Can I add Bluetooth to my Bose Wave Radio?

Can I add Bluetooth to my Bose Wave Radio?  This is a question we get a lot here at CoolStream.

The answer is YES, you can!  CoolStream has assembled all the pieces you need to add Bluetooth to your Bose Wave Radio.


The CoolStream Duo adds Bluetooth to the Bose Wave Radio.







Bose Wave Radios and CoolStream

If you are lucky enough to have a Bose Wave Radio, CoolStream has assembled a Bluetooth Kit to upgrade your Bose to Bluetooth.  We have two different kits for every model of Wave Radio.

CoolStream Kit for Bose Wave Radios.

CoolStream Duo Bluetooth Kit For Bose Wave Radios


For the following models, we recommend the CoolStream Bluetooth Kit for Bose Wave Radios:

AWRC1G – Bose Wave Radio AM/FM CDE Player

AWRCC2 – Bose Wave Radio iPhone iPod CD Player/Alarm Clock

AWRCC1 – Bose Wave Music System Speaker CD Player AM/FM Radio

AWRC-1G – Bose Wave Radio/CD Player

AWR1-1W – Bose Wave Radio AM/FM/Aux/Clock

AWR113 – Bose Wave Radio AM/FM Alarm Clock

CoolStream Kit for AUX

CoolStream Duo Bluetooth Kit for Auxiliary Ports







For the following models, we recommend the CoolStream Bluetooth Kit for Aux enable stereos:

Bose Wave Music System III CD Player AM/FM Radio with AUX

Bose Wave Radio IV

Bose Wave Radio II AM/FM Alarm Clock Radio 3.5 mm Aux


The CoolStream kit includes:

  • RCA to 3.5 mm cables.
  • CoolStream Duo.
  • USB to 30-Pin iPod charging cable.
  • Wall charger.
Three easy steps to adding Bluetooth to the Wave Radio.
  1. Connect the Duo to your Wave Radio using the RCA cable.

The CoolStream Duo attached to Bose Wave using RCA to 3.5 mm cable.






The Bose Wave Radios do not have the 30-pin iPod connector found in the SoundDock line of stereos.  However, they conveniently have either RCA ports or an Aux-In port in the back of the radios.


2.  Keep the Duo ready to stream by plugging the iPod charging cable into the bottom of the Duo and the USB connector into the wall charger.  Plug the wall charger into the wall.

The CoolStream Duo is designed with an internal rechargeable battery and an Audio Out AUX port.  This makes the Duo capable of streaming music to the Wave radio.

The Duo gets power from the 30pin connector on the bottom and send your music to your stereo with the 3.5 mm aux cable that comes with the Duo.






When connected to an iPod charging cable, the Duo will be ready to stream anytime you are.  The battery is equipped with overcharge protection.  Set it and forget it for Bluetooth on-demand with your Bose Wave Radio.


3.  Set your Bose Wave Radio to AUX using the button on the top of the radio.

With our CoolStream Kit, adding Bluetooth music streaming to your Bose Wave Radio is easy and affordable.

 Use this RCA Bluetooth kit on any stereo with RCA jacks.

Bose, great sound, and a class act.

For many years Bose has been recommending the CoolStream Duo as the best go-to Bluetooth adapter for their line of SoundDocks.  Because the Duo can work with either a 12-volt or a 5-volt dock, it is the perfect fit for the Portable Bose SoundDock, SoundDock I, SoundDock II, and SoundDock 10.

In 2012, when Apple transitioned to the 8-pin lightning connector for the iPhone 5, the 30-pin iPod connector became a legacy connection for many docking stations.  While Bose continued to innovate as they always had and continue to do, they never abandoned their original customers.  We first found out that Bose recommends the CoolStream Duo for their line of SoundDocks from comments to our website.  Bose is a class act supporting their loyal customers and a small business from New Hampshire.

CoolStream strives to produce a quality, dependable product and tries to give the best advice and customer service possible.  We can’t tell you how much we love to hear that Bose has recommended the CoolStream Duo.  Thank you, Bose!


The CoolStream Duo adds Bluetooth to the Bose Wave Radio.





Questions about compatibility and functionality?

For any questions about compatibility, send us an email with your stereo details, and we can recommend the right product for you.

Please read this to learn more about the CoolStream Duo Bluetooth Receiver and all of its features and functionality.

Please check our compatibility lists for other docking stationscars, motorcycles, and marine stereos you may want to dust off and use again with a Bluetooth Upgrade from CoolStream.

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CoolStream Duo Quick Start Guide





Author: CoolStream Lover

I can't seem to recall a time when there wasn't always music playing in my home. Starting with classical piano lessons from the age of 9 while my Dad blasted Johnny Cash, to my many years enjoying the local Boston music scene I have come to the conclusion that putting more music in your life is always a good thing.

4 thoughts on “Can I add Bluetooth to my Bose Wave Radio?”

  1. I am compiling a Playlist on my iPhone, of music to play at my wife’s interment at the US Naval Academy. It plays great through my Bose Revolve SoundLink Bluetooth speaker. I think it might sound even better if played through my Bose Wave Radio?

    Will the “The CoolStream kit” pair with my iPhone Music App to act as a speaker system?

    Thanks a lot.

    1. Our condolences on your loss. Yes, the CoolStream Kit will allow you to stream any music you have on your iPhone to your Bose Wave Radio. It will also allow you to control the volume and music selection including pause, fast-forward, and rewind. For your playlist to be uninterrupted by notifications, text messages, or phone calls, we would recommend the following: Set your phone to Airplane Mode during the ceremony. This will stop all text messages and phone-call notifications. If you use the ring/silent switch on the side of your phone, you will not hear any notifications, but the music will pause until the call goes to voicemail. This is why Airplane Mode is better. Also, turn on the Do Not Disturb button. It is the one with a crescent moon in your control center (swipe down from the top right corner of your phone for the control center). This will stop all notifications such as news alerts, weather alerts, etc. Lastly, if your playlist is on a streaming app like Spotify be sure to manually turn on Wifi if needed, as Airplane Mode may disable it. You can override this if it happens however in your settings. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Best regards. The CoolStream Team.

  2. I have an old Bose wave radio and cd player. It has an auxiliary port, a headphone port and and boselink input port. I like to use Bose Bluetooth headphone. Is there a transmitter I can use.

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