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
- Connections : Wireless,AirPlay
- Height : 180 mm/7.1 in.
- Width : 300 mm/11.8 in.
- Weight : 3.6 kg
- Mfr. Part Number : FP33936
- UPC or EAN No. : 714346314935
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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 rom 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
59 of 61 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 edible,crisp and clear..A joy listen music in this thing ..
Totally worth it .. Well done once again .. …
- Written by Rolando G from London
51 of 58 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 ong.
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
39 of 42 people found this useful
does not perform as advertised
For Christmas '12 bought an A7 and an A5. The A7 works well, the A5 cannot hold a connection to the wireless. I have the latest Ai rport station. Add to frustration is sending an email to B&W and not getting any results from them. In order to send one email you have to enter so much information....various serial numbers, model numbers for the airport, what type of computer, software, etc. It is a bit maddening. There seems to be an acute issue with the software. I suggest you avoid this model, I am returning mine. …
- Written by Ercolino C from Newberg
1 of 2 people found this useful
B&W A5 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Im reading all frustration with the network issues, and so far I haven't experienced any. Im using AT&T UVerse in my home. works flawlessly so far (knock on wood). I used B&W control Version 1.0.3 (3339), setup on my mac laptop first then added apps to iphones, three different phones they all work great. Only drops happened when the phone was used for sms or other functions, occasionally. So far we are amazed at the sound quality. We tried different positions, we found that up high, at an angle, with a wall behind it, sounds best. It really fills a room up with quality sound. This is definitely the "party in a box" solution i was looking for. My daughter and her friends are planning an iPhone/A5 party. That will surely be the acid test. …
- Written by Felix M from Pembroke Pines
1 of 1 people found this useful
The B&W sounded amazing in the store, I bought 2 at £400 each. It has been so frustrating as they will not join my brand new IMac. (Feb 2013.) I could only get one at a time initially to link up with airplay but now neither will link and I am left with no sound but the IMac internal speakers. I have been told to buy cables for another £100.00.
Left feeling very disappointed. …
- Written by George D from Findon
2 of 5 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will the Bowers & Wilkins A5 airplay system allow BBC iPlayer Radio to stream to it from iPhone or iPad?
- Asked by Christopher M
- Mar 19, 2013
yes it does.
download the B&W app and then follow the instructions.
- Answered by Rob R
- Mar 17, 2013
I'd like to use the A5 as my primary audio source connected to my iMac. Can AirPlay be set up to stream all sounds and not just from iTunes?
- Asked by Matt W from Kirkwood
- Dec 3, 2012
You could use the line in from the headphone jack on your iMac for sure, as far as doing it wireless ly from Airplay to enable that, go to the System Preferences and then to sound, then click the output tab and choose the B&W's from the list of available outputs. …
- Answered by Christopher C from Bellflower
- Mar 11, 2013
Does this the B&W A5 have auto on when music is detected or do you need to use the remote and actually turn on the device each time you use it?
- Asked by Ryan B from New York
- Nov 25, 2012
As long as it is in sleep mode, and not standby mode, it will detect music coming from your network. Because it stays connected to the network in sleep mode, it will use more power when set up this way. …
- Answered by Matt W from Kirkwood
- Dec 3, 2012
- Asked by Matthew K from New York
- Nov 30, 2012
Yes simply go to settings, sound, output and choose the B&W's as your preferred speaker.
- Answered by Christopher C from Bellflower
- Mar 11, 2013
- Asked by Dylaina D from Brisbane
- Nov 23, 2012