Bluetooth and AirPlay seem to be all the rage lately. However, is wireless streaming really worth upgrading a treasured component in your home theater system? Harman Kardon doesn’t think so. Instead, the company is making it easy to add wireless capabilities into any setup, via the new BTA 10 Bluetooth adapter.
The BTA 10 plugs into any sound system. It can be old or new and doesn’t even have to be made by Harman Kardon. Just plug this box into an analog device and from there you can stream up to eight different Bluetooth equipped devices, including smartphones and tablets.
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Of course, you could get something like the $99 AirPort Express to use AirPlay. However, Harman Kardon has priced the BTA 10 at a competitve $59 — and it works with content from Apple, Android or Windows-mobile smartphones and tablets.
Other features include connection cables for both the standard RCA left/right jacks, as well as 3.5mm input connections.
“This product is flat-out simple, perfect for an era where consumers take their audio content with them wherever they go,” said Sachin Lawande, executive vice president of Harman and co-president of Harman Lifestyle and Infotainment. “The Harman Kardon BTA 10 provides the convenience of streaming all types of audio content through traditional audio systems with the quality listeners have come to expect from Harman Kardon.”
Harman is currently selling the BTA 10 on its own website. It can also be found online at BestBuy.com.