SoundTouch Wireless Music System: The SoundTouch SA-5 is
part of the
Bose SoundTouch wireless music ecosystem which allows you to play music
throughout your home. The SoundTouch ecosystem is able to stream music
wirelessly throughout your house over your home's WiFi network; it even works
with your Bluetooth devices. With SoundTouch, you can stream Internet radio,
select music services, and your music library throughout your home. A free Bose
app transforms your Apple iOS or Android mobile device into the system's remote
SoundTouch Amplifier: Connect the versatile Bose SoundTouch
SA-5 amplifier system to your choice of loudspeakers and enjoy wireless access
to Internet radio, select online music services, and your music library. The
SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier is rated at 100 watts x 2 channels (in 8Ω, at
20-20kHz, with 0.5% THD). It can run two pairs of speakers in parallel, so you
can wire up to four speakers to the amp (all attached speakers will work
together as one SoundTouch zone). The amplifier features Bose proprietary
digital signal processing technology, digital volume control, and thermal
overload protection. The amplifier feature screw-type speaker terminals that
will accept between 18- to 14-gauge speaker wire.
Note: If using a single pair of speakers, use speakers rated at 4-ohms or
higher. When running two pairs of speakers, use
speakers rated no lower than 8-ohms.
Multiroom Audio: You can link up to four SoundTouch wireless
components together for a multiroom/multisource audio experience. You are able
to play the same music source or different music source on each SoundTouch
system, using the SoundTouch app on your Apple iOS/Android device or Windows/Mac
- Compatible Sources: Internet radio & online music
services, as well as computer & Bluetooth audio streaming can be distributed
to multiple rooms.
- Non-Compatible Sources: The Aux input does not support
multiroom audio distribution.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The SoundTouch SA-5
amp offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) connection to your home
network. The amplifier features a rear-panel Ethernet R-J45 port and built-in
WiFi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4/5.0GHz). The amp's network connection can be setup
initially from the SoundTouch Controller App on your Apple iOS (5.1.1+) device
or Android (4.0.3+) smartphone/tablet. You can also use the included
microUSB-to-USB cable, along with the SoundTouch Controller App for system setup
from your Windows PC (XP/7/8) or Mac (OS X 10.68+) computer.
SoundTouch Controller App: The Bose SoundTouch Controller
app is required for initial setup and control of the Bose SoundTouch music
system. The Bose SoundTouch Controller app can be downloaded on your Apple iOS
iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, or Mac computer. Now
you'll be able to setup and control the SoundTouch system from your Apple iOS or
Android device, or from your Windows or Mac computer. Once initial setup is
complete, you can use this app to explore Internet radio, select online music
services, or browse your music library from your home network and computer for
playback on the Bose SoundTouch system.
- For Apple iOS or Android: You can download the free
SoundTouch Controller app (from
App Store or
Google Play Store) onto your Apple iOS (iOS 5.1.1+) or Android (4.0.3+)
device so you can setup and control the Bose system from your mobile device.
- For Windows PC or Mac Computer: The SoundTouch
Controller app for Windows & Mac lets you setup and control the Bose
SoundTouch system from your Windows PC (XP/7/8) or Mac computer (OS X
10.6.8+). Simply install the
SoundTouch app onto your Windows PC or Mac computer.
Variety Of Music Sources: The Bose SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier
supports a variety of music options; including Internet Radio, select online
music services, music files stored on your computer, as well as stored music &
music apps on your Apple iOS or Android device.
- Internet Radio & Online Music: The SoundTouch system
lets you play Internet radio stations from around the world. You also get
access to the Pandora,
Connect, iHeart Radio,
and Deezer (coming
soon) online music services. More music services will be added in the
- Music Stored On Your Computer: The SoundTouch SA-5
can play back MP3, WMA, AAC. and ALAC music files that are managed by iTunes
or Windows Media Player on your Windows or Mac computer. You computer must
be connected to the same wired or wireless home network as the SoundTouch
- Bluetooth Music Streaming: With built-in Bluetooth, the
SoundTouch SA-5 can wirelessly plays back stored music and music apps from
your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iOS iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android
smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, or other Bluetooth
compatible device. You can pair up to eight devices with one actively
connected. You will need to setup
the SoundTouch SA-5 on your WiFi network and perform all system updates
before you can pair your Bluetooth device and stream audio.
Aux Inputs: The SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier has three
auxiliary inputs, including two sets of stereo RCA inputs and one 3.5mm minijack
input. The Aux input is not redistributed for multiroom audio.
Six Presets: You can personalize six presets to your
favorite streaming music services and Internet radio stations, or playlists,
artists, albums, and songs from your computer's music library. The presets can
easily be set, changed, and accessed directly on the system or with the free
SoundTouch app on your Apple iOS/Android device or Windows/Mac computer. You
cannot set presets for Bluetooth or the Aux input.
Mounting Options: You can simply place the SoundTouch SA-5 amp on a
table-top, stand, shelf, or other piece of AV furniture with a flat-surface. You
can also mount the amplifier on a wall with the provided mounting bracket and
Note: 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.
AC Power: The SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier operates off of
standard household current using its internal power supply and detachable 5' AC power cord.
USB Port (Setup Only): The microUSB (type-B) port on the
back of the SA-5 amp is for setup only. This USB port is
not designed to playback or charge smartphones, tablets, thumbdrives, or
other similar devices.