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Cambridge Audio BT100

Bluetooth® wireless audio receiver for DacMagic Plus

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Overview

Our take on the Cambridge Audio BT100

Plug this compact adapter into your Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus for convenient wireless audio playback with Bluetooth-enabled devices. Listen to music playing from your laptop computer or iPad® on your home audio system while surfing the web, or enjoy your favorite MP3 tunes from a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. You won't need to physically connect either device to your DAC, thanks to the BT100's 33-foot wireless range. Best of all, if your smartphone, tablet, or computer supports high-end CSR aptX® Bluetooth audio, you can stream near CD-quality music from your device to the DacMagic Plus.

Enjoy wireless Bluetooth® convenience

Plug this compact adapter into your Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus for convenient wireless audio playback with Bluetooth-enabled devices. Listen to music playing from your laptop computer or iPad® on your home audio system while surfing the web, or enjoy your favorite MP3 tunes from a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. You won't need to physically connect either device to your DAC, thanks to the BT100's 33-foot wireless range. Best of all, if your smartphone, tablet, or computer supports high-end CSR aptX® Bluetooth audio, you can stream near CD-quality music from your device to the DacMagic Plus.


Product Highlights:

  • compatible with the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus
  • play music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled cell phones, MP3 players, and computers
  • CSR aptX® technology for outstanding stereo sound quality with compatible Bluetooth devices
  • wireless range: approximately 33 feet
  • 15/16"W x 7/16"H x 15/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth audio receiver
  • USB dock (with attached 47" USB extension cable terminated by a male USB type-A connector)
  • Quick Start Guide

BT100 works very well. I stream mainly classical music from my laptop computer.

Peter, Shrewsbury, MA

Reviews

Cambridge Audio BT100 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(24 Reviews)

Cambridge Audio BT100

Crutchfield customer from Agoura, CA on 12/6/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works like a charm. I'm using mine in my 851n. I plugged it in - the system recognized it and we were off to the races. I'm using it to stream Pandora from my iPhone. Sound is great. No dropouts.

Pros: Plug and play. Good distance.

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Great aptX Sound

Andrew from Houston, TX on 11/16/2018

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Great price from Crutchfield, Excellent Bluetooth device for Cambridge Product. For me I purchased this for use with my Cambridge Audio CXN V2, I have since converted all of my music to digital (almost 2TB) and also wanted to be able to stream Pandora, or anything else through the device from a Phone or Tablet. Works perfectly to about 30 feet (unobstructed) drops out a little here and there past that, which is fine for us. Has CSR aptX® technology for outstanding stereo sound quality with compatible Bluetooth devices, which we have and it does make a difference. Very happy with the purchase, 0 regrets!

Pros: CSR aptX® technology for outstanding stereo sound quality with compatible Bluetooth devices, excellent device and price from Crutchfield. Allows me to use the dual premium Wolfson WM8740 DACs in my CXN V2 which upconverts every single signal to a Hi-res 24bit/384kHz sample size...Awesome!

Cons: 30ft is about the range unobstructed, drops here and there after that. But that for us is no biggie.

Cambridge Audio BT100 doesn't work with my DAC

Ragnartheviking from Lacey, WA on 10/1/2018

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I tried pairing the Cambridge Audio BT100 using the Cambridge Audio DAC Magic Plus. I got my Apple iPad to pair once and then never again. My Apple iPod never paired. While the Cambridge Audio DAC Magic Plus is a great DAC, I'm not impressed with the BT-100 accessory. Both my Apple iPad and iPod pair seamlessly with most BT devices. However, I have had similar BT non-pairing issues with my Pioneer VSX-LX301 receiver. I solved the issue of needing BT streaming with my living room stereo system by bringing my Jolida FX DAC (tubed) with BT and it works perfectly. I use the Cambridge Audio DAC Magic on another stereo system that I don't need bluetooth on. Usually Cambridge Audio makes great stuff, I don't know why this device wouldn't work. I paid for something that didn't work.

Pros: Cambridge Audio makes great products

Cons: The Cambridge Audio BT100 didn't work with my CA DAC Magic Plus.

Crutchfield response on 10/2/2018 : We're sorry you're having issues with your BT100. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Streams great!

