This Rocketfish™ RF-WSW312 wireless transmitter/receiver kit makes it easy to equip your home theater system with a wireless subwoofer (not included). Up to a 45' wireless range allows flexible speaker placement.
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Sub cuts out at low volume
Posted by: Rick from: on
I hooked this kit up and tested with music first and everything seemed fine. It wasn't until after watching some TV that I noticed the sub would pretty much go in and out on little to no bass scenes. For example, if there was a quiet conversation going on between people there would be somewhat of a white noise with the subwoofer and then it would stop. The sound of the subwoofer would also completely stop past a certain low volume on the receiver. At first I thought this was a function of the subwoofer I just bought and was almost disappointed. Then I unplugged the wireless and plugged in the coaxial cable I had and found none of these issues. I can hear the sub constantly even at a very low volume. I'm using with a Pioneer receiver and a Klipsch SW-112 Subwoofer about 12 feet apart. I'll be returning this kit and running a cord down to the basement and through the floor.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Does not work as expected
Posted by: Bill101 from: on
I purchased the wireless kit for my new subwoofer. It did not transmit the base signal at all. It popped occasionally and would let out a sudden burst of base sound. I purchased in person at the store, so I didn't read reviews. After having problems, I read reviews, and found other people were commenting on the popping, so I exchanged them for a new box, in case I got a bad one. Not so much, the second one wouldn't transmit at all. I returned for full refund, and purchased a different, well reviewed wireless kit online and it works as if it was wired. Don't buy this brand.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Based on 5GHz WiFi Direct, clean sound!
Posted by: rwojo from: Atlanta, GA on
I've been having issues with my Yahama YSP-5100 sound bar, which has a wireless subwoofer feature already. The symptoms included:
- Interference with 2.4GHz devices including WiFi, Bluetooth and Zigbee
- Clicks/pops when on (interference from other 2.4GHz devices most likely)
I've been searching for a wireless subwoofer kit, but most are in the $150-200 range. Then I found this Rocketfish subwoofer kit for a fraction of that.
I'm happy to say it works GREAT!
I looked up the FCC ID and it seems to be based on Ozmo 5GHz WiFi direct radios, which explains why it doesn't seem to bother my 2.4GHz devices or be bothered by others. My condo is extremely dense and congested.
However this Ozmo-based device is a P2P WiFi Direct link. It obeys by standard WiFi rules on standard WiFi 802.11n channels. It's low latency, doesn't seem to interfere with other devices and because it is 5GHz, doesn't go through walls like 2.4GHz and thus is a great short-range solution for everyone.
The device itself is small, easy to set up, and the only thing I can really fault is the auto-sleep feature. After 5 minutes it shuts off and can take a few seconds to start back up when it detects LFE audio. That means if you pause a movie to go make some popcorn, it may take ~5-10 seconds before you get your LFE channel back after hitting play. All in all, not really much of an issue.
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Underhill from: Rhode Island on
I purchased this in August, and initially it seemed to work. Then I started noticing the absence of a subwoofer sound. When I checked the wireless transmitters, the LED's were red instead of blue, which means they had no connection. Because the devices go to sleep if there's no subwoofer traffic, it was difficult to know whether the wireless, subwoofer, or other devices were to blame, the problem took a while to sort out.
After working with a support technician at the Geek Squad call-in number, who showed me how to reboot the device and reconnect, I got the devices to connect for a short period and then disconnect. As a result, I brought the kit back to my local Best Buy, where I was able to exchange my device for another. But the problems persisted.
Of course diagnosing the problem took longer than the 15-day return period Best Buy offers, so I can't even return it.
This product just doesn't work.
10 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Hide those wires!
Posted by: HDNut from: Conneticut on
I purchased the rocketfish subwoofer kit to complement the rocketfish surround sound kit that I purchased a few years ago. I rearranged my living room and TV area. The sub was not going to fit. Went on BB and found this. Picked it up, they had an open box for an extra $10. Off. Hooked it up and away we go! It works great. There is no hesitation or lag. I have it on the same power strip as the surround sound. So I can either leave it on independently, or together.
