Itunes to my stereo reciever without a connection?

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  1. Cberg999 macrumors newbie

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    Can I get the music on my Itunes sent to my reciever without actually connecting the 2? Bluetooth perhaps?
     
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  3. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    I believe that is what the Airport Express does... the new $99. one.
     
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    You’ve put together an extensive digital music collection in iTunes and arranged it into playlists to suit your every mood. Now you want to enjoy it in your living room on your home stereo, not just in the den, where your computer sits. You can, thanks to AirPort Express with AirTunes.

    Party Central.If you already have a wireless network in place, you can use AirPort Express to add music to its capabilities. Let’s say, for example, you have AirPort Extreme set up in your den. There’s no need to scrap this setup and create a whole new network. Simply connect AirPort Express to your stereo in your favorite music room and plug it into an electrical outlet — it wirelessly links to your existing network, letting you play your music in your room of choice without moving anything or connecting anything else.

    Plug. Play. Rock out.AirTunes takes the music from the iTunes library on your computer and sends it wirelessly to any stereo or speakers in your home. All you have to do is plug an AirPort Express into an electrical outlet near those speakers, then connect them with an audio cable.In iTunes, you can choose which speakers you want your music to play on — in your den, living room, or bedroom. If you have more than one AirPort Express connected to speakers, you can play the same music on all your speakers at the same time to create a whole-house musical experience.
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    Airtunes on an Airport Express or an FM transmitter for your computer.

    TEG
     
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  8. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Bluetooth should work. You'll need a stereo bluetooth receiver to plug into your receiver. I found one by Sony at a BestBuy. Good for about 30 feet, assuming not many walls between.
     
  9. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Since my last post, I dug up my Sony device, plugged it into my stereo's MD/DAT input, paired it with my iMac, and now I've got iTunes playing music through my home theater surround system.

    The part you want is the Sony HWS-BTA2W. Best Buy is where I got mine. You may be able to find other options.

    If you are using bluetooth mice and/or keyboard, you may get a little interference. My Dell bluetooth mouse occasionally interrupts the stereo bluetooth signal when moved about.

    BTW, that Sony part is also a transmitter. You can have it send stereo audio from your home stereo line out to your mac if you want. I think mainly they intend it to transmit to bluetooth headphones.

    4D
     
  10. Cberg999 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the help guys, I appreciate it. I think I'm going to go with the airport express.
     

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