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6.5 out of 10

JBL WEM-1

WEM-1 Wireless Expansion Module MAKE ANY SPEAKER WIRELESS! Add p Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

The rest of the time the sound is great.

JAMES ECKERSON, Amazon
3 July 2014
  • Summary: The signal range claims are not true. The two components in my case are at the same elevation,22' apart, and have 1 inside sheet rock wall and 1 open doorway between them. If someone under 140 pounds walks between then, there is a momentary loss of sound. The rest of the time the sound is great.
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Overall 10
10

So far so good.

Robert Donahue, Amazon
7 February 2014
  • Summary: We just had hardwoods put in. There is no way to run speaker wire to the rear channels anymore without carpet. I got this just last night and installed it using the wire I had wired under the carpet. Plug and play on channel 1 and Option 1 for non-JBL speakers. It worked flawlessly. So far no interference from any items. I didn't run the microwave or try to use the home phone yet, but no other wireless signals from neighbors, etc has had an impact *yet*.
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Overall 2
2.0

Way overpriced

Martin Lange, Amazon
8 January 2014
  • Summary: I would expect more performance from the unit that sells for over $300. While it is working, it's not able to drive my speakers very loud. Also, I noticed that my wireless LAN is being affected by the transmitter.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic when wires are not an option

gary r briggs, Amazon
12 December 2013
  • Summary: Works great with my Yamaha receiver for rear surrounds. Speakers are 30 feet from transmitter.
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Overall 10
10

Easy to set up and sounds great

Michael, Amazon
19 November 2013
  • Summary: Great for what it is. very easy to set up and sounds good and moderate and low volumes. I use it on my stereo system for outdoor speakers on my patio.
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Overall 2
2.0

Static

Rita Munster, Amazon
4 November 2013
  • Summary: After a lot of fiddling with the channel controls, I was finally able to synchronize the wireless receiver with the JBL transmitter. However, the sound drops out completely every 10 minutes. In addition, every few minutes, there is a popping noise and some static. I have spent over one hour trying to get this to work but now I finally have given up and am returning the set.
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Overall 2
2.0

Would not connect

Brian the Fish, Amazon
31 October 2013
  • Summary: I pretty much tried everything I can think of but I'm unable to sync the receiver unit with the transmitter. I did change all of the channels. Also, I placed both units within 20 feet. Still, no audio at the receiver.
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Overall 10
10

Worked as expected

Mark Imbach, Amazon
29 October 2013
  • Summary: This set of units operates as expected. It totally solved my problem of getting the rear speakers hooked up in my surround sound system. I'm very happy with the result.
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Overall 2
2.0

Range less than advertised

Jason Lampe, Amazon
24 October 2013
  • Summary: I live in a townhouse and don't have a lot of other electronic gadgets around. However, I can only get around 30 feet of range before the audio cuts out. If I walk between the line of sight then I will get dropouts. I was planning to hide the receiver unit behind a cabinet but it simply is not reliable enough.
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Overall 2
2.0

Range way too limited

Earl Kummer, Amazon
11 October 2013
  • Summary: I am using the JBL kit for my Canton rear speakers. I have the wireless receiver in the back of my living room, around 40 feet away from the transmitter unit. It is not line of sight because the sitting area is blocking the line of sight. This kit cannot establish a reliable connection. If I lift up the receiver around 5 feet then it will work but then I have the cable mess in plain sight. I was hoping for more range from this kit.
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