Pair with your choice of speakers for wireless music anywhere
With the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier, you can add nearly any passive speaker and experience a world of wireless music. Easily. The 100W per channel amplifier works with your home Wi-Fi® network, Bluetooth®, and Apple AirPlay 2 and is part of an entire family of Bose products for every room of your home that lets you explore, organize and easily play your favorite music. And the free app gives you total control of the listening experience no matter where you are in the house. The SA-5 amplifier also has three AUX ports so you can connect non-streaming sources, such as a CD player.
EXPLORING MUSIC WITH SOUNDTOUCH
When it comes to what you want to hear, you have so many options. With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility, you can wirelessly stream whatever you want, however you want. Browse your favorite music services, like Apple Music or Spotify®, or play anything from your phone or tablet. If you can get it on your device, you can hear it through the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier. Music services may vary.
The beauty of SoundTouch systems is that they’re made to grow with you. If you start with the SA-5 amplifier hooked up to outdoor speakers, you can add more anytime: it could be in-ceiling speakers in the basement, your home stereo in your living room, then a SoundTouch 10 speaker for the kitchen. Sync them all together to play the same music in every room, or different music in different rooms. They’re made for the way you live, and the way you listen.
Fast, simple control of all your music
Experience your favorite music from your SoundTouch speaker with the SoundTouch app. SoundTouch lets you take total control of your listening experience, right from your smartphone or tablet. Browse popular music services like Spotify® and Deezer, Internet radio stations through TuneIn, or your stored music library. Easily personalize presets for one-touch access to the music you love, and control one or many SoundTouch speakers around your home.
Bluetooth built in
SoundTouch-enabled systems feature Bluetooth connectivity to stream music from any compatible device—whenever you want. This allows you to listen to even more sources, like YouTube.
Option to hardwire
The SA-5 amplifier has three aux inputs so you can connect non-streaming sources, like a CD player. It can also run two pairs of speakers in parallel, so you can wire four speakers to the amp.
- SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier:7.7 cm H x 18.4 cm W x 30 cm D (1.5 kg)
- AC power
- USB connector for setup
- Ethernet connector
- Speaker outputs
- 3 aux input connectors (2 RCA pairs, 1 3.5 mm mini-stereo)
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
- SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier
- Mounting bracket
- Mounting hardware
- AC (mains) power cord
Is the amplifier compatible with Bose Home Speaker family products?
The products cannot be grouped together through a Bose app. SoundTouch products use the SoundTouch app; while the Bose Home Speaker family uses the Bose Music app. However, Apple device owners can use Apple AirPlay 2 to group the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier with Bose Home Speaker family products for multi-room synchronized playback. Apple AirPlay 2 requires a Wi-Fi connection.
Can I connect the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier to my existing Bose speakers?
Most passive stereo speakers will work with the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier. These include 151 SE environmental speakers, 251 environmental speakers, Free Space 51 environmental speakers, 161 speaker system, 201 Direct/Reflecting speaker system, 301 Direct/Reflecting speaker system, Acoustimass 3 and Acoustimass 5 stereo speaker systems, Virtually Invisible 591 in-ceiling speakers, Virtually Invisible 691 in-wall speakers, Virtually Invisible 791 in-ceiling speakers and Virtually Invisible 891 in-wall speakers. The Bose 901 speakers are active speakers and therefore will not work with the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier.
Can I connect to speakers from other manufacturers?
Yes. If using a single pair of speakers, any speaker rated at 4 ohms or higher is compatible. When running two pairs of speakers, we recommend using speakers rated no lower than 8 ohms.
How many speakers can an SA-5 amplifier power?
Two speaker connectors allow for the connection of two pairs of speakers in parallel in order to power two rooms or put four speakers in a larger space. All attached speakers will work together as one SoundTouch zone.
Can I use the SA-5 amplifier to power my existing Bose speakers in parallel?
The SA-5 amplifier can power most Bose passive speakers in parallel. These include 251 environmental speakers, Free Space 51 environmental speakers, 161 speaker system, 201 Direct/Reflecting speaker system, Acoustimass 5 stereo speaker system, Virtually Invisible 591 in-ceiling speakers, Virtually Invisible 691 in-wall speakers, Virtually Invisible 791 in-ceiling speakers and Virtually Invisible 891 in-wall speakers. Bose passive speakers that cannot be powered in parallel include 151 SE environmental speakers, 301 Direct/Reflecting speaker system, Acoustimass 3 stereo speaker system and 901 Direct/Reflecting speaker system.
How do you control the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier?
You control the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier with the free SoundTouch app on your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Does the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier have an auxiliary input?
Yes. The SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier has three auxiliary inputs, including two pairs of RCAs and one 3.5 mm mini-stereo jack.
Can the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier be used outdoors?
No. The SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier is neither designed for nor protected from placement that may expose it to rain, condensation, ice, salt water, extreme heat or other weather conditions. It can be used with outdoor speakers, but must be placed inside while the speakers are outside.
Where should the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier be installed?
The SA-5 should not be placed in a metal wall panel or cabinet and should instead be placed in a non-metal entertainment center, like one made of wood, in order to allow for optimal Wi-Fi® connectivity. If the SA-5 is wired to Ethernet, it may be placed in a metal wall panel or cabinet, as long as the location of the SA-5 is well-ventilated.
Can multiple SoundTouch SA-5 amplifiers be installed in an amplifier rack?
Yes. It is possible to install multiple SoundTouch SA-5 amplifiers in an amplifier rack. Please refer to the Owner’s guide for appropriate spacing.
What audio formats are supported by SoundTouch systems?
MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, FLAC and Apple Lossless formats are supported.
Does the amplifier support AirPlay?
Yes. Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility allows access to Apple Music and other music services via a Wi-Fi connection.