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Bose® SoundDock® 10 Bluetooth® digital music system

with iPhone®/iPod® dock

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Our take on the Bose® SoundDock® 10 Bluetooth® digital music system

by Ralph Graves
Bose

Wireless convenience, wonderful sound

With the Bose® SoundDock® 10 Bluetooth digital music system you have flexibility. It doesn't matter if you have the latest iPhone, Andoid tablet, laptop computer, or even portable game console. If you've got a Bluetooth-enabled device, you can enjoy legendary Bose® sound music apps, games, and videos — all streamed wirelessly to the SoundDock® 10 Bluetooth.

Advanced acoustic design makes the difference

The SoundDock® 10 Bluetooth delivers room-filling sound, but it doesn't need a lot of room to do it. The compact system features a powerful, rear-firing woofer to provide low-frequency punch. Bose® waveguide speaker technology efficiently uses the cabinet's interior to shape and enhance the sound as it leaves the woofer, for even better performance. The two built-in stereo speakers deliver clear, natural mids and highs. The end result is music that sounds great even in a large, open room.

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth dock

With the Bluetooth® dock, you can wirelessly stream music from your smartphone or tablet.

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Simple setup and operation

Just plug in the power cord, and the SoundDock® 10 Bluetooth is ready to go. You can use the built-in dock for most generations of iPhones or iPods (the iPhone 5 and 5th generation iPod touch require an optional adapter). Or you can insert the Bluetooth® dock into the connector for wireless connectivity to any Bluetooth-enabled device. Have a portable CD player or other non-Bluetooth device? No problem. An auxiliary input lets you play other portable devices through the system.

Highlights:

  • for most docking iPods and iPhones (iPhone 5, 5th generation iPod touch, and 7th generation iPod nano require optional Lightning adapter)
  • Bluetooth® dock for wireless streaming from smartphones, tablets, or computers
  • 7" woofer and Bose® waveguide speaker technology for deep bass
  • built-in stereo speakers
  • remote control included
  • minijack auxiliary input for other portable devices
  • AC adapter
  • weight: 18.5 lbs.
  • 17"W x 8-7/8"H x 9-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Amplified speaker system/docking station for iPod
  • Universal iPod dock adapter insert (installed)
  • 59" AC power cord
  • Wireless remote control (CR2032 Battery installed)
  • Bluetooth module
  • Owner's Guide
  • Bluetooth Dock Instructions
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • "Our Commitment To You" letter
  • Limited Warranty information
  • "Please complete for your records" note

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Features

Bose Waveguide Speaker Technology: The Bose SoundDock 10 Bluetooth Digital Music System provides a powerful, lifelike sound with generous tonal range for a room filling sound. Advanced waveguide speaker technology, only from Bose, enables full-bodied sound, especially in lower registers, for more natural-sounding bass and percussion instruments.

Integrated iPod/iPhone Dock: The Bose SoundDock 10 Bluetooth Digital Music System features an integrated Apple 30-pin iPod dock connector. The integrated dock offers audio/video playback, basic control, and charging of select iPods & iPhones.

  • Universal Dock Adapter: The SoundDock 10 Bluetooth Digital Music System comes with a pre-installed universal dock adapter, which accommodates most iPod models. If you prefer to use the dock adapter included with your iPod, you can easily remove the universal dock adapter and snap in your iPod-specific dock adapter. Dock adapters for most iPod and iPhone models are available directly from Apple.
  • RF Remote Control: An RF wireless remote control is included that offers basic iPod controls; Play/Pause, Volume up/down, Skip to previous/next track, Fast Forward/Rewind within a song, Playlist select and off. The clickwheel or touchscreen controls on the iPod/iPhone also work while connected to the SoundDock 10 Bluetooth Digital Music System. Because the remote is RF (and not IR), you can control the system's volume and your iPod/iPhone's music from across the room or even in another room without having to point the remote directly at the device.
  • Video Output: This system features a rear-panel composite video output for watching videos stored in your iPod/iPhone on your television.
  • Charging: The digital music system provides power to charge your iPod/iPhone during operation. The system provides power to charge your iPod/iPhone even if the speaker system is off.
Note: *The iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), and iPhone 5 will require the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter or Lightning to 30-pin cable (both, sold separately) in order to dock with this system.

Bluetooth Module: The Bose SoundDock 10 Bluetooth Digital Music System comes with a Bluetooth module that lets you wirelessly connect with any Bluetooth enabled device; such as your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, or laptop. You'll be able to wirelessly stream music stored on your device or from music apps on your device; like Pandora, iHeartRadio, MOG, or Spotify. And if you need to multitask, you can keep using your device while you listen to music. You can control basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause and Skip to previous/next track from the included remote control.

