WaveCAST C is a Wi-Fi audio platform designed for pro-audio applications where high-quality sound is required. The audio is streamed to an app on personal devices or a Wi-Fi receiver, which can be used for assistive listening and other purposes. WaveCAST C integrates with third-party room systems allowing AV professionals to control with Telnet commands via Ethernet.
It is built on a hardware-based DSP audio system architecture, allowing system optimization to achieve the highest quality experience for the particular audio stream being delivered. Hearing assistance can be optimized for hearing loss, music can be optimized for high-fidelity playback, and voice can be set for maximum speech intelligibility. Custom pre-sets can also be established for specific performance applications.
Professional audio inputs on the WaveCAST C include 1/4” XLR connectors, phantom power, and a line level output jack. In addition to multi-stage gain control inputs, the DSP features include AGC, limiters, high and low pass filter, and adjustable range compressor control. The 16-bit DAC provides a 48Khz sample rate for a smooth digital stream and minimizes digital harshness. WaveCAST C supports both unicast and multicast network configurations. Up to four WaveCAST C systems can be connected to the same Wi-Fi network to provide multiple listening channels — supporting 45 users in unicast mode or 1500+ users in multicast mode.
The WaveCAST C can have most settings changed via the front panel interface or the hosted web interface. A remote programming guide is available upon request.
The new WaveCAST app provides an easy-to-use, intuitive user interface and is available on iOS or Android. Listeners easily select channel and volume level once their personal device is connected to the Wi-Fi network.
*Note: Firmware is model specific. Firmware updates are currently unable to be completed on Mac computers.
Dimensions: 8.45” W x 8.25” D x 1.72” H (21.5 cm x 21 cm x 4.4 cm)
Weight: 3.2 lbs. (1.45 kg)
Rack Mount: Standard 19” Rack, one EIA rack space high, 1/2 space wide
1–2 units can be mounted in a single rack space with optional RPK 005 (single) or RPK 006 (double) Rack Mount Kits
Power Supply: Desktop Style Transformer (TFP 062); Input: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz. IEC Line Cord; Output: 24 VDC, 750 mA, 18W. 2.5mm ID center positive barrel connector
Power ON Indicator: Push On/Push Off latching power button with backlight. Green backlight indicates power ON, backlight off indicates power OFF.
Temperature Range: Operating: +32° F to +122° F (0° C to 50° C); Storage: -4° F to +158° F (-20° C to 70° C)
User Interface: 1. 3.12” High Resolution OLED display with selections via buttons. 2. Hosted Web page. 3. Telnet commands over ethernet (see our WaveCAST and FM+ Programmers Guide” for available commands and protocol).
Dante: (1x) RJ-45 jack. Only available on WF T5CD
Ethernet: RJ-45 on back of unit supports CAT 5e cable lengths up to 328 feet (100 meters); 10/100 Base-T IEEE 802.3 compliant, unique MAC address. RJ-45 jack used for web page and streaming audio out. An external Router/DHCP Server is required to stream audio to receiving devices.
Audio Inputs: (1x) Combination 3-pin XLR, 1/4” (TRS) jack for balanced or unbalanced line level, or balanced or unbalanced microphone with selectable phantom power. Optional RJ-45 Dante Input (“D” models only).
Audio Processor Functions: DSP based; Compression: 1:1, 1.5:1 or 2:1; High-pass and Low-pass Filter Frequency control, Music, Voice, and Hearing Assistance Audio Presets
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 64 dB (typical) Transmitted RF @ 1kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.25% @ 1 kHz (RF output)
Common Mode Rejection: Greater than 57 dB @ 1 kHz, Mic or Line mode
Audio Input Gain Adjust: Adjustable from +24dB to -60 dB, in 1dB steps from front screen or web page
Phantom Power: 14.4 VDC applied through 2.2 kOhms resistors to analog combo jack: Pin 2 and Pin 3 on XLR jack, or tip and ring on 1/4″ TRS jack
Audio Level Display: Front screen bar graph display, each segment representing 3dB. It ranges from -18 (1 segment lit) to +12dB (10 segments lit). Over-range warning is indicated by ‘OLVD’ and flashing empty bar.
Headphone Output: 1/4″ TRS stereo jack, mono signal, 7.8 mW total power with 33 Ω.
Dante Output: (1x) RJ-45 jack, only available on WF T5CD
Input Level (Bal or Unbal) (at Audio Input Gain = 0dB): Nominal (@7th Segment Lit) | Overload Warning (Displayed on Screen)| Absolute Max. Rating*
Microphone: -45 dBV (5.6 mV RMS) | -20 dBV (100 mV RMS) | +20 dBV (10.0 V RMS)
Line: -8.4 dBV (380 mV RMS) | +16 dBV (6.5 V RMS) | +20 dBV (10.0 V RMS)
Approvals: FCC, RoHS3, WEEE, Industry Canada, CE, UK CA, RCM
Frequency Response: 31-16000 Hz, ±3 dB (re: 1 kHz) (“Music” Audio Preset)
Note: Please be aware firmware is model-specific
** Stresses above these ratings may cause permanent damage. Exposure for extended periods may degrade reliability. This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s) and FCC part 15.105[b] for the United States. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:  this device may not cause interference, and  this device must accept
any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
Warranty: 2-year, parts and labor