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# 139122 28-Jan-2014 17:45
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I would like to be able to stream music to my amplifier's DAC via BlueTooth.  I purchased a Belkin Songstream HD.  The analogue was fine but I could not get either the Digital Optical or Digital Coax to work correctly.  (The amp is a Perreaux.  It could be the problem, but its digital optical works fine with other sources).  Belkin custom service offered to replace the unit, but the replacement process turned into a nightmare, so I gave up and send it back to Amazon for a refund.
So any other recommendations for a Bluetooth receiver that will provide digital coax output?  (I would rather not use HDMI or analogue)

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  # 976103 28-Jan-2014 17:51
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A workmate had one of the Logitech Bluetooth wireless speaker adapters that he was happy with, never used one myself though.

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  # 976216 28-Jan-2014 20:33
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QED make the only BlueTooth unit I'd recommend.
What was the issue with your Perreaux? What model?

 
 
 
 




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  # 976232 28-Jan-2014 20:58
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The amp is a Perreaux Audiant 80i.  (Perreaux initially replied to an email I sent them on the issue, but then didn't get back to me as promised.  However the amp plays other digital optical sources OK, so they are probably off the hook)

With the Belkin the Digital Coax keeps dropping out.

The Digital Optical had a lot of "static" until the Digital Coax cable is also plugged into the amp and then unplugged - then it is OK - until the music is paused for a few seconds and the static returns.
There seems to be some smart switching of the Belkin's outputs that has outsmarted itself.  It might be that I just had a faulty unit, not a compatibility issue, but I got so sick of their customer service I have decided to try other options.

The QED Uplay Plus looks promising, but at that price I am back to considering a dedicated streaming device.  This is mainly to stream Spotify and I was considering a Roku 3 - except that is HDMI only.


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  # 976877 29-Jan-2014 19:57
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Righty ho.
How old is the Audiant?
It's not uncommon to find ES Sabre DAC's that have issues with their ability to deal with high jitter sources. Take a look at the number of people struggling with Apple TV3's (over the ATV2) when connected to their hifi via optical.
Did you buy your Audiant new? Talk to the Perreaux boys on the phone and see what they can help you with, often the fix is to send your amp to them so they can alter the jitter rejection and then tweak the wiring between the coax / optical input. I know one guy who has had this done before... but, to be fair, Belkin bluetooth adaptors are trash, and you'd be better off with pretty much any other option on the market IMHO.

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