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Bose Music Amplifier Amplified wireless music player with Apple AirPlay® 2, Chromecast built-in, Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®

Item # 018MUSCAMP

If you love Bose, you'll appreciate this sleek, flexible, powerful, "just-add-speakers" streaming amp.

If you love Bose, you'll appreciate this sleek, flexible, powerful, "just-add-speakers" streaming amp.

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Item # 018MUSCAMP

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About the Bose Music Amplifier

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Sleek, powerful streaming amp

Bose's Music Amplifier gives you access to your favorite streaming music sources with easy control from an app on your smartphone. And it has 125 watts x 2 channels on tap for driving up to two pairs of passive speakers. You can also connect more traditional digital and analog sources and even make this amp part of a Bose multi-room sound system.

Sleek, powerful streaming amp

Bose Music Amplifier Amplified wireless music player with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®

Just add your favorite passive speakers to the Bose Music Amplifier for fantastic streaming audio.

Bose's Music Amplifier gives you access to your favorite streaming music sources with easy control from an app on your smartphone. And it has 125 watts x 2 channels on tap for driving up to two pairs of passive speakers. You can also connect more traditional digital and analog sources and even make this amp part of a Bose multi-room sound system.

Install it out of the way or allow its elegant glass-topped design to shine on your tabletop. Either way, you'll get fantastic Bose sound.

Wireless options

You'll connect this amp to your home network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Then you can stream to it using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi with the Bose Music app. You can also use the app to connect to compatible Bose speakers and sound bars for multi-room streaming. Apple AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in give you even more options for whole-house audio, allowing you to connect to older Bose SoundTouch products and compatible speakers and components from other brands.

If you want voice control of the Music Amplifier, you'll need to connect a Bose smart speaker/soundbar (or other virtual assistant) that has Amazon Alexa and Google Voice Assistant onboard.

Flexible wired connections

The Music Amplifier has digital and analog inputs that let you connect your favorite sources — even a turntable with a phono preamp. Want more bass? You can connect a Bose Bass Module 500 or 700 to the subwoofer output. 

This amp comes with a bracket for wall- or rack-mounting, and you can daisy-chain multiple amps together and control them from the first amp. You can also pass your Ethernet connection on through the amp using its Ethernet output.

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Product highlights:

  • 125 watts x 2 into 8 ohms or 4 ohms
    • stereo and mono settings
  • connects to your network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi for music streaming
  • built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
  • Apple AirPlay® 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music
  • Chromecast built-in offers flexible streaming and whole-house music options with compatible devices
  • Spotify Connect lets you control playback on the Music amp from the Spotify app
  • elegant design with glass top
  • works with two pairs of speakers
  • works with compatible Bose Music Wi-Fi® enabled speakers for multi-room listening
  • Bose SimpleSync™ lets you pair to other compatible Bose products
Bose Music app:
  • free download from Apple App Store and Google Play
  • support for online music services, including Amazon Music, Spotify Premium, Pandora, Deezer Premium, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and SiriusXM (subscriptions required for some services)
  • expand your multi-room system with additional Bose smart speakers and sound bars
  • remote control of each connected compatible Bose component
  • play the same song through multiple speakers or different songs in different rooms
  • six presets offer instant music playback with the press of a button on the speaker or remote
  • simple app-based setup using your mobile device
Connections:
  • analog stereo RCA input
  • digital optical input
  • analog stereo RCA output
  • 3.5 mm proprietary stereo minijack bass output for connecting a Bose Bass Module 500 or 700 (sold separately)
    • Bass Module requires wired connection
  • Ethernet input and output
  • USB-C port for service only
  • two pairs of euro-block speaker terminals
    • use minimum 8-ohms speakers when connecting two pairs
  • AC power cord input
Dimensions and warranty:
  • 8-5/16"W x 2-15/16"H x 8-15/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • weight: 5.1 lbs.
  • MFR # 867236-1100

What's in the box:

  • Streaming amplifier
  • 5' AC power cord
  • 2 Euro-block terminals (pre-installed)
  • Wall bracket
  • Rack bracket
  • 3 Long screws
  • 3 Short screws
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions

