Senta Ally Bluetooth® Stereo SpeakerItem # ALLY

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Stop with the tinny sound and the ear-bud "noose"!

The Senta Ally has excellent audio and is light, powerful and rechargeable. You can connect using USB, FM, Bluetooth®, SD card or the included 1/8" Auxillary input cable.

With the Ally you can stream audio via Bluetooth® from your mobile phone, tablet, laptop, MP3 player and any other Bluetooth® enabled device. It is perfect for your next road trip, and great for listening to your favorite playlist from your phone or tablet while cleaning the house or working out. Is your favorite playlist on a thumb drive or SD card? It will play room filling audio from those as well.

The Ally delivers crisp, full range stereo sound with bass performance that will make it the center of attention.

Note: The Senta Ally charges via USB (USB cable included). If you need to be able to charge the battery in a different way you can use the Power Block Dual Universal USB Wall Charger.


The Ally has a small LCD screen, somewhat like a radio has. You can select files, navigate through various menu features and also see music track information (by USB or SD only). Smart phone and tablet users can take full advantage of the Ally's Bluetooth® connectivity and easily stream audio wirelessly. The Ally even has a speakerphone feature allowing you to answer calls directly from it. At just 10 ounces it makes it an excellent speaker for those that can't go without good audio at their travel destinations. It also has a built-in FM radio. Apple® lossless and .AAC format files cannot play from a USB thumb drive or SD card. Playback of these formats require Bluetooth® or the use of the included 1/8" Aux-in cable connected to your players headphone jack.


The Ally effortlessly fills a medium to large size room with crisp, full range stereo sound and bass performance that defies belief. This makes it ideal for use with laptops, tablets, portable gaming systems, smartphones, or just for casual listening. For outdoor use (it is not weather proof or weather resistant) the Ally has incredible vocal projection and a wide listening field.

Battery Runtime:

The average run time is over 8 hours at medium volume. Play times will vary depending on volume levels and Bluetooth® operation. Please go to Center Point Audio for additional product information.

Additional Features:

