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Harman Kardon BTA 10

Universal Bluetooth® wireless adapter for home stereos

84 Reviews | 11 questions - 22 answers

Overview

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Play music from your phone through your stereo

Do you have a great sounding home theater receiver, powered speaker, or iPod® dock that lacks the ability to play music wirelessly? Simply plug the Harman Kardon BTA 10 into any powered speaker or system with either a minijack or stereo RCA input and add Bluetooth capability. The compact BTA 10 can be hidden away while still letting you stream music wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled phone, tablet, or computer to your existing audio setup. 

Works Fantastic!

David, Charlotte Hall MD

What's in the Box:

  • Add-on Bluetooth adapter
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 59" DC cord)
  • Two-prong AC plug
  • 59" Stereo minijack cable
  • 59" Stereo minijack-to-RCA cable
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions

Product Highlights:

  • allows wireless music playback from Bluetooth-compatible smartphones, tablets, music players, and computers
  • HARMAN TrueStream™ technology ensures high-fidelity sound over Bluetooth
  • range: 33 feet
  • LED indicator lets you know when adapter is searching and successfully paired with your Bluetooth device
  • 59" mini-to-RCA adapter cable included
  • 59" stereo mini-to-mini cable included
  • 2"W x 2"H x 5/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Harman Kardon BTA 10 Reviews

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(84 Reviews)

Worth it's weight in gold!

David from Charlotte Hall MD on 5/21/2017

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Works Fantastic!

Pros: Very easy to hook up.

Cons: None that I can thin of.

Another good product from Crutchfield

Ken from Chippewa Falls, WI on 5/17/2017

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Works great and as described. Better than average sound but then again not expecting audiophile quality from Bluetooth.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None so far

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Anonymous from Virginia Beach, VA on 5/10/2017

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Easy to set up and use. I connected it to my Yamaha RX-A1000 receiver and has worked great

Pros: Easy to set up and use.

Cons: None

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Mike from Inverness, FL on 5/1/2017

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Small works great

Pros: Size , easy set up

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Clementon, NJ on 4/30/2017

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Truly a winner , right out of the box , plug in and rock out in less than 2 minutes , yep go from trashing your seemingly obsolete expensive equipment requiring a Bluetooth input or xm/serrius signal and expensive contract ( which we've paid for since inception) to this new , FREE , kick butt streaming beast featuring the velvet sound quality of the old heavy duty equipment , seamlessly transferred with Crystal clear as bell sound quality , and at very surprisingly extremely accurate high /low/ peak saturation levels........blows sometimes spotty satellite signals away..........Bang for the Buck Brother/Sister.......our house is now filled with premium sound generated thru this quality piece of hardware......funny 5k in "old school" audiophile high end equip, and this under a hundred device updates us into the future...buy this now , Harmon Kardon is a very trusted quality name every boomer knows well .......Live Grateful

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Anonymous from Mount Pleasant, SC on 4/28/2017

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Low price and works well with my IPhone to access Pandora and googled song selections.

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Bryan from Cranston, RI on 4/27/2017

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Great name and great product

Pros: Keeps great sound

Cons: Wish a little more range but otherwise happy.

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Dan from Canton, OH on 4/25/2017

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Easy hook up. My son was able to connect and play in less than a minute with his iphone. I can't judge from the quality of his music, but it seems decent.

Pros: Cheapest one out there to connect wirelessly to your Hi-Fi. Gets the work done.

Cons: Non, can't complaint since it is the cheapest one.

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Dan from Savannah, GA on 4/24/2017

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Bta 10

Pros: Works great easy hookup

Cons: Have to crank up volume to hear music

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Denise from Charlottesville Virginia on 4/17/2017

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Works fabulously

Pros: I can now listen to any of my music via Bluetooth great customer service wonderful product

Cons: No cons did exactly what I was hoping

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Mark from North Las Vegas, NV on 4/11/2017

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Connects fast and sounds great. Great price and product very easy install.

Pros: Easy install and sounds great

Cons: Little pricey not bad though.

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Anonymous from Barceloneta , PR on 4/9/2017

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Small gadget easy yo set up. Works well.

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Excellent BT receiver for older systems

Matt from Cottage Grove, MN on 4/9/2017

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Needed something to connect an Echo Dot to my home theater system; works great with older Bose Lifestyle 15. Connects quickly and automatically. I did have to turn up the Bose about 20 levels to have the same sound level a wired connection but it's not a big deal. Quick shipping and well packed. Instructions are mostly terrible but it's so easy to use there isn't really a need for them. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.

Pros: Small, Easy to use, Great connection quality, runs on AC power

Cons: Wish it had an HDMI output to connect with newer Samsung One Connect

Great sound quality via Bluetooth

Kevin from Englishtown, NJ on 4/9/2017

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Great product! Easy install and easier to use. I wanted to move my wired Klipsch sound system (speakers and subwoofer) off my desk and still have it connected to my MAC. The HK BTA10 was the perfect answer. Absolutely no degradation in sound quality via the blue tooth connection. I'd buy it again and highly recommend it.

Pros: Easy install and easier to use at a good price

Cons: None

Bluetooth connect device brings old device current

Anonymous from Larchmont, NY on 4/8/2017

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I have a 20 year old Onkyo multi use receiver that works fine but in need of blue tooth connection adapter. The HK BTA 10 brought my old Onkyo with Polk speakers up to date. The sound is fine.Easy quick set up and very small device. Great item for a fair price with helpful Crutchfield phone rep and quick delivery.

Pros: effective connectivity. easy set-up. fair price.

Cons: nothing comes to mind

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Anonymous from sherman ct on 4/5/2017

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Did not like the product, the sound quality lacked something

Pros: Connects to the receiver very easy, signal from ipod had good range

Cons: To me it seemed the sound lacked something I had to turn the volume almost all the way up to get any power. I compared the same song using the bluetooth and also with the ipod wired directly to receiver. The sound was not even close the wired was much fuller in sound

Inexpensive way to stream music from iPhone or iPad/Pod to stereo

Tom from Denton, TX on 4/5/2017

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Could not have been simpler to use. In fact, there were not even any printed instructions to speak of. Just pictures (drawings) to follow. Plug in the RCA left and right to the available stereo receiver inputs (CD, AUX, etc.) plug the AC adapter into a power source and it comes on. Open the Bluetooth setting on the iPhone and let the phone "discover" the HK BTA 10. This took about 20 seconds or so. Play music! The other great thing is, the unit is so tiny that it was easily hidden behind the receiver in our entertainment rack so the overall look is very clean. Just be sure and turn the volume up on the phone all the way and then adjust the stereo volume to taste. That way you can turn the volume down lower using the phone. Sound quality is very good to my non-audiophile ears. Seems to be equal to the wired-solution I was using before.

Pros: Small unit, easily hidden. Easy set up. Sound quality is very good. Inexpensive. Works with older components.

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Anonymous from Roxboro, NC on 4/3/2017

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A good Bluetooth adapter that functions as it claims, right out of the box. It was simple to install, and paired with my bluetooth devices effortlessly.. Now I can play my favorite music using my sound system, powered by my Yamaha Natural Sound RX-V663 receiver. I'm glad I chose this product.

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Keith from Fuquay Varina, NC on 4/3/2017

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A simple way add bluetooth streaming to an older receiver. Works like a champ.

Pros: Good sound quality. Easy to set up. Easy pairing. Compact.

Cons: Not yet.

Easy to use!

Ryan from Marcellus, NY on 4/2/2017

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The Harmon Kardon BTA 10 is the perfect add on to your older system. You can now play your favorite tunes from your IPhone, IPad or any other Bluetooth enabled device. No need to have to wrestle with your phone's case to plug into the headphone port anymore. That's great for iPhone 7 owners who haven't one! The cost, ease of installation and convenience of use make this product a "no brainer"!

Pros: Reasonably priced and quick to set up and enjoy your favorite music.

Cons: The range is similar to other Bluetooth devices.

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Marshall from Lake Havasu City on 3/31/2017

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It's easy to Install and Connect . Just wish it had a Better Range .. But works Well.

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Anonymous from Cranberry Township, PA on 3/28/2017

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Works great. A breeze to set up.

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Anonymous from Denver, CO on 3/27/2017

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Easy to set up. Easy to connect to bluetooth. Works as advertised. Great addition to older stereo receiver.

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Perfect little device for my needs.

John from Minneapolis, MN on 3/26/2017

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I have been looking for something like this for a long time. This little device has allowed me to finally put that old garage stereo to use. After receiving my package, I was up and going in less than 5 minutes. I think it took me longer to unpackage it, than it did to hook it up and start listening. It seems to have good range and sound quality. However, I just use it in my garage, with my phone 10 feet away on the work bench. I don't need to take my phone and wonder 70 feet away, while still hearing the tunes. I'm totally happy with my purchase, and would highly recommend it.

Pros: Good sound quality. Extremely easy to set up. Fast and simple pairing. Compact.

Cons: None yet.

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Randy from Orlando, FL on 3/20/2017

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First time I've bought one of these. Works better than expected and is the fastest hook up for any Bluetooth device I have. I would highly recommend this to use on existing receivers. I intend to get a couple more.

Pros: Easy to hook up. Works great!! Great price.

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Okeechobee, FL on 3/12/2017

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Excellent Bluetooth analog device to hook up to your speakers or TV.

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Anonymous from Bloomingdale, IL on 2/24/2017

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Simple and easy to enjoy Bluetooth connectivity on stereo receivers that are not equipped with that option, for my application no issues with signal reception used if 30ft room

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Solid performance at a SOLID price!

Wes from Saint Paul, MN on 2/10/2017

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This is a name brand piece of audio-gear for an entry level price point. I have no complaints, as it is a Bluetooth receiver and there are inherent limitations. This Bluetooth interface device doesn't claim any of of the 'enhancements' that it's colleagues put forth...I appreciate that! I know that if I am streaming music from a iPad, iPhone, or Android device I am not setting myself up for high fidelity audio. Having said that, MY EARS ARE NOT THAT DISCERNING, the audio quality is perfect for the price, and even more suited to my ears. -Wes

Pros: Expected Bluetooth audio performance Reasonable price

Cons: Unit is pretty light, I ended up using zip-ties and adhesive lanyard spots to keep the receiver from moving around. A super cheap fix.

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Anonymous from Tappahannock, VA on 2/7/2017

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Works like a charm. Easy to set up, comes with headphone cord (two male ends) and one with rca plugs on one end. Good range

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Anonymous from Cokato, MN on 2/2/2017

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Stay away! Has trouble connecting, what a headache. Waste of money and time!!!

Pros: None

Cons: Horrible

Crutchfield response on February 6, 2017 We're sorry you're having issues with your adapter. If the problem continues, please just reach back out to our tech support team. They can either help get the adapter working the way it should, or possibly return it for an exchange or refund.

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Anonymous from Browns Mills, NJ on 2/1/2017

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Great product, easy to use and pairs with no trouble

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Worth the money!

Steve from Swededesboro, NJ on 2/1/2017

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Sounds and works great. But depending on the device you are streaming with , the distance from the BTA matters. My I-pod touch works great at a considerable distace. My laptop has to be very close.

Pros: Brings new life to powerful old amps and recievers.

Cons: Distance will vary depending on the device you are steaming with.

Simple and Works Great!

John from Denver, CO on 1/23/2017

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Works great! Simple and convenient way to play apps and even satellite TV through my home stereo wirelessly.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Wish it used fiber optic or Coaxial cable for best sound quality and Surround sound capability

Best improvement to your stereo!

Timothy from Spreckels, CA on 1/22/2017

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Great item! Easy to hook up. This is so great for bringing your 10+ year old home stereo up to modern standards. Such an inexpensive but quality Bluetooth improvement! I heard no loss in sound quality over previous wired hook up. Excellent all around!

Pros: Easy hook up. Great sound quality.

Cons: Range is true to quote. About 30 feet.

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Anonymous from New Hampshire on 1/16/2017

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This little gizmo was set up and working in less than a minute. The signal is not quite as robust as claimed - any intervening object, including a passing person, can interrupt the transmission between the sending device and the bluetooth receiver, so it's best to set your music streaming source near the receiver if you have a few people moving around in the space. Apart from that, it works very well.

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Great connectivity therefore product

Len from Englishtown, NJ on 1/6/2017

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Excellent product. Worked flawlessly right out of the box. Attached to the AUX on my amp. If you need bluetooth connectivity this is the product. Highly recommended., I plan to buy another for my other amp.

Pros: Worked right out of the box perfectly.

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Boxford, MA on 12/27/2016

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This was a gift for my wife...installed on the receiver in about 5 minutes and it synched right away and is performing just as it is supposed to do...great product and very happy!

Pros: easy and fast to install

Cons: none so far

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Anonymous from Traverse City, MI on 12/23/2016

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Great way to hookup phones to old equipment.works well,worth the money.

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Fix what the receiver manufacturer left out

Anonymous from Erie, CO on 12/22/2016

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Works like a charm. Simply plug it into your receiver using an unused input (CD2, etc), plug the power cord in, pair with your source device and let the magic begin. I use it with Macintosh MAC 6700 receiver, which now is Bluetooth enabled! Something Mac should have done, but did not. Highly recommend.

Pros: Easy, unobtrusive, effective,.

Cons: None

Great adaptation to my old stereo equipment!

Dan from Standish, MI on 12/2/2016

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I have the old-fashioned, high powered receivers/stereo systems in both my house and garage. I have around 1,400 songs downloaded on my phone from my CD collection which I now stream to this BTA 10 through my stereo systems - it works great, now I don't have to use the wired hookups. It is very small and compact as well - barely noticeable. I connected it to the "phono" jack the first time and it didn't sound very good, but after moving it to a different jack on the receiver, it was fine. I would recommend this for anyone that wants to stream music from their phone through their "old" stereo systems!

Pros: wireless streaming, very small unit - barely noticeable, inexpensive

Cons: none

Love it

Jerry from Melbourne, FL on 11/28/2016

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Love it. Works exactly as advertised. Allowed my wife and I to stream music from our phones (individually) to the non-Bluetooth speaker system we have by the pool.

Pros: Allowed Bluetooth music streaming to a non- Bluetooth device

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Seattle, WA on 11/22/2016

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I bought 2 of these for my parents so they could listen to music on their phones on their home theater systems. They were easy to setup and work great. The only issue is I haven't been able to figure out how to connect more than 1 phone to the device. It doesn't seem to want to let a 2nd phone connect.

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Great price, great sound

Les from Pendleton, IN on 11/17/2016

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Exactly what I was looking for, the Harman Kardon BTA 10 was easy to set up and works perfectly.

Pros: Easy set up

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Streaming to Old Amp

Brian from Rhode Island on 11/15/2016

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Works great. Plug and play. I use it with my Samsung Galaxy S6. syncs right up every time.

Pros: Quick easy set up. rca option. Small

Cons: power adapter makes it challenging to plug into back of the amp.

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Anonymous from Cabot, AR on 11/14/2016

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Easy set up. Works beautifully. There is a lack of richness to the frequency response but I believe that is true of all Bluetooth signals. Small and easy to set up. Glad I got it.

