I inherited two SA-4 amps that I would like to use vs. buying new Sonos connect Amps and I have been playing around with the bose AMP and am finding the ability to sync music difficult - I live in the Apple universe so bummed that it also seems like I cannot connect Itunes radio to these? So couple questions (hoping) - I had heard the new SA-5 amp does NOT support airplay any longer - is this also true with the SA-4? And is there ANY bluetooth capability with the SA-4
Hi thedude, JBartlow is correct in that the SA-4 supports Airplay, whereas the SA-5 supports Bluetooth. The support of Bluetooth vs. Airplay won't change with these devices as it is a hardware difference instead of software. I hope this helps clarify. Thank you
Ok thank you both - whats odd is I see the airplay option and I am able to connect (check mark on the approriate zone) but when I actually hit "play" - it hangs for a sec and then drops the connection. I have read about the known airplay connectivity issues with the SA-5 - could what I am experiencing be related to that? I don't want to bang my head against the wall trying to fix it if it is known software issue. Thanks in advance!
To clarify what we said above, the SA-5 amp supports Bluetooth and doesnot support Airplay. Air Play audio will not play on an SA-5 via direct Wireless means. You would need to hard-wire an AirPort express or similar device to the AUX input on the SA-5 amplifier if you want this functionality.