FORT COLLINS, CO - December 5, 2008 - Audioengine today announced the release of the Audioengine W2 Premium Wireless Adapter for iPod. The Audioengine W2 turns your iPod into the Ultimate Wireless Remote, allowing you to play all your songs wirelessly from your iPod to any stereo system without any compromise in audio quality.
Plug the digital Sender into your iPod and connect the included Receiver to your stereo and you’ll have complete control of your music from your iPod. No need to learn how to work a separate remote and the AW2 is super-easy to hook up, with no batteries needed. And since you control everything right from your iPod you'll never lose another remote in the couch or go to a base station to change volume or songs.
"It’s exciting to have another wireless product to compliment our already successful AW1 wireless adapter." said Brady Bargenquast, Audioengine co-founder. "The Audioengine W2 gives you the convenience of using your iPod as a remote control and is the perfect way to get great quality music wirelessly to your stereo, free from the clutter of docks, remotes, or base stations."
Why buy a dock?
Think of the Audioengine W2 as the "dockless dock". With a rock-solid wireless connection that beats Bluetooth, FM, and even other 2.4MHz systems, the AW2 is pre-configured out of the box so there are no buttons to push and no software to configure. Extra Receivers can also be added to other music systems around the house allowing you to "hop" between each. The AW2 Receiver is unobtrusive and easily fits on the back of any stereo system so you can get rid of that clunky iPod dock.
"Most of the popular docks and wireless iPod adapters we tested had less than stellar audio performance, so it's exciting to offer an iPod product that eliminates the need for a dock and remote without sacrificing audio quality." explained Dave Evans, Audioengine co-founder. "Not only do you no longer need a dock, but your wireless music through the W2 will actually sound better than most wired docks."
The AW2 uses uncompressed CD-quality transmission technology with no network setup, software, or computer required. The Wi-Fi-based wireless is an all-digital PCM encoded stream sent over a closed network. This system includes some clever error correction and low latency, which means that your music gets to your stereo fast without any lag, loss in sound quality, or interference from other wireless products or microwave ovens, cordless phones, etc.. The Sender doesn't need to be charged and you have full control over your iPod, with no sluggish menus or lack of volume control as is common with remotes and wireless iPod adapters.
Audioengine W2 (AW2) Premium Wireless Adapter for iPod - Send music wirelessly from your iPod to to any music system. AW2 provides CD-quality stereo sound with no reduction in audio quality. Unwire your iPod with the Ultimate Wireless Adapter!
- Use your iPod for total wireless music control
- Quick setup, Receiver included
- Super-compact size, no batteries needed
- No separate remote or base station needed
- Uncompressed CD-quality digital transmission
- No dropouts, static or interference
- Wi-Fi technology beats Bluetooth and FM
- No DRM restrictions, plays all your music
- HOP feature works with up to 8 receivers
- Wireless Music Sender for iPod
- Wireless Music Receiver
- USB AC Power Adapter
- Mini-jack to RCA Adapter Cable
- Mini-jack (3.5mm) Audio Cable
- Wi-Fi frequency band: 2.4-2.4835GHz
- THD+N (A-weighted): <0.03%
- Latency: <20mSec
- Range (typical): 30ft (9 meters)
- Audio frequency response: 20Hz to 22Khz (+/-1.5db)
- Output voltage: 830mV
- Channel separation: 65dB
- Dimensions (each): 100x30x10mm
Pricing and Availability
The Audioengine W2 (AW2) Premium Wireless Adapter for iPod is priced at US$169 and is available from an authorized Audioengine reseller or online direct from www.twentyeighteen.wpengine.com
Audioengine designs and builds innovative audio products with all your music in mind. Great sound, simple setup, and truly useful features at great prices are what Audioengine is all about. Our powered speakers and wireless products have received over 100 reviews and awards from computer enthusiasts as well as highly demanding audiophiles. For more information about Audioengine and our products visit us at: www.twentyeighteen.wpengine.com