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Metra Helios AS-BTR

Wireless Bluetooth® adapter for home stereos

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About the Metra Helios AS-BTR

Play music from your phone through your home stereo

Here's a quick and easy way to add Bluetooth to an older stereo or powered speaker. Simply plug the Metra Helios AS-BTR Bluetooth adapter into any audio component or system with a 3.5mm minijack. This compact adapter can be hidden away while still letting you stream music wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled phone, tablet, or computer to your existing audio setup. 

Product highlights:

  • allows wireless music playback from Bluetooth-compatible smartphones, tablets, music players, and computers
  • range: 33 feet
  • 19" stereo 3.5 mini-to-mini cable included
  • requires AC power (adapter included)
    • 19" USB adapter cable included for power
  • 4-3/8"W x 7/16"H x 1-5/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # AS-BTR

What's in the box:

  • Bluetooth wireless receiver
  • AC power adapter
  • 19" miniUSB-to-USB cable
  • 19" Stereo minijack cable
  • User's Manual

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Add-On Bluetooth Receiver: The Helios AS-BTR lets you add Bluetooth wireless audio streaming to your existing home entertainment system. Your system simply needs a free auxiliary or audio input. Now you'll be able to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled source device to your home audio system.

Wireless Audio Streaming: The Helios AS-BTR features Bluetooth A2DP technology, which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled device to your home entertainment system (up to 32.8'). You'll be able to stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content on your Bluetooth-enabled device to your home stereo system. Compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices include many smartphones, tablets, computers, and laptops. You will continue to control your music and view song/artist/album information from your Bluetooth-enabled source device.

Note: Only one Bluetooth source device can be paired and connected at a time to the Helios AS-BTR. See User Manual for setup instructions.

Analog Audio Output: The Helios AS-BTR add-on Bluetooth receiver is outfitted with a single stereo minijack (3.5mm) output which allows it to connect to your home AV receiver, integrated amp, or powered speaker's auxiliary or audio input. A 19" stereo minijack cable is included. A stereo minijack to RCA cable (sold separately) will be required if your AV receiver or integrated amplifier features a stereo RCA input.

AC Power Adapter: The Helios AS-BTR add-on Bluetooth receiver operates off of standard household current using the supplied external AC power adapter with 19" cable.

