Bowers & Wilkins A5 AirPlay Wireless Music System

Bowers & Wilkins A5 AirPlay Wireless Music System

Product Information

  • Overview

    Pristine sound

    The A5 is designed to deliver spacious sound, from the highest quality audio files, wirelessly. Drivers from our M-1 speakers, anti-resonance plug technology and dimpled Flowports combine with high-quality, digital-to-analogue converters and processors to carry a digital signal untainted by distortion, to a room-filling, yet surprisingly compact, system.

    Stay in control

    Play and control music wirelessly, anywhere in the room. Or, with more than one A5 forming a multiroom system you walk your music from room to room effortlessly in the palm of your hand.

    Listening how you like it

    AirPlay on A5 works seamlessly with your favourite music apps, like Last.fm, Pandora and Mixcloud.

    Easy set-up

    The free Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay Setup App will walk you through the simple steps to connect your A5 to Wi-Fi, and choose and manage your settings, all wirelessly.

  • Highlights

    • High-quality Class-D amplifier
    • Single discreet, compact unit
    • Comes with Apple AirPlay technology
    • Optimised to handle broadest range of frequencies
    • Play music wirelessly from computer, iPhone or even apps
    • Pristine sound
  • Did you notice?

    Compact and designed to perform in out-of-the-way areas, the A5 is a great choice for places where space is at a premium.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Playing and controlling your music wirelessly, from anywhere in the room.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Bowers & Wilkins A5 AirPlay Wireless Music System
    • Power supply
    • Remote
  • Tech Specs

    • Frequency Response: 40 - 24,000 Hz
    • Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack
    • Other Features: AirPlay
    • Connections: AirPlay, Wireless
    • Drivers: 4
    • Power Source: AC
    • Height: 180 mm/7.1 in.
    • Width: 300 mm/11.8 in.
    • Weight: 3.6 kg
    • Length: 120 mm/4.7 in.
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: FP33936
    • UPC or EAN No.: 714346314911

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    • Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Absolutely Fantastic

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Picked up on of these from my local hi-fi shop and all I can say is WOW. Very easy to setup, you just download the free B&W app f Picked up on of these from my local hi-fi shop and all I can say is WOW. Very easy to setup, you just download the free B&W app from the app store, configure the settings and you're up ready to go in less than 2 minutes. Couldn't be easier.

    The sound is great, I found that playing my music at about a third of the maximum volume was perfect, but if you need to, you can really crank up the volume and make some noise.

    It looks great too.

    very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend it.

    • Written by from DERBY

    84 of 90 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Absolutely Fantastic
  • Beautiful Clarity and Apple Like Quality

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Like other B & W products this speaker has beautiful clarity. Strings are fantastic. You hardly remember that this is only a $50 Like other B & W products this speaker has beautiful clarity. Strings are fantastic. You hardly remember that this is only a $500 speaker. The build is quality and matches up nicely with apple products detailed finishes. It took me all of 2 minutes to set-up with the handy airplay set-up app. After set-up, my speaker initially cut out a few times but I simply recycled (pulled the plug and restarted) my time capsule (Wifi). Problem solved and after 6 hours of playing; no issues. It also works great with my Zeppelin on multiple speakers airplay mode. If you want a home full of beautiful sound, you can do it very inexpensively with a few of these units.

    I highly recommend this speaker. I can't wait to get my B & W A7 as well.

    • Written by from Collingwood

    72 of 91 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Beautiful Clarity and Apple Like Quality
  • Brilliant

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just get one today in the Regent Street Apple Store.
    Really easy to set up and start playing your iTunes library.
    It sounds incr Just get one today in the Regent Street Apple Store.
    Really easy to set up and start playing your iTunes library.
    It sounds incredible,crisp and clear..A joy listen music in this thing ..
    Totally worth it .. Well done once again ..

    • Written by from London

    64 of 77 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Brilliant
  • Drops connection

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have the same issue as several other people on this forum. The sound is great, but recently, it drops the connection and I have I have the same issue as several other people on this forum. The sound is great, but recently, it drops the connection and I have to go through the process of resetting it all over.

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Drops connection
  • Not fit for purpose

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    On the rare occasions the connection works, sound is good. 90% of the time, the only sound you can hear are my screams of disappoi On the rare occasions the connection works, sound is good. 90% of the time, the only sound you can hear are my screams of disappointment

    • Written by from Paris

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not fit for purpose
  • Me, too. Frustrating Beyond Belief

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am both heartened and discouraged by the other recent comments about losing connection, dropped playback, appearing and then dis I am both heartened and discouraged by the other recent comments about losing connection, dropped playback, appearing and then disappearing from the AirPlay menu. It used to work pretty well but recently it started having these ridiculous problems. It's not that old and looks brand new so the thought of pitching it is too painful but it's now so unreliable that it's too frustrating to use. I am considering buying another AirPort Express and seeing if I can get a more reliable connection that way since I have the MM1s plugged into an AirPort Express and they work pretty well. I wonder if a software upgrade from the Bowers & Wilkins folks would fix the problem and whether the recent iOS upgrades are the cause. Seems likely, why would so many of use start having similar problems all at about the same time?

    Bottom line: Potential purchasers, I wouldn't rush to buy until these connection problems are solved. If they aren't, look elsewhere.

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Me, too. Frustrating Beyond Belief

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