"Ah, our single resident Bosephile chimes in. If you noticed I didn't bash Bose, I merely stated the fact that a small tabletop radio has no chance of competing with a full fledged system. But since you asked, the Energy's will blow away the AM5 and the AM10 too."
Correct: You didn't bash Bose. Nor did I accuse you of it.
If you will notice, we both gave the same advice.
I won't dispute your remark regarding the Bose Acoustimass systems vs. The Energy Takes. For one, (1) I've not heard the Energy's, but I do believe them to be a good value, from reviews I have read. (2) they are much bigger than the Acoustimass satellites, and (3) The OP asked about performance relative to his Bose Wave Radio, not the AM systems.