W3 Wireless Audio Adapter

W3 Wireless Audio Adapter

Upgrade your home stereo with the W3 wireless audio adapter. Stream all your music wirelessly from any audio source, app or device to your powered speakers, stereo receiver, or powered subwoofer in CD-quality stereo sound.

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  • 100 ft. range
    Extended-Range Wireless
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W3 Wireless Audio Adapter
UPGRADE YOUR GEAR
PREMIUM WIRELESS CONNECTION

W3 is a Sender/Receiver system, doesn’t need an app or network setup, has up to 100-foot range, and hifi stereo sound without dropouts or interference.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT

Wireless that works
Make any amplifier, turntable, powered speakers, or subwoofer wireless
Plays all your music from any audio device, player or streaming app
Easy setup, pre-paired, no network connection or password to enter
Extended-range CD-quality stereo sound
Place your subwoofer anywhere
Add extra W3 receivers and stream music to up to 3 audio systems
Plays all music formats from any media player
Works with any product with an audio input or output
Low-latency for seamless video sync
Built-in audiophile DAC for USB computer connection
2.4 GHz wifi with dynamic channel selection

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SET UP IN SECONDS
SIMPLE. NO HASSLE. EASY TO USE.

The W3 adapter is a simple plug-and-play wireless audio solution. Ready to go, the W3 is paired right out of the box, so the Sender automatically finds the Receiver, making setup easy. Connect the W3 sender to any audio source – your computer, TV, integrated amp, turntable, etc – and connect the W3 Receiver to any input on your stereo, powered speakers, or subwoofer and in seconds you’ll have wired-quality wireless sound.

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EXTENDED-RANGE WIRELESS THAT WORKS

INTERFERENCE-FREE ZONE

Hear all your music without any dropouts, static, or noise. Some very clever engineering means your music remains free from interference from wifi routers, phones, and other wireless devices.

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BEST SUBWOOFER PLACEMENT
BETTER SOUNDING BASS

Finally eliminate that long audio cable from your AV receiver to your sub. W3 gives you the freedom to rock your subwoofer where it sounds and looks best.

What's in the Box

W3 Wireless Audio Adapter What's in the box
1Wireless audio sender
1Wireless audio receiver
1Power adaptor
2Mini-jack audio cables, .5 meters (~1.6 ft)
1RCA adapter "Y" cable, .3 meters (~0.9 ft)

Questions & Answers

  • What wireless technology does the W3 use? Is it RF, FM, Bluetooth, 802.11, or something else?

    The W3 is based on a proprietary wi-fi technology that uses the same frequency bands as 802.11.

  • Does the W3 transmit a stereo signal?

    Yes, each Sender/Receiver W3 pair transmits 16-bit stereo audio.

  • Can the W3 (and W2) handle streaming lossless audio file formats such as Apple Lossless?

    Yes, both wireless adapters transmit any audio file format with no compression or loss.

  • Do I need to install any drivers for the W3 wireless adapter?

    The W3 is a USB Plug-and-Play audio device. which means that the drivers it uses are developed and provided by the developer of your computer's operating system. Because of this, you shouldn't need to download or upgrade any drivers to use your W3.

  • The W3 seems to be designed for a computer but can I also send audio from a stereo located in one room to powered speakers in another room?

    Yes, each Sender/Receiver W3 pair transmits uncompressed stereo audio from a computer or any analog audio output.

  • I would like to use the W3 to make my subwoofer wireless. Can I do this?

    Sure. Connect the W3 Sender to the subwoofer outputs on your A/V receiver and then connect the W3 Receiver to the audio inputs on your subwoofer. There are stereo 1/8" mini-jack inputs and outputs on the W3 that will allow you to make an RCA connection with the use of a Y-cable (which is included).

  • How do I use the W3 to get music to different stereo systems around my house?

    To do this you would use multiple sets of the W3 to send wireless music throughout your house. We have customers that daisy-chain the W3 (and W2) together from the output of one audio system - your stereo or our powered speakers in the living room, for example - to another system in another part of the house such as a Bose Wave radio in the kitchen. This way you can either control audio from their computers or iPods, or even without a computer from any other audio gear depending on how you connect the W3 Senders and Receivers.

  • Can one W3 Sender transmit music to more than one wireless Receiver?

    The W3 can transmit to up to 3 receivers simultaneously.

  • What is the latency (audio delay) of the W3 system?

    The W3 latency is under 20ms so it's perfect for using with video - home theater surround or basic 2-channel audio. Can I use the W3 for my podcasting studio? I want a wireless mic to my computer's audio input? Sure, this is a great application for the W3. You can use the W3 to replace any RCA or mini-jack cable, with or without a computer!

  • Will any USB power supply or charger work with the W3?

    Yes!  As long as it can provide at least 250mA, any USB power supply or smartphone / tablet charger should work just fine to power the W3 Sender or Receiver.

Wireless Adapter Comparison

Inputs Outputs Multiroom Wifi Network Battery Wifi Bluetooth Max Receiver
Connections
Hi-Res
Audio
Extended-range
Wireless
5V DC
Power
B-Fi
Stream multiroom music from your phone, tablet, or computer through your home network.
Wifi Analog, Optical n/a 8 Shop B-Fi
B1
Stream music directly from your phone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth aptX HD. Bluetooth aptX HD Analog, Optical n/a 1 Shop B1
W3
Make any audio gear wireless. Easy connection to and from any powered speakers, stereo receiver, or subwoofer. Analog, USB Analog point-to-point
closed Wifi network
n/a Up to 3 (W3R add-on receivers req'd) Shop W3

Professional Reviews

"…the sound quality was equal to or slightly better than AirPlay." Read Full Review

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

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Additional information

Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 6.5 × 2.0 in