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Wren V5AP

Powered wireless speaker system with Apple® AirPlay® (Rosewood)

Item # 846V5APRW

The Wren V5AP AirPlay wireless speaker system blurs the line between quality audio gear and fine home décor.

The Wren V5AP AirPlay wireless speaker system blurs the line between quality audio gear and fine home décor.

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Item # 846V5APRW

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About the Wren V5AP

Distinctive look

The Wren V5AP AirPlay wireless speaker system blurs the line between quality audio gear and fine home décor. This stylish retro-looking design features a curved cabinet, trimmed in silver. The wood veneer top and silver speaker grille complete the look of this elegant system.

Distinctive look

The Wren V5AP AirPlay wireless speaker system blurs the line between quality audio gear and fine home décor. This stylish retro-looking design features a curved cabinet, trimmed in silver. The wood veneer top and silver speaker grille complete the look of this elegant system.

Wren V5AP Airplay wireless speaker

Exceptional sound

The system features high-performance 3/4" tweeters for clear highs and two 3" drivers for clean midrange and low tones. A bass port in the rear further reinforces the low frequencies. The V5AP's cabinet is made of MDF to minimize unwanted resonance. And the silicone pad on the bottom acts as a cushion to soak up cabinet vibrations.

Wren's proprietary Digital Signal Processing circuitry ensures accurate signal decoding and life-like sound reproduction. The system is powered by a built-in 50-watt Class-D amplifier. You'll experience warm, natural sound, whether playing your music at low or high volume levels.

The AirPlay advantage

You can easily play music from your computer wirelessly on the V5AP system through iTunes®. You can even stream to multiple V5APs (and other AirPlay-compatible systems) to simultaneously play your music in different locations throughout your home. And you can control the volume levels of each connected player individually or jointly through your computer's iTunes program.

With your Apple portable — iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch® — you have even more options. Stream music wirelessly directly from your device to the V5AP. Or use your portable as a remote to control your computer's iTunes® library. Through AirPlay you can select songs and playlists, and adjust the volume level of the system as well.

Praise for the Wren V5 from inner|fidelity

"I've heard some reasonably good sounding devices of this type in the past... I'd say the Wren is my favorite of the bunch. It sounds great, but more importantly — it looks better in a stylish-yet-not-in-your-face sort of way."

— From John Grandberg's review in inner|fidelity, September 4, 2013
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Making the most of other music sources

Use the stereo minijack input to connect other portables to the system. The V5AP's USB port lets you connect an Apple portable with its charging cable. Your device will automatically recharge, and you can use the system's remote to control your connected player.


Product highlights:

  • AirPlay lets you stream music via Wi-Fi from your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, or computer
  • two 3/4" tweeters and two 3" drivers
  • efficient, cool-running Class-D amplifier
  • total system power: 25 watts x 2
  • rosewood veneer and silver metal trim
  • MDF cabinet and silicone pad to minimize unwanted resonance for more accurate sound
  • stereo minijack auxiliary input for portable devices
  • USB port allows charging and audio playback from connected Apple portable
  • 30-pin-to-USB docking cable
  • AC power cable
  • 16-5/8"W x 4-1/4"H x 6-1/8"D
  • weight: 6.6 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 0V5AP123rUSC

What's in the box:

  • AirPlay powered speaker
  • AC power supply (w/ attached 6' DC cord)
  • 5.75' AC power cord
  • 23" USB dock connector cable
  • Remote (CR2025 3V battery installed)
  • Setup Guide
  • Safety Instructions/Warranty
  • Thank You Letter/Registration Card

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Features & specs

Ethernet Port No
USB Port No
3.5mm Input 3.5mm
RCA Input No
XLR Input No
Phono Input No
Digital Input No
HDMI Input No
Headphone Jack No
Subwoofer Output No
Wireless Features
Bluetooth No
Wi-Fi No
Wi-Fi Bands No
Driver Details
Tweeter Size (Inches) 0.75
Tweeter Type Soft-dome
Tweeter Material Not given
Midrange Size (Inches) ---
Midrange Type ---
Woofer Size (Inches) 3
Woofer Type Not given
Audio Specs
Watts RMS (Continuous) 50
Watts Maximum (Peak) Not given
Frequency Response Not given
Max. Digital Audio Bit Depth N/A
Max. Digital Audio Sample Rate N/A
Apple AirPlay Yes
DTS Play-Fi No
Chromecast built-in No
Roon No
Sonos No
MusicCast No
SoundTouch No
Bose Home Speaker No
BluOS No
Klipsch Stream No
KEF Stream No
Music Services
Amazon Music No
Apple Music No
iHeart Radio No
Pandora No
Qobuz No
SiriusXM No
Spotify No
Tidal No
TuneIn No
YouTube Music No
Handheld Remote No
Control by app Apple iOS
Amazon Alexa No
Google Assistant No
Other Specs
Width (Inches) 16.75
Height (Inches) 6.0625
Depth (Inches) 5
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years

Product Research


High Performance Drivers & Amplifier: The Wren V5 employs two 3" long-throw drivers with 4-layer voice coils to handle big power while dissipating heat. High frequencies are rendered smooth and natural by a pair of edge-driven, wide dispersion 0.75" soft dome tweeters optimally positioned on the front baffle to create a wide, realistic soundstage. The drivers are powered by Intersil's D2 Audio DSP-controlled 25 watts x 2 channel digital amplifier. DSP optimization allows you to play your music louder with more bass and less distortion.