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Features & specs

Connections
Ethernet Port Yes
USB-A Port 0
USB-B Port 0
3.5mm Input No
RCA Input Yes
XLR Input No
Phono Input No
Digital Input Y
HDMI Input No
Headphone Jack No
Subwoofer Output Stereo Minijack
Wireless Features
Bluetooth Built-in
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Wi-Fi Bands 2.4, 5GHz
Audio Specs
Max. Digital Audio Bit Depth 24-bit
Max. Digital Audio Sample Rate 96 kHz
High-res Audio Playback
From Network Yes
From USB Thumb Drive (USB-A) No
From Computer (USB-B) No
Ecosystems
Apple AirPlay Yes
Apple AirPlay 2 Yes
DTS Play-Fi No
Chromecast built-in Yes
Roon No
Sonos No
HEOS No
MusicCast No
SoundTouch No
Bose Home Speaker No
WiSA No
BluOS No
Klipsch Stream No
KEF Stream No
Music Services
Amazon Music Yes
Apple Music AirPlay 2
iHeart Radio Yes
Pandora Yes
Qobuz No
SiriusXM Yes
Spotify Connect
Tidal No
TuneIn Yes
YouTube Music No
Control
Handheld Remote No
Control by app Apple iOS, Android
Amazon Alexa Optional
Google Assistant Optional
Other Specs
Width (Inches) 8.3125
Height (Inches) 2.9375
Depth (Inches) 8.9375
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Audio Section
Network Audio Integration
Advanced Control Options

Audio Section

125W x 2Ch Amplifier: The Bose Music Amplifier is rated at 125 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms from 20Hz to 20kHz with no more than 0.1% THD. The stereo amplifier is 4 ohm stable, so you can power a single pair of 4 ohm loudspeakers or up to two pair of 8 ohm loudspeakers.

  • The Bose Music Amplifier is considered a single zone with one or two pair of speakers connected, and will always power each speaker and play the same audio source simultaneously.
  • If two pairs of speakers are connected, it is recommended that they be the same type of speaker. Both pairs will get the same EQ applied.

Amplifier Settings: The Bose Music Amplifier is equipped with four dip-switches (labeled A, B, C, D) on the rear-panel that offer advanced amplifier settings.

  • Main/Supplemental: The "A" dip-switch lets you set the amplifier to Main or Supplemental. The Main setting allows you to connect the amplifier to your network over a wireless or wired connection using the Bose Music app. The Supplemental setting allows you to use the Bose Music Amplifier as a secondary amplifier and daisy-chain to another Bose Music Amplifier via a stereo RCA line-level connection.
  • Stereo/Mono: The "C" dip-switch lets you choose between Stereo or Mono operation. Use Stereo when you speakers closer together in the same room. Mono is best when you have speakers far apart in the same room or different rooms.
  • Variable/Fixed: The "D" dip-switch can be used to select between Variable or Fixed volume for the Bose Music Amplifier's line-level output. The Variable setting allows you to use the Bose Music app to adjust the volume output level, while the Fixed setting allows you to control the volume output level for the connect source device.
  • Future Use: The "B" dip-switch is reserved for future use (no ETA).

Speaker EQ Settings: There are three "Speaker Setting" dip-switches (labeled 1, 2, 3) that allow you to apply customized EQ settings for the Bose 251 Environment Speakers and Bose Virtually Invisible 791 speakers (sold separately), or a flat EQ setting for all other brands and models of passive loudspeakers. Over time, additional Bose EQs may be added. See Owner's Manual for exact dip-switch positioning.

Analog & Digital Audio Inputs: The Bose Music Amplifier is outfitted with both an analog stereo RCA input and a optical (toslink) digital input for connecting an external audio source device. The optical (toslink) digital input supports 2ch PCM audio (up to 24-bit/96kHz).

  • A separate phono preamp or a turntable with a built-in preamp (both sold separately) is required for connection of a record player.
  • The optical (toslink) digital input does not support Dolby Digital, DTS, or other multichannel surround formats.

