Hoping you can help me here, I’m considering kicking off a little project that will end up as a birthday present for my Dad.
What I would like to do is purchase an antique radio and augment it with a Bluetooth receiver of some sort, so he can do stream music from Spotify (via a phone, tablet etc).
The idea would be to gut the insides to some degree and mount the required components to make this happen.
I was wondering if anyone could advise me as to weather this product would be suitable for achieving this outcome ( https://core-electronics.com.au/bluetooth-audio-receiver-and-playback-module-bluetooth-4-0.html ) - Could you also tell me if it has some sort of power save mode, I’d like it if it could remain on as long as the power is on so that it is available to connect to at any time without have to push a button or anything to turn it on.
It probably not my intention to utilise the existing amp nor the existing speakers – for the sake of simplicity I would probably install a new set of amplified speakers. This leads me to my seconds question.
Would be suitable to use a set of these speaker? (https://core-electronics.com.au/usb-powered-speakers.html) - ie. Would they be compatible with the bluetooth reciever and do you think they be load enough. Do they produce a reasonable quality of audio?
Lastly, what do you think would be a good way to power these components? The speakers are USB powered, which made me wonder if I could possibly install a powered USB hub and power both the Bluetooth adapter (5V DC) and the speakers at the same time.
Thanks in advance