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Klipsch WA-2

Wireless audio kit for select Klipsch subwoofers

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    WA-2 receiver module connected to a Klipsch subwoofer

 

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Connect your Klipsch powered subwoofer to your sound system wirelessly

Put your Klipsch subwoofer anywhere you want with the WA-2 wireless subwoofer kit. This simple, two-piece plug-and-play kit adds wireless audio capability to select Klipsch subwoofers in seconds. Plug your sub into a nearby wall outlet, connect the small wireless receiver to the proprietary "WA Port" on the back of the sub, connect the transmitter to your receiver and power, and you're done. The transmitter sends wireless audio signals from your receiver to the sub, so you won't have to worry about running interconnect cables across your floor.

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Highlights

  • plug-and-play kit adds wireless audio capability to select Klipsch subwoofers, including the SW-110, SW-112, SW-115, SW-308, SW-310, and SW-311
  • includes wireless transmitter with power adapter and subwoofer receiver
  • transmitter connects to the line-level or LFE outputs on a receiver or preamp
  • receiver connects to the proprietary "WA Port" on compatible Klipsch subwoofers
  • wireless range: approx. 50 feet
  • transmitter: 3-1/16"W x 1-1/16"H x 4-5/8"D
  • receiver: 2-5/16"W x 3-3/4"H x 1"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Wireless transmitter
  • Wireless receiver
  • AC power adapter (with attached 6' DC cord)
  • 15" Stereo RCA cable
  • Velcro
  • Owner's Manual

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Features

Overview: The Klipsch WA-2 wireless subwoofer kit is designed to add simplistic wireless capability to select powered subwoofers. The Klipsch WA-2 wireless subwoofer kit consists of two components; a wireless Transmitter & wireless Receiver. The WA-2 wireless subwoofer kit makes adding a powered subwoofer to a new or existing speaker system much easier, because it replaces the need for a separate subwoofer cable that traditionally must be connected between the receiver and the powered sub. Now, you can easily place your powered subwoofer where it both sounds and looks best in the room since you're not restricted by an audio cable. 

Compatibility: The Klipsch WA-2 wireless subwoofer kit  is compatible with select Klipsch, Energy, Mirage, and Jamo brand powered subwoofers that have a "WA-Port" on the rear-panel. Compatible subwoofer includes (as of 7/24/2012):

  • Klipsch: SW-110, SW-112, SW-115, SW-308, SW-310, & SW-311
  • Energy: ESW-M6 & ESW-M8
  • Mirage: MM-6, MM8
  • Jamo: Sub 800

Note: Up to four WA-2's can be used simultaneously.

Wireless 2.4GHZ Communication: The Klipsch WA-2 wireless subwoofer kit (WA-2) operates wirelessly over the 2.4GHz frequency range with a wireless transmission range of up to 50'. Because of its advanced automatic channel selection technology, the WA-2 wireless subwoofer kit does not interfere with, nor has interference from any other wireless systems in your home (such as your wireless network or wireless phone system).

Automatic Pairing: The two-piece kit, composed of a transmitter and a receiver, conducts a simple automatic pairing process that syncs the transmitter and receiver the first time they are used; after that, your compatible powered sub is automatically activated when ready for use.

Two-Piece Kit: The Klipsch WA-2 wireless subwoofer kit consists of two components; a wireless Transmitter & wireless Receiver.

  • Wireless Transmitter: The wireless Transmitter is fitted with stereo RCA jacks that connect to your home theater receiver's LFE/subwoofer output port (via the included 15" audio cable; Y-adapter maybe required). You will also need to connect the Transmitter's external power supply to an AC wall outlet for power.
  • Wireless Receiver: The wireless Receiver features a proprietary 4-pin connector which plugs into the "WA-port" of your compatible powered subwoofer. There are two keyhole slots on the wireless Receiver which allows you to mount the unit to the back of your powered sub. The proprietary 4-pin "WA-port" connector provides audio signal to your powered sub and power for the wireless Receiver.

Gain Control: The transmitter's input gain control compensates for varying output levels of different home theater receivers, allowing maximum performance with any system.

Specifications

  • Frequency of Operation: 2.4GHz ISM band
  • Channel Selection: Automatic
  • Signal Range: 50'
  • Frequency Response: 15-150Hz (+0/-3dB)

Dimensions:

  • Transmitter: 3.0625" (w) x 1.0625" (h) x 4.625" (d)
  • Receiver: 2.3125" (w) x 3.75" (h) x 1.0" (d)
 
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5 out of 5

easy

Written By tom, MN on Sunday, July 20, 2014
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very easy to install
Pros:
easy
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

best wireless sub setup .

Written By mardude, st petersburg florida on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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wireless hookup that's the key, easy to do i got my setup in about 5 minutes . no wires, no worries, and you can put your sub any were , this is a better way to go .
Pros:
I love it .
Cons:
none so far .
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5 out of 5

Great

Written By Rafael, Puerto Rico on Thursday, May 22, 2014
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Very easy to setup and convenience
Pros:
Easy to setup
Cons:
Non
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4 out of 5

Klipsch W2-A

Written By ChuckZ, Menasha, WI on Friday, May 09, 2014
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The WA-2 exceeded my expectations. Setup was very easy to follow and it allowed me to place my Klipsch powered subwoofer across the room without limitations from the length of the cables. I would highly recommend this product!
Pros:
Price, ease of setup and the ability to place your subwoofer anywhere in the room.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Klipsch WA-2

Written By Harts, Bolingbrook on Sunday, March 23, 2014
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Gives me the option of placing the subwoofer in multiple locations for optimum sound.
Pros:
No cable to worry about.
Cons:
Expensive
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5 out of 5

WA - 2 Wireless Exceeded Expectations

Written By Curt, Ridgefield, WA on Thursday, March 13, 2014
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Easy to install and worked perfectly.
Pros:
Cost, ease of installation and not having any cords.
Cons:
None apparent
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5 out of 5

Klipsch rocks - but be careful on this!

