Post by Casey Leedom on Aug 25, 2018 0:14:24 GMT -5
So Emotiva's new Bluetooth Receiver, the BTR-1, is out and on the ordering web page. It supports the new(-ish) aptX Bluetooth 4.0 standard for higher quality audio. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to support Apple's AAC which is what iPhones use. Is this something that it does in fact have and is just missing on the specification sheet? Or, if it is missing AAC, is there any chance that AAC may eventually find its way into the BTR-1?
Almost everyone I know, including me, have iPhones, so without AAC I'll be falling back to SBC (Low Complexity Sub-band Coding).
I don't see anywhere where they say which audio formats are included? For example, I don't see FLAC or MP3 either. I can only assume (possibly incorrectly) that the source device converts the audio codec to the transmission protocol. Meaning its raw PCM when it hits the bluetooth out of the Apple Device and the Emotiva device receives AptX PCM data.
Post by Casey Leedom on Oct 4, 2018 22:38:27 GMT -5
Are you asking about Emotiva's product, the BTR-1, or the other product which does state support for Apple's AAC? Regardless, I think the answer is "yes". It's just a question of what quality music you'll be able to transfer. If the BTR-1 doesn't support Apple's AAC, then I think that the best you'll be able to do is MP3 from your iPhone/iPad to the BTR-1.