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Connecting BOOM! to Bose Wave Radio?

The CoolStream BOOM! shown with Bose Wave Radio and Amazon Echo Dot

Will the CoolStream BOOM! work with my Bose Wave Radio? The short answer is yes. Since the Bose Wave Radio does NOT have a 30-pin connector you will need a few cables to connect it to the BOOM!.

What do you need?

The first cable you will need is an RCA to 3.5mm AUX cable. This can be found on Amazon for about $7.

picture showing an RCA to 3.5 mm cable

As you can see, this will plug into the back of your Bose Wave Radio and also into the 3.5mm AUX jack on the top of your CoolStream BOOM!.  You will be using the charged internal battery of the BOOM!  To activate the battery, slide the switch on the top of the BOOM! over to the left. Pair the BOOM! to your phone or tablet and stream your music. Press the AUX button on the top of the Bose to play music.

CoolStream BOOM! connected to Bose Wave radio using RCA to 3.5 mm cable

You will need to charge the BOOM!

Since the BOOM!’s rechargeable battery receives power from the 30-pin connector, you will have to periodically charge your BOOM!. For this reason we suggest using a traditional Apple 30-pin charging cable to keep your BOOM! constantly powered for easy streaming.

image of a USB to 30-pin charging cable

Add a Bose Wave Connect Kit for an elegant charging solution.

There is however another option for charging the BOOM! We recommend the Bose Wave Connect Kit. This small silver adapter connects to your Bose Wave Radio using the same RCA to 3.5 cable along with the cabling that comes with it.  This small satellite dock allows for continuous charging of your CoolStream BOOM!. It is a bit more elegant a solution to expand the qualities of such a solid radio.

Back of the Bose Wave radio with RCA to 3.5 cable

In addition to being able to now stream music from your phone or tablet through to your Bose Wave Radio, you can also now use your Amazon Echo Dot. This feature will really bring your radio into 2019.

The CoolStream BOOM! with the Bose 30-pin satellite and Amazon Echo Dot

So instead of pairing your CoolStream BOOM! to your phone, you pair the BOOM! directly to the Amazon Echo Dot. Now you can have all the conveniences of Alexa playing through your Bose Wave Radio. The great sound you know and love from your Bose with your favorite playlists from Spotify, a book on tape from Audible, or one of Alexa’s really bad jokes.

Author: CoolStream Update

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