Written By KW, Tampa, FL on Thursday, August 15, 2013
 
Klipsch, in my opinion, is the best of the best - you cant beat it with the price levels I play in $500 to $7k.... Here is the trick - THIS wireless kit WILL NOT WORK on any sub that does not have the PROPRIETARY WA port....!! I didnt read that closely enough - and it could have been stressed more - if you have a sub like mine that only has a normal speaker connection - this wifi kit cant plug in to it... Klipsch is still king... i just wish they made this to service all subs and not just the ones they sell with some funny connector.
Pros:
Klipsch Rocks
Cons:
This kit does NOT connect to all subwoofers - just theirs that have a fancy pants extra WA connector.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Klipsch WA-2

Written By Jim M, Grapevine, TX on Sunday, February 03, 2013
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This kit is made up of a transmitter and a receiver module, as well as a power cable for the transmitter.

Setup was very simple on the sub end. Simply plug the wireless receiver in to the connector (looks like an old S-Video connector) on the sub and you're done. The wireless module is powered by the sub.

On the other end (in my case a Yamaha RX-A1020 receiver) it's a little tricky because the audio connector cable is quite short. If the wireless transmitter sits on top of the receiver, it's about halfway back and does not reach the front. This isn't an issue in practice because the signal seems strong enough to pair perfectly with the sub, even though my receiver is partially enclosed in a built-in cabinet. Line of sight is not required. This module requires an included power cable, which only makes sense.

Pairing the wireless connection didn't work on the first try. Pairing requires pressing both units' reset buttons simultaneously. Depending on the distance involved, this can be a two-person job. Not a big deal but after one cycle the pairing worked and continues to work each time we power off / power on the system. Don't be confused by the instructions referring to red LEDs on the unit, either - they are green and only green.
Pros:
Flawless sound Steady, stable connection Gives you lots of flexibility in your system setup with no wiring hassles
Cons:
No real cons
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Joe

Written By Anonymous, Saint Paul, MN on Thursday, January 03, 2013
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Easy to set up and love the fact that I can place my sub anywhere in the room without running a cable. This made it easy to determine the best spot from an appearance and sound quality perspective.
Pros:
Convenience
Cons:
Concerned about the difference in sound quality versus wired, but I haven't notice any yet.
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1 question already asked

I have an entertainment closet with the receiver inside. Will this unit work through walls with the sub across the room? [ Pete  Jul 28, 2014 ]
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  • I also have my reciever in a closet and the wa-2 works great. I did notice the sub would hum when the crossover was in bypass never researched why. My sub is about 12ft away and around a corner from the closet. I recomend and would purchase again. [ RYAN   Jul 29, 2014 ]
  • Yes it work but follow the distance that say the instruction [ JUAN R   Jul 29, 2014 ]
  • Hi Pete, I believe the range is around 50 feet so you shouldn't have any problems with wireless communication between receiver and sub. Even though my gear is placed all together in the same room, I'm extremely happy with the wireless receiver. It was an easy setup and I haven't had any problems. Hope this helps you out. [ CHARLES L   Jul 29, 2014 ]
  • hi pete. yes my receiver is in a closet and the sub is out in the room and it works great. hope that helps. steve h. [ STEVEN   Jul 29, 2014 ]
  • I know it works across the room and from hanging off the back of the entertainment center but I have not tried it through walls. The entertainment center is about 3 ft. deep with lots of stuff inside between the transmitter and the receiver (WA-2). Since you mentioned this I might try it to see. [ ROBERT   Jul 29, 2014 ]
  • Pete - I have the transmitter located in a stereo closest with closed door connected to the sub about 25 feet away. No problems with wireless. Have never dropped and had to repair. Mark [ MARK G   Jul 28, 2014 ]
  • Sorry but not sure, as all of my components are out in the open! [ MICHAEL W   Jul 28, 2014 ]
  • This may help. I have two subwoofer for my stero which are tower speakers by Paradigm, one klipsch RW 12- 11 with W A transmitter the other with Rocetfish. I have to stand across this transmitters to play my music from my SMARTPHOE to the USB PORT located in front of my receiver . I noticed that the signal connection from the Rocetfish will stop if I stand in front for about 60 sec. or so ( blinking red ) This never happened with the WA- 2 I'm not sure if you need a little opening from your closet or not. [ ALFREDO   Jul 28, 2014 ]
  • My unit isn't in a different room or closet, but the sub woofer is in the back of the room behind all of our furniture and seems to work without any issues. I think it may be fine, but maybe check Crutchfield return policy in case it doesn't work. [ BRIAN   Jul 28, 2014 ]
  • Mine is working great with sub about 30' away from receiver. The receiver is in an enclosed cabinet set into an alcove with a wall on three sides. [ BRITTON   Jul 28, 2014 ]

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