From the Manufacturer
The Soundcast OutCast Junior: The Little Brother with a Big Voice
The OutCast Junior is the weather-resistant, wireless speaker letting you enjoy rich multi-directional stereo sound throughout your house, your yard, your tailgate and even your boat. With a broadcast range of up to 350 feet, this powerfull wireless speaker receives transmissions through walls, floors and ceiling without the hassle of tangled wires. The OutCast Junior can receive and control wireless transmissions from your iPod, computer, MP3 player and even your TV!
Compared to its bigger brother, the Outcast Junior is only 20" tall and 16-1/2 pounds. But that's just appearances! There are two major functional differences as well: a new 12-volt adapter for charging the battery from your car and a multi-channel function that allows you to designate it as a right or leff channel speaker (meaning that with two Juniors, you can achieve true stereo sound). With a 12-volt adapter, you can easily pack your OutCast Junior everywhere you go with almost no restrictions—camping, tailgating, softball tournaments, etc. Who needs an outlet when you can charge the Junior's battery pack with your car?
With onboard controls, you can adjust volume, track up/down, and pause/play audio for remote operation of your iPod or computer. Finally, you have the freedom to blast your music wherever you want without the trouble of burning CDs from your computer or worrying about your iPod getting lost, wet or dropped as people fumble with the buttons.
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Amazing Sound Combined with Rugged Construction and Ease of Use
The OutCast Junior sounds like no other wireless speaker in the industry. With an 6-1/2" downward firing woofer and four 3" high frequency drivers in an omni-directional array, the Junior projects bass you can feel and high range notes with clarity normally heard only on high-end stereo equipment. Never again will you suffer through crackles, pops and buzzes of inferior wireless gear. Be confident that the 60-watt multi-channel amplifer of a single OutCast Junior speaker is more than enough to power your top tunes in the middle of a big family reunion backyard BBQ.
The brilliance of the Soundcast OutCast lies as much in its simplicity as its phenomenal sound. The most challenging part of the OutCast setup? Removing it from the box! Charging the NiMh battery pack is the first step of truly wireless audio, but you can also use AC power if you're looking for immediate audio playback. The sturdy design and low center of gravity of the OutCast Junior makes it more than tough enough to stand up to errant soccer balls or curious pets.
This amazing wireless loudspeaker is the perfect choice for today’s on-the-go lifestyle. Ultimately, the OutCast Junior is a great sounding, cost-effective alternative wherever hard-mounted outdoor speaker systems are not practical or such systems would be otherwise too expensive and difficult to justify.
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How does the OutCast Junior Work with the Rest of the SoundCast System?
The SoundCast System is a simple coordination of transmitters and receivers, with the Junior being one of multiple receiver options within the SoundCast System. Other receivers include the original Outcast, the SubCast, the iCast Receiver and the SpeakerCast. Transmitters include the iCast transmitter for iPod/iPhone transmission and the Universal Audio Transmitter (UAT) for computer and other MP3 audio transmission. Read more about these other transmitters and receivers below.
SoundCast uses frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) technology in which the transmitter constantly and automatically searches for open channels in the 2.4GHz band, jumping to them to avoid interference with other products such as cordless telephones, radio controlled toys, cell phones, microwaves, remotes and wireless routers.
