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
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
- 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
- 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
|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|
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
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,
- 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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