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  1. #1
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    Bluetooth Amplifier

    Hello,

    I am looking for an amp that has a Bluetooth input built in. I am hoping to just run a power wire to the trunk for the amp and a couple package tray speakers. Is this doable and if so, does anyone have a suggestion on a brand or dealer?

    Thanks,

    Ken

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    They are all over Amazon. Several of the newer car amplifiers have a built in bluetooth input.

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    Ken ... I buy all my stuff from Sonicelectronix, tons of selection, GREAT support and awesome pricing

    Cheers
    Steve
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    Thanks for the replies.

    It turns out I was just searching incorrectly. The trick is to search on a car audio website to find an amp with bluetooth built in, then search for that part number through amazon, ebay, etc. Im finding only a few big-name brands that offer an amp like this, but what I didnt consider is how limited tuning/balance/fading would be with a phone/ipod. I think I will just run some 6x9's in the package tray via 4 ch amp. Sonic is a great tip, thanks much!

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    I have found that using just the phone as a source unit is difficult to get great full and balanced sound compared to a regular installation with a radio that has EQ adjustments. There are EQ apps you can download and some music apps like Spotify have basic EQ adjustments that help. A little overkill but if you still want to use just a phone as the source, you can put a JL Audio TwK in between a Bluetooth adapter and regular amp. That would give you full tunability and a volume knob... I plan on using a JL VXi amp (which has the TwK built in) and a phone as the source unit in my car
    -Chris
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    Crutchfield is always a great place to get electronic info ;)

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    I’ve looked at some of the Bluetooth amps out there and I’ve seen some negative comments about not being able to adjust the gain when using Bluetooth

  8. #8
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    I have a JBL 4 channel Bluetooth amp. Works great. Has a small screen that can be hidden. No issues with it