Press the on/off button located on in the center of OutCast Jr.’s keypad.
To make OutCast Jr wireless, you will need one of our transmitters—iCast, UAT or our Bluetooth® HD receiver (BlueCast).
When using iCast:
Yes, OutCast Jr comes with an auxiliary mini jack input where you can directly connect your external audio device. You can also connect your external device to either of our long-range transmitters (iCast or UAT) by means of the audio input port to send your music wirelessly to the speaker.
You can control OutCast Jr.’s volume by doing individual presses on the volume buttons (located on the right hand side of the unit), or by pressing and holding the volume-up or volume-down buttons until you reach the maximum or minimum level in a ramp up or ramp down fashion accordingly.
OutCast Jr. comes with a set of buttons on their keypad that you can use to navigate your iPod’s music collection or playlists (only when you’re using the iCast Transmitter), or you can directly navigate your audio content using your music player’s buttons.
The engineering specification distance is 350ft but this is a reference number that was obtained in a line of sight scenario without any interference or blocking objects in between transmitter and speaker. It is a “lab” reference; however in real applications you should expect a range of 100ft to 150ft through walls and doors.
Please note, the maximum achievable range that you obtain in your particular case will depend on the number of wireless devices operating in the building or area and the RF activity in the neighborhood. If you have wireless devices you’re not using or they don’t need to be on permanently, it would be a good idea to disconnect them to decrease the RF activity in the area and improve your Soundcast products performance. The range will also depend on the number of walls, thickness and type of materials that the signal has to travel across. Important: Metal and water are the toughest elements for a 2.4GHz wireless signal, we recommend avoiding them.
It is very high; you won’t hear any static or degradation in the sound at all. If the sound quality of your audio source is good, our speakers and receivers will reproduce that same quality, in other words our systems are transparent and won’t introduce any sound artifacts or degradation.