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Harman Kardon BTA 10

Universal Bluetooth® wireless adapter for home stereos

228 Reviews | 34 questions - 90 answers

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Our take on the Harman Kardon BTA 10

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. 

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

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
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Features

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?

Much cheaper than a new avr with bluetooth capability. [ MICHAEL  Aug 04, 2018 ]
I asked crutchfield associate for advice so I would get the proper device and he was very helpful [ Brian  Aug 01, 2018 ]
Nemo informed me it was available [ J  Jul 20, 2018 ]
I have been a big harmon kardon fan 4 over 40 yrs. Looking forward to hooking it up. [ James  Jul 17, 2018 ]
For my home receiver was recommended by you guys [ victor  Jul 15, 2018 ]
Convert old speakers to blue tooth [ Burke  Jul 15, 2018 ]
To adapt bluetooth to my Bose Wave reciever. [ Thomas J  Jul 06, 2018 ]
I had hoped for a Peachtree adapter, it's out of stock, so the H-K was a good second choice. [ Larry W.  Jun 28, 2018 ]
Purchased one of these Bluetooth adapters for my exercise room and it works great, so now I'm getting one for the "man cave". [ Reuel  Jun 27, 2018 ]
Want to connect wirelessly to my old reciever at the beach house. [ Fred Eaves  Jun 26, 2018 ]
I want to play iTunes through my stereo easily. [ Craig  Jun 24, 2018 ]
Harman-Kardon has a good reputation and reviews were good. [ Mark  Jun 22, 2018 ]
I have one on the home entertainments system in the basement and it works great. Want one for the upstairs stereo system [ Ellen  Jun 17, 2018 ]
Crutchfield reputation as well as Harmon Kardon. [ Dennis  Jun 17, 2018 ]
I like the brand [ scott  Jun 15, 2018 ]
Current receiver did not have Bluetooth. This unit was recommended to me by Dee via chat. [ Stephen  Jun 11, 2018 ]
simple solution, fair price [ Steve  Jun 10, 2018 ]
Reviews [ Gregory  Jun 06, 2018 ]
River, your customer service rep recommended it. She was, hands down, one of, if not THE, most courteous, efficient, knowledgeable and pleasant customer service reps I've ever dealt with. Thanks! [ Carlos  May 02, 2018 ]
Reccomended to make my old Kenwood home system bluetooth compatible [ Steve  Apr 29, 2018 ]
good reputation [ Richard  Apr 22, 2018 ]
I am looking to replace a perfectly good receiver with one that has Bluetooth, Wi Fi and many extras. Need to relocate before I invest the money on the receiver I am going to purchase. Yet I want to enjoy the option of Bluetooth through my home system. [ John  Apr 18, 2018 ]
Read an online review. [ Michael  Apr 16, 2018 ]
Want fo listen to television shows at a volume that does not disturb other members of the household,this is the perfect product for that. .... and it is a Harman! [ Damone  Apr 16, 2018 ]
Crutchfield Service / Harman Kardon quality. Perfect marriage. I bought my 1st computer as a 13 year old kid from Crutchfield ... 40 years ago ... Atari 800 it was ... I've never stopped loving your company. [ James  Apr 12, 2018 ]
Price [ Brian  Apr 12, 2018 ]
Harmon is a good name and I felt the price is reasonable. Also good reveiws [ David  Apr 11, 2018 ]
Friend and internet utube. [ Woodard  Apr 09, 2018 ]
Very good reviews [ Paul  Apr 07, 2018 ]
Had all the functions/input I was looking for....and I am a HarmanKardon product longtime buyer [ Donald  Apr 04, 2018 ]
Made this purchase based on reviews and ratings. [ ALEX  Apr 03, 2018 ]
Appears to have good range and reasonable pricing. Also, Harmon Kardon is a reputable brand name. [ JASON  Apr 03, 2018 ]
Good fit for my needs. Paul (Crutchfield analyst) affirmed it would work. [ Barry  Apr 02, 2018 ]
Wanted to add Bluetooth capability to home theater receiver and this had very good review ratings. [ D  Mar 27, 2018 ]
We chose this Bluetooth adapter so that we could play music from our smart phones on our office speakers. [ Melissa  Mar 26, 2018 ]
