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.
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.
- 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 ForPlaying and controlling your music wirelessly, from anywhere in the room.
What's in the Box?
- Bowers & Wilkins A5 AirPlay Wireless Music System
- Power supply
- 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.
- Mfr. Part Number: FP33936
- UPC or EAN No.: 714346314935
- Note: Applen yhden vuoden rajoitettu takuu ei koske tuotteita, jotka eivät ole Apple-merkkisiä, vaikka ne olisivat samassa pakkauksessa Applen tuotteiden kanssa tai myytäisiin niiden kanssa. Muilla kuin Apple-merkkisillä tuotteilla on mahdollisesti tuotteen valmistajan myöntämä valmistajan takuu – katso lisätietoja tuotteen pakkauksesta ja dokumentaatiosta. Valmistajan takuun edut täydentävät kuluttajalainsäädännön takaamia oikeuksia. Katso lisätietoja osoittamalla tähän tähän.
Bowers & Wilkins Control
Welcome to the Bowers & Wilkins Control app, formerly known as Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay Setup.
This intuitive app will help you to setup and manage your Wireless Music System. For new Wireless Music System owners, the app will walk you through all the simple steps to connect to your Wi-Fi network and start streaming your music quickly. For existing owners the app will discover your Wireless Music Systems and let you manage the name settings.
To get started with your Wireless Music System setup or management, simply launch the app and follow the on screen instructions. Help is available in each step as you go, and you can contact Bowers & Wilkins from the app if you need more assistance.
To get the best experience with your Bowers & Wilkins Wireless Music System, ensure you have the latest version of this app, as new features and improvements will be added in future updates.
• This app is only compatible with A5, A7, Z2 and Zeppelin Air.
• To use AirPlay on your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, iOS 4.2 or higher is required.
• To use AirPlay on your Mac or PC, iTunes 10.1 or later is required. …
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Ratings & Reviews
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 Kyle B from DERBY
76 of 81 people found this useful
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 Rolando G from London
60 of 72 people found this useful
Escellent Speaker for the price
I just bought this speaker 2 days ago from covent garden apple store. I have been using the B&W speakers for ipod and iphone for l I just bought this speaker 2 days ago from covent garden apple store. I have been using the B&W speakers for ipod and iphone for long.
Well the speaker packs some good sound. I found the sound better then the Zeppelin Air. The setup was done in less then 2 minutes. Its light and portable to carry. Fantastic sound and if you are someone who loves instrumental or classical music this is the right speaker.
Was comparing it with the Bang & Olufsen PLAY Beolit and I found the B&W much better in terms of sound. Design wise B&O is great but we are not paying for the design.
Dont have any second thoughts go for this model. Found the sales women not very smart when explaining about the speaker. It was like she was least bothered. Take your time in listening to the sound when buying. …
- Written by Sagar S from London
51 of 58 people found this useful
Amazing Audio, Superb Build Quality, Highly Recommended A+
I had done extensive research on a number of Airplay speakers from Sonos, Bose, B&W and others and ended up deciding on a Bowers & I had done extensive research on a number of Airplay speakers from Sonos, Bose, B&W and others and ended up deciding on a Bowers & Wilkins A5 and an A7.
After an initial and very easy setup on my iPhone I had a little trouble in picking the A7 up through wifi (the A5 was fine). After searching on the internet I discovered problems with Airplay devices can occur due to the router settings (so if you have problems check if your router is "n" and "g" compatible and also firewall settings etc), however once that was solved I was able to be fully blown away by the audio quality of these devices.
I had already heard them in a shop but once they had the closer acoustics of my rooms at home they sounded even better! I used to have Bose Soundocks and in all honesty these eat those for breakfast!
The build quality is excellent as is the audio quality. Personally I really like the design - they look inconspicuous yet stylish.
The balance of bass, middle and treble is perfect. Very deep bass (especially on the A7) pounds the airways with crystal clear trebles and everything in between. To say I am impressed is an understatement and considering the size of these devices I think B&W should be commended on the quality they provide.
The A5 and A7 are not cheap but I believe they are well worth the money. My only negative other than the price is that there is no instruction manual included, however they can be downloaded in pdf format from their website.
If you are looking for some serious audio equipment for your iOS device or to play from your PC/Mac, look no further… …
- Written by Joseph T from Tunbridge Wells
Great with reservations
I've had one of the original Zep speakers for 4ish years. From the first time I heard Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" through it, I fe I've had one of the original Zep speakers for 4ish years. From the first time I heard Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" through it, I fell in love. I wanted to hate it: surely nothing can look ~and~ sound that sexy. Sure does!
I wanted a second system so I wasn't carrying the Zep around wherever I went. B&W know how to take care of their customers (unlike the Apple of late) and I love their understated design. I trialled the A7 for a couple of weeks. It sounded great - bass a bit too unwieldy for my taste but pretty faultless. But was a bit too bulky and not so easy to move around. I've had the A5 for a week of serious testing. Through AirPlay and 3.5 mm jack, it sounds clear, crisp and even. Not got quite the bass response or stereo separation as the Zep but seems to me to do better stereo separation than the A7. Very easy to move about, the bass exhaust at the back proving a helpful finger hold! The evenness weakens at high volumes, loosing bass and top treble... but I didn't want it to run flat out at 80 watts! Everything balanced, this is near perfect for what I wanted: easier portability than the Zep even if not quite such robust, deep bass esp at high volumes.
My two main issues: (1) it really does need a string wifi signal to work seamlessly. If a bit out of range, it struggles. Potential solutions include connecting up to router using Ethernet cable or getting a second router (eg airport express). (2) there is audible hiss even at lowest volume when on. This is a problem when listening to some music with quiet or silent passages and with some movies. Not sure if this is going to kill it for me. I should say that it isn't as bad as some other common active speakers out there I've listened too and at least it's a hiss rather than a buzz. So, I'm giving it another few days.
In short, it isn't the Zep original, but its great for what it is. …
- Written by Daniel R from Southampton
3 of 5 people found this useful
Awesome sound, Awful airplay performance
Great sound however we found the signal to drop out far to frequently to make listening a pleasure. We tried all sorts with our ne Great sound however we found the signal to drop out far to frequently to make listening a pleasure. We tried all sorts with our network, even having the speaker close to the router. Unfortunately had to give up after a week for a refund after exhausting all set up possibilities. …
- Written by Offshore A from chertsey
8 of 10 people found this useful