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External bluetooth with a Pioneer Elite receiver setup question

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by tdhcsc, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Message #1 of 9 Mar 26, 2020
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    I've got 2 Pioneer Elite receivers in my home. A VSX-70 and a 50.

    I'm trying to get an external bluetooth device with 'line in' RCA plugs connected so I can listen to the show on bluetooth headsets at the same time my wife is watching the movie on the surround speaker system so,,, both the speakers and the bluetooth headset need to be on at the same time. OK, so I'm hard of hearing! Both bluetooth and speakers independently volume controlled. Speakers via the remote and headsets with the headset volume control. For the life of me I just can't seem to figure it out.

    Just need to know where the RCA plugs go in the plethora of options available. Don't know if it's even possible to do it without purchasing another piece of equipment.

    I've searched everywhere on the net for an answer but can't seem to find one.

    Any help appreciated!.
     
  2. Mike Frezon

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    Daniel:

    I'm going to move this post to our Hardware Forum (specifically, receivers) to get more eyes on your question.

    I would bet an answer will come soon.

    Welcome to the HTF!

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    Thanks!
     
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    What you need is a Bluetooth transmitter. The Avantree Oasis seems to be one of the better ones. Its stereo 3.5 mm input would connect to the Pioneer’s main RCA outputs, using a stereo RCA to 3.5 mm cable. The only possible caveat, some AVRs disconnect the front speakers if you plug a cable into the main output jacks. That’s something you should check before you spend your money.

    https://avantree.com/oasis-plus-bluetooth-transmitter-for-tv

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    I already have a bluetooth transmitter. It seems the Pioneer Elite series disconnects the speakers when I plug it in to the RCA outputs and the built in software demands I select one or the other when I'm setting it up.
     
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    Wayne;

    You got me thinking,

    Perhaps an HDMI splitter and use the second output with an HDMI audio extractor. That way I wouldn't have to deal with the 2 zone setup, plus the VSX-40 doesn't have 2 HDMI outputs.

    I would be taking the HDMI feed to the TV, ruin it through a splitter and on #2 output add an audio extractor which would be connected to the bluetooth transmitter. ?????

    I've been working all day reading on the subject and playing with the receiver with no luck.

    What do you think of that concept??

    Thanks for your idea!

    Dan
     
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    I don’t know enough about HDMI and associated splitters to comment. Worth a try, and you’ll have the Zone 2 option as a back-up.

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    The wife says I should call Leo LaPorte. She listens to him on Saturdays and it's a different subject than the questions he usually gets.

    I think I'll try the idea you gave me. I'm surprised that I can't find the answer anywhere except to ask an expert like yourself.

    Thanks again. I'm gone!

    Dan,
     

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