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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

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great..and Issues...but could have been my AVR

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    Audigr
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    In the interest of full disclosure I returned mine...although the reason I returned it may have been an issue of my particular AVR and not the Rocketfish unit...detailed below. I bought the Rocketfish wireless subwoofer unit as we have a large room, wanted the sub at the opposite end from the surround receiver, and running the wiring properly posed issues due to one of the walls and access below. It was very easy to set up...basically make RCA and power connections for both sender and then receiver, the led color changes to indicate that its paired and you are good to go! Truly that easy. I did have a couple issues however: 1-There is a bit of a delay but I was able to compensate by adjusting the distance/delay settings on my Denon AVR (set sub distance 'greater' and AVR therefore reduces the surround delay which will compensate for the little bit of wireless lag in the RF sender/receiver). 2- The unit would kick in and out of sending signal at lower volumes. If I ran at higher volume it was fine, but at lower to moderate volume it was on/off, on/off. I tried various setting adjustments on the Denon and was not able to get it to be consistent at lower volumes. Like I said, I cant say for sure it was the unit and not my receiver. I dont have clipping w/ sub wired direct, but the receiver may not have been pushing enough power at lower volume for the RF to send? It does go into standby, but that's only supposed to be after a period of inactivity and the led on the RF was staying steady 'On'.. I would not recommend against buying. The RF certainly couldn't make it any easier to get a sub installed without having to run wiring and once adjusted it was great at mid-high volume...just wish I could have gotten the lower end clipping figured out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Watch for Latency and Signal Dropout

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    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    2nd set, hope it last longer than the first one

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    Csmith
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    First set I bought worked fine for the first week, then I got the dreaded thumping noise at random times, with no help from rocket fish I decided to return and give another set a try, so far so good, although I had to use a better quality cable to connect the unit to the sub, (factory cable is cheap and not shielded very well) factory cable causes the sub to humm when no bass is being played. Overall if this one stays working it’s worth the money, if it starts malfunctioning again I will be very disappointed, and would encourage Best Buy to pull it from there shelf’s as it seems there are a lot of bad units

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works as specified

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    ThunderousBandit
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    Here's the issue with this product. It goes to sleep after two minutes or so. So if no basis signal is sent in two minutes, it has to be woke up. That requires it to send a bass tone or something like that to the woofer. The woofer will thud then continue like it should. Got to the point where we couldn't stand it anymore. Music worked great because of constant bass, but anything else just was annoying to tolerate. There is no setting to change length of time before it goes into sleep mode.

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Makes thump sounds

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    NedC
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    I really wanted this to work. The sound was decent enough but periodically the sub made a thump noise . I researched it and found others have issues with wireless speakers Tried moving the transmitter and receiver around but no change. I read some that when you watch a program that has no lower sub channel active , it goes to sleep and makes a power up kinda thump sound. Really wanted it to work but got tired of the thumps. Ended up using a long sub cable and hid it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mono and no Gain!

    Posted
    JamesR
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    This unit worked Very well for a wireless Prosumer product. Drawbacks are few such as its just a mono out that you have to split the signal and when you try to gain up the Subs dB level at the receiver, there's no change in subs reaction level or dB at the Subs and I used a sound meter. I must admit that I took it back and purchased RCA cables that only came in Video/Stereo for any size able length and the whole system Rocks. Actually Country&Western, movies or cable!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Get what you pay for

    Posted
    SuperDogSteve
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    The price point is low on this product, but so is the performance. The base continually cuts in and out depending on the volume level of the receiver. At high-volume it works fine at mid to low volume the base cuts out continuously. I even took it back and exchange it for another one thinking I had a faulty device but the second one was not any better. I would not recommend this product

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent transmitter, but it turns off sometimes

    Posted
    SoundAficionado
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    It is slick and blends easily with any stereo system. It was easy to setup and operate. The only downside is that it loses communication with the base when the receiver is at very low volume. But when the volume is raised, the 450W Sub earthquakes the house. LOL I would still recommend this item because it solves a huge pain of having to run wires through the room or through the walls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Worked but with intermittent pops.

    Posted
    OJAmerica

    Hooked up and it worked straight away. No delay, and the bass was excellent. However, at low volumes (with not much bass present) it would intermittently pop (boom) randomly. I made sure the receiver wasn't near my wifi router, turned off the 2.4 Ghz router downstairs but it would still happen. So i'm returning and trying a different brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product, but....

    Posted
    AdreSC

    Was excited at first to get this. Installation went like a flash. Sub was strong enough to fill the room. However, there was an immediate lag in sound when playing fast music. Didnt notice so much in movies, but we realize thats only because we cant anticipate the sub. In a fast song with rhythmic beat it sounded to be slightly off beat. Taking this back to B.Buy asap.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Rocket fish wireless sub transmitter and receiver

    Posted
    Sickwood
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    It works,but it makes my sub cycle on and off alot, and hum...subs brand new Polk audio 505..works great for music..but in a movie with just dialogue it seems to be wierd..I dont know maybe it's the sub but it drives me crazy...for music works pretty well

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, limited range

    Posted
    Scooter4321
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    I have a receiver on one end of the house and my subwoofer cable is defective. A wireless connection us the obvious solution and I was excited to find this one. Great price, moron proof installation. Unfortunately, the receiver needs to be really close to work. Same room, ideally. I had to return it, and am looking for something with more range.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    If you must

    Posted
    Moviegoer
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    Mixed feeling. Like to have as many component/ wires not showing so thought this would be a great idea! It works but it intermittently would drop single and I’d hear my subwoofer fire off and restart. I returned my unit and move the subwoofer, but if it was a nessasity it otherwise work well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Unknown connection issue

    Posted
    WLT505
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    For the most part the transmitter works as it should. I had first bought an open box item and would get a periodic popping sound. It sounded as if the connection was lost the. Re-established. I took it back for a regular box item and now it almost seems like it is fading in and out instead of popping.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    HTGuy
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    IT does what it supposed to do. IT allowed me to place my sub in the corner of the room for better bass. But it was easy to connect and use. Not much here to talk about

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice unit. It works for us

    Posted
    cooldamashai
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    This unit works well in combination with our ceiling speakers connected to our Denon receiver. The sound quality is really pretty good. It's pretty easy to set up. The only issue I had was the Rocketfish installation, but that was cleared up with a quick question to the store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as wired

    Posted
    dada0808080808080
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    We need to have wireless connectivity to keep the sub hidden. I do notice the bass occasionally kicks off and the I can hear a thump. Not very obvious unless your listening for it... I hear it is just to be expected with wireless conmections.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    nice idea

    Posted
    Slambo
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    Well got it all hooked up to my SVS SB4000 sub.Worked for a while then started to make my sub go off randomly. So I took it back and just went with a RCA cable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a good product!

    Posted
    ChunkyLover53
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    I had a similar experience to many others. The volume has to be pretty loud for unit to wake from sleep mode....not conducive to watching regular TV at normal volume. Unit also caused subwoofer to pop at times when it did work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend