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Audio Authority BlueBeam C-1071A

IR to Bluetooth Converter for PlayStation 3

Audio Authority C-1071A BlueBeam IR to Bluetooth Converter for PlayStation 3

Audio Authority C-1071A BlueBeam IR to Bluetooth Converter for PlayStation 3

At last!  The Audio Authority BlueBeam C-1071A IR to Bluetooth Converter for PlayStation 3 brings IR remote control to the PS3!  This "A" model brings improvements to it's predecessor in the form of automatic Bluetooth pairing, improved IR compatibility, a new IR repeater mode, simultaneous internal/external IR reception, and optimized battery power management, making an already great product even better.

It is a widely accepted fact that the PS3 is much more than just a game console - it is also an outstanding Blu-ray disc player and a powerful multi-media interface.  But anyone who has tried to use the PS3 in a home theater system knows how disappointing it is that Sony did not include IR remote control capabilities.  The omission makes it just about impossible to use a single universal remote control to control the whole system.  There have been some other valiant attempts to find work-arounds, but Audio Authority has come up with a solution that is (in our opinion), more elegant than anything else on the market.

What may not be immediately obvious from looking at the pictures is the small size of this device.  When placed on a shelf, next to a PS3, it is about the same height as the bottom part of the PS3, or about a third of the overall height of the PS3.  And of course it also works perfectly with IR repeater systems and can be placed completely out of sight when so used.

At the time of this writing, the C-1071A stands alone as the only Bluetooth to IR converter on the market that can operate completely wirelessly, powered solely by a pair of AA batteries (included)., but it can also accept supplemental power from the PS3 USB port, or from the optional 571-013 AC power supply (add to your cart below).

Like most Audio Authority products, the C-1071A comes with a one year limited warranty from the manufacturer.

Audio Authority's Description

"BlueBeam" IR to Bluetooth® Signal Converter

Model C-1071A

  • Controls the Sony PlayStation 3 with almost any programmable IR remote
  • Optional totally wireless operational mode
  • Powered via batteries, power supply, or USB connection
  • PC software enables easy setup and customization
  • Firmware updateable
  • Supports power on and off


The BlueBeam is designed to allow a Sony Playstation 3 to be integrated into an IR remote control system. The PS3 accepts only Bluetooth® commands, but the BlueBeam allows any universal IR remote that is capable of learning the PS3 commands to control the PS3. The programming method is similar for most learning remotes and home control systems. You may download CCF files here [links to AAC site] if your remote accepts CCF files.

Brand New Features for the C-1071A:

  • Auto-pairing: No more pressing buttons to get the BlueBeam to recognize the PlayStation 3. Just turn on pairing mode in the PS3 then plug in the BlueBeam, and let it do the rest.
  • Improved IR compatibility: IR port accepts modulated or demodulated signals from 5V IR receivers
  • IR repeater mode: IR signals received on the internal IR receiver between 36-40kHz are repeated and transmitted to an IR emitter.
  • Autosensing IR mode: Looks for external IR signals while still allowing the internal IR receiver to be used
  • Optimized battery power management


Key Features

  • Allows full control of DVD/Blu-ray playback and power on/off
  • Built-in infrared optical receiver with autosensing mode selection
  • Advanced customization possible using PC software via a USB interface
  • Firmware upgrade capable
  • May be powered via two AA batteries, USB connection, or 12V power adapter (Model 571-013 power adapter sold separately)
  • IR Repeater operational mode
  • Compatible with standard IR receivers
  • Auto-pairing for quick setup
  • Automatic low-power mode for extended battery life
  • Low battery indicator
  • Senses PS3 power on and off via USB connection, or alternatively keeps track of PS3 power state internally
  • Activity indicator for user feedback
  • Configurable IR device code avoids conflicts with other Sony DVD players
  • Custom macro capability for power off, etc.
  • Ultra-compact case design allows small footprint and easy battery change

Read a BlueBeam review at
[notice that this is a review of the C-1071, which was the predecessor to this updated model]

Programming and Pairing

Instructions for pairing the BlueBeam IR to Bluetooth® converter with your PlayStation 3 console are contained in the user manual and quickstart guide. To find the IR codeset for programming your particular IR remote, consult the manufacturer of the remote control.

Power Options

To power up your BlueBeam, use the enclosed AA batteries, a USB to Mini-USB cable (not included), or the Model 571-013 power supply.



  • Expected battery life: 6-12 months using only batteries; 1-2 years when supplementing USB power
  • Dimensions (HxWxD, inches): 1.4 x 1.75 x 3.4
  • Product Weight: 0.12 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs.
  • Agency Approvals: FCC, CE
  • DC Input Connector: 5.5 x 2.1mm
  • DC Input Voltage/Polarity: 12V/Center Positive (power supply sold separately)

In the Box

  • Two AA batteries (LR6)
  • User manual



  • Product Focus Sheet: C-1071A "BlueBeam" (.pdf)
  • User Manual: C-1071A "BlueBeam" (.pdf) - not included with unit
  • Quick Start Guide: C-1071A  "BlueBeam" (.pdf) - included with unit

IR Codesets

  • IR Codes: C-1071A "BlueBeam" (CCF file, works with most universal remotes) [links to AAC site]
  • Raw Hex Codes: C-1071A "BlueBeam" (XLS file) [links to AAC site]
  • Find in Harmony's Database under "Amplifier" > "AV Switch" > "BlueBeam".
  • Find in URC's Database under "Aux" > "Audio Authority" > "C-1071"


Programming application for Windows computers (.zip archive) [links to AAC site]

Audio Authority C-1071A back panel

Here is the back panel of the C-1071A.

Audio Authority C-1071A open

In this picture, the C-1071A has been opened and the included AA batteries have been installed.

Audio Authority C-1071A connection example

Shown here is a typical connection example.

Audio Authority C-1071A Focus Sheet

Here is the C-1071A BlueBeam product focus sheet.  Click to download PDF.

Audio Authority C-1071A Quick Start Guide

This is the Quick Start Guide.  Click to download PDF.

Audio Authority C-1071A User Manual

Here is the BlueBeam User Manual.  Click to download PDF.

Purchase Information
Product Description SKU MSRP Your Price Quantity
IR to Bluetooth Converter for PlayStation 3 C-1071A $127.00 $114.30
Optional AC Power Supply 571-013 $25.00 $22.50
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