Built-in Bluetooth 4.2: The Bose Music Amplifier offers built-in support for wireless audio playback (A2DP) and control (AVRCP), plus the option to stream the same audio from the Bose Music Amplifier to a single Bluetooth-enabled Bose noise canceling headphone or Bose SoundLink speaker via SimpleSync technology and the Bose Music App.

  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming: With built-in Bluetooth, the Bose Music Amplifier can wirelessly play back stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. You can pair eight Bluetooth source devices to the speaker, but only one can be actively connected and used for playback at a time. Music control and song/artist/album information display will be done from your connected Bluetooth source device. The amplifier has a Bluetooth wireless range of approximately 30'.
  • Bose SimpleSync: Bose SimpleSync allows you to pair a member of the Bose Home Speaker family (such as the Music Amplifier) with a single Bose SoundLink portable Bluetooth speaker or a Bose noise canceling headphone (all sold separately - see Accessories Tab) for playback of the same audio signal. Use the Bose Music app on your Apple iOS or Android device to setup and enable SimpleSync. SimpleSync then provides a one-to-one connection for a maximum of two Bose products (the Music Amplifier and a SoundLink speaker or noise canceling headphone). The two products must remain within typical Bluetooth wireless range (30') of each other to stay connected. You'll be able to listen to the same audio signal from the Music Amplifier on a connected Bose SoundLink speaker or noise canceling headphone (you cannot listen to different sources). You can choose to listen on both the Music Amplifier and the SoundLink speaker or noise canceling headphone at the same time with independent volume control; or just one speaker or the headphone.
Note: You cannot wirelessly stream Bluetooth audio to the Bose Music Amplifier and use SimpleSync at the same time. You can only sync audio from the Bose Music Amplifier to a single Bluetooth speaker or headphone; not from the Bluetooth speaker or headphone to the Bose Music Amplifier.

Euroblock Speaker Output Terminals: The Bose Music Amplifier includes two detachable 4-pin euroblock speaker output terminals that can be used to connect one pair of 4 ohm loudspeakers or up two pair of 8 ohm loudspeakers. The Euroblock speaker terminals will accept 18AWG to 14AWG bare speaker wire (not compatible with banana plugs, spade lugs, or pin connectors).

  • Use 18AWG speaker wire for wire runs up to 30'.
  • Use 16AWG speaker wire for wire runs up to 45'.
  • Use 14AWG speaker wire for wire runs up to 70'.

Minijack Sub Output: The Bose Music Amplifier features a proprietary stereo minijack sub output for connection of a Bose Bass Module (including the Bose Bass Module 700 or Bass Module 500 - sold separately). The proprietary stereo minijack sub output is equipped with a fixed low-pass crossover filter specifically designed for the Bass Module 700 or 500.

  • A stereo 3.5mm minijack audio cable (sold separately) is required for connection. The cable should not be more than 15'.
  • The Bose Music Amplifier does not support wireless connectivity to the Bass Module 700 or 500.
  • The proprietary stereo minijack sub output cannot be used with other brands and models of powered subwoofers.

Stereo Line-Level Output: The stereo RCA line-level output allows you to daisy-chain multiple Bose Music Amplifiers by connecting the stereo RCA line-level output of the "Main" Bose Music Amplifier to the stereo RCA input of a "Supplemental" Bose Music Amplifier(s). You can connect up to a total of five amplifiers (1 Main / 4 Supplemental). The stereo RCA line-level output is full-range and can be set to a Variable or Fixed volume level.

  • Supplements amplifiers only support audio playback from its stereo RCA line-level input that is daisy-chained to the Main amplifier.
  • Supplemental amplifiers play the same audio as the Main amplifier and do not display on your network or the Bose Music app on your mobile device.

Overload Protection: The amplifier's overload protection feature automatically reduces maximum power output to prevent the amplifier from getting too hot. This may occur when the amplifier plays at high volume for a long duration or if it is installed in a location with limited ventilation. Full maximum output automatically returns as the amplifier cools down.

Mounting & Placement Options: The Bose Music Amplifier can be table-top, wall, or rack mounted. The included brackets and hardware allow for wall and rack mounting. The amp mounts vertically on the wall. Two amps can be placed side-by-side in a rack.

