Bose Corporation‘s Wave Music Systems are table top radios that have been selling from its inception in 1984 to today. The wave radios are considered all-in-one systems with “A decade of research” that allowed for better sound in a smaller unit.
The year 1993 saw the first Bose “Acoustic Wave System” developed for an automotive application. In 1993 Mazda unveiled the third generation of its RX-7 sports car, featuring an optional Bose designed sound system. This included a unique Bose “Acoustic Waveguide” rear subwoofer system. Instead of a traditional large subwoofer (typically eight inch or more diameter), this system makes use of two small subwoofers mounted in an enclosure with two long wave guide tubes extending to the passenger and driver’s sides of the car.
In 1984 the original Bose Wave system, called the Acoustic Wave Music System (AW-1), was Bose’s first-ever tabletop radio. It utilized two 2″ drivers (speakers), and a four inch bass driver which is the only speaker utilizing the Wave Guide , a cassette player, and an AM/FM radio into a mid-sized tabletop stereo system. It was not until 1992 that Bose replaced the cassette player with a CD player, the CD2000, but Bose continued to sell a cassette player version, the CS2010, as an alternative to the CD version until the Acoustic Wave Music System v3 (CD3000) replaced both of them in 1996.