Wherever your music lives, it comes alive here

The Wave® music system III, the all-in-one system for all your music—now with even more convenience, more precise radio reception and more onscreen text information. Its system packages work with the ways we get our music today: Internet radio, smartphone apps, tablet, music from your computer—and whatever the future may bring. These additions can turn your Wave® music system III into a complete home audio hub.

Yet even as this system evolves, its legacy remains unchanged: elegant, easy-to-use, delivering sound way beyond its size.

Touch-top control

On/off/snooze with just a simple tap

Dual independent alarms

Set two different wake-up times with independent alarms

RDS text display

Advanced tuner with radio text display

Bose Waveguide speaker technology

Award-winning sound from a compact system

Simply tap the top of the system to turn it on or off, or snooze

Elegant simplicity

Just plug in the system and you're ready to go. The touch-top controls for on/off/snooze are completely invisible. Regular or home-burned CDs/MP3 CDs load directly into the front, eliminating moving CD shelves or doors. This system fits virtually anywhere in your home.

Big sound from a compact system

Advanced digital electronics and proprietary waveguide speaker technology helps deliver performance well beyond the system's size.

Plays well with all your music

There's a built-in CD player and FM/AM radio. Custom packages also let you enjoy multiple CDs, music from your iPod, smartphone, computer, tablet or any Bluetooth® device.

Just tap the top of the Wave music system III to snooze or turn system on or off

Wake up to convenience

Addicted to the snooze control? We've made it easy enough to trigger in your sleep. When the alarm or music comes on, just tap the top of your Wave® music system III. No remotes or buttons to locate. And our dual independent alarms let early birds rise without having to reset the wakeup time for a late-sleeping partner. Nice. And practical.

Easy usability

The advanced FM/AM tuner delivers better radio reception. More song and station information now appears on the large visual display, with adjustable brightness and automatic nighttime dimming.

A slim infrared remote control lets you conveniently operate all system functions from anywhere in the room. You can instantly access your favorite stations with six FM and six AM presets, and even move through your iTunes or Internet radio playlists with certain custom packages.

Advanced tuner shows more radio text information on the large visual display

More features

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

  • Headphone jack for private listening

  • Bose® link easily connects your Wave® system to a compatible Bose Lifestyle® system for an expanded home entertainment network

Details

Wave® music system III

Wave music system III dimensions

Dimensions

System

  • Height: 4.2 in (10.7 cm)
  • Width: 14.6 in (36.8 cm)
  • Depth: 8.6 in (21.9 cm)
  • Weight: 8.7 lbs (3.9 kg)

Remote control

  • Height: 3.75 in (9.53 cm)
  • Width: 2.25 in (5.72 cm)
  • Depth: .25 in (.64 cm)
  • Weight: 1.06 oz (30 g)

Inputs/outputs

  • AUX input
  • FM antenna
  • Headphone jack
  • Bose® link
Wave® music system III inputs and outputs

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

In the box

Included items

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

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

Aside from its built-in FM/AM radio and CD/MP3 CD player, the Wave® music system III 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, music phones and even older audio cassette players. Other dedicated Wave® accessories connect to the system's Bose® link input to offer a more robust listening experience from your iPod or iPhone, multiple CDs and wireless Bluetooth® devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.

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

No, but we have a distinct Wave® system that does. The Wave® SoundTouch™ music system combines the benefits of the Wave® music system III and our SoundTouch™ Wi-Fi systems into one convenient unit that plays CDs, FM/AM radio and streaming music via Wi-Fi.

Does the Wave® music system III 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 III?

The Wave® music system III has one CD slot. Add the optional multi-CD changer for three more, making a total of four.

Can I use headphones with the Wave® music system III?

Yes. The Wave® music system III comes with a headphone jack.

How many Wave® accessories can I connect to the Wave® music system III at one time?

One. The Wave® III dock, Wave® Bluetooth® music adapter and Wave® multi-CD changer use the same Bose link input and thus cannot be plugged in at the same time.

Is the Wave® music system III compatible with Bose® link?

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

What is the Wave® music system III warranty period?

The Wave® music system III is backed by a limited one-year warranty.

Popular add-ons

Wave® III dock

Custom dock lets you play your iPod/iPhone through a Wave® music system III or Wave® radio III. Also shows song and artist information on the system’s display screen. Works with and charges most iPod/iPhone models. Control basic music functions with your Wave® remote. Connects to your system’s Bose® link output; no separate power cord required.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III;
  • Wave® radio III

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Wave® III dock

$119.99

Color: Silver

IN STOCK

Wave® Bluetooth® music adapter

Lets you play any Bluetooth® device—smartphone, computer, tablet—through your Wave® music system III, Acoustic Wave® music system II or Wave® radio III, wirelessly. Just connect the adapter to your system, pair with your Bluetooth® device and enjoy your music with rich Bose® sound. Stores up to 6 Bluetooth® devices in memory for instant recognition. No software, no network configuration necessary.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III;
  • Wave® radio III;
  • Acoustic Wave® music system II bought from 2010 to present;
  • Wave® music system bought from 2010 to present;
  • Wave® radio II bought from 2010 to present

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Wave® multi-CD changer

Multi-CD changer works with your Wave® music system III to play up to four CDs without interruption. Changer is controlled by the Wave® music system III remote and provides an additional connection for another audio source.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III

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IN STOCK

Wave® control pod

Complements your remote control by offering easy access to commonly used functions: on/off, volume and mute/snooze. The wireless pod includes a non-skid pad, built-in magnet and a mounting bracket—all so you can set it where you want, horizontally or vertically.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III;
  • Wave® radio III

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Color: Black

IN STOCK

Remote controls

Wave® music system III remote

An additional standard-sized remote control adds even more convenience to your Wave® music system III.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III

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IN STOCK

Wave® III premium backlit remote

Make operating your Wave® music system III or Wave® radio III even more convenient. The larger, rounded design is comfortable to hold, with lighted buttons for use in low-light conditions.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III;
  • Wave® radio III

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Color: Silver

Ships within 7-10 business days

Stands and brackets

Wave® under-cabinet/wall bracket

Enjoy your Wave® music system III or Wave® radio III in your kitchen, or almost any other indoor location, without taking up valuable counter or table space. Bracket’s compact, custom design seamlessly blends the system into your décor.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III;
  • Wave® radio III

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Color: Black

Ships within 7-10 business days

Cables and cords

Wave® FM antenna

Boost FM reception on your Wave® system with this external dipole FM antenna. Recommended wherever FM signal strength is weak for one or more stations. Plugs directly into antenna input on the back of your system—no old-fashioned screw terminals. For optimum reception, extend the antenna ends as far from the unit and other equipment as possible.

Compatible with:

  • All Wave® systems

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Color: White

IN STOCK

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