The Audioengine W3 is designed to connect your audio components wirelessly. The W3 handles USB audio up to 16 bits/48KHz with no compression, as well as analog audio via a 3.5mm minijack. Think of the W3 as a wireless 16-bit USB DAC as well as a wireless audio link.
The W3 consists of 2 parts, the "Sender" and "Receiver". The Sender transmits audio from your computer through USB audio or from any product with 3.5mm mini-jack or RCA audio outputs. The other side of W3, the Receiver, connects audio to any product with mini-jack or RCA audio connectors.
Power for the Sender and Receiver is provided from either a USB computer port, from the included USB AC power adapter, or from any other USB AC charger (such as an iPod charger, for example). Another USB power source is the Audioengine A5+ powered speakers, which are equipped with a USB charger on rear of the left speaker.
Differences between W3 and W1
The main difference between W3 and W1 is that while the W1 could "hop" between multiple receivers, the W3 is be able to transmit to up to 3 receivers simultaneously. In addition, the W3 provides greater resistance to interference from other Wi-Fi devices.
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.
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.
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! Audioengine W3 Premium Wireless Audio Adapter - 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.
- 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
- Fill 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
- UPC: 819955260038
- MPN: W3