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Customer Reviews

Focal Universal Bluetooth® Receiver

Wireless receiver with apt-X® high-fidelity audio streaming

MFR # FCLNAAPTX

Focal Universal Bluetooth® Receiver

Focal Universal Bluetooth® Receiver

Wireless receiver with apt-X® high-fidelity audio streaming

MFR # FCLNAAPTX

30 reviews
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Nice!

Crutchfield customer from Clarendon Hls , IL on 8/9/2020

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Very nice sounding Bluetooth receiver converted my 70's receiver into a modern music maker. Easy setup, and I'm glad Focal included an RCA cable for easy hookup into the Aux input on my receiver. Great bang for the buck!

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Focal Universal Bluetooth Receiver

Crutchfield customer from Tulare, CA on 7/16/2020

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Quick and easy to set up

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Focal Universal Bluetooth Receiver

Crutchfield customer from Tinley Park, IL on 3/27/2020

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Easy to install and works well

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Focal Universal Bluetooth Receiver

Crutchfield customer from Madison, OH on 3/23/2020

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I hooked it up to my vintage Maratz and wow it sounds GREAT. Though I must leave my phone nearby but that's OK Now I have great tunes in my shop

Pros: sounds great

Cons: Only good for about 30 feet and my shop is 50 feet long. If I have my phone in my pocket it starts breaking up so I just leave my phone by my reciver

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Focal Universal Bluetooth Receiver

Crutchfield customer from Felton, CA on 3/1/2020

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I needed a Bluetooth receiver for a Marantz integrated amp. I ordered the Focal receiver and it came very quickly. I plugged the receiver into the back of the amp and within 5 minutes I was listening to Pandora. Setup is a breeze. The amp sits in a cabinet and you can not even see the receiver. The sound quality is magnificent. This is truly an excellent product.

Pros: Very small and non intrusive. Excellent sound quality.

Cons: None as of yet.

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Product works great.

Crutchfield customer from East Brunswick, NJ on 2/15/2020

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Product works great.

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Great Bluetooth Receiver

Crutchfield customer from Brea, CA on 10/27/2019

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Extremely easy to set up. In my installation I used the supplied RCA connection cable to the auxiliary input of my integrated McIntosh MA6100. The sound quality was remarkable using my newly acquired Sony Walkman--providing high res files and CD quality. Realizing that some critics demean the sound quality of Bluetooth, I have not found this to be that true using high quality devices. This plug and play device is great to breathe new life into your older non Bluetooth equipment. The only caveat found so far is that it is always on with no way to turn it off unless connected to an amp that may have a switchable electrical input. The light will continuously blink until connected to your Bluetooth source. My other Bluetooth receiver is the Audioengine B1 connected to another system...at least that allows for turning off and on. If you don't mind a continuously blinking light this is a great Bluetooth receiver--purchased on the advice of one of the Crutchfield reps.

Pros: Easy install and operation

Cons: No way to turn it off except disconnect it from electrical/no external controls

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Great music through my old receiver.

Terry from Ames, IA on 3/12/2018

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I'm very happy with the purchase of the Focal Bluetooth Receiver. It works great, was easy to install and arrived quicker than I thought it would. Would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of the same purchase. Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: Sounds great, was easy to pair, and price wasn't that bad.

Cons: None

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Focal Universal Bluetooth Receiver

Crutchfield customer from Newburyport, MA on 3/11/2018

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Excellent and dependable. Always shows up in my IPhone Bluetooth menu!

Pros: Easy to install and connect!

Cons: None

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Buy It!

Stuart from Amherst, MA on 2/23/2018

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This is a fantastic product! It does all advertised with panache. I highly recommend it!

Pros: Easy to use. High fidelity. Compact.

Cons: None.

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Nice

john from Stratford, CT on 2/1/2018

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Tyler recommended. Sound is very good. Using on older amp.

Pros: Plugs into back without rca cable. Easy to connect to.

Cons: None

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Get ANY other Bluetooth Receiver

Ryan from Chaska, MN on 12/5/2017

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I just returned the second of two of these. Both failed to maintain connectivity for any length of time. I'm no more than 6 feet away from the receiver so distance is not a problem. It has a nice small footprint, to bad it's junk. Ended up with the AudioEngine B1 as the Peachtree was out of stock, so I ended up paying more but saving money on something that doesn't work isn't saving at all. The Audioengine works great.

Pros: Small

Cons: Everything else

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Just works

Zack from Lynchburg, VA on 11/5/2017

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Connection is instantaneous. Sound quality is great. Range seems to be great. Excellent complement to the Focal Dimension.

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Focal Universal Bluetooth Receiver

Crutchfield customer from Asbury Park, N J on 7/9/2017

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Easy to use. Compact size. Works great to stream from my iPad and iPhone to the home stereo.

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Don't waste your money

Randy from Casselberry, FL on 7/9/2017

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No range! Very disappointed in this product. Have a HK in another part of the house and it's twice the unit for almost half the cost.

Pros: None above other units

Cons: No range. Cuts in and out.

Crutchfield response on 7/11/2017
Randy, we're sorry you're disappointed with your BT receiver. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Focal Bluetooth Receiver is GREAT!

Ronald from Pico Rivera, CA on 4/25/2016

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I'm pleased that I discovered the Focal Bluetooth Receiver. With this little tool I'm able expand my digital audio options on my dated analog stereo equipment. It allows me to stream digital and convert the signal to the RCA R/L input jacks of the stereo receiver amplifier. The modest price for this adapter has saved me big time in additional expense in purchasing Bluetooth enabled audio equipment.

Pros: Modest Price is a plus and easy to install.

