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Wave® music system IV

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Computers have their own volume control. Learn how to set the volume level of a computer for use with your Bose system.

A computer remembers Bluetooth devices that were previously connected so it can quickly and easily reconnect to them. Removing this device memory forgets all currently stored devices and allows you to start a new list by connecting only the devices you want remembered.

Find out how to wirelessly pair your product to a Bluetooth device, like a smartphone or computer. This lets you control the sound you hear from your product.

Computers let you select where you want sound play from, like a Bluetooth® speaker, headphones, internal computer speakers, or abother connected audio device. Find out how to select the audio output device you want to hear.

Determining the operating system running on your computer helps you understand compatibility with other products.

A computer can show a list of Bluetooth devices that were previously paired and stored to memory. This memory helps the computer quickly reconnect to remembered devices.

Learn how to a connect other audio sources to your system.

The Wave SoundLink adapter accessory can be connected to compatible Wave systems to offer wireless connectivity and audio playback from a computer with your Wave system.

The Wave Bluetooth music adapter accessory can be connected to compatible Wave systems to offer wireless Bluetooth audio playback with your Wave system.

If you own more than one Bose Bluetooth speaker or headphones, find information about connecting them together.

You can connect headphones to your system for situations when low volume listening is needed. This can be useful, for example, to listen to audio at night without disturbing others in your home with the sound from your speakers.

A reset can reboot your product or it can clear all product settings and return your product to its original out-of-box state. Find out which option is available to reset your product.

Serial numbers contain important information about your product, including model number and DOM (Date of Manufacture). The serial number can be found on your product, product packaging or app (if applicable).

If the CD, DVD or other media disc in your system has smudges or scratches, the system can have difficulty reading the contents of the disc. Learn how to safely wipe off and clean the discs.

Software and firmware updates improve product features and stability. Install any available updates to keep your product working at its best.

Installing the latest product and/or app updates ensures you experience the latest features and stability enhancements. Find out how to check the version of your product.

With Continuous Play on, your system automatically switches to the audio source you select after a CD finishes playback. This allows music to continue playing from either the radio or an audio device connected to AUX input.

Your product remembers the last several Bluetooth devices it was connected to so that it can quickly and automatically reconnect to them. Removing this device memory forgets all remembered devices and allows you to start a new list of devices by connecting the ones you want remembered.

RDS (Radio Data System) provides information about the content playing on the radio station you are listening to (i.e. artist and song name). You can enable or disable this info on your system display and, when enabled, choose which info appears.

The sleep timer allows your system to turn off automatically after a selectable period of time passes. Find out how to turn the sleep timer on or off and, when enabled, how to adjust the amount of time until your system powers off.

The bright or dim setting of the system display is adjustable. This is useful to make the display more or less noticeable in bright or dark environments.

Your system has a demonstration mode, which is used for in-store displays. If your system is in Demo mode, find out how to exit it and resume normal use of your system.

Your system has different play modes for the CDs your play in your system. These options let you random shuffle tracks, continuously repeat tracks or discs or play the CD tracks normally in sequential order.

Your product remembers the last several Bluetooth devices it was paired to so that it can quickly and automatically reconnect to them. This is useful if your product connects to a different device when you turn it on, or if you just want to switch to a different device.

An FM antenna can be connected to your system to improve the FM radio reception. This is useful for setups in locations with weak or poor reception.

Your product remembers the last several Bluetooth devices it was connected to so that it can quickly and automatically reconnect to them. Removing this device memory forgets all remembered devices and allows you to start a new list of devices by connecting the ones you want remembered.

If you need to reconnect your SoundLink adapter or were unable to initially connect it, you can manually trigger the USB key and the SoundLink receiver for your Wave system to re-link.

Find out how to safely connect your product to a power source.

The top of your system can act as a touch-sensitive power and alarm snooze control. This is useful to control basic functions without your remote. You can also disable it to prevent accidental control (i.e. pets walking over it).

The Snooze feature lets you pause a wake-up alarm from sounding for a period of time before resuming the alarm. Find out how to use the Snooze feature.

Find out how to change the hours and minutes shown on your system to reflect the current time in your location.

Your system has an alarm that can be set to alert you at a specified time. Learn how to turn on or off the alarm.

The automatic power off setting lets your product automatically turn off and enter standby if it is not in use for a period of time. This is useful, for example, to conserve power in case your product is accidentally left powered on.

Find out how to safely connect your product to a power source.

An FM antenna can be connected to your system to improve the FM radio reception. This is useful for setups in locations with weak or poor reception.

You can use your system to listen to the different FM, AM or DAB (where available) radio stations available in your area. Find out how to use the seek and tune functions to select the stations picked up by your system.

Your system can store radio station presets so you can quickly switch to stations you frequently listen to at the press of a button. Find out how to save presets to your system.

RDS (Radio Data System) provides information about the content playing on the radio station you are listening to (i.e. artist and song name). You can enable or disable this info on your system display and, when enabled, choose which info appears.

Scanning and re-scanning stations allows you to find available local stations. This is useful, for example, if the location of your system is changed or if an external antenna is connected.

If you need to use a power inverter with your product, note the following:

Find out which types of audio and video discs can be played by this system.

You can use the audio equalization controls on your product (i.e. bass or treble) to adjust the sound quality to your liking. Learn how to access the available EQ settings.

The sleep timer allows your system to turn off automatically after a selectable period of time passes. Find out how to turn the sleep timer on or off and, when enabled, how to adjust the amount of time until your system powers off.

This article outlines software and firmware release dates. It includes release features and bug fixes.

Your system can receive IR commands from other remote controls. This is useful, for example, if you want to program a third-party universal remote to control multiple devices in your home, including your Bose system. Find out how to control your system with another remote.

Your remote control works on battery power. When the batteries weaken, the remote can stop working or work intermittently. Learn how to open the battery compartment to remove and insert new batteries.

With Continuous Play on, your system automatically switches to the audio source you select after a CD finishes playback. This allows music to continue playing from either the radio or an audio device connected to AUX input.

Your system has different play modes for the CDs your play in your system. These options let you random shuffle tracks, continuously repeat tracks or discs or play the CD tracks normally in sequential order.

Find out what the LED indicator light on your product tells you about the status of your product.

Room Codes are used by Bose link-enabled systems to communicate with the different rooms you have connected throughout your home. Assigning different rooms to different room codes lets you control those rooms independently.