Review: Amped Wireless Long Range Bluetooth Speaker Adapter
This won’t be the longest review, which in this case is actually a positive feature. Like many audiophiles out there, I have a set of speakers which I find the be absolutely perfect for my living room. Unfortunately, since they still use a 3.5mm connection, I was unable use much else other than my television set with them. Not having a fancy Smart TV either, I was always disconnecting cables and reconnecting to my phone anytime I wanted some music. That’s not sexy.
The Amped Wireless Long Range Bluetooth Speaker Adapter (quite a mouthful) is the solution for this scenario. This little black box will stream audio through a simple Bluetooth connection through to your 3.5mm or RCA connection. Virtually little to no setup required, it’s an easy and simple solution to a common problem. But what are you getting for your $70?
Sleek, black, small, and discreet with only one small visible blue LED to confirm connection, it isn’t exactly an eye-catcher. While many have opted for soundbars, this is a much cheaper and simpler solution if you already own a nice pair of speakers. An antennae sticks out from behind can be aimed in a 180 degree radius.
An RCA and 3.5mm connection adorn the back of the device, along with the power adapter plug.
The device performs, and quite well for that matter. I was still able to receive an uninterrupted connection through two walls and ~ 100 feet. Simply syncing your device to the AMP-named Bluetooth profile will begin streaming all audio.
No app installation is required, and it performs quite the same as a vehicle’s Bluetooth speaker connection. Setup instructions are provided, although not required. Simply plugging in everything that fits is the solution in this matter.
For what it does, the BTSA1 excels. I would have liked to have multiple profiles, as well as an LCD screen for some connection information. At a price of $70, those seeking an easy, stable solution will find it with the Amped Wireless BTSA1. It’s simple, effective, and is a quality solution.