Bose® - SoundTouch® SA-5 Amplifier - Black

Enjoy your favorite music easily with this Bose® SoundTouch® SA-5 amplifier, which offers Bluetooth and auxiliary inputs for simple wired and wireless connectivity. Download the SoundTouch® app to control your music from your phone.

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$499.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • SoundTouch SA-5 Amplifier
  • AC power cord, USB cable, mounting bracket and hardware
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (34 out of 35)

Features


Smart Enabled

Get access to a world of instant entertainment with this product. Just connect to the Internet and stream movies, listen to music, and access a wide variety of other content.

  • Spotify
  • Pandora
  • iHeartRadio
  • Deezer
  • iTunes

Connect to your Wi-Fi network

To access Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Deezer music services.

100W of power

Offers robust audio.

Bluetooth, a 3.5mm auxiliary input and 2 RCA ports

Stream wirelessly or plug in to enjoy your favorite music.

Download the SoundTouch® app

Control your music from your compatible mobile device, access Internet radio stations or play music from your own library for flexibility.

Works with Amazon Alexa

Voice control your music by telling Amazon Alexa what to play

Mountable

With the included bracket and hardware.

For additional information please see the Specifications Tab


Overall customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Home audio distribution solution, A+ Bose!

    Posted
    Aknotious
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is an exciting product from an AWESOME company. Bose really brought their "A" game with the sound touch line of devices. I added speakers to my patio cover and needed a solution. The house was not pre-wired for audio, so whole home automation and audio distribution was not in the cards, until I found this gem. Installation is a snap, run speaker cable, install speakers (add speaker selector if needed), plug in amp, install sound touch app...DONE. It was that easy. The SA-5 has built in steaming audio apps which saves your mobile device from having to provide the music and burn up data and battery life, however a Bluetooth connection is available if needed. I rarely use Bluetooth since the SA-5 is connected to my network and streams music directly from Pandora. The sound touch app connects you to all of the sound touch devices connected to your network. Need music in 3 rooms of your home and a patio cover? Bose sound touch devices can be used to create the whole home audio distribution you desire. Install the SA-5 for those speakers outside, then install any of the sound touch systems in the remaining rooms; sound touch 130 sound bar for the TV, sound touch 10 (20 or 30) in the bedroom and den. Connect them all to your home network, and BOOM, whole home audio distribution installed. You can play different music on all sound touch devices in each room, or you can play the same music on all of them! And it's all controlled through the app on your mobile device. It's really exciting and forward thinking from Bose. Great job to the people at Bose, thank you for making such a seamless integration of audio content and distribution for consumers without pre-wired systems. Kudos!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Using outdoor speaker system

    Posted
    Mwynn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The sound it puts out is really great. From time to time, I have to turn it off and back on due to crackling in the speakers.. this reset makes them operate fine. The receiver set up easily to my amazon and satellite radio accounts, but I am disappointed that I cannot easily stream the music that I already own through my phone. There is a work around, but come on,,, it’s 2017... I assumed the receiver would work like my bose wireless and I could air play, however, this will not work. I do like that the amp is good for unlike the competition which I believe was only 100watts. Overall, I am happy with it and again, the sound is really nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Additional Featuren Needed.

    Posted
    BigDB
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased two units only one of has came in. The unit was easy to install. They don't say in the setup guide how to remove the connectors. After looking at the unit for a while I figured out that they just pulled out. I thought there might be a clip or something & didn't want to break the connector before I even got started. I connected a pair of speakers in two separate rooms. It was easy to setup both Pandora & Sirius XM. The app. is easy to use. The only reason I didn't rate this a 5 is because there is not a way to control the volume of the speakers separately. That would be a nice feature to have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bose delivers

    Posted
    mcarroll
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As usual and as expected, this amp does a great job pushing power to all 4 of my outdoor speakers. I have it driving a pair of 151 series speakers and a pair of 251 series speakers. It does so with perfect and consistent performance. It has also proven to maintain a dependable connection to my house wi-fi so there is never a disruption or hiccup in service. Excellent device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Separate controls needed

    Posted
    WashingDad
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The Bose SA5 is great as it allows you to use existing speakers. It allows 2 sets of speakers to be attached but they are controlled together....there should be separate controls for each set of speakers. I ran the output into a splitter so I can control the 2 sets of speakers. Amp puts out enough power that sound isn't an issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Airplay just doesn't work

    Posted
    Keith

    If you want Ariplay don't buy. No matter how many tries it just doesn't work. The product barely plays music streaming without interruption It's VERY fussy. I managed to get wi-fi streaming working for a time, but wired ethernet refused to work. Despite numerous reboots, and attempts to reconfigure. Given the price point, very very disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Bose support

      Hello Keith. Thank you for the review. The SA-5 amplifier does not support Airplay, but does support Bluetooth. Bluetooth is available in many more devices which greatly increases the number of devices that can connect to the SA-5. You can also rebroadcast that Bluetooth audio to all of your other SoundTouch speakers. SoundTouch products are designed to be easy to set up and use, and we would like to help you get that working. Please call our dedicated SoundTouch support line for assistance at 800-905-2156. We are available 9am to 9pm and Saturday 9am to 7pm EST. Bose

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New age receiver / amplifier, small but powerful

    Posted
    Bose901s
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The Sound Touch A5 was easy to hook up. I use it with 4 Bose speakers and the sound is wonderful. It was easy for my 3 kids and me to link up with blue tooth and use SiriusXM or I Heart radio for endless music. I have been a fan of Bose for 40 years and I still have my 901's purchaser in 1981!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome! Much better than I imagined.

    Posted
    JayW
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Easy setup. Great combination: My large speakers + stereo sound + built-in Pandora + WiFi + great free iPhone & iPad apps + automatic sync with my 2 Soundtouch 10s in other rooms. I even connected my Cd changer to one of the aux inputs. Next I guess I will have to get some outdoor speakers for the second speaker outputs.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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