Rocketfish™ - Wireless Subwoofer Transmitter/Receiver Kit - Black

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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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Overview

What's Included


  • Wireless sender
  • Wireless receiver
  • Two 2.5' RCA subwoofer cables
  • 2 AC power adapters
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
76% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (496 out of 653)

Features


Compatible with most A/V receivers and subwoofers

For wide-ranging use.

CD-quality, 16-bit, 48kHz uncompressed signal transmission

Delivers faithful audio reproduction.

45' wireless range

Enables flexible speaker placement.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 653 reviews

76%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must tweak settings for this to work well!

    Posted
    Deitiphobia
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Users complaining of sudden subwoofer pop in...you can fix that problem easily by simply increasing your subwoofer output level on your receiver and then compensating for the increased level by lowering the level at your subwoofer. You’ll have to play around with it to get the levels to taste but this will eliminate the sudden pop in of the subwoofer because the levels are too low and your sub keeps going to sleep. That is the number one complained about problem that can easily be fixed. The delay in sound is the #2 issue. This was automatically fixed by my YPAO microphpone that set the subwoofer distance at 32ft even though in reality it was only 5 or 6 feet from the YPAO microphone. (YPAO is that mic that came with your receiver to automatically configure your speaker settings). It’s doing that to correct for the lag. You can also do this manually. At least double or triple the distance setting of your sub. That will cause the receiver to fire the sub a bit early so by the time it gets to your ears its in sync with the other speakers. Makes sense right? These two issues are pretty much the only issues people complain about with this device and its a shame because they have easy solutions. This device is not plug and play and will require you to make these modifications to get it to function properly. I think it’s a great device and I’m glad I have it. Works great at 13ft between the transmitter and receiver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Based on 5GHz WiFi Direct, clean sound!

    Posted
    rwojo
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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.

    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great -1 star for the headache

    Posted
    Geo525
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    WORKS GREAT ...NOW!! if you bought this and ended with the dreaded popping issue, please read below. If not ENJOY!!.. this does work just need to add additional troubleshooting tips. I had this SAME ISSUE and hated the popping! My fix was easy and came after trying several things. Most suggestions are to move things around (listened to all the line of sight comments, avoid other devices, moved them closer together etc), I even bought RFI filtered power strips to avoid any noise coming directly from a wall plug. Didn't do it. FINAL ANSWER IS ! If your sub has only a L/R plug and no direct sub line, then you MUST match it on the receiver end as well ! Even though my receiver has a direct sub line for some reason when I used adapters (not included) on both ends matching L/R. The popping stopped, even at super low TV sound (mainly dialogue w/no action) which was my biggest pet peeve. It would kick on/off like crazy. Mind you the wireless will still shut off the sub after about 15 seconds if no activity but you wont notice it. Afterwards I moved everything back to my original setup, over 15 ft away, no line of sight, everything tucked away and hidden. Works great! Hope its not to late!! or maybe revisit with this approach. Best of luck!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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

    Posted
    Audigr
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wanted to like it.. But just couldn't

    Posted
    RobertC104
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I originally set this up on my surround sound unit because I needed it be wireless. We rearranged our living room and the way the wires would have been installed it would have been in the way and people would be tripping over them. This was (what I thought) the solution to my problem. I was thinking this is awesome! Exactly what I was looking for! The set up process was pretty simple and straight forward but shortly after it was set up I cut the volume up on the unit to test this out.. And man, I was disappointed. First, in order for the wireless units to pick up a signal you have to cut the volume way up. This is an issue when you have a need to watch movies at a low volume. Second, when the volume is not turned up, there's a hum coming from the rear speakers and sub. I'm assuming this is the wireless units looking for or picking up a bad signal and passing this through the speakers set up. Needless to say, this is a little annoying. It got so bad that unfortunately I couldn't stand it any longer and just returned the items back. I ended up going with a soundbar. easy set up and cheap. Not my first choice of course because I wanted my own speakers to work and I wanted my sub to blow me away but that didnt seem to work out. This was very disappointing to say the least out of this product, but Best Buy always takes care of me and didnt have any issues returning the items.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a surprise!!! This think works like a CHAMP!!

    Posted
    rawint
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    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!!! AAA++++++++

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The little engine that couldn't

    Posted
    Phaeton

    Purchased this wireless transmitter/receiver after having done some research into it's pros and cons. Using the device in a large RV in lieu of having to run extensive shielded cable through all the chases, basement, frame, etc. In testing, the unit paired quickly enough, but would have to be re-paired often. The biggest bummer about this product is that the signal to the subwoofer would frequently fade, then disconnect, then eventually return with a loud POP-thud! Within five minutes, I would have lost and regained the signal with it's typical abruptness in reconnection about four to seven times. Obviously unacceptable. The AVR distance to subwoofer is about 10' away. I've read similar reviews for other subwoofer wireless products with similar issues. The problem here is that this one (and other similar devices) fall under "cheap consumer electronics". Highly suspect that this is more the norm for a device for $60 (on up to $200). Wish someone would come out with a high quality version even if it were several hundred dollars. It would be worth it in the long run, but for now, here comes a big project in having to run shielded cable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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