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Anonymous from Pine Bush, NY on 11/2/2016

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Works as described, the only complaint I have is that the blue light is a little bright at night.

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Anonymous from St Louis, MO on 10/30/2016

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Works as expected with good sound!

Pros: Easy to setup

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Anonymous from Oklahoma City on 10/28/2016

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Easy to setup and use.

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Anonymous from Albany, NY on 10/26/2016

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This product is great! My husband was so excited to receive its for his birthday!

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Super Easy

Steve from Wichita, KS on 10/21/2016

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I have been looking for a product that could connect a bluetooth device to my home stereo through RCA jacks for some time. The folks at Crutchfield and Harmon Kardon did not let me down...as always. It took only a few minutes to set up and connect to my phone and now I can listen to my favorite music or stream music onto my favorite stereo. It literally could not have been any easier. I could even control the stereo from out on the back deck.

Pros: Small and unobtrusive, super simple to connect to analog system and to mate up to wireless devices.

Cons: Haven't found any.

Awesome!

Harry Ruiz from Puerto Rico on 10/12/2016

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Excellent product. Clear sound.

Pros: Very small and clear sound.

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Surprisingly good

Delaware Guy from Millsboro, DE on 10/3/2016

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Easy set up. Works well even with phone in my pocket in other rooms. Based on some reviews I was not expecting this. I will be ordering another shortly for my office stereo system. Crutchfield shipping was insanely quick.

Pros: Works well without line of sign. Easy set up.

Cons: None yet

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Anonymous from Dayton, OH on 10/2/2016

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This worked awesome for us. It is so neat! I'm using it with and old Teac receiver that I bought in the 80's and my LG phone. It paired up with no issues. I'm totally satisfied at this point.

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Great convenience!

Alex from Stuart, FL on 8/31/2016

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Spoke with Bryce a Crutchfield advisor. He provided excellent !! suggestions and guidance on the correct Bluetooth product for my 2 Yamaha receivers. The I purchased 2 HK BTA 10 to play my new iPod which has Bluetooth capabilities. It was a simple straightforward installation but I will provide one tip to a potential buyer, make sure the volume is set on max on your iPod,MP3 or smartphone so that your music flows through the receivers. Happy with my purchase!

Pros: IPod w/Bluetooth does not require a wire connection to play music. Ability to move around the room or home with control of your music library.

Cons: Don't have any at this time. Works as expected.

Works just not great

chris from Pearland, TX on 8/11/2016

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Work ok. I am disappointed that the range is not better. I have it mounted in plain sight. I wanted to use it with my i-phone but if I carry my phone around the house with me the signal drops in and out. If I set my phone down close to it it works fine.

Pros: When connected it works as expected

Cons: need to mount it in clear sight-mounting inside a cabinet makes it tough to connect signal drops in and out when using with my iPhone.

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Robert J. Olszewski from Janesville, WI on 7/18/2016

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Does what it supposed to as a Bluetooth

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Cons: Needs a clear line of site to work properly.

Analog Bluetooth adapter does the trick

Ben B from Los Angeles, CA on 7/9/2016

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I originally ordered the Yamaha YBA-11, which, when I received it, proved to be incompatible with my analog receiver. I rang up Crutchfield support, and they recommended the HK BTA 10. And I'm happy I took their recommendation. The price was right, the set-up was simple, and the sound is excellent. It does exactly what I want it to do, and I'm listening to Leonard Bernstein conduct Beethoven's 9th right now. Ahhh.....

Pros: Analog connections, easy set-up, great sound

Cons: Unpredictable range. Sometimes the connection remains strong when I'm streaming the device from across the house, through multiple walls, and sometimes it sputters out when I'm 15 feet away.

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Gene from La Crosse, WI on 5/10/2016

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I wanted to upgrade my old A/V receiver to get blue tooth broadcasts from my pc, tablet, phone. All worked great. Easy to install and sounds great. I'm playing Pandora right now. I'd recommend this to anyone wanting to update an old but still good system.

Pros: Easy to connect & great sound.

Cons: None

Works great.

Earl from Jonesboro, AR on 4/8/2016

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Simple setup, works great. good product for older units w/o blue tooth. Distance is very good, farther than advertised.

Pros: Simple, quick response.

Cons: None

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cindy from rotonda west, fl on 2/25/2016

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Have only used it with Pandora on my iPhone phone

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Cons: does not automatically recognize Harman Bluetooth. I have to go to setting on phone each time

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Anthony P from Diamond, OH on 2/2/2016

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The Harman Bluetooth I purchased works great with my Sony receiver I just turn on the receiver and pair it up with my smart phone and you have music it's that easy and was simple to hook up

Pros: Simple hook up and easy to use

Cons: None

Works perfectly

Larry from columbus, OH on 1/21/2016

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This took about 3 minutes to connect to my 20 year old Sony receiver. Plugged it into the "video" inputs and powered it up. Rebooted my iPhone, then started streaming music from several sources--Pandora, Spotify, RadioTunes--as well as from songs stored on the phone. Also connected it to an older iPod loaded with my entire music collection and started streaming with it as well. BTA 10 only recognizes one source at a time, but no big deal since you can only listen to one source at a time. I will probably purchase a second unit to attach to my home theater system.

