Monthly Archives: January 2016

How to Use a Bluetooth Receiver to Turn a Loudspeaker into a Bluetooth Speaker

I have some old loudspeakers which didn’t have much use anymore. So I decided to turn them into speakers which I can use to stream music from my phone. The easiest way I could figure out to do this is by using a commercially available Bluetooth receiver. In this article, I’m going to show you what I did to my speaker to make it Bluetooth compatible.

The speaker I used is made by Polk audio. It is a regular passive speaker. Then I purchased a Bluetooth receiver from Amphony. This receiver is different from some other Bluetooth receivers such as models from Belkin in that it has an amplifier built in. That is important because the speaker doesn’t have an amplifier. The first step in retrofitting the speaker was to attach the Bluetooth receiver to the rear panel.…