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

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 768 reviews

76%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too much feedback and signal loss

    Posted
    Steve
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    The subwoofer had a lot of feedback when hooked up to this device. It also lost the signal frequently.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    constant thuds ruin the listening

    Posted
    boske
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    It seems that there's an interference between its signal and wifi. that causes constant thuds even when there's no signal played makes the listening experience unbearable and the device completely useless

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless transmiter

    Posted
    Gaborlgin
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    Took me some time to set it because it kept loosing signal but works grate after all

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent thumping sound

    Posted
    PD123
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    I returned this item to Best Buy because it produces a "thumping" sound randomly. After reading about this issue on a couple of forums, it seems that it is due to the wireless receiver shutting off after only a few seconds of not getting a signal (no, or very low, bass in the audio track) sent to the sub-woofer. When it shuts off, you get the audible thump sound. Also when it does receive a bass signal the unit lags momentarily. Poor implementation IMO!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Watch for Latency and Signal Dropout

    Posted
    PracticallyWired
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    It is probably more of an issue with application, but I had some issues with auto-calibration of the subwoofer channel with my receiver when using this wireless kit. This was due to a decent amount of latency, which is something that you just have to deal with. Also, I had some problems with the signal dropping out, where I would lose synchronization with the transmitter at many periods, which got very annoying. My application was 18 ft. away between receiver/transmitter with line of sight, so it may have been right at the limits of the intended design application. It wouldn't hurt to give it a shot if you are concerned with running wires, which is what I wound up doing at the end of the day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Crap

    Posted
    Consumer
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    Cannot get unit to send signal ,but apparently it's paired. Quite disappointed with this product!!!!!!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible reception

    Posted
    NickO
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    I read the reviews but decided to give it a try. I had two units and they both produced a very loud and annoying popping noise every few minutes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Popping sounds

    Posted
    Andrew
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    Every few minutes the signal from the receiver to the sub creates a loud popping noise. It got so annoying I went out and bought a sound bar with sub.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    used a week and return

    Posted
    chevys10
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    Used only a week and return. Constant clicking of signal cutting on and off is horrible

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great when it's just not practical to run wire.

    Posted
    mjfagan
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    Work pretty good when it's just not practical to run wire. Nothing is going to compare to an actually wired connection but this product does a great job when you can't. Occasionally will drop signal but for the most part performs well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didn't Connect All The Time

    Posted
    Callphonereviewer17856
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    I returned this product after a trial run. The setup was easy, but the product only worked intermittently. My subwoofer frequently did not receive the signal and would not turn itself on.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work well

    Posted
    BobRocklin
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    This kit will cut the signal completely at low volume so you don't get any bass at low volume There was also popping sound being produced by the kit. I have a high end system so these issues are very noticeable and was not acceptable. I had to return the product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Problems From Day One

    Posted
    VWFreajk
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    I would definitely not recommend this product to anyone. The signal cuts off very frequently. Had I not gone on out of town before the return policy expired, this would for sure have gone back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Seems ok, but not perfect

    Posted
    Coltmac45
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    I bought this to obviously remote station my bowers and wilkens sub. I noticed some sort of odd signal/sound coming from the sub at lower volumes so I unhooked the system. I hooked the sub straight up to the receiver and no more issues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to set up, but it loses signal at times.

    Posted
    jonb
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    the adapter was very easy to set up in minutes. It made my surround sound much better with the subwoofer being moved to the back of the room. every now and then, I have to unplug it and plug it back in in order for it to find the signal, but this only happens a couple times each week.

    I would 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

    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not recommended

    Posted
    Spek
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    After installing the wireless sub woofer system the sub woofer speaker continues to pop and the wireless signal is very intermittent. I saw this on the product reviews, but purchased anyway. I'm returning the product and hardwiring the sub woofer. I'm highly dissatisfied.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Depends on Your Subwoofer...

    Posted
    DaveMN

    My sub is one of those that has an "auto-on" switch; it will only turn on if it detects a signal, otherwise it powers down. For some reason my subwoofer would fail to detect that the wireless receiver was sending it a signal, so it would never turn on. Other subs have an always-on mode and I suspect that this kind of sub would work better wirelessly. I went back to a wired connection, but if you have a sub that can stay on constantly (instead of going into standby mode) then this should work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not work well

    Posted
    GBSmotorsports
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    Bought this device to simply send the signal through a family room to my patio. 6ft direct line of sight. I could not get this thing to maintain a constant signal. Very sketchy signal even when it is 4 ft away in same room. Took it back and tried another one thinking it was a bad unit. Same poor performance. So I drilled through the wall and ran a single line sub-woofer cable. All good now! Don't waist your time with this device. Don't waste your money on this device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend