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Bose® SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter

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Ready to get into wireless audio — but not ready to discard your tried-and-true home audio gear? With the...

Ready to get into wireless audio — but not ready to discard your tried-and-true home audio gear? With the...

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About the Bose® SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter

Give your stereo a wireless makeover

Ready to get into wireless audio — but not ready to discard your tried-and-true home audio gear? With the Bose® SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter, you don't have to. This handy adapter connects to your receiver, amplifier, or powered speaker system, letting you stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth®or Wi-Fi®. And the adapter can also make your gear part of a multi-room SoundTouch® wireless music system.

Give your stereo a wireless makeover

Ready to get into wireless audio — but not ready to discard your tried-and-true home audio gear? With the Bose® SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter, you don't have to. This handy adapter connects to your receiver, amplifier, or powered speaker system, letting you stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth®or Wi-Fi®. And the adapter can also make your gear part of a multi-room SoundTouch® wireless music system.

Bose SoundTouch apps

The Bose® SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter comes with a host of music services built in.

Connects to your home wireless network

The SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter uses your home Wi-Fi network to access internet radio and popular on-demand streaming music services. You'll have a world of music conveniently available at your fingertips — and playing through your favorite speakers. And because it's Bose®, setup and operation is easy and intuitive. With two or more SoundTouch® components or speakers, you can simultaneously play different music in each room, or have every SoundTouch® system play the same thing. You can even stream via Bluetooth from your smartphone and have it sent to your other SoundTouch® system components

The simple, powerful SoundTouch® app

The free SoundTouch® app from Bose® makes it easy to select music and operate any and all SoundTouch® components in your home, using your smartphone, tablet, or even a computer.

The app lets you choose from music services like Pandora®, Spotify®, and Deezer for a practically unlimited amount of online music (subscription required for Spotify and Deezer). Or, listen to thousands of free internet radio stations from around the world with iHeartRadio. You can use the app to save stations and playlists as presets for instant recall.

Connection options

The SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter works with almost any home audio system. Its 3.5mm output can pass analog or digital audio signals. Make a digital connection to your compatible receiver or amp with the included Toslink adapter, or use the RCA adapter for gear with a standard analog audio input. You can also connect directly to powered desktop speakers that have a 3.5mm stereo input. The SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter also has a 3.5mm aux in jack, so you can hook up a portable music players and use it as source in your multi-room audio system.

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Product highlights:

  • connect to your Wi-Fi network for wireless music listening
  • connect wirelessly to other SoundTouch® system components for a multi-room audio system
  • built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
  • free SoundTouch® app lets you control the player and play music with your Apple® or Android™ device as well as Mac® and Windows® PCs
  • support for online music services, including Spotify, Pandora, Deezer Premium, and iHeartRadio for thousands of free internet radio stations (subscription required for some services)
  • expand your multi-room system with additional Bose® SoundTouch® system components and speakers
  • play the same song through multiple speakers or different songs in different rooms
  • six presets offer instant music playback (available through the SoundTouch® app)
  • 3.5mm digital/analog audio output
    • Toslink adapter for digital connections
    • 3.5mm stereo mini auxiliary input for portable devices
  • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, and Apple Lossless (ALAC) files
  • 3-3/8"W x 1"H x 3-3/8"D
  • weight: 3.5 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 767397-1110
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What's in the box:

  • SoundTouch Wireless Link
  • AC power adapter (attached 5' DC cord)
  • 42" Optical to mini-optical cable
  • 36" Stereo minijack cable
  • 6" Female stereo minijack-to-Male RCA cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Use this to add wireless & Bluetooth to your old Bose Wave

Crutchfield customer from Middle Grove, NY on 5/14/2019

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This device is working perfectly for me to update an early generation Bose Wave CD player (with a supplemental 3-CD player). It was not a slam dunk: to attach the supplemental 3-CD player, the plug covers the Audio In port on the main player. My Crutchfield advisor Trish did the research and found that the RCA plug would do the trick when plugged into the AUX 1 ports of the supplemental player. Trish figured out what the reps at Bose couldn't /wouldn't!!! Setting it up was a breeze - it was operational in a matter of minutes. Be aware that the adapter needs power and has a power cord besides the connections.

Pros: Add wireless and Bluetooth to old Bose Wave players. Works with supplemental 3-CD player.

Cons: Needs power. Would be nice if it got power from the player without another plug-in.

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Great product for my home audio system.

Crutchfield customer from Frankfort, IL on 4/29/2019

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I love this product. I have it connected to my home's Russound speaker system throughout my house. The streaming features are way better than I expected. It's very responsive and easy to use. I had some setup issues, that prevented me from giving it the full 5 stars. From starting out with the wrong Bose apps to getting it set up on my wifi network. But now that it is working I am very impressed.

Pros: Way better streaming services then I expected. Very responsive. Solved a bit problem for me by providing a simple audio line out for my home's Russound home audio system.

Cons: Setup could be a bit easier

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Crutchfield customer from Kenosha, WI on 1/29/2019

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I listen to Bose SoundTouch products in multiple rooms, I really enjoy the app convience and music selection. I also listen to a nice tube amplifier and wanted a solution to connect with SoundTouch. Thanks to Crutchfields help this Bose link adaptor works seamless with my tube amplifier. Connection took five minutes, sound is really good for internet radio/Pandora. The dac in this link adaptor does a good job! I'm very satisfied with the ease to combine new technology with old school. Awesome!

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Crutchfield customer from Fair Play, SC on 1/10/2019

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Nice to be able to use my (still very good) older amp, and yet play things through wifi. Sound quality is very good. Love it.

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Crutchfield customer from Weaverville, NC on 12/22/2018

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The adapter functions well. The optical cable is a nice touch if you want some control what device handles the D to A conversion. The loss of one star is because of the app. Poor and confusing design. When your competition is Sonos and Yamaha you have to try harder! Not worthy of the great company that is Bose.

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I'm listening to in-home music again!

Gregg from North Olmsted, OH on 10/24/2018

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I love this! I'd stopped using my receiver and cd player because my local FM is mostly talk, and you can only play cd's for so long... Streaming in the home, with all the genres, artists, etc. available for free is liberating. I may have to buy new speakers now! Big change for not much money. Crutchfield staff was excellent in listening to me and offering great advice. They didn't try to up-sell me. Only complaint is with the set-up directions. I don't think they were as clear and helpful as they could have been. Did take me a while to set-up and I did not contact Crutchfield. I wanted to do this myself. Once set-up it's everything I wanted.

Pros: Streaming music is great!

Cons: Set-up process for Wifi

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Works great, excellent app

Crutchfield customer from Fair Oaks, CA on 8/15/2018

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This device works great with my existing stereo, a looking me to access streaming music from the web ( other free and subscription services) as well as all of my music saved on a NAS drive (all in FLAC format - yes it plays FLAC files). Has a digital out and a fiber optic cable if your receiver is set up for that. One word of caution : Getting the device connected to your router may require you to connect to the device using your computer first, rather than the app. I had to connect to the device from my computer (wirelessly) then enter the wifi router info (name and password) in the fields that pop up after you connect to the device. Once I did this, I was able to use the app to add the device.

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This is the product that I've been waiting for!

Carole from Houston, TX on 8/5/2018

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This is the product that I've been waiting for! I love being able to play the music stored on my phone/iPad and Pandora through my vintage stereo system that has Bose speakers. The sound produced with the bluetooth connection is simply awesome. The setup process using bluetooth is so much easier than setting up the wifi connection. Changing the wifi connection to a different extender is challenging.

Pros: Sound, reasonable price, size

Cons: Wifi set up is cumbersome

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Crutchfield customer from Metairie, LA on 7/31/2018

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Keeps disconnecting from the speakers....

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Steve from Columbia, SC on 7/20/2018

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Nice adapter to upgrade home stereos for Bluetooth streaming from IPhone

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J J from Clarksville, TN on 7/19/2018

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Adding the adapter to my existing SoundTouch network was easy. Works as advertised but the SoundTouch App could be better.

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Good, but to hard to stay connected.

Gary from Torrington, CT on 7/11/2018

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This was a really nice unit but found it to be difficult to hold a wifi signal. We had to "re-setup" the wifi every time we turned on the tuner.

Pros: Small, well made. great price.

Cons: Not good at holding wifi signal, a bit difficult to set up.

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At Long Last Love

Andrew from Boise, ID on 7/5/2018

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Looked for ages for a DLNA/UPnP compliant WiFi receiver to play back my music - have ripped all my CDs to high bit rate AAC or MP3 files which sit on a USB flash drive plugged into my wireless router. The Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter connected to my audio system does the job perfectly!

Pros: + Great build quality + Physically small; hardly gets warm; power supply and all the cables you need are in the box + Audio quality of AAC/MP3 playback over WiFi is fabulous! + Besides WiFi playback of locally store files, you can stream tunes from your phone over Bluetooth (lower audio quality but still pretty good) and access thousands of internet radio stations over WiFi (better audio quality than Bluetooth from your phone) + Unit has analog and digital outputs (two functions from one socket) .. so at some point I can upgrade to an amp with digital input and a big hairy A-D + The Bose SoundTouch app (iPhone and Android) is pretty good; takes a little time to get familiar with all the functionality but reasonably intuitive

Cons: - It's not Bose's fault, but worth noting that if you access internet radio stations with TuneIn (embedded in the Bose SoundTouch app) you will get a lot of interruptions from advertisements. Happily you can access many great internet radio stations without TuneIn.

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Crutchfield customer from La Habra Hgts, CA on 5/8/2018

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difficult to set up. Tried another device and set up and working fine in minutes.

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Functional Device for Bringing Internet Radio to Older Tuners

Robert from Gaithersburg, MD on 4/17/2018

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Purchased for internet radio access with an older JVC tuner. Simple set up although the instructions included were bare minimum (need to download a manual from the company). Software needed updating at start. Initial connection to internet reasonably smooth although not sure how sensitive this device is to router signal strength. Have not tried Bluetooth connection. Software permits access to a reasonable choice of internet radio stations. Device allows pre-sets but the draw back is that you need to have the Sound Touch software active to operate the device; there is no remote control. For the price, I found this device worth it.

Pros: Simplicity of design and setup

Cons: No remote control device

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Great Product

Melvin from Uppr Marlboro, MD on 2/5/2018

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Product works as advertised, easy set -up. Would recommend to anyone with an older receiver.

Pros: easy setup

Cons: Have to unplug to sync

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Life saver

Darrin from Harbor City, CA on 2/3/2018

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This gadget brought my 10 year old Bose 3-2-1 system back to life. The sound from my 3-2-1 system has always been amazing. But since I started streaming music from my moble devices,my Bose 3-2-1 system became some what obsolete. Purchasing the Bose SoundTouch wireless link adapter saved me so much money. I no longer need to buy a new audio system to keep up with today's technology.

Pros: Easy set up, connecting wires included, multiple input choices, Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi connection, small size.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 1/2/2018

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Great product streaming, Bluetooth, and aux

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Bose Wireless Adapter- Great Product

Daniel from Miami, FL on 12/23/2017

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The product was very easy to set up and once it was set up it was very easy for my speaker to work seamlessly with my phone. Overall great quality which is what iBose is known for. Very happy with look and function of the product.

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Thomas from Laguna, CA on 9/10/2017

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Easy to set up - Bluetooth or W-ifi - with the app. Simple, great item to integrate my home audio system with my phone for Sirius or other.

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Bill from Nutley, NJ on 8/14/2017

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Love it! Accomplished exactly what I needed. I had a Logitech Squeezebox Touch which worked well through the years but then recently Spotify announced they were no longer supporting the squeezebox. I call Crutchfield and as usual got great advice which led me to the purchase of the Soundtouch Wireless Link Adaptor. Connectivity could not have been easier. The only shortcoming is Bose lack of any detail of how to utilize the app to control my stereo and link it to my Wave Soundtouch upstairs. One more call to Crutchfield and I was on my way. Very happy indeed!

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Cons: Bose needs to explain how to utilize their app with this better.

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Great for managing music while entertaining!

Rowley from Charlottesville, VA on 7/18/2017

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Easy set up, easy to use, great product. Range from the adapter isn't as far as I expected, but is fine for me.

Pros: Easy set up, App works great!

Cons: Distance from adapter to iPhone is less than I expected. Setting up iPhone music libraries is confusing.

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Crutchfield customer from Chaska MN on 7/9/2017

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Great product. Saves tons of money vs. buying an entire new sound system. Thanks Crutchfield

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Crutchfield customer from Myrtle Beach, SC on 6/4/2017

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I was looking for a wireless adapter to play music from my mobile devices through my home audio system. I have an older receiver with a Cambridge DacMagic 100 connected. The Bose SoundTouch connected easily to the DacMagic optical input. Setup was easy except for minor problems connecting Sound Touch Wifi. Wireless adaptor works flawlessly with exceptional sound quality.

Pros: Easy to set up, works as advertised.

Cons: Wifi setup required a few trials, however, I was able to set up after a few tries. Also SoundTouch app could use a little more functionality.

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Love it!

Mark from Long Beach, Ca on 6/4/2017

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The Bose SoundTouch is a great product. The install to my Marantz receiver took seconds. With the app downloaded, all sorts of music (SiriusXM, Amazon,etc.) are at your finger tips.

Pros: Bose app, Easy use, variety of music, Bluetooth streaming.

Cons: None!

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Wish it wasn't so irritatingly complicated to set up.

David from Seattle, WA on 5/28/2017

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I found the setup routine irritating and when I was done, discovered the Soundtouch software demanded both my Wave and the system I was driving with the adapter had to be playing together. I removed the adapter from the Soundtouch software and tried to set it up again but could not get it to work at all. I own several other Bose systems and find them all irritatingly complicated to set up.

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Quality

Jan from Holbrook Ma on 5/9/2017

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Looks like a very useful and good quality piece of music equipment Crutchfield is known for for many years! I am a Berklee college of music girls, Crutchfield Rocks

Pros: Everything comes quick and guaranteed

Cons: Non

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Allen from Little Rock, AR on 4/9/2017

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Does exactly as advertised. Much cheaper alternative than replacing my whole home theater! Had some minor issues with initial install, but patience helped me through it.

Pros: Great price point

Cons: Initial wifi linking was a little problematic

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Great Gadget --Instructions? Not so much !!

Rich from Marietta, GA on 1/19/2017

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Let me say at the outset that this is a great gadget with one caveat....the instructions both with the device and available online are the most inscrutable and difficult to follow I have ever encountered. On the plus side, Bose has excellent phone support with humans to walk you through it. The system I wanted to use it with is a hard-wired (speakers), multi-room home stereo sound system. I have a strong home wifi and hoped I could hook the "puck" to it. Unfortunately, the instructions were of no help to do so. Fortunately, Bose as mentioned, has excellent product 1-800 phone support. The Bose tech confirmed that phone connection to Bose "puck" via WiFi was indeed possible and proceeded to walk me through it. Wow, what a difference!! I can walk around my house now, even out on the deck where I have outdoor speakers and the music is clear and unbroken. No way does Bluetooth have that range. Bose should do better on their instructions with detailed instructions for EVERY possible hook-up situation: wifi, Bluetooth, wired speaker system, Bluetooth speaker system. I am quite savvy with regard to computers and software but this installation really was confusing. As I said, now that the Bose "puck" is networked to my wifi as well as via Bluetooth, I can choose either one, however wifi is hands down better. It is a GREAT device and by far EXCEEDS my expectations. I only wish Bose had made it easier to install.

Pros: WiFi OR Bluetooth connectivity to a conventional receiver Excellent range when using WiFi connection Great to play music from phone or tablet thru home sound system Great 1-800 customer support

Cons: Instructions are confusing and poorly written, fortunately Bose has an excellent 1-800 help line with real humans to walk you through it.

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Crutchfield customer from Harpers Ferry, WV on 1/16/2017

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It's a great add on for my BOSE Wave system adding it to my SoundTouch group. However, I think it's a bit over-priced by the manufacturer for what it does. BOSE systems should have the capability already built in without having to buy more.

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Crutchfield customer from Honolulu, HI on 1/10/2017

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I'm very happy with my Bose sound touch adapter. Now I can listen to all my songs on my Bose unit with Bluetooth. And I got it in 3 days just in time for the holidays.

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Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, OH on 12/28/2016

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Great to be able to use our bigger Bose speakers that are connected to the stereo system and turntable for streaming and connection to other wireless speakers. Sound throughout the house! Easy to set up and worked without a hitch. Recommend for anyone wanting to add an existing system to their wireless network.

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Crutchfield customer from Beaver Falls, PA on 12/26/2016

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GREAT product. Works as advertised. It took a bit of time to set up, more because I am not an audiophile. Directions to do so were very good and easy to follow.

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Great Way to Expand Use of Soundtouch

Yezy from Houston, TX on 12/21/2016

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I have a Bose home theater and other Bose equipments in my house. I didn't want to get a new system to integrate my other Bose SoundTouch amp or speakers. The Bose SoundTouch Link is perfect. It took about 10 minutes to hook up. Now my living room entertainment system is able to hook into my SoundTouch system. I can now listen to my music throughout the whole house without spending thousands of dollars for a new system.

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Works as expected....

Steve from Chicago suburbs on 12/1/2016

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Use this to connect your receiver and wired speakers to a wireless system. I purchased the 2 pack Bose Soundtouch speakers and this adapter. You have to use an optical audio input so I used the "Game" input on my Onkyo receiver since I don't have any video games connected. You may experience the typical aggravations connecting to your house Wi-Fi, but after that, this is great. You can play your stereo and any Bose soundtouch speakers at the same time with the same music source. Control everything with a smartphone.

Pros: Works great in my house so far.

Cons: None really, perhaps some Wi-Fi connectivity issues or receiver connections.

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Mark from Naples, FL on 11/28/2016

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Awesome product. I had been planning to buy a full Sonos system that included several speakers and several CONNECT players. I was initially nervous about the Bose SoundTouch products because of how new and very little reviews on them. I'm so happy I chose Bose. The SoundTouch Wireless Link Adapter was so easy to set up and it has worked to perfection. I bought 3 and set up to link existing sound systems (Home Theater, Bose 321 in bedroom, and TV sound bar on patio). In addition I added a Bose SoundTouch 30 in the Kitchen. When playing all together they sound amazing and are perfectly synced. Other advantages the SoundTouch Wireless Link Adapter has over Sonos Connect is it connects to Bluetooth, much smaller in size, and much better price point. As for the SoundTouch App, it works great. Simple layout and easy to use. No issues so far.

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Features

SoundTouch Wireless Link: The Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link transforms your existing home audio system into a wireless music system. The SoundTouch Wireless Link gives you access to wireless music through your existing speakers - such as a stereo system, home theater system or powered speakers. It uses your home's Wi-Fi network or your Bluetooth source devices for access to select online music services and saved music libraries. The Wireless Link easily expands & syncs with other SoundTouch speakers to stream music throughout your home. Best of all, its easily controlled from the palm of your hand using the SoundTouch app for Apple iOS, Android, Windows, or Mac.

SoundTouch Wireless Audio: The SoundTouch Wireless Link is part of the Bose SoundTouch wireless music ecosystem which allows you to play music throughout your home. The SoundTouch ecosystem is able to stream music wirelessly throughout your house over your home's WiFi network; it even works with your Bluetooth devices. With SoundTouch, you can stream Internet radio, select music services, and your music library throughout your home. A free Bose app transforms your Apple iOS or Android mobile device into the system's remote control.

Multiroom Audio: For most home networks, you can link up to four SoundTouch music systems together for a multi-room/multi-source audio experience. For more than four rooms, Bose recommends using Ethernet wired connections to some of the SoundTouch systems. You are able to play the same music source or different music source on each SoundTouch system, using the SoundTouch app on your Apple iOS/Android device or Windows/Mac computer. Compatible sources include -

  • Internet radio & online music services
  • Bluetooth & computer audio
  • Aux input

Built-in WiFi: The Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link offers built-in WiFi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4/5.0GHz) to wirelessly connect to your home network. The SoundTouch Wireless Link's WiFi network connection can be setup initially from the SoundTouch Controller App on your Apple iOS (7.0+) device or Android (4.1+) smartphone/tablet.

SoundTouch Controller App: The Bose SoundTouch Controller app is required for initial setup and control of the Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link. The Bose SoundTouch Controller app can be downloaded on your Apple iOS iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, or Mac computer. Now you'll be able to setup and control the SoundTouch Wireless Link from your Apple iOS or Android device, or from your Windows or Mac computer. Once initial setup is complete, you can use this app to explore Internet radio, select online music services, or browse your music library from your home network and computer for playback through the Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link.

  • For Apple iOS or Android: You can download the free SoundTouch Controller app (from Apple's App Store or Google Play Store) onto your Apple iOS (iOS 7.0+) or Android (4.1+) device so you can setup and control the Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link from your mobile device.
  • For Windows PC or Mac Computer: The SoundTouch Controller app for Windows & Mac lets you setup and control the Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link from your Windows PC (XP/7/8/10) or Mac computer (OS X 10.6.8+). Simply install the SoundTouch app onto your Windows PC or Mac computer.

Variety Of Music Sources: The Bose SoundTouch wireless audio ecosystem supports a variety of music options; including Internet Radio, select online music services, music files stored on your computer, as well as stored music & music apps on your Apple iOS or Android device.

  • Internet Radio & Online Music: Bose SoundTouch lets you play Internet radio stations from around the world. You also get access to the Pandora, Spotify Connect, iHeart Radio, and Deezer (coming soon) online music services. More music services will be added in the future.
  • Music Stored On Your Computer: Bose SoundTouch can play back MP3, WMA, AAC. and ALAC music files that are managed by iTunes or Windows Media Player on your Windows or Mac computer. You computer must be connected to the same wired or wireless home network as the SoundTouch system.
  • Bluetooth Music Streaming: With built-in Bluetooth, Bose SoundTouch wirelessly plays back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iOS iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, or other Bluetooth compatible device. You can pair up to eight devices (via SSP or NFC) with one actively connected.

Aux Input: In addition to wireless WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity, the SoundTouch Wireless Link is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting almost any portable audio device with a headphone jack or analog output. An available firmware update lets you distribute the aux input for multiroom audio.

Analog & Digital Outputs: The Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link is equipped with a minijack (3.5mm) output that can serve as an analog or digital output. Only 2ch PCM audio signals are supported (does not support Dolby Digital/DTS).

Alexa Skill (via Firmware Update): The new Bose Skill for Amazon Alexa is available through a free network firmware update and is enabled through the Skills section of the Amazon Alexa companion app on your Apple iOS or Android device. The update enables you to control certain elements of the SoundTouch experience through Alexa by speaking to an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap,  Echo Show, or other Alexa-enabled device. Simply say "Alexa, ask Bose to...". Voice control functions include-

  • Play music set to a SoundTouch preset.
  • Play content in a specific room.
  • Play the same music on all SoundTouch devices (everywhere).
  • Find out what's playing.
  • Play/pause/resume and skip tracks.
  • Adjust volume.
  • Turn on/off.

Mounting Options: For best performance, set the SoundTouch Wireless Link on its rubber base during use. To avoid wireless interference, place the SoundTouch Wireless Link outside and away from metal cabinets. Within a non-metal cabinet, place the SoundTouch Wireless Link away from direct heat sources (such as other audio/video equipment) to avoid impact to performance.

microUSB Port (Setup Only): The SoundTouch Wireless Link's s microUSB port is for setup only. The microUSB port is not designed to playback or charge smartphones, tablets, thumbdrives, or other similar devices.

