Wireless Music Streaming
CD, Tuner, & Aux
Tabletop Wireless Music System: The Bose Wave SoundTouch
provides rich, room-filling sound from a compact tabletop
wireless music system that fits just about
anywhere in your home. The Bose Wave SoundTouch features a built-in AM/FM tuner
and CD player, a rear-panel Aux input, and includes the SoundTouch pedestal. With
the addition of the SoundTouch pedestal
to the Wave music system, you can listen to music stored on your Windows PC or Mac
select online Music services like Pandora, iHeart, and Spotify. You also get
built-in Bluetooth music streaming.
Waveguide Speaker Technology: Bose proprietary waveguide speaker
combines with advanced digital electronics to deliver performance well beyond
the speakers' size. Two 26" folded waveguides are precisely tuned to amplify the
output from the transducers (speakers) to reproduce lifelike sound from the
Talk Radio Mode: Talk radio broadcasts can be greatly affected by
either the microphone selection or the boosting of low frequencies by some
radio stations. They do so in an attempt to improve speech when heard
through conventional radios. In high-quality audio products, this results in
sound that is unnatural or bass heavy. By selecting the "Talk Radio" mode,
your SoundTouch automatically adjusts to compensate for artificially
boosted low frequencies.
Placement: Place the Bose SoundTouch on a table or other flat
surface. To enjoy maximum audio performance, place the
SoundTouch across the room from where you will be listening. For best
audio performance, place the Wave music system
within 2' of a wall, and avoid placing directly in a corner.
Wireless Music Streaming
SoundTouch Pedestal: The included SoundTouch Pedestal lets you
Internet radio, select online music services, and your computer's music library
to the Bose Wave SoundTouch music system using your home's WiFi network. The
SoundTouch Pedestal also includes point-to-point Bluetooth music streaming. The Bose
SoundTouch Pedestal plugs into Wave music system's rear-panel
"Bose-Link" port. The Wave music system rests on top of the pedestal.
Wireless or Wired Network Connection: The SoundTouch
Pedestal offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) connection to your home
network. The system features a rear-panel Ethernet R-J45 port and built-in WiFi
(802.11 b/g; 2.4 GHz). The system's network connection can be setup initially
from the SoundTouch Controller App on your Apple iOS (5.1.1+) device or Android
(4.0.3+) smartphone/tablet. You can also use the included microUSB-to-USB cable,
along with the SoundTouch Controller App for system setup from your Windows PC
(XP/7/8) or Mac (OS X 10.68+) computer.
SoundTouch Controller App: The Bose SoundTouch Controller
app is required for initial setup and control of the Bose SoundTouch wireless
music system. The Bose SoundTouch Controller app can be downloaded on your Apple
iOS device, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, or Mac computer. Now you'll
be able to setup and control the SoundTouch wireless music system from your
Apple iOS or Android device, or from your Windows or Mac computer. Once initial
setup is complete, you can use this app to explore Internet radio, select
music services, or browse your music library from your home network and computer
on the Bose SoundTouch wireless music system through the Bose SoundTouch
Controller app on your Apple iOS/Android device or Windows/Mac computer.
- For Apple iOS or Android: You can download the free
SoundTouch Controller app (from the
Google Play Store) onto your Apple iOS (iOS 5.1.1+) or Android (4.0.3+)
device so you can setup and control the Bose system from your mobile device.
- For Windows PC or Mac Computer: The SoundTouch
Controller app for Windows & Mac lets you setup and control the Bose
SoundTouch system from your Windows PC (XP/7/8) or Mac computer (OS X
10.6.8+). Simply install the
SoundTouch app onto your Windows PC or Mac computer.
Variety Of Music Sources: The SoundTouch wireless music
system 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 + Online Music: The SoundTouch system
lets you play Internet radio stations from around the world. You also get
access to the Pandora,
Connect, iHeart Radio,
and Deezer (coming
soon) online music services. More music services will be added in the
- Music Stored On Your Computer: The SoundTouch wireless
system can play back MP3, WMA, AAC. and ALAC music files that are managed by
iTunes or Windows Media Player on your Windows or Mac computer. You computer
must be connected to the same wired or wireless home network as the
- Bluetooth Music Streaming: With built-in Bluetooth, the
Wave SoundTouch system wirelessly plays back stored music and music apps
from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iOS iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android
smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, or other Bluetooth
compatible device. You can pair up to eight devices with one actively
connected. You will need to setup
the Wave SoundTouch on your WiFi network and perform all system updates
before you can pair your Bluetooth device and stream audio.
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 with the free
SoundTouch app on your computer or iOS/Android device. You cannot set presets
for Bluetooth or the Aux input.
Multiroom: The SoundTouch Pedestal also enables Bose Wave
music system to work with other
Bose SoundTouch wireless speakers (sold separately) throughout
the house to create a multiroom listening experience. In "Play Everywhere"
mode, these systems work together as one to play the same music, ideal for
parties. Or, they can be used to play different music in different rooms. 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.
