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Is it possible to add Bluetooth capability to my boombox?

Asked by 2davidc8 (9510points) 1 month ago

I have an old Sony Xplod boombox. Looks ugly (never liked its looks) but sounds great. It has AM/FM and can play CDs, including MP3 tracks. It also has an AUX input which allows you to connect anything with a standard earphone plug like the iPhones used to have. It does not, however, have USB.
Is there an accessory that I can attach that will add Bluetooth connectivity?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Does it have a cassette player? If so, you can get something like this

Put it into the cassette player and have fun.

Otherwise no.

hmmmmmm's avatar

Something like this?

stanleybmanly's avatar

Do you want the boombox to transmit or receive bluetooth signals?

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

With an aux in yeah, there are plenty of products. I added Bluetooth to a 1960’s RCA console I rebuilt. I have an echo dot connected to it now.

2davidc8's avatar

@stanleybmanly I want to play music that’s on my iPhone and iPad on the boombox via Bluetooth. I know that I can connect the phone directly to the boombox with the 3.5 mm earphone plug, but Bluetooth is more convenient. So, I want the boombox to receive signals.
@ARE_you_kidding_me Can you please suggest a product?

stanleybmanly's avatar

There are plenty of transmitting devices on the market designed to plug into the headphone jack, though they vary tremendously in efficacy. A few years back, I would have been in a position to discuss this topic, but I’m no longer current on developments. I can warn you that it’s important that you consider the power source for
the device of your choice. By this I mean you want to know the length of time you have for reliable performance between the transmitter’s battery charges. I wound up with a unit that worked beautifully, but delivers less than a full hour of playtime before the thing has to be removed and recharged.

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