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Acoustic Research Portable Wireless Speaker with 900MHz and 3.5mm Input
- Enjoy music wirelessly from up to 150ft* away through 900MHz technology and included transmitter
- High-quality, full, rich sound anywhere - outdoors, indoors or on the go
- Add multiple units wirelessly to transmitter to expand your listening environment
- 3 selectable broadcast frequencies – for best possible reception
- Includes AC/DC power adapter or play up to 12 hours with 6 AA batteries (sold separately)
- AUX input for other wired sources
- 1 mini jack to stereo lead adapter and 1 3.5mm cable included
- *Range may vary according to environment
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|Item Dimensions||13.88 x 7.38 x 8.38 in||4.05 x 4.05 x 9.96 in||9.5 x 4 x 7.25 in||5.03 x 5.03 x 8.07 in||11.8 x 10.6 x 10.8 in||9 x 6 x 7 in|
|Item Weight||5.35 lbs||1.32 lbs||11 lbs||1.76 lbs||17 lbs||12.15 lbs|
|Speaker Type||Indoor; Outdoor; Portable; wireless||Wireless, Outdoor, Indoor||Wireless, Outdoor, Indoor||Wireless, Surround||—||Wireless, Outdoor|
Enjoy your music anywhere at home, indoors or out! With 150ft of room to roam from the wireless transmitter, it is a great addition to your outdoor entertaining, with high quality, full, rich sound that lets you listen to music from your MP3 player, AV receiver, smartphone, tablet, or other audio device wirelessly. Or, plug directly into the AUX in. Best of all, it's expandable, so you can add multiple units to enhance your listening experience.
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Now keep in mind this isn't going to give you the top-notch sound you can expect from a serious indoor speaker system with everything wired together. This is portable, and so it has just a touch of that old-time transistor radio quality to it, by comparison. However, the bass boost helps a bit and in general, when you have it at a reasonable volume and everyone on the front porch is talking as well as enjoying some background tunes, this is the perfect solution for having music where you want it.
As for quality, I haven't had any trouble as long as I keep fresh batteries around for when there will be many hours of prolonged transmitting of music over a distance and away from a power source. I noticed that if the batteries are running low in the speaker, it has a harder time receiving the signal and playing music clearly. Also, it's as if the speaker needs more power when it's far from the transmitter. If everything is plugged in, and perhaps you have an outdoor outlet nearby, the sound is nice and everything works great.
This is an indoor-outdoor speaker, and is slightly weather resistant, though I would not personally leave it outside in a storm or over the winter. However, it works really well where a CD player or other music device might not make it. For example, my Mom borrowed it to leave on the front porch to play Christmas music (yes, on repeat, with the transmitter plugged into a multi-CD changer, loaded, for all 48 hours of Christmas Eve and Day), and it never faltered (it was plugged into the outside outlet the whole time, so no battery worries).
and jump through hoops, its not like a normal return. The product is not worth the money you pay for it.
the speaker is great as long as you are plugged in to it.
it is wireless but not blue tooth you still have to be plugged in to the transmitter if it works.
Even though I have a nice TV, good sound system, I find that conversations on tv would cause me to want to turn up the TV 5-15 points to hear everything clearly. This was a issue I've been fighting for years regardless if it was a 2.1, 5.1, or 7.1 encoded movie or stream. I do not have a full 5.1 system but instead have a soundbar along with a a oldschool vinyl top load vacuum tube system that has a RCA in and out connection. Once a song started, I found I would constantly have to turn the volume back down after turning it up to hear people talking prior. I needed something I could have close to the couch to supplement the sound in the room so I would not keep bouncing the sound on the remote. I did not want to run wires so was looking for a wireless solution.
My first attempt was an avantree priva 2 in 1 adapter and a good aptx bluetooth speaker to hook to it. The system worked but no matter what I set, I would have a slight audio delay between my tv/soundbar and the bluetooth unit. Doing some research online, I found that the best bluetooth systems still suffer from 28-40 ms of sound delay. This is ok if you use solely the bluetooth system as your sound or a headset to the TV but a major issue when you want to add sound to a existing system.
Here is a link to that item: Avantree LOW LATENCY Certified Charge Free Bluetooth V4.1 Transmitter (aptX LL) for TV |
Wireless Audio Adapter | Dual Link for Headphones - Priva II
Looking online, I realized I would have to go to older tech so decided to buy these speakers.
*- Good sound for my intended purpose. Though picture shows only 1 speaker, I received 2. Speakers sit around 30 feet from transmitter without any issues
*- Speakers came with the 3.5mm to rca cable. I tried it with a few others I have and found no loss of quality
*- No Sound Delay with existing soundbar and older system.
*- My box did not come with secondary power cables for the speakers themselves. Unsure if it was suppose too. Looking on back of the speaker system I found that the speakers have negative polarity and require a 10v 1.5 amp power to operate. Looking through amazon, I was only able to find this as a good replacement
OMINIHIL AC/DC Power Adapter/Adaptor for AR Portable wireless speaker AWS63 Speaker Unit Replacement Switching Power Supply Cord Cable PS Wall Home Charger Mains PSU . Instead of ordering these, I decided to get 2800mah rechargeable AA batteries to see how long they will run before needing a recharge.
*-6 AA batteries needed. Currently have one speaker on cheap batteries and it has run for roughly 24 hours without shutting off. C batteries would have seemed like a better option considering this speaker is already fairly large.
*- Quality is not gonna be amazing. It gets the job done and I do not get any odd sounds, cracks, cut outs etc. I reminds me of some of the first gen bluetooth speakers that came out. I am unsure how these will fair outside in its intended design fashion. IF you are unfamiliar with this type of technology then remember that it is possible to run into signals that could interfere with the transmitting or receiving. Since this is old school frequencies, mileage will vary base on what is around you. Some people still have those old wireless phone systems in there home and you will have to fight that issue. Back of each speaker does have 3 channels to vary to frequency a bit for connection.