Atlantic Technology has introduced its WA-50 Wireless Audio System, which it says can transmit a full-range stereo signal wirelessly up to 150 feet, or 300 feet line-of-sight, and with no time delay or interference.
The WA-50 system can accommodate three zones and eliminates the need for long runs of RCA cable for powered subwoofers or remote-amplified speaker systems.
"We think custom installers are really going to appreciate the WA-50 wireless audio system," said Steve Feinstein, the company’s director of marketing and product development. "Installers and end users alike are always looking for a way to eliminate those unsightly long runs of RCA cables. Now they have a quality solution. The WA-50 also has applications for rear surround channels, remote Zones, and outdoor speakers."
Up to three WA-50 transmitters and an unlimited number of receivers can be used in a system. The setup process involves connecting the WA-50 transmitter to the desired RCA audio outputs and the WA-50 receiver to the RCA line inputs of a powered subwoofer or powered speaker system. Both the transmitter and receiver have a three-position switch that assigns each pairing to Zone 1, Zone 2, or Zone 3.
The WA-50 can also be connected to a PC or Macintosh using a supplied USB cable interface. This allows it to transmit music from the computer to a high-end audio system or to a portable audio system by the pool for parties.
The Atlantic Technology WA-50 Wireless Audio System, consisting of a transmitter, receiver, UDB Cable, and RCA input and output cables, is now available for a suggested retail price of $199, with additional WA-50 receivers and output cables available for $89 each.