Audioengine S8 Wireless Subwoofer

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S8 Wireless Subwoofer Setup

The W3 Wireless Audio Adapter, which is part of the 58 Wireless Subwoofer system, will allow you to send music wirelessly from any music system with an audio output to the 58 Subwoofer.

Here are the two most common setups to make your 58 subwoofer wireless using the Audioengine W3 wireless adapter kit.

Music System to SS Sub

  1. Connect the W3 power supply to the W3 Sender and plug the W3 power supply into a functioning AC power outlet.
  2. Connect a mini-jack audio cable from the W3 Wireless Sender to your music system audio out or subwoofer output.

Powered Speakers or Stereo Receiver to SS Sub

  1. Connect the W3 power supply to the W3 Sender and plug the W3 power supply into a functioning AC power outlet.
  2. If your powered speakers or AV receiver has RCA-style audio outputs or sub outputs, connect the included RCA adapter “Y” cable to the W3 Sender.
  3. Connect an RCA cable (included with your powered speakers or AV receiver) between the RCA “Y” adapter cable and your music source subwoofer out.

Wireless receiver connection to SS Sub

4. Connect the included mini-jack cable from the W3 Receiver to audio input on the rear panel of the 58 subwoofer.

5. Power on the S8 subwoofer.

The status indicators on the W3 Sender and Receiver will both blink briefly and will then go solid, indicating they are paired and ready to play your music.

For instructions on setting up the S8 Subwoofer, refer to the S8 Quickstart Guide.

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Here are two of the most common connection options to connect the S8 subwoofer to your music system, stereo receiver, or powered speakers.

Music System to 58 Sub

  1. Connect a 3.5mm mini-jack audio cable from an output of your  stereo receiver, powered speakers, or any music system with an output, to the S8 subwoofer input.

Powered Speakers or Stereo Receiver to 58 Sub

  1. Connect an RCA stereo cable from an output of your stereo receiver, powered speakers, or any music system with an output, to the S8 subwoofer input.

If your stereo receiver or music system has a single RCA sub out or LFE output, connect an RCA cable from this output to the S8 sub RCA left (L) input.

S8 Wireless Quick Setup

The W3 Wireless Audio Adapter, which is part of the S8 Wireless Subwoofer system, will allow you to send music wirelessly from any
music system with an audio output to the S8 Subwoofer.Here are the two most common setups to make your S8 subwoofer wireless using the included Audioengine W3 wireless adapter kit.

Music System to S8 Sub

using mini-jack audio output
1) Connect the W3 power supply to the W3 Sender and plug the W3
power supply into a functioning AC power outlet.2)Connect a mini-jack audio cable from the W3 Wireless Sender to
your music system audio out or subwoofer output.

3) Connect the included mini-jack cable from the W3
Receiver to audio input on the rear panel of the S8 subwoofer.

4) Power on the S8 subwoofer.
The status indicators on the W3 Sender and Receiver will
both blink briefly and will then go solid, indicating they
are paired and ready to play your music.

Powered Speakers or Stereo Receiver to S8 Sub

using RCA audio outputs

1) Connect the W3 power supply to the W3 Sender and plug the W3
power supply into a functioning AC power outlet.

2) If your powered speakers or AV receiver has RCA-style audio
outputs or sub outputs, connect the included RCA adapter “Y”
cable to the W3 Sender.

3) Connect an RCA cable (included with your powered speakers or AV
receiver) between the RCA “Y” adapter cable and your music source
subwoofer out.

4) Connect the included mini-jack cable from the W3
Receiver to audio input on the rear panel of the S8
subwoofer.

5) Power on the S8 subwoofer.
The status indicators on the W3 Sender and Receiver will
both blink briefly and will then go solid, indicating they
are paired and ready to play your music.

S8 Wireless Troubleshooting Tips

The following troubleshooting tips can help diagnose and correct most concerns with the S8 Wireless. We have attempted to make this list as comprehensive as possible, so some of these may not apply to your issue, but please go through each tip.

If the power indicator on the S8 rear panel is not illuminated, try these tips:

  1. Verify that the AC power cord is connected to the S8 rear panel and to a working AC power outlet.
  2. Check that the power switch on the S8 rear panel is in the ON position and the volume control is not turned all the way down.

If the S8 is powered on but you are experiencing an audio-related issue, try these tips:

  1. Check that the cables from your music source to the S8 are properly connected by unplugging the cables and then reconnecting.  Try using the mini-jack (Input B) as well as the RCA connectors (Input A) to see how the sub reacts.
  2. Check that the volume knob on the rear panel is not set to minimum volume.
  3. Verify that the volume levels of your audio source components, computer, etc are not set to minimum volume or powered off.
  4. If you are using any wireless adapters or other products with your sub, please remove the wireless device (temporarily) and connect the source directly to the sub.

The S8 Wireless uses a W3 for its wireless connection. The W3 is designed to “play nicely” with other wireless products but interference can happen, depending on the type of router(s) being used, other wireless systems in the area, your computer, building construction, etc.. If you are experiencing an issue with your wireless network or interference, here are some things that may help:

  1. Please try changing the channel of your Wi-Fi router to 1 or 11. This can be done with an Apple router using Apples Airport Utility software.  On most other routers, these settings can be accessed by logging on to the routers IP address through a web browser.
  2. Please try to keep as much room between the W3s sender and receiver units, and other wireless devices as possible.  At least 2 or 3 feet is recommended.
  3. Please try  temporarily moving the powered W3 sender unit as close as possible to your wireless router.  Leave it there for just a few minutes, and then place it back into your setup and retest.  This may allow the W3 to train itself to “steer clear” of the signal.
  4. We have found that every now and then the placement of the computer’s antenna in relation to the USB port can have this effect on the W3.  One thing you could try is to move the W3 further from the computer by using a USB extension cable.  – If using a Mac laptop, try the USB port furthest away from the display (the display is where the wifi antenna is located).
  5. Consider upgrading to a new wireless router if yours is older than 3 or 4 years.  Newer model routers handle interference much better than older routers.

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