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Running wires across a room can be a chore, and across an entire household a real challenge. The Zona® Home Audio Link (HAL) will put a smile on your face and give you a convenient wireless audio solution with the sonic quality you’ve come to expect from Aperion Audio.
The Aperion HAL Send unit transmits high quality uncompressed audio up to 100 feet – this means you can stream music from your computer, your home theater, your MP3 player or any other audio source to almost any speaker system in your home! If you use any number of additional HAL Receivers (optional), you can stream a single audio source to up to three listening zones, giving you true whole-house audio without running wires across your room. We’re sure you’ll find new ways to use HAL, as its applications are almost limitless!
Many ways to enjoy the Zona HAL:
- Send music from your computer, MP3 player, or other audio player to one or more audio systems in your home
- Connect audio to your powered subwoofer wirelessly from your AVR
- Send music throughout your house, or even outside to your favorite audio systems or Aperion Zona Wireless Speakers
- Connect to your laptop or desktop computer’s USB port, or any "headphone" jack
- No software needed, just plug and play
- High quality digital audio: 16 bit / 48 kHz
- Low latency robust signal
- FREE SHIPPING
- FREE lifetime technical advice and support
- One year warranty
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High Quality Wireless Audio
The Aperion Zona Home Audio Link provides unsurpassed reliability and performance for a wireless audio signal. Many wireless audio systems use your home’s wireless data network to transmit data, which can slow down your network, but HAL runs on its own signal with robust error correction, which means its signal stays strong no matter what else is going on. The audio quality is uncompressed, and with only 18ms of latency.
Plug and Play, Works with PC and Mac
No matter what kind of computer hardware you have, the Aperion Home Audio Link is easy to set up and enjoy. Just plug it in to an open USB port on your computer, open up your favorite music player, and you’re ready to rock n’ roll. If you’re using a Mac, simply open up your System Preferences, find the Sound Control Panel and select "USB Headset" as your Sound Output.
Up to 100 Foot Range
The HAL can transmit through most walls, ceilings and floors to deliver high quality audio throughout your house or even to the outdoors. The range may vary depending upon the number of walls and obstructions between the HAL Send and HAL Receive units.
Make Your Subwoofer or Powered Speakers Wireless
If you have a powered subwoofer or powered surround speakers and would like to hook them to your home theater without using wires, the Home Audio Link makes it easy. Just connect your audio-video receiver’s Output to the HAL Send unit’s Audio In and the HAL Receive unit’s Audio Out to your subwoofer or powered speaker’s RCA inputs. HAL will broadcast all the audio you want to where you want it with no delay and no loss of audio quality!
Small Form Factor
With their small size, you can tuck the HAL units into any space and keep them out of sight for a clean look.
One Year Warranty
The Aperion Home Audio Link has a limited one (1) year warranty. This warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship.
How can I increase the HAL wireless range?
HAL has a tested line-of-sight range of over 140 feet (with no obstacles between the HAL Send and Receive units). Every wall, door, or other obstruction between the HAL Send and Receive units can possibly reduce the wireless range. For optimal performance it is recommended that the HAL Send or Receive units are clear of nearby obstructions such as stacks of CDs or books.
What happens if I plug my iPod in to the HAL send unit while the HAL Send unit is plugged in to my computer?
If you are listening to music on your computer using HAL and then plug in a Stereo Mini plug to the HAL input jack, HAL will default to the Stereo Mini Plug input. So, in your case, you would hear your iPod. However, once you unplug the Stereo Mini from the HAL Send unit, the USB will automatically play again.
Can I use HAL and my computer speakers simultaneously?
No, both PCs and Macs only have one sound output so if HAL is plugged in (to either the USB or the Headphone jack) that is where your audio is going. If you want to use your computer speakers, simply unplug HAL from the computer USB or headphone jack.
Can I use HAL with an iPhone?
Yes, any mobile device with and audio out or headphone jack can be connected to the HAL Send unit.
What's In the Box:
- (1) Zona® HAL Send Unit
- (1) Zona® HAL Receive Unit
- (2) USB Power Adapters
- (2) Mini Stereo Plug to RCA Stereo Cables, 5 ft. lengh
- (2) Stereo Mini Cables, 5 ft. length
- (2) USB Extension Cables, 6.5 ft length
- Quick Start Guide
The Blue Send or Receive Status LED Isn’t Lit
Double check that the HAL Send and Receive units are plugged in to either your computer or the AC Adapter.
I’m Not Hearing Any Sound
Check to make sure that the blue status LED light on both the HAL Send and Receive units are solid. If not, press the Link buttons on the Send and Receive units, which will begin blinking quickly - they should pair up in a few seconds. If the LED lights are blinking slowly and don’t link up, unplug the unit(s) from the power source and plug them back in.
Both LEDs Are Solid but I’m Still Not Hearing Sound
Typically, this is a connection problem. Double check your cables, the input and source on your AVR, and the volume levels on your computer and AVR. If using iTunes, please be sure that "Computer" is selected in the lower right hand corner. If you are streaming from your computer and that doesn’t work, try closing and restarting your audio program.
My Music Sounds Funny
If the volume on your computer or other source is too low, the results might not be pleasing to your ears. Make sure the volume is high enough for a strong audio signal on the device the HAL Send unit is plugged into.
I Can’t Hear iTunes from My Computer
If you connected HAL via USB after iTunes was already loaded, you computer has already picked the default sound output device. Simply close and reopen iTunes. You will need to set HAL as your default sound device before you start your audio program. Once this is done, all computer audio will be transmitted by the HAL Send unit.
If you are using a PC, once HAL is plugged in most PCs will recognize HAL (Home Audio Link) as the new sound output device. However, if you are still not hearing any sound, closing your open audio programs like Windows Media Player or iTunes and then opening them again should solve the problem.
HAL Seems to Interfere with My Wireless Network
Even though HAL uses robust error correction and frequency hopping in order to limit interference, most likely, other wireless devices don’t. To minimize interference with a laptop, for example, try using the included USB power adapter and connect the HAL Send unit to the nearest outlet, then simply use the included Stereo Mini to Stereo Mini cable to connect your computer’s headphone jack to the HAL Send unit. This will separate the HAL wireless signal from your network signal and should increase your laptop’s wireless signal strength.
I Was Listening to Music and Now I Can’t Hear Anything but the HAL LED Lights Are Still Solid
While this is a very rare occurrence, if the music does drop out and you cannot re-link the HAL S/R units try unplugging them from the USB port or power adapter and plugging them back in.
|Sample Rate||16-bit depth and 48 KHz sampling rate when using up to three Aperion HAL Receivers|
|Wireless Band||2.4 GHz|
|Error Correction||Forward error correction coding, error detection, and audio-specific error concealment|
|Latency||Low, at 18 ms|
|Enclosure Type||Molded ABS Plastic|
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- If you already have a Home Audio Link system or Zona Wireless Speakers, you can send your music to unlimited receivers within a 100' range.