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AudioControl ACX-BT1

Add Bluetooth® connectivity to radios with an RCA or AUX input

Item # 161ACXBT1

AudioControl's ACX-BT1 Bluetooth adapter lets you add Bluetooth to any radio or amplifier with an RCA or AUX input.

AudioControl's ACX-BT1 Bluetooth adapter lets you add Bluetooth to any radio or amplifier with an RCA or AUX input.

Item # 161ACXBT1

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About the AudioControl ACX-BT1

Bluetooth a la carte

Bluetooth connectivity offers a host of conveniences, but until now you've had to install a new radio in order to access these benefits. AudioControl's ACX-BT1 Bluetooth adapter lets you add Bluetooth to any radio or amplifier with an RCA or AUX input. You'll get Bluetooth 4.1 for better connectivity, more dependable streaming, and greater range, as well as aptX HD support for streaming hi-res audio.

Bluetooth a la carte

Bluetooth connectivity offers a host of conveniences, but until now you've had to install a new radio in order to access these benefits. AudioControl's ACX-BT1 Bluetooth adapter lets you add Bluetooth to any radio or amplifier with an RCA or AUX input. You'll get Bluetooth 4.1 for better connectivity, more dependable streaming, and greater range, as well as aptX HD support for streaming hi-res audio.

Ready for the great outdoors

The module features a remote turn-on output circuit which activates downstream amplifiers only when audio is being streamed. And since the ACX-BT1 is IPX5 rated, it's perfect for adding Bluetooth to your boat, motorcycle, ATV, or any other application requiring weather resistance. The ACX-BT1 can also be used as a no-head-unit solution in vehicles with a small amp instead of a radio. If you've been wishing you could have the convenience of Bluetooth with your current or new system, the time is now with the ACX-BT1.

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Product highlights:

  • Bluetooth adapter connects to any radio with RCA or AUX input
  • can also be used as a standalone solution for applications without radios
  • Bluetooth 4.1 technology with aptX HD support for high-res audio
  • remote turn-on output activates downstream amps only when streaming audio
  • IPX5 rated for weather resistance
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # ACX-BT1

What's in the box:

  • Bluetooth receiver w/attached 17" wire harness (inline 2A mini-ATO fuse) and 3M adhesive backing
  • Wire legend on box

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Features

Overview: The AudioControl ACX-BT1 lets you add high definition Bluetooth audio streaming capability to your powersports or marine craft. The Bluetooth adapter features a stereo RCA audio output (1.5V nominal) that can be used with an auxiliary input on a headunit or plugged directly into an amplifier as a stand-alone source.

Bluetooth: Featuring Bluetooth version 4.1, the ACX-BT1 allows for high-definition low-latency audio streaming  from a Bluetooth enabled playback device. The interface supports aptX HD, for 24-bit/48kHz audio streaming from devices with aptX codec, and features a signal-to-noise ratio of 95dB. The ACX-BT1 has a maximum data transfer rate of up to 3 Mbps with typical rates at approximately 1.6 Mbps. Bluetooth range is up to approximately 33 feet.

Note: The ACX-BT1 does not support Bluetooth hands-free phone calls.

IPX5: The ACX-BT1 carries an IPX5 all-weather rating, making it ideal for both marine and powersports applications, such as in UTVs and ATVs, side-by-sides, jet skis, boats, and more.

Remote Output: The ACX-BT1 includes a Remote Out wire that can be used to trigger an outboard amplifier when the interface starts receiving Bluetooth audio from your device.

Mounting: The AudioControl Bluetooth interface features two mounting tabs that can be used to screw the module into place or be held with wire-ties (hardware sold separately). The included 3M adhesive backing lets you attach the module to a clean flat surface.

Wiring: The ACX-BT1 includes built-in 17" wire harness providing the audio output along with power, ground, and remote out. The Bluetooth module draws approximately 35mA of current.

  • Red (inline 2A fuse): Attaches to vehicle +12VDC switched or ignition power.
  • Black: Chassis ground.
  • Blue: Remote turn-on output. Provides a +12VDC/20mA output.
  • RCA: Audio output.

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Question 1. I have a Jaguar XJ8 2001 with original factory radio. I want a Bluetooth transmitter (hidden) not a cigarette lighter version - do you have? Question 2. Do you have a controller that can adjust the frequency range on each speaker independently?
[ Professor Danny  Jun 07, 2022 ]
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A device like this one is designed to be plugged into an aftermarket amplifier to give Bluetooth streaming/control from your mobile device. In terms of the frequency range adjustments, if you were to replace the factory speakers and add an aftermarket amp to drive them, you could accomplish both things at once: Bluetooth control and EQ control for each channel.
[ Dylan  Jun 07, 2022 ]  Staff
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can you do it in a6 volt car?
[ Frank  Feb 20, 2022 ]
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I don't think so. I believe it's 12v only. From the details: Red (inline 2A fuse): Attaches to vehicle +12VDC switched or ignition power. Black: Chassis ground. Blue: Remote turn-on output. Provides a +12VDC/20mA output. RCA: Audio output.
[ JOHN  Feb 26, 2022 ]
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Will this Bluetooth adapter disconnect the Bluetooth when making or receiving calls, or will it stay connected and therefore stream the call audio (using the phone's built-in mic)?
[ mattd7800  Dec 10, 2021 ]
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Bluetooth remains connected but calls are NOT sent over Bluetooth. These module does not support handling phone calls unless your phone forces calls over Bluetooth. My Galaxy S21 Ultra does NOT send calls through this Bluetooth module, but as soon as the call if over, music resumes through Bluetooth.
[ David  Dec 25, 2021 ]
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It functions the way the way it shou6as far as receiving a call either through your hand phone or car audio. When you finish talking you hang up and music resumes if it was playing prior to your call.
[ DARRYL  Dec 11, 2021 ]
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Will Bluetooth adapter work with Clarion CMD5 Marine AM-FM CD/Mp3 iPod SatReady Marine Stereo Reciever v2?
[ Ron  May 29, 2021 ]
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Yes, the CMD% has an RCA Aux input on the rear of the unit. This device will work with it!
[ Calvin  Jul 27, 2021 ]  Staff
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I'm not sure if your unit has RCA input jack's on the back of the unit. If not you may need to get creative. I cut the RCA jacks off and hardwired/soldered the unit to a pre-existing aux port in my Subaru. Works great-love the unit.
[ Connor  Jul 27, 2021 ]
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Can you use it to add a amp and subs in a factory system?
[ Mitchell  Apr 12, 2021 ]
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ACX-BT1 is not a hi to low level adapter which is what you need, It's a bluetooth adapter. You can use it as a stand alone source to an amp since it has a turn on lead. I'used Audio control's LCI2 and it worked out great. Here's a link: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_161LC2IB/AudioControl-LC2i-Black.html?tp=2001
[ PETER  Apr 26, 2021 ]
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How do you connect this to a 5 channel system ?
[ Mark  Mar 28, 2021 ]
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This Bluetooth is compatible with amps that can use one set of inputs as the audio source for all its channels. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to get a personal recommendation on one that will work
[ Paul  Apr 13, 2021 ]  Staff
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It only outputs two channels. Stereo right and left. If you are connecting it to a head unit that has something like a Dolby 5.1 surround output, as long as the input is encoded with Dolby 5.1, it should stil provide surround sound. Keep in mind this adapter only has RCA outputs, not a 3.5mm aux plug like I thought the description said.
[ DAVID  Apr 13, 2021 ]
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