Dec 10, 2017
May 16, 2016
Thank you for the post! As long as you have a turntable with a built in pre-amp or are using an external pre-amp, you should be able to rebroadcast the signal connecting to a SoundTouch 10. You also could use an analog RCA to optical converter and connect the turntable to the optical input on the SoundTouch 300 soundbar. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
Dec 13, 2017
I have soundbar 300 and will connect the TV to HDMI ARC. Can I connect my turntable using a converter from PHONOS to OPTICAL and connect to the OPTICAL IN in the soundbar? Does the soundbar support to have the TV connected in HDMI ARC and another source in OPTICAL IN?
Jan 5, 2017
Does the soundbar support to have the TV connected in HDMI ARC and another source in OPTICAL IN?
I dont think it does. The owners manual says the optical in is for TVs that dont have an HDMI ARC connector. There isnt a way to select the optical input instead of HDMI ARC.
Feb 7, 2018
I have found a number of Digital to Analog converters, but not Analog (RCA) to Digital (optical). I, too, am looking to connect a turntable to my Soundtouch 300 (which I love), but want to make sure I have everything set before purchasing required hardware. Any updates or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
Dec 5, 2016
Thank you for your posts. Since the SoundTouch 300 doesn't have an analog AUX input, there isn't a direct/easy way to connect a turntable. However, here are a couple of options to consider:
I hope this helps to provide some clarification. Please let us know if you have any additional questions!
Brian - Bose Support
Apr 14, 2018
Dec 5, 2016
Thanks for the question. The issue with this though is that when you attempt to turn the ST300 on with the remote control, it will send a command to the TV to turn it on as well. Turning off the TV with the television (or Bose) remote will then send a command back to the ST300 to turn it off. You would need to disable CEC in the SoundTouch system (by following Brian's directions) in order to make this function correctly.
If you have any more questions, please let us know.
Brandon - Community Support
Aug 5, 2018
Mar 15, 2018
Thanks for posting in the community! I have a few questions to help clarify the issue.
Are you able to connect other devices like a smart phone or tablet with Bluetooth to the soundbar?
Is the soundbar in pairing mode (blinking blue LED) when trying to connect the turntable?
Does the turntable connect to other Bluetooth speakers?
Let us know so we can further assist you!
Tony A - Community Support