Cable vs Bluetooth

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Cable vs Bluetooth

Unread post by Latteman » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:10 pm

Hi, I have my digital sources off to one side of the room and run a 5meter phono cable to the p50.
I’m considering purchasing a Bluetooth sender/receiver kit to banish the cable and would like your thoughts on Bluetooth connection and recommendations of equipment- in all honesty I’m only considering a change as the cable bulge under the rug is unsightly lol
Analogue Source-ARB Turntable & 10” dual pivot arm, Grado Gold MI, Nva Phono 1 / Bellari Vp129.
Digital Sources- Meridian 206 cdp, Tibo Smart Streamer, Beresford TC- 7510, Apple Tv, Pro-Ject Bluetooth box E
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Re: Cable vs Bluetooth

Unread post by CN211276 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:18 pm

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arcam-MINIBLIN ... 3I97UDKN6D

This is quite good. It is the only input on my second system.
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Re: Cable vs Bluetooth

Unread post by Latteman » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:19 pm

Was looking at that in richer sounds today
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Digital Sources- Meridian 206 cdp, Tibo Smart Streamer, Beresford TC- 7510, Apple Tv, Pro-Ject Bluetooth box E
Amplification-NVA P50 A20 A60
Speakers- Diy Cubes; Ls1, Ls5; SSC
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Re: Cable vs Bluetooth

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:03 pm

No experience, I only trust cables.

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Re: Cable vs Bluetooth

Unread post by Fretless » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:36 pm

Bluetooth gives me headaches and tinnitus.
Main: NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2
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Re: Cable vs Bluetooth

Unread post by Daniel Quinn » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:48 pm

I can't possibly see how it can equal cable.
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Re: Cable vs Bluetooth

Unread post by CN211276 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:09 pm

It does not equal cable but sounds ok, only use it in the second bedroom system.
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

Sonore microRendu/McRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Mscaler/Qutest, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.

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Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS2.

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Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.

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Re: Cable vs Bluetooth

Unread post by Pianist~Envy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:24 pm

Spotify = fine. 16bit and up, noticeably lower quality whatever the equipment.
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Re: Cable vs Bluetooth

Unread post by Fretless » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:54 pm

Spotify is (at best) a 320 Mbps Ogg Vorbis compressed data stream. An average FLAC stream is double that. All wireless signals will be subject to jitter caused by transmitting and receiving devices - and dropouts from surrounding EM/radio interference.

Stick to cables if you want quality. The only wireless device I use is a Sonos in the kitchen which is just fine for background and washing-up music.
Main: NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2
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Re: Cable vs Bluetooth

Unread post by Latteman » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:08 pm

Fretless wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:54 pm


Stick to cables if you want quality. The only wireless device I use is a Sonos in the kitchen which is just fine for background and washing-up music.
Dolly Parton- 9 to 5 ?
Analogue Source-ARB Turntable & 10” dual pivot arm, Grado Gold MI, Nva Phono 1 / Bellari Vp129.
Digital Sources- Meridian 206 cdp, Tibo Smart Streamer, Beresford TC- 7510, Apple Tv, Pro-Ject Bluetooth box E
Amplification-NVA P50 A20 A60
Speakers- Diy Cubes; Ls1, Ls5; SSC
Mini BMU

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