I got this Bose Wave Radio (with CD player) from my sister as a gift more than ten years ago. The radio works perfectly even today but I hooked it up to TV Aux output to enhance the TV audio (there are no TVs that can output premium audio without external assistance) . My Samsung HD TV has audio control only for HDMI and Digital, but not Aux, therefore I am able to turn on both TV audio and my Bose Wave Radio at the same time. In this setup, the Bose works as a subwoofer for TV audio and works marvelously good.\n\nOne thing I did is to turn the volume of Bose to no less than 65, even to 75 when I listen to classical music. Of course I watch lots of TV shows and movies too. There is no surround and I don't need it. The key is to make the Bose loud enough to appreciate the beauty of its audio output. Setting volume to anywhere less than 60 is meaningless and waste of time and money.\n\nMy experience tells me the Bose has lowest bass frequency at about 50Hz if set the volume to 60-65, might get to 45hz if the volume gets to 70 or higher. While this is no comparison with dedicated subwoofers, it is good enough for most of modern day's movies and certainly music sound tracks. The mid and high ranges are good for my ears. My FLAC and music CD are all beautiful on this old little device.\n\nWhile the Bose Wave CD\/Radio combo was expensive even long time ago, I think the sturdiness and the all-around, good quality of audio output of my Bose Wave Radio well worth the money, especially when compared it to other brands, cheaper or more expensive.\n\nBuying audio equipments is a very subjective matter, so I respect everyone's purchase decision and urge them to appreciate the products. Trust your ears as I trust mine.