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Bose WAVE Music System Home Audio System

by Bose
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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  • Blu Ray Playback: No
  • Blu Ray Recording: No
  • Blu-ray Playback: No
  • Blu-ray Recording: No
  • Built-In Modem: No
  • CD Player / Recorder: CD Player
  • Cassette Deck: No
  • Compact Flash Card: No
  • DVD Audio Playback: No
  • DVD Player / Recorder: No
  • DVD+R Recording: No
  • DVD+RW Recording: No
  • DVD-R Recording: No
  • DVD-RAM Recording: No
  • DVD-RW Recording: No
  • DVI Interface: No
  • Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
  • DivX Playback: No
  • Dolby / DTS: No
  • Double Layer Recording: Not Applicable
  • Ethernet: No
  • Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
  • HD-DVD Playback: No
  • HD-DVD Recording: No
  • HDMI Interface: No
  • Height of Front Speaker in cm: unknown
  • Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): No
  • MD Player / Recorder: No
  • MP3 Docking: No
  • MP3 Playback: Yes
  • MP3 Recording: No
  • Memory Stick: No
  • Multimedia Card: No
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Number of Output Channels: 2 (Stereo)
  • Number of Speakers: 2
  • PCMCIA Interface: No
  • Progressive Scan: No
  • RDS/EON: Yes
  • RMS Wattage: unknown
  • Secure Digital Card: No
  • Smart Media Card: No
  • Super Audio CD Playback: No
  • Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
  • USB Interface: No
  • Video Cassette Player / Recorder: No
  • W-LAN Connection: No
  • Width (mm): 368
  • Wireless Music System: No
  • Wireless Speakers: No
  • iPod Control: No
  • xD-Picture Card: No


Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.9 Kg
  • ASIN: B000BWH8K2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 May 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,328 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

New proprietary waveguide speaker technology combines with other Bose technologies to deliver enhanced performance at all listening levels.

Enjoy the full depth and range of every vocal or instrument on newer MP3s, CD-R/RWs, and conventional CDs. No visible buttons, the entire system is completely and conveniently controlled by a credit card-sized remote control. The large, bright display panel prominently displays the artist, title and album names of your suitably encoded MP3 CDs. Enjoy the system's full, rich sound with your TV, VCR, DVD player, or computer, thanks to an auxiliary input jack. And if you want to keep the music to yourself, you can simply plug your headphones into the headphone jack. Magnetically shielded speakers prevent interference from TVs or computer monitors.



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Customer Reviews

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
70 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!! 17 Mar 2006
I cannot rate this home audio system highly enough. It maybe small and compact but the sound is brilliant. It somes with an example cd, take the time to sit down and listen to it - even at the volume level it says - and you will be amazed. There are no extra speakers, its all built in and the ariel for the radio is in the power cord so no cables or wires on view.
Go on. Treat yourself. You won't be disappointed
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bose wave system 14 Aug 2011
By G. Mackey TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I bought mine back in 2006. It's still working fine & is still confounding people who listen to it but can't believe the sound isn't being reinforced by a hidden bass woofer somewhere!

For more years than I care to admit, I was the archetypal British Hi-Fi nut. If it didn't need a mortgage to pay for it, & wouldn't fit into the room without having to kick Granny out, then it wasn't proper Hi-Fi. Well, that was fine until I downsized my house & needed to pacify the new neighbours with more 'realistic' listening levels. So, out went the snobby (expensive) Hi-Fi & in came the Bose.

Now I have to admit, it isn't going to please everyone: I could criticise the bass for being a bit 'plummy', or the top registers for being strident, but that just misses the whole point of this system. It is designed to produce pleasing sounds from a small box that is unobtrusive (to say the least). Bose use what they call a waveguide to produce the bass: this is basically a tunnel that winds its way around the inside of the small case. It gives the bass frequencies the length they need to be realistic, & does a reasonable job, too. Of course, you pay for this trickery with a bit of distortion, but it doesn't interfere with the music unless you ponder on this fact too much. Just let the music wash over you & you will get the point of the Bose technology.......It's there only to help you enjoy the music, pure & simple. Never mind the tech specs that top-end Hi-Fi has, just enjoy what Bose give you from an incredibly small box.

