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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
Model A7 Description Wireless Music System Technical features Apple® AirPlay® technology
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
High Quality Class-D amplifier
Switch mode power supply
USB streaming from PC / Mac®
Drive units 2x 25mm (1.0in) Nautilus™ tube aluminium tweeter
2x 75mm (3.0in) Midrange
1x 150mm (6.0in) Subwoofer
Frequency response 40Hz - 36kHz ±3dB on reference axis Frequency range -6dB at 36Hz and 42kHz Amplifier power output 2x 25W (tweeter)
2x 25W (midrange)
1x 50W (subwoofer)
Input voltage 100V - 240V ~ 50/60Hz Rated power consumption 100 W Standby power consumption <0.5W Inputs Network (RJ45 Ethernet or Wi-Fi)
Auxiliary - analogue / optical digital (3.5mm mini jack)
Streaming, synchronization & firmware upgrades (USB 2.0)
Height 220mm Width 360mm Depth 160mm Net weight 5.7kg Enclosure Glass filed ABS Grilles Black cloth AirPlay compatibility 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.
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 http://www.interlinkexpress.com 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 Costs Mainland UK (Next-Day) Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly Islands Republic 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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