Great little device, was very simple to setup. Good sound through my rca connection into my sounds system. I am using this to stream mp3 music from my tablet and spotify from my mobile phone. Would recommend this product. Once you have paired your device’s for the first time the arcam miniblink becomes active when you switch back on your bluetooth. I am very pleased with this device.
Pretty straightforward to use. Used to connect phone etc to meridian f80, really good sound.
As an audiophile, i wanted a bluetooth receiver that could cope with hires music with no distortion or drop out. This unit satisfied all that but with so much more. As a dac, the quality of streaming is as good, if not better, than my direct line in from my astell & kern. Here are the specifications for the Arcam Bluetooth Miniblink:
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Bluetooth phone, tablet etc to hifi. Built in dac sounds better than cable direct to device.
It’s a good addition to my stereo but bluetooth is a crap technology, very slow to connect the first time around.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Added lifespan for older HiFi separates and speakers, get that quality reproduction from your old kit married to the new.
- Exemplary sound quality – well done Arcam.
- Pretty Perfect Little Pebble.
Great quality sound with a far transmission to wireless device with no loss of quality. Would highly reccomend for any music enthusiast.
Amazing product i just love technology, together with amazon prime music it us brilliant.
Easy to use, with a great sound (for a bluetooth receiver) even without aptx connection. Everything you need in the box. It’s not cheap, but well worth it.
Lets me listen to music from iplayer in higher quality across my hi-fi very effectively.
It has no right to be as good as it is for £85. Sound quality is excellent and transforms listening to streamed music.
This gets a very good review in whathifi and i have to agree. It’s simple to use as well.
Often a sceptic about audio quality. However by playing my digital music via the arcam miniblink through my pure legato and onto the sony soundbar, i can honestly say the sound quality is far better than going direct by bluetooth to the soundbar.
Easy set up, unobtrusive although the led indicator light can be a little distracting. Cabling and connectors are effective for linking many common devices to your audio output devices. A little expensive but robust, doesn’t drop out as cheaper competition does, and works simply ,once set up, with a single press of the button on the top of the device. Most importantly, it delivers excellent sound.
I bought the arcam mini to listen to the music on my mobile through my old pioneer amp from the 80’s the results are amazing. The sound is crystal clear and there’s not lag. The bluetooth has a good range, i could walk around the house with my mobile in the pocket and still listening to the music. Overall a great product with a great sound and small enough to be easily carried or left on the amp without any problem.
Easy to connect up to the stereo, simple connection via bluetooth, and away you go. I have this connected to my old hifi components from the 1990s. My hifi components were expensively assembled back than, technics with acoustic energy ae109 bi-wired speakers. Now with the blibk unit i have my entire ipod catalogue, 900 audiobooks, 1000 albums, available in high quality, deep, resonant proper sound and not via headphones, i can fill a room with sound, and it sounds amazing. There is a little drop out if you walk between the computer and blink unit, but with line of sight there are few issues, even the cat sniffing round the blink unit doesn’t affect the quality of sound. The unit is very small, it looks like a highly polished black shiny pebble ofwhitby jet, it is so simple to use there are just three instructions on the box. What pleases me most is that this unit has given renewed life and vigour to my old stereo components, and the improvement in the quality of the sounds reproduction through the bi-wired speakers iis superb.
Now able to listen to radio on my hifi through my smartphone.
I’ve been looking for a ‘streamer’ since a friend bought one of those £20 boxes to stream to a stereo. I wasn’t prepared to shell out £130+ for something like the audio engine, but wanted a little better than basic. Despite it being several years old i went for the halfway house of the arcam, we all know their reputation and i am so glad i did. You know the feeling you get when you realise you’ve bought something that just effortlessly works?.Well this is it, all the connections you need are in the box, just plug it in, press the button to sync, bingo. One great lack of feature is there is no familiar beep-beep-beep noise while bluetooth is searching which is a massive relief when it’s hooked to a stereo. Playing something like goldfrapp’s supernature, the sound it tight and controlled, the silence is silent, the highs are glassy and the bass is crisp. I’m no perfectionist, but i can’t tell it’s a bluetooth connection, such is its quality and stability and trickery going on inside this modest bean (i’m using a fatman w/q-acoustics 3010). It’s an almost perfect little pebble, the only drawback i can shoot at it is the plastic isn’t that tactile or high quality but it sits out of sight and just gets on with things, the 3. 5>rca connector is a little flimsy also.
I needed a quality bluetooth adaptor for my car & this is perfect. Cheaper ones missed parts of the track & the connection was unreliable. This powers off a micro usb, is an instant on rock solid connection, plays all of the track & sounds fantastic. You get what you pay for & arcam are the kings of hi fi, worth every penny.
Wonderful addition to my hifi. Really lifts the playback beyond previous set up for bluetooth. Easy to set up and connects without having to press and there’s no annoying electronic bleeps either. Very happy to give 5 stars after 3 months of usage.
This discreet little disc arrived promptly and was extremely simple to install. No more hunting for a cd in my vast collection – i just request any track i want from my tablet and it plays via bluetooth through my hifi system – a great sound too.
Others have described this little pebble as a bit of a wonder and i absolutely agree. It is a lovely thing, but there isn’t much to get excited about from a visual point of view. Turn it on, though and it’s just superb. Equally impressive, is the way it will pair up with anything bluetooth with a press of a button. A seriously good piece of kit.