WiSA introduced the SoundSend transmitter, the first product under its own brand.
The device is a compact set-top box transmitter with connection to a TV via HDMI or optical connector. SoundSend’s job is to capture audio and stream it to compatible wireless speakers.
Thus, the user will be able to get a multichannel DC system based on one transmitter and existing WiSA speakers (the list of partners already includes JBL, Klipsh, Harman, Dynaudio, etc.). A prerequisite for the correct operation of SoundSend when connecting via HDMI is the presence of ARC / eARC technology.
The transmitter will be able to transmit sound to eight speakers simultaneously. Compatible formats include Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos. The sound will be transmitted in 24 bit / 96 kHz quality. The user will be able to control the volume through a regular TV remote control, and for fine tuning, you will need a proprietary application with all the settings.
Among other things, the My Zone function will help to fine-tune the operation of the system, which calibrates the speakers according to the geometry of the room and the location of the viewer. According to WiSA, the new transmitter will redefine immersive audio for home theater applications.
In the US, SoundSend will cost $180. The device should appear on the market in November.