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Connect 2 audio speakers via Bluetooth simultaneously

by RCC702 / November 23, 2011 12:36 AM PST

I want to connect 2 separate speakers via Bluetooth and have both of the speaker sets play at the same time.

I know you can't have 2 devices of the same type connected at the same time via Bluetooth, but isn't there a device that will connect to Bluetooth and then distribute the audio to the 2 speaker sets similar to what a repeater does? Or are there speakers that I an buy that are designed to connect themselves wirelessly in a series? There has to be somethng available! Please help. Thanks.

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Why not?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2011 3:51 AM PST

I won't duplicate the bluetooth audio spec here but it's not multicast audio (yet.)

To solve this we could add a second BT audio "sender" for the second receiver to use.

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Re: Why not?
by RCC702 / November 23, 2011 10:32 AM PST
In reply to: Why not?

Awesme. Yes, multicast is the word I was looking for. If I added a Bluetooth sender would that connect trough the headphone jack? Then I could still connect one of the speaker units through the regular Bluetooth connection which would give me two available connections from my Blackberry Bold 9650. Do you think there would be any lag between the regular Bluetooth connection and the aux Bluetooth sender unit?

I was looking at the SuperTooth DISCO, Logitech Wireless Boombox , or the Soundfreaq SFQ-01 Sound Platform. They all have good reviews on Amazon. Do you know about any of these?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2011 10:34 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Why not?

I don't own any of those.

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by RCC702 / November 23, 2011 10:45 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Why not?

Or...I could attach one set of speakers through the jack on my BB and then connect the other set of speakers via Bluetooth as long as I don't care about my phone being tied to the speakers?

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Interesting idea but
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2011 11:06 AM PST
In reply to: Re:

How would you deal with latency issues?

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Your answer
by RealKanashii / December 14, 2011 11:59 PM PST

your solution is buy a device with: Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)

Here is a listing of the main enhancements/features you will find with Bluetooth Specification Version 2.0 + EDR:

Backward compatible with previous Bluetooth versions
Three times faster transmission speed (10 times in some cases)
Enhanced data rate of up to 3 Mbps
Lower power consumption due to reduced duty cycles
Broadcast/multicast support
Simplification of multi-link scenarios due to more available bandwidth
Distributed media-access control protocols
Further improved Bit Error Rate performance

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