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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.

wireless outdoor speakers

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 …