I adjusted the settings on my Onkyo receiver, and everything sounds fine.
Perfect for those who like to "move things around".
The only thing is a cheap RCA wire comes in the kit. I have several digital cables that I use instead. One for the receiver, and one for the sub.
No issues, it's a keeper.
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
Excellent wireless subwoofer kit
Posted by: GuyF from: on
I have looked for a wireless subwoofer kit and finally found the best one for me. I have tested a couple low end kits at the $40-ish price with 3.5mm sockets, 2.4Mhz, using a mobile phone chargers to power them ; I had disconnections, noises, booming sound sporadically. I also read that there are interferences with the Internet wireless router. Well, I am happy so say, after hours of listening, none of the issues noticed. I have dual band Internet wireless router and there are no interferences.
Some technical aspects, I am powering the sub with Yamaha 3020 and calibrated it with the mic. There isn't lose in any frequency, however there is about 45msec delay. The sub is 6 feet from the listening location and the receiver has set the distance to 56 feet. Make sure your receiver is capable to set high distance to compensate on this latency. The async may be annoying for some audiophile's ears.
Net-net, I highly recommend this kit. You get the best value for this price.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Don't really work
Posted by: RedRaider from: Lewisville, TX on
I hate having to run surround wires in an existing home and after having just purchased a new home I looked for another way. I thought these were just what I was looking for when I saw them at BB. Unfortunately they don't really work except at high volume and even then they seem to miss all but the strongest bass missing the lower level bass. When listening at lower volume they pretty much go inactive. I thought maybe the cheap RCA cables were the cause so I replaced them with some nicer ones I had around and I think it may have helped a little but not much. I ran my old sub cable across the floor and things sound great while I return these and look for another solution.
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
Not A Reliable Solution for HT
Posted by: Yogi from: on
I noticed that the signal to the sub would drop and I would get the thump when it reconnected. The wireless transceiver and receiver were only 12 feet apart with a direct line of sight. I ultimately returned the item since it was not a reliable solution.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Good wireless subwoofer connection
Posted by: chapke from: Salem, OR on
I bought this item with a sub-woofer and I had my A/V receiver auto calibrate the addition of the sub (sub gain at max). The wireless receiver unit is about fifteen feet straight line distance from the wireless sender unit with a clear line of sight between the two (other than an occasional person walking between them). My units were constantly dropping their connection even when nothing has physically changed about the room. After doing some messing around with the speaker settings on my A/V receiver I discovered the signal coming out of the A/V receiver was too weak causing the wireless sender unit to go into standby mode. I maxed out the output level for the sub on my A/V receiver and turned the gain down on the sub and I haven't had a problem since. Rocketfish needs to make these units more sensitive to the audio signal to avoid such problems. Other than the setup issue this is a great product when it's quirk is figured out.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
What a surprise!!! This think works like a CHAMP!!
Posted by: rawint from: Miami, FL on
After we installed our Home Theater system, and spent way too much money having all of the speakers wired through the ceiling and walls, we realized that the subwoofer was way to close to both the wall and a furniture piece (causing BOTH to rattle)! We thought we were out of luck, and since the walls and ceiling had long since been closed back up, we thought that buying a new wireless subwoofer would be the only solution. Problem with that, aside from just spending A LOT of money on a KEF reference sub, was that our receiver was located in the next room, in an AV closet, and wouldn't have direct line of site to the subwoofer (which, from what we saw online, most/all needed). Needless to say, we were very frustrated... That was, until we found this cheap (but effortless/amazing) solution!!!
This thing works EXACTLY as promised, and then some. There's been one or two instances where it lost the signal, but it is such an easy fix that it's almost a non-issue (just need to press the link button on either the transmitter or receiver).
Overall, I can't say enough good things about this product... I was hesitant to buy a RocketFish product (only because I had never used them before), and I must say I was wrong to be!!!