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    • MRGANNET
    • By MRGANNET 13th Nov 18, 7:44 PM
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    Playing Spotify through an older amp and speakers
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    Playing Spotify through an older amp and speakers 13th Nov 18 at 7:44 PM
    I have a turntable at home which I play through a Marantz PM66SE Amp and B&M speakers. The amp and speakers are easily 20+ years old but sound great......is there any way I can connect something which will let me stream Spotify through this kit?
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 13th Nov 18, 8:07 PM
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    What are you receiving Spotify on at the moment?

    If it's a phone/tablet you can get Bluetooth receiver adapters, eg this. You'd probably need a 3.5mm-socket-to-twin-phono-plugs adapter lead to connect to the Aux/Line in of the amplifier.

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    • MRGANNET
    • By MRGANNET 13th Nov 18, 8:14 PM
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    • 13th Nov 18, 8:14 PM
    What are you receiving Spotify on at the moment?

    If it's a phone/tablet you can get Bluetooth receiver adapters, eg this. You'd probably need a 3.5mm-socket-to-twin-phono-plugs adapter lead to connect to the Aux/Line in of the amplifier.

    Suggestions here [may include affiliate links]
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    Yes, just getting Spotify through my phone and playing through a Sonos One but the other speakers will be a lot better. Will take a look at the receiver adapter.....thanks.
    • MRGANNET
    • By MRGANNET 13th Nov 18, 8:31 PM
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    • 13th Nov 18, 8:31 PM
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    • 13th Nov 18, 8:31 PM
    What are you receiving Spotify on at the moment?

    If it's a phone/tablet you can get Bluetooth receiver adapters, eg this. You'd probably need a 3.5mm-socket-to-twin-phono-plugs adapter lead to connect to the Aux/Line in of the amplifier.

    Suggestions here [may include affiliate links]
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    Just to check, do I need both of the items you've linked or just 1?
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 13th Nov 18, 8:33 PM
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    Sound outputted through a phones 3.5mm socket wont be great quality unfortunately. It’s good enough for most but a trained ear like yours may be disappointed. Taking the raw data signal and putting it through a dedicated DAC will give much better quality if you arent happy with the earphone output.
    • MRGANNET
    • By MRGANNET 13th Nov 18, 8:48 PM
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    • 13th Nov 18, 8:48 PM
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    Sound outputted through a phones 3.5mm socket wont be great quality unfortunately. Itís good enough for most but a trained ear like yours may be disappointed. Taking the raw data signal and putting it through a dedicated DAC will give much better quality if you arent happy with the earphone output.
    Originally posted by coffeehound
    DAC....is that what Owain Moneysaver's second link above is?
    • A Nice Englishman
    • By A Nice Englishman 13th Nov 18, 9:31 PM
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    I'd try plugging the earphone socket of phone straight into the amp to start with. You'd probably need a stereo 3.5mm jack to 2x phono plug lead. Probably available in your local Pound shop.

    If you're happy with that, no need to spend any more.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 14th Nov 18, 7:12 PM
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    • 14th Nov 18, 7:12 PM
    Just to check, do I need both of the items you've linked or just 1?
    Originally posted by MRGANNET
    Just one, to convert the amplifier input to bluetooth.

    Assuming your phone is already sending/transmitting bluetooth.
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    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 5th Feb 19, 5:13 PM
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    • 5th Feb 19, 5:13 PM
    Do you not mean B&W speakers? Never heard of B&M, I thought that was a junk shop.
    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 6th Feb 19, 5:51 AM
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    Do you not mean B&W speakers? Never heard of B&M, I thought that was a junk shop.
    Originally posted by parking_question_chap
    I thought they meant B&O speakers.

    OP hasn't been online since last November so I guess they sorted the problem out.

    Now I am intrigued, did they mean B&O, B&W or maybe B&M really do speakers :-)
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    • benmyers
    • By benmyers 4th Mar 19, 3:22 AM
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    Did you mean B&W speakers?
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