Bowers & Wilkins A5 Wireless Music System

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The A5 is a pure, simple and sonically stunning, wirelss audio system. The unit has been designed entirely to provide the best in high fidelity audio, while utilising Apple 's Airplay technology for lossless audio transmission. Compact in size, big in sound - the A5 can easily sit anywhere in your home and fill your life with the joy of music.

Playing music through the A5 is as easy as thinking about it. Simply select the speaker from the AirPlay menu and hit play on your Apple device to immediately begin listening to your favourite songs in both high-quality lossless audio and space-saving MP3 formats. You can stream audio from iTunes on your Mac or PC as well. Airplay also lets you group speakers together, meaning that multiple A5's can act as a multi-room system, walk between rooms and hear your music throughout.

The A5 is able to stream (using AirPlay) music from your preferred music related apps, including, Pandora and Mixcloud. The A5 is able to wirelessly and easily playback your music no matter, whether it be through lossless audio, MP3 or a cloud-based streaming service. 

The A5 borrows the same technology found within the drivers of the M-1 speakers, as well as anti-resonance plug technology and dimpled flowports. This, when used in conjunction with the A5's integrated high-qualitu DACs and processors, results in a digital signal essentially untainted by unwanted distortion, with a large and vibrant sound - despite coming from a surprisingly compact system
One of the most recognisable B&W-specific technologies used within the A7 5s the use of the tube-loaded tweeters, first found in their flagship Nautilus speaker. Rear reflections within the cabinet of the unit are absorbed by the design to promise pure high frequency sounds.  

The dedicated Bowers & Wilkins Control App guides you through the few steps needed to activate the unit, providing a swift and convenient set-up process.


Model  A5 
Description   Wireless Music System
Technical features  Apple® AirPlay® technology
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
High Quality Class-D amplifier
Switch mode power supply
Remote control
Drive units  2x 25mm (1.0in) Nautilus™ tube aluminium tweeter
2x 100mm (4.0in) Mid and low range 
Frequency response  47Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis 
Frequency range  -6dB at 40Hz and 24kHz 
 Amplifier power output 2x 20W (tweeter)
2x 20W (midrange) 
Input voltage  100V - 240V ~ 50/60Hz 
Rated power consumption 48W 
Standby power consumption
Inputs Network (RJ45 Ethernet or Wi-Fi)
Auxiliary - analogue (3.5mm mini jack) 
Height 180mm
Width 300mm
Depth 120mm
Net weight 3.6kg
Enclosure Glass filed ABS
Grilles Black cloth
AirPlay compatibility iPhone,
iPod touch
with iOS 4.3.3 or later,
Mac with
OS X Mountain Lion,
or Mac
and PC with iTunes
10.2.2 or later

Customer Reviews

Lovely looks and top quality build and sound Review by Stephen Andrews
My friends reaction to my new A5 was OMG, I'm so jealous! The sound quality of the A5 is every bit as good as I'd hoped, and the quality feel and build justifies the price. Fast delivery from Hifi Gear. (Posted on 06/08/2013)

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.

Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.

*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A


Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:

Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25

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