WS80i Wireless Loudspeaker System
Whether you are considering buying a new Hi-Fi or replacing your old one, the award winning WS80i wireless system will fit all of your needs and more.
Stylish looks coupled with a luxurious finish combine with stunning performance to make the WS80i stand out in its field. Uniquely the system also offers flexibility as the audio signal from your source device can be sent wirelessly to the loudspeakers located anywhere in your home. These are active loudspeakers, no need for external amplification as the amplifier is integral to the loudspeaker.
What exactly does it do?
This wireless speaker system has been designed to offer flexibility. The quality of the audio transmission is ideal for those wishing to use the speakers as their main source of listening. For example, by using the transmitter connected to a CD player, the signal can be sent wirelessly to the active speakers situated in "conventional" loudspeaker positions. Alternatively you may wish to locate the speakers elsewhere in the home and use with a laptop or MP3 player.
So is it completely wireless?
Not quite, as the loudspeakers have built in amplification each speaker has to be connected to mains power, apart from that no wires!. Our system uses STS wireless technology operating at 2.4GHz with a sampling rate of 48.1 KHz (accepted CD quality). It is extremely robust and is not prone to interference from microwave ovens, telephones or wireless networks.
The WS80i wireless system is supplied with two active speakers, a transmitter and multi-function remote control plus all the necessary accessories to enable you to listen to your favourite music.
The speakers are covered with faux leather, available in black or white with alternate colour stitching to offer a stylish and luxurious finish. The Transmitter, though small and compact is the hub of the system. Once connected to your source device it will send the audio signal to the loudspeakers providing CD quality sound.
WS80i is supplied as a colour matched system with the option of adding black or white speaker stands.
As both WS80 speakers are fitted with a signal receiver there are no interconnecting wires as with conventional speaker set ups. This ensures a clean, wire free solution for your home or office. Signal range is up to 25 metres.
Compliment your WS80 loudspeakers by placing them on the specifically designed DUET stands for optimum listening position. Available in black or white and incorporating (mains) cable management features.
Wireless Stereo Loudspeaker System
45 Hz - 22k Hz
25mm Soft Dome
115mm Paper Cone
NFC (Near Field Connectivity)
Is it complicated to set up?
Not at all, the easiest way to send music wirelessly around the home is to connect the transmitter directly to your PC or MAC via the USB plug. The computer will identify the wireless USB transmitter as a USB headset and send music through digitally to the active loudspeakers. However the audio analogue input also allows any stereo analogue audio source to be fed via the transmitter to the wireless speakers. Up-to three different zones can be used with one transmitter and as many active wireless speakers as needed can be added.
Once turned on the active speakers are "paired" with the transmitter at the press of a button. The simplest way to understand the concept is that the transmitter will send music wirelessly from any source device fitted with USB, headphone socket or RCA line out to the active speakers within 25 metres of the source device.
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"As a composer with a master's degree from Eastman in Rochester, New York, now living in California, I was delighted to find affordable "wireless" shelf speakers with an elegant look and rich, sonorous sound far beyond what one might expect of wireless or of that size...."