Hi, I have a SoundTouch Wave, and a SoundTouch 20. Like many people, I’ve been struggling with the SoundTouch App and its woeful connectivity issues for about 2 years now, and looking at the threads on here, there seems to be no solution on the horizon. The SoundTouch App simply doesn’t work properly, and it drives me up the wall.
So to fix this I’ve been investigating the option of connecting both of them, individually, to an Amazon Echo unit, either a Dot or an Input. In that way, the Bose speakers will just be working passively, controlled via Alexa voice commands only. I know that working that way, the system won’t do Multiroom if the two speakers are connected to their corresponding Echo units via Bluetooth. So it’s my intention to also have a physical connection using the 3.5mm jackplugs to use when I want Multiroom audio.
I also know that SoundTouch speakers switch off automatically after 20 minutes of inactivity, so every time I want to use them I’ll have to say “Alexa, Connect” first, and also if I want multiroom I’ll have to switch the input of both SoundTouches to “AUX” first, via their remotes. But at least I’ll maybe at last have a system that does what it’s supposed to do, and I’ll no longer be tearing my eyeballs out trying to get the SoundTouch App to work.
But here’s the question: I know that there is a (well documented on here) “Latency” issue when using the AUX channel of SoundTouch speakers – because the analog signal input goes through an A/D converter before it’s processed and finally sent to the speaker, there’s a delay between the input signal and the sound out of the speaker. Not a problem for me, provided this delay is PRECISELY the same for both units, so the music will end up coming out of both speakers that the same time.
So does anyone know if this latency time is precisely the same on all SoundTouch speakers?
P.S. Please don’t advise me to use the Alexa Bose Skill – I guess this is written by Bose Software Engineers also, because I’ve tested it and it also doesn’t work properly.