Joining the company's W1 unit, which provided connection to your tunes via a USB or 3.5mm minijack, the W2 offers a dedicated iPod connection.
There's no need to connect to a wireless network or do any pairing between devices, the sender and receiver simply talk to each other straight out of the box – you don't need batteries either.
The W2 uses 'uncompressed CD-quality transmission technology... a wi-fi-based all-digital PCM encoded stream sent over a closed network', which also includes some error connection technology.
Extra receivers can also be added to more than one music system giving you a basic multiroom system that's entirely controlled from your iPod.
The Audioengine W2 is available now for £120.