Yamaha YIT-W12

iPod®/iPad®/iPhone® wireless audio transmitter for Yamaha sound bars

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The YIT-W12 wireless transmitter lets you stream music from your Apple portable or PC to a compatible Yamaha sound bar. With the included USB adapter cable, you can attach the transmitter to your computer and stream music from it, as well. The transmitter supports uncompressed audio transmission for the best possible sound quality.

Product Highlights:

  • for 30-pin docking iPods, iPhones and iPads
  • requires adapter for use with iPhone 5 and other Apple portables with a Lightning connector
  • compatible with select Yamaha soundbars
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Wireless iPod transmitter
  • 15" USB cable (with a USB type-A connector on one end and a micro-USB connector on other end)
  • Owner's Manual (En/Fr)

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Overview: The Yamaha YIT-W12 is a wireless transmitter designed for use with the Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad; as well as with PC and Mac computers via  the included USB cable. The YIT-W12 consists of a wireless transmitter with an Apple 30-pin connector, and a 15" USB cable terminated by a USB type-A connector on one end and a micro-USB connector on the other end. The YIT-W12 wireless transmitter employs Yamaha's yAired technology to establish a wireless connection with select Yamaha components, including the YAS-201, YSP-3300, and YSP-4300 soundbars (all sold separately) for the transmission of audio from your Apple device or PC/Mac. The YIT-W12 supports uncompressed wireless audio transmission (linear PCM), delivering clear and accurate sound.

yAired Technology: yAired is a proprietary Yamaha wireless technology that uses lossless (uncompressed) signal transmission to achieve wireless sound quality that is as good as wired quality and the perfect synchronization between sounds and images for movies.

Wireless Transmitter: The wireless transmitter operates on the 2.4 GHZ frequency band. It is fitted with an Apple 30-pin connector and supports the iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th/6th gen), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen), iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4/4S), and iPad (1/2/3). It allows wireless transmission of audio from your compatible Apple device to a compatible Yamaha soundbar with yAired technology.

Note: The YIT-W12 also supports the iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPad 4, and iPad mini when used in combination with either the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter or cable (both sold separately).

USB Cable: The included USB cable allows you to connect the yAired wireless transmitter to your Windows PC or Mac computer. The USB cable features a micro-USB connector which plugs into the wireless transmitter's micro-USB port, while its USB (type-A) connector plugs into your computer's USB (type-A) port.  The wireless transmitter's USB driver software will be automatically installed on your computer when you first connect the transmitter to your computer. The YIT-W12 supports the following Windows and Mac operating systems.

  • Windows 7, Vista, and XP
  • Mac OS X (10.6 or later)
Note: You cannot play back computer audio when an iPod is connected to the transmitter.

Sampling Frequencies: The Yamaha YIT-W12 wireless transmitter supports 48 kHz audio files from the Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. It supports 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz audio files from a Windows PC or Mac computer.

Power Requirements: The yAired wireless transmitter uses the battery of your connected iPod or your connected computer as a power source. The USB cable can be used to charge your compatible Apple device while the Apple device is docked to the wireless transmitter and the included USB cable is plugged into the transmitter and your computer.

iTunes Sync: You can sync your connected Apple device with iTunes using the combination of the wireless transmitter, USB cable, and your computer. You cannot play back audio during data synchronization.

Auto Playback: A Yamaha yAired compatible component will automatically turn on and select the input source of the YIT-W12 wireless transmitter when you start playback on your connected Apple device.

Dip Switches: The YIT-W12 wireless transmitter and compatible yAired Yamaha components feature dip-switches which must be set to same group number in order to establish a wireless connection.

LED Indicators: The wireless transmitter features two LEDs which indicate status.

  • Flashing green rapidly (iPod recognition in progress)
  • Flashing green slowly (preparing for a wireless connection)
  • Lights up green (wireless connection established)
  • Flashes red (iPod low battery or error indication)

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Could be a lot better

Written By Rickoo, Pahrump, Nevada on Sunday, June 30, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I gave it two stars only because it connected to the Yamaha YSP 3300. Otherwise it would get only one. The sound is terrible.

Pros: Works wirelessly

Cons: Sounds bad

Not worth the it.

Written By RJ, Allentown PA on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this for my Iphone 4 to play thru my Yamaha YSP-CU4300 sound bar. The front of the sound bar has a USB port and the remote will work my Iphone, but I thought this would be easier when I'm listening to music in the house. Sound quality is not as good when wired and when I got 20 feet away I got all kinds of distortion sound was dropping out so I switched to my houses WiFi thinking this would clear it up and that is in the center of my house. Still no improvement. I can't recommend do to the sound quality and short range. At this price it's a huge waste of money, in fact the money you spend on the YSP-Cu4300 this should of been included at no cost.

Pros: None

Cons: Poor sound quality, distance of 20ft range

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