New Toys: Rapcohorizon Btiblox

The BTIBLOX is the latest in RapcoHorizon’s line of BLOX series of self-contained portable devices useful in studios, live sound or installed sound systems. BTIBLOX is a Bluetooth interface that easily pairs with most Bluetooth music players, including smart phones and computers. BTIBLOX looks like an elongated XLR connector and operates on microphone phantom power. It also has its own internal rechargeable battery for up to 24 hours of operation.

BTIBLOX has a line-of-sight range of 75 feet or more to stream music wirelessly from your smartphone or iPad directly to an XLR mic input of your audio mixer or interface. Think how quickly you could allow any audio source such as music files, narration recordings, or cell phone audio to be added wirelessly into your audio mix at any time.

BTIBLOX has a translucent back cover that indicates pairing/ activity and it’s built to Bluetooth 4.2 specifications and is FCC and RoHS compliant. It sells for $99 MSRP.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com