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Meet the Phorus PR5 Receiver

Already have a great home audio system? Make it a great wireless audio system. Stream high quality audio from your smartphone, tablet, Mac or PC to your stereo with an elegant Phorus Receiver.

The new, award-winning PR5 model includes an upgrade to best-in-class Dual Band Wi-Fi, our most powerful processor, and top quality Bluetooth audio with AptX and AAC.

PR5 Reciever

Pure audio in, direct audio out.

Stream clean, lossless audio from your phone or tablet over Wi-Fi, and the Phorus Receiver outputs it directly to your stereo through the included line-in or RCA connector. We selected top-of the line audio components, including a premium Wolfson DAC, so the sound will do your system proud.

For true audiophiles, the system now supports streaming high resolution 24-bit/192kHz FLAC audio files. For more on High-res audio, click here.

PR5 Receiver in library.

Loads of music choices in our apps

Using Play-Fi, the Phorus app gives you a world of music options. Choose songs from your local music library, tune into radio stations and podcasts, or pick a favorite streaming service**. Access a connected DLNA music server.

Spotify Premium users can stream to the Phorus Receiver directly using Spotify Connect ®.

Using AirPlay or Bluetooth, no app is needed. Just click and stream any music you like!

A visual of options for streaming audio, including BBC News, ESPN Radio, Radio Disney, The Wall Street Journal Radio Network, Pandora, dlna, Deezer, KKBox, and more.

Did you say Spotify? Oh yeah!

Spotify Premium users can now stream directly to any Phorus product, right from Spotify!

Click the speaker icon, and your Phorus receiver appears. Select one, and enjoy the music.

It's easy to launch Spotify from within the Phorus music menu, too, and you can even setup Groups for Spotify so you can stream Multiroom!

Rock the house. The whole house.

Who says whole home audio is only for the chosen few? With breakthrough DTS Play-Fi technology, you can add more Phorus Receivers, speakers or other Play-Fi products, link them up, and hear music everywhere with perfect synchronization. Premium whole-home features include multi-zone streaming from a single device, and the ability to set up Left/Right speakers for true stereo pairing. Learn more at Play-Fi.com

Unlimited choices from your PC.

With our PC app the world of music options gets even bigger. Stream audio content from the web or any service that you choose. Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Beats Music, XBox Music...literally the world is your jukebox.

Download the PC App here .

"And as for the sound… Play-Fi streams high-quality audio that puts Bluetooth to shame...The company refers to it as “lossless”. All I know is that it sounded great..."Gear Diary

Wi-Fi. Like Bluetooth. But a million times better.

You can hear the Wi-Fi difference. The Phorus Receiver works everywhere your network does, so you can stream to any room in the house. Streams are pure, bit-for-bit, lossless audio, for uncompromised quality sound.

The new PR5 features powerful Dual Band Wi-Fi, with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz options, so you get pristine, uninterrupted enjoyment even in the most cluttered home network environments. Click here to learn more about the benefits of Dual Band Wi-Fi.

Phorus app streaming to multiple rooms

More ways to pair up and play

Includes Bluetooth compatibility, for Windows Phones or other devices and services. And with the PR5 model, Bluetooth audio quality will be as good as it gets with premium AptX and AAC.

You can also stream using AirPlay on your Mac, or from iTunes on your PC*. Spotify Connect is an option, too. These direct streaming options are perfect when you don't need to use the multi-room features of Play-Fi.

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Super simple set up

Have your whole house rocking in less than 5 minutes, with our no-hassle set up. The free Phorus app for Android, iOS, or Windows instantly connects the Phorus Receiver to your home Wi-Fi network for you. No need to go near your router, fuss with pushing buttons or typing in long IP addresses.

"I'm a bit of an audiophile...not the kind who spends $10,000 on a system, but definitely $2000 or more, and I've been looking for a wifi solution that has multiroom potential without being tied to one system (Apple or Sonos), and that plays music at near CD quality. This is the one."Dr. Wedgewood, Amazon reviewer

See for yourself

Click between the arrows to see the Phorus Receiver from all angles.

PR5 Receiver 360 viewer

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Android Compatible
iOS Compatible
Compatible with Airplay Streams (from Mac OSX, iOS and iTunes)
Bluetooth Compatible
Kindle Fire Compatible
Compatible with Laptops/ Computers
Play from any Application on a Windows PC
Lossless Audio
High-Resolution (24bit/192kHz) file support
Standard Wi-Fi, with Full Home Network Range
Multi-Room, Expandable System (Synchronous) §
Multiple Streams from Different Sources
Multi-Zone Streaming from a Single Device
Left/Right Stereo Speaker Pairing
5GHz Wi-Fi option for interference-free playback***

* Not all services are available in all regions, and certain services are not yet enabled for the Phorus iOS App. Available services for your device and region will be displayed directly in the app when you download it.
** Certain features, including multi-room streaming and lossless audio transmission, are not supported in Bluetooth mode. Multi-room streaming is not supported in AirPlay mode.
*** Not available on the PS1 Speaker or PR1 Receiver.
† Only available in the iTunes application on a Mac or PC.
‡ Only certain PCs and Kindle Fire models support Bluetooth.
§ Currently limited to the manufacturer's implementation.

Specs

Dimensions

  • 1.2in x 8.3in x 6.2in
  • 28mm x 211mm x 158mm

Connectivity

  • 802.11a/n Wi-Fi (Dual band)
  • Push button set-up (WPS)
  • Bluetooth (A2DP profile)
  • USB 2.0

What's in the box

  • PR5 Receiver
  • Power cable plus three plug adapters for North America, UK, EU, China & Taiwan
  • Audio cable (mini jack to mini jack, 6')
  • Y-adapter (mini jack to 2 RCA)
  • USB-A to USB micro cable
  • Warranty and Quick Start Guide

System Requirements

  • Android 2.2 and later
  • Phorus Android App (downloaded from the Market), iOS App (downloaded from the App Store), or Play-Fi Windows App
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi router

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