Solid Anti-Resonance Bass Reflex Enclosure: The Wren V5 is made from real wood, with natural bamboo or rosewood finishes instead of painted plastic. Beneath the beautiful bamboo or rosewood veneer is half-inch laminated MDF board that eliminates resonance and coloration. A precisely tuned acoustic rear-firing port extends the low end of the driver to provide power bass performance. The underside of the Wren V5 is covered with a 4mm low durometer silicone pad that stabilizes the chassis and absorbs cabinet vibration. Wren's unique internal diamond-matrix grille design protects the drivers without distorting the sound.

Apple Device Connectivity: The Wren V5AP powered speaker supports iPod, iPhone, and iPad connectivity via built-in AirPlay and its rear-panel USB port.

  • AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, or from your iTunes library on your PC or Mac to the Wren V5AP speaker system, over your home network connection. By downloading Apple's free Remote app onto your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad you don't even need to be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.2.2 or later) connected to your wireless home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.3.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
  • USB: The Wren V5AP supports digital music playback from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad using its rear-panel USB (type-A) port. Simply plug your compatible Apple device into the speaker system's rear-panel USB port, using the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone/iPad. Stored music and music apps from your connected Apple device can be played through the speaker, bypassing the iPod/iPhone D/A converter for better sound quality. The V5AP offers limited playback control (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Shuffle/Repeat) of your music from the included IR remote. Advanced music navigation and song/artist information will still be done from your connected Apple device. Your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 2A).
Note: The V5AP's AirPlay and USB port only support Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices. Its not compatible with Android smartphone/tablets, other USB mass storage class devices, DLNA, or Bluetooth.

Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Wren V5AP is "made for iPod/iPhone" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 12/6/2013).

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connection Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
USB AirPlay Audio Video iPod/iPhone Remote Track Info Artist/Song Text
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
2 7.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
3 7.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
4 7.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
mini 7.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
air 7.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
3G 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
4 7.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
4S 7.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
5 7.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
5C 7.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
5S 7.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
5th 7.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

Simple Controls: The Wren V5 provides easy-to-use power, volume, and source buttons on the side-panel of the system. It also includes an IR remote for wireless operation of the system. In addition to power, volume, and source control, the remote allows you to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Shuffle/Repeat. Advanced music navigation and song/artist information will need to be done through your Apple AirPlay device.

Note: When in AirPlay mode, the volume control on the AirPlay source device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or iTunes running on a PC or MAC) will override the volume control on the Wren V5AP and the remote control.

Multi-Room Application: You can link multiple Wren V5AP speakers together (up to 4) to create an audio system for your entire home. You can stream to all the speakers at once, or let individual listeners stream different music to different parts of the house.

Aux Input: A 3.5mm auxiliary input lets you connect and play music from other audio sources, such as a portable CD player or MP3 player with an audio output or headphone output jack.

External AC Power Supply: The Wren V5 operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power adapter and cord.

  • Input: 100-240V ~1.8A, 50-60Hz
  • Output: 18-24V, 3.3-2.5A

Auto Standby & Sleep Modes: After twenty-five minutes of inactivity, the system will automatically enter Auto Standby mode, shutting down all power except WiFi. The speaker will remain available on AirPlay and can be awakened by connecting to the product via AirPlay or by briefly pressing the power button on the speaker. After seven minutes in Auto Standby mode, the speaker will enter Auto Sleep mode, which reduces power usage to the minimum. The speaker will not be available as an AirPlay product in this mode and can only be awakened by pressing the power button on the system or remote control. When in Auto Sleep mode, no indicators will be lit.

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3 questions already asked

Can I connect this to stream audio from Smart TV ?
[ Rajender  Aug 07, 2015 ]
1 answer
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Wren V5AP does have a 3.5mm Aux Input that will allow you to connect and play music from other audio sources. The most common devices are portable CD or MP3 players, but if your TV has a 3.5mm audio output or headphone output jack it should work as well. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Aug 11, 2015 ]  Staff
Can you pair two of them to play in stereo, like you can with the Sonos speakers?
[ Jonathan  Jul 31, 2015 ]
5 answers
Yes you can, although we only have one Wren. The icon at on the top of your iTunes bar will let you pick the speaker sources - it says "single" or "multiple," so for example, I can pick both the single Wren and our Apple TV (which is connected to a soundbar).
[ LYNN  Aug 04, 2015 ]
I am honestly not sure but would think that the company would be the best source for an answer. And their customer service is first rate.
[ Christopher  Jul 31, 2015 ]
No, while airplay will allow you to stream to multiple speakers, there is no way to separate the channels.
[ David  Jul 31, 2015 ]
Sorry, I don't Know the answer to your question. Since I only have one unit.
[ Mark  Jul 31, 2015 ]
No, sadly. Where are the Airplay engineers?
[ Scott  Jul 31, 2015 ]
It says it can play music thru iTunes, but can it play DRM protected music purchased from iTunes?
[ W.Eng  Nov 09, 2014 ]
5 answers
Yes. I stream exclusively through iTunes.
[ James  Nov 12, 2014 ]
After looking at other AirPlay compatible speakers, I decided to go with the Bowers & Wilkins speakers as they have the Ethernet port for a more reliable connection.
[ W.Eng  Nov 10, 2014 ]
Yes. These speakers can play any audio transmitted via AirPlay or a 3.5mm jack.
[ Scott  Nov 09, 2014 ]
Thanks, I decided to go with the Bowers & Wilkins speakers as those have the Ethernet port option for a more reliable connection than wireless.
[ W.Eng  Nov 09, 2014 ]
It's just a speaker. It will play whatever you can play in iTunes, or on your iPhone or iPad.
[ Peter  Nov 09, 2014 ]

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