Peter from Shrewsbury, MA on 6/27/2018

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BT100 works very well. I stream mainly classical music from my laptop computer.

Pros: Streams with Clarity.

Cons: None

Perfect performance

Jag22 from Hillsboro, TX on 6/11/2018

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Outstanding performance. Good quality. Works like a charm

Pros: Easy to use Works flawlessly Solid performance

Cons: Needs DAC

Cambridge Audio BT100

Evan from Parma, OH on 6/6/2018

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Works flawlessly! Sound is true and it's as good, to my ears, as a direct connection.

Pros: Quality sound without wires.

Cons: Price

You get what you pay for!

Crutchfield customer from Huntington, NY on 6/5/2018

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This is no run of the mill cheap Bluetooth Dongle. I play it through a Cambridge CXA80 amp and Cambridge AeroMax2 speakers while streaming from my Mac and the sound is unbelievable! No audio drops at all. I highly recommend this product. You definetly get what you pay for.

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Cambridge Audio BT100

Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 3/21/2018

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Excellent product, would definitely recommend!

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Great fidelity from a Bluetooth connection

Marc from Houston, TX on 2/25/2018

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Amazing sound quality. Good range Recommended

Pros: Sound quality Range

Cons: Occasional connectivity problems

Cambridge Audio BT100

Howard from Long Branch, NJ on 2/19/2018

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Simple to install and pair. Sounds great with Cambridge amp.

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Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 1/15/2018

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Very easy set up and has a very long range. It works great

Pros: Easy set up and long range.

Cons: Wasn't included with the receiver

Cambridge Audio BT100

Crutchfield customer from Peachtree Cor, GA on 11/27/2017

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The BT100 is great, especially when paired with Cambridge Audio components. In my case, it connected to my CXA80 seamlessly and I have had no issues connecting to my BT devices. Sound quality is fantastic.

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Cambridge Audio BT100

Crutchfield customer from Frisco, TX on 10/8/2017

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Super!!

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Bt100

Lei from Norristown, PA on 2/12/2017

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The bt100 enables blue tooth to work fine.

Pros: Performance

Cons: None

Worked perfect right out of the box

Larry from Danbury, CT on 8/23/2016

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Worked perfect right out of the box

Pros: Worked perfect right out of the box

Cons: None

Cambridge Audio BT100

Joseph from Buffalo, NY on 6/3/2016

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It's fantastic!!!! Don't wait to buy one like I did, Get it when you order your Cambridge amplifier. We stream a lot and this works like a dream.

Pros: Plug into back of amplifier, fine it on your IPad, phone etc. and enjoy the freedom of wireless sound. I though there might be a little drop off in the quality of the sound, I have the Cambridge cx80 with Martin Logan 15's but I was wrong.

Cons: None

BT Connect

jc from Georgia on 5/23/2016

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Simple hook-up, great sound. No-brainer addition to your new Cambridge amp for easy BT connectivity.

Pros: Plug it in and go.

Cons: Nope

Works Great.

Ronnie from Asheboro, NC on 3/25/2016

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I purchased the Cambridge Audio BT100 to go with the Cambridge CXN music streamer. It was real easy to hookup and worked perfectly with my I-phone 6s and my Sony Walkman NWZ-A17. I haven't checked the range of the Bluetooth but works fine in the range of my bedrooms.

Pros: Easy to setup.

Cons: None so far.

It works as advertised, but ...

Jim S from Chapel, NC on 1/28/2016

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This worked as advertised. It was easy to get up and running; sound quality was good. But, Bluetooth just didn't have the range for my household application: it is annoying for the music to stop when I walk out of the room (or turn around) with the phone in my pocket. An alternative to the BT connection is to hook the DAC to an Apple Airport Express with an optical/Toslink cable and access the DAC as a wifi "speaker." For me, this was just as easy, gave equal quality (same signal speed), cost about the same (less for me because I already had an Airport Express) and gave a more reliable connection with greater range. This is not a problem with the BT100, just with bluetooth. Wifi just seemed better in my case.

Pros: Works fine Easy to set up

Cons: No real advantage over wifi-based solutions

CA BT100

Steve M from New Jersey on 1/11/2016

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Worked flawlessly with my CA CXN. Easy interface

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Cambridge Audio BT100

Isidro P from Puerto Rico on 12/25/2015

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Excelent how it works. I think that have to come integrated with the CXR 200 or CXR 120. But one time you put it toghether its fantastics how perfoms.