  • For optimum performance, place the amplifier in a well-ventilated area; do not place the amplifier in a completely enclosed area.
  • Keep the rear-panel of the amplifier at least 3" to 6" away from any other surface, so not to block airflow from the back of the amplifier.
  • To avoid interference, keep other wireless equipment 1' to 3' away from the amplifier.

Note: The Bose Music Amplifier must be mounted indoors. It is not designed for outdoor use.

USB-C Service Port: The rear-panel USB-C port is for service purpose only.

AC Power Required: The included 5' AC power cord (2-prong C7) plugs into the back of the Bose Music Amplifier and an AC power outlet or surge protector (sold separately).

Network Audio Integration

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Bose Music Amplifier offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) connection to your home network. The Bose Music Amplifier is equipped with dual Ethernet RJ45 jacks and built-in dual-band (2.4/5GHz) WiFi (802.11 b/g/n). The dual Ethernet RJ45 jacks allow you to daisy-chain a wired network connection between multiple Bose Music Amplifiers. The amplifier's network connection can be setup initially from the Bose Music app (for Apple iOS 14.1+ and Android OS 7.0+).

Multiroom Audio: The Bose Music Amplifier is part of a new family of Smart Home speakers and soundbars from Bose that can be used to create a wireless multiroom audio system over your home's WiFi network. You can start with one Bose Music Amplifier and more Bose Smart Home Speakers to create a wireless multiroom audio system in your home.

  • Number of Audio Zones: You can create up to 4 audio zones. Each zone can be set to play the same audio source or set to play a different audio sources. You can also group different zones together.
  • Compatible Multiroom Audio Sources: Analog & digital inputs, Internet radio, select online music services, and Bluetooth audio can be listened to on just the Bose Music Amplifier, multiple Bose Music Amplifiers, or the Bose Music Amplifier and multiple Bose Smart Home Speakers.
  • Incompatible Multiroom Audio Sources: AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in do not support multiroom audio distribution via the Bose Smart Home application (multiroom audio distribution can only be done with other AirPlay 2 and Chromecast compatible devices).
Note: The family of Bose Smart Home speakers and soundbars is not compatible with the family of Bose SoundTouch products.

Online Music Services: The Bose Music Amplifier can play music directly from select streaming music services over WiFi through the Bose Music app (for Apple iOS 14.1+ and Android OS 7.0+). These music services can be controlled from the Bose Music App on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device, as well as Alexa or Google Assistant using optional Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant enabled devices (sold separately).

  • TuneIn: TuneIn includes access to more than 100,000 free internet radio streams from all corners of the globe. Just select the TuneIn logo from the main Music menu and browse among the 100,000 stations neatly organized into popular categories and select a station that appeals to your mood.
  • Pandora: Pandora is personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark stations and easily switch between favorites.
  • Spotify Connect: Spotify Connect enables Spotify users to instantly select and wirelessly stream music to the speaker from within the Spotify app (Apple iOS or Android). Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.
  • SiriusXM: SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more. Subscription fees will apply.
  • iHeart Radio: iHeart Radio: is a free, all-in-one digital radio and music streaming service that lets you listen to thousands of live stations from across the country and allows you to create personalized custom stations featuring songs from the artist you select and similar music.
  • Amazon Music: Listen to over a million songs, thousands of playlists, and ad-free personalized stations with Amazon Music. Requires an Amazon Prime membership (currently $10.99 per month or $99 per year). You can also upload your personal music collection from iTunes or Google Play Music to your music library on Amazon and then stream your music to the Bose Smart Home speaker.
  • Deezer: Deezer is an online music service offering over 43 million tracks starting at $9.99 a month. Discover the perfect playlist or make your own, as well as browse curated collections by genre.

AirPlay 2: AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any sound from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on the Bose Music Amplifier and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers and devices throughout your home. You will also be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music on the Bose Music Amplifier. You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the Bose Music Amplifier.

Note: AirPlay 2 does not support multiroom audio distribution via Bose Smart Home. Multiroom audio distribution can only be done with other AirPlay 2 compatible devices (sold separately).