I remember a company in the '70s who used 'transmission-line' speakers to achieve what Bose have developed with the wave system. Same basic principle, & back then you would have paid twice as much for these speakers as you would for today's Bose.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Let me start by saying this music system is not for everyones choice.Choose the music system based on the music you like.
I love classical and realism of the life like instruments (like in jazz).So I took my music with me while testing out various systems available.After 3 months of testing on all the available speakers and sound systems (from the cheapest to ones that cost 20X the cost of bose wave).I found nothing that could produce more life like realism and spaciousness of instruments other than the wave music systems of bose(not even the other bose systems using other technology).

The other speakers and systems had punchier base or better treble but could not produce the spaciousness and realism that the wave could.
If you like rock or pop or want a home theatre system or like listening to synthethic instruments.. I don't think you will like this as much as there are better systems that produce base or treble better(althought the wave does quite a good job).I liked polk audio hooked up to denon amp for rock and pop ..it produced amazing treble clarity and the base punch was stunning but the polk was not as good with classical ..the realism was absent and did not have the spaciousness as bose wave.
I also tested on other bose systems like the sound dock and the direct-indirect reflecting speakers and the home theatre systems..they were amazing for some kinds of music or movies but again I could not hear and fell the realism that the bose wave gives.
The bose wave really takes listening to classical music to the next level...only sitting in the middle of the orchestra might sound better..I don't think anything else comes closer.If I do find something better I will update this review...
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Over priced tack 12 Nov 2012
I made the mistake of thinking because its expensive it will be good. Oh how wrong I was.
When I received the first one, the speakers vibrated when the volume was turned up, even slightly. I contacted Bose and they arranged for collection of the faulty goods and in due course sent me a replacement unit, which the aluminium face plate was falling off, I couldn't be bothered to send it back again so stuck it back myself. After a couple of months this replacement unit started to play up, with the volume going up, down, on and off all of its own accord. Bose arranged for collection and repair (Something they are good at !)
Now a few months later the speakers on this unit have started making horrible noises as soon as its turned on. So guess what, Bose have arranged collection and repair again.
When I told the courier never to buy Bose as its rubbish, he said "oh I know that, I am always picking them up for repair !"
So don't be fooled into thinking that you always get what you pay for. I paid for a top quality radio cd player, but I certainly did not get one !
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Audio Sound I have heard 20 Aug 2009
By Mr. G. Bridgeman-clarke TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
This is a long-term review. I have had the Bose Wave for about 18 months.

set-up; piece of cake
sound: I reckon this is the sound of the Gods
ease of use; a 5 year old could do it
value for money; quality costs

verdict; years of audio pleasure!!

'nuff said!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - Small on the outside - Massive on sound.
For anyone who's not heard the Bose Wave music system and doesn't believe all the hype in the glossy full page adverts of such publications as The Radio Times and innumerable... Read more
Published 3 months ago by David H J Ashdown
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed. Overpriced Clock!
I have just bought what I expected to be a great replacement for my earlier model Wave Radio/CD. I bought it for the DAB Radio however as I can't get more than 15 DAB stations and... Read more
Published 6 months ago by G. Pontet
1.0 out of 5 stars don't buy the one with the changer
It is a nice product design and it would be very useful for listening to classical music BUT the changer keeps getting stack and jumps to the next cd. Read more
Published 11 months ago by orangevaia
5.0 out of 5 stars blew my mind away
Ok, I've always thought Bose were over-priced & Apple-like in their monoply dealings, but buying this one just changed my mindset completely. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Pw Humphreys
2.0 out of 5 stars remote control failure
I bought my system in feb.08 on reccomendation from a very good friend.Performance
wise i cannot fault it.But a few weeks ago,the remote control started to act up. Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2009 by Mr. T. Guy
5.0 out of 5 stars SOUND IS EXCELLENT
SMALL IT MAYBE BUT THIS SYSTEM IS EXCELLENT ADD THE MULTI CD CHANGER AND YOU HAVE A EXCELLENT SYSTEM PLAYS MP3 AS WELL HOURS OF EX MUSIC SOUND IS SUPERB BUILD QUIALTY IS EXCELLENT... Read more
Published on 22 Sep 2006 by Mrs. S. M. Moore
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