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I am looking for some expert opinions as I am planning to re-vamp my audio/visual setup. I am planning to move my TV over the fireplace and would like to buy/arrange speakers to minimize their impact on the room. The Kef T105 look and sound great but will require additional wiring and set up. The Bose 1SR can mount under my TV which reduces the amount of setup while still offering good looks and sound.

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I would buy some KEF speakers.

The Bose speakers are piss-poor IMO.
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What does everyone think?
I'd rather listen to fingernails on a blackboard than the Bose. It's all marketing hype with no sonic substance, aimed at those who don't care if their system sounds good, so long as it looks good. The KEF is far superior, but with only 4.5" midbasses it won't go particularly loud. I'd call it a good apartment system, but not man cave material.

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While I haven't been a Bose fan either...I have heard from several people that the Bose 1 SR soundbar is one the of the best soundbars out there and in the RIGHT room, can give some surround sound-like audio...
However, the thing is like $1,400.00 and you can get some serious audio gear for 1400 dollars!

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While I haven't been a Bose fan either...I have heard from several people that the Bose 1 SR soundbar is one the of the best soundbars out there and in the RIGHT room, can give some surround sound-like audio...
That's kind of like saying that a Big Mac and fries is one of the best gourmet meals out there, and can be a good substitute for a $50 steak dinner. Perhaps, if that's how your taste for food runs, but not if you were paying $75 for the Big Mac. eek.gif

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