Audioengine W3, wireless streaming
DAC type: Dual mode USB and analog (via CS5343 ADC) wireless DAC
Inputs: USB audio and minijack analog
Outputs: Minijack analog
Analog 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: 5V, 180ma Receiver: 5V, 150ma
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20KHz, +/- .2db
Input bit depth: up to 16 bits
Input sample rate: up to 48KHz
Wireless range: >100ft
Receivers supported: up to 3
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.
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.
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.