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Subwoofer Wireless Kit

Just had new smaller sofa delivered meaning I can finally place my subwoofer in the best location available to my layout.

I need about 15m of cable as I need to route it over a couple doors etc etc......not keen on the idea as it will look unsightly.

My other option is one of these wireless transmitter/receiver kits. I have spare power points at the back of my AVR and at back of Subwoofer.

Does anyone have any experience of these kits? My main concerns are:

1) Reduced signal from wireless over hardwired.

2) Interference from other wireless devices (I have Nest, Hue, Alarm operating quite close to the subwoofer).

3) Poor auto-on performance.


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I used Dayton wireless link and returned it. I kept getting interference with popping noise here and there. Never lost the signal though.

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I have been using the Rocketfish wireless kit for my subwoofer (JTR Captivator 1400) for over two years now and it has worked flawlessly. I also use Rocketfish wireless for my surrounds and have had no issues. One of my friends had issues, but it turns out he had connected the transmitter to the subwoofer and the receiver unit to the Denon receiver.



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Subwoofer Wireless Kit

I've had good luck with the OSD Audio WSk-100 wireless kit. The transmitter & receiver are about 10'-12' apart and the recliner is between them.




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Just had new smaller sofa delivered meaning I can finally place my subwoofer in the best location available to my layout.

I need about 15m of cable as I need to route it over a couple doors etc etc......not keen on the idea as it will look unsightly.

My other option is one of these wireless transmitter/receiver kits. I have spare power points at the back of my AVR and at back of Subwoofer.

Does anyone have any experience of these kits? My main concerns are:

1) Reduced signal from wireless over hardwired.

2) Interference from other wireless devices (I have Nest, Hue, Alarm operating quite close to the subwoofer).

3) Poor auto-on performance.


Any advice?



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The Outlaw unit (owa4) has worked well for me. No loss in quality or low end (verified with REW). No issues with auto on. There have been occasional interference issues but rare occurrences.

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Just had new smaller sofa delivered meaning I can finally place my subwoofer in the best location available to my layout.

I need about 15m of cable as I need to route it over a couple doors etc etc......not keen on the idea as it will look unsightly.

My other option is one of these wireless transmitter/receiver kits. I have spare power points at the back of my AVR and at back of Subwoofer.

Does anyone have any experience of these kits? My main concerns are:

1) Reduced signal from wireless over hardwired.

2) Interference from other wireless devices (I have Nest, Hue, Alarm operating quite close to the subwoofer).

3) Poor auto-on performance.


Any advice?



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I have been using 2 of the Dayton Wireless kits (older version), one for each of my subwoofers. No issues with wireless interference. I even have both wireless transmitters sitting right next to the wireless router behind a wall. The subwoofers are not in line of sight of the wireless transmitters, no issues with audio drop outs. I use a wireless thermostat to my second floor, no issues with that as well as my Logitech wireless remote. I really like the fact the the units are always on, startup delay on bass not to worry about.
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I was looking on Amazon for these too. Such mixed reviews! Everything from "this thing works perfectly" to "Do not buy!!"

I guess the 5ghz ones are ok??

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I was looking on Amazon for these too. Such mixed reviews! Everything from "this thing works perfectly" to "Do not buy!!"

I guess the 5ghz ones are ok??

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I haven't seen many 5ghz kits but as long as range is short seems like a better idea to me. What 5ghz kits did you find? I would be interested in one.

I think most units have such mixed reviews is that everyone's 2.4ghz environment is so different. I have used both the newer Dayton unit and currently using the Outlaw unit. Both get occasional interference in my room but the Outlaw less so. Both are equivalent to wired in terms of quality and low end extension.

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I haven't seen many 5ghz kits but as long as range is short seems like a better idea to me. What 5ghz kits did you find? I would be interested in one.

I think most units have such mixed reviews is that everyone's 2.4ghz environment is so different. I have used both the newer Dayton unit and currently using the Outlaw unit. Both get occasional interference in my room but the Outlaw less so. Both are equivalent to wired in terms of quality and low end extension.
My bad. I thought the rocketfish one was 5ghz but it's not. All the other ones seem to be for audio/video. I'm hoping to find one that won't interfere or cause those "popping" noises.

