I am looking for a bookshelf stereo system as a present for my girlfriend. She would be happy with a itty bitty little one we saw at Best Buy, she thought it was cute and would fit nice in her bedroom.
I was thinking of getting a Yamaha RX-V675 and some bookshelf speakers. As we were looking at them she heard some speakers she really liked. They were the Bose 301's.
There was a variety of speakers there in that price range so we clicked away to hear the others. Pioneer, Klipsch, Polk, Sony, and a couple of others. Of all the horrible things I hear about Bose they did sound really good, better than the others. And we were able to compare them side by side with the others at a click of the button. As far as music goes she likes listening to Pandora alot, easy listening stuff, and country too. (Yuk to me).
What other speakers can fill the room without being turned up real loud? She doesn't want to have to be in that certain little "sweet spot" for it to sound good.That reflecting sound just may be a good thing. So why all the negativity with the Bose 301 or 201's? At low to moderate listen levels wouldn't the paper cones be ok? I'm not sure what waveguides are but I have read they don't have them.