January 19, 2013

WiSA Demo (Aperion Audio & Klipsch) at CES 2013

Wireless audio is indeed a fantastic concept, but has still yet to become a household name.  It’s very hard to see it replacing your faithful RCA cables and XLR cables any time soon, but it could very well become the way we use speakers in the future.  The folks who have been creating wireless audio enabled devices were smart to develop a certification that would allow any set of speakers to work with any receiver, so long as it is certified with the same mark.  This WiSA certification is expected to become the stamped trademark we find on future audio equipment.

Since wireless audio is still in its birth, we naturally expect to see many hit and miss attempts at getting it right.  On the lower end there are devices and that are simply bad products; and there’s no other way to put it.  Wireless audio had to combat interferences that make RCA interference sound like something we’d rather have.  But this doesn’t mean it’s all bad.  Producers like Klipsch have developed their own version of WiSA branded products that do what they’re supposed to do, and they do it will.  Once the concept is perfected and the kinks have been worked out, we should expect to see this at the consumer level for a reasonable cost.