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If you get interference or popping then the cable is bad or the distance is too far away. My RF unit works absolutely flawless.
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If you get interference or popping then the cable is bad or the distance is too far away. My RF unit works absolutely flawless.
I think even with good cables and appropriate distance there still could be 2.4Ghz interference causing popping depending on the 2.4Ghz environment.

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If you get interference or popping then the cable is bad or the distance is too far away. My RF unit works absolutely flawless.
That's good enough for me! How much delay does it cause? YPAO should correct it right?

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Picked up the rocketfish kit. It seems ok, but I've already noticed some strange sounds after a song. When the song is done, I thought I was hearing the sound of a distant horn, but it was coming from the sub! It makes 2 or 3 tones lasting about 2 seconds, then it stops. So strange.

I also get the popping sound if I forget to connect to my Wi-Fi network at 5ghz.

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Picked up the rocketfish kit. It seems ok, but I've already noticed some strange sounds after a song. When the song is done, I thought I was hearing the sound of a distant horn, but it was coming from the sub! It makes 2 or 3 tones lasting about 2 seconds, then it stops. So strange.

I also get the popping sound if I forget to connect to my Wi-Fi network at 5ghz.

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I had issues with RF also and the OSD Audio wsk-100 kit has done fine.


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I had issues with RF also and the OSD Audio wsk-100 kit has done fine.


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I just was reading about that kit. It says that the frequency response begins at 20hz. Did you lose all content below 20hz?

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It's worked just fine.. have t noticed any drop off. I have two VTF-3 MK5's and they go well below 20hz.


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Well, had to return the RF kit. Too many pops and weird sounds. Ordered the OSD.

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Well, had to return the RF kit. Too many pops and weird sounds. Ordered the OSD.

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I just replaced the carpet in my rec room with LVT floors, so I ran all the wires in the walls, which looks awesome. The only caveat is I couldn't fit the sub cable under the baseboards and around a french door to the backyard. I figured a wireless kit would solve this, so I did some searching here and found the OSD WSK100 kit. Got it all linked up and working, but it only passes frequencies below around 55 Hz. I ran a couple youtube videos going through the full freq range and subwoofer tests and the sub only begins to work at the lower level. I've checked the receiver and sub settings and the LPF/LPE is set at 120Hz, plus I've direct wired the sub and it works as it's supposed to, playing everything under 120 Hz.

Would wireless interference cause this? My wireless router is on the floor upstairs almost directly above the sub. The link between receiver and transmitter seems to work without too much latency, but I can't have it only playing super low frequencies. Gonna call the support line tomorrow to see if they know of the issue. If not, I guess I'll try getting a replacement kit and see if it's different.


I also bought the Rocketfish kit to compare. It plays all the frequencies it's supposed to, but turns off too quickly and has a loud "BOOM" every time it comes back on. Sometimes more than once a minute. No bueno, taking that sucker back immediately.
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I have the OSD kit and it has worked fine for me. But now that I have a new AVR something seems a little off so I ordered the new Outlaw OAW4 kit.


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Subscribing to this thread. Im probably going to have to go wireless for placement issues in my living room.

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Does anyone here have the Outlaw OAW4 wireless kit?


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Welp, Im returning the OSD kit as tech support said they had never heard of my issue. Tried the Rocketfish kit and had the same popping problems as everyone else.

I ended up finding the Klipsch R-10SWi sub that is the exact sub I already had but with wireless built right in. It was on a huge sale at $299 down from like $450 and they happened to have one at the Best Buy across the street. It synced immediate after being plugged in and sounds great, hasn't missed a beat since. Sounds and works identical to the wired sub. I briefly left both subs hooked up and the bass was actually uncomfortable haha.

Now I'll just sell my original wired sub to recoup the money, and it might end up being cheaper than a 3rd party wireless kit after all.
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