Bowers & Wilkins are renowned for producing some of the worlds most highly regarded speaker systems and the A7 is no exception to this. The A7 utilises B&W's best-quality audio engineering and expertise knowledge on electronics and combines this knowledge and experience in to a neat and stylish box, reliant on Apple's excellent wireless streaming technology, 'AirPlay. The A7 has been described as a 'fully-fledged streaming hi-fi in a single, discreet unit'.
Playing music through the A7 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.
The A7 is able to stream (using AirPlay) music from your preferred music related apps, including Last.fm, Pandora and Mixcloud. The A7 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 A7 makes use of a hefty 6" Kevlar-reinforced subwoofer in order to provide a full, deep bass sound while the four high quality, specially designed stereo drivers deliver excellent dispersion and a natural sound. Combined with five dedicated audiophile Class D amplifiers, the P7 offers an exceptionally impressive audio quality and clarity.
When audio is wirelessly transmitted to the A7, its on-board 96kHz/24bit DAC reduces unwanted noise and drastically increases dunamic range to provide a more detailed and natural sound from the high-quality drive units. One of the most recognisable B&W-specific technologies used within the A7 is 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.
B&W A7 wireless music system specifications
||Wireless Music System
||Apple® AirPlay® technology
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
High Quality Class-D amplifier
Switch mode power supply
USB streaming from PC / Mac®
||2x 25mm (1.0in) Nautilus™ tube aluminium tweeter
2x 75mm (3.0in) Midrange
1x 150mm (6.0in) Subwoofer
||40Hz - 36kHz ±3dB on reference axis
||-6dB at 36Hz and 42kHz
|Amplifier power output
||2x 25W (tweeter)
2x 25W (midrange)
1x 50W (subwoofer)
||100V - 240V ~ 50/60Hz
|Rated power consumption
|Standby power consumption
||Network (RJ45 Ethernet or Wi-Fi)
Auxiliary - analogue / optical digital (3.5mm mini jack)
Streaming, synchronization & firmware upgrades (USB 2.0)
||Glass filed ABS
||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.
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|Under £50 Orders
|Over £50 Orders
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