To share bluetooth with my sound system with Apple bluetooth desk top [ allen  Mar 20, 2018 ]
Easy to use [ XAVIER  Mar 17, 2018 ]
I bought this device to hook to my old Sony receiver to play music from Spotify. [ SAM  Mar 10, 2018 ]
Currently have one that I use on another stereo receiver and it works great. [ DAVID M  Mar 06, 2018 ]
It appears to be what I need to be able to use my iPhone with my non Bluetooth stereo receiver. I hope it works. ??. [ Pat H.  Mar 01, 2018 ]
I've got an old receiver and would like to use the convenience of Itunes. [ Bill  Feb 26, 2018 ]
recommendation from a friend.. [ Don  Feb 24, 2018 ]
I have an old receiver. [ H  Feb 22, 2018 ]
Most consistent satisfied reviews, a trusted American vendor. [ Handyman Carl  Feb 20, 2018 ]
I have a lot of music on my laptop but is unable to play on my old system, I hope this solve the problem. [ Larry  Feb 17, 2018 ]
For my home stereo system [ Glen D  Feb 13, 2018 ]
I love the reputation [ Jim  Feb 13, 2018 ]
Right product [ Kenneth  Feb 04, 2018 ]
Chat advice. [ Karl  Jan 29, 2018 ]
Found on internet [ Robert  Jan 28, 2018 ]
I needed to add Bluetooth capability to my 2004 Sony 100W/channel receiver. Product is from a trusted name in the audio industry...Harmon Kardon. We'll just see how this pup performs with my vintage Cambridge Audio speakers. [ Joe  Jan 27, 2018 ]
I have an older Cambridge computer speaker system here and no way to get anything other than cd's to it. it's a pretty good computer speaker system so I thought I'd give this little gizmo a shot. If it works great, if not I may try it on the home system. [ steve  Jan 26, 2018 ]
Seems like the perfect way to stream music from my iPhone to my home audio system. [ Ken  Jan 26, 2018 ]
Reviews, pricing [ C Scott  Jan 23, 2018 ]
Good brand.Good reviews. [ Richard  Jan 17, 2018 ]
the product I wanted at a fair price. [ Bruce  Jan 16, 2018 ]
Stream pandora or iTunes from phone to in home stereo system [ JOHN  Jan 14, 2018 ]
Quality product [ Tyrone  Jan 13, 2018 ]
Great customer service via the chat. [ S  Jan 06, 2018 ]
Purchasing a second one to help my brother set up a stereo system in his basement. I purchased the first one two years ago for my own setup and it works great! [ Larry  Jan 05, 2018 ]
I was looking for a way to send music from my iPhone to my stereo setup in my home garage. Previously, I was using my Bose SoundDock that I had purchased many years ago, but I wanted a little more punch that my Sony stereo receiver & Bose Acoustimass speaker system are able to provide. After researching different Bluetooth adapters, I decided on the Harman Kardon BTA 10. I am looking forward to its arrival so I can hook it up and enjoy better sounding music. [ Barry W.  Jan 02, 2018 ]
great reviews [ william  Dec 30, 2017 ]
Referred by a friend [ Servio  Dec 28, 2017 ]
Need to have a way to get Blue Ray Player's audio to a 20 year old Pioneer Dolby 5.1 receiver. Blue Ray unit has a Bluetooth audio out put. Looks like it will work for my needs. [ Michael  Dec 28, 2017 ]
Beacuse of the manufacture's reputation for high-end audio equiptments. [ NOBUYUKI  Dec 27, 2017 ]
advice from chat person Kevin [ Michael  Dec 26, 2017 ]
Looks like good quality and also l believe that if cruthfield is selling it than it has to be of good quality. [ Richard  Dec 24, 2017 ]
I have read this in ur magazine and would like to try it to my 2 Yamaha av/receivers bought fr u several yrs ago. [ Manolito  Dec 20, 2017 ]
Reviews and brand quality [ Clem  Dec 20, 2017 ]
For the Best! [ Marc  Dec 20, 2017 ]
Tried other brands but dissatisfied. HK name brand [ Gordon  Dec 19, 2017 ]
Have 2 old Harman Kardon receivers at home [ Kuljeet  Dec 12, 2017 ]
I am happy with the one I own and it makes a good gift. [ Justin  Dec 09, 2017 ]
Facebook ad this morning [ John B.  Dec 07, 2017 ]
Good price. [ Gary  Dec 07, 2017 ]
Price and availability [ Stanford  Dec 05, 2017 ]
For Bluetooth capability [ DOUGLAS  Dec 05, 2017 ]