Chromecast Built-In: Chromecast Built-in lets you cast many of your favorite music apps (including internet radio, online music services, and podcasts) from your Apple iOS or Android device to the Bose Music Amplifier. Simply tap the Cast button from a Chromecast built-in compatible app on your Apple iOS or Android OS device to start streaming to the Bose Music Amplifier. While you are casting, you can still use your phone to answer a phone call, play a game, send a text, and even leave the room - all without interrupting what's playing through the soundbar speaker system. You'll need to download the Google Home app (for Apple iOS 14.0+ and Android OS 8.0+) in order to setup Chromecast built-in.

  • Music & Radio: Chromecast built-in streams audio directly from the cloud, so you get the 24-bit/96kHz sound quality and the ability to enjoy crystal clear sound exactly the way the artist intended. Chromecast built-in supports FLAC, WAV, AAC, and MP3 music files. Play music from popular music services and search by artist, song, genre, album playlist, mood, or activity. You can also listen to your favorite internet radio stations and podcasts. Compatible music and internet radio apps include Tidal, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, YouTube Music, and more (subscriptions and fees will apply). For a list of all compatible Chromecast Built-in apps click here. You'll also be able to stream your favorite music, playlists, podcasts, and more that are stored on your Android OS device to the Bose Music Amplifier. You cannot stream stored content on an Apple iOS device using Chromecast built-in. If you're on your laptop or computer, you can also cast any music streaming website through the Chrome web browser to the speaker.
  • Multiroom Audio: By adding multiple Chromecast built-in speakers in your home, you can create a whole house audio experience. You can play the same Chromecast built-in compatible music app (like Tidal, Spotify, or Pandora) on all speakers or groups of speakers in different rooms of your home. You'll be able control the multiroom audio system from the Google Home app on your compatible mobile device or using your voice and the built-in Google Assistant.
  • Optional Voice Control: You can use your voice and Google Assistant enabled device (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) to control playback of compatible Chromecast built-in music apps. With a simple voice command, you can play music from Chromecast compatible music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood or activity. You can also turn up the volume, skip to the next track, or stop the music.

Note: Chromecast built-in does not support multiroom audio distribution via Bose Smart Home. Multiroom audio distribution can only be done with other Chromecast built-in compatible devices (sold separately).

Advanced Control Options

Bose Music App: The Bose Music app (for Apple iOS 14.1+ and Android OS 7.0+) lets you set up and control compatible Bose Music Amplifier and Smart Speakers from your Apple iOS or Android device. It works with one or many of the new Bose family of amplifiers, smart speakers, and soundbars. Using the app, your mobile device acts as a remote for the Bose Music Amplifier. From the app, you can stream music, set and change presets, add music services, and explore internet radio stations.

  • Music Control: The Bose Music app lets you browse and play the music you love from Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more from your Apple iOS or Android device. The Bose Music app also  makes it easy to set your favorite playlists or stations as presets (up to 6 presets), so you can access them effortlessly.
  • Multi-Room/Multi-Source:The Bose Music app lets you control one or multiple Bose Music Amplifiers, Smart Speakers, and Soundbars in your home. You can play the same music throughout your home or listen to different music in different areas.
  • Audio Settings: Use the Bose Music app tp adjust the Bass & Treble levels, depending on your personal preferences or the kind of music.
  • Multiple Users: The Bose Music app lets multiple users personalize their experience and control their content. One person can quickly access their Spotify playlist, while another easily listens to the latest podcast. Now it's simple for the whole household to enjoy their favorite music and more. 

Note: Simply download the Bose Music app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android OS device, plug in the amplifier, and open the app to get started. The app will guide you through setting up your account for the Bose Music Amplifier and adding your account information for your favorite music services.

Optional Voice Control: The Bose Music Amplifier is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant enabled devices (sold separately - see Accessories Tab), allowing you to control your music with voice commands over a WiFi network connection. You'll need to download either Alexa app (for Apple iOS 14.0+ and Android OS 8.0+) or Google Home app (for Apple iOS 14.0+ and Android OS 8.0+) onto your compatible mobile device, as well as select which digital voice assistant you are using in the Bose Music app (for Apple iOS 14.1+ and Android OS 7.0+) - only one digital voice assistant can be assigned in the Bose Music app.

