Affordable Built-In Bluetooth Audio Setup

So when I added my screened in porch to the back of the house I really wanted to add built in bluetooth speakers, inside and out. After quite a bit of research I decided to hack it with this cheap setup because honestly who needs a big receiver and all the crap that goes with it. I successfully wired my porch for built-in, great sounding, bluetooth audio for under $150! Check it out below!

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Built-In Bluetooth Audio Setup

Step 1: Mount the Amp and Receiver

Locate an outlet or add a new one where you would like to install this equipment as both will require 120V power.

The location of the mini amp is not a big deal, however, the bluetooth receiver should be relatively accessible as you will occasionally need to sync new devices.

I recommend screwing the mini amp in place.


Step 2: Installing the Speakers

Find the ideal locations for your two speakers and install according to the manufacturers instructions.

Keep in mind the next step when selecting a location.


Set 3: Run Speaker Wire

Depending on the location you may need to fish your wire through a wall or attic space.

Separate and strip the wire at both ends and connect to corresponding ports on the speakers and amp.


Step 4: The fun part

Plug in the receiver and amp. Sync your audio source (phone, tablet, ipod, etc.) to the bluetooth receiver and play some music.

With the volume on the mini amp at a minimum, now you’ll need to turn the volume all the way up on your audio source and set the mini amp volume to the max you want the speakers to play at. (You’ll be surprised how loud it gets!)


Step 5: ENJOY!



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