Questions & Answers
QuestionCant this be used for zone 2 speakers in another room?specifically will it pass through normal drywall/wood frame walls if within 100 ft of transmitter? I am looking for a way to connect my zone 2 speakers without running cables through out the house
- Answer I use this for the Zone 2 audio output from my Receiver/Amplifier to a pair of speakers in another room. The distance between the room with the sender and the receiver is about 50 feet and it woks perfectly.
- Answer I've had this thing for years now, never disconnected power to either the transmitter or receiver regardless of what channels I am/am not using. All is still well, so I'd say no, it's not harmful.
QuestionI am considering buying the product, does the receiver need a power supply or is it battery operated
- Answer Uses a power supply. I have 2 sets of Rocketfish WRS for upstairs and one for downstairs Home Theaters. They work very well.
Questioncompatibility and volume control1)Is the volume controlled at the rear speaker box or the DVD remote 2)would the rear speaker kit be compatible with my Sony home theatre system(
- Answer There is a volume knob on the little receiver that the rear speakers are plugged into but I just have that set to the highest. Then I just use the volume on my receiver that the home theatre is set up through and it does all the speakers (because the rear speakers are plugged into the home theatre receiver through the other wireless box). This kit should work with your home theatre system, it still uses the same receiver that it would if the rear speakers were directly plugged in; it just basically shoots a wireless signal from the one box to the other. This is just a way to hide the speaker wire from running all along the room.
- Answer Specifications - from the user manual. No power consumption listed but power output is listed as 30Watts RMS into 4 ohms with 10%THD - Not what I would call quality sound but maybe ok for your rear channel. Audio Input: Wireless • Stereo, 16-bit, 48 KHz, uncompressed • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 87 dB Audio Output: High Efficiency Class D, Speaker-level • Supports 4 to 16 ohm speakers • Audio output power: 2 × 30 W (RMS) into 4 ohms (no more than 10% THD) Transmission Delay • 15-20 ms Power Supply • AC 100-240 V ~ 50/60 Hz The answer form says to add recommend products. I would add wires instead of this product.
QuestionCan I use one of these kits for my right side speaker and another kit for the left side speaker? What wiring is then required?
- Answer Yes you can. All you need is the speaker wire to connect everything together.
QuestionBlue lights on, but no soundI have blue lights on both, solid. I have no sound, I swapped the the wires to known good working terminals and still no sound. I tried direct connect to rear, by passing the sender hub, and get sound. What else can I be missing? I also tried to reset button, it flashes then both go back to solid blue.
- Answer Check to make sure you don't have them backwards meaning the Transmitter and the Receiver. I assumed the larger sized unit was the transmitter when it fact it was vs versa.
Questionin using this unit can you put speakers like 12 foot apartcan you use this unit so that 1 speaker is on 1 side of the room and the other speaker is on the other side of the room,,,,,,,,,with out having to run like 12 foot of wire?? the wire included is 2 foot,,,,,does this mean you have to have your speakers next to each other.
- Answer You can separate your speakers across the room by using longer speaker wires. You're not required to use the short wires that come with the Rocketfish unit. You are required to connect the Rocketfish to the two speakers with wire, however. The wireless connection is from your amplifier to the Rocketfish box.
QuestionCan this be used with a side speaker and a rear speaker instead to two rear speakers?Sorry for such a dumb question, but I had to ask since the back of the unit shows L/R for Left and Right. I do not have a problem with wiring left side of the room, but right side involves crossing two doors. Can I install the unit such that it services one right side speaker and one right rear speaker?
- Answer I see no reason why not. It simply transmits the signal for two channels; whatever those may be. as long as it can hit the "receiving" part of the unit, just plug the L and R lines accordingly and you should be able to get just what you're looking for.
QuestionIs ther a way to make 5.1 surround sound system completely wireless?I notice that these are for the rear speakers, I saw that there is also a rocketfish product for the sub... Can these be used together? Also, is there a kit that pushes to the two main speakers and the center speaker wirelessly? Ideally, I'd like to have as few wires as possible visible for all of my speakers.
- Answer This kit can be used to replace the wires on any two speakers. However, it's intended use is for the rear speaker on a 5.1 surround sound system. The kit will still have wires running from the wireless receiver to the speaker itself.
- Answer I use passive speakers (no plug) and they sound great. Be aware that this kit is 2x40 watts and the wireless transmitter and receiver both need to be plugged into a power outlet. So if you have heavy duty speakers higher than 40 watts, they probably will work with this kit but you won't get as much kick as if you wired them. I just bought a pair of 40W bookshelf speakers and stands and the wireless conversion kit does a good job with them.
QuestionDoes it hurt to have the RF-WHTIB wireless rear speaker system plugged into its own power supply and "on" all the time?
- Answer Certainly not, mine was plugged in to a separate outlet and always on for a number of years and I never had issues with it.
- Answer It should work with any receiver. Connect the rear speaker output to the transmitter, and hook the speakers to the receiver side...adjust the volume and forget it. I have it hooked to a Denon AVR-591system, but it doesn't really matter what the receiver is
QuestionWill kit work if the receiver is hidden behind a couch?I plan to use the unit with about 20-25 feet between the transmitter and the receiver, but I would like to hide the receiver unit behind a couch. Will that interfere with the operation of the unit if there is not an unobstructed path between the transmitter and receiver?
- Answer I have one "receiver" hidden behind my couch and I don't have any problems. I also have another "receiver" several rooms down that works correctly. The distance seems to go as far as a G router would.
QuestionWhat is the latency difference compared to wired?I've heard there is a delay in the audio when using a system like this. Has anyone measured the increase in latency when comparing to a quality wired solution?
- Answer I have had no delay or latency with mine. My left rear speaker is wired and my right one uses this device (have an archway that keeps me from wiring it, its on the 1st floor of a multi-story home). I haven't measured the difference directly but, I am unable to discern any noticeable latency in the sound between the two speakers. I didn't even have to change the distance for surround regulation. I'm not much of an audiophile as I primarily use it for movies and tv shows but, all of the action scene explosions and voice queues match up for the picture and sound over the 20ft distance I have setup.
QuestionMy RF-WHTIB wireless rear speaker system just stopped working after only a few months. Why? And what can I do to reboot it?
- Answer is there a slow blinking red light on both units? if so, here's what you do: there is a small link button on both the receiver and the transmitter. hold it down and the light will begin to flash rapidly. do this on both units and they will attempt to pair (like xbox 360 controllers). when the lights turn solid red, they are paired. try moving them closer together if they don't pair.
QuestionCan this unit be used to run a wireless center speaker set up?Can the wireless unit be used to connect a single center channel rather than split rears? Will the out put be sufficient?
- Answer Yes this system can be used to run a wireless center speaker set up.