Note: Voice control requires an external Amazon Alexa enabled device or external Google Assistant enabled device (both sold separately). The Bose Music Amplifier is not equipped with its own built-in microphone.

Network Standby: The Bose Music Amplifier transitions to network standby when audio has stopped and there is no operation for approximately 20 minutes. To wake the amplifier from network standby, play or resume audio using the Bose Music app on your compatible mobile device or reconnect a Bluetooth source.

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Will a Tahoe bose stock amplifier work in a chevy sliverado bose stock?
anthony  Jan 17, 2024
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It sounds like you are asking about factory equipment Anthony, we do not provide any fitment information for OEM parts. If you are upgrading or replacing any of your original equipment Bose parts, we advise using aftermarket replacement amps and speakers. We are always here to help!
bo  Jan 17, 2024 (Staff)
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Would I be able to connect my Technics turntable to the amplifier?
vince  Nov 01, 2023
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If your Technics has a built-in phono preamp, then it will be possible to connect the turntable directly into the RCA inputs on the back of the Bose Music Amplifier. If your Technics does not have an onboard phono preamp, it will be necessary to use an outboard phono preamp between the turntable and the Bose.
zachary  Nov 01, 2023 (Staff)
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I am interested in purchasing the Bose Music Amplifier with a pair of 791's for my patio and a pair of 251's for my yard. Firstly, does the amplifier have a setting that will allow me to switch off the outdoor speakers and only play the indoor ones, or vice versa? Secondly, I've seen reviews that both pairs of speakers should be the same model. Will mixing the pairs significantly compromise the performance?
brent  Aug 04, 2023
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The Bose Music Amplifier is considered a single zone with one or two pair of speakers connected and will always power each speaker and play the same audio source simultaneously, Brent. This means with two pairs connected sadly no switching, but you could install an in-wall volume control for the outdoor speakers like the Niles VCS100K in the first link below. Since the same equalizer is applied to both pairs Bose does advise using the exact same pair, and this is made trickier with your setup specifically. The Amplifier has rear-panel DIP switches for custom speaker EQ settings when using Bose Virtually Invisible 791 in-ceiling speakers and Bose 251 environmental speakers, using both pairs as you intend you will have to make a choice choosing one or the other and sound quality could be compromised on whichever pair doesn't get the specific EQ. I would simply use two of the Bose Music Amplifiers (one to drive each pair) to attain your zone separation goals and have the best possible sound. This would also give you on/off and volume control via app. I hope this helps! https://www.crutchfield.com/p_190VCS100K/Niles-VCS100K.html
bo  Aug 04, 2023 (Staff)
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Bought this directly from Bose and neither the analog or optical inputs are functional. You probably need to note this as purchasers will return the product. Bose technical support trying to figure it out. Even bought a second one and same problem. Appears they release new product in Oct without thoroughly testing. Only good for streaming?
jo  Feb 04, 2023
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Greetings Jo, and thank you for your question. We have not had any reports og this issue until your post. We reached out to our Bose rep, and he reached out to the Bose Global Service Readiness Director, who supports the Bose Music Amp. This is what we got back from him " two possible things; one, the amp has to be set up in the Bose Music App for the RCA and optical inputs to work. And you need to select those as a source in BoseMusicAmp. The amp will not auto detect and audio signal and select that as a source. I can say that I've been testing this amp since May, and I've set up at least five of these amps with no issues using external sources"
hogan  Feb 08, 2023 (Staff)
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Would this comfortably power a pair of Bose 301 series iii? From the 90's? The power is there but I wasn't sure if this would be the best option? Any suggestions would be REALLY APPRECIATED!!!
matt  Dec 25, 2022
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This Bose streaming amp definitely can work with your Bose 301 III speakers! But it is not the only amp that can power those speakers. We have a lot of different choices that can help get different levels of audio streaming, connectivity, and different final sound profile as well. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to discuss your goals and preferences to get a personal recommendation on an amp
jason  Dec 26, 2022 (Staff)
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