I bought this unit based on all of the positive customer feedbacks. [ Randy  Dec 05, 2017 ]
On Christmas list from one of my son-in-laws [ G  Dec 04, 2017 ]
Price, customer ratings, and brand reputation. [ M  Dec 02, 2017 ]
Because it fit my needs. [ Patrice  Nov 28, 2017 ]
Because I need one [ John  Nov 27, 2017 ]
I have a Harman Kardon Receiver [ Trenton  Nov 26, 2017 ]
Brand name item, assuming superior quality [ MATTHEW  Nov 25, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield associate. [ Shahin  Nov 24, 2017 ]
Gift. Tech recommendations! Max made what was in my mind come alive! [ Collin  Nov 24, 2017 ]
I wanted to add Bluetooth capability to my Onkyo receiver that I purchased in 2012. I sent an email to Crutchfield and Cosmo, one of their advisors, responded within 7 hours with this recommendation. Excellent service! [ STEPHEN L  Nov 22, 2017 ]
Talked with tech. Will try. [ Alan  Nov 19, 2017 ]
Looking for something that would allow me to stream music from my phone to my current Yamaha receiver and speakers without having to buy a new receiver with Bluetooth capabilities. I hope it works as good as all the reviews suggested. [ Michael  Nov 12, 2017 ]
want to use my existing Infinity stereo system floor speakers with android phone [ ELLIOTT  Oct 31, 2017 ]
Did research- simple, Bluetooth, works with my studio spaceolder receiver. Price was about right. Do not know enough about Chromecast to make the purchase. [ Madison  Oct 28, 2017 ]
I trust the brand! [ Alejandro  Oct 18, 2017 ]
Reviews looked good and I need a wireless solution for utilizing wired surround sound system [ Christopher  Oct 04, 2017 ]
good reviews [ robert  Oct 02, 2017 ]
Right price, less than Amazon, in line with what I wanted to pay, and also because Harmon Kardon is a quality brand and the 119 reviews got 4.5 stars. Also because no tax and free shipping was part of the offer. [ Bryan  Sep 29, 2017 ]
Modernize my old receiver ! [ John  Sep 28, 2017 ]
I was looking for a way to upgrade my Bose Wave II radio. This looked like the best option I found. [ DAVE  Sep 27, 2017 ]
Harman Kardon included the BTA 10 as a free add-on to my order of the Harman Kardon AVR 2700. [ Thomas  Sep 19, 2017 ]
Price and quality [ Thomas  Sep 19, 2017 ]
Add blue-tooth to a $6500 McIntosh pre-amp ! [ DWIGHT  Sep 14, 2017 ]
price, and reviews [ Allen  Sep 13, 2017 ]
Seems to be exactly what I need to add blue tooth to my older Yamaha receiver/amp. Rather inexpensive compared to some. Love Crutchfield. [ Gerry  Sep 12, 2017 ]
What to convert my old Marantz stereo system to blue tooth. If this works I will order another for my old Onkyo stereo. [ Ellswer  Aug 29, 2017 ]
It was the product I wanted at the best price and free, fast shipping! [ Francis  Aug 22, 2017 ]
All other equipment is Harmon kardon [ william  Aug 18, 2017 ]
Just moved into our house which has speakers hardwired into every room. Our old stereo works fine with the speakers but we would prefer to stream music through our system. A friend recommended Crutchfield to buy a bluetooth adapter for our stereo. So we've ordered the Harman Kardon BTA 10 based on reviews. Fingers crossed it'll solve our streaming issue. [ Barbara  Aug 15, 2017 ]
To stream from my onkyo receiver to my Bluetooth outdoor speakers yo! [ Josh  Aug 14, 2017 ]
Recommend by online tech expert [ DOUGLAS  Aug 12, 2017 ]
Good quality item which more than serves the purpose without being pricey. [ Lamont  Aug 10, 2017 ]
Have Amp made by Harman Kardon son in law gave me when he up graded and it's been a good one. [ Howard  Aug 03, 2017 ]
Harman Kardon is a good band and simple hook up. The blue tooth adapter has great range and good sound. Easy setup with my Iphone and stereo. [ ERNEST  Aug 01, 2017 ]
I want a way to stream from my tablet into my home stereo [ Allison  Jul 23, 2017 ]
I have a wonderful Harmon Kardon receiver and this just made sense. Did a lot of research and this one sounded good! [ William  Jul 18, 2017 ]
High confidence in the quality of previous Harman Kardon products I've owned... [ MICHAEL W  Jul 15, 2017 ]