  • Bluetooth® Connectivity
  • Supported Files: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP profiles
  • 2 full range speakers and 1 passive radiator speaker
  • Frequency Response: 100-20,000 Hz
  • 5-hour charge time
  • 10 hour play time, 8 hour play time on Bluetooth®
  • Audio Inputs: Bluetooth®, Aux-in, SD Card and USB Drive
  • FM Radio
  • 99 FM memory presets
  • Streaming formats: .wav and .mp3
  • Weight: 10 ounces
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By DWolf
Bayern, Germany
Confirmed User
Not very good
Bad FM reception!
By RFowler
Pocatello, Idaho
Confirmed User
Wonderful device!
I agree w all the positive reviews! The radio is multi functioned
well balanced on a firm level surface and sounds great. BT works great as a speaker from an ipod ( in my case). Bought 2 aand love them!!!
None worth mentioning!
Best Uses
Player from sd card or as a speaker from a BT device.Small room filling
clear sound!
For a relatively inexpensive, multi functioned radio, sd card plsying, BT Speaker you will be very happy with the Senta Ally!
By RKinne
Confirmed User
speaker sounds great
thank you for the warranty service
fari value for the price
good mids and high tones
limited tone controls on the bluetooth functions
Best Uses
easy to carry
made in china
made in china
By JSpellins
Calipatria, CA
Confirmed User
didn't meet my expectations
falls over backwards
fm reception not good needs antenna
can't get it to read music from sd card
Best Uses
paper weight maybe
glad I bought three of the for about the price of one. would not buy it again
By DVelosky
Confirmed User
Another Top-Notch C. Crane Product
Great sound for it's size
Versatile inputs
Good battery life
C. Crane quality build
Replaceable battery
Phone capabilities
Bit of an operational learning curve
Best Uses
Portability portability portability
This Senta Ally is another C. Crane product in my electronic stable. Since my purchase of a CC WIFI radio, I've been hooked. As to their line of speaker, earbuds, and headphones, I own several of each. The Senta-40 wood headphones are my favorite unbelievable acoustics that plastic just can't render. As for earbuds, I have three sets of the (sadly discontinued) Senta wood. They perform on a par with my $100.00 Bose earbuds. The Ally provides great listening for it's size. 100 - 20,000 Hz is nothing to sneeze at in this class of portable speaker! The multiple available inputs plus Bluetooth ensures that all the gadgets you have will work with this speaker. One thing I like is the SD option. I have several cards loaded with different types of music that I carry with the Ally in the provided tote bag. We're talking about 48GB of music anywhere I go. One nice thing about the SD option is no matter where I leave off on any card in or out of the slot, I am returned to that song when I go back to the card. I would recommend to anyone looking for a versatile, great sounding portable speaker at a very reasonable price (take a look around at equally equipped portable speakers with that Ally specs).
By AShaughnessy
Confirmed User
Don't buy it for the radio
Radio is not very good
complicated interface
Don't buy it for the radio doesn't pick up many strong stations in my area.
By JLingaton
Confirmed User
Best Uses
By WGaber
Middleton, WI
It startled me!
sound quality
battery life
sleep mode
Best Uses
sleep inducer
I literally jumped the 1st time it powered-up! Across the room was my SW Pocket tuned to an FM station. The Ally came to life just 1 FM notch off the same station and the volume was about 75￐Despite being mis-tuned, the sound was rich & full & loud! Primarily this is used with an SD card of old radio podcasts to put me to sleep. Unfortunately, the sleep timer resets to off every time it reboots. Usually the podcast resumes from where it left off, but sometimes it has rewound to where it left off a couple nights ago (fast-forward is somewhat slow & doesn't accelerate the longer the button is held). Battery life is *maybe* 3 hours even at bedside volume perhaps the Bluetooth is still powered-up after the sleep timer expires, after all, the power switch is still on. I really enjoy this device the sound quality is amazing, the construction is solid, and I appreciate the carrying bag and wrist strap. Plus, the varied inputs are what got me to make the purchase.
Confirmed User
My 2014 favorite gadget of the year!
I use it pretty much every day. By following the instructions it paired easily with my iphone. Once I started using it, I realized it also paired wonderfully with my CC Witness. I record radio programs all week with the CCWitness using sandisk cards (the witness is able to screen out hours of commercials if you program the timers). I can play the disks in either unit at my convenience. I also use it to play The CBS Radio Mystery Theater, episodes that are available for free download on the internet, the voices are crisp and easy to listen to with the Senta. Navigation is a little tricky, but once I got the hang of it, its very simple. Also pairs great with the pillow speaker!
By RKlassen
Confirmed User
An excellent product!!!
I heard about this from Art Bell,I ordered it last year and I have to say that it is amazing! Read instructions and its easy to use! Sound is significant for its size. I love metal music and hard rock and it can take the abuse! Another plus being here in Canada it gets damn cold and it can handle the nasty -25 weather, right up to 40 with humidex..... buy it!
By AWilson
United States
Confirmed User
Works and Sounds Good!!
Nice sound for such small speaker. FM radio works good! and easy to use. Fills the room very well. Id recommend it to all gadget lovers!!
By DKummer
Confirmed Buyer
Very disappointed. The promotion indicates a very strong sound, one you can use outdoors, this is not the case. The sound max volume is weak and can only be used in a quiet indoor setting. I do not recommend this for any use.
By MClabeaux
Confirmed Buyer
I've had the senta for a few months using it casually around the house. Battery life isn't very long(2-3 hours on bluetooth). It will say there's 3/4 battery life left and it will last me about 10 minutes on Bluetooth. Every now and then it will cut out while listening. I thought this was an internet issue but it only happens when I'm connected to the senta. The FM is a little difficult to navigate and the Bluetooth on your phone needs to be off when using it which may be normal for Bluetooth radios, I'm not sure. There are other annoying glitches that don't seem to be consistent but it all made sense when I saw that it was MADE IN CHINA!!!!!!!! This surprised me considering the radio show that was pushing the heck out of it on the same day he was announcing to 'not buy China made products'.
By WBartko
Confirmed Buyer
Very find sound, not the bass I was hoping for.Bill
By RMeleady
Confirmed Buyer
I just received my Sent Ally, so this review is based on my preliminary observations after only a couple of hours off and on use.Pro: Multiple inputs allowed, very ergonomic, good sound quality, takes up little spaceCon: At least on mine, the hole for the wrist strap is not large enough for the strap to feed through. I could only get a tiny strand of copper wire I stripped from an old cable to feed through the hole. I attached the other end of the wire to the wrist strap and attempted to pull it through but no luck. I can probably enlarge the hole myself, but I didn't want to do anything that might prevent me from sending it back if I decide to. If I keep it I will fix it.If might be my age (going on 57) but I did not find the control/menu options layout very intuitive/user friendly. Hopefully this will improve with use.
By GEddy
Confirmed Buyer
Well, a second try at rating this.Charged and working nicely. Very attractive - first thing my wife noticed. Good sound but would like an equalizer or tone control - bass not strong. Works well with the Bluetooth connect with my iPhone.FM is a bit tricky and I'm not always sure what is working there. It does get signals but it gets confusing when listening and trying to work the buttons.Have not tried other options.Very attractive - which my wife noticed immediately.The wrist strap does not connect properly, or at least my experience. The glove case for it is nice and works well.
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General Specifications
Input Power: Battery Model: Replaceable BL-5C, 1,000mAh, 3.7 Volt Li-ion Rechargeable
Recharging Time: 4-5 Hour Charge time from 0-100% Battery Power
Audio Output Power: 5W
Stereo Speakers: Dual 1.5" Full-Range, 3 Watt RMS Drivers (4 ohm)
One 3" Tuned, Oval-Passive-Radiator
Bluetooth: Specification 2.0 + EDR
Supports up to 3 Mbps payload data rate
Bluetooth Support: A2DP (1.2)
AVCTP (1.3)
AVRCP (1.3)
GAVDP (1.0)
AVDTP (1.2)
CVSD audio coding over SCO
Hand-Free Profile (1.5)
Head Set Profile (1.1)
Bluetooth Range: Approximately 10 meters (33 feet) maximum.
Playable Formats: MP3
Microphone: Built-in
Frequency Coverage: FM 87.5 - 108.0 MHz (Common Band)
FM 76.0 - 90.0 MHz (Japan Band)
FM Tuning: 100 KHz
FM Antenna: Built-in Wire
Sensitivity: 80dB±2dB
S/N Ratio: ± 80dB
Distortion: ≤ 0.7%
Frequency Response: 100Hz-20kHz
Headphone Jack: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo
Aux in Jack: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo
Presets: 99
Sleep Timer: 15-240 Minutes
Dimensions: 9" W x 2 3/16" H x 2 1/8" D
Weight: 9.8 oz. (0.6 pounds)
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Included Accessories: 37" USB Cable (Mini USB Male x Type A Male)
37" 3.5mm stereo male x male cable
Carry Pouch
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.

** Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are a great technology because of their light weight and high power. All Li-ion batteries are effected by age and temperature.

  • On very rare occasions, any lithium-ion battery can potentially overheat. It is best to charge them on a non-combustible surface.
  • If the temperature of the device becomes very hot, disconnect it from power immediately.
  • Do notleave Lithium-ionbatteriescharging while you're away.
  • If used daily, replacing the battery after 250 charges will reduce the chances of a rareproduct or battery failure.
  • If a Li-ion battery is allowed to fully discharge it is likely ruined. It is best to chargeLi-ion twice a year even if you are not using it.

More information regarding Li-ion battery safety is available here:

Product Overview
Dimensions 9" W x 2 3/16" H x 2 1/8" D
Speakers Stereo
Dual 1.5" Full-Range, 3 Watt RMS Drivers (4 ohm)
One – 3" Tuned, Oval-Passive-Radiator
Bluetooth Core Specification 2.0 + EDR (Supports up to 3 Mbps payload data rate)
Supports A2DP (1.2), AVCTP (1.3), AVRCP (1.3), GAVDP (1.0), AVDTP (1.2), CVSD audio coding over SCO, Hand-Free Profile (1.5), Head Set Profile (1.1).
Range Approximately 10 meters (33 feet) maximum.
SD/USB USB-Type A Port
Standard SD Port
Mini-B USB (Charging Only)
Supports Mp3 and Wav audio files
Up to 32GB card/stick
EQ Settings (SD/USB Only) Normal (No EQ Effects), Jazz, Pop,Rock, Bass or Enhanced
Line-In (Aux) 1/8" stereo plug
FM Radio Range: 87.5 – 108 MHz (Common Band)
Range: 76 – 96 MHz (Japan Band)
99 Presets
Auto-Scan with Auto Preset Designation Feature
Display LCD
Backlight with Timer Control Option
Contrast Adjustable
Interface Controls 4-Button, Front Panel Control (M, RW, Play/Pause, FF)
Top Mounted Power Switch
Battery Model: Replaceable BL-5C, 1,000mAh, 3.7 Volt Li-ion Rechargeable
Mini-B USB Charging Port - 5 Volt (4-5 Hour Charge time from 0-100% Battery Power)
Runtime: Results will vary based on volume and nature of audio being played.
C. Crane Testing Results with iOS and Android Smartphones/tablets: 8+hrs. average runtime in Bluetooth Mode with
volume wheel at 50%, smartphone or tablet volumes at max., playing a diverse mix of music from a variety of genres.
Certifications RoHS
FCC CFR 47 Part 15 Subpart B
Bluetooth® SIG Qualified Design
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.

