Wave® music system IV

Wave® music system IV is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 13.
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The sound of a much larger stereo for CDs, AM/FM 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, an 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 AM/FM tuner with onscreen text display of song and artist information
  • Optional Bluetooth® music adapter to wirelessly connect your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device
  • 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 favorite 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 bedroom nightstand.

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.

Plays well with all your music

In addition to the built-in CD player and AM/FM radio, there’s an optional Bluetooth music adapter that allows you to play music from your smartphone, tablet or any other Bluetooth device.

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.

Easy usability

The advanced AM/FM tuner delivers clear radio reception, and you can instantly access your favorite 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 nighttime dimming
  • Headphone jack for private listening
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the options I've had this about a month & its fabulous & I love the C/D Radio & the option to plug my smartphone in & play Pandora
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and ease of use Replaced a B & O amp and cd player and I enjoy this so much morr
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound I am very happy that I bought this. I've had Bose speakers before and they last for ever...this fit my needs and I love it.
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great I want to see updates added, I want XM OR Sirius radio, no more commercials PLEASE!
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A GIFT TO MYSLEF: MORE THAN HAPPY! I had wanted this for like five years.... it is a bit pricy so I kept talking myself out of it. Finally, I cave in and gave myself my gift and it is all mine even though my teen would love to take over. The sound is amazing. I love to listen to Pandora on it with all the selected stations I have with it. The set up was simplistic. I fully recommend it. My sales person recommended that I purchase another remote. The one that comes with it is thin and small and easy to misplace. The other one is larger and has it's own stand. I am glad to have listen to my sales person.
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the updates, just all the wrong ones... The sound is beyond measure, but when taking a piece of beauty like this and updating it, you need to UPDATE it... I wish it had built-in Bluetooth so that I can listen to my music wirelessly on my headphones and or my phone or tablet. I wish you had a phone app or a table app that would let me be more in control of the unit like the remote does. I wish that there was a way to add my Sirius radio account to this unit so that I can listen to digital quality from a source that I already have a subscription to. Other than that... I love heck out of my unit!
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I am happy with everything about my radio, except the commercials I am getting. WalMart and baby aspirin! I'm sorry but I am so fed up with listening to commercials and I thought this was a good way to hear good music--without commercials.
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great design and sound Great modern design and good sound for the size. However, please make an external remote (Bose IC-1) like previous model so much easier to use.
Date published: 2015-11-03
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  • System:4.2" H x 14.6" W x 8.7" D (8.4 lbs)
  • Remote control:3.75" H x 2.25" W x 0.25" D (1.06 oz)


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

In the box

  • Wave® music system IV
  • 8 foot (2.4 m) AC power cord
  • Remote control (battery pre-installed)
  • Demonstration CD




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

Aside from its built-in 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. The optional Wave® Bluetooth® music adapter offers a wireless connection to Bluetooth devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.

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

No, but we have a distinct Wave® system that does. The Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV combines the benefits of the Wave® music system IV and our SoundTouch® wireless systems into 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, our Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV works 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.

Does the Wave® music system IV 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 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 one-year warranty.




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