WaveCAST is a Wi-Fi audio platform designed for pro-audio applications where high-quality sound is required. The audio is streamed to an app on personal devices or a Wi-Fi receiver, which can be used for assistive listening and other purposes.
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 45 users in unicast mode or 1500+ users in multicast mode.
The WaveCAST Dante interface is based on the Audinate UXT Ultimo chipset. This chipset supports both AES67 and SMPTE 2110. Dante’s Ultimo UXT support of AES67 and SMPTE 2110 allows integrators multiple audio options to choose from for greater interoperability with other audio equipment with their system design. This allows the WaveCAST Dante to be controlled by the Dante Controller — the easy-to-use software from Audinate for setting up and managing audio routing of Dante-enabled products on an audio network.
The WaveCAST can have most settings changed via the front panel interface, or the hosted web interface.
A remote programming guide is available upon request.
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.
*Note: Firmware is model specific. Firmware updates are currently unable to be completed on Mac computers.
|Dimensions||8.45″ W x 8.25″ D x 1.72″H (21.5 cm x 21 cm x 4.4 cm)|
|Weight:||Transmitter: 3.0 lbs (1.36 kg)|
|Color||Black/Silver with silver legends on the front, white legends on the back|
|Rack Mount||Standard 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 Kits|
|Power Supply||Desktop 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|
|Power ON Indicator||Push 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 Range||Operating: +32° F to +104° F (0° C to 40° C); Storage: -4° F to +158° F (-20° C to 70° C)|
|Audio Processor Functions||DSP based; Compression: 1:1, 1.5:1 or 2:1; High-pass and Low-pass Filter Frequency control|
|Frequency Response||31 – 16000 Hz, ±3 dB (Music Audio Preset)|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||Greater than or equal to 74 dB Transmitted RF|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||Less than 0.25% @ 1 kHz (RF output)|
|Common Mode Rejection||Greater than 57 dB @ 1 kHz, Mic or Line|
|User Interface||Front panel buttons or hosted web interface|
|Audio 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 Power|
|Audio Input Gain Adjust||In menu, adjustable to 0 to -50 dB, in 1dB steps|
|Phantom Power||14.4 VDC applied through 2.2 kΩ resistors to analog combo jack: Pin 2 and Pin 3 on XLR jack, or tip and ring on 1/4” TRS jack|
|Audio Level Indicators||10-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 peaks|
|Headphone Output||1/4″ TRS stereo jack, mono signal, 15.7 mW, maximum in 33 Ω (level adjustable in menu 0 to -40 dB in 2 dB steps)
Directly tied to rear 1/4″/XLR input for purpose of listening/checking incoming audio.
|Line Output||RCA jack (black), -10 dBV (.32 VRMS); Output impedance 100 Ω|
|Input Levels (Bal or Unbal) (at Audio Input Gain = 0dB)||
|Ethernet||RJ-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 address|
|Operating Systems||Apple iOS 13.0 or later; Android 7.1 and up; Blackberry and windows not supported|
|Approvals||FCC, RoHS3, WEEE, Industry Canada, CE, PSE, RCM, CB Scheme|
|Warranty||2-year parts and labor|
Specifications Subject to Change
Some units may be shipped with an alternative power supply.