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I have a bose acoustic wave radio. It has been packed away

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I have a bose acoustic wave radio. It has been packed away for several years. I fired it up this morning and everything works great except the AM portion receives only static with no voice or music in the background. just static. What can be done?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Aric replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Aric replied 10 months ago.

On most Bose Wave radios the power cord acts as the FM and AM antenna - meaning where you locate the cord will greatly affect radio reception. That said, do you know which model Bose Wave you have here (there are about a dozen models made)? Additionally have you tried using different AC outlets and also tried moving the Wave in different locations to see if any yield a better AM response?

Expert:  Aric replied 10 months ago.

Please try some different placement of the AC power cable, and additionally the radio (try near a window at a high location as well), and if that does not help matters, then please reply back with:

1) The rough AGE of the Bose radio (or model of the Wave - whichever you can get access to).

2) If this is the same exact location it was used before that DID yield good response from the AM portion of the tuner.

With that info we can proceed.

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