Pros: Great way to instantly upgrade good equipment that lacks a Bluetooth connection.

Cons: None.

Super product

FrostyMusic from Michigan on 1/19/2016

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What a great way to allow you to stream whatever you like to your Sonos system

Pros: Simple setup, great range, solid design

Cons: Bluetooth limitations allows only one to one connection so you can't switch to multiple device sources without disconnecting previous device.

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CarmenY from New Jersey on 1/18/2016

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The product was easy to set up. I found that the device works best when there is a line of sight between phone and BTA 10. Even someone walking in between the two caused the signal to drop out. Very frustrating.

Pros: Easy to set up and works OK if you are close to the device

Cons: Spotty connectivity

Great product

Rick S from Tennessee on 1/12/2016

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Love this thing! I-phone meet my old stereo.

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FrankR from Georgia on 1/4/2016

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Worked perfectly right out of the box

Pros: Worked as expected

Cons: None

Does what they say it does

Bruce J from Virginia on 12/17/2015

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Simple to install, just works. The only drawback I see is that there isn't some way to adjust the level of the signal going into the output device. Since my stereo receiver doesn't have independent gain adjustment for each source, this means a significant variation in sound level between, say, the FM signal, the Bluetooth device, or a CD player.

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Just What We Needed

Tracy from Ellisville,il on 12/11/2015

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Just what we needed after purchasing iPod Touch 6Th Gen. Had an Onkyo device to play iPod classic through our older Onkyo receiver,but that device, because it was 30 pin would not allow playing the touch. Super range and clarity. Highly recommend.

Pros: Easy set-up. Works as expected. Great clarity.

Cons: Yet to find any

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david from New Mexico on 11/15/2015

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Pairs easily; good range; ease of use.

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dennis from lake of the ozarks Missouri on 9/1/2015

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Works good up to about 20 ft. Connection in and out after that

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Solid product

Anonymous from Nashua, NH on 6/15/2015

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Range is about 20 feet, other than that, the product works as expected. Longer cables would have been helpful.

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HK Bluetooth device from Auburn, NY on 5/27/2015

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Turned my Marantz amp into a Bluetooth device!

Pros: Easy set up and it worked with all of my devices!!

Cons: None

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Blanca from San Juan, Puerto Rico on 5/2/2015

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Works wonderful and sounds great! Easy to connect.

Pros: Very small, fits anywhere.

Cons: No optical.

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Bud from Florida on 2/15/2015

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I've got 2 of these. Simply put, they work great!

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Voot Din from Ellicottville, NY on 1/27/2015

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Loving it. Its range is about 30 feet as advertised. We have a loft/family room and kitchen. Main system is in the loft and additional speakers in kitchen. We used the RCA cables that came with it and plugged them into the DAT input in the back of our old SONY receiver and now we are using that sound system again. Sounds awesome! Very pleased with it!

Pros: Makes old stereo receiver into a wireless system that I can now use with my iPod touch.

Cons: none

Work as advertised

ARM from New Jersey on 1/16/2015

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Had it up and working in 5 minutes. Customer Service is the best around.

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Anonymous from Brooklyn, NY on 1/14/2015

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Product is well constructed and works perfectly. Would recommend to anyone.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Greensboro nc on 1/11/2015

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Great product and quality

Pros: Easy hook up. Works great

Cons: None

Nice product

Anonymous from LA on 12/12/2014

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Nice product, didn't bother to read the manual, worked fine with iPhone right away.

Pros: Works out of the box as advertised, no problems. Music quality appropriate for bluetooth standard.

Cons: However, the signal from my iPhone gets crappy if more ~30 ft away (I've had other bluetooth devices with better connectivity).

great but...

Anonymous from Bayonne, nj on 11/23/2014

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This is a nice, unobtrusive, and inconspicuous device for getting sound to a reciever. The sound is fine considering the use of Bluetooth. Installation and setup was easy... however I still can't figure out how to link other Bluetooth enabled devices to it. The specs state up to 8 devices, the directions do not expand on this. The HK website doesn't have more detailed instructions. I will have to ask customer support.

Pros: Easy setup and great sound considering compressed wireless transmission

Cons: Difficulty setting up additional devices

Crutchfield response on November 25, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

BTA 10

Ron from Coffeyville Kansas on 11/13/2014

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Very simple set-up and very good sound

Pros: ease of set-up

Cons: none

Great Product

Larry from Corpus Christi, Tx. on 10/19/2014

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This bluetooth adapter works great. Couldn't be happier!

Pros: Easy to set up and use....does everything I needed it for!

Cons: None

Good Product

Terry from Lewis KS on 10/15/2014

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The Harman Kardon BTA 10 Bluetooth receiver worked good on three different devices that I hooked it up to with no problems and the audio it sends out sounds great.

Pros: Very Simple to hook up.

Cons: None.

BTA 10

Sharif from Houston on 8/14/2014

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Bought for my daughter. Works much better than Air play on tuner. Always works now and I don't have to try and fix air play. Sound is better too

Pros: Easy set up

Cons: No heist mode

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Add-on Bluetooth Adapter: The Harman/Kardon BTA10 external Bluetooth adapter lets you add Bluetooth wireless audio streaming to your existing home entertainment system. Your system simply needs a free auxiliary or audio input. Now you'll be able to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled device to your home audio system.

