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W3 Wireless Audio Adapter

$149

Play all your music wirelessly from any audio device or computer to your Audioengine powered speakers, stereo receiver, or powered subwoofer. W3 provides CD-quality HD stereo sound with no reduction in audio quality.

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Product Description


Easy Setup and Simple Operation

Bypass your computer’s sound card or headphone jack and send wireless audio to any music system. W3 transmits all music file formats from any computer media player and can simultaneously transmit audio to up to 3 wireless receivers. The 100ft (30m) typical range, low latency, built-in DAC, and resistance to interference and dropouts makes W3 the best-sounding 16-bit wireless system available.

Unwire your music

Hear all your music – no dropouts, static, or noise. Some pretty clever engineering means your music remains free from interference from wireless routers, cordless and mobile phones, microwave ovens, Bluetooth and WiFi devices. Wireless that works.

Hear the Difference

The Audioengine W3 sets a new level of quality and ease-of-use for wireless audio. Even if you’re not an audio enthusiast, we guarantee you will still hear a difference!

★★★★★ Support

Need help getting started with your new W3? Here are some resources that will help.

 

30-day audition

Listen to W3 for 30 days. Love it, or return it for a full refund.*
*30-day trial is only available for product purchased directly online from the Audioengine store

 

Features

Features

Easy setup, connects in seconds
Works with Mac or PC (or without a computer)
Plug-n-play, no software to download or install
Super-compact size, no batteries required
100 ft (30 m) range with no dropouts or interference
CD-quality stereo sound with no reduction in audio quality
Plays all music formats from any media player
Replaces any RCA or mini-jack (3.5mm) cable!

Works with

Works with

Desktop computers, laptops, notebooks
Flat panel TVs with an analog output
iPods and all other music players
Internet radio and network music systems
DVD/CD players
Videogame consoles
Digital radio and satellite receivers
Subwoofers and surround sound receivers
All other products with 1/8″ inch-jack or RCA connectors!

What’s in the Box

What’s in the Box (Sender)

(1) Wireless Audio Sender
(1) Wireless Audio Receiver
(1) USB AC power adapter
(1) RCA adapter “Y” cable (12″)
(2) Mini-jack (3.5mm) audio cables (20″)
(1) Setup Guide

General specifications

General specifications

DAC type
Dual mode USB and analog (via CS5343 ADC) wireless DAC

Inputs
USB audio, mini-jack analog

Outputs
analog mini-jack

DAC
CS4344

ADC
CS5343

Full scale output
1.0Vrms

Output impedance
470 ohms

Power source
Sender: USB from computer or adapter
Receiver: USB power adapter

Power requirements
Sender: 180mA, 5V
Receiver: 150mA, 5V

SNR
95dB

THD+N
0.01%

Crosstalk
-65dB

Frequency response
20Hz to 20KHz, +/- .2dB

Input bit depth
up to 16 bits native

Input sample rate
up to 48KHz native

USB device class
type 1.1 or above

Wireless range
>100ft

Latency
<20ms

Receivers supported
up to 3

Product dimensions
100x30x10mm (LxWxH)

Shipping weight
1 lb

Included accessories
minijack cable (20″), minijack to RCA adapter (12″), USB power adapter

Environmental
Operating Temperature: 32 to 95 degrees F
Non-operating Temp: -4 to 113 degrees F
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Advantages of wireless
The W3 wireless system transmits bit-perfect PCM-stereo simultaneously to up to 3 receivers. Because the USB controller in the Sender and the DAC in the Receiver are segregated by the wireless subsystem, various anomalies which plague many wired DACs such as jitter, grounding, and induced cable noise are greatly reduced. In addition, the W3 allows the user to physically isolate a potentially noisy computer from the sensitive audio components in your system.

W3 USB
The W3 utilizes the TI CC8520 PurePath™ USB wireless system-on-a-chip solutions, TI’s newest offering to the wireless audio arena. The Sender can be powered directly from the USB bus or from the included external power adapter.

W3 DAC
The W3 Receiver utilizes the CS4344 DAC, a solid, well regarded industry mainstay. Due to the CS4344’s’s high signal-to-noise specs, the W3 presents impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics.

The Gadgeteer – W3 Review

“…the sound quality was equal to or slightly better than AirPlay.”
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IT Enquirer – W3 Review

“The Audioengine W3 performed nicely. Indeed, there was no noise, no dropouts, and no static.”
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soundstagexperience.com – W3 Review

“Honest-to-goodness, CD-quality, wireless sound for $149. Simple, inexpensive, functional — both thumbs way up. Nice job, Audioengine.”
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