For the majority of our readers of the blog or customers of the shop: wireless speakers, Bluetooth adapters or Wi-Fi music players appear as the solution to finally remove the cables from their HiFi speakers.

All these new technologies in the world of music require a clarification.  The cables between the music source (a smartphone, a tablet or a computer) and the HiFi amplifier, everyone understands well the uses of WiFi or Bluetooth for it.

Remove cables from your passive HiFi speakers, it’s impossible!

Then it’s going to be a disillusion, but sorry it’s impossible to remove these cables there: the wired connection between your amplifier and your pair of HiFi speakers is inevitable. Your speakers are passive, they can only work with an electrical supply provided by an amp – to vibrate the membranes of their speakers.

Do not look, there is no solution based Wi-Fi or Bluetooth receiver on the market to achieve this with your classic HiFi hardware – implied an amplifier and its pair of speakers. At best there is an amplifier that integrates a Wi-Fi wireless network drive, the Connect Amp allows you to minimize the equipment by limiting it to the amplifier and the pair of speakers, but of course there is always a wiring with the speakers.

If you want a stereo set without any wires, you will have to change hardware and direct you to all-in-one products to buy in pairs to make a mini -Stereo Hi-Fi system. Just plug them into an electrical outlet and then that’s it!

How to send sound from your HiFi system to another room via a wireless connection?

We will, therefore, endeavor to add one or more speakers to your HiFi chain and this via a wireless link. Your current HiFi installation is right for you, your cables to the speakers are not a problem in the room already equipped.

But you want to distribute the sound of the HiFi system to one or more other pairs of speakers, located in another room or just opposite the room. And then it becomes very complicated to pull cables without creating a spider web or a conjugal conflict!

Configuration A – Your amplifier has multi-zone audio outputs

The home theater amplifiers often offer the multi-zone function with the great advantage of diffusing the sound on your main speakers while offering the possibility to send the sound to another amplifier or a pair of active speakers. Caution it must be pre-amplified outputs called “PRE OUT” and not outputs for passive speakers.

Initially, these outputs are intended for RCA / mini-jack wiring to active audio equipment. By having such an audio connection on your amplifier you have these solutions:

SOLUTION 1: Diffuse the sound of your HiFi system on several speakers in several rooms with the transmitter Audioengine W3

This small pair of the transceiver from Audioengine offers one of the best wireless links on the market. Simply connect the W3 transmitter to the multi-zone RCA output of your amplifier and then equip the 1st zone with the supplied receiver. You have read “1st zone” because even if your amplifier only has a multi-zone output (outside the main zone of course), you can place up to 2 other W3R receivers to distribute the sound to a total of 3 the House’s rooms.

If we summarize:

  • You have a Home Theater or HiFi stereo amplifier with at least one PRE Out RCA audio output.
  • You place a W3 Audioengine transmitter on this output.
  • You distribute the sound to a 1st zone by the receiver and up to 2 additional zones with additional receivers.
  • The extra rooms are equipped with HiFi or simply active loudspeakers.

Let us not forget, you distribute the sound of your main HiFi system to active speakers or secondary HiFi amplifiers. This does not work with conventional passive speakers! This solution allows you to listen to the music of your HiFi system in the main room and up to 3 other rooms.

SOLUTION 2: Broadcast the sound of your HiFi system on one or two Bluetooth wireless speakers with the Real Cable iPlug BTX transmitter

Very often we have in addition to our system HiFi, a small Bluetooth speaker. Simply add a Bluetooth transmitter to the amplifier’s PRE OUT output (or possibly the headphone output) to “send” the sound from the HiFi channel to this speaker. This solution is very advantageous with a nomadic enclosure: the solution becomes truly wireless!

If we summarize:

  • You have a Home Theater or HiFi stereo amplifier with at least one PRE Out RCA audio output.
  • You place a Real Cable iPlug BTX transmitter on this output.
  • You distribute the sound to a Bluetooth wireless speaker and possibly to a second speaker.
  • Unlike a Wi-Fi signal, the distance is limited to 10 meters in open fields, often about 5 meters in the partitions.

This solution allows you to listen to the music of your HiFi system on two complementary Bluetooth speakers.