    • When I am listening to USB/SD/Line-IN/FM, the Senta Ally keeps switching to Bluetooth mode. Why is it doing this?

      Beacuse a Bluetooth Source Device (phone, tablet, etc.) was connected to the Senta Ally previously. That device is set to automatically connect to previously remembered Bluetooth connections when they are in range. The procedure for correcting this issue will vary depending on your audio source. For smartphone and tablet users, turning off the Bluetooth function on your audio device will fix this issue. Please reference your Bluetooth Source Device’s manual on "Forgetting Bluetooth Connections", or "Un-Pairing Bluetooth Devices", for the details specific to your source device.

    • How do I exit or switch playback modes?

      In any mode, at any time, pressing and holding the M button for 3 seconds will return you to the main menu. From there, you can select any mode or access the settings menu. Note: Returning to the main menu will stop all audio play back.

    • How come the Senta-Ally Speaker will not play my .wav file?

      Some media players (on your computer) that are used to make .wav files can add additional characters to the file name that the Senta-Ally may not recognize. If you cannot play a particular .wav file, remove any special characters from the file name before you try again.

    • I am unable to get .aac or Apple® lossless files play.

      The Senta Ally cannot play .aac or Apple® lossless files from a USB thumb drive or SD card.

    • I am stuck with ROOT showing on my screen after selecting U-Disk Dir. How can I resolve it?

      When installing Thumb Drives or SD Cards with a lot of data on them, the processor will need several seconds to read the data. Press the M-button again to go back to your previous file. Wait a few moments then press the M-button one more time. Then select U-Disk Dir and you should be able to see your folders. The more data you have on the drive or card the longer you may have to wait for the Ally to recognize all of the files.

    • How do I pair the Senta Ally with my PlayStation® Vita?

      1. Turn the Senta Ally on
      2. Turn your PlayStation® Vita On
      3. On your Vita go to the Settings Menu
      4. Choose Network
      5. Choose Bluetooth® Settings
      6. Make sure the Bluetooth® feature is checked
      7. Under the Bluetooth® Device settings you should see Senta Speaker
      8. Click on it
      9. Enter 0000 and click OK

      The paired connection is now stored but it is best to turn the PlayStation® Vita off and then turn it on again. Once the pairing process is complete it should take about 30 seconds from the time the PlayStation® Vita is turned on to switch the audio over to the Senta Ally.

    • Can the Senta Ally play SD card recordings made with the CC Witness or CC Witness Plus?

      Mp3 recordings (not CD quality .wav files) made with the CC Witness Plus, will sound great on the Senta Ally. The Sent Ally does not have the ability to play .wav files.

    • How come my charging display does not look like the pictures on page 3 of the instruction manual?

      A step was accidently left out of the instruction manual. Perform steps 1 and 2 as stated in the manual. Then press and hold the Pause/Play button for 3 seconds.

    • What is the proper way to insert an SD card into the Senta Ally?

      Orientate the Senta Ally so that the right side is facing towards you. Insert the SD card upside down with the slanted side of the card towards the left. It will be a tight fit but it will slide in. To avoid damage to the unit, do not force the card inside.


    • How long will the battery last when playing audio?

      Bluetooth®: The runtime on a full battery charge will vary depending on the volume and what type of audio you are playing. At 50% volume you can expect approximately 6-8 hours of battery life while using Bluetooth with the display light off.

      USB: Not all USB Thumb Drives are created equal. Some USB drives use more power than others. Because of this situation, it is difficult to estimate what runtimes you could expect while using a USB drive.

      SD Card: Depending on the volume and what type of audio you are playing, the runtime on a full battery charge will vary. However, at 50% volume you can expect approximately 6-8 hours of battery life while listening to audio from an SD card with the display light off.

      Line-IN: Requires the least amount of processing power of all the playback modes. Therefore, using Line-In audio will provide the longest runtimes. At 50% volume, a full battery will last approximately 10-12 hours with the display light off.

