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Monitor Audio WS100 Wireless Active Speakers (Pair)

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Maximise the sound of your Mac or PC, wire-free with the WS100 Wireless Multimedia System. Four decades of design expertise delivers room-filling CD-quality audio from a pair of luxury go-anywhere speaker cubes, and connection through USB is instant and automatic. Each active space-efficient 5” cube employs custom-designed C-CAM drivers, based on the transducers used by our flagship hi-fi speakers. They’re driven directly by DSP (Digital Signal Processor) optimised signals from individual cool-running hi-fi amplifiers, so all the music gets through and goes loud! What’s more, our use of the excellent and robust SKAA wireless transmission system ensures that no clicks, pops or dropouts will disturb your enjoyment of the WS100 system in action. Plug-in. Press play. Go loud without wires. Great sound was never this easy!

Please note this system requires a power cable to one speaker and speaker cable between the left and right units.

  • Tick Easy, Active, High Performance Wire-Free Speaker System
  • Tick Plug n' Play: no software required
  • Tick CD audio quality
  • Tick Universal: operates with PC and Mac
  • Tick Remote control of volume, play/pause, track up/down
  • Tick Robust, die-cast metal enclosure with pivoting action
  • Tick High quality C-CAM drivers: system comprises 2 x 75mm (3") bass drivers
  • Tick and 2 x 19mm (3/4) gold dome tweeters
  • Tick Four integral amplifiers: one per driver. Total system power 60W
  • Tick Advanced DSP. Discrete, dedicated DACs
  • Tick Patented SKAA wire-less system with WFD" wireless protocol
  • Tick Noise-free music reproduction: no cross-talk, dropouts, clicks or pops
  • Tick Single USB transmitter dongle powers up to four pairs of WS100
  • Tick Multi-source with added transmitters and rear panel source-select button
  • Tick Connect portables through a 3.5mm auxiliary input jack
Gold Dome C-CAM

Gold Dome C-CAM

The gold dome tweeter is formed from a ceramic-coated aluminium/magnesium alloy, gold anodised to a specific thickness for ideal stiffness and damping characteristics. Its new profile and surround geometry have been developed using advanced modelling tools, to provide the optimum qualities for accurate sound reproduction. The new design moves the first order of breakup to beyond 35kHz, producing a linear response way beyond audibility, which matches the wide frequency bandwidth available from HD music and cinema sound formats. The gold dome is thinner, lighter, more rigid and therefore more efficient than domes made from other materials which are prone to distortion in the audio band.

C-CAM Drivers

C-CAM Drivers

Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium is a material originally developed by the aerospace industry for jet engine components. Its properties are ideal for loudspeaker cones being extremely rigid, yet light enough to yield high overall efficiency. In manufacture, aluminium/magnesium alloy undergoes a three-stage stress-relieving process to remove surface deformation and molecular weakness. Once formed, the alloy cone is subjected to a high temperature anodic coating process in which a layer of pure ceramic alumina is depleted onto its surfaces to a depth of 50 microns, producing a completely rigid sandwich of alloy and heat-dissipating ceramic material. Conventional cones are liable to flex or twist in operation, producing a significant level of audible distortion. C-CAM cones have a much higher resistance to bending stress and therefore exhibit much greater fidelity over their entire operating range. C-CAM tweeters and woofers share an audible consistency producing a smooth transition of frequencies and a sense of realism and cohesion in the soundstage.

SKAA

SKAA

SKAA delivers very high quality audio by employing a digital communications protocol with powerful error correction to faithfully transport audio from source to destination. SKAA is a same-room solution; the transmitter and receivers are located in the same room with the user. Each transmitter can stream audio to up to four receiving devices at the same time. SKAA puts control of the music content where it belongs—right in your hand. SKAA has been designed to provide superior quality of service (link reliability) and coexistence (friendliness to other devices using the radio band). Because it operates in the very-crowded worldwide 2.4 GHz radio frequency band, SKAA employs a patented wireless protocol, Walking Frequency Diversity™ (WFD), to avoid conflicts with other wireless devices. This enables SKAA to deliver audio free of clicks, pops and dropouts.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Frequency Response 80Hz - 25kHz
Maximum SPL (each @ 1M) 99.5dBA
Power output (RMS) Bass 2 x 20 watts
Tweeter 2 x 10 watts
Drive unit complement 2 x 75mm (3") C-CAM Cone Bass Driver
2 x 19mm (3/4") C-CAM Gold Dome Tweeter
System configuration Sealed box
Auxiliary input impedeance/sensitivity 10k ohms/300mV
Wireless system SKAAtm 2.4GHz
Wireless range Up to 10 metres
Signal to noise SNR >95dB
A.C. input voltage 90-264V (auto range)
Amplifier category Class D - high resolution amplifiers
Power consumption <0.5 watts (standby); 14.5 watts (Max)
Electrical approvals ErP, CE, CB, cTUVus, FCC, IC, GOST
Dimensions (each) (H x W x D) 125 x 120 x 120mm
(415/17 x 43/4 x 43/4")
Colour/Finish Silver cabinet with black glass top and black grille
Weight (each) 1.8kg
(4lb)

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.