W9 Wireless Speaker: The W9 is Definitive Technology's
flagship wireless speaker. Created for the audio enthusiast with unrelenting
performance expectations, the W9 delivers exceptional dynamic range and
extraordinary bass response.
Tri-Polar Speaker Technology: Speakers on the front baffle and
on both sides of the enclosure create a "Tri-Polar" dispersion pattern that
radiates sound off of the surrounding walls for a broad soundstage with
spacious imaging. Combining a built-in digital amplifier, digital signal
processing, a pair of dome tweeters, dual midbass woofers, and two side-firing
full-range drivers, the Definitive Technology W9 is able to produce an
- 6Ch Digital Amplifier: Each woofer, tweeter, and
full-range driver has its own dedicated amplifier channel for greater
dynamic range and performance. 10 watts is delivered to each tweeter and
full-range driver, while 70 watts is delivered to each midbass woofer.
- Multiple Drivers: The W9 features a total of six
drivers. There are two front-firing 1" aluminum dome tweeters, dual
front-firing 5.25" midbass woofers, and a pair of side-firing 2" full-range
drivers (opposite sides).
Definitive Technology Wireless Collection: The W9 is part of
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 W9
is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to hardwire the speaker to your
home's network router. The W9 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
Note: All DTS Play-Fi enabled products work seamlessly
together, so there's no hassle adding more speakers, 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 speaker 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 device at once to
your network). You can also use the WPS button on the speaker 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,
Android (4.0+) smartphone/tablet, or
(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
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 speaker 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.
Analog & Digital Inputs: The W9 is fitted with a stereo
minijack (3.5mm) input and a optical (toslink) digital input. The minijack input
will accommodate any analog source with a analog or headphone output. The
optical digital input lets you connect your digital audio device (2ch PCM only).
These inputs can only be played back at the speaker location and cannot be used
for a multiroom application.
Stereo Pair: The Definitive Technology App (for
Apple iOS 8.0+,
OS 4.0+, or
PC 7-up) lets you link two W9 speakers together to create a stereo image
with discrete left and right speakers. This is perfect for larger spaces or for
the enthusiast who wants a stereo image. After you setup a stereo pair, the two
W9 speakers will show up as one "Speaker" under the speaker tab of the
Wireless Surround: You can use a pair of the
W9 wireless speakers (all sold separately) as rear surround speakers with
Defintive Technology's W Microbar soundbar (735MCROBAR,
sold separately) to create a more enveloping home theater system. Use the
Definitive Technology App (for
Apple iOS 8.0+,
Android OS 4.0+, or
PC 7-up) to configure the rear speakers to your wireless network and sync
them with the W Studio Micro soundbar.
AC Power Adapter: The Definitive Technology W9 wireless speaker
operates off of standard household current using the included 5.5' AC power
cord (100-240V~50/60Hz, 180W) .