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Wave music system IV + optional SoundTouch Pedestal

AWARD-WINNING SYSTEM. LEGENDARY SOUND.

Overview

The sound of a much larger stereo for CDs, DAB/AM/FM radio and more

Enjoy rich, room-filling sound from a small music system that fits nearly anywhere—and now has a fresh design. The Bose® Wave music system IV includes a CD player, a DAB/AM/FM radio tuner and an input in the back for other sources.

  • Exclusive waveguide speaker technology delivers high-performance sound
  • CD/MP3 CD player with repeat, random and continuous play
  • Advanced DAB/AM/FM tuner with onscreen text display of song and artist information
  • Auxiliary input for other sources
  • Slim credit-card-style remote operates all functions

Elegant simplicity

Just plug it in and you’re ready to go. Regular or home-burned CDs/MP3 CDs load directly into the front, and your favourite radio stations are available at the touch of a preset. A slim infrared remote control lets you operate all system functions from anywhere in the room, and the convenient touch-top controls for on/off/snooze are completely invisible. You hear your music with clear, full, accurate sound. All from a system that fits virtually anywhere—living room end table, kitchen counter or bedside table.

Cutaway of the Wave music system showing the waveguide technology

Big sound from a compact system

Much as a flute expands a breath of air to fill a concert hall, Bose® waveguide technology fills your room with natural sound.

Your favourite music made easy

In addition to the built-in DAB/AM/FM radio tuner and CD player, connect to devices that use a standard 3.5-mm audio output.

Sets up in minutes

There’s no stack of electronics. No big speakers. No wires running around your room. Proprietary Bose technologies automatically perform many of the adjustments needed for high-performance audio. So you can enjoy the performance of a large, multi-component stereo without setting a row of controls. You may find yourself listening to music more often and enjoying it more. It’s really that simple.

Wave music system IV on a counter
Wave music system IV remote

Easy usability

The advanced DAB/AM/FM tuner delivers clear radio reception, and you can instantly access your favourite stations with six FM and six AM presets. Song and station information appears on the large visual display. And the CD player lets you hear your music the way you like with repeat, random and continuous play.

More features

  • Dual alarms with gently rising volume
  • Large display with adjustable brightness and automatic night-time dimming
  • Headphone jack for private listening

All your music. Wirelessly.

The optional SoundTouch Pedestal transforms your system, allowing you to wirelessly stream all of your favourite music with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, or Apple AirPlay 2. Just connect your Wave system IV to the pedestal, plug it in to a power source and start listening.

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Wave music system IV with optional SoundTouch Pedestal and remote

Specs

Dimensions/weight

  • System:10.7 cm H x 36.8 cm W x 22.1 cm D (3.8 kg)
  • Remote control:9.52 cm H x 5.72 cm W x 0.64 cm D (30 g)

Inputs/outputs

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

In the box

  • Wave music system IV
  • 2.4 m (8 foot) AC power cable
  • Remote control (battery pre-installed)
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose wave system iv Only just bought this system & I love the black colour & the sound quality is what you’d expect from Bose. Top quality build with excellent DAB radio with plenty of stations available. I’ve got the original top loading cd system from about 30 years ago & the CD player finally packed up. I also have the wave system 3 & that is superb. I think the latest system iv is even better. Great CD player with room filling sound, DAB RADIO IS AWESOME. I recommend this system to anyone who is looking for a compact system with lots of power. Customer service is very thoughtful also.
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose Wave system has wonderful quality sound Have owned a Bose Wave IV for 3 years and love the excellent quality of the music both on Radio and CD. I find it very compact and produces sound as if it was a much larger system.
Date published: 2020-06-28
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FAQs

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

Aside from its built-in DAB/AM/FM radio and CD/MP3 CD player, the Wave music system IV 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 and even older audio cassette players.

Does the Wave music system IV work with Wi-Fi®?

No, but by adding the SoundTouch Pedestal it will. The Wave music system IV combined with the SoundTouch Pedestal creates one convenient unit that plays CDs, AM/FM radio and streaming music via Wi-Fi.