AC Power: The SoundTouch Wireless Link operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power adapter.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Otis recommended, my crutchfield tech [ Brian  Apr 27, 2019 ]
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To utilize a gift of the Bose Wave Music System IV for streaming. [ Joyce  Jan 02, 2019 ]
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Recommendation from Peyton, customer support. [ Kenneth  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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Provides streaming and other services to my existing system. [ Jim  Dec 04, 2018 ]
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Connect to stereo system [ Roy  Nov 17, 2018 ]
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I chose this product because I had help from a Crutchfield rep who received specific details about my audio setup and my goals. [ Emerson  Aug 29, 2018 ]
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I already have great audio equipment and did not want to get rid of it for pennies on the dollar simply because the way music is accessed has changed from CDs to streaming. The Bose SoundTouch wireless adapter allows me to access all of my music (stored on a NAS drive in FLAC format, or streaming) using the Bose SoundTouch app on my smartphone. I already have two Bose SoundLink speakers that work VERY well with this setup and wanted to link in my old stereo system that offers more sound. [ James  Aug 02, 2018 ]
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Want to stream music to my Arcam Solo from NAS drive (w/my CD collection ripped to high bit rate AAC) attached to wireless router AND via Bluetooth from my iPhone. (AirPlay ability would have been even more awesome as Apple does not support aptX but this is close enough for Rock'n Roll !) [ Andrew  Jun 18, 2018 ]
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set up wireless audio control to house speakers [ Scott  Jun 11, 2018 ]
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Stream music to older Bose system and a separate Yamaha system [ Joe  May 01, 2018 ]
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I have a Bose Sounddock 10 that sounds great, but is long in the tooth. I'd like to experiment with multi-room playback using the Soundtouch 300, the Soundtouch link adapter and the ol' Soundock 10. [ R  Apr 30, 2018 ]
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to hook it up with my bose 3-2-1- [ Starship  Apr 30, 2018 ]
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I was looking to link my existing Lifestyle 50 system to more speakers, wirelessly [ John  Dec 27, 2017 ]
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Add BeoPlayer a8 to soundtouch network [ thomas  Dec 16, 2017 ]
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I have the Bose 300 system so now I can play music in 2 different places [ Paul  Nov 28, 2017 ]
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Still have my Bose system that I purchased from Crutchfield years ago and it works great. Just need the wireless link to bring it up to 2017. [ DANIEL  Nov 28, 2017 ]
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I choose this unit for it's price and flexibility. I want to be able to control my music outside as well inside without having to run in and out of the house. [ CHRISTOPHER N  Nov 16, 2017 ]
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Because I have a portable Bose SoundDock and want to listen to Spotify from my IPhone7 [ Patrick  Aug 24, 2017 ]
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Want to listen to Pandora through my Home Stereo system - - - an older JVC Receiver will be the input target. [ Steve  Jul 19, 2017 ]
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To allow control of existing home theatre polks and computer Companion 5 systems. [ Kevin  Jun 04, 2017 ]
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I already own this adapter it does an excellent job - with the new technology on our phones and computers set up is a breeze! [ Karen  Jun 03, 2017 ]
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I have an old stereo hooked into amplifiers which power wired speakers throughout my house. I would like to be able to input music from sources connected to my home wifi network. Hopefully this product will do the trick. [ Beth  Jun 01, 2017 ]
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To utilize with my current analog audiophile system [ Mark  May 11, 2017 ]
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Plan to connect this to a Bose wave radio [ Gregg  Apr 29, 2017 ]
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I wanted to stream music thru my existing wired receiver/speaker system to other rooms [ RAJ  Apr 16, 2017 ]
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Dolly [ David  Mar 07, 2017 ]
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Utilize existing audio system to use with wireless, Bluetooth and other streaming audio sources [ Robert  Mar 01, 2017 ]
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Good fit for need - recommended by your online consultant Marshall [ Doug  Jan 12, 2017 ]
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I have several Bose SoundTouch systems in my home. I am going to use this device to tie in to my non-Bose system so I can enjoy SoundTouch playback in yet another room. [ Robert  Jan 02, 2017 ]
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I have a couple bose wave radios so this is an easy way to get wifi music around the house without having to buy new speakers. Will update this when I see how easy this is to use [ RAHUL  Nov 08, 2016 ]
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7 questions already asked

