Williams Sound WaveCAST 1-Channel Audio Streaming Over Wi-Fi/DSP Architecture/Unicast or Multicast Audio


Williams Sound WaveCAST 1-Channel Audio Streaming Over Wi-Fi/DSP Architecture/Unicast or Multicast Audio


WaveCAST is a Wi-Fi platform designed for pro-audio applications where high-quality sound is required. It is built on a hardware-based DSP audio system architecture, allowing system optimization to achieve the highest quality experience for the particular audio stream being delivered. Hearing assistance can be optimized for hearing loss, music can be optimized for high-fidelity playback and voice can be set for maximum speech intelligibility. Custom pre-sets can also be established for specific performance applications.

Professional audio inputs on the WaveCAST include 1/4″ XLR connectors, phantom power and a line level output jack. In addition to multi-stage gain control inputs, the DSP features include AGC, limiters, high and low pass filter and adjustable range compressor control. The 16-bit DAC provides a 48Khz sample rate for a smooth digital stream and minimizes digital harshness. WaveCAST supports both unicast and multicast network configurations. Up to four WaveCAST systems can be connected to the same Wi-Fi network to provide multiple listening channels — supporting up to 45 connections in unicast mode or up to 200 in multicast mode.

The new WaveCAST app provides an easy-to-use, intuitive user interface and is available in iOS or Android. Listeners easily select channel and volume level once their personal device is connected to the Wi-Fi network.

• Corporate: Boardrooms/Conference Rooms/Training Rooms
• Education: Lecture Halls/Classrooms
• Government: Courtrooms/City Halls

• Presentation
• Education/Training

Williams Sound WaveCAST Features

  • Single-channel audio streaming over Wi-Fi
  • Professional audio DSP architecture
  • Unicast or multicast audio delivery
  • Supports up to 45 connections in unicast mode or 200 in multicast mode
  • Works with free WaveCast iOS or Android apps
  • Professional audio inputs: 1/4″ XLR connectors, phantom power, line level output jack
  • Multi-stage gain control inputs
  • 16-bit DAC provides 48Khz sample rate
  • Multi-channel discovery
  • Optional Dante input

Audio Processor FunctionsDSP based; Compression: 1:1, 1.5:1 or 2:1; High-pass and Low-pass Filter Frequency controlFrequency Response31 – 16000 Hz, +/-3 dB (Music Audio Preset)Signal-to-Noise RatioGreater than or equal to 74 dB Transmitted RFTotal Harmonic DistortionLess than 0.25% at 1 kHz (RF output)Common Mode RejectionGreater than 57 dB at 1 kHz, Mic or LineAudio Inputs(1x) Combination 3-pin XLR, 1/4″ (TRS) jack for Mic or Line Level Analog Audio, Balanced or Unbalanced Line Level, or balanced or unbalanced microphone with Selectable Phantom PowerAudio Input Gain AdjustIn menu, adjustable to 0 to -50 dB, in 1dB stepsPhantom Power14.4 VDC applied through 2.2 kOhms resistors to analog combo jack: Pin 2 and Pin 3 on XLR jack, or tip and ring on 1/4″ TRS jackAudio Level Indicators10-LED array that reads -18 to +9 dB at 3 dB intervals. 7 Green, 2 Amber and 1 red LED. Green LEDs indicate normal operating audio level peaks, Amber LEDS indicate close to overload peaks, Red LED indicates overload peaksHeadphone Output1/4″ TRS stereo jack, mono signal, 15.7 mW, maximum in 33 Ohms (level adjustable in menu 0 to -40 dB in 2 dB steps)Line OutputRCA jack (black), -10 dBV (.32 VRMS); Output impedance 100 OhmsInput Levels (Bal or Unbal)Nominal (1st Amber LED): Overload Warning (Displayed on Screen) (at Audio Input Gain = 0dB)Microphone-55 dBV (1.7 mV RMS)
-15 dBV (180 mV RMS)Line-25 dBV (55 mV RMS)
+16 dBV (6.3 V RMS)EthernetRJ-45 on back of unit supports CAT 5e cable lengths up to 328 feet (100 meters); 10/100 Base-T IEEE 802.3 compliant, unique MAC addressRack MountStandard 19″ Rack, one EIA rack space high, 1/2 space wide 1-2 units can be mounted in a single rack space with optional RPK 005 (single) or RPK 006 (double) Rack Mount KitsPower SupplyDesktop Style Transformer (TFP 062); Input: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz. IEC Line Cord; Output: 24 VDC, 750 mA, 18W. 2.5mm ID center positive barrel connector; Approvals: UL, CUL, Energy Star V, CSA listedPower ON IndicatorPush On/Push Off latching power button, backlit green indicates power ON, backlight off indicates power OFF, fading from bright to dark indicates Sleep Mode.Temperature RangeOperating: 32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C)
Storage: -4 to 158 deg. F (-20 to 70 deg. C)Menu SettingsAudio Presets (Music, Voice, Hearing Assist, Custom), Audio Input Source (Analog line in, Mic, Phantom Mic, 400 Hz Test Tone), High-pass Filter, Low-pass Filter, Compression, Screen Saver Delay, Headphone Volume, Headphone Source, Webpage SettingsApprovalsFCC, RoHS2, WEEE, Industry Canada, CE, PSE, RCM, CB SchemeDimensions (WxDxH)8.45 x 8.25 x 1.72″ (214.63 x 209.55 x 43.69mm)Weight3.0 lbs (1.36kg)

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