Summary: The sound is terrific. I apparently screwed something up with the changer and can't get it to work correctly. Followed the company instructions and got it to work, then apparently something else went wrong and can't get it to work now. May need to take it to a repair shop. The radio and the included cd player work beautifully.
Summary: I like the three cd changer. Have a problem with the third cd sticking and slow to load and and eject. Otherwise it is a fine product. Soung quality is good . Next time I will buy from a store and not ebay. Just buying some else's problems!
Summary: Bose 3 cd changer is easy to hook up to an exisitng wave system. It is noisy when changing discs and when the power is disconnected it seems to reinstall itself when the power is restored. Be sure when buying one on the second hand market you get the installation cd or it will not work.
Summary: Pros: The sound, the sound, the sound Cons: Too expensive, CD player has issues I bought my Wave about two years ago and I have to say that I can hardly listen to regular speakers anymore without cringing. Of course, I can't afford to Bose-ize my entire speaker assortment and it took me a while to make up my mind to get it (I don't like to overprice just for a brand sticker if the product doesn't deserve it) but I'm happy I did eventually shell out the cash for it.
BIG Sound From A Small Box, With Minor Design Flaws
M. Pickering, Amazon
27 January 2008
Summary: I purchased this Bose Wave Music System to mount under one of our kitchen cabinets. We have bought several cheaper CD radios to mount in the kitchen over the years, and they all seemed to die after only a couple of years or less. My wife enjoys listening to the radio or a favorite CD while working in the kitchen, and I really wanted to get her a quality device that would last for many years to come.
Sounds great! Plays MP3 CD's and aux input beautifully. Needs snooze button.
Norm De Plume, Amazon
31 December 2006
Summary: After reading several negative reviews for this Wave Radio, I nearly didn't buy it. Glad I did, however because the sound is excellent. The instruction manual suggests you try cranking the volume up to 80 to appreciate the sound. It played distortion free and rocked the house. We brought the unit downstairs for a party, and volume level set to 40 was sufficient to bring sound to three adjacent rooms.
Summary: I just ordered a system and I'll be sure to review it here when I get it and use it for a bit. In the meantime, I just wanted to mention that all the fuss about "you lose the remote, you're done" is just uninformed paranoia: You can get a new remote (same size or even a larger option) for $10 from Bose. My star-rating is at this point pretty useless but it reflects my expectations, the 5th star not being there due to the price tag. UPDATE Sep.