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Bose Wave Music and TV Audio Systems

Updated on October 28, 2016

I finally got my dream music system!

For years I have tried to subtly tell my husband that I wanted a Bose Wave Radio/CD Music System, but he has not noticed.

When we visited a friend's home recently, I noticed the Bose on her kitchen counter and commented on how nice the music sounded. Then, I mentioned to my husband, "If anyone ever wants to know what they can get me for Christmas, you can tell them that I want one of those!"

I have learned that being subtle does not work with him; I have to ask for something specific. He is that kind of guy. You know the kind, don't you? "And your point is....?" he is forever saying to me.

Well, being direct finally got me my Bose Wave Music System. You see it in the picture to the left. My new Bose is sitting where my old boombox used to live. You are correct in assuming that the photo is mine. I put the smiley graphic and the "I love my Bose" on the picture using

What is the Bose Wave Music System?

Bose Corporation's Wave Music Systems are table top radios that have been on the market since 1984.

The wave radios are considered all-in-one systems that allow for better sound in a smaller unit.

Bose Wave Music System III - My Bose is graphite gray!

What gift have I always wanted but never got? A Bose Radio with a CD player!

FYI: the Bose also comes in white and titanium silver. The sound is amazing no matter what color you prefer.

To watch a video about the Bose Wave Music System, click "Overview of the Bose System III"

Why I wanted a new music system:

(and really wanted a Boze)

My "boombox" is over 15 years old and is still in good working order, but it looks just like the dinosaur it is sitting on the shelf in my breakfast nook.

I liked that my radio had slots for 6 CDs. I could load it up with my favorite mix and listen to music for hours without having to go back and load more music. It was also nice that I could still listen to it if the electricity was knocked out--if I had six big D batteries! The wires to the detachable speakers were, however, wearing out. If someone with a heavy foot walked into the room, there goes the stereo sound and I had to go fiddle with the wires. Not an easy task.

And the radio reception sucks. Sure it has a telescoping antenna, but technology has come a long way in 15 years and this radio is definitely dated.

My boombox now resides in a room upstairs for guests and grandchildren to enjoy.

My Boombox used to live on the entire shelf where my Wave now resides!

The home for my Bose:

Yes, my boombox took up the entire shelf (height and width) area and delivered less sound than the slim, attractive Bose Sound System that took its place. No antenna can be seen, either, and the reception is high quality. I can listen to NPR to my heart's content with no static. If I want to listen to commercial free radio, I just use the bluetooth capabilities and Radio Paradise is streaming live into my home. The small, vertical black box is the wireless adapter.

Bose Systems have Accessories - gifts to add on for birthdays, Christmas or Channukah, Mother's Day, Father's Day or even Valentine's Day::

The Bose Wave Radio has several accessories that can be added. I like that. If you have an older model and you want to make your CD/radio wireless, you can do that! Want to listen to more CDs without making trips to the radio to change out music, you can add more slots. Because the design is a classic, new devices will match.

Here are two of the additions that you can add that will make your Bose perfect for your music listening pleasure.

Bose Wave Bluetooth Music Adapter
Bose Wave Bluetooth Music Adapter

This product makes it possible for you to use your "smart" phone to send music to your Bose Music System. I have an iPhone and use Pandora Radio - Pandora Media, Inc. and Radio Paradise to listen to music. I just turn on the phone, chose the streaming app, set the "Bluetooth" to "on" and use the auxiliary mode to listen to the streaming music. Of course you have to set up the radio to do this, but it is easy if you use the instructions in the booklet. This is also a good choice since Apple has changed the connector for the iPhone 5.


My questions for you:

Do you have a Bose System? What do you think of it?

Do you want a Bose Radio/CD player? Why or why not?

Thanks for visiting my review of this fabulous music system and I hope you can get the gift that you want. If you want to be subtle, you can forward this article to someone who might be wanting to know what gift to buy you this year. Good Luck!

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      @kiratalley: Yes, Bose is quite proud of their product. I saw "reconditioned" and less expensive units in the store that are still covered under the warranty (which is one of the best and it is free!). We saved up for ours. I am using my earnings from Squidoo to help pay for my share of this wonderful sound system.

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      kiratalley 5 years ago

      My hubby wants a Bose system, but we've yet to find one that is affordable, they're quite expensive for the good ones!