Wireless

Earthquake Sound SWAT 2.4 Wireless Transceiver

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Introduction

I think that most of us who made the transition from two-channel audio to home theaters with a projector and surround sound never realized the mass of cables we would end up with along the floor, along the ceiling, or wherever else we could stuff them. For me, this has been going on for about 15 years now, and although I have replaced cables with other cables, I never replaced cables with no cables, until now.

Our cordless phones have moved up the frequency chain from 900 MHz to (recently) more than 5 GHz. With that increased RF range comes less noisy interference.

I don't know about you, but I am really primed for a wireless world - aka wireless home network - throughout my house. I have just installed 802.11n Ethernet for our computers, which lets me choose 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.

In the home theater world, wireless has been slow to catch on. For some reason, we seem stuck to our endless bundles of cables.

Well, if you want to be an early adopter, here is your chance.

Earthquake Sound has just introduced its SWAT 2.4 Stereo Wireless Transceiver, at MSRP $349, which includes a transmitter, receiver, 5 volt DC wall warts, and short cables (until receiver manufacturers build the wireless transmitters into their products, I guess we will still need at least that last foot of cable).

Specifications

  • Design: Stereo Transmitter and Receiver, Operating on 2.4 GHz Band
  • Frequency Range (20 Channels): 2.4 Ghz - 2.528 Ghz
  • Transmitter Power: 20 dBm
  • MFR: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • THD+N: 0.3% at 1 kHz
  • Inputs and Outputs: 1/8" Stereo Phone Jacks
  • Dimensions: 1" H x 2.7" W x 3.2"D
  • Weight: 0.5 Pound/each Transmitter and Receiver
  • MSRP: $349 USA (Extra Receivers $199/each)
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