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Cambridge Audio BT100

Bluetooth® wireless audio receiver for DacMagic Plus

22 Reviews | 4 questions - 9 answers

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Overview

Our take on the Cambridge Audio BT100

Plug this compact adapter into your Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus for convenient wireless audio playback with Bluetooth-enabled devices. Listen to music playing from your laptop computer or iPad® on your home audio system while surfing the web, or enjoy your favorite MP3 tunes from a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. You won't need to physically connect either device to your DAC, thanks to the BT100's 33-foot wireless range. Best of all, if your smartphone, tablet, or computer supports high-end CSR aptX® Bluetooth audio, you can stream near CD-quality music from your device to the DacMagic Plus.

Enjoy wireless Bluetooth® convenience

Plug this compact adapter into your Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus for convenient wireless audio playback with Bluetooth-enabled devices. Listen to music playing from your laptop computer or iPad® on your home audio system while surfing the web, or enjoy your favorite MP3 tunes from a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. You won't need to physically connect either device to your DAC, thanks to the BT100's 33-foot wireless range. Best of all, if your smartphone, tablet, or computer supports high-end CSR aptX® Bluetooth audio, you can stream near CD-quality music from your device to the DacMagic Plus.


Product Highlights:

  • compatible with the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus
  • play music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled cell phones, MP3 players, and computers
  • CSR aptX® technology for outstanding stereo sound quality with compatible Bluetooth devices
  • wireless range: approximately 33 feet
  • 15/16"W x 7/16"H x 15/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth audio receiver
  • USB dock (with attached 47" USB extension cable terminated by a male USB type-A connector)
  • Quick Start Guide

BT100 works very well. I stream mainly classical music from my laptop computer.

Peter, Shrewsbury, MA

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Features

Overview: Simply plug in the Cambridge Audio BT100 Bluetooth Audio Receiver into the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus or CX series component's rear-panel USB (type-A) port for wireless music streaming from many of today's most popular Bluetooth supporting devices; such as iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone, Android tablet, and Mac or Windows PC. The BT100 even supports the high-quality Bluetooth aptX CODEC, so you can stream audiophile quality music from your Bluetooth-enabled source device to the DacMagic Plus or CX series component.

DacMagic Plus Compatible: The Cambridge Audio BT100 Bluetooth Audio Receiver is specifically designed for Cambridge Audio's DacMagic Plus (779DACMPLB/S, sold separately) and CX series components. The BT100 can be plugged directly into the DacMagic Plus or CX series component's rear-panel USB (type-A) port, or you can use the included USB dock mount to connect the BT100.

Bluetooth A2DP: The Cambridge Audio BT100 supports Bluetooth A2DP wireless audio streaming. This means you can wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth enabled iPhone, smartphone, iPad, tablet, or computer to your connected DacMagic Plus or CX series component.

Note: The Cambridge Audio BT100 does not support Bluetooth AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) or HFP (Hands Free Profile).

aptX Audio Enhancement: Bluetooth aptX, which is featured on a growing number of Android mobile devices as well as MacBooks and Apple desktop computers, allows audio to be broadcast wirelessly in significantly higher quality than over standard Bluetooth. You'll instantly notice more extensive dynamic range, deeper bass, and crystal-clear top end. Standard Bluetooth has an extremely variable performance and its weaknesses are very apparent to music lovers. Common complaints include a reduction in high-end clarity, muddiness or dullness in the midrange, and its reduced signal-to-noise ratio can cause listener fatigue. Conversely, Bluetooth aptX has a fixed performance standard to guarantee a consistently high-quality wireless music transfer. With almost CD-quality reproduction to offer, you'll instantly experience significantly greater dynamics and infinitely more detail from your favorite music.

Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer must be paired with the BT100, initially.

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 Cambridge Audio BT100.

Compatible Music Sources: The range of music available from today's smartphones, laptops, and computers is almost endless. In addition to music stored on your smartphone, tablet or computer; online music services like Pandora, iHeart Radio, Spotify, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, and of course other internet radio sources can be wirelessly transmitted to the BT100.

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Why did you buy this?