Note: In order to install the included Bluetooth module, you must first remove the system's iPod/iPhone dock connector (see owner's manual). The Bluetooth module then replaces the system's iPod/iPhone dock connector.

Apple Device Chart: This unit is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 9/26/2013).

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
Audio Video Output Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Information
video 5th 1.3 Y Composite Y Y N N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Composite Y Y N N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Composite Y Y N N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Composite Y Y N N N Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y Y N N N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Composite Y Y N N N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Composite Y Y N N N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Composite Y Y N N N Y
6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N N Y
7th* 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Composite Y Y N N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y Y
4th 6.1.3 Y Composite Y Y N N Y Y
5th* 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Composite Y Y N N Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y Y
4 7.0 Y Composite Y Y N N Y Y
4S 7.0 Y Composite Y Y N N Y Y
5* 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y Y
5C* 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y Y
5S* 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y Y
Notes:
  • *The iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), and iPhone 5/5C/5S will require the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter or Lightning to 30-pin cable (both, sold separately) in order to dock with this system.
  • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head 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.

Aux Input: The Bose SoundDock 10 Bluetooth Digital Music System has a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a external portable audio source other than your iPod/iPhone.

mini-USB Connector: The unit's mini-USB (type-B) port is designed for downloadable software updates that may be available in the future. By registering this product, you will automatically be notified of any necessary updates.

Non-Slip Feet: The bottom of the Bose SoundDock 10 Bluetooth Digital Music System features five surface-gripping rubber pads to provide a stable platform on most surfaces.

Auto Standby: The SoundDock 10 Bluetooth Digital Music System goes into standby mode 30 minutes after any one of the following conditions is detected.

  • Pressing the remote Off button.
  • Removing a docked Apple device.
  • Selecting Aux and there is no audio from the device connected to the Aux input, or removing the plug from the Aux input.
  • If using the Bluetooth module and there is no Bluetooth connection after searching for 30 minutes.
Note: The system never goes into standby mode while an Apple device is docked. The unit will return to the last volume setting used when turned on/off.

AC Power Cord: The unit is powered by the supplied detachable 59" AC power cord. It does not operate on battery power.

 
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5 out of 5

Until 2032 this is the last "stereo" you will need

Written By Chuckles, Northwest, Ohio on Thursday, July 25, 2013
 
My last GF bought this unit. I told her that I heard a Bose Wave II in a huge flower shop in metro Detroit and it sounded like an 8 speaker system. She lit it up at the "Yellow Tag" store. Instantly fell in love with it. I made that machine mine and she didn't care for heavy metal or classical music. Well, I get my own from Crutchfield here soon and yes, the sound is incredible. Thick bass (not overpowering or muddy) and good midrange and high plus the fullness of sound make it the choice for music in a large room or a small room. Remote works well also. It's prescence is so unassuming. It looks like a desk top speaker, but gives four speaker sound. I mean floorstanding sound too. Kudos to Bose. Well worth the investment for a long term piece of stereo equipment.
Pros:
Easy to set up. Sounds great and easy to use.
Cons:
It is kind of difficult to mate up the Ipod onto the dock. Have a light over the unit or one nearby (small flashlight). Bose should have made a contoured docking bezel so that it slides into the receptacle with ease, instead of the male component just sticking out. This is a minor annoyance, overall its a 9.7 out of 10.
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® 10 Bluetooth® digital music system

Written By Anonymous, Weslaco,tx on Sunday, July 21, 2013
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Easy to connect using bluetooth. Great sound. Heavy.
Pros:
Great customer service.
Cons:
Heavy
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® 10 Bluetooth®

Written By LarryF, Quincy, MA on Friday, January 18, 2013
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Once again I placed an order with Crutchfield purchasing the Bose SoundDock 10 Bluetooth. What I recived was a product that I loved and service from Crutchfield that was nothing short of outstanding from placing the order to receipt of product.
Pros:
Great product and great service.
Cons:
None.
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3 out of 5

Bose Sound Dock 10 with Bluetooth

Written By Argo, York Beach, ME on Thursday, December 27, 2012
 
The product is very good, but has a major flaw. With the latest IOS 6.02 the sound constantly drops out if you have wifi enabled on the phone. This becomes a big issue if you planned on streaming a wifi radio app.
Pros:
Sound quality Base can really fill a room
Cons:
Blue tooth drops out Controller
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