ColinH
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Connection to Technics HiFi system

Good morning I'm not a Bose owner but hope to be soon.

 

I have a 30 year old Technics HiFi system that is still in good working order. It has separate turntable, tape player and CD player linked through a combined receiver/Amp to a couple of fairly large passive speakers.

 

I need to get rid of the large speakers and I am hoping to connect my HiFi, wirelessly if possible, to a Bose Soundbar. The Soundbar 300 looks promising but how do I get a compatible output from my Technics system. Is there a better alternative?

 

Thanks

CH 

 

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Bose Smart Soundbar 300

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Morlock
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Re: Connection to Technics HiFi system

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What outputs does your current amp have?

 

Soundbars are generally designed as just an input from the TV, so that's the best way to get sound into it (through HDMI or Optical)  If your amp has on optical output that could work, but I suspect it's just the speaker output and maybe headphone out.

 

Next best option would be outputting through the headphone out.  In this way you would use either a BT transmitter or an analogue (3.5mm) to digital (optical) audio converter.

 

If it only has speaker output, there's probably nothing to do.

 

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What outputs does your current amp have?

 

Soundbars are generally designed as just an input from the TV, so that's the best way to get sound into it (through HDMI or Optical)  If your amp has on optical output that could work, but I suspect it's just the speaker output and maybe headphone out.

 

Next best option would be outputting through the headphone out.  In this way you would use either a BT transmitter or an analogue (3.5mm) to digital (optical) audio converter.

 

If it only has speaker output, there's probably nothing to do.

 

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Re: Connection to Technics HiFi system

Thanks for your reply

 

The Amp has twin wires to left speaker and twin wires to right speaker.

There is a headphone socket.

Could you suggest something that I could plug in to headphone socket that would transmit BT or WiFi to Soundbar?

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Re: Connection to Technics HiFi system

You won't find anything Wifi unless it also has a receiver, then it becomes more trouble than it's worth.

 

Really, you can find 100 BT transmitters on Ebay/Amazon.  Most electronics stores will have 5 or more.  There's nothing really to differentiate them until you test them out.