It works well [ Andrew  Jul 14, 2017 ]
Previously purchased A Macintosh speaker and want Blue tooth capability [ Armond  Jul 13, 2017 ]
It was a top seller. [ Terry  Jul 12, 2017 ]
I wanted something to stream music from my tablet through my stereo amplifier. Crutchfield has always sold products that get the job done! Thank you! [ Dave  Jul 11, 2017 ]
Quality and price. [ Bob  Jul 07, 2017 ]
Crutchfield's reputation for quality products [ Arthur J.  Jul 02, 2017 ]
positive reviews and I know someone that has this unit and loves it. [ Clayton  Jun 30, 2017 ]
One word price [ Michael  Jun 21, 2017 ]
wanted to add bluetooth to my AVR since it does not now have that feature. [ Lyle  Jun 18, 2017 ]
To allow my father to stream Sirius XM from an iPad to his older stereo setup. [ CONSTANCE  Jun 18, 2017 ]
I needed to use my computer bluetooth to connect to a Harman Kardon speaker that does not have blue tooth. [ WILLIAM J  Jun 17, 2017 ]
Have an older Kenwood receiver. Want to keep.works perfectly, just want to update to use Pandora Spotify and other streams of entertainment links from our cellphone and wireless devices. [ Lewis  Jun 16, 2017 ]
It was suggested by a Crutchfield advisor. I purchased a Denon AVR a few years ago, but it was not Bluetooth ready. This should do the trick. [ GREGORY  Jun 11, 2017 ]
To connect my Ipad with Bluetooth [ K  Jun 11, 2017 ]
HARMAN KARDON QUALITY OF PRODUCTS [ IVAN  Jun 04, 2017 ]
to stream music on my reciever that does not have blue tooth. Recommended by tech. [ David  Jun 03, 2017 ]
purported to perform as I wanted.Does. [ joseph  May 26, 2017 ]
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  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 ]

34 questions already asked

That would seem about right without any obstructions. Through walls it seems to be about half that. [ Timothy  Aug 15, 2018 ]
It should, but this device may not work with an IPhone after IPhone 6. [ John  Aug 15, 2018 ]
Yes [ Gordon  Aug 15, 2018 ]
When you go into the settings on your phone, under Bluetooth you'll be given the option to disconnect or forget this device. Once you click disconnect, the device will shut down. I have it's power source connected to the switched plug in the back of my receiver. [ Timothy Riley  Aug 08, 2018 ]
No it goes off eventually on its own. [ Mike  Aug 08, 2018 ]
You plug it in to an available RCA input jack on your receiver and a 110v. Easy peasy, works like a charm. [ Mike  Aug 01, 2018 ]
Hi Chris, I purchase an HK Bta-10 and you treat it just as if it were a CD player and hook it up to RCA inputs. Then you Bluetooth phone will seek out making the connection so you can stream music. You control the volume at the stereo or the phone. You may have to go to the Bluetooth connection on your phone after you begin the streaming to initiate the phone to look for the signal from the HK. [ Steven  Jul 22, 2018 ]
The Harmon Kardon BTA is made for older units without Bluetooth capabilities. It is extremely easy to hook up. You simply plug in the supplied cords to an unused output on your receiver and plug in a power cord. I actually use on an older Onkyo receiver myself. Definitely worth the money as opposed to buying a new receiver. [ James  Jul 22, 2018 ]
You can connect to any audio input from your receiver via RCA cablesEnter an answer to this question. [ HARRY RUIZ  Jul 22, 2018 ]
Plugit into.a Source like.AUX. it should work. [ Stanley  Jul 22, 2018 ]
It is simple, it just connects via a red and white audio inputs to one of your existing rca female plugs. It works great A+ [ Rick  Jul 22, 2018 ]
The Harman Kardon unit has a hard wired connection to your stereo- line in right/left. It purpose is to provide a blue tooth link between your smart phone and stereo. I have 2 of the units, they both work great. [ Clockdoc  Jul 22, 2018 ]
Where is the signal coming from?I use mine to send music from an I-Mac to a Parasound AV processor, works great.The strength of the signal through the wall is going to be the question.I am old and electronically challenged but I believe this is basically justWi Fi type signal.I think it will do fine. Joe Watson [ joseph  Jul 12, 2018 ]
