Although Bose Audio systems now seem outdated, their folded wave guide technology is still a very functional feature even in today’s modern systems. Bose Wave systems came into the limelight in 1987 after Amar G Bose won the Inventor of the year title in IPO Education foundation competitions (Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation). He was awarded for his new invention, the wave guide loudspeaker system. After more than two decades of being operational, Bose Corporation is still persistent in producing tabletop audio systems. Among their latest entry in the market is the Bose Wave 3 Music System. This system still mimics the 1987 models, only that the design has been refined to look a little bit stylish and modern.
► Bose Wave Music System Specs and Features
The Bose Wave 3 Music System embraces a simple design identical to earlier Bose Wave audio systems. It, however, lacks buttons and instead uses a control by touch panel. The buttons are invisible and located at the top of the product. The device measures 18.8 by 12.5 by 6.5 inches and weighs about 11 pounds. The sleek design is further complemented with a polished Graphite grey color. Unfortunately, Bose did not produce other color options for customers to choose from. The front facing has a wide LCD display which displays the channel and time. On either side of the LCD display is a speaker. Each of these two speakers houses a fully functional folded waveguide panel for clarity.
Performance: Just like other Bose Wave models, the Bose Wave 3 Music System is a real performer. Despite its antique design, you still get a deep bass sound output and crystal-clear sound. In addition, the Wave 3 is a very power efficient radio model as it only needs 60 Watts to be operational. You can also use it to play CD with fast loading capability. I also liked the fact that Bose featured an inbuilt FM/AM radio in this model. The AM feature is almost disappearing from the market. However, at least Bose remembered to fit one in the Bose Wave 3 Music System.
Connectivity and Input: Personally, I thought that Bose would be a little bit reluctant to include sophisticated technology in their subsequent radio models. Of course, they would opt do this as a way of maintaining their antique trademark, but they have done the exact opposite. The Bose Wave 3 Music System includes Bluetooth technology also. That allows the user to play music from you iPhone, Computer, Android Phone or Tablet, wirelessly. In addition, the Wave 3 comes with a 3.5 mm AUX input port from where you can connect your portable player or phone to play music with the product.
→ Key Add-on Features of this Bose Music System
Bose also included an alarm clock in the Bose Wave 3 Music System. You can, therefore, let your Wave 3 wake you up in the morning. The loudspeakers will come in handy in making enough noise to wake you up. You also get a remote control for changing channels, muting and tweaking the volume levels. The Power cord is long enough and measures about 2.4 meters. This means that you can actually place it at any strategic point reasonably far from the power socket.
Ease of use: The Bose Wave 3 Music System is generally easy to use, judging from the fact that it has a well-marked touch sensitive control panel. If you are having problems using the system, in the box you will find a manual and a demonstration CD. That can help you understand how to set up the product.
Pricing and verdict: The Bose Wave 3 is priced at 34,700 Rupees. With such a price tag, I would recommend you to buy a more sophisticated audio system. However, if you want something stylish that can last for decades then the Wave 3 is the best option to go for.
|Product Dimensions||18.8 x 12.5 x 6.5 inches|
|Item Weight||11 pounds|
|Remote||Slim Infrared Remote|
|Pro Features||Headphone Jack, Large Visual Display|
|Pro Sound System||Award-winning sound with natural-sounding BASS|
|Batteries||1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)|
|Accessories||Alarm clock, AM/FM inbuilt radio|