in apt-X support (as of 9/4/2012):

  • Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion Operating Systems
  • Apple Mac Mini (latest generation with latest OS update)
  • Apple Macbook Air (latest generation with latest OS update)
  • Apple Macbook (latest generation with latest OS update)
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