I have purchased 2 units and they work extremely well, but inside my home. They are plugged in to standard 110 volt AC electrical outlets. So you would need to have 110 volt AC converter in your car - don't believe the unit works on 12 volt found in most cars. [ MICHAEL W  Jul 09, 2018 ]
No [ Roy  Jul 09, 2018 ]
Not sure, but don't think the connectors would work with a car. Check with Crutchfield, they are super helpful. [ Timothy  Jul 09, 2018 ]
It is designed to be used on house current. I guess if you had an inverter that takes 12 volts DC and bumps it up to 110 volts AC it would work but seems like a lot of trouble... [ John  Jul 09, 2018 ]
Never tried. Use it in my living room. [ Kevin  Jul 09, 2018 ]
I have mine connected to the video disc player outlet on my 15 year old Denon receiver. So you should have no problems plugging the red and white rca cables to a open outlet such as an auxiliary. It's really simple to connect and works really well. I have two. [ Lawrence  Jun 20, 2018 ]
I don't know as i haven't tried [ Stanley  Jun 20, 2018 ]
If you have RCA inputs. Yes. [ Richard  Jun 20, 2018 ]
Only one at a time [ Geza  May 25, 2018 ]
No [ Gordon  May 23, 2018 ]
This will show up in your Bluetooth settings on your iOS device or your MacBook or iMac. Once connected it will appear in your airplay settings as an option. However this device has some quirky behavior. I installed two of them in a gym/hair salon combination business. One of the two would not pair with but one device. [ Robert  May 03, 2018 ]
no not entirely. There is signal lapse or loss occasionally, however sometimes I wonder if it has to do with wi-fi. [ DAVE  May 01, 2018 ]
Of course not. [ Jeffrey  May 01, 2018 ]
No. The blue light is on periodically when the stereo is turned off. If your stereo has a switched plug, then this will ease lack of automation. [ GEORGE W  May 01, 2018 ]
It is always on. But you must turn your receiver to the appropriate input selection where you have it plugged into. [ Steven  May 01, 2018 ]
Yeah this is a pretty sweet add on to my old style hk avr 635. It sits in the background and allows iphones to hook in and play through the system. [ CHRISTIE  May 01, 2018 ]
No. Unless you leave it on all the time,which I don't recommend,it won't auto on when you play say Pandora from your devices. I use mine with my iPhone or iPad. Go to settings,press on Bluetooth,press on HK bta 10 and it turns immediately on. I have 2 and they both work perfectly. [ Lawrence  Apr 30, 2018 ]
Yes, it turns on automatically. Sometimes, when you stop using it for a long time, it shuts off and you have to turn it on again.Enter an answer to this question. [ HARRY RUIZ  Apr 30, 2018 ]
There is no power switch, it is active any time that it is provided with power. [ Clockdoc  Apr 30, 2018 ]
Yes. I plug mine into a switched outlet on the back of my receiver. So when i hit the power...it comes on. [ Richard  Apr 30, 2018 ]
Yes I'm my case it does because I have it plugged into the back of my stereo receiver which provides power when turned on. Many receivers have that option. I am sure it is always on, similar to a cable tv box, if you plug in the unit directly to a wall receptacle. [ James  Apr 30, 2018 ]
They do. [ Stanley  Apr 30, 2018 ]
Plug the Audio Out cable from the HK BTA10 into the Aux In of your stero or TV. Turn on the Bluetooth mode and connect your devices - you should be good to go. When not needed just turn the Bluetooth off [ VICTOR R  Apr 09, 2018 ]