Wireless Audio Streaming: The Harman/Kardon BTA10 features Bluetooth A2DP technology, which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled device to your home entertainment system. You'll be able to stream stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled device to your home stereo system. Compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices include Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablets, Blackberry, Windows PC, Mac computers, and more. You will continue to control your music and view song/artist information from your Bluetooth-enabled device.

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 H/K BTA10.

Harman TrueStream Technology: Harman TrueStream is H/K's guarantee that you will experience the best possible listening experience when streaming wirelessly via Bluetooth technology. Because there are many connectivity options when it comes to Bluetooth technology, Harman/Kardon engineers always use the most current and most advanced method. This process ensures the highest quality sound no matter the application or source device.

Analog Audio Output: The Harman/Kardon BTA10 Bluetooth adapter is fitted with a single stereo minijack (3.5mm) output which allows it to connect to your home AV receiver's auxiliary or audio input. A 59" stereo minijack cable and a 59" stereo minijack-to-RCA cable are provided.

AC Power Adapter: The Harman/Kardon BTA10 operates off of standard household current using the supplied external AC power supply (input: 100-240V; output: 5.0V/400mA).

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Why did you buy this?

Already have one [ CRAIG D  May 24, 2017 ]
I have a couple of older receivers that are not bluetooth compatible and I've been looking for an adapter like this so I can play music from my iPhone/ipad through my Klipsch Heresey speakers. This item will work perfectly for what I need to play my music etc. I saw your ad on Facebook about this bluetooth device and thanks for the great price and my reward points from my previous purchases. [ James  May 23, 2017 ]
Need to stream from my phone to my home receiver. This item had good reviews compared to some of the other similar priced items. [ Walter  May 22, 2017 ]
I hope it works with my samsung 6.0 tablet. The phone output of the tablet doesn't have enough power to hook up to a stereo via a cable with adapters. [ Aaron Robertson  May 20, 2017 ]
Because I trust Crutchfield and the merchandise they carry. [ ADAM N  May 18, 2017 ]
Ease of bluetooth [ FERNANDO  May 18, 2017 ]
Want to use iPhone music on sound system and control wireless [ L  May 17, 2017 ]
Honestly, I tried Best Buy and was assured thier unit would work...it didn't. Crutchfield asked about my system and connecting this and I am convinced they knew what they were talking about. Now my 70 mile drive to Best Buy to return. [ Gary M.  May 17, 2017 ]
I wanted bluetooth to my sound [ Jose  May 09, 2017 ]
My advisor Chuck said this would be compatible with my Yamaha R-S300 receiver. [ Linas P.  May 08, 2017 ]
I purchased one of these earlier and it works great with my old stereo system so I am getting another to go with the receiver and speakers attached to my TV. [ Ken  Apr 28, 2017 ]
Simple to hook up and works good, I have purchased two of these and both work just fine. [ Terry  Apr 27, 2017 ]
I bought this knowing that Harman builds quality products. [ Kenneth  Apr 24, 2017 ]
I bought this about a year ago because I needed this bluetooth connectivity. It works well, only occasionally do I need to power cycle it. I would recommend it. [ James  Apr 22, 2017 ]
I needed something like this to upgrade my old reciver yamaha RX-V 1000 to stream good music. And little toy had to be a must to have. [ Carlos  Apr 18, 2017 ]
Great alternative for those of us with older, high quality equipment that we still enjoy and do not wish to replace. The Harmon Kardon brand provides great quality. [ Gregory  Apr 17, 2017 ]
easy to set up [ Bruce  Apr 15, 2017 ]
Convinient for all my vintage Amplifiers [ RAY  Apr 14, 2017 ]
It is exactly what I have needed for a long time,I just didn't know they existed. [ Armand  Apr 10, 2017 ]
suggested by site. [ paul  Apr 09, 2017 ]
The BTA10 will be the final link tween my smartphone and my old Onkyo/Bose stereo system. Time to get the 901's cranked up again. Harmon Kardon has been in the music business for a long time and hopefully will do this right. If not I have full confidence that Crutchfield will allow a return and refund. Seems like a no lose situation. [ Pat  Apr 04, 2017 ]
to add bluetooth to an old receiver [ Sean  Apr 03, 2017 ]
Performance, Value, Price, Feedback [ Brett  Mar 27, 2017 ]
seems like the best product to wirelessly connect my wired sound system to my iMAC at a reasonable price. [ Kevin  Mar 26, 2017 ]
Based on Advisor recommendation. Thank you! [ Eric  Mar 26, 2017 ]
My Receiver is an old Sherwood , so I need bluetooth for it. [ Ronaldo  Mar 25, 2017 ]
All I have read about this adapter have been positive, and for what it offers plus an affordable price, I think this is the best unit for me. [ Joseph  Mar 23, 2017 ]
I need a decent blutooth adapter for a stereo receive that I'm going to install on my screened in porch. The reviews for the BTA 10 were quite favorable so I decided to buy the one. The $60.00 price tag also helped influence my decision. [ R  Mar 20, 2017 ]
