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Rear speakers cutting out using a wireless transmitter

I have a Denon X1300 and it sounds and works great. My rear surround speakers are connected with a Rocketfish wireless system. Anyways, I just got Prometheus 4K and it is giving me DTS HD MA and sounds incredible. However, the rear speakers keep cutting out. The red light on the wireless transmitter will start blinking and sound will be gone. I have to go press the reconnect button and it works for a few seconds and then cuts out again. It seems to be happening when a loud sound effect is coming through the rear.

How do I fix this? I did the room setup with the included microphone so I assume the levels should already be good. Anything I can try to fix this?
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The reviews on that Rocketfish product are terrible..
I have no real hands-on experience but is seems there is a handshake/communication problem between the wireless Tx and Rx. My suggestion would be to try and move Tx and Rx closer together and/or raise their height...

Just my $0.02...
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The reviews on that Rocketfish product are terrible..
I have no real hands-on experience but is seems there is a handshake/communication problem between the wireless Tx and Rx. My suggestion would be to try and move Tx and Rx closer together and/or raise their height...

Just my $0.02...
Well, it only seems to be happening when I am playing an HD audio source and louder sounds are coming through those speakers. I thought maybe it was something like they were being overpowered and cutting out. Does that sound possible or is it more likely a handshaking issue like you mentioned?
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I changed your title to better reflect your situation.

Here's the best way to narrow down your problem......if you don't have a long run (I assume it's a long run) of speaker wire....go to home depot or lowes and buy the cheapest speaker wire you can find. Run the wire between the receiver and speakers....test the same disc...if it cuts out you know it's the transmitter.

I use outlaw audio's wireless transmitter for my sub/transducer set up and haven't experienced any issues.
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The reviews on that Rocketfish product are terrible..
I have no real hands-on experience but is seems there is a handshake/communication problem between the wireless Tx and Rx. My suggestion would be to try and move Tx and Rx closer together and/or raise their height...

Just my $0.02...


That stinks- was planning on giving these a try.

You don't of any decent wireless transmitters??
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Can any of you guys post a link to a decent wireless kit for my rear speakers? I'm starting to think this Rocketfish might be my problem.
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Well, it only seems to be happening when I am playing an HD audio source and louder sounds are coming through those speakers. I thought maybe it was something like they were being overpowered and cutting out. Does that sound possible or is it more likely a handshaking issue like you mentioned?
U have the surround levels too high...
Since the surround speaker's amplifiers are built into the wireless Rx, when the amplifiers are pushed hard U overload its power output capability. U need to upgrade to a higher quality system...


Just my $0.02...
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You don't of any decent wireless transmitters??
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Can any of you guys post a link to a decent wireless kit for my rear speakers?
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I use outlaw audio's wireless transmitter for my sub/transducer set up and haven't experienced any issues.
Outlaw can be used for two speaker use
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U have the surround levels too high...
Since the surround speaker's amplifiers are built into the wireless Rx, when the amplifiers are pushed hard U overload its power output capability. U need to upgrade to a higher quality system...


Just my $0.02...
That makes perfect sense. Even though I did the sound auto setup on my Denon to the proper levels, my wireless Rx can't handle it? Can you suggest a good kit? I tried finding the Outlaw one but couldn't.
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I tried finding the Outlaw one but couldn't.
Courtesy of google ("outlaw audio wireless transmitter" as the search phrase)

https://www.outlawaudio.com/products/OAWA3.html

https://www.outlawaudio.com/products/OAW3.html

https://www.outlawaudio.com/products/OAW4.html
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Stay away from those rocketfish wireless speaker kits. Lots of issues with them. The rocketfish wireless subwoofer kit is pretty good, though.
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Can you guys recommend a decent wireless system other than Outlaw? It seems pricey and one of the ones linked seems to be discontinued. Plus one thing I don't get is powered. My rear speakers don't get plugged into a wall for power. Some of those wireless systems mention that they work only with powered speakers.
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In my post.....



Outlaw can be used for two speaker use

Thanks Ron....after looking at these I think I'm going to bite the bullett and figure out how to do a long run

Going to Atmos my setup....should be interesting
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Thanks Ron....after looking at these I think I'm going to bite the bullett and figure out how to do a long run

Going to Atmos my setup....should be interesting
I recently added front Atmos speakers to my setup. It's incredible.
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I recently added front Atmos speakers to my setup. It's incredible.

I had in ceiling surrounds, which were in perfect position for Atmos. So I bought some used Salk surrounds which match my fronts pretty well, and am just convinced Nathan Funk to build some upfiring modules...so I think I'm in buisness
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I had in ceiling surrounds, which were in perfect position for Atmos. So I bought some used Salk surrounds which match my fronts pretty well, and am just convinced Nathan Funk to build some upfiring modules...so I think I'm in buisness
I have decent Energy speakers that I bought from Best Buy a while back. I bought some Klipsch front Atmos speakers that sit on top of my Energy speakers. Seems to work well. I'm wonder if I want to bite the bullet and just wire my rear surround speakers.
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I got rid of the rocket fish and bought an Amphony wireless kit on Amazon for like $120. Seem to be getting much better sound from the surround speakers now plus no more cutting out.
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I am looking for wireless surround speakers solution as well. My setup is now 3.2 but planning to go 5.2.2 with a new receiver. I do have four mirage OM-R2 from previous HT setup that I could use for surround. I need to buy two Atmos speakers that will sit on top of my two current front towers (JBL L890).

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