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Peachtree Audio BT1

Universal Bluetooth® wireless adapter for home stereos

24 Reviews | 5 questions - 22 answers

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Play high-fidelity music from your phone through your stereo

Want to play music wirelessly through your favorite speakers? The Peachtree BT1 is made to complement the Peachtree novaSE series of integrated amplifiers, but connects to any receiver, speaker, or amp that has a minijack, stereo RCA, or optical digital input. From there you can stream music wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled phone, tablet, or computer. The BT1 features aptX® audio coding for CD-quality streaming with compatible devices, as well as a built-in Wolfson® digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for clear sound when using the analog output.

Product Highlights:

  • allows wireless music playback from Bluetooth-compatible smartphones, tablets, music players, and computers
  • Bluetooth aptX® technology for high-fidelity streaming with compatible devices
  • backward-compatible with regular Bluetooth
  • range: 33 feet
  • built-in Wolfson digital-to-analog converter (DAC)
  • powers on and off in sync with novaSE series amp when connected via USB power cable
  • AC power adapter
  • USB power adapter
  • optical digital audio cable included
  • mini-to-RCA adapter cable included
  • stereo mini-to-mini cable included
  • 2-3/4"W X 13/16"H x 3"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Add-on Bluetooth music receiver
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 6' DC cord)
  • 43" USB-to-DC cable
  • 42" Optical digital cable
  • 6' Stereo minijack cable
  • 6" Female minijack to stereo male RCA adapter cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Impressed and glad that it works with any music app. No brainer.

Anonymous, Los Gatos, CA

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Anonymous from Los Gatos, CA on 1/11/2018

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Impressed and glad that it works with any music app. No brainer.

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Does the Job!

Bob from Blackwood, NJ on 1/3/2018

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Works as advertised. Using with a Yamaha AV Receiver......no issues yet. Have connected several devices.......ipod Touch, Samsung Galaxy 7, Roku.

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Anonymous from Kitty Hawk, NC on 1/2/2018

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Works perfectly like planned to connect various devices. My 12 year old had researched this product and determined it was what he needed to connect several different speakers/technology. It was simple to connect for him and he had it working as expected in less than 10 minutes.

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Anonymous from Norton, MA on 1/2/2018

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Used this with a 7 year old Yamaha receiver to connect with our Echo. After about 30 minutes of trying to use the optical cord I went with the standard setup and the only issue I had (and why it was 4 instead of 5 stars) was interference with a closest wall. After drilling a hole in the wall and running the wire no static.

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Anonymous from Troy, NH on 8/17/2017

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item works as promised, however, mp3s still sounds horrible on a good hifi system. this is no fault of peachtree audio.

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Anonymous from Weston, CT on 6/25/2017

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Easy to set-up. Works exactly as advertised. Gave new life to an old NAD receiver!

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Anonymous from Portland,OR on 3/19/2017

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This product works exactly as promised. I use it to stream from my iPhone and iPad. Setting it up was easy...and the sound quality is great

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Anonymous from Houston, TX on 1/28/2017

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Good sound quality, near CD performance. device is small and tucks in nicely near stereo equipment. Performs better when slightly away from amplifier. Optic cable provided is good too. I have two (2) handheld devices that paired easily to the Peach tree BT1. This small device has inspired me to look at their other tiny amps and pre-amps.

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Simple and effective

Hobbesesq from Brunswick, NY on 12/10/2016

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A ridiculously simple and effective device to add Bluetooth to an older stereo. No instructions are needed for this device. After plugging in the power cord and the 3.5mm connector, my phone immediately found and connected to this device, and there is no trouble reconnecting each time I use it. The sound quality is great. I use a Galaxy S7 to stream from Amazon Prime and from my own 320kbs music files and everything sounds flawless. No skips or gaps or loss of sound quality.

Pros: easy to set up, easy to pair, great sound quality

Cons: none

Awsome sound

George from Glendale ,AZ on 11/1/2016

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Loving my new peachtree BT adapter .Does a great job at enhansing the sound of my music .A must have for music lovers when just wanting to stream from any BT device.Easey to connect STRONGLY RECOMEND.

Pros: Easy to connect ,stays conected ,CD quality sound way better than a 3.5 adapter

Cons: None yet

Hey why not

John from Plainfield, IL on 10/11/2016

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It does everything I needed it to do I got it for the convenience to be able to use my phone to play music Bluetooth older receiver does not have that feature so being able to add it was nice sounds good for Bluetooth but keep in mind will never sound as good as cd or other old school players but I knew that when I .. brought it I gave it a four out of five due to the fact the reception could be improved on

Pros: Does what it needs to do comes with all the wiring you need

Cons: The reception could be stronger great for hearing music not for listening

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Stan M. from Seminole, FL on 9/1/2016

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I was impressed with how well it sounds. Connected it to my main music system for casual listening when CD or vinyl isn't practical. Have found that I spend a lot more time listening to digital media now.

