Breakthrough Audioengine W1 Wireless Adapter: Wired-Quality Wireless Audio To/From Any Device
Audioengine, devoted to audiophile-quality sound, easy-to-use products at Affordable prices, announced the launch of its Audioengine W1 Premium Wireless Adapter that makes virtually any audio product wireless. Simply plug the Audioengine W1 (AW1) Sender to any audio source — computer, TV, iPod — and the Receiver to any output device — stereo, powered speakers, or subwoofer — and in seconds you have wired-quality sound without the wires. The AW1 requires no software downloads, has a 100-foot range and provides uncompressed, CD-quality sound without dropouts, static, latency or interference.
“Our first products, the A2 and A5 powered multimedia and bookshelf speakers are the best in their price range — and the reviews and awards reflect this. We designed the AW1 with the same philosophy — incredible sound, advanced technology, and dead simple,” says Audioengine Director and Co-founder, Dave Evans.
“Not only can you use the AW1 adapter with Audioengine speakers, they’re also compatible with virtually any other audio product for your home or office. This makes the AW1 an incredibly versatile product and a great addition to the Audioengine family,” says Audioengine Director and Co-founder, Brady Bargenquast.
The AW1 delivers breakthrough performance and ease-of-use because it incorporates the first audio processor designed specifically for music. Most wireless streaming technology is based on data protocols, which are not optimized to deliver a great audio experience. The AW1’s AvneraAudio technology, under development for three years by Avnera Corporation, was specifically designed to deliver an unprecedented wireless audio experience. The AW1 provides wired-quality, uncompressed audio without interference: No static or dropouts, even when close to microwave ovens, mobile phones, or baby monitors.
The AW1 is simple to set-up: no drivers, no software installation, and no network interaction. The AW1 is plug-and-play: Simply connect the AW1 Sender — about the size of a pack of gum — to any computer via USB or any audio source (TV, iPod, stereo receiver) that has RCA connectors or a 3.5mm mini jack output. Then connect the AW1 Receiver to the audio input of any powered speaker, stereo receiver, or subwoofer. The Sender and Receiver then automatically connect, providing CD-quality audio without the wires.
AW1 key features:
- Sends CD-quality wireless audio to any room in your house
- Plug-n-play, connects in seconds, no software to download or install
- Works with standard devices including Macs, PCs, stereos, and iPods
- Super-compact size, no batteries required
- Plays all music formats from any media player
AW1 works with:
- Desktop computers and laptops
- TVs, DVD/CD players
- iPods and all other portable music players
- Internet and digital radio, satellite receivers, network music systems
- Videogame consoles
- Subwoofers and surround sound receivers
- Any product with a 1/8″ mini-jack or RCA connector
AW1 technical specifications:
- Range: 100ft. (30 meters)
- Wireless protocol: 802.11 (closed network)
- Frequency band: 2.4-2.4835GHz
- Latency: < 20mSec
- SNR: 91dB
- Dimensions: 100 x 30 x 10mm (LxWxH)
The AW1 includes:
- Audio Sender
- Audio Receiver
- USB AC power adapter
- RCA adapter “Y” cable
- 2 Mini-jack (3.5mm) audio cables (20″)
- Setup guide
Pricing and availability:
The Audioengine W1 Premium Wireless Adapter has an MSRP of US$149 and is available for immediate delivery from an authorized Audioengine reseller or online direct from www.audioengineusa.com.
Audioengine is devoted to building high performance audio products that are easy to use with breakthrough pricing. The A2 and A5 speakers have received excellent reviews, as well as multiple “Product of the Year” awards.