WiSA - wireless speaker and audio
Posted: 2020, Oct 03, Sat, 7:35 am
https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-thea ... explained/WiSA is both a hardware and software specification for delivering high-resolution digital audio wirelessly from a source device to a maximum of eight powered speakers within the same room. It does this with a high degree of reliability, using 24-bit 48kHz or 96kHz signals, and can support up to eight channels. This also lets WiSA systems support 3D audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
WiSA is not a multiroom, whole-home music system. As a stand-alone wireless audio technology, it is not intended to join any of these other wireless audio ecosystems. It’s strictly for passing audio wirelessly within a single home theater setup and it is not compatible with non-WiSA Wi-Fi or Bluetooth speakers.
WiSA’s biggest advantage is that it frees consumers from having to install or even think about speaker cables in a single room.
WiSA Ready devices, like 2019 and 2020 LG TVs, have the required software to let you control a WiSA set of speakers, but they do not have a WiSA transmitter built-in. WiSA Ready products require the purchase of an external USB WiSA transmitter, like this Axiim Link HD transmitter.
If your existing TV isn’t WiSA Ready, you can add WiSA capability through an HDMI or optical port-connected WiSA transmitters like Axiim’s Q UHD Wireless Media Center or the upcoming $180 WiSA SoundSend, which will be available in November 2020.