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Yamaha YBA-11

Bluetooth® wireless audio adapter for select Yamaha receivers

52 Reviews | 17 questions - 46 answers

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Add Bluetooth streaming to your Yamaha receiver

Want to add Bluetooth wireless capability to your system? The Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth wireless audio adapter works with select Yamaha home theater receivers, allowing you to stream music from your Bluetooth-compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer. Just connect the included USB cable to your compatible Yamaha receiver's USB port to power this adapter. Then connect it to your receiver's coaxial digital audio input so you can enjoy your smartphone or computer's music capabilities without the hassle of wires. And if your device has aptX® compatibility, music streamed via Bluetooth will sound its best with this compact device. It's a great way to get more out of your Yamaha receiver.

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with select Yamaha audio/video receivers:
    • receiver must be model year 2012 and up
    • receiver must have coaxial digital audio input
    • receiver must have USB Type A power port (5V/0.5A)
  • allows wireless music playback from Bluetooth-compatible smartphones, tablets, music players, and computers
  • features high-fidelity aptX® audio coding for better sound quality with compatible devices
  • connects to receiver's USB port for power and coaxial digital input for audio playback (cables included, both connections required for use)
  • wireless range: approximately 33 feet
  • 2-5/8"W x 7/8"H x 2-5/8"D
  • warranty: 1 Year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Add-on Bluetooth receiver
  • 40" USB power cable (with a USB type-A connector on one end and a DC-type connector on other end)
  • 39" Digital coaxial audio cable
  • Owner's Manual
  • Safety Brochure
  • Warranty Information

Connecting this magic box was a breeze. The IPHONE immediately picked up the box . Now I can enjoy the music through my phone

Anonymous, New Jersey


Yamaha YBA-11 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(52 Reviews)

Yamaha YBA-11

Anonymous from New Jersey on 1/11/2017

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Connecting this magic box was a breeze. The IPHONE immediately picked up the box . Now I can enjoy the music through my phone



Yamaha YBA-11

Anonymous from Massillon, OH on 1/9/2017

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Very simple to install. Works perfectly!!



Yamaha YBA-11

Anonymous from Plymouth, Mi. on 12/25/2016

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Works advertised. Simple hook up, good range, no issues. Thanks



Awesome Bluetooth Receiver

Rommel from Yuma, AZ on 12/21/2016

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small and easy to use, reliable and good signal.



Yamaha YBA-11

Susan from Davis, CA on 12/17/2016

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Works great, and the Yamaha amp A-S801's remote selects the Bluetooth option just like any other component to play audio from devices.

Pros: Just plug and go!


Better than exspected

Wallace from Kingfield, Maine on 12/11/2016

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I bought the YBA-11 to go with a new Yamaha A-S801. Thai is the combo that was reviewed in The Abolute Sound. I use Blue Tooth to listen as background music until now. The YBA-11 sounds great. It was a snap to connect an its range is much better than any other Blue Tooth device I have used. Can't go wrong here!

Pros: Great sound and great range.

Cons: Very light weight, feels cheap.

best bluetooth

melecio s from arleta california on 8/26/2016

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very reliable very good signal very good quality

Pros: strong signal playing thriough it flac files

Cons: none

Nice gadget

Tony from Miami, FL on 8/8/2016

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Small and easy to use, you don't need to read the instructions just connect it and look it up on your device pair it and you are done .

Pros: Small and easy to use

Cons: If you don't have a USB connector on your amp you need an external power supply

Does the job....

Ketav from Ellington, CT on 7/26/2016

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It connects fines and does a decent job. Comparing between Airplay and bluetooth there is a clear difference between the quality.

Pros: Connects seamlessly and works very well

Cons: sound quality is not that great.

Yamaha YBA-11

Anonymous from Port Ludlow, WA on 7/12/2016

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This product was simple to install and it just worked! Plug and play at its easiest.



Works fine

AK from Bellevue, WA on 7/9/2016

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It works with minimal setup and sound quality is great.

Pros: Simple to setup, great sound quality and good range.

Cons: It won't auto connect to my phone, so I have to manually open the bluetooth screen on my phone and connect. Range is good but sometimes (not often) it has intermittent connection problems and stutters.

Works Great!

Phil from Northern California on 6/26/2016

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Works great!! Has way longer range than a blackberry it replaced. This has a clean coax digital interface.

Pros: Clean audio, digital interface, long range.

Cons: Price. Use your own USB AC adapter.

