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Streaming audio bit-stream over Bluetooth ??

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Hi PC-Fiers....  Was wondering if you all can lend me a hand.

 

Currently I use my macbook pro as PC source.  I use the toslink optical output and feed that into my Entech DAC, so the macbook just "merges" seamlessly into my multi-source music listening station.

 

The optical cable is big, bulky and YUK... just a real pain with the portability of a laptop moving around the room.  Is there a way to broadcast my audio over bluetooth, and have it received by a "device" that converts bluetooth bitstream to toslink optical?

 

I basically want to replace the optical cable out of the macbook with a bluetooth data stream.

 

thanks!!!

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There are a couple of options to go wireless.

Google a little

  • Bluetooth audio receiver
  • Wireless audio transmitter
  • Airport Express
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AWESOME!! thanks for the tips.

 

Turns out NONE of the BT receivers I found have optical/digital outputs.  They all have internal DACs (of hit or miss quality) that convert BT bitstream to analog... bummers, that won't work for me.

 

I just found this Belkin though that looks like it does what I need, at least on the surface.  I can't tell if its a PURE digital signal path through the circuit from BT to Toslink but at least on the surface it looks like what I need.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Bluetooth-HD-Music-Receiver/dp/B00AG6NSNO

 

 

It looks like it was just released last week.  Amazon reviews are not favorable though, and one reviewer complains of dropping packets while fully connected... 

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http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Bluetooth-NFC-Near-Field-Communication-Music-Receiver-Jelly-Bean,20178.html

 

So I'm going to hold off on this for at least as long as I can stand the toslink cable.

 

THANKS!!  anyone else have any tips?


Edited by kramer5150 - 1/8/13 at 4:44pm
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