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Bose® - SoundTouch® SA-5 Amplifier - Black-Front_Standard
Bose® - SoundTouch® SA-5 Amplifier - Black
Model:SOUNDTOUCH SA-5 AMPLIFIERSKU:4402606
$499.99
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  • Question
    Will this power 3 sets of speakers with the Niles SS-4 speaker selector. I have one pair of Bose 251's, one pair of 151's and want to add another pair of 151's.   (1 Answer)

    By Chris July 25, 2016.

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      Hello Chris. The speaker selector should allow you to connect all 3 to the SA-5 amp as it has a safety setting that seems to adjust impedance.

      By Bose support July 26, 2016.

      • Bose Representative
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    Can I connect the Bose SA-5 amplifier to my Bose 501 speakers?   (1 Answer)

    By Boseman August 9, 2017.

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      Yes, you certainly can wire the legacy Bose 501 speakers. If I remember right, those speakers have a 4Ω impedance. This would mean that you can only wire 1 set of these speakers to the amplifier. Hope this helps!

      By Rebounder August 9, 2017.

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    Will this amplifier replace the Bose av20 console in my bose home theater, which consists of a sub woofer, 4 peripheral speakers and a center speaker? Also, how is it connected to the tv?   (2 Answers)

    By Mike July 30, 2017.

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      No this will not replace a home theater receiver. It dies not super 5.1 channel surround a is 2 channel audio only

      By Rebounder August 4, 2017.

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    I'd like to buy the SA-5 and connect 2x 251 outdoor speakers in my patio area. I'd like some extra oomph on the low end and would like to add a subwoofer. Should I increase the power by adding another amp to SA-5? Does Bose sell an amp like that?   (1 Answer)

    By Royston June 23, 2017.

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      Hello Royston, our Bose 251 speakers are carefully engineered to provide rich, full range sound from a small weatherproof enclosure. Our SA-5 amplifier can support 2 sets of our 251 speakers but does not include a LFE or sub output. Thank you for the inquiry, for further questions or assistance we can be reached at 800-367-4008.

      By Bose support June 28, 2017.

      • Bose Representative
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    Hello, I have the Bose CineMate 1 SR Home Theater Speaker System and I want to add more speakers around my living room and possibly around the house using wifi. Wil the Bose sound touch SA-5 be compatible with my 1SR connecting wireless speakers?   (1 Answer)

    By Josh June 7, 2017.

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      Hello Josh, the Cinemate 1SR is designed as an all in one soundbar and is not compatible with our SoundTouch products. Our SA-5 is a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled amplifier and can be used to power passive stereo speakers within your home. Thank you for the inquiry!

      By Bose support June 13, 2017.

      • Bose Representative
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    I have two Bose Virtually Invisible 191 speakers and am going to put them in my ceiling. What cables do you recommend to use, and will this amplifier all I need to attach the speakers to in order to get these speakers working?   (1 Answer)

    By Hussein May 15, 2017.

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      Hello Hussein, the SA-5 amplifier is a great choice for the Virtually Invisible speakers, we recommend 18 gauge speaker cable (up to 50ft from the amp) and 16 gauge (up to 100ft from the amp). All you'll need is power to the amp, a Wi-Fi connection and speaker cable. The SoundTouch SA-5 is even capable of running two sets of a lot of our speakers for future expansion possibilities! Have a great day!

      By Bose support May 29, 2017.

      • Bose Representative
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    will this amp work with the soundtouch 300 for bass purposes   (1 Answer)

    By tae May 14, 2017.

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      Hello Tae, the Acoustimass 300 bass module (http://bose.life/2dwKOcB) is designed specifically for use with the SoundTouch 300. The SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier is designed for the addition of speakers in another space in your home. Thank you for the inquiry!

      By Bose support May 29, 2017.

      • Bose Representative
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    I have 2 Bose Free Space 51 to use in 2700 sq ft outdoor pool area. I want to play music from an iPhone 7 (preferably via blue tooth) and stream music from internet. Can you tell me if I need more speakers and suggest other Bose equipment that meet goals?   (1 Answer)

    By Mark May 12, 2017.

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      Hello Mark, the SA-5 is perfect for your application, you will have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming options and great sound from our speakers. We'd recommend two pairs of our FreeSpace 51 speakers for your pool area (our SA-5 will support both pairs). Thank you for the question and have a great day!

      By Bose support May 29, 2017.

      • Bose Representative
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    can i connect bose soundtouch30 series to the amplifier?   (1 Answer)

    By oliver May 1, 2017.

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      Hello oliver. If you are asking about physically connecting the SoundTouch 30 Speaker, to the SoundTouch SA-5 Amplifer; then no, the SoundTouch 30 Speaker is a powered speaker. It does not accept additional amplification. The SoundTouch SA-5 Amplifer is designed to connect to passive speakers, typically either 1 or 2 pairs of stereo speakers. In terms of using SoundTouch to play music from multiple speakers; you can certainly have the SoundTouch 30 and a SoundTouch SA-5 play the same music simultaneously. Thank you for your question and have a great day!

      By Bose support May 31, 2017.

      • Bose Representative
  • Question
    Can you add this to the soundtouch 300 with acoustimass 300 system to improve the sound for music listening.   (2 Answers)

    By Toad January 31, 2017.

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      This amplifier would be used for adding speakers in another room of the house or outdoors for a multi-zone listening. If you are looking to add additional speakers in the same room as the SoundTouch 300 system, we'd recommend checking these out: http://bit.ly/2jw9Ex3

      By Bose support February 1, 2017.

      • Bose Representative

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