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The versatile A5 wireless system is an ideal choice for tight spaces,and delivers a remarkably solid acoustic performance - a great AirPlay speaker.


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  • A5
  • A5
  • A5
Hi-Fi sound performance
Hi-fi sound performance

Digital signal processing and high quality digital-to-analogue converters help produce the kind of spacious sound you’d expect from a much bigger speaker.

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 <0.5W
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 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 manual

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A5 manual or Quickstart Guide.

Control app

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Three months free membership to
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Reviews (3)


Phone Cruncher - April 2015Read the full review

"If you pump up the volume, the A5 will take it all in its stride - but be warned this thing gets ridiculously loud. The B&W A5 sounds magnificent. It certainly lives up to its 'convenience without compromise' billing. Every home should have one."


PC Advisor - June 2013Read the full review

"B&W's A5 is a great-quality compact wireless speaker and can fill a medium-size room with distortion-free music. We played a variety of test tracks from pop to rock as well as jazz and classical, and the A5 handled all with aplomb."


Airplay Speakers - May 2013Read the full review

"The A5 delivers a full, detailed sound and at impressive volume. It really is great. Excellent build quality and incredible sound it is certainly value for money."


T3 - February 2013Read the full review

"The B&W A5 is one of the finest wireless speakers we've tested - highly impressive sound. It might only be the size of a toaster but the B&W A5 belts out a full, detailed sound at impressive volume.- sensational for the kitchen, bedroom or office. The A5 is the little black dress of speakers – elegant audio executed excellently."


What Hi-Fi - January 2013Read the full review

"Put the A5 in a real home environment and it will shine. There are few AirPlay docks at this price that can challenge it in design and performance – B&W has another superstar on its hands."


Digital Trends - November 2012Read the full review

"One of the best AirPlay music systems on the market today. Its refined tonal character puts it a few steps above much of the lower-priced competition, and its bass output can be stunning given proper placement."


ITProPortal - November 2012Read the full review

"A5 is undoubtedly a high quality system at moderate-to-high volumes, and its sleek, simple design will blend well in a variety of settings."


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