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Offline James Edward

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Bluetooth Issues
« on: June 21, 2020, 05:53:20 AM »
My last brown hair is gray. This is driving me nuts.
I have a new ipad- and an old ipad. I had been occasionally pairing it to my bluetooth receiver, then playing through the stereo.
I say occasionally, because I can't swear it was working properly right before I set up the new ipad.
Symptoms- Ipad recognizes audioengine bt receiver. It connects. Music will play for a split second, then disconnect bt connection. Music pauses. When I hit play, music plays through the ipad speaker. I use the bt for itunes, though I have the same issue via youtube.
I have restarted the ipads- for troubleshooting purposes, I will state that both of them exhibit this issue. I have unplugged and rebooted the bt receiver.
I have tried 'forget this device' then reconnected.
I believe I have restarted/rebooted each device probably 5 times.
Any thoughts greatly appreciated. I didn't know where to post this, so feel free to move it if there's a better forum spot.
Thanks.

Offline James Edward

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Re: Bluetooth Issues
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 06:00:53 AM »
I will add- bluetooth connection works when connecting to a standalone bluetooth speaker.
Also- these ipads and receiver are unrelated to previous questions I posed about bluetooth products for a friend.

Offline James Edward

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Re: Bluetooth Issues
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 08:18:02 AM »
My IPOD appears to work with no issues. Just thought to try it.

Offline Nick B

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Re: Bluetooth Issues
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2020, 08:26:41 AM »
I know very little about this stuff. But would there be a firmware update available on your receiver? Also, have you tried calling Apple support?
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Re: Bluetooth Issues
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2020, 09:00:30 AM »
Nick, I was about to post again on my one man thread. I'm thinking that the ipod and bt receiver are both of the same vintage. I believe you are correct- I'm going to investigate further.

Offline James Edward

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Re: Bluetooth Issues
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2020, 09:04:06 AM »
I purchased the Audioengine bt piece in 2017. It is most likely what you said about firmware. I'll contact Audioengine.

Offline James Edward

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Re: Bluetooth Issues
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2020, 09:10:45 AM »
Now I'm reading that a number of people have issues with apple products and this piece. I'll update with my findings. Over and out.

Offline dflee

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Re: Bluetooth Issues
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2020, 10:00:49 AM »
Hope you get it figured out.
Please keep us posted.

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Offline Nick B

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Re: Bluetooth Issues
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2020, 12:37:26 PM »
Jim,
My Roon has been down for 4-5 days...I feel your pain....
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Offline James Edward

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Re: Bluetooth Issues / Bluesound To The Rescue
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2020, 05:02:34 AM »
No resolution to the issue at hand to report, but I've discovered a workaround that is even better. I use the Bluesound Node 2i as a streamer, and did not realize that it is also a bluetooth receiver. I always just figured it could be used as a bluetooth headphone output 'jack'.
After a little reading and surmising, I now have a slightly 'cleaner' solution. One less power supply and cord from the separate bt receiver means one less potential bit of interference.
I know having Tidal means I don't necessarily need to use iTunes much, but some things in my iTunes library are simply not available otherwise (and vice versa). Having bluetooth working is also great for when someone comes over and wants to play dj, etc.
Thanks for the forum and the answers.

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Re: Bluetooth Issues/Bluesound To The Rescue
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2020, 05:39:33 AM »
I may be imagining this- I think the Bluesound Node 2i sounds better too. Maybe...

Offline Barry (NJ)

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Re: Bluetooth Issues
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2020, 05:21:03 AM »
Cool, glad you were able to work it out.
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