Can I use the Wave music system IV as part of my home wireless network?

No, the Wave music system IV is not a SoundTouch system with Wi-Fi capability. However, by adding the SoundTouch Pedestal it will work together with other SoundTouch systems to let you play music wirelessly throughout your home. Hear the same music everywhere, or different music in different rooms.

Is the speaker compatible with products from the Bose Home Speaker family?

If the optional SoundTouch Pedestal is added to the Wave music system, the Bose Home Speaker family products cannot be grouped together through a Bose app. SoundTouch products use the SoundTouch app, while the Bose Home Speaker family uses the Bose Music app. However, Apple device owners can use Apple AirPlay 2 to group the Wave music system with SoundTouch Pedestal and the Bose Home Speaker family products for multi-room synchronized playback. Apple AirPlay 2 requires a Wi-Fi connection.

Does the speaker support AirPlay?

No, the Wave music system IV is not a SoundTouch system with Wi-Fi capability. However, by adding the SoundTouch Pedestal it will work with Apple AirPlay 2 allowing access to Apple Music and other music services via a Wi-Fi connection.

Does the Wave music system IV offer dual independent alarms?

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

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

The Wave music system IV has one CD slot.

Can I use headphones with the Wave music system IV?

Yes. The Wave music system IV comes with a headphone jack.

What is the Wave music system IV warranty period?

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

What can I do with the Bose Skill?

With Bose Skill, you can play music on your SoundTouch speakers by talking to any Alexa-enabled device like an Amazon Echo Dot. For example, say “Alexa, play my jazz playlist in the Kitchen”, and the playlist will begin to play on the SoundTouch speaker named “Kitchen”. You can also control the music that’s playing—for example, say “Alexa, pause the music in the Kitchen”, “Alexa, resume the music in the Kitchen”, “Alexa, turn up the volume in the Kitchen”, “Alexa, skip to the next song in the Kitchen” and so on.

Which SoundTouch products are compatible with the Bose Skill?

The Bose Skill is compatible with all current generation SoundTouch speakers (SoundTouch 10, SoundTouch 20 Series III, SoundTouch 30 Series III, the SoundTouch 300 soundbar, Wave SoundTouch IV, the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier, the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter and the Lifestyle 600 and 650 home entertainment systems) and previous SoundTouch speakers/systems that support Bluetooth connectivity.

What music services work with the Bose Skill and SoundTouch?

The music services that currently work with the Bose Skill are Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn, SiriusXM and iHeartRadio.

Do I always have to say a speaker name with the Bose Skill?

Yes. Alexa will not know where to direct your commands unless you include the speaker name in your requests/commands.

Does the Bose Skill let me play music on multiple speakers at the same time?

No. There is currently no way to play music on multiple speakers using just your voice with the Bose Skill. However, you can still create groups in the SoundTouch app as normal, even if the music was started through the Bose Skill.

What is the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill for Alexa-enabled devices?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill for Alexa-enabled devices enables Bose SoundTouch customers to control elements of the SoundTouch experience through Alexa by speaking to an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap or any Alexa-enabled device.

What can the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill do?

With the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill, you can ask Alexa to:

Play music set to a SoundTouch preset. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to play Preset 1”.

Play content in a specific room. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to play Preset 1 in the Living Room”.

Play/pause/resume and skip tracks. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to pause”.

Adjust volume. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to turn this up”.

Play the same music everywhere. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to turn this up”.

Find out what’s playing. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose what’s playing”.

Turn a system on or off. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to turn off”.

How will existing customers be able to access the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill will be available to all existing SoundTouch owners through a free software update. The Skill itself is free, and it is enabled through the Skills section of the Amazon Alexa app. An Alexa-enabled device like an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot is also required to use the Skill.

Which SoundTouch speakers are compatible with the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill is compatible with all Bose SoundTouch speakers.

Where is the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill available?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill is available in the US in English only.

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