Need blutooth for my receiver. [ James  Mar 18, 2017 ]
I wanted to keep my stereo components rather than purchase a new system like Sonos. Saw this in the Crutchfield magazine. Perfect solution! [ M  Mar 18, 2017 ]
This item seems like a natural addition for system that is still effective, but lacks the Bluetooth technology often found on newer products. [ JEFF  Mar 12, 2017 ]
recommended by support [ NELSON D  Mar 08, 2017 ]
It turned my old receiver, which I bought from Crutchfield, into a streaming player because i can stream from my phone computer or tablet. A great purchase. [ NitaH  Feb 24, 2017 ]
Needed a powered unit to pair with wireless headphones for a stationary radio/cd player. Good reviews. [ Marc  Feb 22, 2017 ]
Seems an easy way to Bluetooth connect to an existing home stereo system [ Don  Feb 11, 2017 ]
provides blue tooth for standard stereo reciever [ Caryn  Feb 10, 2017 ]
price, name recognition [ SCOTT  Feb 02, 2017 ]
New home [ Mario  Feb 01, 2017 ]
Need wireless connectivity and this is the right solution at a good price. [ Stanley  Jan 31, 2017 ]
Best option for a 15 year old Harman Kardon Receiver [ Julio  Jan 30, 2017 ]
My car audio is Harman Kardon and I have always been impressed with the audio quality delivered. [ Devin  Jan 30, 2017 ]
Harman is typically a good name and makes good products. I hope this is another one of them. [ Barak  Jan 25, 2017 ]
It has 5star review [ Patrick  Jan 22, 2017 ]
Had an older stereo that did not have bluetooth capability. Wanted to play stereo music from my phone. [ Morris  Jan 15, 2017 ]
I have a nice HK receiver and wanted to play Pandora and Spotify in my home just like I do in my car. [ MICHAEL  Jan 10, 2017 ]
To surprise my wife!! [ Jerone  Jan 10, 2017 ]
I chose this particular item based on research that i did comparing several similar devices. This unit was highly recommended by past consumers and a top award winning device. [ Ben  Jan 03, 2017 ]
Ease of use and reliability. [ Robert  Jan 02, 2017 ]
Had an excellent conversation with your advisor who allowed me to make an informed choice. Happy Holidays! [ David  Dec 18, 2016 ]
Recommended by Aaron on your chat line [ Mike  Dec 17, 2016 ]
Recommendation from Support ( Rex ) to stream with old stereo equipment [ Mark A.  Dec 16, 2016 ]
compatibility with older receivers [ Daniel  Dec 10, 2016 ]
Kevin talked me through the product very well and it met my needs. [ Hambleton  Nov 28, 2016 ]
owner recommendations [ jeanine  Nov 24, 2016 ]
I trust Crutchfield. [ Charles  Nov 14, 2016 ]
I am tired of replacing 3.5mm to RCA cables every 6 months [ Eric  Nov 04, 2016 ]
Based on the reviews and the fact that Harmon Kardon's been making quality audio products for a very long time. [ Lawrence  Oct 13, 2016 ]
I'm using this on an older receiver that does not have any Bluetooth or USB inputs to stream music. [ James  Sep 28, 2016 ]
convenience to play misic on phone and ipad through home stereo [ Richard  Sep 23, 2016 ]
I have a 25+ year old Technic 2 channel stereo receiver and I want to use Bluetooth to stream music from my iPhone. [ Hunter  Sep 22, 2016 ]
Name [ Andrew L.  Sep 20, 2016 ]
I want my aging amplifier to work with Bluetooth [ Larry  Sep 14, 2016 ]
Recommended by Kevin from Customer Service to complement my purchase. Kevin's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=108 [ Cynthia  Aug 18, 2016 ]
Good product so far. I have no issue with it. [ Tony  Jul 22, 2016 ]
Recommended by the Crutchfield tech support person that I spoke with. Support at Crutchfield is amazing. Unfortunately didn't remember his name this time, so I wasn't able to let Crutchfield know when I placed the order They have a list of support folks to choose from when you place an order. Nevertheless, EVERY time I have called over the last 4 years or so, I have always received excellent and friendly help promptly. What a great company! [ Richard  Jul 16, 2016 ]
I needed receiver connectivity for my Amazon Music stored on my iMac. Amazon Music is not compatible with Apple Air Play. I had a chat with Crutchfield Agent (Chuck) who recommended the Harman Kardon BTA 10 (Bluetooth). Chuck's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=58 [ William  Jul 12, 2016 ]
Advise of adviser, Eddie. Eddie's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=52 [ Gary  Jul 10, 2016 ]
For $10 more than the comparable Yahama it includes a power supply and RCA plug adapter cord. [ george  Jun 22, 2016 ]
your recommendation for my application [ James  Jun 06, 2016 ]
talked to the advisor brandy and said this devise will work well with your set up at home Brandy's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=2 [ louis  May 02, 2016 ]
To make my older component stereo system compatible with today's music streaming. [ James  Mar 26, 2016 ]
Based on my chat conversation with Aaron. Aaron's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=152 [ EARL  Mar 12, 2016 ]
I was considering a new receiver to replace a great 20 year old Sony, but this lets me add Bluetooth and add new streaming audio sources from my phone. [ Larry  Jan 15, 2016 ]
Recommended by friend [ Jeff  Jan 12, 2016 ]
Peyton said it was a good one. Reasonably priced. Near idiot proof/ [ Barry  Dec 18, 2015 ]

