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Posted: 11/25/2002 6:07:16 PM EDT
Anybody out there have a Bose Wave Radio. I'm looking for a compact radio/CD unit for a small room I plan to use for reading, relaxing, and engaging in sleeping contests with my dog. [:)] I'm talking about the short rectangular one, not the tall model. The short one sells for right around $500. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 6:12:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 6:35:52 PM EDT
I stayed at a Westin Hotel in Dallas last week - the clock/radio was a Bose Wave. I'd say it was pretty damn impressive considering its size, and I'm pretty picky - Marantz w/ Klipsch speakers all around for my home system.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 6:39:24 PM EDT
If you can live without the CD in the short term, I'd recommend you take a look at the Model One or Model Two radios over at [url=http://www.tivoliaudio.com]Tivoli Audio[/url]. This was the last place Henry Kloss ran before his passing earlier this year. For $100 (Model One) or $160 (Model Two), the sound is everything that the Bose is at a fraction of the price. The big difference between the two is mono vs stereo. Putting "stereo" in a box where the speakers are separated by only twelve inches or so completely defeats the purpose of stereo sound. The Model Two offers up to 15' of separation between the right and left channels. Have fun!
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 6:52:33 PM EDT
I would think you might do better buying seperate "budget" higher end stuff. I have always been happy with my NAD integrated amp and I know you can get some ok speakers for nto too much...
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 6:54:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Red-Leg: If you can live without the CD in the short term, I'd recommend you take a look at the Model One or Model Two radios over at [url=http://www.tivoliaudio.com]Tivoli Audio[/url]. This was the last place Henry Kloss ran before his passing earlier this year. For $100 (Model One) or $160 (Model Two), the sound is everything that the Bose is at a fraction of the price. The big difference between the two is mono vs stereo. Putting "stereo" in a box where the speakers are separated by only twelve inches or so completely defeats the purpose of stereo sound. The Model Two offers up to 15' of separation between the right and left channels. Have fun!
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I like the CD but I'll check this out...thanks.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 7:32:33 PM EDT
I don't have one myself, but have listened to several at friends houses. I find them to be very impressive. The sound range and quality out of that little box is surprising. However, I wouldn't consider purchasing one unless the price comes down to the under $100 range. For $500, as others have suggested, you can do better, in a much larger package. DanM
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 7:42:52 PM EDT
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