Bluetooth Audio Receiver
Because Bluetooth® wireless technology has been around a long while, music lovers
wanting to wirelessly link their portable media devices to a premium home
sound system might think first of a Bluetooth audio receiver. But if you're
a user of Apple's iOS devices – an iPod Touch®, iPhone®, or iPad®
– you're better off with an AirPlay-supporting
audio receiver rather than a Bluetooth audio receiver. With their native
support for Apple AirPlay, Denon's 5.1, 7.1, and
7.2 receivers make an ideal foundation for a great-sounding, easy to use
surround sound system.
Why Choose an AirPlay Audio Receiver Over a Bluetooth Audio Receiver?
A Bluetooth audio receiver does provide a way to wirelessly stream music from a
portable media player to a home audio system. But for iOS device users, AirPlay
offers a better experience. Designed by Apple specifically to enable wireless streaming
for Apple multimedia devices, AirPlay provides you:
- Crystal clear sound. Because AirPlay uses your home WiFi network, it supports much
greater bandwidth than Bluetooth. AirPlay consequently does not compress audio during
wireless transmission as will occur if you use a Bluetooth audio receiver. Audio
sent over AirPlay wireless stays true to its source.
- Superior range. If you use Bluetooth connectivity you'll need to keep your iOS device
quite close to your Bluetooth audio receiver. For AirPlay, the range is the full
range of your home WiFi – so you can move around your home with your iOS in
hand, and it will keep streaming to your audio system.
- No "pairing" required. To make a Bluetooth connection to a Bluetooth audio
receiver, you'll need to go through the "pairing" process – before
you even start to use your music player. With AirPlay, as long as your iOS device
and your audio receiver are both connected to your home WiFi, it's a cinch to start
streaming music. This easy connectivity comes in handy when you've friends over
who want to share some cool new tracks with you.
- Stream wirelessly to multiple audio systems. With iTunes installed on your Mac or
PC, you can use AirPlay to wirelessly stream iTunes music from your computer to
multiple audio systems in different rooms, simultaneously. For instance, you could
stream the same music to one of Denon's five or seven channel surround sound systems
in your living room and to a Denon
iPhone docking station in your bedroom or office.
AirPlay Audio Receivers from Denon
At Denon we're passionate about building home audio components that sound great
and are convenient to use. That's why our audio video receivers were the first to
feature native AirPlay support. We offer a variety of receivers that offer built-in
AirPlay, as well as advanced networking capabilities and ample HDMI connectivity
for high definition audio and video. Depending on your preferences, you can choose
an HDMI 5.1 receiver
or a 7.1 or 7.2 channel receiver, all with native AirPlay for better performance
than you'd get with a Bluetooth audio receiver. All Denon receivers are engineered
for exceptional sound performance and are simple to set up and use.
Learn more about the Denon AVR-1713 5.1 channel receiver with AirPlay.
Learn more about the Denon AVR-1913 7.1 channel receiver with AirPlay.
Learn more about the Denon AVR-3313CI 7.2 channel receiver with AirPlay.
Find out where
you can purchase a Denon audio receiver with AirPlay.