When hooked up to any speakers, the Bose SoundTouch SA-5 Amplifier can bring you an entire world of music. Each channel on the amplifier has 100W of power to provide clear sound in any part of the house and with the SoundTouch system, you can connect it to other SoundTouch devices to play the music in every room or play different music in each room at the same time. Bluetooth is built in so you can connect the audio amplifier to your Wi-Fi and gain access to your personal song library, hit up the Internet for premium music services like Spotify and Deezer or tune into Internet Radio. Everything is controlled through the app so you can adjust the volume or the music selection from your smartphone or tablet. With three aux ports there is also the option to plug the home amplifier into non-streaming sources like a CD player.
With the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier, you can add speakers and experience a world of wireless music using your home Wi-Fi network. Easily. The 100W per channel amplifier is part of an entire family of Bose products for every room of your home. Start with one and add more whenever you want. They all work together to stream the same music in every room or different music in different rooms. A free, powerful app lets you explore music services like Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Deezer. It also gives you access to thousands of Internet radio stations and your stored music library. Plus, it transforms your phone into a powerful remote so you can control your favorite music, no matter where you are. And with Bluetooth connectivity built in, you can listen to whatever you want from any Bluetooth device.
With the SoundTouch app, you just set your favorite music to six presets the SoundTouch systems around the house remember. No matter where the music comes from. Your favorite Pandora station on one, your latest Spotify playlist on another, even those rare tracks saved on your computer…you choose. Simply press the preset and the music starts.
The SA-5 amplifier has three aux inputs so you can connect non-streaming sources, such as a CD player. The SA-5 amplifier can also run two pairs of speakers in parallel, so you can wire 4 speakers to the amp. And there’s a bracket included for convenient wall mounting.
Bose SoundTouch SA-5 Amplifier Features:
Add your speakers and experience a world of wireless music. Easily.
100W per channel amplifier connects wirelessly to your home Wi-Fi network.
Press one of six presets in the app and your favorite music is playing. It’s as easy as your car radio.
Part of an entire family of Bose sound. From one-piece music systems, to outdoor speakers, to home theater systems.
Add more SoundTouch systems to stream music throughout your home. Or different music in different rooms.
Free app transforms your phone into a powerful remote that keeps you in control of your music, no matter where you are.
Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Deezer are integrated into the SoundTouch app to make it even easier. Also, choose from thousands of Internet radio stations and your entire stored music library.
Bluetooth compatible so you can wirelessly stream any music from any smartphone or tablet.
Three aux inputs to connect non-streaming sources, such as a CD player.
Able to power two pairs of speakers in parallel.
Bracket included for convenient wall mounting.
100W per channel amplifier provides plenty of power
Home stereo amplifier has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for easy connectivity anywhere in your house
Free SoundTouch app gives you control from your mobile device so you can move about freely
SoundTouch SA-5 Amplifier can access your music library, major music services like Spotify and Deezer or Internet Radio
3 aux inputs give you the option to hardwire the stereo amplifier to non-streaming sources such as a CD player
Personalize your system with one touch access to 6 available presets
I bought the Bose SoundTouch 10 for my wife's office. I loved the sound so much I bought the Bose SoundTouch 20 for our kitchen. Now I wanted to integrate my whole house speaker system with SoundTouch system. I bought the SA-5 amplifiers to hook up our Family Room, Living Room and Master Bedroom ceiling speakers. Now we can have our old wired ceiling speakers working with the other Bose SoundTouch speakers. I had a old OSD Amp before which produced great sound but the SA-5s some how made our old speakers sound just a little bit better. My wife love how easy it is now to play her music throughout the house using Bose SoundTouch app on her iPhone, iPad or Mac. I only have one problem with the system, I would love to use the Aux input on the SA-5 and be able to send it to my other Bose SoundTouch 10 or 20 speaker. I was told when I bought the SA-5 by the salesman that Bose is working on a software patch to fix the Aux in issue. Bose please do, then this would be a perfect amp
Great option to enable streaming to wired speakers
One “enhancement” I would expect in the future from the Bose engineers is the ability to run the A speakers and B speakers individually from the amp…like a receiver would. In most cases it probably doesn’t matter that the two sets of speakers have sound at the same time, but in my case I have a set of speakers in my family room and a set of speakers outside on the deck. My family room speakers are the “A” speakers and the outside speakers are the “B” speakers and both sets would be always on. As to not blow the neighbors away, I came up with a low tech solution that works just fine. I bought an old school A/B switch and this enables me to run A (inside), B (outside) or both together. Ideally this would be achievable through the SA-5 amp or the Bose SoundTouch amp.
I bought this product 3 weeks ago!, super easy to install very straight forward. Your music everywhere, always connected without wires. I have a pair of Bose 251 before. They work perfectly. The sound is flawless at living room or your patio, your favorite spot it will be awesome with your music, you can connect all the devices that you want at the same time, computer, laptop, tablet... Five stars product!. our money worth.
