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Old 08-19-2015, 04:35 AM   #1
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Sony sound bar and bluetooth

OK, so I've got a 2014 Voltage Epic 3800. Its got a very nice Kenwood stereo mounted in the Garage. Next to the radio are two switches.

One for the speakers in the Garage and one for the speakers in the Outside TV Cabinet.

But none in the Living area...wouldn't one want to listen to some music in the Living area?

Above the TV in the Living Area is a Sony home theatre sound bar. The sound bar does have a Bluetooth mode.

The Kenwood stereo also has a Bluetooth mode.

So we tried to get them paired. Sound bar is trying like the dickens to connect. The Kenwood says it is trying to pair too. But nothing is happening.

So dig into the books for both, and talk to Kenwood customer support. Well...the Kenwood has a USB Bluetooth cord and plugged into is a JVC KS-UBT1 Bluetooth Adapter.

OK, but the Sony sound bar calls for an A2DP protocol Bluetooth adapter. I'm in San Diego, so I go to Frys Electronics and with a lot of excellent help...I get one. Its a naxa NAB-4003

Get back to the rig, plug it in to the Bluetooth cable on the Kenwood, plug in my iPod, fire it up. Turn on the Sony sound bar, and change the input to BT AU...Bluetooth automatic pair. The sound bar pairing light is flashing.

The Kenwood isn't doing anything...the Bluetooth menus are grayed out.

Finally figure out the Kenwood isn't recognizing the naxa NAB-4003 adapter.

So I ask...does anyone have their Sony sound bar Bluetooth paired to the stereo in the Garage...and thus able to listen to music in the Living Area of the Toyhauler?

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Old 08-19-2015, 09:14 AM   #2
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Pirate, I am very far from knowledgable on this and I do hope I am wrong because I would like the same thing. However, I believe both components bluetooth devices are for "input" purposes only. Kind of acting like a bluetooth speaker only. I have not had any luck either so that is my assumption. Hopefully someone can prove me wrong. You seem to have delved deeper into this issue than I have...
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Old 08-19-2015, 11:00 AM   #3
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Don,

Hmmm...but we've had good luck using the sound bar as the speakers for the Living Area TV. But that is hard wired.

Thinking in the middle of the night here....we did have luck pairing my cell phone to the radio...that was while we were working just to see what we could accomplish with the original USB Bluetooth adapter.

So we'll see if others chime in...

But why on earth would Dutchmen not put speakers in the Living Area????

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I know what you mean. My tv is hardwired but I have connected my phone to the soundbar for music.
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Hmmm...wonder if I can connect my iPod to the sound bar and accomplish the goal that way.

Hmmm...

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Old 08-19-2015, 03:46 PM   #6
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You can quite easily. There is a page in the soundbar manual on how - takes a minute or less.
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