Pros: Easy install and setup. Great sound.

Cons: Needs auto power off or at least a power switch.

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Thomas from Charlottesville, VA on 6/14/2016

easy to set up works well had a little problem pairing with iphone

Pros: easy to set up

Cons: hard to sync to iphone cuts out at times

It works, BUT....

Ray from Forest Hill, MD on 6/5/2016

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OK, I finally broke down and got this since I recently subscribed to Apple's unlimited music streaming service with the promise of unlimited music at your fingertips (sans the Beatles) via my iPhone 5 at my home. Well, after listening to several different tracks of music i'm familiar with, running the optical cable into my Integra's DAC and Def Tech towers, this little unit will definitely be returned. I now realize more than ever why I do not listen to compressed music, the sound is just plain bad. The convenience is great though I'll stick to vinyl's natural sound and /or iTune's CD quality lossless sound via Apple TV.

Pros: Convenience

Cons: Sound Quality

Phenomenal Product

ESK from dallas, TX on 3/25/2016

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Incredible sound right out of the box, with the included optical cable. It is hard to believe this sound is wireless. If you get a Peachtree Nova amplifier, you will never regret adding the minimal cost of this little block of wonder.

Pros: Sounds great, inexpensive, easy to hook up, comes with a multitude of cables with which to connect to your amp.

Cons: None.

Great little device

Jay from Illinois on 10/29/2015

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Great little gadget, I was ready to upgrade my Cambridge Reciever for a new one because it didn't have Bluetooth but this changed my mind and also saved me a ton of money, the sound is as close as you can get to a CD player, got it connected in 5 minutes, love it.........

Pros: Sounds close to a cd

Cons: The Y cable supplied should be a better quality, might sound better too, very disappointed in Peachtree tho the Y cable was missing and Crutchfield came through by overnight shipping me one

Does what it's supposed to do, reasonably well

Mellemel from Connecticut on 9/25/2015

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With proper placement -- clear line of sight, modest distances of <25 feet -- it connects reliably and delivers decent quality sound. Highs can be a bit splashy at high volumes but, otherwise, fairly solid low end and overall definition. But if there's any obstruction between your mobile device and the BT-1, or if you walk around the corner, the signal will sputter and then disconnect altogether. Also, I had it mounted on top of a metal chassis amplifier initially, which seemed to erode its ability to connect. Moving the unit to a wood surface, a bit higher up, solved that issue. All in all, performs as advertised, within stated limitations.

Pros: Decent sound quality, ease of connection, small form factor

Cons: Signal will be lost if there's any line-of-sight obstruction and, by my estimate, at less than the 33 ft claimed operating range. Highs can be a bit splashy, particularly when the volume is pushed.

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D-Fresh from Ohio on 5/8/2015

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I have to say that I've been pulled into the digital age kicking and screaming... LOL My motto has always been "if you have a choice between wired and wireless, go wired!" My mind has been changed by the BT1. It pairs easily with Android or IOS, works at my location at the stated bluetooth distance and sound pretty good. I've listened to both recorded and streaming Youtube "high res" audio files. I can't believe that most of the streaming YouTube tracks labeled "high quality" sound decent. I'm using the RCA outs so it's going through the units built in DAC. I'm playing it through my late '70's Sansui receiver and Polk towers (got them free) and it is so convenient! I'm fastly becoming a fan of streaming audio because your whole music collection is at your fingertips on your mobile device and all you have to do is press play.

Pros: Easy connection, small footprint, built in DAC, comes with all the required cables for analog or digital connection and power supply, LED light on the front of the unit indicates when it is paired

Cons: The blue LED light is quite bright and can be distracting

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fourflush from Georgia on 1/26/2015

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I have one of these at both my homes. One feeds a McIntosh MA 5200 the other a Peachtree Decco65. I can't fault their performance. They definitely sound better with the optical cable than with the RCA. I started with a Rocketfish unit which worked fine, but I think the P'tree sounds a little better (purely subjective opinion).

Pros: I guess it works as good as can be expected of Bluetooth technology.

