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Acoustic Wave® music system II

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Our best-performing Wave® system

Our best all-in-one music system performs like a large component system costing much more—with far less complication and clutter. Advanced Bose® speaker and audio technologies deliver sound with clarity and consistency, even at loud volume levels, in larger rooms and outdoor spaces.

System packages add more playing options: music from your iPod® plus Internet stations and playlists from your computer, smartphone, tablet or any Bluetooth® device. The Acoustic Wave® music system II—one quality system for all your musical needs.

  • Proprietary waveguide speaker technology enables full-bodied sound with deep lows for more natural-sounding bass and percussion instruments
  • Powerful performance fills larger rooms and outdoor spaces with lifelike sound
  • Easy portability with the optional travel case
  • Versatility to expand your listening options with custom packages

The science behind the sound

The Acoustic Wave® music system II proves that a primary home stereo system needn't be complex or cumbersome. Acclaimed Bose waveguide speaker technology remains at the heart of the performance, providing powerful sound from small speakers.

Advanced Bose digital electronics fine-tune the sound for accurate music reproduction across a wide range of volume levels. Vocals sound lifelike. Instruments ring true. More nuances emerge. The overall effect is much like music in a natural, live-performance setting.

Added versatility

The Acoustic Wave® music system II plays regular and home-burned audio or MP3 CDs as well as FM/AM radio. There's a headphone jack for private listening, auxiliary inputs for your MP3 or other portable player and an easy-to-read display. System packages add even more musical options, from your smartphone, iPod, tablet and more.

Control and convenience

A convenient infrared remote lets you control your system from across the room. The Bose link feature lets you easily connect your Acoustic Wave® music system II to a compatible Bose Lifestyle® system for an expanded home entertainment network.

If you're traveling, bring the music with you. An optional travel case makes it easy to enjoy your music at a picnic, tailgating or any outdoor gathering.

More features

  • Digital FM/AM tuner with seek function provides easy access to your favorite radio programs with built-in FM/AM antennas
  • Includes memory settings for six FM and six AM stations
  • Headphone jack for private listening
  • Auxiliary input jack to enjoy another audio source through your Acoustic Wave® music system II
  • DC power operation for listening almost anywhere, using the optional DC power cord to connect your system to a 12V power source in your car, RV or boat
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Service Above Reproach! I own two Boze Accoustic Wave Systems. Both are outstanding. Had a lighting strike hit one. Called Boze and inquired about repair and they assured me that it could be for just $100 plus shipping one way. Customer service above and beyond what anyone could possibly expect....
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Acoustic Wave II i have the Bose system in my piano studio and it is fantastic! Bose speakers have been in my Cadillacs, and I will have nothing else!
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from truth with thought through experience So here I am listening to music on my Bose III & cooking in the kitchen. Pomodoro sauce is simmering away, sausage and fennel are browning in the sauté pan I'm just relaxing away on my night off as a Chef. Door bell rings. Its 5 friends w- 3 bottles of fabulous vintage red wine and a bag full of Charcuterie. Its now a dinner party. I turn the music on my Bose from classical to The Canadian Tenors (from my iPhone) via the BlueTooth adapter i got with my Acoustic Wave III music system....place the volume @ a cool 73 and the night begins into a memory that i'll never forget. As the night progressed i placed the volume @ 87 which is its sweet spot for probably 3-4 hours. Zero fade & Consistently brilliant. We ate; we enjoyed amazing company; with classic Italian cuisine and good music the night began into something amazing.That little music system is everything 'one needs to entertain and FILL greatroom & kitchen with some serious music quality and it not be over whelming and musically sectional like majority floor speakers & larger component music systems.By far one of the best toys I've ever bought for my kitchen. People do need to remember that this is for enjoying MUSIC and not being the AV system for your theater or to vibrate your walls in your house. Hands down 5 stars!!!
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Acoustic Wave Music SystemII Good sound very clear.Nicely disined we'll built.Light weight and Compact too.
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had over 7 years.... Best CD-MP3 Disc player system... This is the best sound system for its size and the best gift for my Mother.... She only likes CD's I gave here an iPod she will use but still likes her CD's and I have to say CD's still sound better then any another way of connecting media ( has AUX input) ... After about 5 years did have issue with CD stop working called Bose and sent for repair for a small fee, its back to 100% , I have many other BOSE products SoundDock 10 & SoundDock II and this system still sounds much better, Yes it needs an upgrade from Bose but hope they keep the CD option. Best gift you could give or own too, worth every $.
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose Products I own the Bose 901 original d-r speaker they are 30yrs old the sound that comes out is unbelievable they sound as good as they did when i bought them. I have the Acoustic Wave Music System 11. The Bose Wave Radio W-C. Home Theater system. i am very pleased with all my Sterio equipment, have not over the years found anything that compares with their sound. You pay for what U get.best investment i've ever made.
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TAILGATE SPECIAL Been Using the original wave system for 14 years of hard use at college football tailgates. This system rocks it out! You can play it flat out with little distortion with proper power supply. Doesn't get quite as loud on battery power. We use a power inverter with a large car battery for max power. Just amazing volume out of a small package. Anyone remembers the boom boxes of the 80's will love this unit. Very high quality. Get the case for it if you plan to go mobile-you will be glad you did ! We get so many comments on what music system we are using. Go Big Ten Football
Date published: 2014-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound I had my Acoustic Wave for 3 years now and it still sound like it did from day 1. And with the 5-CD changer it ROCK all day long...
Date published: 2014-12-28
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  • System:10.6" H x 18" W x 7.4" D (14.5 lbs)
  • Remote control:3.75" H x 2.25" W x 0.25" D (1.06 oz)


  • Bose® link
  • AUX input
  • Headphone jack
  • FM antenna

In the box

  • Acoustic Wave® music system II
  • FM dipole antenna
  • 8 foot (2.4 cm) AC power cord
  • Remote control
  • Demonstration CD




What different audio devices can I play through the Acoustic Wave® music system II?

The system has a built-in FM/AM radio and CD/MP3 CD player. It can also play audio from most of today's portable music devices. The dual RCA AUX IN input accepts the Wave® connect kit for your iPod® or iPhone®, MP3 and DVD/CD players, music phones and even older audio cassette players. Other dedicated Wave® accessories connect to the system's Bose® link input to offer a more robust listening experience from multiple CDs and wireless Bluetooth® devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.

How many CDs can I load into the Acoustic Wave® music system II?

The Acoustic Wave® music system II has a single CD player. Add the optional 5-CD changer for a total of six.

Can I use headphones with the Acoustic Wave® music system II?

Yes. The Acoustic Wave® music system II comes with a headphone jack.

How many Wave® accessories can I connect to the Acoustic Wave® music system II at one time?

Two. The Wave® connect kit for your iPod/iPhone plugs into the system's dual RCA AUX IN input. You may plug an additional Wave® accessory into the system's Bose link input. Note: the Wave® Bluetooth® music adapter and 5-CD changer both use the same Bose link input and thus cannot be plugged in at the same time.

Is the Acoustic Wave® music system II compatible with Bose link?

Yes. The Acoustic Wave® music system II can be used as Bose Lifestyle® system expansion speakers via Bose link.

What is the Acoustic Wave® music system II warranty period?

The Acoustic Wave® music system II is backed by a limited one-year warranty.



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