B&W A5 Speaker with Apple AirPlay, Black

Product information

Purity, simplicity and stunning sound. The B&W A5 is built from the ground up to deliver the best in high-quality listening. It makes streaming your music a pleasure with its integrated AirPlay compatibility, putting an end to dragging your music around on hard drives. The A5 is also finished with attractive machined aluminium trim for a modern look that’s at home in any space.

Key benefits:

  • Designed for discretion. The B&W A5 is designed to perform in out-of-the-way areas with a compact design that’s right at home on bookshelves and desks.
  • Even though the B&W A5 is small in size - this doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on power. With a combined 80W output, it’s powerful enough to fill any room.
  • Apple AirPlay allows you to enjoy your music wirelessly or via Ethernet from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or computer through your network. Easy to use - your favourite tunes can follow you all over the house without tricky wired audio setups. A standard line-in port even lets you connect through a regular 3.5mm wire.
  • Digital signal processing and high-quality digital-to-analogue converters help produce the kind of natural, spacious sound you’d expect from much larger systems.
  • Dedicated drive units create a more natural soundscape. Two 1-inch Nautilus tube aluminium tweeters deliver soaring highs, and two 4-inch mid/low range drive units provide amazing boom and depth.
  • Enjoy three months membership to Society of Sound when your register your A5. Curated by Peter Gabriel and the London Symphony Orchestra this services will open up a world of lossless music downloads.
  • Take control of your listening - the A5 also comes with a handy remote control.
Brand
Bowers & Wilkins
Compatible with
AirPlay-enabled devices
Connections
Wi-Fi, Ethernet, 3.5mm minijack
Dimensions
H18 x W30 x D12cm
Eligible for International Delivery
NO
Model name / number
FP33928
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
NO
Power Supply
Mains
Radio tuner
NO
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound!
80W
Weight
3.6kg

Delivery

Click & collect

Free Click & Collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops for collection Thursday from 2pm
336 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops
Free

Standard UK delivery within 5 working days

Free

Next, named or Saturday UK delivery.

£6.95

Next/named working day UK delivery pre-10.30am.

£9.95

Collect+ from a local shop from Thursday - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

5000+ participating Collect+ shops
£3.00

International delivery not available

Returns

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, just return the products to us or to one of our shops. Unless faulty, we'd like this to be within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Depending on the type of product, you can make free returns via our shops, Royal Mail (or courier collection for large or heavy items), Collect+ or via MyHermes.

Find out more about returning products

Q & As

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B&W A5 Speaker with Apple AirPlay, Black 4.1 5 20 20
B&W A5 Speaker with Apple AirPlay, Black Great product for listening to music over internet and with the ability to move from room to room with ease. Sound quality very good. 07 August 2014
well designed, great sound I was quite nervous about choosing this product after numerous reviews stated that wireless connection could be an issue. we've connected the speaker via a talk talk router to an iPad, iPhone and through iTunes on a pc and connection has been flawless! The speaker does seem to benefit from being switched off at the mains every few days, otherwise it 'appears' to forget the connection details. power it on and off and those connection details are all still there though. 22 July 2014
So Sad Have just finished re-packing my A5 for return to John Lewis. It sound amazing but constant drop-outs of the wireless connection makes it unfit for purpose. Despite my best efforts it has not been possible to maintain a connection with any device (i-pad, i-phone or MacBook) in any area of the house. If you can make it work, you will love the A5. But good luck, you will need some! 12 May 2014
DO NOT BUY! I would urge EXTREME caution when considering buying this product. I bought it to use it mainly with my iphone and it has never worked properly at all. I live in a fairly small two bedroom flat yet I can only play music through airplay if my device is in the same room as the router. I have tried everything to resolve this - boosting the signal, changing the wireless channel etc but nothing works. Bowers and Wilkins' customer service has been very poor - they don't accept responsibility for the fault at all, and just say it's down to a weak wifi signal. I've had it for around six months now and am hoping I can persuade John Lewis to exchange it for another product. 14 April 2014
Fantastic sound, connectivity simple Had this up and running in about 5 mins using the iphone app. The sound is frankly amazing from such a small unit. Nice tight punch bass without overpowering everything. Have heard details in my music collection I had never noticed before. Much better than my existing Bose kit which sounds quite muddy and overly bassy. 30 March 2014
If only I could hear it I bought this as a present for my wife however we could not get it to sync with our wi-fi. We needed it to sync using my wife's laptop in her office so that she could listen whilst working. Unfortunately the Airplay app then interfered with the startup of the laptop. As this is for her business she rejected the idea and I am going to have to return it without even hearing it work which is a shame. I should have realised I was on to a loser when the Apple expert at John Lewis Kingston couldn't get the display model to work with his iPad. I suspect that the Airplay app has some compatibility issues with certain networks, in this case TalkTalk. 05 January 2014
Great sound but dire connectivity Purchased the A5 unit based upon great reviews from multiple sources (magazines and respected websites). The A5 was easy to setup but almost immediately started dropping the Airplay connection - either intermittent loss of signal (annoying) to completely losing the A5 from the iPad/iPhone Airplay selection. Sound of system was great - very good acoustics and beautiful design of unit. Exactly what I was looking for in a system but 100% let down by connectivity... Tried numerous troubleshooting options including new wireless router (Apple) but unsuccessful. B&W website partially useful. Returned the B&W A5 to John Lewis and am awaiting the outcome of return to B&W. Not hopeful as it is Airplay itself letting setup down, not the A5 hardware. 17 December 2013
Stopped working after 4 months Great Sound - but stopped working today . hopefully exchange in store tomorrow 08 December 2013
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£399.00


Product code :

82370743

Additional services

  • 2 year guarantee included


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