Wave® music system III

€ 699.95
€ 599.95
Wave® music system III
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Wherever your music lives, it comes alive here

The Wave® music system III, the all-in-one system for all your music—now with even more convenience, more precise DAB/FM/AM radio reception and more onscreen text information. Plus, system packages work with the ways we get our music today: Internet radio, smartphone apps, tablet, music from your computer—and whatever the future may bring. These additions can turn your Wave® music system III into a complete home audio hub.

Yet even as this system evolves, its legacy remains unchanged: elegant, easy-to-use, delivering sound way beyond its size.

Touch-top control

On/off/snooze with just a simple tap

Dual independent alarms

Set two different wake-up times with independent alarms

RDS text display

Advanced tuner with radio text display

Bose Waveguide speaker technology

Award-winning sound from a compact system

Simply tap the top of the system to turn it on or off, or snooze

Elegant simplicity

Just plug in the system and you're ready to go. The touch-top controls for on/off/snooze are completely invisible. Regular or home-burned CDs/MP3 CDs load directly into the front, eliminating moving CD shelves or doors. This system fits virtually anywhere in your home.

Big sound from a compact system

Advanced digital electronics and proprietary waveguide speaker technology helps deliver performance well beyond the system's size.

Plays well with all your music

There's a built-in CD player and DAB/FM/AM radio. Custom packages also let you enjoy music from your iPod®, smartphone, computer, tablet or any Bluetooth® device.

Just tap the top of the Wave music system III to snooze or turn system on or off

Wake up to convenience

Addicted to the snooze control? We've made it easy enough to trigger in your sleep. When the alarm or music comes on, just tap the top of your Wave® music system III. No remotes or buttons to locate. And our dual independent alarms let early birds rise without having to reset the wakeup time for a late-sleeping partner. Nice. And practical.

Advanced tuner shows more radio text information on the large visual display

Easy usability

The advanced DAB/FM/AM tuner delivers better radio reception. More song and station information now appears on the large visual display, with adjustable brightness and automatic night time dimming.

A slim infrared remote control lets you conveniently operate all system functions from anywhere in the room. You can instantly access your favourite stations with six DAB, six FM and six AM presets, and even move through your iTunes® or Internet radio playlists with certain custom packages.

Additional features

  • Auxiliary input to enjoy another audio source (e.g., MP3 or DVD player) through your Wave® system
  • Headphone jack for private listening
  • Bose® link easily connects your Wave® system to a compatible Bose Lifestyle® system for an expanded home entertainment network
System packages
Wave® music system III with Wave® III dock

Wave® music system III with Wave® III dock

Got an iPod or iPhone?* Enjoy it more with this package.

  • Play iTunes®, podcasts and more with Bose quality sound
  • Custom docking station charges your iPod/iPhone even while playing
  • Move through playlists with your Wave® remote

*Wave® III dock works with iPhone and most iPod models. See compatibility »

Wave® music system III with Bluetooth® music adapter

Wave® music system III with Bluetooth® music adapter

Hear music from your smartphone, tablet or computer, wirelessly.

  • Add Internet radio and MP3s from your Bluetooth® devices to your listening mix
  • Comes ready to play: no software, networks or special setup required
  • Holds up to six Bluetooth® devices in its memory for instant playing

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Front view
Top view
Remote control - front view
Remote control - side view



  • Height: 10.70 cm
  • Width: 36.80 cm
  • Depth: 21.90 cm
  • Weight: 3.90 kg

Remote control

  • Height: 9.53 cm
  • Width: 5.72 cm
  • Depth: 0.64 cm
  • Weight: 30.00 g


  • AUX input
  • FM antenna
  • Headphone jack
  • Bose® link

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In the box

Included items

  • Wave® music system III
  • 8 foot (2.4 m) AC power cord
  • Remote control (battery pre-installed)
  • 3.5 mm input cable
  • DAB dipole antenna
  • Antenna adapter
  • Demonstration CD



What different audio devices can I play through the Wave® music system III?

Aside from its built-in DAB/FM/AM radio and CD/MP3 CD player, the Wave® music system III can play audio from most of today’s portable music devices. The standard 3.5 mm AUX IN input accepts MP3 and DVD/CD players, music phones and even older audio cassette players. Dedicated Wave® accessories connect to the system's Bose® link input to offer a more robust listening experience from your compatible iPhone or iPod and wireless Bluetooth® devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Does the Wave® music system III offer dual independent alarms?

Yes. Two different wakeup times may be set, customized for each person's preferences (radio station or beep, volume, etc.). This is handy if two people wake at different times.

How many CDs can I load into the Wave® music system III?

The Wave® music system III has one CD slot.

Can I use headphones with the Wave® music system III?

Yes. The Wave® music system III comes with a headphone jack.

How many Wave® accessories can I connect to the Wave® music system III at one time?

One. The Wave® III dock plugs into the system's Bose® link input. Note: the Wave® III dock and Wave® Bluetooth® music adapter use the same Bose link input and thus cannot be plugged in at the same time.

Is the Wave® music system III compatible with Bose® link?

Yes. The Wave® music system III can be used as Bose Lifestyle® system expansion speakers via Bose® link.

What is the Wave® music system III warranty period?

The Wave® music system III is backed by a limited two-year warranty.


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