- Compatible Sources: The Bose Wave SoundTouch's internet radio &
online music services, as well as computer & Bluetooth audio streaming can
be part of the SoudTouch multiroom audio distribution system.
- Non-Compatible Sources: The Bose Wave SoundTouch's CD player,
AM/FM tuner, and Aux input do not support multiroom audio distribution.
Note: For most home networks, you can
link up to four SoundTouch music systems together for a
multi-room/multi-source audio experience. For more than four
rooms, Bose recommends using Ethernet wired connections to
some of the SoundTouch systems.
USB Ports (Setup Only): The USB type-A and type-B connectors
on the back of the system are for setup and updates only. These connectors are
not designed to playback or charge smartphones, tablets, thumbdrives, or
other similar devices.
CD, Tuner, & Aux
CD Player: The Wave SoundTouch has a single CD slot for playback
of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The player supports playback of MP3
(64-128kbps; 32-44.1kHz) music
files recorded onto CD-R or CD-RW discs. Disc playback is controlled from the
included IR remote. Song/artist information of MP3 music files are displayed on
the unit's front-panel LCD.
- Play Modes: While a CD is playing, you
can change the way it is played. Choose Normal Play, Shuffle
(Disc/Folder/Repeat), or Repeat (Disc/Folder/Track). The play
mode will return to Normal Play whenever a new CD is inserted.
- Search Functions: Search functions include
Fast Forward, Rewind, Next Track, and Previous Track.
- Resume Playback: When you play a stopped
CD it will always resume from the place it was stopped.
- Auto Reload: If you eject a CD but do
not remove it from the CD player slot within 10 seconds, the
CD player will pull the CD back into the player, reload it,
and start playing.
- The CD player does not support multiroom audio distribution.
- Music files on an MP3 CD are played according to the folder
structure on the disc.
Advanced AM/FM Tuner: The Bose SoundTouch comes with a
built-in FM/AM tuner. The SoundTouch power cord is used as an antenna for FM radio.
If, after adjusting the position of the power
cord, you still experience poor reception, you may need to install an external
antenna. An external FM dipole antenna with a 3.5mm connector can be ordered
through Bose Customer Service.
- RDS: When you select FM radio, RDS information for the
current station is displayed like artist name and song titles (when
- Presets: You can store up to 6 FM and 6 AM radio stations for quick
Note: The AM/FM tuner does not support multiroom audio
Aux Input: There is a rear-panel 3.5mm Aux input for connecting an
external analog audio source, like your smartphone or tablet. The Aux input does
not support multiroom audio distribution.
Headphone Out: The SoundTouch comes with a rear-panel 3.5mm headphone jack
for private listening. Plugging in a set of headphones will mute the SoundTouch 's speakers.
If an alarm or timer sounds while using headphones, it will sound through
the SoundTouch speakers.
Touch Pad & Remote Control: The Wave SoundTouch
has a touch-sensitive switch under the top, front, center area of the enclosure.
Momentarily placing your hand on the touch pad can turn the SoundTouch on
or off. You can operate volume, station selection, disc playback, and WiFi music
playback functions with the convenient IR wireless remote control.
There are even Thumbs up/Thumbs down buttons on the remote control for
customized listening. The
remote normally works within 20' of the display.
Front-Panel Display w/ Auto Brightness: The Bose Wave music
system features a front-panel display which will indicate the set time, station
identification, RDS-text information, ID3-tag information, and WiFi music info
(when available). The brightness level
of the display automatically adjusts itself for low and high ambient light
conditions. This feature brightens the display for better visibility in high
ambient light conditions and dims the display making it
less intrusive in low ambient light conditions. High and low brightness settings
can be set independently.
Alarm Clock: The Bose SoundTouch offers a 12-
or 24-hr alarm clock with Dual Alarms, Snooze, and Sleep Timer.
- Dual Alarms: Two different wakeup times may be set, customized for each
person's preferences (radio station, disc, or beep, volume, etc.). This is handy if two
people wake at different times.
- Snooze: Simply tap the unit's top-panel touch pad to activate the
Snooze function. The snooze time can be set to 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or 60
- Sleep Timer: The Sleep Timer can be set to shut the unit off
automatically after a selected period of time (10-90 minutes in 10 minute
AC Power w/ Auto Standby: The Bose SoundTouch operates off
standard household current (120V~50/60Hz,
60W) using its integrated power supply and 8' detachable
AC power cord. After 24 hours of no button presses the system automatically
switches to standby (off). If the 30 minute system standby timer is enabled, the
system automatically switches to standby if no audio is played and no buttons
are pressed for 30 minutes.
Note: If the Wave SoundTouch loses power due to a power outage or
unplugging the unit to move it, all system settings will be permanently
retained. However, the clock time will only be temporarily stored in backup
memory for up to 48 hours.