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Topic # 245376 31-Jan-2019 17:06
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Hi,

 

Sorry, newbie question:

 

Can the Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter be added to an old Sharp CD-MPX 100 stereo (which I'll be receiving shortly for free)?

 

 

 

I've attached a photo of the back of the stereo (an image I found online, as I haven't received it yet). I think it says AUX. Is that an audio input? Probably a dumb question, but I'm here for help.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Am9psYGt2E

 

At 2.30, he's talking about connections.

 

https://www.logitech.com/en-nz/product/bluetooth-audio-adapter

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2170973 31-Jan-2019 18:22
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Yes.

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  Reply # 2170975 31-Jan-2019 18:26
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Yes, you will need a 3.5mm to double RCA lead, plug the 3.5mm into the audio out end of the adapter, the RCA ends then get plugged in to the aux in, just make sure you get a single 3.5 to dual RCA lead.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2170978 31-Jan-2019 18:32
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Fabulous, thanks

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  Reply # 2170988 31-Jan-2019 18:58
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Unless they have improved, the logitechs only support SBC codec which is really bad quality and the one that got bluetooth its reputation of sounding like trash.

 

There are many better quality adapters that support apt-x and aptx HD all over aliexpress etc for less money. Some have a slightly hissy output but that doesn't really matter when the Logitech makes any high end sound like someone flapping a piece of aluminum foil around





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  Reply # 2170995 31-Jan-2019 19:13
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OK, thanks for that.
Any model that you would recommend?

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  Reply # 2171015 31-Jan-2019 20:47
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Look for AptX of you're running Android (and the phone / tablet supports it), if you're on iOS don't worry at all as iOS doesn't support AptX.




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  Reply # 2171019 31-Jan-2019 20:52
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It will be used at a place, which is rented out to lots of people. Therefore, both iOS and Android users



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  Reply # 2171023 31-Jan-2019 21:03
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Will this one do the trick?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F323548782022

Also, if the phone doesn't support Aptx, does it then not work at all or is the quality just poor?

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  Reply # 2171024 31-Jan-2019 21:05
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If it is used by lots of people then consider buying a Chromecast Audio - they're available at some Spark stores and online on the likes of Trademe.







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  Reply # 2171027 31-Jan-2019 21:26
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There's no WiFi available in the house.
Users will be connecting to the internet via 4G.
Chromecast needs WiFi, right?

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  Reply # 2171037 31-Jan-2019 22:25
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I got one of these. It works very well. Has it's own battery or can be powered off a USB charger.

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K8ANDCI/ref=dp_prsubs_1 





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  Reply # 2171147 1-Feb-2019 09:55
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Looking at the stereo you are connecting to, is it likely that the difference in audio quality between codecs would be even relevant?

 

I use the logitech one connected to a (cant remember what brand) mini system in our garage, sound is good enough and loud enough for casual listening (use it when doing gym workouts). Would I have it on my main system, no idea as that has airplay / spotify connect and heos etc, but for what you want, I am sure it would be fine.


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  Reply # 2171528 1-Feb-2019 21:37
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sen8or:

 

Looking at the stereo you are connecting to, is it likely that the difference in audio quality between codecs would be even relevant?

 

I use the logitech one connected to a (cant remember what brand) mini system in our garage, sound is good enough and loud enough for casual listening (use it when doing gym workouts). Would I have it on my main system, no idea as that has airplay / spotify connect and heos etc, but for what you want, I am sure it would be fine.

 

 

Its not to do with the quality of the stereo, some people are just not bothered by it, others cant stand it. I find that crap systems tend to make it even more pronounced since they tend to have horrid boosts to the high end to make it sound more crisp to the average listener.





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