Pros: Once working your CXR 200 are unbeatable. Power, options to play. Spotify, etc...

Cons: I think have to come inside the receiver.

cambridge audio bt100

John V from Illinois on 7/1/2015

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Once i made the connection with my smartphone I was amazed how glorious music sounded from such music services as pandora and spotify. I made my desktop blue tooth compatable for around 20$ and with Spotify have opened up a whole new world of music. Could not be happier with the sound quality

Pros: amazing resolution hooked up to my Dac magic plus. Beyond expectation

Cons: none really

Good complement!

Juan Carlos from San Juan, PR on 4/25/2015

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I bought this Bluetooth adapter to use it on the CA Stream Magic v2 and work fine with my laptop and cell phone to listen My HD Tracks, Tidal, etc. I compared also with spotyfy Bluetooth vs. wifi and sound quality was about the same.

Pros: Easy to install!

Cons: The bass is small and does not stands well. When using Stream Magic and Spotify I have to turn off Bluetooth since gets in conflict with wifi. Other apps do not have issues.

Good solution

Jim from Upstate NY on 6/29/2014

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This wireless interface works well. Its unfortunate that you need to spend this much for a USB Bluetooth interface, but regular USB Bluetooth devices don't work with this device. I did not detect any sound quality degradation from using this interface vs a wired interface on the same programming. The nice part is besides not being tethered, it allows you to control the sound from another room within range.

Pros: Works as advertised.

Cons: Expensive

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Product Research

Features

Overview: Simply plug in the Cambridge Audio BT100 Bluetooth Audio Receiver into the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus or CX series component's rear-panel USB (type-A) port for wireless music streaming from many of today's most popular Bluetooth supporting devices; such as iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone, Android tablet, and Mac or Windows PC. The BT100 even supports the high-quality Bluetooth aptX CODEC, so you can stream audiophile quality music from your Bluetooth-enabled source device to the DacMagic Plus or CX series component.

DacMagic Plus Compatible: The Cambridge Audio BT100 Bluetooth Audio Receiver is specifically designed for Cambridge Audio's DacMagic Plus (779DACMPLB/S, sold separately) and CX series components. The BT100 can be plugged directly into the DacMagic Plus or CX series component's rear-panel USB (type-A) port, or you can use the included USB dock mount to connect the BT100.

Bluetooth A2DP: The Cambridge Audio BT100 supports Bluetooth A2DP wireless audio streaming. This means you can wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth enabled iPhone, smartphone, iPad, tablet, or computer to your connected DacMagic Plus or CX series component.

Note: The Cambridge Audio BT100 does not support Bluetooth AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) or HFP (Hands Free Profile).

aptX Audio Enhancement: Bluetooth aptX, which is featured on a growing number of Android mobile devices as well as MacBooks and Apple desktop computers, allows audio to be broadcast wirelessly in significantly higher quality than over standard Bluetooth. You'll instantly notice more extensive dynamic range, deeper bass, and crystal-clear top end. Standard Bluetooth has an extremely variable performance and its weaknesses are very apparent to music lovers. Common complaints include a reduction in high-end clarity, muddiness or dullness in the midrange, and its reduced signal-to-noise ratio can cause listener fatigue. Conversely, Bluetooth aptX has a fixed performance standard to guarantee a consistently high-quality wireless music transfer. With almost CD-quality reproduction to offer, you'll instantly experience significantly greater dynamics and infinitely more detail from your favorite music.

Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer must be paired with the BT100, initially.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Cambridge Audio BT100.

