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SoundTouch Amplifier System: Connect the versatile Bose SoundTouch SA-4 amplifier system to your choice of loudspeakers and enjoy wireless access to
Internet radio, Pandora,and your music library. The SoundTouch SA-4
consists of three components; a 100W x 2Ch amp with DSP, a network adapter with
wired and wireless connectivity, and a wireless RF remote controller.
100W x 2Ch Amplifier w/ DSP: The Bose SoundTouch SA-4 amplifier is
rated at 100 watts x 2 channels (in 6-ohm, at 30-15kHz, with 0.5% THD). The
amplifier features Bose proprietary digital signal processing technology,
digital volume control, and thermal overload protection. The amplifier feature
screw-type speaker terminals; connect only 8- or
6-ohm speakers to the amplifier with 18- to 14-gauge speaker wire.
Wireless or Wired Network Connection: The SoundTouch SA-4
amplifier includes a network adapter that offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) connection to your home
network. The network adapter features a rear-panel Ethernet (R-J45) port and built-in
WiFi (802.11 b/g). The system's network connection must be setup initially from
your Windows or Mac computer using the Bose SoundTouch App and the included
microUSB-to-USB cable. The included network adapter must be plugged into the
SA-4 amplifier's Bose Link input on the rear-panel. The network adapter has a
wireless rang of 70'.
Note: The network adapter connects to the SA-4 amplifier with a 6'
proprietary cable. Make sure to place the SA-4 amplifier so that the network
adapter is within range of your WiFi router or network access point.
SoundTouch App (for Windows/Mac computer): The SoundTouch
app for Windows & Macintosh is required for initial setup of the Bose SoundTouch SA-4. The SoundTouch app lets you setup and control the SoundTouch SA-4 from your Windows PC (XP/7/8) or Mac computer (OS X 10.6.8+).
Simply install the
SoundTouch app onto your computer on your home network and use the app to
setup the SoundTouch amplifier, network adapter, and remote controller to your wireless or wired home network.
Once setup is complete, you can use this app to explore Internet radio, select
online music services, or your music library from your home network and computer
on the Bose SoundTouch SA-4.
SounTouch Controllers: There are two ways to control the
Bose SoundTouch SA-4 amplifier. You can use the included SoundTouch controller
or the free SoundTouch Controller App on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
- SoundTouch Controller Remote: The SoundTouch RF remote controller's
design offers intuitive controls that give you immediate access to your
music, so you don't need to use your smartphone, tablet, or computer. You
can adjust the volume, skip or pause songs, and turn the SoundTouch system
on or off, from across the room. The remote operates off of RF and has a range of approximately 70'. The SoundTouch
controller is powered by four standard "AA" batteries. With typical usage,
they should last 6 to 12 months When the batteries get below a certain
point, the controller's OLED display will indicate that it's time to replace
them. A wall-mount bracket and hardware are included mount the remote
controller to a wall.
- SoundTouch Controller App (for Apple iOS/Android):
Download the free SoundTouch Controller app (from the
iTunes Apps store or
Google Play Store) onto your Apple iOS (iOS 5.0+) or Android (4.0.3+)
device so you can control the volume of the Bose SoundTouch SA-4 amplifier
and your streaming sources from your mobile device. You'll be able to
control music streaming from Internet radio, available online music
services, and your computer's music library
Variety Of Music Sources: The SoundTouch SA-4 supports a
variety of music options; including Internet Radio, Pandora Radio, music files
stored on your computer, and stored music/music apps on your Apple iOS device.
- Internet Radio + Pandora: The SoundTouch SA-4 lets you
play Internet radio stations from around the world. You also get access to
the Pandora Radio online music service. Currently Pandora is the only online
music service available, but more music services will be added in the
- Music Stored On Your Computer: The SoundTouch SA-4 can
play back MP3, WMA, and AAC music files that are managed by iTunes or
Windows Media Player on your Windows or Mac computer. Your computer must be
connected to the same wired or wireless home network as the SoundTouch SA-4.
- AirPlay for iOS devices: You are able to stream stored
music and music apps from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the SoundTouch
Wi-Fi music systems via AirPlay. You can also stream your entire iTunes
music library on your laptop/desktop computer using Apple's free
for iPod touch/iPhone/iPad. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS
4.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network as
the SoundTouch music system.
Note: You cannot stream music stored on an Android
phone or from apps on an Android phone to the Bose SoundTouch system.
Six Presets: You can personalize six presets to your
favorite streaming music services (Pandora) and Internet radio stations, or
playlists, artists, albums, and songs from your computer's music library. The
presets can easily be set, changed, and accessed directly on the system or with
the free SoundTouch app on your computer or iOS/Android device. You cannot set
presets for AirPlay or the Aux input.
Multi-Room Compatible: You can link up to four SoundTouch
music systems together for a multi-room/multi-source audio experience. You are
able to play the same music source or different music source on each SoundTouch
system, using the SoundTouch app on your computer or iOS/Android device.
USB Ports (Setup Only): The USB type-A and type-B connectors
on the back of the included network adapter are for setup only. These connectors are
not designed to playback or charge smartphones, tablets, thumbdrives, or
other similar devices.
Dimensions & Weight:
- Amplifier: 14.25" (w) x 4.25" (h) x 5.5" (d); 11.0 lbs
- Network Adapter: 2.5" (w) x 2.0" (h) x 9.375"
(d); 12.0 oz
- Remote Controller: 4.125" (diameter) x 1.125" (depth); 8.0 oz