Great product

Tampa_ray from Tampa,fl on 6/12/2016

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Great sound and easy to use.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: None

Bluetooth adapter

Moorbs from Altoona, IA on 6/9/2016

Cheap, easy, and works great


Cons: I wish it had other outputs for higher sound quality

Works great

Jesse from Utah on 5/18/2016

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Glad that this is available, I bought it for my AS501 integrated amplifier I have no issues connecting and sound is rather good not quite CD quality, but good.

Pros: Fast connection, easy to use, pice is reasonable.

Cons: I would love for Bluetooth to be standard on all receivers/amplifiers but this is the next best thing. On the next version I would like to see automatic connection to my phone, but as fast and as easy it is to connect it's not that big of a drawback to manually connect every time. I would also love for this to be a smaller module not he back of the amplifier. As it sits it looks a bit... aftermarket. All in all I would buy it again.

YBA-11 Bluetooth adapter

YBA-11 Bluetooth adapter from Orlando, FL on 5/7/2016

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Easy to set up and works great on my Rx-V577 Yamaha receiver. It cannot be hidden within the entertainment center. It needs a clear view to connect.

Pros: Works great!

Cons: None

YBA-11 Bluetooth adapter

Eric G. from Pasadena, MD on 4/29/2016

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Easy to install, works just fine. Anyone who has and uses Bluetooth devices will do fine with this.

Pros: Easy and intuitive.

Cons: Non.

Yamaha YBA-11

Marcus P from Green River, WY on 4/27/2016

I bought this Bluetooth along with a Yamaha 500 stereo receiver from Crutchfield. I highly recommend Yamaha products and I have been using other Yamaha products for the past 25 years. I spoke to Crutchfield's sales rep, after telling him what speakers I was driving and what I wanted the unit to do. He recommended the Yamaha 500 receiver and the YBA-11 bluetooth, the receiver has airplay and no bluetooth and I need both. His recommendation was perfect, it was so easy for the Bluetooth to pick up all of my devices. It made pairing them together so simple and the connection is solid. I think Crutchfield has the best selection of products and many can't be found else where. I later had to call them to find out how to connect the Yamaha receiver to the internet, and they knew just what was wrong and I was able to connect easily.

Pros: High quality, great performance, and easy to operate. Customer service at Crutchfield is outstanding!

Cons: No Cons!!!! I love how everything is performing.

Yamaha YBA-11

Reinman from West Lafayette, IN on 4/27/2016

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Is as advertised, wanted to connect to my "older" receiver via Bluetooth and this works great! Worth every penny.

Pros: Does exactly what I wanted it to do and sounds great

Cons: None

YBA-11 works flawlessly

Palmer from Charlotte, NC on 4/24/2016

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The Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth adapter works flawlessly on my Yamaha RX-V671 receiver and beats having to connect my iPhone directly to the USB connector on the front of the receiver.

Pros: High build quality and sound quality.

Cons: None

As Advertised

Dan L from Denver, CO on 4/13/2016

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I just discovered Crutchfield and I am so very impressed with their quality service. I'm an audiophile on a budget and was looking for a replacement for my ADCOM gear I purchased in 1990. Yes, the amp finally played out and I can't get parts for repairs. Anyway, I purchased a Yamaha integrated amp to replace my two channel set up and wanted to pair it with this Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth unit so I can play purchased play lists from my iPhone. This inexpensive little device took me two minutes to set up and it paired with my phone virtually instantly. It sounds terrific. I don't know how they manufacture and put this unit in peoples hands for under $50. Impressive.

Pros: Inexpensive. Easy set up. Sounds great.

Cons: None.

Add a pro Yamaha YBA-11

Ron Mas from Pico Rivera, CA on 4/9/2016

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Recently I have become interested in listening to music on my iPad since I have caught up on this technology. My curiosity started me on the path to discover how to play my tunes from my iPad to my home AV system that does not have Bluetooth hook up. Searching through the Crutchfield Webpage I discovered this great Bluetooth Converter the Yamaha YBA-1. This little devise has been the right answer to my desires. Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: Simple to connect Fast Response Inexpensive


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SM from Springfield NJ on 4/3/2016

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Excellent Product!

Pros: Worked well with Vintage Yamaha CX 1000 Preamp!

Cons: USB adapter should have been there!


Rurro from jacksonville FL on 3/21/2016

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awesome product




Alko from Twin Falls, ID on 2/22/2016

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Sound is Amazing Excellent Product Buy it and Enjoy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Awesome Sound Quality

Cons: None

great device

pam from cottonwood, AZ on 2/19/2016

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Received today, took less than 5 minutes to hook up to my yamaha rx a730. Listening to spotify on smartphone. One piece of advice, hook up, then turn on yba, then your device to pair, works simply. At first I was trying to keep it on and then pair device but no reason. Once you search Bluetooth available on your smartphone or whatever device it picks up yamaha easily. Works fantastic, wish I had purchased months ago.

