Aluratek Universal Bluetooth 5.0 Optical Audio Receiver/Transmitter

BH #ALABC53F • MFR #ABC53F
Aluratek Universal Bluetooth 5.0 Optical Audio Receiver/Transmitter
Key Features
  • Give Bluetooth to Non-Wireless Devices
  • Stream Audio to Bluetooth Components
  • Receive Audio from Mobile Devices
  • Transmit from up to 300' Away
With the Universal Bluetooth Optical Audio Receiver/Transmitter from Aluratek, you get an all-in-one wireless audio solution that can add Bluetooth functionality to devices and components that do not have it built in. Give your TV the ability to transmit audio wirelessly to Bluetooth headphones or speakers. Have speakers and audio systems play streaming audio from a Bluetooth mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet.
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Aluratek ABC53F Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Qualcomm aptX HD
  • 3Dual Stream Support
  • 4Additional Features

With the Universal Bluetooth Optical Audio Receiver/Transmitter from Aluratek, you get an all-in-one wireless audio solution that can add Bluetooth functionality to devices and components that do not have it built in. Give your TV the ability to transmit audio wirelessly to Bluetooth headphones or speakers. Have speakers and audio systems play streaming audio from a Bluetooth mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

This receiver/transmitter hooks up to your device's audio inputs and outputs via 3.5mm AUX, RCA, or optical S/PIDIF connections. Cables for each connector type are included, so you can be up and running right out of the box.

Qualcomm aptX HD
Qualcomm's aptX Low Latency technology is designed to eliminate any delay when audio is streamed from fast-paced video content, such as movies, videos, and games.
Dual Stream Support
When transmitting audio to Bluetooth headphones or speakers, Dual Stream supports the ability to stream to two devices simultaneously.
Additional Features
Transmits audio up to 300' away
Built-in rechargeable battery for wireless operation
Up to 13 hours of use per charge
Battery recharges in up to 2 hours
Sleep Mode turns off the receiver/transmitter within 5 minutes after disconnected from any device
Compatible with mobile devices that support the Bluetooth stereo A2DP protocol
Plug-and-Play - No driver or software needed
UPC: 812658013680

Aluratek ABC53F Specs

PortsDigital Optical S/PIDIF
RCA Audio
3.5mm AUX
Micro-USB
Bluetooth Version2.1, 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0
Bluetooth ProtocolA2DP
Wireless Range300.0' / 91.4 m
Recharge TimeUp to 2 Hours
Auto Shut Down5 Minutes
Dimensions3.2 x 3.4 x 0.9" / 8.1 x 8.6 x 2.2 cm
Weight4.2 oz / 119.1 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.645 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.55 x 5.8 x 1.4"

Aluratek ABC53F Reviews

Aluratek Universal Bluetooth 5.0 Optical Audio Receiver/Tran

By Thomas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-24

I little cumbersome to use and set up, but works - look for videos on you tube. Rechargeable battery is nice.

Studio Audio Monitoring Solution

By Russell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-12

At times I buy what looks like a good idea and if it does not immediately work it sits on the bench until I have time to pay attention. That is what happened to this transmitter. My problem has always been walking away from a camera or the production bench and forgetting I am wearing wired headphones. I suspect my original problem was that it did not pair with whatever headphone I tried. It does not pair with everything. Check the specs on the bluetooth protocol of this and your targeted receiver. As noted in other reviews, some of my headphones would not pair. Others did instantly. I am not an expert but I did see that the Shure headphones did not support the protocol listed in the Aluratek manual. My Bose AE2W headphones paired instantly. I can now wander the studio at will monitoring various mics as I adjust them in the studio. I walked several rooms away, wearing a Sennheiser transmitter lav and the headset and did not lose connection for at least 50' with multiple walls between me and the production bench. Good enough for what I do as in the real world I have line of sight in the studio. I have DIY switching gear upstream of the Aluratek. I can check the audio signal from multiple bench mounted Atomos and Zoom recorders, the mixer output, etc. At last, after a little effort, I can walk and talk for $70. That beats the $500 RF system I was getting ready to buy.

Almost fixed my problem.

By Ty
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-16

The problem is a friend who is hard of hearing. When we watch movies in the LR it's hard for her to hear the dialog. I thought coming out of my receiver amp from one of its many analog or SPDIF outputs would solve the problem. To begin with there is no separate amp stage on my receiver amp. You turn the volume up, the separate outputs go up. Down and they go down. You plug in headphones to the receiver amp, the speakers turn off. Even with the receiver amp turned up, the audio to the unit is not that loud. I put a small mixer in the line between the receiver amp and the unit input. That helped. But, since this unit also has to convert to Bluetooth, there's delay. So she has to deal with hearing both the direct and the delayed audio. We did get the unit to send to two pair of Air Pods, though. That was sort of cool, but I like the sound of my speakers better. Just the wrong application for this problem. Range was good, but not 300 feet.

Good for those with some hearing loss to use with TV

By jim
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-07

God help you if you ever lose the directions. If you have trouble pairing your phone to a rental car, I'd suggest you look at another model. You will find this too obtuse. Now if you are reasonably tech literate, you can get this to work, but there's not a lot of feedback to let you know, for example, it's paired. Once paired, however, its reasonably stable. Hint -- I put some audio into the 3.5mm headphone jack on the aluratech and knew it was paired when I heard it on my headphones. I use with Bose Hearphones (yes HEARphones) which do not support any form of aptX, but it's good quality sound. Not noticing any lip lag with the audio source coming from the Marantz (10 year old receiver). That is fed by the cable TV PVR box, so I now have Bluetooth cable TV. However, I can't turn up the Marantz volume as BT lags the regular speakers too much. In this case I listen to the speakers thru the hearphones and bypass the aluratck. I think the claims of 100' + distance are overblown, unless you live on a football field. but I can walk 30-40 feet between rooms (drywall with 2x4 studs) and not experience a lot of signal drops. Far better than any other BT device I've ever used. They got you coming and going on inputs and outputs which I really liked. I'd buy again. Sound quality is about as good as using a corded connector to your TV headphone jack. You need your own microUSB port from your TV, stereo or any old cellphone charger, 500ma is plenty, micro USB port will do.

Blinks but won't pair. Useless.

By JEB
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-12

I connected the unit properly following the simple instructions but it won't pair. Waste of money.

Works really fine ...

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-08

Excellent option fora simple connection. Not for a professional sound environment.

Delay in sound output echoes TV sound.

By William
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-07

I am not sure where the problem is? with the Aluratek Transmitter or with the companion AudiopTechnica Wireless Head phones. Waiting for contach with B&H for technical help. Why do manufacturers insist on black plastic with 4 point gray type labels on the product? D they not have any grey plastic and white type? or is it that young designers with excellent eyesight don't look at product users at all.

Surround Sound

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-17

Spoke to one of B & Hs super audio people that I wanted to use my surround sound system with my iPhone and Pandora. Recommended to bluetooth it from my phone and it worked perfectly. Aluratek Universal Bluetooth 5.0 Optical Audio Receiver/Transmitter worked like a charm.

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