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Will this work with the Bose Home speaker 500?
[ Fred  Oct 27, 2018 ]
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You don't connect this to a speaker you connect it to whatever is powering the speaker. In my case I connected this Soundlink to my Onkyo 8050 receiver. I connected it to the "game" input in the back of receiver (as suggested). Then you use your phone to connect it to your house Wi-Fi. The Bose 500 is already wi-fi ready so you don't need this soundlink adapter would be my educated guess. This adapter is to make non wi-fi gear wi-fi ready.
[ Steven  Oct 28, 2018 ]
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Is connection to this device from my phone or tablet only through Bluetooth? or can I stream music from my device wirelessly through my wifi???
[ kfabel  Aug 24, 2018 ]
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Works on WiFi just like other SoundTouch devices. It's purpose is to adapt non SoundTouch equipment to work with SoundTouch.
[ Robert  Aug 30, 2018 ]
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I'm not sure about that I got it because I have a lot of music on my iPhone and I have a bose system but it's an old system so I need something to transfer my music to the system so I wouldn't have to buy a new system. Doing that could be pricey. So I got this device and with Bluetooth it was the best and cheapest move I ever made . I listen to all my songs through this and Bluetooth. I know Bose might not like but too bad make your system a little bit more affordable and will buy it , but until then I'm happy ...
[ Lyle  Aug 30, 2018 ]
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I stream Spotify on my device and the music streams directly from the WiFi. Your mobile phone/device just controls what streams thru the WiFi. WiFi music streaming is higher resolution than Bluetooth so the music quality is much better quality.
[ Donald  Aug 30, 2018 ]
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Does this support aptX?
[ Dan  Aug 03, 2017 ]
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The Bose SoundTouch wireless Link adapter does have built-in Bluetooth but it does not support the aptX Bluetooth codec. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/advisors/larry
[ Larry  Aug 09, 2017 ]  Staff
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Does this work with Sonos speakers?
[ James  Jun 04, 2017 ]
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I'm afraid this Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter is designed only to work with other Bose SoundTouch wireless speakers and components; it would not offer compatibility with Sonos speakers. For more details, or if you would like to discuss further feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. Thanks! My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/advisors/larry
[ Larry  Jun 06, 2017 ]  Staff
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Would I be able to attach this to my Yamaha soundbar and stream Blu-ray movies using soundtouch 10s as rear speakers?
[ Willb  May 31, 2017 ]
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Hi. I believe so. The Sound Touch can be connected via rca, optic, and Bluetooth. If it does work, you'll love it. The Bose app allows for seamless streaming of SiriusXM, prime music and many others. I'm a huge fan.
[ MARK  Jun 01, 2017 ]
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Can you control volume through the SoundTouch app when using the adapter?
[ Jammer  May 28, 2017 ]
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Yes, I can control the sound from the system remote and/or the device volume control... I'm going from my I-Pad to an older Bose wave system.
[ Rodney  May 30, 2017 ]
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Yes you can control volume. In fact if you have multiple SoundTouch Devices you can control each volume separately using the app.
[ Casey90  May 30, 2017 ]
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Yes. There is a volume control interface in the app
[ Glendon  May 29, 2017 ]
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Yes, you can. If you have more than one device you can control de volume individual for each one.
[ Luis  May 29, 2017 ]
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Yes.
[ Gregg  May 29, 2017 ]
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yes also through the volume buttons on your iphone
[ GARY S  May 29, 2017 ]
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Wireless range says "30 feet" - from what? Is this just referring to the Bluetooth range? My Wifi is further than 30 feet for streaming through my router, but I have plenty of signal. I do not plan to use Bluetooth. Will this work standalone, Wifi only (unlike Sonos Connect).
[ Steve  May 12, 2017 ]
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Wifi connection depends on your system. I constantly use mine with phone in my pocket, and walk around the house without streaming interruption. If not connected to Wifi signal, w/ BT, you get about 30-40 ft of clear music. This is mostly use when someone else wants to connect to your system without giving up your Wifi password. Hope this helps.
[ Gustavo  May 12, 2017 ]
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Definetly will work! I bougth 2 of them and have them over 40 ft placed working no problem! even from different floors! Bose is the best!
[ Jose Rivera  May 12, 2017 ]
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