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  1. #1
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    Bluetooth Headphone Use With Main System

    I just ordered a pair of Ultimate Ear 11 In Ear Monitors for use with my iPhone and late night listening with my main system. Being BlueTooth capable, I want to add a BlueTooth transmitter, connected to my Pass Lab XP-20 PreAmp via the RCA outputs. Any reccomendations?
    Tom
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    "Sometimes I live in the country,
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    Country System:
    SoundLab Ultimate-1PX Electrostatic Speakers
    Pass Labs XP-20 pre, Pass Labs XA60.8 Amps
    ARC REF2SE Phono
    SME 20/2 table SME V arm, Stillpoints LPI
    Minus-K BM-8 passive vibration control under tt
    Koetsu Rosewood Signature cartridge, Klaudio RCM
    Roon Nucleus+
    Lumin A1 Network Music Player
    Skywire balanced IC's, Teo liquid speaker cables
    3 dedicated AC lines
    Shunyata Triton v2, 3 Typhons, (one QR), and
    Various Shunyata Alpha & Sigma PC's throughout.
    Stillpoints under everything.

    City System:
    Ayre KX-R Twenty Pre
    Pass Labs X-260.8 Monoblocks
    Esoteric K-03 SACD Player
    Roon Nucleus+
    Lumin X-1 Network Music Player
    Sound Lab Ultimate-545PX Speakers
    Shunyata Hydra 8, Typhon QR
    Various Shunyata Alpha & Sigma PC's throughout
    Stillpoints under everything. Multiple room acoustic panels.

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    Re: Bluetooth Headphone Use With Main System

    iFi has a new model released in the last couple of month.

    iFi - Zen Blue Bluetooth DAC
    Main - JVC QL-Y7/Denon DL-301 Mk II, Gold Note PH-10, Nuprime CDT-8, Auralic Aries G1, Aqua La Voce S3, Supratek Chardonnay, Van Alstine Vision SET-400, Reynaud Abscisse Jubilee, (2) Rythmik F12SE, Audio Envy IC's & PC's, Triode Wire Lab PC's, USB & SC's, PS Audio Stellar P3, PI Audio Uberbuss, Timbernation rack

    Family Room - Oppo UDP-203, PS Audio Directstream/Bridge II, Audia Flight FL Three S, Nola KO, (2) Rythmik F-12G, Audio Sensibility SC & IC's, Neotech PC's, SurgeX SA-1810

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    Re: Bluetooth Headphone Use With Main System

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    iFi has a new model released in the last couple of month.

    iFi - Zen Blue Bluetooth DAC
    Perhaps I wasn't clear- I need to create a Bluetooth signal from the Line Out connections on the Preamp in my main system which will be received by the Bluetooth capable head phones. It appears the iFi Blue Bluetooth device is designed to receive a Bluetooth signal, not transmit one.
    Tom
    Ultimate Audio
    SoundLab Dealer

    "Sometimes I live in the country,
    Sometimes I live in town,
    Sometimes I have a great notion,
    To jump in the river ....."
    from GoodNite Irene


    Country System:
    SoundLab Ultimate-1PX Electrostatic Speakers
    Pass Labs XP-20 pre, Pass Labs XA60.8 Amps
    ARC REF2SE Phono
    SME 20/2 table SME V arm, Stillpoints LPI
    Minus-K BM-8 passive vibration control under tt
    Koetsu Rosewood Signature cartridge, Klaudio RCM
    Roon Nucleus+
    Lumin A1 Network Music Player
    Skywire balanced IC's, Teo liquid speaker cables
    3 dedicated AC lines
    Shunyata Triton v2, 3 Typhons, (one QR), and
    Various Shunyata Alpha & Sigma PC's throughout.
    Stillpoints under everything.

    City System:
    Ayre KX-R Twenty Pre
    Pass Labs X-260.8 Monoblocks
    Esoteric K-03 SACD Player
    Roon Nucleus+
    Lumin X-1 Network Music Player
    Sound Lab Ultimate-545PX Speakers
    Shunyata Hydra 8, Typhon QR
    Various Shunyata Alpha & Sigma PC's throughout
    Stillpoints under everything. Multiple room acoustic panels.

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    Re: Bluetooth Headphone Use With Main System

    Most of what I seen are mostly "lifestyle" level products and not up to the standards of your system or new headphones. Maybe try the Pro Audio guys life Musician's Friend or Guitar Center.

