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#96159 - 11/29/16 02:59 PM Noise Floor for OAW4
Paul Lee Offline
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Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 1

I have been using the OAW3 to send a signal to my surround speakers, but I am considering upgrading to the OAW4 since the OAW3 is a bit noisy. I use a pair of active monitors for my surrounds that have an auto shutoff. Unfortunately, they never shutoff since the OAW3's are so noisy when no signal is fed to it. I can hear an audible hiss when my system is shutoff. When I unplug the OAW3 the hiss disappears. So, my question for those who have used the OAW4, are the new versions quiet? Is there any hiss when no signal fed to it?
(I see they both have the same relatively poor SNR of 93db, but I'm just curious if they're silent when idle)


#96164 - 12/03/16 09:22 PM Re: Noise Floor for OAW4 [Re: Paul Lee]
XenonMan Offline

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 2676
Loc: Columbus,North Carolina
I also used the owa3 system for transmitting to my speakers. I didn't have any issues but... remember that the system uses a 2.4 Ghz frequency which is also used by a lot of other stuff for instance microwave ovens and various household items such as outdoors thermometers and security systems stuff. Also the system is affected line of sight to an extent.
Music system
Model 990/7500/Magnepan 1.6 QRs/Technics SL1200 MK2/Aperion S-12 Subwoofer/OWA3/Sony NS75H DVD
APC H15 Power Conditioner

TV System
Large Advent Loudspeakers/ Polk center/Monoprice surrounds/Panasonic Viera 42 inch/Onkyo HT-RC260/Sony BDP S590/Directv

Home Theater System
Onkyo PR-SC886/Outlaw 7125 Klipsch RF-82 L/R,RC-62 center, RB-35 SR/SL, BENQ HT1075, Outlaw LFM1-EX/OPPO BDP-83/Directv
Harmony ONE
Blue Jeans and Monoprice interconnects
APC H15 Power Conditioner


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