About the Audioengine W2
The Audioengine W2 (AW2) is the simple way to wirelessly connect your iPod to powered speakers, a home audio system, or even your car stereo. This two-piece system includes a powerful Sender that plugs into your player's dock connection. The companion Receiver connects to your system via a simple stereo minijack cable. Its USB connector can be plugged directly into a USB power source, or into the provided AC power adapter. (12-volt USB adapter not included for in-car use.)
The AW2 Sender transmits CD-quality audio signals a distance of up to 30 feet. And it can play all the music tracks on your iPod even those with DRM restrictions. This system is a great way to share music with friends and family control the music right on your iPod while listening through the home or car audio system of your choice.
- wireless connection kit for iPod
- compatible with docking iPods, including the 160GB iPod classic, 5th generation iPod nano, and 3rd generation iPod touch
- plugs into player's dock connection
- transmits CD-quality audio signals
- stereo minijack output
- USB connection for AC power adapter
- range: 30 feet
- includes stereo minijack cable and stereo-minijack-to-RCA adapter
- includes USB AC power adapter
- 12-volt USB power adapter required for in-car use, not included
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # AW2
What's in the box:
- Wireless audio receiver
- Wireless iPod audio sender (transmitter)
- USB AC power adapter (5.0V/1.0A)
- 17" Stereo cable (3.5mm male mini-jack on both ends)
- 8" Stereo male mini-jack to female RCA adapter cable
- Setup guide
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More details on the Audioengine W2
Overview: The AW2 package includes an iPod Sender (transmitter) and a Receiver; the system is designed to deliver an audio signal wirelessly from the iPod to another component for playback. The AW2 will work with many different components, including (but not limited to) a stereo receiver, A/V receiver, or powered speakers (particularly the Audioengine A5 powered speakers, item number 772A5B or 772A5W, which have a USB port to power the AW2's Receiver).
iPod Sender: The iPod Sender is powered by the iPod's battery through the dock connector. The audio is also transferred via the dock connector, then transmitted wirelessly to the Receiver.
Receiver: The AW2 Receiver is powered through its USB plug; a USB AC power adapter is included with the system, or it can be powered by Audioengine A5 powered speakers' USB port. The audio output is a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack; no audio signal is transferred through the USB connection. A 8" male stereo minijack to female RCA adapter cable is included. A stereo minijack, stereo male minijack to male RCA cable, or a stereo RCA cable is required for connection (sold separately).
Pairing: The Sender and Receiver in this package are linked together at the factory, so no pairing is necessary. If you have other Audioengine systems, multiple Receivers can be paired with the iPod Sender, but the Sender can only transmit to one Receiver at a time.
Transmission: The AW2 transmits uncompressed PCM audio in the 2.4 GHz range using a closed protocol specifically designed for audio. The system avoids interference by constantly monitoring the entire 2.4 GHz spectrum and choosing the channel that can achieve the cleanest transmission. The system detects deteriorating conditions on the current channel and switches if needed in under 20 ms, without any interruption in the audio stream. The AW2 also employs dynamic transmit power control, meaning it transmits with only as much power as required to maintain a clear audio connection. This reduces the power required from the iPod's battery and makes AW2 more forgiving of other 2.4 GHz devices, including WLAN, Bluetooth, and other Audioengine wireless devices.
iPod Compatibility: The AW2 is designed for use with select iPod models having a 30-pin dock connector. Compatible Apple devices and functions as of 11/8/2013.
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video Out||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Text||Track Info|
Note: Not compatible with Lightning-connector iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad. Apple software updates may change functionality results. You may need to reset your iPod if you download a newer software version.
Output Level: 830 mV
Wireless Protocol: 802.11
Frequency Band: 2.4 to 2.4835 GHz
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 22 kHz +/-1.5 dB
Range: 30 feet
- Width: 1.2"
- Height: 0.42"
- Depth: 3.4"
- Width: 2.12"
- Height: 1.25"
- Depth: 0.37"