The Bose Wave AWRC-1G is a combination radio and CD player that the Bose Corp. released in 2000. While the AWRC-1G is discontinued as of 2011, you can still purchase the radio/CD player on the secondhand market. Several specifications of the Bose AWRC-1G stand out as examples of its performance capabilities and design.
As a "Wave" radio/CD player, the Bose AWRC-1G relies on patented acoustic Waveguide technology. This technology employs a long, folded tube, known as a Waveguide, which carries energy from an internal loudspeaker out to the air surrounding the unit. The main benefit of Waveguide technology is that it allows for deeper -- or lower -- bass notes, which contributes to a richer overall sound.
The Bose AWRC-1G relies on a 27-inch Waveguide, the folded nature of which allows the radio/CD player to maintain a relatively compact size. The Bose AWRC-1G is 14 inches wide by 8.5 inches deep by 4.38 inches high. With its CD player empty, the unit weighs 7.4 lb. A visual display on the front of the Bose AWRC-1G allows users to view textual information, such as track numbers and volume levels. This display has an adjustable brightness and automatically dims during nighttime.
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The CD player component of the Bose AWRC-1G provides a variety of play modes. These include a continuous mode, for playing tracks in order; a random mode, for playing tracks out of order; and a repeat mode, for playing the same track over and over. In terms of compatibility, the Bose AWRC-1G's CD player can handle commercial, pressed CDs as well as CD-Rs and CD-RWs; including those containing MP3 tracks.
For receiving radio transmissions, the Bose AWRC-1G includes an FM and AM tuner. The tuner can accommodate six station presets for each broadcast band, allowing users to store and recall their favorite radio stations. The Bose AWRC-1G's tuners also provide a seek function, which enables the unit to search for the next available radio station.
The Bose AWRC-1G has a power rating of 120 volts, 50/60 hertz and 50 watts. While the voltage specification refers to the difference in electrical potential -- or electromotive force -- allowing the unit to transmit one ampere of current against one ohm of resistance; the hertz specification refers to the frequency with which the unit can transmit current in cycles per second. The wattage of the Bose AWRC-1G is a reference to how much energy, or work, the unit requires during operation.