Pros: Easy set up, easy pairing

Cons: None buy it!

Great addition to an older receiver

Charles F from Middleton, WI on 2/10/2016

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I have and been happy with my Yamaha RX A730 Receiver for quite some time. Unfortunately, this particular receiver does not have built-in blue tooth, but since it is mostly used for a home theater setup, this was not an issue when I bought it. Lately, however, I find that I use the receiver more and more for streaming music, podcasts and even Sirius|XM from my iPhone. Using the USB port on the receiver's front panel was really inconvenient and kept the phone out of reach. The solution suggested by a Crutchfield support person was the Yamaha YBA-1 Bluetooth® wireless audio adapter for Yamaha receivers. This "dongle" adds the bluetooth functionality to the receiver for a relatively inexpensive cost and a very simple installation. It's hockey puck size module sits unobtrusively on top of the receiver and conects to the receiver via a USB power connection and a coaxial digital input connection (both included) to the amp. It worked flawlessly first time. After adjusting the sound program on the receiver I was really impressed how good the music sounds!

Pros: Relatively inexpensive add to older Yamaha receiver that has no bluetooth. Dead easy to set-up. Great sound from my iPhone. Keeps the device handy instead of tethered to the receiver.

Cons: None

Easy to install

Mehmet from Bethesda, MD on 2/7/2016

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Works as advertised. Crutchfield's offer was lower than every major online seller, who were also selling the product out-of-stock to be shipped from Japan (read long waiting period). The product is still more expensive than it should be, but I couldn't find a better, less expensive product that I could trust. Installed instantly. Worked quite well. I wished it would be shipped with USB charger (see Crutchfield's video review) --- fortunately, I had one at home.

Pros: Easy to install. Works well. Less expensive at Crutchfield. Faster shipping from Crutchfield for free. Trusted brand.

Cons: More expensive than it should be.

my bluetooth addition

Anonymous from miami, FL on 2/5/2016

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I needed to upgrade my system in order to be able to use my system with ITunes or Pandora. I found this little gem of an adapter that matches my Yamaha receiver and it works like charm. The box is Bluetooth detectable and the sounds comes out perfect no noise or interference. Works fine for me. Some people probably want more out of it but I go with simplicity and functionality. Great adapter.

Pros: works fine with my phone or any Bluetooth box. good sound without noise

Cons: None that I could find

Good unit

Anonymous from Birmingham,Al on 2/2/2016

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Works well good sound

Pros: Easy use

Cons: None

Works as advertised

www from Nevada City, CA on 2/1/2016

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Works well and as advertised. I hooked it to an older Yamaha receiver and had to use an old telephone power supply to plug the USB cord into for power. Easy to pair up with my iPhone 6S.

Pros: Small and easy to hook up Customer service was great troubleshooting the first one that did not work.

Cons: The first one didn't work at all. Crutchfield sent me a new one immediately and it works great.


TerryW from Texas on 1/4/2016

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Bluetooth works as advertised- good range with the R-N500

Pros: Good range

Cons: None

good and clear

Anonymous from Nebraska on 12/15/2015

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So far so good. Im using it right now. I have been in different rooms of my house and it has not cut or diminished reception at all. I have paired with my iPhone 6 and connected to the the Yamaha A-S801 Integrated Amp.I was informed with the DAC in the amp that the stream may sound even better than if the iPhone were connected with RCA cable, and it is very close. Happy with the purchase.

Pros: easy to connect and stays connected.

Cons: None so far.

It does the job

Anonymous from Herndon, Virginia on 12/13/2015

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There's not a lot to get excited about, but the YBA-11 does what it is designed to do. With my pre-2012 Yamaha receiver (no USB port) I had to find an unused charger and play around with cabling a bit, but it only took a few minutes. For me the extra value came from Adam, Crutchfield's tech advisor, who explained how I could use the YBA-11 with my older, "incompatible" receiver. I'll enjoy having a Bluetooth capability in my system.




Ramon from Washington on 12/8/2015

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Great device for adding bluetooth to your equipment when you're not ready to buy a whole new receiver

Pros: good sound quality

Cons: none

marginal quality, does not auto-connect

MikeF from San Clemente, CA on 6/9/2015

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Tried it with a Yamaha 301, and quality was not as good as my old Sony-Ericson Bluetooth receiver. I really didn't like the fact that this BT device did not auto-connect to my tablet, as all of my other BT audio devices do. Sent it back.

Pros: easy to setup

Cons: audio quality, Bluetooth auto-connect

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Felix from California on 5/27/2015

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Nice Bluetooth receiver that's very easy to install. Connection as well is super easy to set up and stays connected pretty much instantly once your device is pressed to connect.