      FM Radio: At 50% volume and depending on the audio you are listening to, you can expect 8-11 hours of runtime with the display light off.

    • Why is my battery power running down so fast?

      First, check to make sure that you have the display light set to turn off after a certain period of time or turn it off completely in the Settings menu. The display takes extra power when it is on. Second, if you are listening to audio at loud volumes, the battery power will be reduced. The louder the volume, the more power it takes, and the quicker the battery will drain.

    • The Senta Ally will not turn on. How come?

      If using the provided mini USB cable, verify that the cable is securely connected to the mini USB port on the Senta Ally speaker and the USB port on your computer. If using the battery, connect the unit to a computer USB port and allow sufficient charging time (see pages 3 & 4 of the instruction manual).

    • Can I use my Senta Ally without the battery pack in it?

      Yes, it is possible to do this. First, remove the battery from the battery compartment. Next connect the charging cable to the Senta Ally as normal and connect it to your computers USB port. Turn on the power and enjoy!

      Note: The battery indicator of the Ally will show as fully charged in this mode.

    • Can I listen to the Senta Ally while it is charging?

      Yes, but it is not recommended that you listen to it at high volumes while charging (50% of a wheel turn on the volume control).

Manual Size Download Time
Instructions (PDF) Senta Ally Bluetooth® Stereo Speaker w/ FM Instruction Manual 406.85 KB 59 seconds @ 56KBps

Audio tutorial for the Senta Ally by Tim Hendel

(Tim is blind and records many of our audio tutorials for our products)

Press the play () button above to stream the audio. To download the file, please use this link.

What's in the Box
  • Bluetooth® Stereo Speaker
  • Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery using USB power (can easily be replaced if needed)
  • 1/8" Auxillary Input Cable for connecting to an external device
  • USB charging cable
  • Carry bag with strap; all in a reusable gift box
  • 1 year parts and labor warranty
  • This WiFi Antenna is hands down the best. It allows me to connect to a business almost a half mile away. Two months time and this baby paid for itself. I am a very happy with my purchase.
    — John A., Mill Valley, CA
  • This radio deserves five stars because it sounds great, the ease of use and preset stations. This radio will become your favorite radio, also backed by great customer service if ever needed, thank you very much.
    — Pete P., Santa Rosa, CA
  • This is an excellent internet radio. I have had the unit playing constantly from the time I received it. Excellent sound for such a small unit and the remote works wonderfully.
    — James H., Richmond, BC
  • Good sound, lightweight and comfortable; not too tight on the head. I like one feature; it doesn't tell you where to place the speakers, left side or right side.
    — Harry W., Manassas, VA
  • I purchase this product specifically for AM recordings and it has worked superbly. I wanted to wait awhile before I gave my opinion on the product. It has worded exactly as advertised and more.
    — Jack L., San Pedro, CA
  • Very nice, economical home lighting. If you're used to the white light of fluorescent bulb replacements, these will offer the same type with no toxic ingredients or damaging UV radiation.
    — Gary B., San Francisco, CA
  • This antenna does work well; however placement and the shape you have it bent into is very important. I live about 70 miles away from Toronto and receive a lot of Toronto FM stations static free with the FM reflect.
    — Thomas S., Buffalo, NY
  • I'm not sure how I gone this far in life without it. I just love it. The best sound ever from an AM radio.
    — James G., Springfield, MA
  • This device is awesome. As a contractor, I can not access my customer's network for security reasons. Now, with my office on the second floor, I can connect to a WiFi hotspot 1.5 miles away and my signal strength is strong!
    — Robert S., Tabernacle, NJ
  • I just received my EP radio yesterday. I'm totally impressed with the old school simplicity and the modern day sound quality. Thank you, C.Crane!
    — David C., Raleigh, NC
  • I have had only one, thank the lord, occasion to use this in and emergency situation and it worked flawlessly. Only one in the area with radio for two days of power loss... Thank you CCrane!!
    — Vernon P., Dufur, OR
  • This radio is totally fantastic!!! It will provide service in any condition and works as engineered and advertised. I am going to order more units for all family members.
    — Glen B., Bethlehem, PA
  • This radio is wonderful. Small but powerful. Several years of service and no problems.
    — William B., Litchfield, IL
  • Just received this little jewel... did not open the manual and I was listening to NPR within minutes... no kidding. I'm a radio guy and the audio is great and look forward to a lot of great listening.
    — Lin F., Inman, SC