Transmitters and Receivers of the Soundcast System
| ||Transmitter: SoundCast iCast ICT-111 — The iCast Transmitter is tailored to the needs of the Apple iPod owner. The iCast Transmitter is specially configured to accommodate currently available iPods, using approved interchangeable inserts in the docking bay. iCast is an interference free 2.4 GHz system – not affected by microwave ovens, cordless phones or other wireless devices. It is conveniently small, light and easily maneuverable, plus it charges your iPod while docked. The iCast also provides connection options for with any amplifier or powered speaker, making it compatible with whole house audio systems. All the needed cables and adapters to make hook-up simple and easy are supplied. |
| ||Transmitter: SoundCast Universal Audio Transmitter UAT250US — With Soundcast’s UAT you can wirelessly send music from your computer to any Soundcast speaker system or receiver. In addition, UAT affords the convenience of controlling the music on your computer from that Soundcast speaker or receiver. Requiring no drivers or additional software, the UAT connects to PCs via USB and is compatible with all the major media players including iTunes, RealPlayer, MusicMatch, Windows MediaPlayer and many more (including internet radio sources). It is also compatible with nearly any other source such as DVD player, AV receivers and CD changers. The UAT is extremely small, light and easily maneuverable and can be used in combination with any SoundCast speaker or receiver. |
| ||Receiver: SoundCast OutCast ICO410 — The OutCast weather-resistant, wireless speaker lets you enjoy rich multi-directional stereo sound throughout your house, in your yard, on your patio and even on your boat. With broadcast range of up to 350 feet, this powerful wireless speaker receives transmissions through walls, floors, and ceilings without the hassle of running wires. The OutCast delivers unmatched premium audio quality via connections to your MP3 player, IPod, computer or even your TV. Portable – ready to take anywhere – the OutCast features blue lighting that illuminates the wireless outdoor speaker for extra ambiance at night. Setup is simple and straightforward. Rechargeable battery allows for 10 hours uninterrupted play. |
| ||Receiver: SoundCast OutCast Jr. ICJ410 — A smaller version of the award-winning OutCast, this unit consists of a 60-watt digital amplifier, a down firing 6.5" woofer, and four omnidirectional drivers for 360-degree stereo in an 18 pound package. The plug-and-play kit includes a rechargeable 12V NiMh battery, an external charging kit, a 120V or a 240V power cord (dependent upon region) and a 12V adapter cable for automotive applications. NMh battery allows for 5-9 hours of uninterrupted play. The OutCast Jr. has a new feature that enables the user to designate it as a right or a left channel so that in a two OutCast Jr. application, a true stereo soundstage can be achieved. |
| ||Receiver: SoundCast iCast Receiver ICR-112 — The iCast Receiver provides a convenient wireless way to link a digital music player and a home stereo. The Receiver can connect any digital music device with a stereo signal output, including portable MP3 players, portable CD players, PCs or home electronics products to any audio reproduction system such as a home theatre or pair of amplified speakers. You can even use multiple receivers with each transmitter to create separate music zones in your home. The iCast system provides an interference-free, steady audio stream that allows consumers to access their digital music collections, including iTunes, wirelessly without interference. |
| ||Receiver: SoundCast SpeakerCast ICS310 (white or grey) — Large sound in a small speaker. Unforgettable and uninterrupted "interference free" premier sound from an easily maneuverable table top wireless speaker. You don’t need a large bulky speaker to get unforgettable sound. The SpeakerCast provides premier audio quality, while taking up no more space than a few stacked magazines. Place it virtually anywhere in the room. Small, amplified stereo speaker enclosure incorporating two 3” full range drivers, 50 watt digital amplifier, and internal AC power supply. Setup is simple and straightforward, and it includes an easy to use remote control. Sleek design available in both white and charcoal gray. |
| ||Receiver/Transmitter: SoundCast SubCast SCK541 — Bass without Boundaries. An exciting alternative to WIRES! SubCasts allows you to make any subwoofer wireless. In fact it allows you to make TWO subwoofers wireless. No programming, no assigning IP addresses, just plug Sub "out" into SubCast transmitter and power it up, then plug Receiver module into Subwoofer inputs and power it up, and Yee Ha, subwoofers can now be placed anywhere in the room. SubCast has a latency adjustment that will put latency at 15Ms. |
What the Critics are Saying about SoundCast...