Pros: Easy installation and set up is just as harmless.

Cons: Distance should be much greater being that the unit is not very cheap price wise.

Now discontinued?

Yamaha YBA-11 from Massachusetts on 5/25/2015

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Too bad it is discontinued as it is a five star product because it works so well.

Pros: It works simply and well.

Cons: Discontinued must be a newer model to replace it?

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KJ from Sand Springs on 4/13/2015

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I had previously purchased another brand but it sounded horrible. This Yamaha truly sounds as good as a CD!

Pros: Sound

Cons: Nothing

Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth Accessory

Barry B. from Philadelphia, Pa., on 11/26/2014

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I have an older receiver that does not have Bluetooth. It was something I wanted. But I am not ready to buy a new receiver yet. So I decided to purchase and the Yamaha YBA-11 and try it out. When it arrived, I read the manual that came with it. On the back of box was quick set-up/install guide which I found to be very helpful. In all honesty, it took me about 7 minutes to hook up. It came with everything I needed. I was completely blown away with how easy it was to use. There were times when I got home from work. I would be listening to music which is on MP3 player. With the YBA -11, I now have the ability to sync and continue listening. I have also, used it with my cellphone. Simply fantastic......hi 5's all around.

Pros: Ease of use and set up.

Cons: They should have added a AC USB Adapter plug, for USB cable.

Bluetooth accesorry

Quong from Sarasota,Fl on 10/19/2014

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The Bluetooth accessory works well . The only issue on installation was my Yamaha receiver inputs were not marked as the Bluetooth instructions said. It took trying a couple different inputs on the receiver ,but finally got it. I also had to reprogram my Harmony remote which was expected. Once installed it worked flawlessly!

Pros: Works great

Cons: Installation matching inputs/outputs on the Bluetooth module with my Yamaha receiver

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ClevelandGuy from Cleveland OH on 9/20/2014

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Very pleased with this devise. I was excited to connect my IPhone5 to my Yamaha receiver via bluetooth. Before you purchase though make sure to understand the Digital to analogue devices available, There is a bluetooth devise with Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) built right inside this small devise. Arcam rBlink I ended up purchasing after purchasing this Yamaha devise. I have both and can do a side by side digital transfers comparisons. Remember a poor quality compressed music file on your phone will always be poor. Get the best files is my point. Uncompressing them is the key. Ok enough mubo jumbo. This Yamaha devise is excellent. But compressed digital files will always stay compressed. Unless you purchase a device that will uncompress and send off through your receiver. DAC you very much.

Pros: Easy to hook up and very small.


Yamaha YBA-11

Chris M from Metairie, Louisiana on 7/26/2014

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Yamaha's YBA-11 BT converter performs just as described. Aside from the input assignment of the jack it was plugged into having to be changed the installation was virtually plug and play. I have yet to experience any connectivity issues. The only negative I experienced was not being able to utilize the adapter via Zone 2 on my RX-A1030. However inconvenient it isn't a deal breaker.

Pros: Works as described. Easy set-up. Cables included. No connectivity issues. Reasonably priced.

Cons: No Zone 2 utilization

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Victor from albion il on 7/18/2014

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Works great

Pros: Just pluged it in set up blue tooth and jam

Cons: None

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DanG from Bakersfield, CA. on 6/12/2014

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Just purchased this device not long ago and it works great! Hooked it up to my Yamaha RX-V663 receiver, sync with my iPhone and I could not believe my ears, the sound was flawless. Switched over to the 7.1 surround sound and it was like being at the actual concert. The first song I played was Tom Sawyer by RUSH and what a rush it was! If you like music and you don't have this device your missing out on some great sounding tunes.

Pros: It's all good

Cons: None,

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Ando from Texas on 5/27/2014

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Works great! I've bought a couple no-name Bluetooth devises similar to this and they stop working soon after the purchase. This one seems to be holding up well.

Pros: Easy Setup

Cons: None

Best Yamaha Bluetooth Yet!!!

raineymontana from Bozeman, MT on 4/6/2014

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I recently upgraded Yamaha receivers from a RX-V series to the Avantage series. With the old RX-V series, I used the older Yamaha YBA-10 with the dedicated cable that fit the back of those older receivers. Many blogs confirmed what I heard each time I used the bluetooth function of the receiver; a very high pitch whine that was annoying to listen to my music. Yamaha confirmed there was a problem but did not offer a solution. It almost lost hope in Yamaha but when shopping for receivers, I found the Avantage receiver and the new YBA-11. When researching the receiver, it said that it wasn't bluetooth capable which disappointed me initially. But, when I searched for the YBA-11 and read in depth about its compatibility with other receivers, the reviews gave me the great news that it would work with any receiver with a USB port and a line in input. And, what is better than the new receiver, is that the horribly annoying high pitch whine is GONE!!! Thank you Yamaha and thank you Crutchfield!

Pros: No high pitch whine like in older models Easy to pair Easy to hook up

Cons: NONE!

Yamaha YBA-11

JohnF from New Haven, CT on 2/16/2014

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I purchased the Yamaha YBA-11 to go with my new Yamaha RX-S600 receiver. This Bluetooth interface worked perfectly as soon as I plugged it in and paired it to my I-phone. Excellent sound quality.

Pros: Ease of use and set-up

Cons: None

So cool :)

Lisa P from Gloucester, MA on 10/3/2013

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So this last little part, the adapter turned out to be critical as I live in a condominium and although I have wireless, it wasn't strong enough to play music from my I-Phone. So...Steve who installed my receivers and speakers, put this in and presto! I actually can turn it on from outside or in my outside hall! I now have 60" television, great receiver and speaker set and yeah of course the blu-ray. Movies now are fantastical! Wireless tunes with music coming out of every corner of my living room (and soon office). I am so happy! Thank goodness I didn't buy the boxed set and found Crutchfield and Steve! Great products, great service....I couldn't have asked for more!! Oh yeah, thought it may be difficult to figure out everything but no! And that's from someone who has gone from no-tech to high-tech :). I always laughed at my boys who always had to have the latest and the greatest but now, I out-tech them! Thank you Crutchfield! Lisa

Pros: Everything

Cons: Absolutely nothing!

bluetooth yamaha yba-11 excelente

ANGEL from SAN JUAN, PR on 8/11/2013

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EL YAMAHA YBA-11 funciona perfectamente bien y es facil de instalar. AHORA PUEDO ESCUCHAR TODA MI COLECCION DE MUSICA DESDE MI CELULAR CON CALIDAD DE CD. The Yamaha YBA-11 works great and is easy to install. Now I can listen to my entire collection from my cellphone with CD quality sound.

Pros: tiene buen sonido,se escucha claro y con fidelidad. It has good sound, very clear and high fidelity.

Cons: nada en contra None

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Anonymous from Findlay, OH on 7/22/2013

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I bought this for an Onkyo A-9050 (Integrated Amplifier with DAC). I power the Yamaha YBA-11 receiver with a 5W USB Power Adapter (not included). The range and audio quality is great with all of my smartphones and computers with Bluetooth. This is a great solution if Apple AirPlay or Apple TV aren't right for you.



Works great with my RX-A3020

JonFromSC from Columbia, SC on 6/22/2013

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Works great, sounds great, couldn't be simpler to install and use. For my Android devices, this is the simplest way to get audio to my home theater system.

Pros: Uses USB power and digital coax connection. I would expect this to work fine with any setup that provides those.

Cons: Obviously, you'll need to buy something else if you don't have an available coax input. USB power adapters, though, can be purchased for peanuts if your receiver doesn't have a USB power output.


Hands-on research

Product Research


Add-on Bluetooth Audio Receiver: The Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth Audio Receiver can be used to wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices with a 2012-up Yamaha AV receiver. The YBA-11 connects to the digital coaxial audio input on the back of the Yamaha AV receiver and is powered by the rear-panel DC Out/USB type-A port (5V/0.5A) of the receiver, so there is no need to take up an additional electrical outlet.

Yamaha Receiver Compatibility: The Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth Audio Receiver is compatible with 2012-up Yamaha AV receivers that feature a rear-panel digital coaxial audio input and rear-panel DC Out/USB type-A port (5V/0.5A).

Note: The Yamaha YBA-11 can also be used with other audio components that feature a rear-panel digital coaxial audio input, but will require a USB-to-AC power adapter (sold separately).

Bluetooth A2DP: The Yamaha YBA-11 features Bluetooth A2DP which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, laptop/computer, or other mobile device. You can stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device. Music navigation and song/artist information will still be handled by your Bluetooth-enable mobile device (not the Yamaha AV receiver).

Simple Pairing: The Yamaha YBA-11 can be paired with your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device with a single press of a button.  Once paired, the YBA-11 will automatically re-connect with your Bluetooth device when in range (up to 33').

aptX CSR Technology: The Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth Audio Receiver incorporates aptX CSR technology for better sound quality. aptX audio coding delivers CD-quality wirelessly over Bluetooth, enabling users to lose the wires without compromising on audio quality. With the aptX audio codec source material is transparently delivered over the Bluetooth wireless link, whether it is stored uncompressed or in an alternative compression (MP3, AAC, FLAC) format. Low audio coding delay minimizes latency and lip-sync issues.

USB Powered: The Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth Audio Receiver is powered by the rear-panel USB type-A port (5V/0.5A) of your 2012-up Yamaha AV receiver; so no additional electrical outlet is needed. Power is supplied to the YBA-11 when the connected Yamaha receiver is powered "On". 

Note: Do not connect the included USB power cable to a USB hub.

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

wanted to have bluetooth available to connect my Amazon Alexa to my stereo [ Steve  Jan 17, 2017 ]
in order to work with Amazon Exho dot [ Jose  Jan 11, 2017 ]
Want to link Amazon Dot to my Yamaha RX-A1020 receiver [ Keith  Dec 27, 2016 ]
I've always been happy with Yamaha products. [ Rommel  Dec 18, 2016 ]
Wanted wireless connection to my Yamaha receiver. This was an affordable option and the reviews were favorable. [ Rob  Dec 13, 2016 ]
I wanted it [ FREDERICK  Dec 02, 2016 ]
Comes with the CX-A500. [ John  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Best price around for this item! [ R  Nov 02, 2016 ]
Perfect solution to add bluetooth to my receiver thanks to Chuck. [ Timothy  Oct 26, 2016 ]
Wanted the bluetooth adapter, just in case. [ Donald  Oct 20, 2016 ]
Well, The review sounds great, and my Yamaha cx-a 5000 needs this item to stream music. [ Temesgen  Oct 07, 2016 ]
It was a free offer with my purchase and I also wanted bluetooth capabilities. [ Ryan  Sep 19, 2016 ]
Love Yamaha [ Guest  Sep 09, 2016 ]
versatility [ A  Aug 15, 2016 ]
hoping to use with Yamaha CRX-N560BL Micro Component system. [ Abo  Jun 25, 2016 ]
Part of the Yamaha pre-amp package. [ Ronald  Jun 24, 2016 ]
Pair it up with Yamaha R-S700BL Bluetooth capability [ michael  May 26, 2016 ]
Appears to be the best wireless audio option for the Yamaha A-S301 Integrated Amp [ Rolla  May 13, 2016 ]
For my RN301 [ Joseph  May 12, 2016 ]
for connectivity [ WILLIAM J  Apr 21, 2016 ]
Works with my Yamaha receiver [ RICHARD E  Apr 18, 2016 ]
After reviewing other bt devices I've decided this is the best bang for the buck [ Mike  Apr 04, 2016 ]
I wanted to add Bluetooth connectivity to my fairly new Aventage receiver that didn't include it at the time I purchased it. Seems to be a good alternative to having to buy a new receiver! [ Desert Ryder  Apr 03, 2016 ]
own and trust yamaha products. want to play my i phone music thru my stereo. [ PRESTON  Mar 31, 2016 ]
This will be easier than routing my music through my Aplle TV, as in the past. One remote needed and much more reliable direct connection. [ Thomas  Mar 30, 2016 ]
I need Bluetooth and the YBA-11 works with my Yamaha receiver. [ PALMER  Mar 30, 2016 ]
To listen to music from my iPhone through my home receiver. [ JASON  Mar 28, 2016 ]
Bluetooth adapter with aptx and a digital connection [ Robert  Mar 28, 2016 ]
Needed Blue Tooth access to my RX-A2030 high performance receiver that did not have this functionality built-in. [ Mark  Mar 25, 2016 ]
Lowest price I found. [ MOHAMAD  Mar 19, 2016 ]
to enable stereo receiver that I purchases on this order to receive Bluetooth from Apple and other devices that have Bluetooth capability [ Raymond I.  Mar 13, 2016 ]
To extend the function of my Yamaha receiver. Best price available along with one week delivery. [ C  Mar 02, 2016 ]
I buy this item for my Yamaha Ysp-4000 soundbar, they are compatibility. [ guosong  Mar 01, 2016 ]
to be able to play music from my phone to my stereo [ gary  Feb 22, 2016 ]
I am adding a music only system with a Yamaha As-301 using two way speakers I built using Morel drivers and wanted the option of bluetooth to stream Slacker or Pandora or Prime Music. For most serious listening I prefer hard copy (CD or Vinyl) but this gives me access to music I don't own. [ James  Feb 17, 2016 ]
Good reviews, switched from iPhone to android so needed device to connect and play music easily. [ Pamela  Feb 13, 2016 ]
excellent reviews and I have a yamaha receiver [ Larry  Feb 10, 2016 ]
User reviews and own a Yamaha Receiver [ Roger  Feb 07, 2016 ]
I trust Yahama for quality accessories. [ J  Feb 07, 2016 ]
To connect up to a Yamaha A-S3-1 to play music through Bluetooth. [ C  Feb 04, 2016 ]
I ordered a yamaha receiver and will need this. [ Mary  Feb 01, 2016 ]
Highly recommended for its ease of use. [ John  Jan 28, 2016 ]
I wanted to be able to use bluetooth streaming to send music from my iPhone/iPod to the amp. [ John  Jan 24, 2016 ]
When I call someone was available to answer the phone and assist me with my purchase. I was not hurry and I was given good advice. Thanks. [ sixtus  Jan 19, 2016 ]
I wanted Bluetooth capability from my Yamaha integrated amp. This seemed like a great fit and the price was very good. [ Patrick  Jan 14, 2016 ]
Accessory offered by Yamaha to stream music from iPhone or computer through Bluetooth. [ Christopher  Jan 14, 2016 ]
i read the reviews and no one had any negative comments. Hook up only took a couple minutes and my phone found it right away. no problems. [ MICHAEL J  Dec 26, 2015 ]
Yamaha recommended replacement for the discontinued YBA-10 for a RX-V671 receiver. [ Willis  Dec 17, 2015 ]
It is the perfect solution to my audio Bluetooth needs. Thank You Norm! [ Vincent A. Kuci  Dec 03, 2015 ]

