About the Metra Helios AS-BTR
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How did I earn the nickname "headphone guy" here at Crutchfield? Through extensive training, research, and good old-fashioned hands-on experience. I've spent thousands of hours listening to different models, and thousands more writing about them. My other areas of expertise include voice control, streaming audio and video, and power protection.
My love of headphones started back when I was in elementary school, and my parents gave me a Walkman. I still love the intimate, wonderfully detailed sound you can get from the right headphone setup.
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- Started at Crutchfield in 2006
- Completed our thorough in-house Advisor training, learning the details of every type of product we sell
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- Interviewed some of the headphone industry's most accomplished engineers and product designers
- Authored dozens of Crutchfield articles and hundreds of product presentations
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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.
- 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
I just purchased this Bluetooth receiver and am very impressed by the clarity and stereo separation on my older Yamaha receiver and OHm L speakers sound very good. Easy to setup proved you have a 3.5mm to RCA adapter. Took 3 minutes. Now I have a unlimited music supply plus my turntable and CD'ds
Jerry from Quincy, MA
Can I adjust the volume from my phone?
Yes. I use mine to connect from a tablet to a Bose Wave radio. I can adjust the volume from either device.
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More details on the Metra Helios AS-BTR
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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