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Old 03-18-2005, 07:36 AM   #31  
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I was going to buy 5 single cube speakers for $200 off of Ebay. Then I need to buy the subwoofer. Once I have the subwoofer how do I run the speakers can I use any reciever of does it have to be a bose? I want to run the system through my direct tv.
try definitive technology home theater system, they are awsome, it is around $699.00 better than bose for sure, i had bose acoustimas before, i replaced it with infinity alpha system speakers, and i could not believe how much sound i was not hearing from Bose speakers (they could not produce those frequency sound).
i listned the demo of the Difnitive technology HT spekaers at a local store here and the sound quality is amazing and speakers and sub size is very small too. specially the sub has 8" inch woofer with 150 watts. and for the 699 price its a bargain, other system i would recommend is infinity HT speakers.
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Old 03-19-2005, 07:35 PM   #32  
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:32 AM   #33  
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Got my HT Bose from a dude for $80. It included a mid 90's bose lifestyle system and acoustimass sub and two older style 'heavyduty' bose L an R speakers. Right now, I'm thinkin about picking up a couple cube speakers for 5.1 surround. Soundwise, the damn thing is TIGHT, I'm talking better than any 600 watts of sony or kenwood that you'll ever hear. If you can get a deal, buy bose. If not, buy 1000 watts of somebody else.
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Old 03-28-2005, 03:46 AM   #34  
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After my recent Bose experience it's a definite "no way Jose"
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Old 03-30-2005, 07:48 PM   #35  
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definitive technology puts out awesome speakers. i just got some 7002's but havent hooked em up yet, cant wait! and for anyone thinking that bose will give you a good low, you need to listen to a good dedicated sub, bose blows
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Old 04-03-2005, 01:25 AM   #36  
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definitive technology puts out awesome speakers. i just got some 7002's but havent hooked em up yet, cant wait! and for anyone thinking that bose will give you a good low, you need to listen to a good dedicated sub, bose blows

I found out the hard way.......
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:11 AM   #37  
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I used to sell BOSE. They are ok if you want tiny speakers that can almost be hidden, but they don't compete to most counterparts. If you ever notice, you will never see BOSE around other speakers so you can do a comparo. The best way I can put it is; whenever people would come in to buy BOSE I would ask them if they were interested in listening to anything else. If they said no, I'd sell them the BOSE (huge profit margin). If they said yes, I'd show them other speaker packages (Def Tech, Paradigm, NHT, etc.). I never sold BOSE to anyone who auditioned other speakers.
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Old 04-07-2005, 10:45 PM   #38  
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I used to sell BOSE. They are ok if you want tiny speakers that can almost be hidden, but they don't compete to most counterparts. If you ever notice, you will never see BOSE around other speakers so you can do a comparo. The best way I can put it is; whenever people would come in to buy BOSE I would ask them if they were interested in listening to anything else. If they said no, I'd sell them the BOSE (huge profit margin). If they said yes, I'd show them other speaker packages (Def Tech, Paradigm, NHT, etc.). I never sold BOSE to anyone who auditioned other speakers.
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Old 04-08-2005, 07:09 PM   #39  
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Except for my Polk sub, my entire system is Bose. Front, center, sides and back. It's awesome and fits great with my living room decor. I'm sure there are better speakers out there. Just go to a Fry's or other big electronic store and listen to speakers in your price range. Bottom line? It's a very personal choice.
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Old 04-19-2005, 10:31 AM   #40  
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I have follwed this thread, but I would really appreciate you guys clearing something up for me. I have an Acoustimass 5 Series II stereo speaker system (a big Acoustimass bass thing and two little swivel box speakers) and I want to use some of these bits in my new home cinema. But now I am begining to think they will all be useless, because the Acoustimas only has two inputs (left and right) whereas my amp/receiver is going to have five outputs, and I won't be able to use the little swivel cube speakers because they can't be connected directly to my new amp/receiver only through the (useless?) Acoustimass. Am I right here? Would much appreciate any advice you have.

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Just to let you know...I'm running Bose AM7's for my fronts, AM5's for my rears so that means I also have 2 subs running. Also, running a set of Bose towers (7's) along with this setup. Yamaha receiver is powering all seven speakers with know problem.

A dog barks our cats run away, a bird sings our cats come running back. Had some people over the other night for beer & a movie, they wanted to pay me admission because they thought they were at the movies. That's how I feel about bose.

I did have one of the lifestyle systems early on and returned it...didn't like the sound coming from it.
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Old 04-28-2005, 04:37 PM   #41  
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I've had bose am5's in fact I bought them in 1985 when they had first come out because my new wife hated my very large speakers and didnt want them in the great room, the bose were ok and arent bad if you want to save space but they just cant compete against speakers like B&W, Paradigm, Monitor Audio and other mid-fi speakers of that caliber.........the small bose lack true midrange because the cubes just contain a tweeter that is trying to cover the highs and mids and that is virtually impossible. I now have B&W DM604's and DM602's on rear and LCR600S3 center. I can assure you that the bose arent even in the same ballpark........you can buy a very good b&w 600 series ht setup for around $2200 and with good power amplification you will be smiling for years to come.
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Old 05-06-2005, 12:06 PM   #42  
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The one thing I can say about Bose, they let the consumer down when they went from a lifetime warranty to five then to one. Some products still carry the lifetime and five, but not all of them. You have to wonder why they dropped the warranty. Bose speakes that were built 10 years ago are amazing. The quality has dropped over time though.
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:00 AM   #43  
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I was going to buy 5 single cube speakers for $200 off of Ebay. Then I need to buy the subwoofer. Once I have the subwoofer how do I run the speakers can I use any reciever of does it have to be a bose? I want to run the system through my direct tv.
You need to have the BOSE Woofer that comes with the system. Otherwise your cubes will sound as if they are coming out of a tunnel.

The Bose woofer (even Bose does not call it a subwoofer--because it isn't) has a network of filters and eq's to make the cubes sound correct.

Buying 5 cubes off e-bay at $200 (without the Bose woofer) is not a good deal, just a waste of your hard earned money.
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:04 AM   #44  
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I can assure you that the bose arent even in the same ballpark........you can buy a very good b&w 600 series ht setup for around $2200 and with good power amplification you will be smiling for years to come.
I will second that, or you can go to the new B&W M1 series for about 1500 (for the speakers). With a good Reciever (high current output only) Good speakers, like B&W, demand a good reciever.
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:27 AM   #45  
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I have a pair of Bose 701's and the Bose center channel speaker, which I have combined with some smaller advents for the rear. The 701's are good, these were the 2nd generation type with two 8" drivers (tuned), the midrange and tweeter. They never caught on and were discontinued, yet I kept comparing them to expensive towers (well these Bose 701's were not cheap by any means) and I would favor the Bose. I compared them with the 901's. I am not a fan of the cubes, but the overall effect is ok. I think I get rounder, fuller sound with real main speakers. I removed my sub to put it in the other room, and I thought I would miss it but I don't. The 701's are strong without it. Only complaint: They are not shielded, and they look really strange.
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