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10 questions already asked

How many speakers can be connected to this at once? 2, 3 or 4
[ Big Tom   Apr 19, 2022 ]
3 answers
The Helios is meant to be connected to a low level input. I use mine to feed the aux input of a Bose Wave Radio. It works great. If you want to use it as a source for powered speakers, It will work fine, but any additional speakers would have to be driven by the powered speaker's amplifier and not directly by the Helios.Enter
[ Michael  Apr 20, 2022 ]
It depends on how many speakers your stereo allows. The Helios connects to your stereo, not to speakers. I connected the Helios to the aux on the stereo and search for the Bluetooth connection on my phone.
[ DANIEL  Apr 20, 2022 ]
I have mine hooked into a Technics receiver powering a Bose 7 speaker surround sound system. Not sure of individual speakers.
[ Spencer  Apr 19, 2022 ]
Can this attach to a television as well?
[ Bobby  Jan 05, 2022 ]
1 answer
This is for transferring audio only via Bluetooth. There is no video connection such as HDMI.
[ Michael  Jan 06, 2022 ]
Will this device work in a car using the USB cable with a cigarette lighter adapter, or does it need more power than the car will supply?
[ Larry  Apr 19, 2021 ]
2 answers
Haven't done it myself, but I don't see why not.
[ CONNOR  May 12, 2021 ]
Yes, this will work in a car using a cigarette lighter to USB cable and Bluetooth to radio/receiver.
[ BRYAN  May 12, 2021 ]
Hi, I have an IPod Nano, with a lot of live music. Can this product help "transforming" the IPod?
[ EdPerez  Feb 25, 2021 ]
2 answers
The Helios uses a Bluetooth connection to receive a signal from a source, for instance, an iPhone. The Helios then sends that info, music or whatever, by a cable to an amplifier and speaker system or the aux input of a radio. In my case, the Helios connects my wife's iPad to a Bose Wave radio. Sounds great. If your iPod has Bluetooth, the Helios will work for you.
[ Michael  Feb 25, 2021 ]
The product needs to be connected to a receiver with speakers in order to listen. However, you connect to the product via bluetooth. Apple does not list it as a option to directly connect.
[ Susan  Feb 25, 2021 ]
Can I adjust the volume from my phone?
[ DrewG96  Dec 23, 2020 ]
8 answers
[ Timothy  Feb 10, 2021 ]
Yes, I can.
[ MARIO L  Dec 23, 2020 ]
Get a Chromecasr and run through your tv
[ WILLIAM  Dec 23, 2020 ]
Yes. I use mine to connect from a tablet to a Bose Wave radio. I can adjust the volume from either device.
[ Michael  Dec 23, 2020 ]
[ DANIEL  Dec 23, 2020 ]
Don't buy this thing. Total junk. Choppy connection. Sounds like hell. Double your budget on this and get something good to avoid the aggravation.
[ MICHAEL  Dec 23, 2020 ]
Yes. Set the receiver volume high and adjust down with phone.
[ SCOTT  Dec 23, 2020 ]
Yes, or from whatever device is paired. (I pair my phone and my tv, so I control the volume with my phone or my tv remote, depending on which is paired.)
[ CAROL  Dec 23, 2020 ]
Do you know what codec this uses? can it handle aptX or AAC? thanks
[ ben  Nov 29, 2020 ]
3 answers
Receive distance: 20 meters maximum  Bluetooth audio profile: A2DP  Frequency: 2.4GHz  Power supply: Mini USB cable & 5V adapter  Audio Adapter: 3.5mm femail to female  Color: Black  Material: ABS (Rubber painted surface)  Product size: 6.0 x 4 x 1.4 cm
[ Timothy  Feb 10, 2021 ]
just the low level basics. Definitely does not support apt/X or any of the enahnced codescs.
[ PAUL G  Nov 30, 2020 ]
I can not answer this question as I do not know about items in question. Sorry
[ Spencer  Nov 29, 2020 ]
Will it pair up with chromecast in a browser on a PC?
[ Barry  Sep 21, 2020 ]
2 answers
It's bluetooth. Connects with anything via bluetooth
[ Timothy  Feb 10, 2021 ]
It is a very good and affordable Bluetooth transmitter. As long as you got a way of getting a signal threw the leads it should do fine
[ ROCKY A  Sep 22, 2020 ]
I have an older Onkyo CD receiver (CR-325) which is wired to Bose speakers with a sub woofer and has a small headphone jack on the front: will the Metra Helios AS- BTR work with this system to receive a blue tooth signal from a tablet?
[ Gene  May 21, 2020 ]
5 answers
Yes it will.
[ Timothy  Feb 10, 2021 ]
This Bluetooth unit comes with an adaptor that goes into the rear of your unit in the Dock In jacks of analog (Red & White) inputs and outputs from Metra Helios unit with a 3.5MM headphone jack. I feel this should work.
[ Spencer  May 21, 2020 ]
It will work with any receiver with aux inputs. I use video 3 on mine because the input jacks are on the front. You need a cable with 3.5 mm male on one end and RCA males on the other end to connect between the adapter and your receiver.
[ paul  May 21, 2020 ]
Just contact Crutchfield and ask one of their techs. They will walk you through all of your questions. That's what I did and they were fantastic
[ John  May 21, 2020 ]
Not through the headphone jack on the front, which is for output. However, you probably have an "Aux" input port on the back which would work. That's the way mine is setup.
[ PAUL G  May 21, 2020 ]
Will this play to Bluetooth speakers?
[ colleen  Apr 19, 2020 ]
3 answers
You connect to spearkers via 3.5mm jack that is supplied. Why would you use this if you have bluetooth speakers that you could connect directly to?
[ Timothy  Feb 10, 2021 ]
I am not familiar with Bluetooth speakers or with using the Metra Helios unit as a transmitter. Sorry
[ Spencer  May 21, 2020 ]
Yes, if you have problems just call Crutchfield and they will walk you through it till it works.
[ John  Apr 19, 2020 ]

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