System setup

Applies to:

  • SoundLink Color Bluetooth® speaker

Before using your Bose® SoundLink® Color speaker the first time, connect it to AC power and charge the battery.

Plug the small end of the power supply cord into the POWER connector on the back of the speaker

On the power supply, plug the DC power cord into the DC connector on the charging cradle

Plug the large end of the power supply cord into the connector on the AC power supply

Extend the power supply prongs

Plug the power supply into an AC (mains) power outlet. The battery indicator blinks amber and the speaker emits a tone

Tips on placing the speaker

When using your speaker indoors, the sound quality can vary depending on where the speaker is placed in a room. When using your speaker outdoors, you should expect the sound quality to change as you move farther away from the speaker. Keep the following guidelines in mind when placing your speaker:

  • The speaker’s Bluetooth range is 33 feet (10 m). If you move the device farther away from the speaker, sound quality will be affected and the device may disconnect from the speaker

    For optimal sound, the front of the speaker should face the user
  • For best bass response, the back of the speaker should be placed near a wall, but not directly against a wall. Bass response decreases as the speaker is moved away from a wall. Do not lay the speaker on its back. Sound is emitted from both the front and rear of the unit
  • Do not place the speaker in small areas that are enclosed on all sides except the front, as this will adversely affect sound quality
  • Do not place the speaker on wet or dirty surfaces
  • Only place the speaker upright, sitting on its rubber feet

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