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Belkin tunestage + ipad2??

Discussion in 'Streamers & Network Music Players' started by dudeonline, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. dudeonline

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    Hi..

    anyone know if the Belkin tunestage works with the ipad2? In theory it should work as ipad2 is A2DP enabled..

    Cheers,

    Nev
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    As I said, Apple's bluetooth implementations are not known for their reliability or stability so best to check first. Try googling 'Apple Bluetooth problems' to see the issues others are having, especially since iOS6.
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    Will do.. would be useful if it did as second hand they are very cheap now.. Can't think why Apple would want to sabotage bluetooth capability.. ;)

    PS missed your comment first time round about the A2DP.. doh! :)
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    The worry is that these units are getting on now and Belkin may have not issued firmware updates to allow them to work with Apple's bluetooth stack.
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    I've purchased a Logitech one now, people have said it works with their ipad so we'll see.. I'll report back on its success with the ipad2..
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    Yes, it works. I have a first generation Tunestage and got it connected to iPad 2 & am streaming now Spotify to my Arcam Solo mini. First try didn't seem to work, so I tried the iPod dongle. iPad stopped playing through its own speakers but nothing streamed to the Tunestage receiver. When I pulled out the dongle, the iPad's own bluetooth suddenly sprung to life and asked for as password; "0000" worked immediately (so much for the usefulness of pw protection..).

    Connection is maintained to appr. 9m (appr. 27ft), including two walls, so I assume larger distance ok with clear line of view. When disconnected b/c of distance, connection is restored when spending a few moments close to the Tunestage base station. After telling iPad to forget the connection, it had a little trouble reconnecting again; moving close to the Tunestage base station helped.

    Quality of sound is acceptable, not great, and quite a touch lower in volume than e.g. a cd on the Solo mini itself.

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