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Airplay to component stereo system

Discussion in 'AirPlay' started by sailorman, Jul 7, 2011.

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    I use airplay often with my Apple TV for the TV. That is all fine and I love it!

    But I also have a great component stereo system that I would love to send my iPad music to. Does anyone know of device like the Apple TV but made for audio system inputs?

    Thanks,
    Vince
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    Apple airport express Can send audio from your PC, it has a line out that you can plug into your stereo,I guess you could use another apple tv. check it out only £79
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    Do you need to do this 'wireless'? I have an iPod Touch which has all of my music (so have not loaded up the iPad2 w/ the same files) - I just use a 'wired' connection to an AUX input on my stereo receiver w/ a cable like the one shown below; just plugs into the iPod - iPad would work the same; of course you'll need to leave the iPad close to your stereo, but w/ playlists, I have hours of music that will play - but please let us know your solution(s) - good luck! :)

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    Yeah that's a good point! Get an iPad dock and plug it in to the stereo then get tango music player (if you have an iPhone) then you can control it with that!
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    Thanks to all for replying.

    Poser I think you have found what I was looking for.

    I will check it out.

    Thanks again,

    Vince
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    I have exact same set up with Apple tv and surround system. Depending on type of surround system you can run a TOS optical audio cable from Tv to sound system They cost about $30 to purchase This way not only your music is streamed but also your tv sound.
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    Guys - just curious how well these 'wireless' speaker options sound? I've been interested in Bluetooth (BT) headphones & speakers options for my iPod, but the reviews seem so mixed - :(

    Now, I've had a pair of Sennheiser 'wireless' headphones for a number of years to listen to my stereo - never been happy w/ this set - just a lot of interference from the airwaves.

    So, is this BT technology any better - just wondering? :)
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    I used something called Scala rider G4(Bluetooth), for my motorcycle helmet, that includes 2 stereo speakers (really flat) that fit inside the helmet, Velcro inside near ears, awesome sound(not weak), also it's voice activated, so I say "yo,or whatever", it answers my phone calls.

    To answer your question, I also used it to play music via Bluetooth from my iphone, no signal issues, none.
    I like Bluetooth.
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    i think this is cool.
    but it does not work with every stereo and that sux.

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