JBL WEM-1 50-Watt Wireless Amplifier and Expansion Module (Black)
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JBL WEM-1 Wireless Expansion Module Adds wireless capability to any loudspeaker. It eliminates the need to run speaker wires across a room or through walls, floors or ceilings. The WEM-1 includes at
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Another note to consider - I contacted the manufacturer directly to see if more than one of these could be used simultaneously with a stereo system. I was told that 2 of these units can be used at the same time without a degradation in sound quality. In fact, since the system uses just one frequency to transmit a signal to the receiver, you really only require one transmitter installed at the stereo along with a separate receiver for each room where you want to install a pair of speakers.
With that in mind and because I couldn't order just the receiver portion from Amazon, I ordered just a second receiver from the manufacturer. Although a seemingly logical solution, it turned out to be a disaster! For just half of a complete system, they charged more than the entire system that was available via Amazon. In addition, it came without the necessary AC power adapter. That would cost an additional $50+! In frustration, I returned those things to the manufacturer and simply purchased a second (complete) system from Amazon. I just didn't need the second transmitter so that went into my 'magical spare electronic parts' box that we all have in somewhere in our homes.
The unit almost instantly connects when there is a surround signal generated. Once you turn off your receiver, after a few minutes both receiver and transmitter go into stand-by mode.
I have noticed that once in a while (VERY infrequently) there is a pop from one of the speakers. It's so rare, it's hardly worth mentioning, but you should know. I found that I prefer connecting the transmitting unit to my receiver through the pre-amp connection, rather than the speaker level connection. It just makes more sense to me to let the JBL amp do the heavy lifting. In reality, it probably makes no difference, but I'm happier with it this way. You have to configure the JBL's volume setting by ear using your receiver's sound field test. Once you have it right, just leave it, and use your receiver's volume controls for the surround output.
My one minor issue with the JBL, is that there is no volume level indicator. You have to use the remote to change the volume to set it up for use as surround speakers, but you don't really know what the output level is set at. I'd like to know that information for future use if, for some reason I change the volume (like when using the front jack) so I can change it back to the appropriate level for surrounds. Minor issue, but worth mentioning.
Overall, for the price, I highly recommend this device for wireless speaker connection solutions.
Anecdotaly, as a comparison, I tried out Amphony's 5.8GHz Wireless Speaker Kit, Model 1600 (same price range). I liked the fact that it was in the un-clutterd 5.8GHZ range and that it had two separate amps. The first set I received crackled from the get go, then died after about 2 days of use. Amphony sent me a 2nd, and then 3rd set, each with the same crackling problem. I returned the product and gave up. I'm not bad-mouthing Amphony, they were very good in responding to my requests. It's just that CLEARLY the JBL product is superior.