Powered wireless speaker system with Apple® AirPlay®, Bluetooth aptX® and DTS Play-Fi® (Wenge/black)
Our take on the Wren V3US by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
An elegant, super-flexible wireless speaker
With the Wren V3US powered speaker system, you're not locked into a single wireless music source. It has built-in DTS Play-Fi for multi-room audio, Apple AirPlay for your iPhone® and iPad®, and even Bluetooth for your smartphone, tablet, or other portable devices. And the quality-built Wren V3US delivers it all with high-performance sound.
The system features two high-performance 3" full-range drivers with a front-firing passive radiator to give you full, detailed sound. The V3US's MDF cabinet minimizes unwanted resonance. A silicone pad on the base further dampens vibrations.
Wren's proprietary DSP (digital signal processing) circuitry ensures accurate signal decoding and lifelike sound reproduction. The system is powered by a built-in 30-watt Class D amplifier. You'll enjoy clear, natural sound, whether you play your music at low or high volume levels.
DTS Play-Fi wireless technology
The Wren V3US uses your home Wi-Fi® network and DTS Play-Fi technology to stream music wirelessly from your phone, tablet, or PC. The system's compatible with major music services, such as TIDAL, Spotify® Connect, Pandora®, Amazon Music and iHeartRadio. And you can also enjoy SiriusXM if you have a subscription.
Build out your multi-room audio system with additional Wren speakers or even other brands of Play-Fi speakers and components. You can have speakers in different rooms playing the same thing, or each speaker playing from a different source.
High-quality Bluetooth audio
You can stream from just about any portable device to the V3US via Bluetooth. The speaker features aptX® audio coding, an advanced form of Bluetooth that allows higher-fidelity sound with compatible devices.
Stream music from your computer's iTunes library to the VS3US via Apple AirPlay. You can also stream music wirelessly directly from your iPhone® or iPad® to the V3US via Apple AirPlay..
- DTS Play-Fi software lets you wirelessly play music and create a multi-room music system with other Wren or Play-Fi speakers
- Bluetooth aptX® technology for high-fidelity streaming with compatible devices
- Apple AirPlay® for Apple portable devices and computers
- built-in dual-band Wi-Fi® for wireless music streaming when connected to a home network
- DLNA support for streaming music from compatible networked PCs and devices
- two 3" full-range drivers with a 3-5/8"W x 2-5/8" front-firing passive radiator
- 30-watt DSP-controlled Class D amplifier
- MDF cabinet and silicone pad to minimize unwanted resonance for more accurate sound
- stereo minijack auxiliary input for portable devices
- AC power cable
- 12"W x 4-9/16"H x 5-1/16"D
- weight: 6.2 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Wireless active speaker
- Grille (pre-installed)
- AC power adapter (attached 6' DC cord)
- Setup Guide
- Quick Start Guide
- Spotify brochure
- Safety Instructions/Warranty booklet
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Beautiful Build & Sound: The Wren V3US wireless speaker system features an acoustically inert 1/2" internally braced MDF cabinet with real wood veneer. A built-in 30W DSP controlled stereo class D amplifier powers two 3" full-range drivers. The two 3" drivers are complemented with a 3.625" x 2.625" front-firing passive radiator for deeper bass. The result is rich, natural, beautiful sound.
DTS Play-Fi: DTS Play-Fi combines DTS audio and 2.4/5GHZ dual-band WiFi (802.11 g/n) technology to wirelessly stream high-definition "lossless" audio with no impact on sound quality. DTS Play-Fi will stream pure, bit-for-bit, lossless audio, for uncompromised quality sound; up to 16-bit/48kHz. DTS Play-Fi has a range of up to 100' from your wireless router.
DTS Play-Fi App: You will need to download the free DTS Play-Fi app onto your Apple iOS 8.0+ device, Android OS 4.0+ device, or Windows 7/8/8.1/10 PC in order to access and stream Internet Radio, select online music service, DLNA server content, and your mobile device's music library. Music is then streamed directly over your home WiFi network from the DTS Play-Fi App running on your compatible device to the Wren V3US speaker.
Supported Music Files: The Wren V3US wireless speaker system and DTS Play-Fi support music formats such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, and WAV. The system will recognize music files up to 24-bit/192kHz and wirelessly stream these files at up to 16-bit/48kHz (CD quality sound). Some down-sampling may occur to ensure virtually lossless distribution throughout a home network.