|"As both a reviewer and an installer, I find it so refreshing to get a product that works exactly as promised. The OutCast system did everything it was supposed to do. The wireless range and battery life are outstanding. If you’re looking for a simple way to add music to an outdoor living space...the OutCast won’t leave you stranded." - John Sciacca, Sound & Vision Magazine |
|"The Soundcast iCast is the first [iPod dock] I've seen that transmits audio wirelessly to a receiver that you can connect to your home stereo... The special thing about the iCast, though, is that it does not bow down to interference from anything. Thanks to an automatic frequency-hopping feature, the sound quality is crystal-clear. That's a feature I wish all wireless products had." - Mike Kobrin, Editor PC Magazine |
|"The Soundcast OutCast speaker system is extremely innovative, featuring a weatherproof and completely wireless design that's a snap to set up; wired and wireless audio quality is impressive. The Soundcast OutCast speaker system is an excellent choice for those who want all the benefits of great-sounding, outdoor wireless audio without the hassles of tricky setup and weather-damaged equipment." - Jasmine France, Editor CNET |
|"Whenever I review outdoor or wireless speakers I generally have low expectations. This was completely unnecessary with the Soundcast OutCast Wireless speaker system. The audio fidelity was very good...the iCast wireless transmitter was rock solid and had a very good range. Aesthetics aside, the OutCast is a beauty of a product. The ease of use and portability is just amazing. For those that want music in different rooms or outside (or both), this is the solution for you." - Tom Andry Audioholics Magazine |
SoundCast Simple Setup = "Maintenance-Free" Music
Setting up SoundCast products are incredibly easy. No technical or wiring expertise required. And no need to break through walls or re-wire your entire house. All you need is access to a power outlet to charge up the receiver/speaker and a transmitter hooked up to your favorite music source. No routers or internet connections are necessary. You can even add additional receivers to each transmitter — a single transmitter can broadcast audio on two separate channels to two separate receivers with no latency!
Unlike most other wireless electronic products, the entire SoundCast System never disappoints. Rock-solid transmission technology ensures that your music comes through crystal clear, whether it's Beethoven or the Beastie Boys.
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So Many Source Options: Internet Music Services, MP3s, iTunes, CD Players, and More
The SoundCast System can handle just about anything short of 8-tracks. Your personal stash of all the MP3s you've stored on your computer over the years, subscription-based music providers, any one of the countless Internet radio stations, and even your own home audio system...all of these are prime sources for the SoundCast System. Unleash your Audio. Start off playing one of your guilty-pleasure songs from the past as you get the house ready for the big BBQ party, then take your OutCast or OutCast Jr. out onto the patio and switch over to some classic favorites when the party starts. SoundCast provides instant music gratification, wherever your mood takes you.
Unlimited Playback from Your Own Music Collection, CDs or Digital Files
Before you even begin to think of all this music you can stream or buy online, SoundCast allows for seamless playback of your own music collection. For some of us, that can mean thousands of songs that we don't have to sort into playlists or convert to the right file type. Stored on your iPod? No problem! Dock the iPod to the iCast in seconds. Too many MP3s to count on your computer? Simply plug in the tiny UAT via USB and start streaming audio with your preferred music player. Ah, but what about the now "old school" use of CDs? No problem. SoundCast transmitters easily connect to most CD players and receivers, sending music to any of the wireless receiver options you choose.
Free Internet Radio
With tens of thousands of Internet radio stations out there to choose from, you can now enjoy any of them throughout the house...and not just while within earshot of the computer. Stream audio wirelessly from your computer via a Universal Audio Transmitter (UAT) to one or two SoundCast receivers anywhere inside or outside your home. Free of charge.
Compatible with Music from Popular Digital Music Stores
Purchase digital music online from any one of the popular services such as Amazon MP3, Napster, Rhapsody, etc. and easily transmit the signal of your newly purchased music all over the house or outside via the Universal Audio Transmitter (UAT) plugged into your PC.
No more grumbling about not being able to change tracks or turn up the music so you can hear it in the other room or outside while washing your car. SoundCast solves all of your music needs in one stroke!
Product Description OutCast Junior includes a power cord and 9 hour capacity NiMh battery pack, outboard charging station provided * Brings you the experience of music files on your PC or iPod to you anywhere in or outside your house * Hassle-free wireless networking capability * Includes auxiliary cable for optional direct connection * Easy to use and follow control buttons * Receives signal via a rock-solid 2.4GHz requency-hopping transmission from your iCast or UAT *