11 questions already asked

If your receiver has a an RCA input, it's worth a try. Works great on my 80's vintage Onkyo TX-844. [ mary  Apr 15, 2017 ]
No. Ac only [ Matthew  Apr 02, 2017 ]
everything is included with the adapater. Just plug it in and make the connection to your amp and all of your bluetooth devices will play through it! [ Patrick  Apr 02, 2017 ]
There is a wall power supply included i'm not home so not sure about the voltage [ Maria  Apr 01, 2017 ]
Yes [ SAMUEL C  Apr 01, 2017 ]
You should be able to stream music 'from your iPhone or iPod' 'to the Sound Sticks' with the BTA10 as long as your Sound Sticks have a audio input jack to connect to the BTA10. Hope this helps. [ Terry  Feb 12, 2017 ]
Works perfectly! Have no complaints. Price and quality are awesome! [ Blanca  Feb 11, 2017 ]
If you're sound sticks have an auxiliary input jack, then I would say yes. The HK picks up my Galaxy S5 from 20 ft away. [ BRETT  Feb 11, 2017 ]
Theresa, I have not used this B/T device with headphones. I can tell you it works well with our Ipad streaming music well over 20 feet. I am very pleased with the performance. [ JAMES  Feb 07, 2017 ]
I have had good success with the BTA 10, which I use to play music and internet streaming radio from my ipad into my bedroom receiver/speakers. The distance is probably just about 20 feet from ipad to the BTA 10, possibly a couple of feet less, and the volume level is compatible, although perhaps just a tad less than, what I get with the same receiver volume set when I play the receiver's radio or a cd player. I also have lots of "headroom" to increase the receiver's volume setting, but for my purposes, so far, haven't yet needed to do that. Only quirk I've noticed is that when I back up the ipad, I have to re-pair the BTA 10 with the ipad, and on two occasions, I've had to unplug and replug in the BTA to enable the pairing to occur. Other than that quirk, I've been well satisfied with the unit, and just ordered a second one for my downstairs receiver/speakers, so I can play music and stream radio and online video to the downstairs speakers from a dedicated mac laptop, allowing me to dispense with a wire connection from the laptop to the auxiliary input on the receiver. I hope that is helpful to your decision making. [ Joe  Feb 06, 2017 ]
It depends on the head phones, I would buy a wireless expander to help in the house. [ BLAINE  Feb 06, 2017 ]
I have not had that problem with this device. Note that it can only connect with one device at a time. And the range is not as strong as some of my other devices. But it works well within 20 feet or so. [ Scott  Jan 16, 2017 ]
Yes I believe it will, but you can always go into your phone settings and tell it to forget the BTA 10. That should keep it from trying to connect until you tell it to. [ Dan  Jan 16, 2017 ]
Hello, I guess by HQ you mean High Quality, The answer is no because of the nature of the bluetooth technology, a wifi device will give you a higher quality sound rather than bluetooth. The device work quite well though I have not complained about it. [ Jaime  Jan 11, 2017 ]
This is a good product for older devices that does not have blue tooth. I use it for streaming music from my smart phone to this device that hook directly to a receiver. [ Tony  Jan 10, 2017 ]
Well im going to presume the HQ means high quality if so yes the streaming quality is exceptional however you will get best results if the streaming device is in the same room no more than about 10 feet. I have another friend that has the same device and no complaints I would recommend you give it a try I've had mines 3 years now. [ DEVON  Jan 10, 2017 ]
i use this to connect my bluetooth phone music to my audio system which is goes through the analog source of my audio system. So i don't forsee any problems with connecting the tv source to your headphones via this bluetooth adapter. i believe the hk bta 10 also comes with the correct wires for a connection between the actually device and your tv but you may want to make sure in case you need to order a different set of cables. [ micah  Dec 19, 2015 ]
This device uses Bluetooth. You will be able to send audio from your Macbook to to the A/V receiver with this using the built in Bluetooth on the computer. If you prefer to add AirPlay, then your best bet may be to get an AppleTV. This would allow you to quickly and easily add AirPlay to your existing system. You can find out more about the AppleTV here: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_472APPLTV/Apple-TV.html [ Jeff  Aug 31, 2015 ]  Staff
this works well without AirPlay. It has it's own Bluetooth address and works well with both Apple and Android devices. I play it thru my six input on Rotel equipment and sound is great! [ LAWRENCE  Aug 30, 2015 ]
I am not aware of a booster associated with this product. I have connectivity to at least 30 feet. The product requires a separate power source and will stay on when the receiver is off. [ ROBERT W.  Nov 06, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: This won't work to send out a signal to wireless speakers. This is meant to turn an older receiver (with RCA inputs) in to a bluetooth capable device so you can stream audio to it from your tablet or smart phone. 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

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