Compatible Music Sources: The range of music available from today's smartphones, laptops, and computers is almost endless. In addition to music stored on your smartphone, tablet or computer; online music services like Pandora, iHeart Radio, Spotify, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, and of course other internet radio sources can be wirelessly transmitted to the BT100.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Wanted it for my Cambridge Audio Network Player [ ANDREW  Oct 22, 2018 ]
Required for Blue Tooth [ Michael  Aug 08, 2018 ]
comparable with my equipment and cambridge audio makes hi quality gear. [ Evan  Jun 01, 2018 ]
for the cambridge cxn [ William  Dec 12, 2017 ]
Reading manual for CXR200 found out this was an option. Convenient to be able to stream bluetooth over good sound system. Good price. Good reviews. Decided to give it a try. [ Chalon  Dec 01, 2017 ]
Wireless BT connection for my iPhone. [ German  Oct 05, 2017 ]
To add bluebooth capability to my CXA 80 amp. [ GONZALO  Sep 19, 2017 ]
accessory to DAC [ WARREN  Jul 11, 2017 ]
Got a CXN for Father's Day and this allows me to pair my iPhone/iPad with the rest of my system. Works great! [ Mark  Jun 19, 2017 ]
To add wireless connectivity to my existing Cambridge Audio components [ Jeffrey  Apr 28, 2017 ]
Wanted the ability to Bluetooth to my Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer. Nice that Cambridge supports Aptx codec for Bluetooth. [ Lee  Mar 30, 2017 ]
Required to stream music via BT from phone to Cambridge receiver...cl [ C  Mar 16, 2017 ]
To try it. [ PHILIP  Feb 26, 2017 ]
flexibility [ T  Feb 10, 2017 ]
I purchased this item to give me more options with my Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 media player. [ Lamar  Jan 11, 2017 ]
Recommended to purchase with equipment by other users. [ Charles  Jan 03, 2017 ]
Bluetooth connectivity for Cambridge Audio CXA80 or CXN. [ Kar Chun  Nov 30, 2016 ]
I needed this for Bluetooth connecting devices. [ RONNIE S  Sep 09, 2016 ]
To play via Bluetooth to my boat's system. [ David  May 25, 2016 ]
Flexibility to stream wirelessly and work on my iPad at same time. I needed to "Cut the cord". Great addition to my Cambridge CX80 amp. [ Joseph  May 07, 2016 ]
Added convenience to my already great sounding DAC. [ Stephen  Mar 28, 2016 ]
Interested in integrating my stereo with my iPhone and mac computer. I'm looking forward to seeing how seamlessly it works. [ Daniel  Jan 27, 2016 ]
Compliment my DACMagic Plus [ M  Dec 20, 2015 ]

4 questions already asked

30 feet [ JOE E  Mar 27, 2018 ]
That's a question for the seller. I don't know the specs off hand and don't have time to search the manual. I can say it works throughout my 650 sq ft apartment. BUT here's the big BUT: it's very shoddy. It's been cutting out recently. Day one was fine with mp3 files in QuickTime and in iTunes. Streaming YouTube in Safari no - very choppy (sound cuts in and out a lot) and then big .wav files also cut in and out constantly. This is all from my laptop in an adjacent room with open doors between. So I'm not impressed. I'm used to the Bluetooth connection on my UE Boom and my Sony wireless headphones which are both faultless and reliable. I'm afraid this Bluetooth device was a waste of money for me. If I learn how to fix it I'll update this answer. Thanks. [ madeleine  Mar 26, 2018 ]
Not familiar with that unit, but if states Bluetooth optional, am going to say yes. [ John  Mar 17, 2018 ]
I believe the player must have a dedicated spot for the Bluetooth receiver. I could be wrong though. Contact Cambridge Audio through Facebook messenger. They are really good at getting back to you. [ Robert  Mar 17, 2018 ]
sorry, i don't know [ michael  Mar 12, 2018 ]
If I remember right I originally got a Dac Magic 100 and was advised that I needed a Dac Magic Plus for the BT100 to work. I am very pleased with the Dac Magic Plus/BT100 setup... very good sound.. Hope this helps you... [ Jeffrey  Feb 27, 2016 ]
Yes it will. Just have to pair the 2 devices and will bluetooth [ Blue Sky Lawn  Feb 27, 2016 ]
No, it does not. It works with the DacMagic Plus. [ James  Feb 27, 2016 ]
The Cambridge Audio BT100 Bluetooth Audio Receiver is specifically designed to work with Cambridge Audio's DacMagic Plus. A product like the Peachtree BT1 will work with nearly any receiver: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_731BT1/Peachtree-Audio-BT1.html [ Jeff  Mar 05, 2015 ]  Staff