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Old 08-30-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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The other thread about Radio Shack reminds me of the Bose Wave Radio. Did the high sticker price ($600+) on them ever get justified by the sound quality they projected? In small rooms, the Bose may fill the area with ample sound. In large rooms, they were, IMHO, no more fidelity proven than a good boombox or one of those mini-stereo set-ups w/ detachable speakers. Seems to me if you do enough advertising, you will get people interested in a product somehow. I noticed not so much radio advertising on the Bose these past years. Maybe they just advertise in Parade magazine or somewhere?
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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WAY overpriced. The owner/developer has an inflated opinion of his work and a good marketing campaign.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I received mine as a gift. While I enjoy it, I probably would not spend the money for it. Too pricey when you can get excellent quality from lower-priced brands.
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:06 PM
Status: "Settling in for the dreary winter" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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I bought mine 9 years ago and love it.
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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Bose in general makes overpriced, average gear. From what I've heard, the Wave Radio fits into that category.
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Triangle Area, NC
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I wouldn't buy one unless they came WAY down in price. Having said that, I did make my first Bose purchase a couple weeks back - I found a pair of Bose Companion II computer speakers (or MP3 speakers) for 60 bucks that have amazing spatial projection and very good bass response that belies their size.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Have one I think it's overrated. The sound is ok considering the size and it has served its purpose for me.

The one thing that bothers me to no end is that the actual clock is so small!!! The darn thing comes with a remote so you can leave the alarm clock further away, but you can't read the darn thing because the numbers are too small!!!!!
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:34 AM
 
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I bought mine 9 years ago and love it.
My dad had the 2nd model (With the CD player) and it sounded excellent! (I only listenend to AM/FM on it but that was superb) and then he listenend to them and upgraded to thier latest model which I think is garbage... The sound isnt as good,etc...........

I want to get the FIRST model they made with a cassette player... That is model AW-1 I think...... They are excellent units and sound super!!
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