BSmart, I'm not quite sure that I understand your intent with this device, however, I can tell you how I use the HK BTA-10. The device allows my stereo receiver to be controlled (volume,track,playlist,etc) with my smart phone. It connects to my receiver via a red & white RCA type jack into the AUX inputs on the back of the receiver. I would imagine that it could be connected to any of the other unused functions as well.There is also a separate cable and adapter for power. None of the connections for this device connect to the headphone jack in my application. In respect to your speaker question, I don't think that type of application is the intent of this device. Further, your smart-TV most likely is already Bluetooth enabled, allowing you to listen via your favorite headphones with a wireless connection. Hopefully my comments have given you some insight into this product. Good Luck, JD [ JEFF  Apr 08, 2018 ]
May mute your speakers with pluged on jack.try it . [ thomas  Apr 07, 2018 ]
I use two of these on two different receivers. I'm not aware that these work plugged into a headphone jack. The headphone jack is an output jack, the BTA 10 needs to be plugged into a input jack like the input for a CD player into a receiver. [ Ken  Apr 07, 2018 ]
There is not a skill for this. However, any of the Echos can be paired with this Bluetooth receiver to send audio to it so they can work together! HTH! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  Apr 09, 2018 ]  Staff
You can use this product in conjunction with an Amazon Echo Dot to give you the ability to hear the audio from anything you tell Alexa to play! Here is the Echo Dot: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_837DOTK/item.html My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  Mar 26, 2018 ]  Staff
Enter an answer You should use any device with 3ml auxiliary output (cable included) or RCA to connect the harman kardon bta 10 and use it as a bluetooh with a phone or tablet to communicate and listen to its speakers. The harman kardon bta 10 must always be connected to a power source. this question. [ HARRY RUIZ  Mar 15, 2018 ]
You need a receiver but it doesn't work that good [ CARL T  Mar 15, 2018 ]
It is necessary to connect this unit to a receiver or amplifier. It serves as a signal source to allow streaming. From your smartphone, but by itself provides no amplification. [ Clockdoc  Mar 15, 2018 ]
I'm thinking it will but you need an audio input and a source for AC power like a 15 amp inverter. [ Geza  Mar 01, 2018 ]
IfIfyou have a din input in your radio, you can use it. You also need a power supply for it. Don't know if it is 12 volts or not. [ Tem  Mar 01, 2018 ]
I am not familiar with BSR speakers. I used my BTA on my amp to stream music into the amp and out the speakers. [ JAMES  Feb 09, 2018 ]
I have purchased two of these units and have been well served by them. I use them in each location to take a blue tooth audio signal into (separate) stereo receivers. The signal sources in respective locations are a Windows desktop computer (upstairs) and a Macbook Pro laptop downstairs. The unit stands alone but has a power cord with a small transformer, receives AC and operates on DC from the transformer. Cables are provided with the unit. The audio out to the receivers is a ministereo jack at the unit and RCA left and right for the receiver end, probably six feet, perhaps a bit less. In each location, I decided in favor of the HK BTA-10 and against higher fidelity speakers for each computer, reasoning that I had already invested in good speaker quality for each receiver. Upstairs, all computer generated audio is heard through my bookshelf speakers; downstairs, likewise, all audio from the laptop goes through our Polk Audio floor-standing speakers. Do pay attention to the proximity of the device to the blue tooth source (closer is better), and do make sure your source, if a computer, is capable of generating a bluetooth signal. My Macbook came with bluetooth installed, but with the older PC I had to obtain a USB plug in, but both of the HK units work well, and deliver stereo input to the receiver. [ Joe  Feb 09, 2018 ]
it will work. this is a great connector [ paul  Feb 09, 2018 ]
It works great hooked up to my regular amplifier. I use my phone to blue tooth sirius to my amplifier. It only receives! [ Tem  Dec 26, 2017 ]
Sorry, I do not know the answer to this question [ JAMES  Dec 11, 2017 ]
Yes [ Anth.  Dec 11, 2017 ]
