SAN JOSE, CA – February 18, 2008 – Audioengine, devoted to audiophile-quality sound, easy-to-use products at affordable prices, today 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 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 in your home or office. This makes the AW1 an extremely 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, no network interaction.
The AW1 really 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 its power supply and the audio input of any powered speaker, stereo receiver, or subwoofer. The Sender and Receiver 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
The AW1 includes:
- Audio Sender
- Audio Receiver
- RCA adapter “Y” cable
- 2 Mini-jack (3.5mm) audio cables (20″)
- Setup Guide
USB AC power adapter
AW1 technical specifications
- Range: 100 feet (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)
Pricing and AvailabilityThe Audioengine W1 Premium Wireless Adapter is priced at US$149 and available for immediate delivery from an authorized Audioengine reseller or online direct from www.audioengineusa.com
About AudioengineAudioengine designs and builds innovative audio products with all your music in mind. Great sound, simple setup, high-quality materials, and truly useful features at great prices are what Audioengine is all about. The A5 and A2 powered speakers have received over 80 reviews and awards from groups ranging from iPod and Apple enthusiasts to highly demanding audiophiles. For information about Audioengine and our products visit us at: www.audioengineusa.com