Bose SoundTouch SA-5, we reviewed this amplifier with wireless connection

Bose SoundTouch SA-5, we reviewed this amplifier with wireless connection

The Bose SoundTouch SA-5 is an amplifier with a power of 100 watts per channel  with which we can easily enjoy wireless music. The amplifier connects to the Wi-Fi network and is part of the Bose family of multiroom products. With a free application we can control music services, Internet radio and our music library. In addition, the SA-5 amplifier also has Bluetooth connectivity and three auxiliary inputs to be able to connect sources other than streaming. A complete amplifier that we can find on the market for a price of around 500 euros. Do you want to know more? We are going to analyze its characteristics.

Hassle-free wireless music

The Bose SoundTouch family has always been characterized, among other things, by its simplicity. The company wants to make setting up its equipment as quick and simple as possible. The Bose SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier is no exception. The only thing we will need to get good sound with wireless capabilities are speakers. The amplifier is compatible with most Bose passive stereo speakers, such as the Bose 591 / 791II. But also with any other brand speaker. We will only have to note that these are speakers of 4 ohms or more , which is quite common. However, the manufacturer recommends that if two pairs of speakers are to be connected, speakers of less than 8 ohms are not used.

bose soundtouch sa-5 front

And the SoundTouch SA-5 includes four speaker connectors , with which we can connect two pairs of speakers in parallel. That is, we can either feed two rooms, or place four speakers in a larger space. All connected speakers will work together as a SoundTouch zone.

In addition to the inputs for the speakers, the Bose SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier has three auxiliary inputs , including two pairs of RCA inputs and a 3.5-millimeter stereo mini plug. These inputs will allow us to connect other sources to the amplifier, such as a CD player. We also have an Ethernet connector and a USB port, although the latter is limited to use by the technical service.

bose soundtouch sa-5 rear

However, the most interesting thing about the Bose SoundTouch SA-5 is its wireless capability. In addition to the aforementioned connectivity to the WiFi network, this amplifier also has Bluetooth connectivity . With this system we can transmit music in streaming from any compatible device. But it will also allow us to listen to more sources, such as YouTube or any sound that we can reproduce from the mobile terminal.

We will control it from the mobile

bose soundtouch sa-5 app

As with the rest of the devices of the SounTouch family, such as the Wireless Link, we will control this amplifier through an application . With the SoundTouch application we can control the most popular music services, such as Spotify and Deezer. In addition, you can also listen to Internet radio programs and even the music that we have stored locally.

The application will also allow us to easily customize the presets to access our favorite music with a single touch. Even if we have several speakers of the SounTouch family per house, we can control them all with the same application.

Multiroom system

bose soundtouch speaker

The Bose SoundTouch SA-5 belongs to the family of multiroom or multi-room devices from Bose . A whole range of devices capable of connecting to our WiFi network and receiving music from any compatible device. In addition, as we have mentioned, all the equipment can be controlled from a single application, being able to select the music that we will send to each of the speakers.

The SoundTouch family is very large, and we have models for all needs. From the smallest of the family, the Bose SoundTouch 10, to an entire home theater speaker system, such as the Lifestyle SoundTouch 525. We can connect all of them to the wireless network and use them to play our music . If we are having a party, we can play the same song throughout the house. Everyone wants to hear a different song, no problem, we can send the sound to the speaker we want.

Conclusions and price

bose soundtouch sa-5 final

If we have a pair of speakers and are looking for an amplifier that can give them a new life, the Bose SoundTouch SA-5 can be a great candidate. With a power of 100 watts per channel, we will be able to reproduce our favorite streaming music with power. The amplifier is compatible with most Internet music services, and it also gives us access to our entire local library. And all this without the need to connect any playback equipment, we will do everything from our smartphone or tablet through an application.

Bose SoundTouch SA-5

Dimensions7.7 x 18.4 x 30 cm
Weight1.5 kilograms
Power100 watts per channel
Physical connectivityPower / USB (for installation only) / Ethernet / Speakers (two sets) / 2 RCA pairs / one 3.5 mm mini stereo jack
Wireless connectivityWiFi and Bluetooth
ControlVia SoundTouch app
Price500 euros

But, in addition, this Bose amplifier offers a Bluetooth connection, which will allow us to send the sound directly from our mobile or from our tablet.

The Bose SoundTouch SA-5 can be found in specialized stores with a price of around 500 euros .