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Bluetooth audio streaming

Selecting this allows the CXA to receive Bluetooth audio from most phones, tablets and laptops.


To begin streaming high quality music from your device it will first need to be paired with the CXA. Select the Bluetooth source on the CXA to enter discovery mode.


  • Your device can only be paired and connected to the CXA while the Bluetooth source is selected. This can be done by selecting the Bluetooth/USB source button on the front panel. The Bluetooth source is shown as being selected by the symbol being lit blue.

BT Source
  • The CXA is always in discoverable mode when there is no Bluetooth connection. Discoverable mode means that the CXA is able to be paired to another Bluetooth device.

  • The supplied Bluetooth antenna must be inserted into the rear of the unit to enable Bluetooth functionality.

Bluetooth antenna

Bluetooth troubleshooting guide

If you are having problems connecting your Bluetooth device to the CXA, please try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Ensure that the supplied Bluetooth antenna is properly connected to the back of the unit. The CXA61/81 will be unable to connect to a Bluetooth device without the antenna connected. Try disconnecting and then re-connecting the antenna.

  • Ensure that the Bluetooth source has been selected by selecting the Bluetooth/USB Audio button on the front panel. The Bluetooth source is shown by the symbol being lit blue. When the USB source is active the LED will be orange.

  • Ensure that your Bluetooth device is in pairing mode and not already connected to another Bluetooth unit.

  • Forget the CXA from your devices’ list of discoverable Bluetooth items and start the pairing process again.

  • Perform a factory reset on the CXA (see 'Factory Reset' section above).