17 questions already asked

Thanks for your question. That information would be supplied by the manufacturer. Without taking it apart we wouldn't have the additional information. Crutchfield is an authorized retailer for Yamaha, so you can rest assured this is a brand new stock item directly from Yamaha. Crutchfield also includes a 60 day satisfaction guarantee. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  May 01, 2017 ]  Staff
I do not know of any reason that it would not work. It works great with my Yamaha receiver. [ RANDY  Oct 11, 2016 ]
If your soundbar/amp has Bluetooth capability then it should work with it. I have the YSP-11 connected to a Yamaha receiver with Bluetooth and it works great [ RANDY  Oct 11, 2016 ]
The Yamaha YSP-5100 soundbar system includes a coaxial digital audio input that you can use to connect the Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth adapter. However since your soundbar doesn't have a USB input to power the adapter, you'd also need to use a USB-to-AC power adapter; such as this one we carry from Audioengine: I hope that helps! [ Larry  Oct 05, 2016 ]  Staff
Tough question. Will vary if you have petitions or walls or if it's a straight shot although not direct in sight. I have never tried to operate it from a longer indirect distance. [ RANDY  Jul 06, 2016 ]
Mine is located toward the back of my receiver in my wooden TV stand. I connect with my IPad or IPhone and have been all over my house and it stays connected. [ DAVID  Jun 28, 2016 ]
Yes my son installed and works great [ charles  Apr 05, 2016 ]
I've used it one three different receivers. It has worked on all of them. So, I'm sure it probably will work. [ Jeff  Apr 05, 2016 ]
I have no first hand experience with the HTR-3063 but based on its specs it has a digital coax input/output therefore should work with the YBA-11. You have to use a USB power source. Good luck. [ Stephen  Apr 05, 2016 ]
If your reciever has a coaxial input it will work [ David  Apr 04, 2016 ]
What it says on the box is that it requires a coaxial digital input and a USB port for power on your receiver. Check your receiver inputs on the back. Hope that helps. [ Dale  Apr 04, 2016 ]
It should be, if you have an available coaxial audio input. May also require an external 5V, 0.5A power supply, if the HTR 6130 does not have an available USB port for powering. [ Martin  Mar 30, 2016 ]
I am not sure as I purchased the product to allow my amp to receive blue tooth signals which i stream music from my phone. My amp has HDMI in and out so I already send the smart tv signals through my amp to my speaker system. However I needed to add an fiber optic audio link between my TV and amp to allow it to play internet sounds such as Netflics [ Jim  Mar 04, 2016 ]
Works great also [ charles  Mar 03, 2016 ]
I will look when I return to our second home. Our son set it up I will certainly ask. [ charles  Mar 03, 2016 ]
I connected my YBA-11 to "AV 2" (signal) and "DC OUT" (power) on a Yamaha RX-V475. Input is "AV2." [ Stephen  Mar 03, 2016 ]
Sorry. I can't answer because I don't have this equipment at the place I am staying right now. [ Virginia  Mar 03, 2016 ]
You should be able to connect it to your Yamaha receiver. I had to get a adapter that plugs into my power strip and changes 110v to 1 or 2 hdmi outlets. the other is RCA that should do it for you. [ William  Jan 17, 2016 ]
Yes [ TREY  Jan 17, 2016 ]
You can use it with your receiver if you have a digital coaxial audio input. you just have to put a usb adapter for 5vdc that plugs into household outlet. [ ANGEL G  Apr 01, 2015 ]
The YBA-11 can be used on any device that has coaxial digital input. It does not know or care if it is connected to a Yamaha. I am using it on a DENON. It comes with a USB cable for power from any powered USB jack. I use an old (way before 5S) standard Apple charger cube which that supplies 5V @ 1A. [ MARK  Mar 31, 2015 ]
I can't remember the model number of my Yamaha receiver (bought it in 2008) but I do have it powered by my the Iphone usb plug that came with my IPhone as well. Works fine. [ James  Mar 30, 2015 ]