Cons: None

Not Bad, relatively expensive

Wmedlin from Columbia, South Carolina on 12/11/2014

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Well, it works pretty well. My ancient (6 year old) Onkyo receiver has an optical input so I was able to use the optical connector which comes with the Peachtree BT1. Sounds great. Connects with my iPhone 6 easily but the BT1 doesn't seem to remember anything so you have to connect through your settings on the phone each time. A 33 foot range is claimed but if you're like me and have your wifi and wireless TV transmitter in the vicinity of your stereo yo may only get a tenuous 20 feet. What bugs me is that I get ads on my email from Crutchfield and others (because I researched this on the Internet so every retailer of electronics knows I was looking for a Bluetooth adaptor) which show a number of similar items at half the price so I wonder if I got a good deal.

Pros: Easy to hook up and use right out of the box.

Cons: Blue light slowly flashes continuously indicating it is ready to pair. Range is not what I had hoped for. May be overpriced.

Great product so far...

BobF from Boston, MA on 11/1/2014

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I bought this receiver to go along with a Peachtree Decco 65 amplifier. I was able to easily connect with a cell phone, tablet and laptop, and connection is rock solid from the next room (approx 18 feet and within line of sight). I have only had it for a few weeks, but if performance remains the same I will be really happy with it.

Pros: Easy setup and reliable connection.

Cons: None

Great Bluetooth

Hung from Raleigh, nc on 9/22/2014

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Well! I've using Bluetooth before but there is no comparison to the Apple TV but not until I got the peachtree Bluetooth. The sound is beyond my expectation. It sound as goog as cd? Depend, some of my cd it doesn't sound as goog as this. And by the way, crutchfield adviser with the nick name Ziggy helped me with this. Thank you and thank you.

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Audio Democracy

Jim from Point Roberts, WA on 9/18/2014

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Couple times a year, 6 of us spend a card-playing weekend at my place on one of the Gulf Islands. Our ages and perhaps hence, our musical tastes are varied. There has always been a very old stereo that played CDs (which I brought) but not digital music which most of the others carried on their iPhones. I recently got a Peachtree Amp and a Bluetooth Vault to bring all my CDs along. I just got the BT1 2 weeks ago and brought it along last weekend so the lads with phone music could stream their tunes thru the excellent DAC in the Amp. The musical reproduction of the iPhone sourced mp3s as streamed thru the BT1 was surprisingly rich and full and audio democracy and musical diversity was restored at the card table. The set up was dead simple and took a few minutes only. If you need to stream music this little box is perfect!

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Nice sound but overpriced

wallyuwl from Lexington, KY on 9/9/2014

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The sounds is very good for Bluetooth. I am using it to receive music from an aptX enabled phone and it sounds great through the optical output running to my Pioneer Elite receiver. I previously had the Rocketfish Bluetooth receiver and the sound was hollow, with this the sound is full. The range is what you would expect with Bluetooth, around thirty feet, but also as expected if you have a wall that range decreases fast. Overall I would recommend it, but it is expensive for what it is.

Pros: Good sound for Bluetooth, can be powered by USB

Cons: Pricey, range just OK

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Features

Add-On Bluetooth Music Receiver: The Peachtree BT1 add-on Bluetooth music receiver enables wireless connection of your Bluetooth-enabled devices (such as your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, Windows PC, Mac computer, etc.) to your home entertainment system. Now, you will be able to listen to music files and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled devices on your home stereo system (your home system must have a free stereo minijack, stereo RCA, or optical input).

Bluetooth A2DP Technology: The Peachtree BT1 add-on Bluetooth music receiver features Bluetooth A2DP technology, which allows you to wirelessly stream audio (included stored music and music apps) from your Bluetooth-enabled device to your home entertainment system. You will continue to control your music and view song/artist information from your Bluetooth-enabled device. Up to 8 devices can be paired to the BT1 (only one device can be used at a time).

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 Peachtree BT1 add-on Bluetooth music receiver .

aptX Compatible: The Peachtree BT1 add-on Bluetooth music receiver supports aptX audio coding, which is featured on a growing number of Android mobile devices as well as MacBooks and Apple desktop computers. aptX allows audio to be broadcast wirelessly in significantly higher quality than over standard Bluetooth. The aptX codec achieves a 4:1 compression ratio, allowing for near-CD quality listening  (16-bit/44.1kHz). You'll instantly notice more extensive dynamic range, deeper bass, and crystal-clear top end.

Wolfson DAC: Unlike typical Bluetooth receivers, the BT1 uses a pure digital signal path and high-quality internal components such as a Wolfson DAC and a dual stage power supply to achieve the cleanest sound possible from Bluetooth.

