#1 Numbers do not translate into sound. Sound translates into numbers. The response from Bose is absolutly correct. But then there are those that believe only what is on a piece of paper and not their ears. These people don't know what they are hearing but instead need to be told what they are hearing, and thus the bogus 'published numbers' argument.
Resonable Argument Touche.
#2 Two things. First, do you even have a clue as to what you wrote even means, and two, how did you come up with this 89% number. Where is the data that backs this number up and proving you didn't make it up?
I was looking at the x-over, my bad. 1 speaker facing forward, 8 facing backwards 8/9=88.8888888, this comes from the 901 manual.
#3 PAPER cones are used to this day by almost all speaker manufacturers. This "reason" has no credibility.
Half True, Paper cones CAN be good. The question is how many speakers from other manufacturers in the 901 price range have paper cones? The other manufacturers are all trying to innovate while Bose plays around with equalizers. Is Bose the dunce sitting in the corner or the 500lb gorilla? You decide.
#4 This staement makes zero sense. Either you misquoted someone/thing or you are also making this up as you go to attempt to make yourself sound more knowledgeable that you are. Again, where is your 'proof' that "big whigs" think it is best? You have none. And if these same "big whigs" ask the tech guys a question, the tech guys do not answer a question but instead "comply". And just how or why would these same "grumbling tech guys" get a commission out of selling Bose?
Bose is seen everywhere because they do spend so much money on advertising. I have never seen an advertisement for speakers other than Bose, maybe they are the only brand the general public knows. I don't know how they would get a commission.
Instead of being clear and concise, you are all over the place, as are most Bose bashers that bash necause they think they are cool by doing so. They read bad things about Bose, so they figure they can join in and sound knowledgeable when they are really demonstrating just how ilinformed they actually are.
In your fit of rage you miss-spelled a few things. Who am I trying to impress? Inform us please.
Finally, you end with more misinformation by stating that higher than $20 paid for speaker cables is a ripoff, when in fact you are neglecting the part where a 100' spool of 12 gauge wire generally costs more than $20 dollars. Had you said something like if you bought Monster speaker cables it is a ripoff, then you might have some credence. But even then, people find things on sale all the time and someone may have gotten a deal, a better deal than no-name products even.
50' of 12GA is ridiculous per speaker. 50' of 12GA speaker wire from monoprice would be $23.26 shipped, one should need no more than 10 feet of wire per channel meaning to wire a set of speakers it would cost $9.30. I know there is wasted wire there. Copper wire is copper wire, the electrons don't care and there is proof and double blind tests that have been done to prove this. Things that would
matter would be oxidation and appearance in which case a bit more money would be worth it for speaker wire. The Original poster should look out for snake oil.
I can type in the car sub you have in your non dorm room and get bad reviews. Again, you are only showing ignorance if you think this actually means anything as there are complaints about every product there is. So because of this, it means that nobody should buy anything?
What I am saying is people should be critical of reviews, calling Bull**** when necessary. The driver in the sub I built cost me a whopping $35, I KNEW it was on the low end but it had value to me. It also had the highest review average out of everything else in that price range.
You need to learn about things first hand in the world we live in today, before you can expect to have any credibility to bash one product over another. Bose certainly gets more than its fair share of bashing, but as I've said, the bashing does not apply to the floor standing speakers, only the cubes. But people are thick enough to disregard that fact and instead make blanket statements that have zero to do with the topic at hand. And the topic at hand is 'which receiver is suggested', NOT for college students to 'tell me what you think of Bose even though you have zero experience with any Bose product ever made.'
I'm 23 and an engineering student, I'm learning give me a break. Is it a crime to point out potential regrets the original poster may have? I like to keep an open mind and give my opinions to new people on this form who may want the added guidance. It should be noted that none of the Bose products intended for home use currently produced are floor-standers if they require a stand. And finally I do have experience with a set of Bose 301-V speakers by the way.