Jul 30, 2018

Wireless Subwoofer kits: yay or nay?

I’d put off getting a sub for years - I have some full range towers and told myself I’d get around to it eventually. Well, I finally picked one up to round the low end of our home theatre, and it’s lovely, but I wish it was on the opposite side of the room. Are the wireless sub adapters any good? Any gotchas I should conside? any models in particular to get or avoid?
Many thanks!

I have used Paradigm’s PT-1 proprietary wireless sub transmitter ($99) with a Monitor Sub 10, but it’s connection was poor. Latency can be an issue too. I really love the sub, but there is no question that hard wiring is the way to go unless you absolutely need certain placement that prohibits wires. I did also try the Rocketfish, which just didn’t work at all.
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What receiver are you using? Your unused channels could be used for presence speakers and can add a bit of height to your current setup.
I personally run a long coax cable between my subs and receiver and have never had any issues. I have a soundbad and wireless sub for my office and that unit works well without any lag or latency issues. But, that could be due to that soundbar system compared to a typical AVR wireless/bluetooth sub.
A pioneer VSX-1124. The wiring diagrams clearly show 9.2 speakers connected but with the caveat that only 7 channels produce sound simultaneously. Was a bit of an impulse buy, I’ll do my research next time...