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Bluetooth is for more than just hands-free headsets! Play music wirelessly to this unit from almost any phone or tablet, and many laptops too.
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"This level of sound quality doesn't come easily to products like this, which makes the miniBlink's abilities all the more special." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine, 5-star review.
Wireless control The Arcam miniBlink Bluetooth receiver is the ideal way of listening to music from your mobile phone, tablet (such as iPad) or other Bluetooth-equipped device on your existing hi-fi. With a range of around 10m, the miniBlink is designed to let you hold your phone or portable device and select the track you want to listen to, without being tied by cables.
Burr Brown DAC and aptX Featuring a high-end Burr Brown PCM5102 DAC, the miniBlink offers sound quality a step or two up from the usual Bluetooth receiver. It also has the latest apt-X Bluetooth transmission system for superior sound quality. Simply connect to your hi-fi's analogue input via a 3.5mm socket and you can enjoy crisp, confident sound that's more detailed than you might expect from Bluetooth.
Portable too With its cute, pebble shape, the miniBlink is as unobtrusive as any Bluetooth device. Using a mini-USB power socket, it can also be powered by your PC or laptop, making it travel friendly. A separate power supply is also supplied, should you simply be connecting it to your hi-fi at home.
For Bluetooth convenience, without sacrificing sound quality, the Arcam miniBlink is the ideal link.
Type of wireless accessory. Dongle for enabling wi-fi or Bluetooth connectivity, Powerline for web connectivity and Wi-Fi extension via your mains circuit and wireless AV for audio/visual signal senders.
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Dimensions of unit (W x H x D) mm.
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG.
ARCAM MINIBLINK is rated
4.7 out of
Rated 5 out of
Excellent soundMiniblink comes well packaged with feel of a premium product. It was easy to set up, connected to my Quad 99 system and MacBook Pro in a few minutes. The BBC iplayer radio player stream from Radio 3 was used as source. Initially I wasn't sure but like many hi fi products after a little while 'warming up' I was rewarded with a clear accurate sound not far removed from my 'benchmark' of sound quality, FM radio.
The 3.5mm lead supplied for connecting to the preamp is a bit flimsy so I will probably upgrade to a more substantial lead eventually.
If you want to bring your older HiFi into the modern world of digital radio etc this is a very effective and economical way to do it.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic value for moneyThe sound quality doesn't match my LP12 and vinyl but that's not what it's about. For excellent sound quality (OK, not audiofile), easy of set up and use I have found it the perfect answer to streaming from my phone, laptop, PC based iTunes library and via a Bluetooth transmitter attached to the telly, more than passable TV sound quality.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of
Has brought new life to an old Naim amp.Easy to setup. Small enough to be tucked away out of the way. Sounds great. It's brought new life to my 25-year-old Naim 72/140 pre/power amp.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of
Genius!I am astonished at the quality of the sound that this tiny box produces. It's a million times better than just plugging the phone into the amp with a cable. Very easy to use. You do have to connect each time you use it but this avoids conflicts caused by more than one device connected at the same time. The LEDs are a very nice colour too.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of
Simple to set up and works very well.This has breathed new life into a hifi that wasn't being used because everyone played music on their iPhones
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of
Pleasantly surprisedI bought this looking forward to playing music and also using my phone at the same time as before it was attached by cable and beside my amp out of reach.
what has been a great bonus is the quality of music played wirelessly through the dac is much better quality than plugged in by directly by cable ... this i wasn't expecting and has given new life to me listening to music all over again
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of
Great bit of kit, used with my Amazon EchoExcellent bit of kit, I have used this to connect my Amazon Echo to my Denon Receiver and can now stream music through my 7.1 speaker main system with the quality being particularly good. I bought a Cambridge Audio lead at the same time based on other reviews noting the supplied cable was very thin and am glad I did as the sound is very impressive. The Miniblink is nice and small and unobtrusive. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 1 out of
HopelessI bought one miniblink, set it all up and to begin with it sounded great but after a few songs I noticed that it skipped slightly. This got worse until it was skipping 3-4 times per song for seconds at a time and it was so irritating that I couldn't listen to it any more. I contacted customer services and was told I had to take it back to a shop so I packed it up, took it to a shop which was around 1 1/2 hours drive from my home and changed it for another. The sales assistant checked it in the shop and the same thing happened so it was definitely the mini blink. When I got the new one home the same thing happened again. I have now lost patience and want my money back.
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