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Arcam rWave

Wireless USB dongle for computer or rCube

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by Ralph Graves
Arcam

Play music from your PC through your rCube

With this handy USB dongle, you can wirelessly stream music from your computer to your Arcam rCube or rDac KW. And that's not just the music stored on your PC, either — it also streams any audio source your computer can access online. So you can enjoy Internet radio stations, PANDORA®, SlackerFM — you name it. If it plays through your computer's speakers, you can stream it to your Arcam device to enjoy with noticeably better sound quality.

Arcam rWave

The dongle plugs into a USB port on your computer, and has a transmission range of up to 160 feet. You can also plug it into the USB port on an rCube. Either way, the dongle can stream to up to four rCubes simultaneously.


From the review The Arcam rCube -- portable and powerful

"The rWave transmits whatever your computer plays. So I not only could play my digital library through the rCube, but also Internet radio stations... I could also broadcast to four rCubes from my computer with an rWave. I could see setting up a party music playlist on my PC, and filling the house with sound."


— Ralph Graves, Crutchfield Blog Editor and A/V Writer

Highlights:

  • for use with Arcam rCube or rDac KW
  • Kleer® wireless audio transmitter
  • connects to USB port of rCube or computer
  • compatible with both Mac® and Windows® operating systems
  • can transmit simultaneously to up to four rCubes
  • range: up to 160 feet
  • 1"W x 7/16"H x 3-1/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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What's in the box?

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  • USB wireless audio transmitter (for rDAC & rCube)
  • Protective USB connector cap (installed)
  • Instructions on packaging (Eng/Fre/Ger/Dut)

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Features

Overview: The Arcam USB wireless audio transmitter (rWave) sends music and sounds wirelessly from your computer to supported Arcam products, such as the Arcam rDac (776RDACKW, sold separately)  and the rCube (776RCUBEB, sold separately). It can transmit simultaneously to up to four Armcam rCubes.

Kleer Technology: The Arcam rWave supports proprietary Kleer Technology lossless streaming. This allows wireless audio streaming between your computer and the Arcam rDac-KW or rCube. Kleer lossless technology offers full-bandwidth "CD-quality" music streaming with no drop outs.

Wireless Range: The rWave has a wireless range of approximately 164' (50m) for whole house coverage. Using Kleer wireless technology for higher-fidelity sound, the rWave connects your computer with the Arcam rCube or rDac-KW without the need for a conventional wireless network and setup.

Note: WiFi network not required.

Computer Compatibility: The Arcam USB wireless audio transmitter supports Windows PC, Mac, and Linux computers.

  • PC: Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
  • Mac: OS X (including v10.6 Snow Leopard)
  • Linux: The rWave may also be compatible with certain versions of the Linux operating system. However, these cannot be guaranteed.

USB Connector: The rWave features a USB (type-A) connector which plugs into a free USB (type-A) port on your Computer. Your computer will then recognize the USB transmitter as a sound device. Once this connection is made, you can wirelessly send music stored on your PC or Mac computer to the Arcam rDac-KW or rCube.

Note: Use with iTunes, Pandora, Rhapsody, Windows Media Player, BBC iPlayer, SlackerFM and other computer applications that output sound.

 
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