Universal Bluetooth® wireless adapter for home stereos
Our take on the Arcam rBLINK by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
Play music wirelessly through your classic audio gear
We hear this a lot from our customers: "My old-school stereo sounds the way I like it, but I don't have a way to play music wirelessly from my phone." The Arcam rBLINK connects to any receiver, speaker, or amp with stereo RCA or a coaxial digital audio inputs. From there you can stream your tunes wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled phone, tablet, or computer. This compact audio component features high-grade internal circuitry that can better preserve musical detail.
- play music wirelessly from your phone or tablet through your home stereo or powered speakers
- Bluetooth aptX® technology for high-fidelity streaming with compatible devices
- backward-compatible with regular Bluetooth
- range: 33 feet
- built-in TI PCM 5102 digital-to-analog converter for high-fidelity stereo sound
- compact design fits neatly in your setup
- rugged cast aluminum chassis
- 1 pair of RCA audio outputs
- coaxial digital (S/PDIF) audio output
- AC power adapter
- 42" stereo RCA adapter cable included
- 42" coaxial digital cable included
- frequency response: 10Hz-20kHz
- signal to noise ratio: 106 dB
- 3"W x 1-1/16"H x 4"D
- weight: 12.4 ounces
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Bluetooth DAC
- AC power adapter (attached 58" DC cord)
- 3 AC plugs (US/AU/EU)
- 42" Stereo RCA cable
- 42" Coaxial digital cable
- Connections and Quickstart Guide
- "Thank You" Letter
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rBlink Bluetooth DAC: The ARCAM rBlink Bluetooth DAC lets your stream audio from your Bluetooth source device to your existing home audio system. The rBlink utilizes high-end audio circuitry and components (including a high-end PCM 5102 DAC) to convert music to a line-level output for connection to your home audio system. The rBlink comes housed in a stylish, yet rugged cast aluminum case that is compact.
Bluetooth A2DP w/ aptX: The ARCAM rBlink Bluetooth DAC supports wireless audio streaming, so you can wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content on your Bluetooth source device to your existing home audio system. In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the rBlink offers support for AAC and aptX codecs for higher quality audio streaming from select Apple & Android devices. By supporting AAC, the rBlink offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. aptX audio coding technology provides even better sound quality with lossless, CD-quality streaming from aptX-compatible smartphones, like many Android smartphones with OS 4.0+.
Note: The ARCAM rBlink pairs and connects to only one device at a time. Make sure the included external antenna is installed. It has a wireless range of approximately 33'.
Line-Level Output: The ARCAM rBlink Bluetooth DAC is equipped with a stereo analog RCA output and comes with a 42" stereo RCA cable to connect the rBlink to the analog input of your AV receiver, stereo receiver, integrated amplifier, or powered speakers.
Coaxial Digital Output: You can also choose to bypass the DAC inside the ARCAM rBlink and connect the rBlink to your AV receiver or integrated amplifier via the unit's digital coaxial output and the included 42" digital coax cable.
Power Requirements: The included AC power adapter (w/ attached 58" DC cord) plugs into the ARCAM rBlink Bluetooth DAC and into an AC power outlet or surge protector (sold separately).
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