Audioengine W3 Premium Wireless Audio Adapter

$339.00

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The Audioengine W3 Premium Wireless Audio Adapter allows you to play all your music wirelessly from your computer or any other audio device to powered speakers, powered subwoofer, home theater surround system or stereo system. The device affords CD-quality stereo playback. Also, it supports the ability to broadcast to multiple receivers without compromising audio quality.

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Product Description

Easy Setup and Simple Operation

Get more out of Audioengine unique W3 Premium Wireless Audio Adapter when you bypass your computer’s sound card or headphone jack and send wireless audio to any music system. W3 will transmit all music file formats from any computer media player and can also simultaneously transmit audio to up to 3 wireless receivers. The W3 Adapter has a 30 metre typical range, low latency, built-in DAC and resistance to interference and dropouts. These features make W3 the best-sounding 16-bit wireless system available.

Unwire Your Music

The Audioengine W3 exists to play your music wirelessly from a computer or any audio device to Audioengine’s powered speakers, a stereo receiver, or powered subwoofer. Hear all your music – no dropouts, static, or noise. A great deal of engineering means your music remains free from interference from wireless routers, cordless and mobile phones, microwave ovens, Bluetooth and WiFi devices. Audioengine W3 is wireless that works.

Hear the Difference

The upgraded W3 offers CD-quality stereo sound with no compression and can handle USB audio up to 16 bits/48KHz, as well as analog audio via a 3.5mm mini-jack. 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 hear a difference.

Warranty

All products we sell have a 1-year Limited Warranty on parts and labour from date of purchase, except for Audioengine products which have a 3-year Limited Warranty on parts and labour from date of purchase.

Your warranty is automatic, so there is no need to register.  

This Limited Warranty applies only to products purchased directly from NZ Audio in New Zealand.  

What is covered

All defective parts or faulty workmanship.

What is not covered

The NZ Audio Warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, excessive moisture, lightning, power surges, other acts of nature, unauthorized product modification or repairs, or failure to follow the instructions provided or available.

What we will do

We will repair or replace any defective parts, at our option, within a reasonable amount of time and free of charge any time during the warranty period. After service, we will be responsible for shipping the product back to you at our expense within New Zealand.

What we ask from you

You will be responsible for shipping or transportation charges directly to NZ Audio at your expense and for providing proof of purchase. We recommend that you keep your proof of purchase and the original shipping materials, as it is important that you package the product so that it will not be damaged during shipping. NZ Audio cannot be responsible for any damages incurred during shipping due to poor packing, so please pack well and insure your shipment.

How to obtain NZ Audio Warranty Service

If you have any questions about your warranty coverage or you think you may need service, please email us. We will do everything we can to answer your questions and resolve any issues as quickly as possible.

Exclusive Remedy

This Limited Warranty is fully transferable provided that the current owner furnishes the original proof of purchase and that the serial number on the product is intact. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF NZ AUDIO SHALL NOT EXCEED THE ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL NZ AUDIO BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES.

Highet Agencies Ltd trading as NZ Audio.

Christchurch, New Zealand.

August 2017.

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.

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
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 (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

Reviews

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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