W Amp Wireless Amplifier: Definitive Technology's W Amp allows you to
add wireless music streaming to your favorite pair of bookshelf speakers. The W
Amp features a built-in stereo amplifier with digital signal processing for
great sound at any volume level.
Definitive Technology Wireless Collection: The W Amp is part
Definitive Technology's Wireless Collection which is wireless solution for
distributing music anywhere in your home or office. Stream select online music
services, Internet radio, and your personal digital music library all from your
smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Note: Due to bandwidth limitations of most wireless
networks, Definitive Technology does not recommend more than 16 wireless
Play-Fi devices on the same WiFi network at a given time.
Wired or Wireless Network Connectivity: The Definitive
Technology W Amp is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to hardwire the
amplifier to your home's network router. The W Amp also features built-in WiFi
(802.11 g/n; 2.4/5.0GHz) for a wireless connection to your home network.
DTS Play-Fi Wireless Technology: Definitive Technology's
Wireless Collection employ DTS Play-Fi wireless technology for wireless sound
that is reliable and high-quality. DTS Play-Fi combines DTS audio and WiFi
wireless technology to wirelessly stream high-definition "lossless" audio with
no impact on sound quality. DTS Play-Fi will stream pure, bit-for-bit, lossless
audio, for uncompromised quality sound; up to 16-bit/48kHz. DTS Play-Fi has a
range of up to 100' from your wireless router.
Note: All DTS Play-Fi enabled products work seamlessly
together, so there's no hassle adding more speakers and devices, or choosing
more than one audio brand (like
Wren, etc..) in your home.
Simple Setup: There are two methods for connecting the DTS
Play-Fi W Amp to your home network. You can perform WiFi setup via the free
Definitive Technology App on your Apple iOS/Android mobile device or Windows PC
(this setup allows you to connect multiple Play-Fi devices at once to your
network). You can also use the WPS button on the W Amp t if your wireless router
supports WPS (this setup only allows you to connect one Play-Fi device at a time
to your network).
Definitive Technology App: Download the free Definitive
Technology App onto your
Apple iOS (8.0+) device,
Windows (7/8) PC for easy and convenient management of
your music from your mobile device or computer. From the app you can initially
set up the Definitive Technology wireless system, as well as add, link, and
control all your Definitive Technology Wireless Collection and DTS Play-Fi
speakers. You'll be able stream music directly from the system's built-in music
online services, or music on your mobile device or PC to multiple Wireless
Collection series and DTS Play-Fi enabled speakers through out your home. The
app lets you browse your music by artist, album, genre, or title; and provides
album art. You can choose to play the same music in each zone or a different
song in each room.
Variety Of Sources: The Definitive Technology Wireless
Collection supports a variety of music sources.
Supported Music Files:
- Mobile Device (Apple iOS + Android): You are able to
wirelessly stream your music files from your music library on your Apple iOS
(6.0+) or Android (2.2+) device to the Definitive Technology Wireless collection
system through the free Definitive Technology app.
- Online Music Services: From the free Definitive
Technology app on your mobile device or computer, you can share and listen
and Internet Radio.
- Computer Music Library: The Definitive Technology
wireless system is DLNA compliant for playback of various music files stored
on your Windows PC (7/8) or DLNA-certified NAS drives connected to your home
network. Use the free Definitive Technology app on your mobile device or
computer to access these music files. MAC OSX computers and laptops require
third party software to be visible on the network (Twonky, Plex, Servio
etc.) as they do not support DLNA.
Definitive Technology's Wireless
Collection and DTS Play-Fi support music formats such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, and
WAV. The system will recognize music files up to 24-bit/192kHz and wirelessly
stream these files at up to 16-bit/48kHz (CD quality sound). Some down-sampling
may occur to ensure virtually lossless distribution throughout a home network.
Critical Listening Mode: For those who wish to hear high
resolution audio as originally intended, Critical Listening mode will enable
native rendering of high resolution files up to 24-bit/96kHz, with no
down-sampling or network synchronization adjustment. In this way, audio files
retain their original audio integrity. Critical Listening Mode is only available
on one DTS Play-Fi device and not supported for multiroom audio distribution.
Maximum Number of Rooms/Zones Supported: You can play the
same source in each zone or a different song in each room. Eight separate
wireless source devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.), each with its own source,
are supported simultaneously and any wireless source device can stream to eight
DTS Play-Fi playback devices. Due to the bandwidth limitations of most wireless
networks, no more than 16 wireless DTS Play-Fi products on a single WiFi network
at one given time is recommended.
Stereo Amplifier: The W Amp wireless amplifier has a peak
power rating of 75 watts x 2 channels in 8Ω
(150 watts x 2 channel in 4Ω). It also includes customized EQ settings
(via the Definitive Technology App) for optimizing the performance when used
with Definitive Technology loudspeakers.
Analog & Digital Connectivity: The Wireless Collection series W Amp is
fitted both both analog and digital inputs for flexible connectivity.
- Dual Analog Inputs: The wireless amplifier features two
rear-panel analog audio inputs. There is a stereo minijack (3.5mm) input for
connection of almost any external portable audio device with a analog audio
output or headphone jack. There is also a stereo RCA input for connection of
a CD player or Phono preamp.
- Digital Input: The W Amp also offers a optical (toslink) digital
input for connection of your Blu-ray player, Satellite receiver, or Game
system. The digital input supports 2ch PCM and Dolby Digital (up to 5.1ch)
Binding-Post Speaker Terminals: The Definitive Technology W
Amp is fitted with four binding-post speaker terminals to connect a single pair
of speakers. The binding-post terminals will accept bare-wire (up to 10AWG),
pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and banana plugs (single or dual).
Sub Output: The W Amp wireless amplifier also features a
mono-RCA subwoofer output for connection of a powered sub (sold separately). The
amp's sub out is full-range, so you will need a powered subwoofer with a
AC Power: The Definitive Technology W Amp wireless amplifier
operates off of standard household current using the integrated AC power supply
and included 6' detachable AC power cord.
Mounting Options: The W Amp wireless amplifier can be
table-top mounted using its integrated rubber feet, or rack-mounted via the