Not sure what you are specifically asking but think of the harmon kardon as a device which makes a wired system wireless. In other words, you can use a bluetooth device such as a smart phone and play music over a wired device such as an non-Bluetooth amplifier by using the amps RCA jacks. [ Michael  Dec 11, 2017 ]
Not speakers. H/K BTA-10 might help your old Onkyo with Bluetooth devices. [ Juan  Oct 09, 2017 ]
Not sure of your exact set up but the harmon kardon will work through your old onkyo amp as long as you have rca inputs on the back of it. I then assume this onkyo amp is hooked up to speakers throughout your house which I assumed are connected by wires to the onkyo since you said it was old. This would then allow you to play music via Bluetooth from your phone or like device through the onkyo into the speakers. Hope this answers your question - thanks. [ Michael  Oct 09, 2017 ]
I bought this one because it was a good match for my receiver (older Sony). I am not familiar with those that only cost $20 [ JAMES  Sep 15, 2017 ]
I don't know if I can answer your question, but I have two of these devices, one for upstairs and one for downstairs, respectively, stereo receivers. Downstairs we connect to a Yamaha receiver I've had for years, getting true stereo for streamed music, radio and video from the (Apple laptop) computer. Upstairs, I equipped a a Windows PC desktop with a $25 blue tooth adapter as that computer did not otherwise send a bluetooth signal, again using the HK blue tooth to take a stereo signal into a Panasonic receiver. Both the HK units have worked well, and as long as you are not pushing them to the end of their range of distance from the blue tooth signal source (not more than thirty feet), the HK units do just fine. I don't know if less expensive units from other makers were available when I purchased (about six months apart), but the units have worked without a hitch and the sound quality is very good to excellent. [ Joe  Sep 11, 2017 ]
Sure you can pair any phone to anyone one at a time, you can even name them what you want in settings on your phone. [ ROCCO`S AUTO  Aug 29, 2017 ]
Yes, but your device connecting ( phone, Ipad etc,) will only connect to one at a time. [ Matthew  Aug 29, 2017 ]
I'm using 2, and they show up on blue tooth as two wirel as items with the same name: HK BTA10. They are far apart enough that the BT connects to the correct one. [ Timothy  Aug 29, 2017 ]
If they were on separate tuners and they were out of range from each other otherwise no [ ROBERT G  Aug 29, 2017 ]
I have no idea if this will work. I plugged it into my Stereo System in my home and stream music from my phone throughout my home. I thought the echo already did that though... [ Pete  Jul 18, 2017 ]
My HK BTA receives wireless signals from a Bluetooth device and sends the signals out via cable to an "audio in" jack of my audio system, which sends them out the "audio out" jack through wires to speakers. HK BTA does not appear capable of changing a signal from a projector "audio out" jack into a wireless transmission to the Echo, which is what your application requires. Maybe Crutchfield has something for that. [ mary  Jul 17, 2017 ]
That scenario sounds like it would be opposite use of this product, it is designed to give you a Bluetooth input for non equipped stereos, you need a Bluetooth transmitter, this is a receiver. [ ROCCO`S AUTO  Jul 17, 2017 ]
I am not certain how you are setting this up but you will need an audio in jack for the BTA 10 to connect and act as the Bluetooth for the non-Bluetooth unit. So if the echo doesn't have the audio in connection the BTA 10 is not going to work. [ Michael  Jul 17, 2017 ]
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 ]
Yes [ Anth.  Dec 11, 2017 ]
No [ RONALD  Mar 19, 2016 ]
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 ]
AskAllblue tooth connectivity has a range of ten meters our 30 feet. [ Tem  Dec 26, 2017 ]
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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