Bluetooth 4.2 Transmitter w/ aptX: The Soundcast VGtx is a long-range
wireless stereo transmitter featuring Bluetooth 4.2 and the aptX Low Latency
codec. Use it to add wireless streaming technology your existing television or stereo equipment, or use
it in place of your current transmitting device to extend your wireless range
(up to 150') and add aptX (low latency).
Bluetooth Compatibility: The Soundcast VGtx transmits
high quality stereo audio to any Bluetooth A2DP profile wireless receiving
device; including all Bluetooth enabled headphones or speakers and Bluetooth
adapters. It has a wireless range of approximately 150' (compared to typical
Bluetooth Codec Support: The Soundcast VGtx provides
support for three common Bluetooth codecs - SBC, aptX, and aptX Low Latency.
|Supported Codec ||Audio Lag (approximate) |
|aptX Low Latency ||38ms +/- 5ms |
|aptX ||70ms +/- 10ms |
|SBC ||220ms +/- 50ms |
Note: To pair using a given codec, both the VGtx and the paired receiving
device must support the codec. All Bluetooth audio devices commonly support the
SBC codec. Unless device specific documentation indicates otherwise; it is
likely the VGtx will pair with your receiving device using the SBC codec.
Simple Secure Pairing (SSP): The Soundcast VGtx supports
Simple Secure Pairing (SSP). The VGtx can only be paired to a single receiving
device. Once a receiving device has been paired, it will automatically reconnect
with that device when it is in range (approximately 150').
Analog & Digital Inputs: The Soundcast VGtx is equipped
with analog & digital inputs to connect your TV or stereo system. There is a
stereo analog minijack (3.5mm) input and a optical (toslink) digital input which
is connected to the appropriate audio outputs on your TV.
- 3.5mm Analog Input: The 3.5mm analog input of the VGtx connects
to the analog output of your TV (minijack-to-RCA adapter may be required -
sold separately). Some TVs allow you to select between a Fixed or Variable
analog output signal. A Fixed signal requires that the volume level be
controlled from your Bluetooth receiving device (headphones or speakers). A
Variable signal allows you to use both the TV and your Bluetooth receiving
device to adjust the volume level.
- Optical Digital Input: The optical (toslink) digital input of the
VGtx connects to the optical output of your TV. The optical digital input
only supports 2ch PCM audio signals (not compatible with Dolby Digital or
DTS). The optical output on TV's is fixed, so you will use your Bluetooth
receiving device (headphones or speakers) to change volume level.
Notes: Most televisions make you select what type of audio signal you will be
using - Analog, Digital, or the TV speakers. As a result, in most cases your
TV's speakers will be deactivated when using the Soundcast VGtx.
Digital Pass-Through: The Soundcast VGtx is also equipped
with an optical (toslink) digital output with a "pass-through" circuit, allowing
you to listen to your optically connected soundbar and Bluetooth connected
headphones at the same time. Since most TVs only provide one optical (toslink)
digital output, the "pass-through" circuit allows you to connect your TV to the
input of the VGtx and your soundbar to the VGtx's output. The "pass-through"
circuit supports both 2ch PCM and Dolby Digital/DTS audio streams.
Power Requirements: The Soundcast VGtx can be operated using any USB-A
port (like on your TV or computer), or the included 5V/500mA USB/AC power supply.
Any USB charger that is rated at an output of 5V/500mA or higher is compatible
and may be used with the VGtx. The VGtx will
automatically turn on when USB power is applied, and can be turned off or back
on again by pressing the multi-function button for 1 second.
Mounting Options: The Soundcast VGtx features four integrated rubber
feet which allow for placement on a table-top, desk, or stand. The VGtx
can also be mounted behind a TV and fastened to a hard surface (wall-mount or
wall-stud) utilizing the including mounting brackets. The VGtx must be mounted
with the front of the unit facing up to ensure a long-life expectancy.
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