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Tips for Repairing Bluetooth Audio Receivers

Posted on October 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

I’m going to look at some Bluetooth audio receivers and more particular amplifiers and showcase how to repair them in case they fail. If your Bluetooth audio receiver doesn’t work anymore than the first thing to check is that it has adequate power. To do this, I would recommend using a voltmeter. Simply plug in the power supply which is shipped with the receiver and measure the voltage that is supplied by the power supply. The number that is shown by the voltmeter should match the number which is printed on the label which is attached onto the power supply. If the voltage differs significantly from the nominal voltage then it is time to swap the power supply. You can purchase another power supply either from the original manufacturer or from another manufacturer.

If you decide to purchase from another …

Some Safety Advice for Repairing Electronic Products

Posted on June 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

If you own an electronic product then every once in a while it will break. Hopefully, there still is warranty on the product. In the United States, most manufacturers warrant products for three months. However, some products also have a warranty of one year or more. If you feel that a specific product is likely to break then I highly suggest to purchase an extended warranty. This warranty is available not only from the retailer which is selling the product but also from many independent companies.

However, if it turns out that the product is defective and you no longer have warranty then you could attempt to repair the product yourself. If you do have some background in electronics then many minor repairs are easily done. However, it is crucial to pay attention to some important safety tips in order …


Bluetooth Receivers and other Wireless Products for Streaming Audio

Posted on January 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

In this post, I’m going to focus on streaming music. There several wireless technologies which are being used these days to transfer music either from a cell phone or from a stationary device to another device. One popular technology is HD radio. This technology is about to overtake traditional FM radio. However, it also has some drawbacks. Due to the limited bandwidth, there is a significant amount of compression applied to the signal. That limits audio fidelity. So you will not experience CD quality audio on a radio which runs the HD radio stream.

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Another commonly available technology is Bluetooth. Bluetooth is usually used to stream from a cell phone to a pair of speakers. If you don’t own Bluetooth speakers, you can purchase an Amphony Bluetooth receiver which can be connected to active speakers to make them pick up …


A Comparison between Wireless and Regular Loudspeakers

Posted on September 7, 2015 in Uncategorized

If you are in the market for speakers then you may have wondered whether to purchase regular loudspeakers or wireless speakers. The fact is that wireless speakers have become more popular lately thanks to advances in technology. In this article, I will compare both options and show you the pros and cons of each type of speaker. With your application in mind, this should help you decide on one of these options.

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First of all, let me explain the difference between regular and wireless loudspeakers. Regular speakers require power amplifier unless they are active meaning they have a built an amplifier. 95% of regular loudspeakers don’t have an amplifier built in and as such require an amplifier to work. Usually, regular speakers are less expensive than wireless speakers which offer similar sound quality. However, you have to factor the …


Why Many People Do Not Trust Wireless Speakers

Posted on August 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

Wireless speakers have become extremely popular during the last 10 years. Especially the last three years has seen a boom of Bluetooth speakers. This growth in Bluetooth speakers can mostly be attributed to the growth in cell phones in particular smart phones which support Bluetooth. Around 80% of Bluetooth speakers are being used with a smart phone. Some people also use Bluetooth speakers with their hi-fi system. However, Bluetooth speakers are somewhat limited in their fidelity. That is because Bluetooth uses audio compression.

wireless loudspeakers

This limitation fidelity is one of the reasons that people don’t really trust in the performance of wireless speakers. However, there are some other reasons as well. Wireless doesn’t seem as reliable as connecting speakers by speaker cable. This is the most pronounced reason why people still prefer regular speakers if they easy to install. Bluetooth …


How to Avoid Mishaps When Purchasing Some Wireless Speakers

Posted on August 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

It is not often that you are faced with having to purchase some speakers. Usually when you remodel your home or when you purchase a new home, where you have to needs to purchase equipment to play music or stream tunes from a computer. Speakers are a crucial part of any such installation. Obviously, you can hire an installer which not only can assist you in setting up the equipment but also provide you with some recommendations off suitable speakers. However, many people prefer to save some money and purchase speakers themselves. However, if you’re not equipped to drill holes into walls and run long speaker wires and if your house is not already pre—wired with audio cables, then you may have a hard time setting up speakers. Wireless speakers are a natural choice in the situation. That is because …