Multiroom Configuration: Add more Wren V3US speakers and/or other DTS Play-Fi enabled speakers to hear music throughout your home or office with perfect synchronization (up to 8 DTS Play-Fi devices can be combined in one multiroom system). Choose a single speaker in one room, group speakers together in zones, or link all your speakers together for a whole-home listening experience. You can stream the same audio or different audio to each speaker, group, or whole-house. You can also control the volume of each DTS Play-Fi speaker independently, control the volume of a group of speakers, or use a master volume control to set the level throughout the house. All of this can be done from the DTS Play-Fi app installed on your Apple iOS device, Android smartphone/tablet, or Windows PC.
- Compatible Multiroom Sources: Internet radio and built-in online music services (including Spotify Connect)
- Incompatible Multiroom Sources: Aux Input, Bluetooth source device, AirPlay
Note: All DTS Play-Fi enabled products work seamlessly together, so there's no hassle adding more speakers, or choosing more than one audio brand like Klipsch, Martin Logan, Definitive Technology, Polk Audio, Phorus, Wren, etc..) in your home.
Side-Panel Controls: Side-panel controls includes Power On/Off, Source Selection, and Volume Up/Down.
Mounting & Placement Options: The Wren V3US wireless speaker system can simply be placed on a table top, desk top, end table, night stand, shelf or counter top. A silicone pad on the bottom of the speaker helps to stabilize the speaker and absorb cabinet vibration. There is also a 3-position Bass EQ switch which supports a variety of speaker placement options (Free from boundaries, Near a wall, or In a corner). .
External AC Power Supply: The Wren V3US operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC cord.
- Input: 100-240V ~ 1.8A, 50-60Hz
- Output: 20V - 2.0A
Note: This unit is not battery powered.
Internet Radio & Online Music Services: From the DTS Play-Fi app on your mobile device or Windows PC, you can share and listen to Pandora, SiriusXM, TIDAL, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Napster, and Internet Radio. While the DTS Play-Fi app is free, not all the online music services are (subscription & purchasing fees may apply).
Spotify Connect: The integration of Spotify Connect with DTS Play-Fi technology will enable Spotify Premium users to instantly see, select and stream to the Wren V3US speaker from within the Spotify app (Apple iOS or Android). Subscribers will also be able to immediately launch and use the Spotify service from within the DTS Play-Fi app for Android or iOS. Spotify Connect will stream crystal-clear lossless audio over WiFi to the Wren V3US.
Music Libraries From Your Mobile Device: You are able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps on your Apple iOS (8.0+) or Android (4.0+) device to the speaker system through the free DTS Play-Fi app.
DLNA Compliant: The Wren V3US wireless speaker system is DLNA compliant for playback of various music files stored on your Windows PC (7/8) or DLNA-certified NAS drives connected to your home network. MAC OSX computers and laptops require third party software to be visible on the network (Twonky, Plex, Servio etc.) as they do not support DLNA. Use the free DTS Play-Fi app on your mobile device or computer to access these music files.
AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, or from your iTunes library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the Wren V3US speaker system, over your home network connection. By downloading Apple's free Remote app onto your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad you don't even need to be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.2.2 or later) connected to your wireless home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.3.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming (A2DP): The Wren V3US supports Bluetooth A2DP which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC/Phone, Mac computer/laptop, or other Bluetooth audio source device. You'll be able to stream stored music or music apps from your Bluetooth source device. You will continue to navigate your music and view song/artist information from your Bluetooth-enabled device.
- CSR aptX: aptX works within Bluetooth to deliver CD-quality audio over a Bluetooth wireless connection. If your Bluetooth-enabled source device is equipped with aptX, the Wren V3US will automatically detect the aptX-equipped receiving device. If your source device does not have aptX, the V3US will default to standard Bluetooth audio (SBC codec).
- Simple Pairing: A single button press pairs your Bluetooth-enabled device with the Wren V3US. The unit can be paired with up to 6 devices, but only one can be used at a time. Once paired, the Wren V3US will automatically re-connect to the last device used when in wireless range (33').
Aux Input: A 3.5mm auxiliary input lets you connect and play music from non-wireless audio sources, such as a portable CD player or MP3 player with an audio output or headphone output jack.
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The Wren V3US is not battery powered--it operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power adapter and cord. Hope that helps! [ Larry Mar 13, 2017 ] Staff