Wanted it for my Cambridge Audio Network Player [ ANDREW  Oct 22, 2018 ]
Required for Blue Tooth [ Michael  Aug 08, 2018 ]
comparable with my equipment and cambridge audio makes hi quality gear. [ Evan  Jun 01, 2018 ]
for the cambridge cxn [ William  Dec 12, 2017 ]
Reading manual for CXR200 found out this was an option. Convenient to be able to stream bluetooth over good sound system. Good price. Good reviews. Decided to give it a try. [ Chalon  Dec 01, 2017 ]
Wireless BT connection for my iPhone. [ German  Oct 05, 2017 ]
To add bluebooth capability to my CXA 80 amp. [ GONZALO  Sep 19, 2017 ]
accessory to DAC [ WARREN  Jul 11, 2017 ]
Got a CXN for Father's Day and this allows me to pair my iPhone/iPad with the rest of my system. Works great! [ Mark  Jun 19, 2017 ]
To add wireless connectivity to my existing Cambridge Audio components [ Jeffrey  Apr 28, 2017 ]
Wanted the ability to Bluetooth to my Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer. Nice that Cambridge supports Aptx codec for Bluetooth. [ Lee  Mar 30, 2017 ]
Required to stream music via BT from phone to Cambridge receiver...cl [ C  Mar 16, 2017 ]
To try it. [ PHILIP  Feb 26, 2017 ]
flexibility [ T  Feb 10, 2017 ]
I purchased this item to give me more options with my Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 media player. [ Lamar  Jan 11, 2017 ]
Recommended to purchase with equipment by other users. [ Charles  Jan 03, 2017 ]
Bluetooth connectivity for Cambridge Audio CXA80 or CXN. [ Kar Chun  Nov 30, 2016 ]
I needed this for Bluetooth connecting devices. [ RONNIE S  Sep 09, 2016 ]
To play via Bluetooth to my boat's system. [ David  May 25, 2016 ]
Flexibility to stream wirelessly and work on my iPad at same time. I needed to "Cut the cord". Great addition to my Cambridge CX80 amp. [ Joseph  May 07, 2016 ]
Added convenience to my already great sounding DAC. [ Stephen  Mar 28, 2016 ]
Interested in integrating my stereo with my iPhone and mac computer. I'm looking forward to seeing how seamlessly it works. [ Daniel  Jan 27, 2016 ]
Compliment my DACMagic Plus [ M  Dec 20, 2015 ]

4 questions already asked

30 feet [ JOE E  Mar 27, 2018 ]
That's a question for the seller. I don't know the specs off hand and don't have time to search the manual. I can say it works throughout my 650 sq ft apartment. BUT here's the big BUT: it's very shoddy. It's been cutting out recently. Day one was fine with mp3 files in QuickTime and in iTunes. Streaming YouTube in Safari no - very choppy (sound cuts in and out a lot) and then big .wav files also cut in and out constantly. This is all from my laptop in an adjacent room with open doors between. So I'm not impressed. I'm used to the Bluetooth connection on my UE Boom and my Sony wireless headphones which are both faultless and reliable. I'm afraid this Bluetooth device was a waste of money for me. If I learn how to fix it I'll update this answer. Thanks. [ madeleine  Mar 26, 2018 ]
Not familiar with that unit, but if states Bluetooth optional, am going to say yes. [ John  Mar 17, 2018 ]
I believe the player must have a dedicated spot for the Bluetooth receiver. I could be wrong though. Contact Cambridge Audio through Facebook messenger. They are really good at getting back to you. [ Robert  Mar 17, 2018 ]
sorry, i don't know [ michael  Mar 12, 2018 ]
If I remember right I originally got a Dac Magic 100 and was advised that I needed a Dac Magic Plus for the BT100 to work. I am very pleased with the Dac Magic Plus/BT100 setup... very good sound.. Hope this helps you... [ Jeffrey  Feb 27, 2016 ]
Yes it will. Just have to pair the 2 devices and will bluetooth [ Blue Sky Lawn  Feb 27, 2016 ]
No, it does not. It works with the DacMagic Plus. [ James  Feb 27, 2016 ]
The Cambridge Audio BT100 Bluetooth Audio Receiver is specifically designed to work with Cambridge Audio's DacMagic Plus. A product like the Peachtree BT1 will work with nearly any receiver: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_731BT1/Peachtree-Audio-BT1.html [ Jeff  Mar 05, 2015 ]  Staff