Cons: None discovered yet

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Focal Universal Wireless Receiver

Jim H from Williamsburg, Virginia on 9/16/2015

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A very nice little Bluetooth unit that worked well but I had 2 problems. The unit plugs directly into the back of my Yamaha 2009 RX-V1065 receiver using the red & white analog AV receptacles, but protruds from the back of the receiver so far that I could not close the doors of the cabinet. A bit disappointing but easily overcome using the included red/white analog cable. When plugged into an AV channel, it initially played only over the left and right front speakers. Using the stereo button on the remote, it would play over all the speakers on my 5.1 system, but, as advertised, it is only an analog signal, and did not sound as good as digital music played through the iPod Dock. I believe a Bluetooth adapter with an optical output would sound better, and so I will exchange. Also the Focal box contained adapter plugs for Europe and the UK, which I would never use, but which probably accounts for part of the price. I guess this unit is sold worldwide, but would be less expensive if sold without the adapters and let the user purchase his/her own.

Pros: Works well as advertised Easy to install

Cons: A bit expensive for an adapter which does not accommodate a digital signal. Protrudes quite a bit from the back of the receiver if plugged in directly, This would not be a problem if the receiver were not in a cabinet. Analog only, Has no digital optical output. Includes adapter plugs for Europe and the UK, which adds to the price. White light is a bit bright in a dark room.

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Bluetooth Upgrade

Dee from Wheelersburg, Ohio on 5/12/2015

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I had called Crutchfield for a radio to go in my truck when I asked if a product was made to upgrade a 70s stereo to accept Bluetooth. I was amazed when the answer was yes. The little unit plugs into any of the RCA input plug ins on the back of the amp or receiver. I can now play music and control the volume from my phone. What a great idea for bringing a great old unit back to life.

Pros: Very small and compact unit. Range is great maybe more than 35 feet as advertised if no wall is obstructing the signal. The unit can easily be moved from one unit to another. I am using it to play music from stero unit in the garage to speakers in the pool area. Being able to control the music and volume from the phone is great. The music will quit if the phone has an incoming call and calls aren't broadcasted over the speakers.

Cons: None

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Performs as advertised

Ben K from Tennessee on 4/2/2015

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Easy hook up and use. Would order again.

Pros: Allows family members and guest to stream music into an audio system without passwords or fuss.

Cons: none

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Focal Bluetooth Receiver

JBJR from Missouri on 3/17/2015

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so easy to install ,,,, who needs instructions,,,, excellent product,,,,, ask for advice from Crutchfield and the Focal Bluetooth Receiver was recommended ... no sales pitch,, no pressure to buy ,,, just good old fashion advice.... very satisfied .....

Pros: plug in and enjoy,,, hassle free,,, connects quickly.... great transfer....

Cons: N/A

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Focal Universal Bluetooth Receiver

Doug from the Washington, DC Area on 12/2/2014

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I wanted to be able to link my cell phone and play Pandora over my home stereo. I have a collection of older gear and this adapter allowed me to make a wireless connection to my receiver. It was very easy to set up and works very well. Sound quality is limited by Bluetooth but it's fine just to have music playing. I use other sources when I sit down to really listen to music.

Pros: very affordable way to get Pandora from phone to older stereo equipment.

Cons: none

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Focal bluetooth

Crutchfield customer from New York on 10/2/2014

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Excellent receiver. Hooked it up to my creek amp and wow amazing !

Pros: First connection

Cons: Rca cables are a little short.

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An Elegant Bluetooth Receiver

James from Omaha, NE on 10/2/2014

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This receiver made my old Logitech Bluetooth adapter sound like it was underwater. Pairing is simple, and the ability is to connect it directly to the stereo without interconnects is genius - very discreet. Sadly, Apple devices still don't support aptX on their devices at this time.

Pros: Great sound and no RCA interconnects needed!

Cons: None.

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Focal Bluetooth Receiver

VinceA from Roseau,MN on 9/24/2014

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Does exactly what i needed it to do. Will keep my receiver another year or years no need for a receiver with built in Bluetooth.

Pros: Easy to plug in and on.

Cons: None yet

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Focal Universal Bluetooth Receiver

Donna S. from Philadelphia, PA on 10/8/2013

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very easy to use and so far has worked like a charm. Thinking of getting another for the outdoor system.

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Bluetooth receiver

Larry from Bend , Oregon on 9/15/2013

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The product works good, but I am looking for a product that I can hook up to my receiver and drive my blue tooth speaker with

Pros: Works good

Cons: Still looking for what I need

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Focal or how to get music from iPad to your amplifier

Billtil from Keswick,VA on 8/18/2013

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Works right the first time. Easy directions, took longer to open package than to get it working. Excellent technical help before leaving store. Precise clear sound.

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Works perfect.

David from Austin, Texas on 8/10/2013

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Connects and stays connected to one device at a time. Just forget the association if you want a different. I've used it with the iPhone 5 as well as an older iPhone, 3 or 3G, I'm not sure.

Pros: Works great

Cons: None

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Great alternative to a new receiver

Jim from Severna Park, MD on 7/23/2013

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Was looking to add Pandora to my A/V receiver but given it's age had no bluetooth. Was looking to replace entire receiver when a friend told me about the Bluetooth adapter. Easy install, works great and saved me $800!

Pros: easy install, easy pairing with iPad

Cons: none

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Bluetooth receiver

Daniel I from Garden Grove California on 3/9/2013

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It is the best Bluetooth receiver I ever but, I am very happy with it because it syncs with my phone with no problems, I highly recommended to all my friends, it's very easy to use it syncs with any device that I plug into.

Pros: It's very easy to use it syncs with any device that I plug into

Cons: None so farI

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