Klipsch RP-440WC Reference Premiere HD Wireless
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
The problem: My 5.1 speakers become disconnected from my hub constantly. I have to go through procedure for the hub to find speakers almost everytime. We've swapped-out the hub twice so far & also a pair of speakers to try to fix. No luck. We live in an upscale apartment in San Diego. Yes there is Wi-Fi interference in the air but that is the world today. Nothing unusual. Solution?: Still TBD. According to Klipsch, it's not their fault because they don't control the wireless technology, WiSA does & I just have too much interference. I was told WiSA "may" be working on a firmware fix. I called some people I know at Bang & Olufsen. I got my best advice/info from them (after 100's of hours spent w/ Klipsch Tech Support over past 1.5 years). B&O uses WiSA. They have sold many systems in downtown NYC where interference is at least as bad as SD. They have rarely had issues. In those cases it was fixed by switching the router from "automatic" & go strictly with 2.4. The technical problem is WiSA selected 5.9 which is too close to 5.0 GHz used in new routers. B&O said if this didn't solve the problem, then it's the hardware. B&O system is much, much more expensive but it sounds like it works in today's cluttered airspace. I have been observing over last several weeks the impact of switching to 2.4 ghz. It has had an impact going from problems 90% of the time to 50%. impact has been visible but the problem still exists to an unacceptable degree.
Pros: a). "ok" sound when it works. b). wireless is the way to go if they can get WiSA technology to work.
Cons: a). speakers become lost from hub constantly requiring user to re-accomplish set-up process (either full or partial) almost every time you use it. b). Speakers come on and off by themselves even when system is off. c). the hardware is very rinky dink. The remote is a joke (more like a cheep toy) and the hub is not robust at all very cheaply built. his system is definitely not up to Klipsch normal standards