Rated 5 out of 5áby Nick78 Great value for money
A big thank you to richer sounds for recommending this. I've been looking for options to stream music from iPad/spotify and have been to numerous places all of whom have demonstrated ú300+ streaming systems that don't actually fit what I want to do. I went to richer sounds in leeds and the guy there asked the right questions about what I want and what audio equipment I've already got and recommended this Bluetooth receiver. I've just plugged it into my home cinema system and it works like a dream, and all for ú50. And with my home cinema, I'm getting better sound quality than any of the ú300+ systems that were recommended elsewhere. Great value discreet bit of kit that's easy to use and gives great results, couldn't recommend it and richer sounds high enough.
10 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Ewan Perfect for BT connectivity on your AV
Small unit, approx 5x5x1 cm
Perfect for my requirement I.E. streaming music from my tablet to my AMP
Great for live streaming of spotify, walkman, youtube audio, podcasts, internet radio. Change tracks from a different room.
07 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby HappyGeezer Very pleasantly surprised
I have a 15 year old Which Magazine 5 Star Award winning matched Sony component system with Sony Brooklands floor speakers. The sound quality has always been so good but all had become redundant when my music became digital, Spotify/iTunes etc.
I tried a QED bluetooth unit a while back but was disappointed and returned it. Then browsing Richer Sounds website last week I saw the HK BTA10. I read loads of reviews between this and the newer QED II and decided to give it a try. I even agreed with the store that if it was anything like the last one I could return it.
I got home, put the kettle on, unpacked the unit, plugged it in to the back of my amp, connected the iPhone and went to make my cup of tea to the crystal clear sounds of Dominic Miller's beautiful guitar strings.
I have no drop-outs, the sound is as good as I've been getting out of the Bose SD10 but due to the size of the units I'm connected to its bigger, deeper and very, very satisfying.
I'm a very happy geezer!
03 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby DaveJ Great Piece Of Kit
Works fine in my living room, haven't tried it up to it's claimed 10m range as my devices are only a maximum of about 4m away but I'm able to stream audio from my phone and laptop to it no problem. Quality is great with A2DP devices.
Doesn't seem to like you switching devices without powering it off and back on again but that isn't a problem.
Great for streaming music from my phone or the audio from my laptop.
Small so it doesn't look out of place next to or on top of my amplifier.
12 September 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby Gledders Dropouts
I am lucky enough to own another Bluetooth receiver to compare this against. I have a Blackberry Music Gateway in the car.
Well, I bought the Harman Kardon as an impulse buy from the Holborn store as I needed to spend over ú100 to get a tenner off when using my VIP voucher. I bought it in coordination with a Cambridge Audio AM1 Amplifier.
The setup was easy, sound quality good.
However there is one major flaw, as mentioned by other reviewers.
Dropouts. My device has significant dropouts lasting for about 1 second every 5 minutes or so. This is enough to disrupt the enjoyment of music. I listen to a lot of audio books too, and it is noticeable there too, albeit more acceptable.
My BlackBerry Music Gateway has no dropouts at all.
I have tried the following devices with the Harman Kardon: iPhone 5, iPad Mini, Asus FonePad and Google Nexus 4.Distance, 1-5 metres. All of them have audio dropouts with this device. Hence the star rating.
BlackBerry ú30. Harman Kardon ú50.
27 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Happybunny Brilliant
This is an amazing device. It's so small, much smaller than I thought it would be. It works exactly how it's supposed to and it's easy to set up. As to the sound quality, I noticed no difference between using a physical audio input and the Bluetooth connection. I used this device with my Harmon/Kardon soundsticks 3 and it works perfectly.
21 July 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby elephant HARMAN KARDON BTA10 Bluetooth Antenna
If you want to stream music from your iPhone etc. to your music system and need a wireless interface, then I would recommend the Hardman Kardon BTA10 bluetooth antenna. The antenna is connect to the mains and to the auxilliary input of your music system via the leads provided with it. Some bluetooth antennae connect via the iPod dock which means that you have to exclusively use streaming. The advantage of the HKBTA10 is that you connect via the auxilliary input which frees up the iPod dock so you can switch between the two without having to unplug your iPod.
14 July 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Joe321 Does exactly what it says
If you work in a studio with expensive equipment them I am sure that you will say that the audio quality is not the best but for everyone else this is a great product. I have one at home and one at work.
I cannot notice anything bad about the sound quality, to me it sounds great (and I am fussy about music quality), has a great range and also saved me from having to buy a sound system with bluetooth.
Again, sound quality in my opinion is great and its also so easy to use.
11 July 2013