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Question from George L.: I know your site is mostly about computers but I hope you can answer a question about my audio gear.
I have an older Sony stereo system that I’d love to connect some Bluetooth speakers and headphones to.
The problem is the stereo doesn’t have Bluetooth built in.
Is there any way to connect Bluetooth speakers/headphones to one of these old non-Bluetooth stereos?
Rick’s answer: I’ll be glad to answer your question George, and the answer is yes.
You can indeed connect Bluetooth speakers and headphones to an older stereo system or TV by using an inexpensive device called a Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver like this one from TaoTronics.
These devices are very affordable, and they work quite well. They are also pretty easy to install and configure.
All you have to do is connect the device to your stereo’s audio output jacks and then pair the speakers to the transmitter.
Once the devices are paired with each other you’ll be able to place the speakers or headphones anywhere that’s within range of the transmitter’s Bluetooth signal and listen to the music you love via your older stereo equipment!
Click here to read more about the TaoTronics Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver at Amazon.
I hope this helps, George. Good luck!
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