Analog & Digital Outputs: The Peachtree BT1 is fitted with both a stereo minijack (3.5mm) analog output and a optical (toslink) digital output to connect to your home AV receiver or integrated amplifier. A stereo 3.5mm-to-RCA adapter is included for audio components with a stereo RCA input.

Flexible Placement: The BT1 Bluetooth receiver provides an advantage over having Bluetooth built into your primary audio component. Because it's an add-on device you can easily position the BT1 for optimum wireless reception. If your audio equipment is hidden away inside a cabinet behind doors you can place the BT1 out in the open for maximum wireless range.

LED Indicator: The BT1 Bluetooth receiver features a single LED to indicate operation status.

Power Requirements: The Peachtree BT1 add-on Bluetooth music receiver operates off of standard household current using the included external AC power supply or can be powered from a 5V USB port on back of your home receiver (USB-to-DC cable included).

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5 questions already asked

Yes [ KYLE  Apr 18, 2018 ]
It should work fine. The only input you wouldn't be able to use is a phono input. Tape inputs would also work, or use a toslink/optical cable if your amp has digital inputs. [ CHRIS  Apr 16, 2018 ]
Yes- the tuner, like the CD and AUX inputs are line-level, and the EQ curve is the same. [ Eliot  Apr 16, 2018 ]
My BT receiver is plugged into a separate amplifier, but I think any input would work. [ Daniel  Apr 16, 2018 ]
I returned that device and didn't really find it useful for my purposes. Sorry [ STEVEN  Apr 16, 2018 ]
If you have a open Input it will work [ JASON  Apr 16, 2018 ]
You can use any hdmi slots [ Eduardo  Apr 16, 2018 ]
This can go into any input on the receiver. Those labeled inputs are not item specific; they are labeled for your convenience. [ Michael  Apr 16, 2018 ]
Yes you can, both the TosLink digital output or the 3.5 mini-plug allow you to adjust the volume directly from your device. You will however have to find a good intermediary volume setting on your pre-amp so that you have a comfortable volume range when adjusting from your device. [ Joseph  Jul 12, 2017 ]
I use this with my iPad frequently and I am able to control the volume from the iPad [ Bryce  Jul 03, 2017 ]
I have a Galaxy and I have full control over the music being played - I can shuffle, skip, replay songs, and I can adjust the volume being sent to the receiver/speakers. The device is merely a go-between. You cannot control the receiver.speakers with your phone. BTW,I have used this device for months without any problem. An excellent purchase and no regrets. [ Michael  Jul 02, 2017 ]
I returned it so I can't be sure. I had connectivity issues. Went with audioengine Bluetooth device -- nearly 2X as expensive but well worth it for the sound quality and range of operation. [ Mel  Jul 02, 2017 ]
Iphone streams to peachtree music server which in turn is connect to your amp or powered speakers & you control thru your amp remote or powered speakers ..so the answer is NO. [ RICHARD S  Jul 02, 2017 ]
I use my Kindle, not an iPhone, and have no trouble adjustng the volume. [ T  Jul 01, 2017 ]
Yes, you can control the volume with your phone. I generally turn my phone media volume to max and use my audio system volume control, though. [ Joseph  Jul 01, 2017 ]
I'm not sure of the specifics of the martin logan soundbar, but this bluetooth device has two separate outputs: digital and analog. So long as the soundbar can receive one or both of these inputs (the images of the soundbar suggest it can), you would be able to stream from your iPhone to the soundbar. [ Bryce  Apr 18, 2017 ]
Sure you can just connect the bt1 to either the digital input or the RCA. THIS WILL WORK IF YOUR SOUND BAR HAS AN AMP [ RICHARD S  Apr 18, 2017 ]
This will work with anything that has a 3.5mm input jack (aka a headphone jack). I have this hooked up to a 25 year old Aiwa cassette stereo and it works/sounds great.Enter [ Michael  Apr 18, 2017 ]
Yes, the BT1 has an optical output and the Martin Logan soundbars appear to have an optical input. Should be quite easy! [ Joseph  Apr 17, 2017 ]
I am sorry that I don't know since I am using all Android products to interface. If my experience is any indicator, I'd expect that it will be pretty seamless with the Apple products. [ Robert  Nov 02, 2014 ]
This device is Bluetooth (basic and APT-X). Simply have your iPhone or other Bluetooth-capable device link to it in the device's settings. I have the BT1 connected to the DAC in the PT Nova 125 integrated amp. [ Lawrence  Oct 22, 2014 ]

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