The radio that changed an industry.
Now with a fresh design.

The radio that changed an industry. Now with a fresh design

The Wave® radio IV delivers industry-leading performance for a system its size, now in a fresh, updated design. Waveguide speaker technology—the award-winning Bose® innovation that changed the audio industry—fills a room with lifelike, natural, high-performance sound.

The advanced AM/FM tuner offers text capability for song and artist information. There are handy touch top controls, gently rising alarms, an input for other sources and much more. You enjoy a wide range of features, all easy to use—with sound you'd expect from a larger, more complicated stereo.


  • Exclusive waveguide speaker technology delivers high-performance sound

  • Optional Bluetooth® music adapter to wirelessly connect your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device

  • Advanced 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

Bose waveguide speaker technology

Lifelike, room filling sound

The original Wave® radio woke up an entire industry with its unmatched sound. And that hasn't changed. Bose proprietary waveguide speaker technology combines with advanced digital electronics to deliver performance well beyond the speaker’s size. Get ready to rediscover your favorite tunes with details you may have never noticed before.


Included remote controls all system functions

Elegant simplicity

"Setup" involves taking the radio out of the box and plugging it in. Done. It's that simple. You can operate every system function with the convenient remote control.

Convenient features

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. 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 dual alarms are great for working couples who have to wake up at different times. If you like to snooze in the morning, just tap the top of your radio to buy some extra time.

Simply touch the top for on, off or snooze

More features

  • Auxiliary input to enjoy another audio source (e.g., MP3 or DVD player) through your Wave® radio IV

  • Headphone jack for private listening

  • Large display with adjustable brightness and automatic nighttime dimming


Wave® radio IV



  • Height: 4.2 in (10.7 cm)
  • Width: 14.6 in (36.8 cm)
  • Depth: 8.7 in (22.1 cm)
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)

Remote control

  • Height: 3.75 in (9.53 cm)
  • Width: 2.25 in (5.72 cm)
  • Depth: 0.25 in (0.64 cm)
  • Weight: 1.06 oz (30 g)


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

To find additional views and connection instructions, see the manuals section below.

In the box

Included items

  • Wave® radio IV
  • 8 foot (2.4 m) AC power cord
  • Remote control (battery pre-installed)

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

Aside from its built-in AM/FM radio, the Wave® radio 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.

Can I use the Wave® radio IV as part of my home wireless network?

No, the Wave® radio 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® radio 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.

Can I use headphones with the Wave® radio IV?

Yes. The Wave® radio IV comes with a headphone jack.

Is the Wave® radio IV compatible with Bose® link?

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

What is the Wave® radio IV warranty period?

The Wave® radio IV is backed by a limited one-year warranty.

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