WOLFWAVE

WOLFWAVE Advanced Audio Processor

Transform your listening experience with the WOLFWAVE. So easy to use and so amazing to hear.

WOLFWAVE simply connects to the headphone output of your radio.

WOLFWAVE uses a high performance 32-bit ARM Cortex M7 processor. This is the highest performance processor of the energy-efficient ARM M-series. This powerful processor is paired up with a 20-bit CODEC and a 1.6 Watt audio amplifier for superb performance.

WOLFWAVE Advanced Audio Processor

Features

  • Fully adjustable audio band-pass filtering
    • instantly adjustable for voice, data and CW (50 Hz to 5 kHz)
  • State-of-the-art adaptive noise reduction
    • 100 levels plus advanced control functions
  • Age-related hearing loss correction
    • using ISO hearing-loss curves for males or females
  • One-touch bypass function
    • see how much improvement your WOLFWAVE makes
  • Memories for your settings
    • easily store and recall your favorite settings (four presets)
  • Bright, clear, spectrum display
    • see what’s happening in your radio pass-band
  • Audio test generator including two-tone test
    • sine, square and triangular wave
  • Experimental CW regenerator
    • enjoy noise-free CW QSOs
  • On-screen help
    • so easy to use
  • Tuning/Overload LED
    • dual colour indicator makes tuning easy
  • User updatable firmware by USB
    • keep up with the latest developments
  • Speaker output (1.1 Watts @ 10% THD)
    • full power achieved when using 12 Volt external supply
  • Separate speaker and headphone output
    • great for exhibition stations
  • Low current drain
    • 80 mA quiescent; battery-friendly!
  • Small size
    • 140W x 80D x 27H (mm)
  • Lightweight
    • 140 grams

WOLFWAVE controls

WOLFWAVE controls

Connections

WOLFWAVE Advanced Audio Processor

Input

Connect an audio input to your WOLFWAVE (left hand side) using the supplied cable. Typically, this will be the headphone output of your radio.

In some circumstances, such as powering your WOLFWAVE and radio from the same DC supply, a line-isolator may be required in series with the audio input lead.

Output

Connect a loudspeaker or headphones to the connectors on the right hand side. You can connect one or both.

NOTE: the speaker connections must not be grounded as WOLFWAVE uses a high-efficiency Class D audio amplifier, the output of which is not centred on ground.

Power

Your WOLFWAVE can be powered in two ways; via USB or via a DC supply. We supply a USB lead which can be used to get you going. Any clean USB supply will work.

For best quality audio output, we recommend using a DC supply of at least 7V via the 2.1mm DC connector on the right hand side of your WOLFWAVE.

This will allow a larger maximum speaker output power than if your WOLFWAVE is powered by USB.

DC supply voltage range: 5.5 – 18V.

Use at least 7V for maximum speaker output power.

The headphones output should work equally well with USB, or with any DC voltage in the range 5.5 – 18V.

Basic usage

Menu

The WOLFWAVE has a number of options and advanced features accessible through the menu system.

To show or hide the menu, press the menu button. Turn the multi-use control to scroll through menu options. A short press of the multi-use control or of the mode button selects the option.

Most settings are edited directly in the menu. After selecting a menu item, turn the multi-use control to adjust it, then press multi-use or mode again to deselect it.

All changes to settings will only last until your WOLFWAVE is next turned off and on again, unless you specifically save the current settings as the new power on defaults using “Other settings > Save defaults”.

Settings can be reset to factory default values by using “Other settings > Factory reset all” to reset all settings. Or use the “Factory reset” item available in some of the submenus, such as noise reduction and CW regeneration, to only reset the values in that submenu.

As with other changes made to settings, the reset values will only last until your WOLFWAVE is next turned off and on again, unless you specifically save them.

Firmware

Once your WOLFWAVE boots up, the first thing that you will want to do is to check that you have the latest firmware running. WOLFWAVE firmware is regularly updated to add new features and to fix bugs. These instructions will always relate to the latest firmware version.

To check the firmware version on your WOLFWAVE, navigate in the menu to “Utilities > Firmware version”.

Then go to www.wolfwave.co.uk/firmware to find the latest version and for instructions on how to load and install it.

 

Spectrum display

When you power on your WOLFWAVE, the first screen will show the audio spectrum.

The text below the spectrum indicates the horizontal range of the spectrum. This will automatically change to fit the upper edge of the passband.

The horizontal line above the spectrum indicates the current passband of the bandpass filter.

The vertical dashed line indicates the centre of the passband, which is also the frequency used by signal detection for CW regeneration, and for the LED. The LED will light up green when a signal is detected near this frequency.

The text in the top right corner shows the current passband parameter being adjusted by the multi-use knob. Turn the knob to adjust the value.

A long press on the multi-use knob switches between centre+width and upper+lower edge adjustment modes. A short tap switches between the parameters in the current adjustment mode – so between centre and width, or between lower and upper edge.

The vertical range of the spectrum can be adjusted to fit the input signal more closely by going to “Other settings > Spectrum range” in the menu.

Bypass

To help you hear the effects of the filtering, the WOLFWAVE has a bypass function. This can be toggled either in the menu, or with the help button.

A long press on the help button bypasses the WOLFWAVE, and another long press re-engages the WOLFWAVE.

When bypassed, no digital filtering is performed, the only change made to the audio data is to amplify or attenuate it based on the volume control.

When the Bypass function is engaged it is indicated by a flashing “Byp” indicator in the lower left corner of the screen.

Advanced usage

 

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