I use it with my Yamaha Receiver, off hand I do not have the model # but it is approx. 1-12 years old and has a digital coaxial input, I power with the power supply that was supplied and simply plug into an available outlet like any other Bluetooth device, works with my Iphone 5 and ITunes from my computer. No problems, easy hookup, good sound. [ DALE M  Mar 30, 2015 ]
It comes with everything you need to connect to RX-V475. Both cables, nothing else to buy and nothing you need to supply from your IPhone. Trust me I have the same setup. Hope this helps. [ JOHN  Mar 30, 2015 ]
As long as your receiver has a digital coaxial input. [ Tanner  Sep 06, 2017 ]
if the yamaha yba-11 is compatible with yamaha rx-v375 receiver [ ANGEL G  Jan 27, 2015 ]
Not sure I use it on a ex-v675. It works fine. [ JOSEPH  Jan 27, 2015 ]
Yes rca plugs are accepted. [ Builder B  Dec 19, 2017 ]
yamaha yba-11 does not work with RCA connection only works with coaxial connection. [ ANGEL G  Dec 16, 2014 ]
Yes and no. If you plug the power supply into the switched outlet on your receiver then it will do what you want. Otherwise it will always be on (not really a big deal either) [ rockinricker  Oct 01, 2014 ]
It doesn't have an on switch. The blue indicator light comes on when it receives a pairing signal and the receiver is powered on. [ Douglas  Oct 01, 2014 ]
It is powered by a USB plug. If your amp has a USB port but goes on and off with the adapter can be powered through it. I powered mine from power module so it is always on. It doesn't use much power. [ MARK  Oct 01, 2014 ]
As long as it's connected to the amp it is powered on even if amp is in standby mode. It gets its power from the amp and does not have a separate AC power cord. Hope this helps [ JOHN  Oct 01, 2014 ]
Unfortunately it is not compatible, and the adapter that was compatible is no longer made. However, the BTA 10 from Harmon Kardon should work with your receiver: [ Jeff  Aug 22, 2014 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: If you mean the RXV377 then yes you can use the YBA11 and they are compatible. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jul 07, 2014 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Yamaha does not list the YBA-11 Bluetooth Adapter as being compatible with the RX-V361. An alternative would be the Cobra CWA BT 150 (079AIRWAVE) for $39.99. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jun 09, 2014 ]  Staff
Bluetooth allows for wireless connection so you can have your iphone or ipad with you elsewhere in the house and not tethered to the receiver. Some receivers with built in Airplay do the same thing with Apple products. [ GEORGIOS  Mar 08, 2014 ]
my yamaha receiver does not have usb port [ ANGEL G  Mar 08, 2014 ]
You can use the USB through the front of the receiver as an option. However adding the Yamaha YBA-11 lets you play music from across the room, in another room and keep our device with you to control the music and use it at the same time. Works great! [ David  Mar 07, 2014 ]
Thanks all, for your feedback. I see that the YBA-11 allows you to use your iphone and other gadgets wirelessly. I will consider this option. [ Guest  Mar 07, 2014 ]
I wanted to use the wireless Bluetooth. [ JohnOlson  Mar 07, 2014 ]
Don't see why not. I use the DVD for mine. Call Yamaha and ask [ DAVID  Mar 07, 2014 ]
I believe you can, but the YBA-11 lets you play music wirelessly, which is nice. [ JOHN F.  Mar 07, 2014 ]
I connected mine to digital coaxial in on my 10 year old Yamaha receiver and it works great. Not familiar with the Bose setup, but if it digital coaxial in you should be all set, plug in it in change to that source and enjoy. [ DALE M  Jan 21, 2014 ]
Only if you have digital coax input, it looks like an RCA but it is a single digital cable not an analog r/l pair [ rockinricker  Jan 19, 2014 ]
I'm sure it would work fine as long as you have an audio input jack on the back of the Bose. I have it hooked up on the back of my Yamaha receiver and it works just fine. The range is probably around 12 feet max from my own experience [ ANDREW  Jan 19, 2014 ]