Bowers & Wilkins A5 AirPlay® Wireless Speaker, purity, simplicity, stunning sound. A5 is built from the ground up to deliver the best in high-quality audio and intuitive wireless streaming from Apple's AirPlay®, in a discreet system that fits almost anywhere.
Wireless Music With AirPlay®
Think of a tune, then play it - instantly. Apple's AirPlay wirelessly streams music from your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® straight to A5. It can stream from iTunes on a networked Mac or PC too - high-quality, lossless audio files as well as MP3s. You control your music, wherever you are, via your device. It’s time to set your music free.
Listening How You Like It
AirPlay on A5 works seamlessly with your favourite music apps, like Last.fm, Pandora and Mixcloud. However you like to get music, via lossless audio, MP3 or a cloud service, you can tune in on A5.
A5 is designed simply 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.
Nautilus™ Tapering Tubes
Not all sound is a good sound. A5 features tube-loaded tweeters first seen on our flagship Nautilus™ speaker. Rear reflections in the cabinet are absorbed by the design, to ensure pure high frequencies.
Getting a new A5 up and running in your home couldn't be easier. With the free Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay app, it’s a breeze to set up and manage. The app will walk you through the simple steps to connect your A5 to Wi-Fi, and choose and manage your settings, all wirelessly. Because we’re sure you'd rather be listening to great music than messing about with cables or flicking through manuals.
Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming technology works with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, or Mac and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later. A5 features both 802.11G wi-fi and an Ethernet port for direct, cable control and the free Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay app makes sure wireless connection is easy.
Stay In Control
Play and control music wirelessly, anywhere in the room. Or, with more than one A5 forming a multiroom system, walk your music from room to room effortlessly in the palm of your hand.
Bowers & Wilkins’s Flowport™ minimises turbulence in the same way as a golf ball. Dimples on the surface generate tiny eddy currents over which air can flow smoothly and, above all, silently. It’s a perfect hole. But don’t use it for putting practice. If golf balls did not have a dimpled surface, even Tiger Woods would have difficulty reaching 200 metres with his best drive. Dimples improve the way the air flows over the surface of any object. In the case of reflex ports, they offer a significant improvement over simply flaring the portends by reducing airflow turbulence at each end of the port; so you get less chuffing noise and less compression at high sound levels.
Years of Experience
Bowers & Wilkins has been designing and making speakers since 1965. Key innovations from those decades of audio engineering experience are used to ensure that A5 sounds simply pristine.
- Active 2.0 speaker system
- 3.5mm analogue input, USB 2.0 for PC connection, streaming and software upgrades
- 2 x 100mm long-throw mid/ woofers, neodymium motor
- 2 x 25mm Nautilus tube-loaded tweeters
- Digital amplifier 4 x 20W power output
- Apple® AirPlay® technology
- Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
- High Quality Class-D amplifier
- Switch mode power supply
- Remote control