Bluetooth receiver

Looking for a Bluetooth receiver. Want to stay under $100. Needs to be portable so I know that won't be a problem at my price point.

Thanks!
HT - Polk Lsi9, Lsi7, LsiC, Marsh A200s, B&K ST-1430, Pioneer Elite BDP 62FD, Marantz SR7008, Martin Logan Dynamo, NHT CS-10, Mogami 3103 speaker wire, Mogami 2534 IC

mini HT - Samsung 46" 3D TV + 3D Blu ray player, HK AVR 254, Infinity SL40, Audioengine B1

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,699
    A unit designed for a vehicle?
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,922
    No. For home. Want to be able to quickly hook up to any of my receivers. HT,family room and garage. Looking for suggestions, too. It will not be used for critical listening but I'd like a good quality sound from it.
    HT - Polk Lsi9, Lsi7, LsiC, Marsh A200s, B&K ST-1430, Pioneer Elite BDP 62FD, Marantz SR7008, Martin Logan Dynamo, NHT CS-10, Mogami 3103 speaker wire, Mogami 2534 IC

    mini HT - Samsung 46" 3D TV + 3D Blu ray player, HK AVR 254, Infinity SL40, Audioengine B1
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,880
    Why not a chrome cast audio? 35 bucks each. I think I have one that I’ll sell to u cheap to try ;-)
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,794
    +1 on the Chromecast Audio. All you need is WiFi, and you’re good to go. The Chromecast will give you more range than BT since everything goes through your WiFi.

    We have two at our house and we love them.
  • JLSticeJLStice Posts: 41
    https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Bluetooth-Audio-Adapter-Streaming/dp/B00IQBSW28

    ^^ These have fairly good reviews, using BT3, simple, and have real RCA's on the back ^^
    Can't beat the price, especially as this replaces the old BT2 model they had for over $100
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,818
    Above your price point but something I've been considering since they use higher end components.
    https://theauris.com/products/auris-blume-true-hi-fi-bluetooth-music-receiver
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • JLSticeJLStice Posts: 41
    That little logitech bt3 unit... I bought one for the hell of it (~$20). When you asked about portable I figured palm-sized, but this thing is tiny. Its about the size of the OpticalMiniDAC I have hidden behind the stereo. The provided rca to 3.5mm is handy for the idea of protable, but of course I have mine patched in with a regular stereo rca cable.

    UnBoxed:
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    Connections provided:
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    Compared to the Technics receiver this thing is tiny:
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    Took about 2 seconds to tooth in...
    Played some opera selections, and played some Hendrix live, very clear results and no cut-outs even from 25ish feet away and through walls. Much more than I'd expect from a potato chip.
    Paused the track and cranked the volume to '20' (where '10' is ear-splitting) to find a barely audible radio hiss (expected from BT devices but I've had some real crap ones in the past) and no other artifacts from the BT3 unit. Very clean.

    To disconnect -- you can either disconnect on your player, push the button on top of the BT3 unit (which disconnects and opens it up to a new pairing device), or just turn off the stereo (if you have your DACs plugged into the switched outlets in the back).

    I'm happy... no more headphone cable to my phone introducing loop noise (though usually I stream through the TV over the fiber for just that reason... but whatever).
    YMMV as always.
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,922
    Thanks. May go with the Chromecast. Still looking.
    HT - Polk Lsi9, Lsi7, LsiC, Marsh A200s, B&K ST-1430, Pioneer Elite BDP 62FD, Marantz SR7008, Martin Logan Dynamo, NHT CS-10, Mogami 3103 speaker wire, Mogami 2534 IC

    mini HT - Samsung 46" 3D TV + 3D Blu ray player, HK AVR 254, Infinity SL40, Audioengine B1
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,880
    Sorry dude I have no idea where mine is?!? One of these days it'll show up I suppose...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,796
    JLStice wrote: »
    https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Bluetooth-Audio-Adapter-Streaming/dp/B00IQBSW28

    ^^ These have fairly good reviews, using BT3, simple, and have real RCA's on the back ^^
    Can't beat the price, especially as this replaces the old BT2 model they had for over $100


    I have one of these that my son bought me for Christmas. It works pretty good and def portable.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i; Technics SL-J2, Parasound PPH-100.

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade), Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7; Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-650ESD, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 2,522
    I bought a HK Adapt. I use it to hook my Alexa to my Peachtree Decco. The advantage of doing that over hard wire is that if the Decco is off, and I just want to use the Alexa independently, I just press one button on the Adapt. Works well. You can get them under $30 if you wait for sales etc.
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