JBL WEM-1 makes any speaker system wireless

One of the most annoying things about installing a killer home theater or multi-room audio system, is snaking wires through the walls and ceilings to install the speakers where you want them. We've seen a few dedicated systems that include wireless speaker hookups, but until now there wasn't an easy wireless solution that you could use with any speaker.

The new WEM-1 from legendary speaker company JBL transmits two channel audio up to 70 feet over a 2.4 GHz wireless connection, allowing you to send music to a second room, or to connect the rear speakers in a surround rig without snaking wires. The transmitter has RCA, mini-jack and speaker level inputs, while the receiver has a 50 watt per channel amplifier, and a subwoofer output. A remote lets you control the volume, or switch to a local input like an iPod in the second room.

The WEM-1 will be available later this month for $359