The JBL WEM-1 can transmit music throughout your home.
Can transmit music up to 70 feet.
Comes with a 50 watt amplifier.
Add surround speakers to your home theater system without having to run wires.
Connect to your computer and enjoy your music library anywhere in your home.
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The JBL WEM-1 is a Wireless Expansion Module that allows you to make any loudspeaker (not included) wireless. Included is a transmitter that wirelessly transmits a signal up to 70 feet. The WEM-1 includes a receiver/amplifier that receives the wireless signal and drives any pair of loudspeakers with its internal 50-watt amplifier. The transmitter connects to the source using either line or speaker level inputs. The receiver/amplifier also offers equalization settings for several speakers. A local input allows you to hook up a portable device or gaming system to the amplifier. 2.4GHz technology - ensures high-performance sound up to 70 feet from transmitter 50-watt per channel digital amplifier Local input for your video game, iPod, or other portable music player Line- and speaker-level inputs Subwoofer output Frequency Range (+0, -1dB) - 20Hz - 20kHz S/N Ratio - 80dBA In the box - Owner's manual USA warranty sheet 1 x Receiver-amplifier module 1 x Power supply for receiver-amplifier 1 x 120V AC power cord for receiver-amplifier power supply Remote Control 2 x Wall-mount brackets for receiver 1 x Pedestal 1 x Transmitter module 1 x Power supply for transmitter 1 x 120V AC power cord for transmitter power supply 1 x 6' Audio stereo cable, RCA-RCA 1 x Wall-mount bracket for transmitter 2 x Panhead M3 x 4 machine screws 4 x Small, round, self-adhesive feet Unit Dimensions (H x W x D) - 1-1/8 x 6 x 3-7/8, Weight - 0.6 lb (Transmitter); 1-1/8 x 6-3/16 x 4-5/8, Weight - 0.9 lb (Receiver)
1 year parts and labor
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I like JBL products and thus opted for this kit in order to make my 5.1 rear home theater speakers wireless even though this unit at over $300 is a bit costly for my taste and I probably could have gone with a less expensive alternative such as Amphony's 5.8 GHz kit.
Setting up the unit was quick. I put the transmitter on top of my receiver in the front of the room and the receiver unit on one of my speakers and then ran some wire to the other speaker.
The sound coming from the wireless amp is quite good. The only 2 issues I noticed are:
1) Works best with line-of-sight connection
Since the receiver is facing the transmitter at a distance of 20 feet, I never had any issues with breakups. However, during installing the kit I noticed that when I placed the receiver behind the speaker then I would get sporadic breakups. So this unit is probably not going to work well through walls.
2) Tends to interfer with other wireless gear...
I live in a townhouse and don't have a lot of other electronic gadgets around. However, I can only get around 30 feet of range before the audio cuts out. If I walk between the line of sight then I will get dropouts. I was planning to hide the receiver unit behind a cabinet but it simply is not reliable enough.
I bought this unit to drive (2) rear channel speakers in our surround sound setup. Our Onkyo AV Receiver and JBL satellite speakers connect and behave beautifully thanks to this unit. The transmitter and receiver in my setup do not have a direct line-of-sight, are approximately 15' apart and function flawlessly. Once the JBL receiver/amp levels are set, you will never need the remote unless you change or add components. I did find that the subwoofer output was inferior to the direct output from my Onkyo receiver (duh). I would only recommend using the subwoofer output on the JBL unit if you have no other means to connect your subwoofer to your AV receiver. I've had the WEM-1 in continuous use since late April 2011 and highly recommend it!
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