What is WiSA?
WiSA stands for Wireless Speaker and Audio, and it’s an audio standard that wirelessly transmits multichannel, high-definition audio. It supports up to eight channels of uncompressed digital audio at 96kHz, 24bit resolution.
WiSA is supported by selected Primare products, such as the SC15 Prisma System Control Center or Primare PRE35 Preamplifier, allowing you to deliver a stereo audio signal to loudspeakers without the need for the usual loudspeaker cables.
The audio is transmitted using the license-free 5 GHz band, and it avoids interference by using dynamic frequency selection (DFS) to change channels when necessary.
To use WiSA speakers with your Primare product, they must be associated with the product. For more information see Getting started.
If the WiSA module is on when your Primare product enters standby the WiSA module will always initiate when you turn your device on, and the display will show:
It will then start your found associated speakers. The display will show if your unit was unable to find any of your previously associated speakers.
WiSA will be shown in the display once the WiSA module is on and it has found and connected to WiSA speakers.
All communication between your Primare WiSA and a WiSA speakers will be at the highest WiSA standard 96kHz 24 bits. WiSA can only convert sample rates up to 192kHz 24bit. Therefore, when playing on DLNA/UPnP, DSD* and PCM streams with a sample rate above 96kHz will be converted to 96kHz 24bit (only when the WiSA module is ON).
* DSD conversion support coming with a future update.
Each WiSA transmitter creates its own WiSA network. If you have two or more WiSA transmitters it’s possible to have several separate WiSA networks in your home, but each loudspeaker can only be connected to one network.
To move a loudspeaker between WiSA networks
Dismiss the speaker from the WiSA network, and then add it to the second network.
This section explains which channel WiSA speakers will be assigned to by default when associated with your Primare device. For information about changing the channel see Associated WiSA speakers.
These are labelled as FR, and will be added as Right.
All speakers that are not labeled as FR will be added as Left.
Type C speakers
These speakers are labeled both FR and FL, and will therefore be added as both Right and Left but with the same MAC address.
For more information see Getting started.