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Paradigm BD1

Bluetooth® wireless audio receiver

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Overview

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Use this compact adapter with your Paradigm A2 powered speakers, or any sound system with a minijack input, for convenient wireless audio playback with Bluetooth-enabled devices. Listen to music from your laptop or tablet computer on your home audio system while you surf the web, or enjoy your favorite MP3 tunes from your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. You won't need to physically connect either device to your speakers, thanks to the BD1's 33-foot wireless range. The BD1 can be powered up by plugging the included AC adapter into the A2 speaker's back-panel convenience outlet for a clean, hideaway setup. A built-in rechargeable battery even allows it to operate if there's no AC outlet handy.

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with Paradigm A2 powered speakers
  • works with any sound system with a minijack audio input
  • play music wirelessly from Bluetooth-compatible cell phones, MP3 players, and computers
  • wireless range: approximately 33 feet
  • built-in lithium polymer rechargeable battery provides up to 12 hours of operation without AC power
  • AC charger/adapter and USB power cables included
  • 1-13/16"W x 2-7/16"H x 3/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth receiver (BD1)
  • 48" Charging cable (terminated by a USB type-A connector on one end and a DC connector on other end)
  • AC charger (with attached 44" cable terminated by a DC connector)
  • Instructions
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Features

Overview: The Paradigm Shift BD1 is a universal Bluetooth Receiver (v2.1) which allows you to wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the A2 powered speaker (819A2BKASH, sold separately) or any other home audio system which features a minijack (3.5mm) input. The Paradigm Shift BD1 Bluetooth Receiver lets you stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device supporting A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) or AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile). This includes the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smartphones; as well as other Bluetooth enabled devices such as your computer, laptop, or tablet.

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 Paradigm Shift BD1.

3.5mm Connector: The BD1 Bluetooth Receiver connects to the Paradigm Shift A2 powered speakers rear-panel 3.5mm input. It can also be connected to a 3.5mm audio input on any home audio component.

Rechargeable Battery: The Paradigm Shift BD1 Bluetooth Receiver features an integrated Lithium-Polymer rechargeable battery (250mAH). The built-in battery has a battery life of up to 12 hours (operating time) or 230 hours (standby time).

Battery Charger: The BD1's integrated Lithium-Polymer battery can be recharged using the included AC power adapter. This AC power adapter can be plugged directly into the Paradigm Shift A2's auxiliary AC input, or into an AC wall outlet when connected to a home audio component other than the A2 powered speaker. A 48" USB charging cable is also included, which allows  you to charge the built-in battery from a free USB (type-A) port on your computer or laptop.

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Why did you buy this?

Recommended by Crutchfield and have older A/V receiver system so wanted to update it. [ Tod  Jan 31, 2017 ]
Because I needed to connect a device via Bluetooth. [ MICHAEL S  Oct 13, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Paradigm BD1 receives Bluetooth from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, but it won't transmit audio to a Bluetooth speaker. You could potentially use the Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Audio Adapter in "Transmitter Mode" to wirelessly send audio from your receiver/amplifier into a Bluetooth speaker. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Sep 11, 2015 ]  Staff

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