    14 Best Bluetooth Transmitters in 2020 | Snap Goods
    Main - JVC QL-Y7/Denon DL-301 Mk II, Gold Note PH-10, Nuprime CDT-8, Auralic Aries G1, Aqua La Voce S3, Supratek Chardonnay, Van Alstine Vision SET-400, Reynaud Abscisse Jubilee, (2) Rythmik F12SE, Audio Envy IC's & PC's, Triode Wire Lab PC's, USB & SC's, PS Audio Stellar P3, PI Audio Uberbuss, Timbernation rack

    Family Room - Oppo UDP-203, PS Audio Directstream/Bridge II, Audia Flight FL Three S, Nola KO, (2) Rythmik F-12G, Audio Sensibility SC & IC's, Neotech PC's, SurgeX SA-1810

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    Re: Bluetooth Headphone Use With Main System

    Thanks Jack. The Snap Goods link is getting closer, but as you said, probably not up to the level I'm seeking. I will check the Pro Audio suggestion.
    Tom
    Ultimate Audio
    SoundLab Dealer

    "Sometimes I live in the country,
    Sometimes I live in town,
    Sometimes I have a great notion,
    To jump in the river ....."
    from GoodNite Irene


    Country System:
    SoundLab Ultimate-1PX Electrostatic Speakers
    Pass Labs XP-20 pre, Pass Labs XA60.8 Amps
    ARC REF2SE Phono
    SME 20/2 table SME V arm, Stillpoints LPI
    Minus-K BM-8 passive vibration control under tt
    Koetsu Rosewood Signature cartridge, Klaudio RCM
    Roon Nucleus+
    Lumin A1 Network Music Player
    Skywire balanced IC's, Teo liquid speaker cables
    3 dedicated AC lines
    Shunyata Triton v2, 3 Typhons, (one QR), and
    Various Shunyata Alpha & Sigma PC's throughout.
    Stillpoints under everything.

    City System:
    Ayre KX-R Twenty Pre
    Pass Labs X-260.8 Monoblocks
    Esoteric K-03 SACD Player
    Roon Nucleus+
    Lumin X-1 Network Music Player
    Sound Lab Ultimate-545PX Speakers
    Shunyata Hydra 8, Typhon QR
    Various Shunyata Alpha & Sigma PC's throughout
    Stillpoints under everything. Multiple room acoustic panels.

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    Re: Bluetooth Headphone Use With Main System

    Not knowing your budget, I would consider the Cary DMS-600 Streamer/DAC. It is the only DAC in its class that I know of that transmits a Bluetooth signal to headphones.
    Anthony
    Analog: VPI CLASSIC 3/Ortofon A95> ASR Basis Exclusive HV---->

    Digital: Mac Mini (for now)> CARY DMS-600 DAC/Streamer---->
    ...........Cary 306 SACD PRO Disc Player---->

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    Re: Bluetooth Headphone Use With Main System

    Following Jack's suggestion of looking to the Pro Audio world, I found this:

    KlarkTeknik AIR LINK DW 20T Stereo 2.4 GHz Wireless Transmitter ($89.00)
    KlarkTeknik AIR LINK DW 20T Stereo 2.4 GHz Wireless Transmitter

    It seems to be exactly what I'm looking for. Does any AS reader have any experience with it.
    Tom
    Ultimate Audio
    SoundLab Dealer

    "Sometimes I live in the country,
    Sometimes I live in town,
    Sometimes I have a great notion,
    To jump in the river ....."
    from GoodNite Irene


    Country System:
    SoundLab Ultimate-1PX Electrostatic Speakers
    Pass Labs XP-20 pre, Pass Labs XA60.8 Amps
    ARC REF2SE Phono
    SME 20/2 table SME V arm, Stillpoints LPI
    Minus-K BM-8 passive vibration control under tt
    Koetsu Rosewood Signature cartridge, Klaudio RCM
    Roon Nucleus+
    Lumin A1 Network Music Player
    Skywire balanced IC's, Teo liquid speaker cables
    3 dedicated AC lines
    Shunyata Triton v2, 3 Typhons, (one QR), and
    Various Shunyata Alpha & Sigma PC's throughout.
    Stillpoints under everything.

    City System:
    Ayre KX-R Twenty Pre
    Pass Labs X-260.8 Monoblocks
    Esoteric K-03 SACD Player
    Roon Nucleus+
    Lumin X-1 Network Music Player
    Sound Lab Ultimate-545PX Speakers
    Shunyata Hydra 8, Typhon QR
    Various Shunyata Alpha & Sigma PC's throughout
    Stillpoints under everything. Multiple room acoustic panels.

  8. #8

    Re: Bluetooth Headphone Use With Main System

    Wonder what your needs are.
    This is a sender that needs a receiver and the receiver does have line out only.

    You can connect a headphone amp to it but than you have a wired solution.
    You might as well connect a headphone amp (assume you don't have a headphone out) straight to your pre-amp and skip these products.

    As your headphone is bluetooth you have a couple of options.
    LUMIN - Multi-Room
    Lumin supports Airplay.
    Connect your iPhone to it and use this as a receiver.

    Simply try a Bluetooth transmitter, maybe it is not as worse as you think e.g. Best Bluetooth Transmitter for TV & More | Avantree

    Get a pro portable solution like Audio Wireless Monitoring System - Sennheiser
    I haven't the slightest idea how it compares with Bluetooth.

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