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Power Of Dreams
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Things I hate about the new RL...    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-07-2004 16:16
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1. The stereo's made by Booze (uh, I mean Bose)

2. It's not in my driveway

3. The way it attracts all the haters- but they wouldn't be hatin' if they weren't wantin'!

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Re: Things I hate about the new RL...    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-07-2004 19:58
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Explain to me why you hate Bose?
Power Of Dreams
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Bose or Booze?    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-07-2004 20:24
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Well, you want me to waste a day, don't you...

Here it is in a nutshell:

Bose is more marketing then engineering
Their use of "jewel cube" speakers is false advertising at best and fraud at worst due to the fact that you need a "bass module" to make up the frequencies lacking
They never tell anyone the specs of their speakers
Disassembling their speakers reveals that they're made with average components


http://www.greengart.com/Columns/column005.htm

Some Bose systems are acceptable, but for that price, anyone can buy a much better system.

Honda forgoed Bose on the TSX and TL, and came up with some good systems- the Alpine on the TSX is pretty good, and the ELS/Panasonic on the TL is superb. I guess Honda went with Bose on the RL in order to please those brand snobs.
GoldenChild wrote:
Explain to me why you hate Bose?


TonyEX
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Stereo Nowhere Bose    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-08-2004 10:28
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Why?

Have you ever listened to them?
Have you ever listened to a good sounding system?
The Bose stuff has nasty resonances, can't play very loud, nor very deep, nor very high. It has no soundstaging and the instruments are smeared across space and frequency.

You can get a pair of very good entry leverl speakers ( PSB, NHT, Epos, Acoustic Energy), with an integrated amp ( NAD ) and universal CD/SACD/DVD-A player ( Denon ) for under 1400 bucks, including a good set of cables ( Audioquest, Kimber).... That is about 1000 dollars less than the Bose All In One "Lifestyle" system.

The sad thing is that bose is 95% marketing and 5% design... and that design is more of a lifestyle than audio design. Besides their claim to fame.. "indirect sound" as first shown in the 901 has never been able to recreate a soundstage worth a damn. Nevermind that the 901 were always power hogs and couldn't really play loud either.

Plus their parts are not of a particular high quality either. They used very cheap parts in their speakers, electronics and enclosures. They'll spend more money on fancy chrome strips on the outside than on a good magnet, stiff cone or low noise power supply.

GoldenChild wrote:
Explain to me why you hate Bose?





 
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