Product Review (March 2012)
Logitech - Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Adapter

By Kevin Nakano


Logitech Wireless Speaker AdapterLogitech has recently released the Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Adapter that provides users with a simple way to turn their favorite speakers into a wireless sound system. The adapter is an easy to use link between Bluetooth and analog line level output signals. Wirelessly connect a Bluetooth capable PC, smartphone or tablet and you have music. The adapter is small (approximately 3" x 3" x 1") and weighs only 3.3 ounces. The small size allows it to be hidden away in tight places while providing the convenience of a wireless Bluetooth link.


Logitech Wireless Speaker AdapterInstallation
The Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Adapter is easy to install and configure with your portable device. The unit includes a connect button on the top with two analog options on the back along with the power input jack. Simply connect the 3.5mm cable or standard RCA connections to your audio system. We used the cable provided (3.5mm to dual RCA) with the unit to connect to our Denon AVR-5308CI. It would have been nice if Logitech included a digital output for those with compatible inputs.

BluetoothBluetooth Link
Once power is applied to the Bluetooth adapter, the front LED will illuminate red showing that the wireless speaker adapter and your Bluetooth-enabled device are not connected to one another. Pressing the top connect button on the adapter (LED will then flash green) will initiate the Bluetooth connection with your device. Your device must also be in the search mode to establish the connection. Once connected, the LED will go to a solid green indicating that the wireless speaker adapter and your Bluetooth-enabled device are now connected.


Performance
The Logitech Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Adapter worked as advertised with reliable and consistent performance. Sound quality will be largely dependent on the source material and can sound quite good with better (less compressed) streams. Much of our testing was done with Pandora, which in my option sounds better than some of the other online streaming sources we have heard in the past. What is nice about this product is that your mobile device stays mobile without wires, and you have the complete freedom to use it while listening to your music on a better sounding audio system.

Conclusion
Logitech's Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Adapter solves the problem of connecting your favorite handheld device to your music system. The adapter is easy to use and works rather flawlessly once configured. Installation is a breeze and the product works as it should. We cannot think of an easier or cheaper way ($39.99) to get your music streaming to your existing music system.

- Kevin Nakano




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Review System

A/V Receiver: Denon AVR-5308CI THX-Ultra2 7x150W Receiver
Amplification: Parasound HCA-2205AT THX-Ultra Five Channel Amplifier
Front Speakers: Miller & Kreisel S-150THX (L+R) and S-150AC (Center) Speakers
Rear Speakers: Miller & Kreisel SS-250 Tripole® Surround Speakers
Subwoofer: Two Miller & Kreisel MX-350THX MkII THX-Ultra Push-pull Subwoofers


Review at a glance


Logitech® - Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Adapter


Features

  • Bluetooth Connectivity Stream stereo audio instantly from any Bluetooth smartphone or tablet. Your mobile device stays mobile, and you have the freedom to move around with it.
  • Wireless Audio Listen to music or other audio from your smartphone or tablet on your favorite speakers—with better sound quality than you can get from built-in speakers.
  • Simple Setup Logitech software for Bluetooth configures your Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter to work with your smartphone or tablet, so it’s easy to set up and use.
  • Freedom of Choice You have the flexibility to use almost any pair of powered speakers you like. Attach Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter for Bluetooth audio devices to your speakers using standard analog RCA or 3.5 mm jacks.
  • Compact Design The sleek styling looks good on a shelf or can be hidden away discreetly. The choice is yours.

Package Contents

  • Wireless audio streamer
  • Power cable
  • RCA to 3.5 mm audio cable
  • User documentation

Warranty

  • 2-year limited hardware warrant

Company Information
Logitech Inc.
Corporate Headquarters
6505 Kaiser Drive
Fremont, CA 94555 USA
Phone: 510-795-8500
Sales: 800-231-7717
Support: 866-826-5722

Source: Manufacture Supplied
Part Number: 980-000540
MSRP: $39.99

URL: www.logitech.com


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