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Cambridge Audio BT100

Bluetooth® wireless audio receiver for DacMagic Plus

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  • Cambridge Audio BT100

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  • Cambridge Audio BT100

    Connected to DacMagic Plus rear-panel port

  • Cambridge Audio BT100

    Unplugged from base

 

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by Dave Bar
Cambridge Audio

Enjoy wireless Bluetooth® convenience

Plug this compact adapter into your Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus for convenient wireless audio playback with Bluetooth-enabled devices. Listen to music playing from your laptop computer or iPad® on your home audio system while surfing the web, or enjoy your favorite MP3 tunes from a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. You won't need to physically connect either device to your DAC, thanks to the BT100's 33-foot wireless range. Best of all, if your smartphone, tablet, or computer supports high-end CSR aptX® Bluetooth audio, you can stream near CD-quality music from your device to the DacMagic Plus.


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Highlights:

  • compatible with the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus
  • play music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled cell phones, MP3 players, and computers
  • CSR aptX® technology for outstanding stereo sound quality with compatible Bluetooth devices
  • wireless range: approximately 33 feet
  • 15/16"W x 7/16"H x 15/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Bluetooth audio receiver
  • USB dock (with attached 47" USB extension cable terminated by a male USB type-A connector)
  • Quick Start Guide

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Features

Overview: Simply plug in the Cambridge Audio BT100 Bluetooth Audio Receiver into the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus' rear-panel USB (type-A) port for wireless music streaming from many of today's most popular Bluetooth supporting devices; such as iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone, Android tablet, and Mac or Windows PC. The BT100 even supports the high-quality Bluetooth aptX CODEC, so you can stream audiophile quality music from your Bluetooth-enabled source device to the DacMagic Plus.

DacMagic Plus Compatible: The Cambridge Audio BT100 Bluetooth Audio Receiver is specifically designed for Cambridge Audio's DacMagic Plus (779DACMPLB/S, sold separately). The BT100 can be plugged directly into the DacMagic Plus' rear-panel USB (type-A) port, or you can use the included USB dock mount to connect the BT100 to the DacMagic Plus.

Bluetooth A2DP: The Cambridge Audio BT100 supports Bluetooth A2DP wireless audio streaming. This means you can wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth enabled iPhone, smartphone, iPad, tablet, or computer to your connected DacMagic Plus and home audio system.

Note: The Cambridge Audio BT100 does not support Bluetooth AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) or HFP (Hands Free Profile).

aptX Audio Enhancement: Bluetooth aptX, which is featured on a growing number of Android mobile devices as well as MacBooks and Apple desktop computers, allows audio to be broadcast wirelessly in significantly higher quality than over standard Bluetooth. You'll instantly notice more extensive dynamic range, deeper bass, and crystal-clear top end. Standard Bluetooth has an extremely variable performance and its weaknesses are very apparent to music lovers. Common complaints include a reduction in high-end clarity, muddiness or dullness in the midrange, and its reduced signal-to-noise ratio can cause listener fatigue. Conversely, Bluetooth aptX has a fixed performance standard to guarantee a consistently high-quality wireless music transfer. With almost CD-quality reproduction to offer, you'll instantly experience significantly greater dynamics and infinitely more detail from your favorite music.

Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer must be paired with the BT100, initially.

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 Cambridge Audio BT100 and DacMagic Plus.

Compatible Music Sources: The range of music available from today's smartphones, laptops, and computers is almost endless. In addition to music stored on your smartphone, tablet or computer; online music services like Pandora, iHeart Radio, Spotify, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, and of course other internet radio sources can be wirelessly transmitted to the BT100, your DacMagic Plus, and home entertainment system.

 
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Good solution

Written By Jim, Upstate NY on Sunday, June 29, 2014
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This wireless interface works well. Its unfortunate that you need to spend this much for a USB Bluetooth interface, but regular USB Bluetooth devices don't work with this device. I did not detect any sound quality degradation from using this interface vs a wired interface on the same programming. The nice part is besides not being tethered, it allows you to control the sound from another room within range.
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