HDMI Bluetooth Audio Extractor & Embedder

The Blustream BLUARC is a multi-format audio switching device designed to embed or de-embed, and route audio between different audio source and sink devices where HDMI video is being distributed.

This multi-input audio switch supports HDMI embedded audio, external L/R analogue audio, optical digital audio, Bluetooth audio and HDMI ARC audio inputs, distributed to different audio devices via Bluetooth, HDMI output, HDMI audio only, HDMI ARC (i.e soundbar), optical digital audio, and L/R analogue audio outputs.

The multiple audio routing options make the BLUARC suitable for both residential and commercial applications where Bluetooth connectivity is required.

4K 60Hz 444 ARC Bluetooth WEB GUI Audio Embedder Audio Extractor

• Supports HDMI2.0b 18Gbps 4K UHD 60Hz 4:4:4 pass-through including HDR
• Supports all industry standard video resolutions including VGA-WUXGA and 480i-4K
• Supports pass-through of all known HDMI audio formats including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio transmission
• HDMI audio breakout to Bluetooth audio (2ch PCM), HDMI output, HDMI audio only output, HDMI soundbar output, analogue L/R audio (2ch PCM) and optical digital outputs concurrently (up to LPCM/Dolby/DTS 5.1ch)
• HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) to Bluetooth audio (2ch PCM), HDMI audio only output, HDMI soundbar output, analogue L/R audio (2ch PCM) and optical digital outputs concurrently (up to LPCM/Dolby/DTS 5.1ch)
• Analogue L/R and optical digital audio embedding
• Analogue L/R and optical digital audio de-embedding
• Bluetooth 5.0 output and L/R output support volume adjustment
• Bluetooth 5.0 specification supporting SBC/MP3/AAC/APT-X /APTX-LL/APTX-HD, 44.1K-48KHz 16/24Bit 2ch only
• Control via front panel, IR, RS-232, TCP/IP, Web-GUI, GPIO, & CEC
• Supplied with Blustream 5V IR receiver
• 3rd party drivers available for all major control brands
• HDCP2.3 compliant with advanced EDID management

Please note: When 2x Bluetooth devices are connected the Bluetooth codec type will be 'SBC format’

Please note: Audio performance and latency is subject to Bluetooth connected devices/audio codec compatibility, and audio from source device. When a Bluetooth Low Latency codec is being used (APTX-LL), the number of connections is limited to one Bluetooth receiving device only.

• Video Input Connectors: 1 x HDMI Type A, 19-pin, female
• Video Output Connectors: 3 x HDMI Type A, 19-pin, female
• Audio Input Connectors: 1 x Optical (S/PDIF), 1 x analogue L/R (3.5mm stereo jack)
• Audio Output Connectors: 1 x Optical (S/PDIF), 1 x analogue L/R (3.5mm stereo jack)
• Network Connectors: 1 x Ethernet connection (RJ45)
• Bluetooth Antennae: 1 x SMA connector
• RS-232 & I/O Connectors: 1 x 5-Pin Phoenix connector
• IR Input Connectors: 1 x 3-Pin Phoenix connector
• Firmware Upgrade: 1 x Micro-USB UART port
• Dimensions (W x D x H): 125mm x 147mm x 25mm
• Shipping Weight: 0.6kg • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
• Storage Temperature: - 4°F to 140°F (- 20°C to 60°C)
• Power Supply: 12V/1A DC, screw connector

1 x IR receiver
1 x 3-pin Phoenix connector
1 x 5-pin Phoenix connector
1 x IR Remote Control
1 x Mounting kit
1 x Quick reference guide
1 x 12V/1A DC power supply

Get in touch with us.

We have regional headquarters located in Melbourne, Australia, the UK and the USA. From all locations our experienced product managers are on hand to provide real time sales and technical support to our customers. Coupled with state of the art testing and training facilities this ensures our products can be installed in any AV environment with unrivalled confidence. We proudly deliver 24 hour technical support via phone, email and live chat to our sales partners throughout the world.

United Kingdom
Blustream UK
The Service Station,
Melton Road,
Hickling Pastures,
LE14 3QG, UK
+44(0) 115 8247000

European Union
Blustream SL
Calle Oro 45,
Nave 10,
Colmenar Viejo,
Madrid, Spain
+34 911 232 072

Blustream USA
5775 12th Avenue East,
Suite 180,
MN 55379
+1 (952) 333-8411

Blustream Australia
24 Lionel Road,
Mt. Waverley,
Victoria 3149,
+61 3 8691 1999