Sometimes small is good. I'm thinking of buying one of the Bose Wave-design music systems, either: 1) The Bose Wave Radio II for $499 US, or 2) Bose Acoustic Wave Music System for $1,079 US. I have a small place, so the small size of either unit is a decided plus. Some people say they are both uncannily good. Some say they're good but way over-priced. Some say competing products are cheaper and as good or better. I have a rather ancient stereo that's not half bad ... Mission 770 speakers with Marantz Model 2230 Receiver, both older, I'd bet, than half the people on this board. (Also Sony CD player, and some other electronics.) But sometimes I would just like something very simple that will do the trick adequately well. I might add that my high-frequency hearing is not stellar so sinking any vast sum into a music system is probably not all that necessary. The Bose seem particularly cheap right now. My question is: Are they good enough to satisfy a moderately good ear? In particular, are they good enough for orchestral music and (though this is a small part of my listening) rock bands. I need at least the capacity to crank 'er up reasonably high at times, and adequate bass (and I don't expect the bass to equal a well-chosen component system). Anyone own either one of the above? (I figured guys who are expert at ringing chimes might be a good crew to poll [pun half intentional]).