With the Soundtouch® SA-5 amplifier, you can add your choice of speakers and experience a world of wireless music. Easily. The 100W per channel amplifier connects to your home Wi-Fi® network 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. A free app lets you explore music services, internet radio and your music library. Plus, it transforms your phone into a powerful remote so you can control your music, no matter where you are around your home. The SA-5 amplifier also has Bluetooth® connectivity and three AUX inputs so you can connect non-streaming sources, such as a CD player.
Pair with your choice of speakers for wireless music
- 100W per channel amplifier connects wirelessly to your home Wi-Fi network.
- Add more SoundTouch® systems to stream music throughout your home, or different music in different rooms
- SoundTouch® app transforms your phone or tablet into a powerful remote that keeps you in control of your music
- Press one of six presets in the app and your favorite music is playing
- Three aux inputs to connect non-streaming sources, such as a CD player
Exploring music with SoundTouch®
With SoundTouch®, you can discover and enjoy music more effortlessly than ever before. Wirelessly stream millions of songs through Spotify®, Pandora®, iHeartRadio™ and Deezer, as well as Internet radio stations and your own music library.
Grow your system
Start with one SoundTouch® system and add more whenever you want. They all work together to play the same music in every room, or different music in different rooms.
A free, powerful app
The SoundTouch® app lets you explore music services like Spotify and Deezer. It also gives you access to thousands of Internet radio stations and your stored music library, so you can always find the perfect soundtrack. The app also transforms your phone into a powerful remote so you can control your music from anywhere in your home.
Option to hardwire
The SA-5 amplifier has three aux inputs so you can connect non-streaming sources, such as a CD player. It can also run two pairs of speakers in parallel, so you can wire four speakers to the amp.
Bluetooth® built in
Soundtouch® systems now feature Bluetooth connectivity to stream music from any compatible device—whenever you want. This allows you to listen to even more sources, like YouTube.
Transform your current equipment
While the SA-5 amplifier powers your passive speakers, you can make your powered speakers smarter, too. Simply transform them—or your audio/video receiver—by adding the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter and stream music from your home Wi-Fi® or Bluetooth devices.
- SoundTouch® SA-5 amplifier:3” H x 7.25” W x 12” D (3.3 lbs)
- AC power
- USB connector for setup
- Ethernet connector
- Speaker outputs
- 3 aux input connectors (2 RCA pairs, 1 3.5 mm mini-stereo)
In the box
- SoundTouch® SA-5 amplifier
- Mounting bracket
- Mounting hardware
- AC (mains) power cord
- USB cable (Serves as a backup method for setup)
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.