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Rocketfish™ - Wireless Subwoofer Transmitter/Receiver Kit - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 769 reviews

76%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very poor for my clipch subwoofer

    Posted
    Andy
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    Set it up at about 8 feet from transmitter and I kept getting a loud thump when watching tv programs and movies I had to remove it and hard wire the subwoofer, for the money I spent I was very disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Sporadic signal

    Posted
    Roundrock
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    Very inconsistent sound from subwoofer with lots of "popping" sounds when it "wakes up" during action scenes. Very disappointing product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cool at first but then.....

    Posted
    Cldgin2
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Worked at first. First unit stopped working all together after one month. BB was nice and switched it out np, second unit like the first on low frequencies would make loud "pops" they were annoying during tv shows or quiet scenes. Have since took it down and will return my subwoofer to its old location and hard wired into my receiver.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating

    Posted
    Foss
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    So I have the rocket fish receivers that work for my normal surround speakers and those work flawlessly. So I purchased the subwoofer kit thinking it would do the same, and the signal comes in and out it is not consistent like the speakers. For the price point I would expect this to work at least 50% of the time. I currently have it disconnected and not using my subwoofer because of the poor quality my sub was receiving and making movie experience frustrating

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Nick
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Upon initial hookup, I put on a blu ray movie and immediately noticed that there was a delay in the subwoofer responding to scenes with explosions in them. There was only about 3 feet separating the sending unit from the receiving unit with a wall of drywall separating the two (my audio/video receiver was set up in behind the wall in order to keep all units and wires out of sight). The only thing I could assume was that this product requires line of sight to work properly. Unfortunately because of this problem, I returned the product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Works well except for the thumping

    Posted
    Alex
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    This kit works well in terms of getting the subwoofer signal with minimal delay wirelessly. The problem is that it periodically thumps in the middle of playback. It seems that, when a scene is playing that has little or no base, the unit must enter a low power mode. As soon as it gets sufficient bass signal, it wakes back up and thumps before operating normally, which generally sounds very out of place. This is a very repeatable problem.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    could be better

    Posted
    Bmaster
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    The first month I had this product it was Awesome. Worked great and was able to get my sub to a spot in the room I wanted without cords. In the last few weeks though it has been turning off for no reason. Usually just for a few seconds then it comes back on. Sometimes I have to turn the volume way up to get it to come back on. And last night while watching a movie it stopped working and I had to unplug/replug it to get it started again. It was way cheaper than any other brand I could find I figured I'd give it a shot. maybe I just got a bad set, or it's just a piece of junk that doesn't last more than 2 months.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Works but very noisy

    Posted
    Apachemech
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    I purchased the rocket fish wireless subwoofer adapter to place my subwoofer approximately 20 feet from my about receiver. I connects easily with only a few wires. That's the good part. Unfortunately it sends a very noisy signal to my subwoofer. It causes popping and humming noises to randomly come from the subwoofer. The adapter seems to work ok at medium to high volumes when the noises are drown out by the music or movie media. While listening at low volume it does not even send a strong enough signal to make the sub operate. It is not a adjustment problem I have another sub connected at the same time with a wired connection and it functions properly. I have also ran an interconnect cable accross the room with no additional adjustment of the sub or AV receiver and it functions properly without the rocket fish adapter in the loop. My recommendation will be to seek out other means of connecting your subwoofer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Diagnosis: Patient is Bi-Polar

    Posted
    Carvin127
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    After spending some time with this Rocketfish wireless subwoofer transmitter/receiver kit my diagnosis is grim. At greater than casual listening levels this unit works pretty well. I noticed no delay in the signal transmission, even through the wall in my A/V room to the subwoofer sitting 20 feet away. If you are a critical listener, like myself, that is where this thing starts to fail very quickly. Playing music at low volume will not even engage this thing. Turn up the music and little and it becomes schizophrenic, turning off and on as the dynamics of the music change. Only if you play at levels that are inconducive to conversation will this remain active. Movies are very irritating to sit through. Unless there's constant bass content this unit will go into standby mode. When the music or explosions happen suddenly, it pops loudly as it comes out of standby and has a delay of a second or two as it catches up. I can't recommend this product, unless you primarily listen to music primarily at medium levels and up. Otherwise, don't but this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Wonderful, inexpensive solution!

    Posted
    Steve
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    I've used this kit for the past 5 months and so far no issues. Overall, the sound quality is good, there's no 60hz hum, static, buzzing, etc for that matter. Only a few things to note. First, there's a slight delay. Audyssey reports my subwoofer is located ~ 23ft away using this kit whereas wired shows ~7.5ft. The difference is caused by slight lag for the ADC to DAC conversion and transmission. Second, this device goes to sleep mode if LFE signal isn't sent to it periodically. Sometimes in films filled with a lot of dialog where there's no bass signal suddenly erupts with a bass scene, like an explosion, you may loose a second of that sound while the device wakes up and reconnects to your woofer. An easy resolution is to set your main speakers to "small" therefore low frequencies will be sent to your subwoofer constantly. For me, it'sn't a big deal since that rarely happens, by that time, any subwoofer that features auto sleep will sleep by that time. During my first setup, I did have pairing issues and had to repair it. However, it's running strong for over 5 months without a drop in connection! This is a MUST BUY!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Riddled with problems

    Posted
    Engineer

    I will start by saying that, I have had a Rocketfish wireless rear-speaker kit for years that is absolutely great. So, I was excited to get the wireless sub kit. Unfortunately, I wish this unit was better. I have this installed in a medium size bedroom being driven by a brand new Sony receiver that works just fine with a wired subwoofer connection. Wireless span distance is approx 15ft with no major obstructions. 1. The unit frequently seems to quickly go to standby mode. Even in the middle of a song, whenever there is a pause in bass. Then unit takes about a full second to re-engage after bass becomes present. 2. The unit seems to have a internal LPF that is set way too low. 3. There is a perceivable delay in signal. 4. The time this unit takes to get out of standby mode vs the time it takes to enter standby mode is ridiculous. 5. Unlike the rear speaker kit, this kit seems to also lose accuracy of frequency response with transmission. @@@@@@@@ which is horrible for a unit only designed to transmit less than 100Hz freq range) 6. There seems to be a minimum amount of volume where below a point all transmissions stop. This cutoff of signal is very sharp. This results in periods of low volume audio feeling empty with sudden bursts of bass infill followed by more flat bass free listening. I'm not sure what this kit would be good for. Maybe a home theater setup that was only played at very high volume? I'm not sure. I know for me and my application where it is used for movies, music, TV, games and at various volumes this unit is super frustrating. I will be returning this product for sure.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend