How to Make Wired Speakers Wireless
This article will show you how to make wired speakers wireless. The instructions refer to all types of speakers, regardless of manufacturer.
Bluetooth Speakers from Wired Speakers
With the addition of Bluetooth adapters and an amplifier, you can wirelessly transmit music to your wired speakers.
You can use your Android or iPhone to transfer music to a Bluetooth receiver connected to a standard amplifier, stereo, or home theater receiver, which then connects to your wired speakers.
You can attach a Bluetooth transmitter to a TV, CD/DVD player, Audio Cassette Deck, or VCR, which will send the audio signal to a Bluetooth receiver, which will then connect to an amplifier and your wired speakers.
You may use an amplifier, stereo, or home theater receiver with built-in Bluetooth support instead of a Bluetooth receiver connected to an external amplifier. They can receive signals directly from your smartphone or from a source connected to a Bluetooth transmitter in this way. Connect your wired speakers to the Bluetooth-enabled amplifier’s speaker terminals.
Select Echo Devices and Connect Wired Speakers to Chromecast for Audio
- You can attach a Chromecast for Audio or an Echo Dot, Echo Input, Echo Link, or Echo Plus to an amplifier, stereo, or home theater receiver that doesn’t have internet streaming capabilities using an audio cable. The Echo Connection Amp can also attach to wired speakers directly.
- This allows you to use the wired speakers connected to an amplifier to listen to music that has been streamed wirelessly to the Google Chromecast for Audio via your smartphone or a Google Home.
- You can listen to music through your wired speakers when streaming music from your smartphone or directly from Amazon Music and other select streaming apps with compatible Echo systems.
Add Wired Speakers to a Wireless Audio System that’s Already Up and Running
- With dedicated wireless audio systems like Sonos, Yamaha MusicCast, Denon HEOS, and DTS Play-Fi, you can use your wired speakers.
- In addition to conventional sources linked to a compatible wireless transmitter or to the amp directly, all four systems provide “streaming amps” that can receive audio signals wirelessly from the internet, Android and iPhones, and a home network. They also come with communication terminals for conventional wired speakers, which is an added bonus.
- These solutions allow you to use Wi-Fi to combine wireless and wired speakers in a single wireless multi-room audio system.
Here are the steps to using a wireless speaker conversion kit for your wired speakers. These steps refer to the sources listed above, as well as speakers in Single or Mono, Stereo, Surround, or Zone 2 configurations.
- Connect the audio outputs of a source computer to the wireless transmitter’s audio inputs.
- Using a regular speaker cable, connect the wired speakers to the wireless receiver (if amplified).
- Connect the wireless transmitter and receiver (along with any additional amplifiers if applicable) to AC power and turn them on, as well as your audio source part. You can now listen to music, watch TV, or watch a movie.