I just got it directly from a Bose store, and the assistance received to fully understand its capabilities, and specs was above great! It did not take that mucho to convince me about how great and really simple it is to get full pure great loud sound with the name quality from Bose behind. I downloaded the app to run in my mac, it took a while to fully sync my music library, but once finished it was just delightful listening to it with these great amplifier, connected to a nice pair of Bose 301V set of speakers. The amplifier is light, easy to setup and very convenient to have it wall mounted, or just on the shelf. Design itself its great, doesn't makes any noise at all, and doesn't heats up. Really Amazing!
Really good product, but there should be the possibility to run speakers A and speaker B differently (e.g. one switched off, the other switched on or one volume at 8, the other one volume at 5). For such an expensive amplifier, this should allowed by the app.
I have been wanting to update my whole house speaker system I have 10 SA-3 amps running off an old Lifestyle system. I recently added my first SA-5. It was up and going in minutes. The longest part was stripping the new wires which took 5 minutes. The software with the wireless features is ideal. It has to be dirt simply to keep my wife happy and sophisticated to keep me happy. It accomplishes both. I am able to put Pandora through our house with multiple zone control. I am able to use my library on my Mac, my McIntosh digital server through the addressable inputs. I am a happy camper. Easy, easy, efficient, powers four speakers without a problem and my wife is happy, whew
I currently have 10 Sa-3 amps on an old lifestyle 38. They work great. I stream through my computer and cell phone and have had a very nice experience. I bought an SA_5 with the thought of converting my system to all SA-5s. The amp is nice and concept good. Easy to set up. The software could be better: 1. There should be better bass, treble, balance control. 2. There should be independent control of speakers A/B 3. There should be rebroadcast capabilities 4. There should be surround sound capacity for fixed in wall speakers. I have a total of 16 ceiling speakers in 5 rooms and 4 outdoor speakers. I would love it if they could give me more flexibility. Niles systems have a nice product but I don't feel their iPhone app is as easy to use as Bose. Make these changes and I will buy 5 more SA-5s and put speakers in my other 6 rooms.
My first Bose Stereo was 1977. I have been upgrading my whole house Bose system to the SoundTouch this year. My complaint was that I couldn't connect my TV and it needed more sources for the app. Bose listened on the first two and is working on the latter. One great thing is they can update the software automatically. I bought two SA-5's and will finish the house soon.
Great wireless Amp, needing some add'l development
I debated a long time between the Sonos and Bose wireless systems. I finally started with a Soundtouch 120 based on greater flexibility in source inputs and slightly lower cost. I am very happy with the sound bar and sub in this room. A couple weeks later I added a wireless SA5 amp to drive existing wired speakers and plan additional Bose wireless speakers and possibly SA5 additions throughout the house. The 120 and SA5 pair well when streaming from Pandora, Spotify, my music library, etc. At a slightly lower price and higher power output I would probably rate 5 stars; however, additional software development is also needed so that HDMI and optical inputs to the 120 and Aux inputs to the SA5 can also be paired within a Soundtouch group and played everywhere or within defined zones throughout the house. For example, it would be nice to add a SA5 to the 120 to have rear surround sound thru existing wired speakers. I did understand this limitation at time of purchase. I'd rate SA5 installation, WiFi connection to Soundtouch app, etc. as moderately time consuming (30-60 min). I work in technology.
The unit works as advertised but like others I was disappointed to find that the A and B speakers cannot operate independently and I had to buy an additional switch to accomplish this. Seems just lazy and is a bit misleading. Also a solid user manual for the controller app should be included with the unit. After downloading the app. I re-initiallized the speakers several times. It took me a bit of time to figure out that this only appears to be the case when you try to "play everywhere" before you have picked a source for one unit and then used that unit as a the basis for "play everywhere". I see at least one reviewer has been put of the product by this. A good set of instructions would help.
After using this amplifier for slightly over a month, here are my pros and cons: (Used together with BOSE 251 environmental speaker set) PROS: - small footprint - stays cool even when driven hard - great idea, ideal for a secondary amplifier for additional room or porch, not as the main amplifier. CONS: - lack of more varied input connections, i.e. optical and digital coaxial - limited sound customization options - lack of physical remote - unintuitive application layout - non standard speaker wire connectors
The SoundTouch SA-5 has great sound. But is very lacking in sound control. Desperately needs separate speaker control and needs control of range of sound. Need to be able to control A and B volumes separately and more bass control would be a great improvement. The only tone control on the app is the ability to reduce the bass. No way to turn it up. Bass is way too low at reduced volumes. To really get a good bass effect. The volume has to be too loud for comfortable listening.
I was a bit frustrated having to re-enter my WEP with every WIFI glitch. With software update, it's working like it should now! Woot!! Keep those improvements coming!! If I were to add a couple wishes, an optical "audio in" port would be very awesome and A/B option. Presently, I need A/B switch clutter.. Thanks
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