Bang & Olufsen today introduced a new wireless speaker platform, the first to use the WiSA wireless technology that is robust enough for high-end digital sound, at CEDIA 2013 tradeshow in Denver, Colorado.
With the new wireless technology, audiophiles can now enjoy 24-bit, uncompressed music wirelessly. The new wireless technology incorporates WiSA's (Wireless Speaker and Audio Association) open standard. Therefore, Bang & Olufsen's wireless speakers, to be introduced later this fall, will connect to any WiSA compliant third-party television, Blu-ray player or AV receiver.
The WiSA platform utilizes the relatively uncongested 5.2-5.8 GHz range to avoid interference from other signals, and to provide enough bandwidth to stream 24-bit, uncompressed music at native sampling rates. There are enough channels to drive anything from a pair of speakers to a full 7.1 surround system ? without the wires.
Dynamic Frequency Selection enables WiSA-certified speakers to overcome the latency and error problems that plague low-end wireless speaker solutions: annoying pops, clicks and hisses are a thing of the past. Lip synch issues due to compression have been eliminated by the new standard's fixed latency of just 5ms.
Bang & Olufsen will announce the release of its first Immaculate Wireless Sound speakers in late October.