CEDIA: JBL's Wireless Subs

Sure, you want a subwoofer. But, of course, the best acoustical location for it is waaay across the room from your receiver. So, you'll have to run a long wire under the carpet.  Bummer. Or, you could buy a wireless subwoofer.

For example, JBL showed two new ES series wireless powered subwoofers: ES250PW (pictured) and ES150PW. Both include a wireless transmitter module that connects to your AV receiver (or other audio source) and operates in the 2.4 GHz range. The wireless receiver is built into the subwoofer. Both models have a complement of controls and connection options. Details....

The ES250PW uses a 400-watt amplifier and a 12-inch woofer while the ES150PW uses a 300-watt amplifier and a 10-inch woofer. Both woofers use coated paper cones and both cabinets are ported.

The ES250PW is priced at $729 and the ES150PW is priced at $599. A related item: the WEM-1 Wireless Expansion Module adds wireless capability to any loudspeaker. -Ken C. Pohlmann