The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association (WiSA) will demo a wireless high-resolution audio system at CE Week, to be held June 25 and 26 in New York, and frankly, we can’t wait to hear it. We’ve been listening to a lot of low-res streaming lately, like the rest of the world is.
WiSA is “an industry group dedicated to bringing reliable, high resolution, interoperable, wireless, surround sound audio products to the home theater market.” It develops specifications and performs testing and interoperability certification of products.
The demo will pair the recently-announced Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 20 speakers with a transmitting high-resolution audio source device, the Sharp Wireless High Resolution Audio Player SD-WH1000U. Both products are WiSA-compliant; Bang & Olufsen was the first manufacturer to incorporate the WiSA platform. The Sharp player is “the world’s first to deliver audiophile-quality (24-bit/96kHz) uncompromised audio without cables or wires” via the WiHD standard, says WiSA.