Originally Posted by Elihawk
Dat, have you seen the freq plot on the Bose AM system? Not only is it not flat, you have THREE major gaps...
1. The bass module doesn't go below 50 hz at -3db, so really the bass module doesn't go as low as a good desktop speaker
2. A major gap at the lowmidrange, as the bass module falls of at 120hz or so and the sats don't pick up to around 200...
3. At the high end, the system is actuall too loud and then a major gap at 10 Mhz .
IF the OP wants the easiest system to set up, one that has a small footprint and can sound okay in the right room, then the Bose system might be the best one for him. And, if it sounds okay, then fine. However, there is nothing wrong with people here pointing out that there are alternatives that will sound a lot better and could even be cheaper!
Actually, yes I have seen a graph of a Bose Acoustimass frequency response. I am not interested in defending any speaker, Bose or otherwise here. As you might recall, my beef is threads being hi-jacked by Bose-bashers. But to address your point about performance, I've never seen a micro sub/sat system that didn't have gaps in the response.
Originally Posted by Titan Uranus
I wish I had access to forum advice like this one when I purchased my Bose AM system. Online research was limited in 2004. It would have kept me from one expensive mistake. I felt like a sucker after I fell for their deceptive advertising. If you want small speakers, there are MANY other brands with similar options that blow Bose out of the water. I finally sold my Bose AM system on craigslist and stepped up to an Energy Veritas setup. It was the best decision I ever made in regards to HT.
As far as the argument, "they sound good, for what they are" stands, I have heard the same reference made to 15 second Honda Civics wearing fart cans for exhaust pipes at the drag strip.
I'm sorry you feel you made a bad purchase. Glad you're happy with your Energy's. I don't agree about the deceptive advertising part, though. What did you feel was deceptive, exactly?
Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice
Originally Posted by cel4145
He's admitted to owning Bose. Just not in this thread. And although he has denied being a Bose "fan," pretty much every thread he's posted in has concerned Bose, or he has at least brought up Bose.
Not that he's necessarily guilty of it, but Bose has often had employees frequent forums in search of Bose threads to join and defend the Bose side. It's not difficult to figure out who they are, as they only post in Bose threads. How do I know? Bose employees who have done so told me.
Look at my avatar! I'm hardly hiding the fact I own Bose products! I own 901 VI speakers, Companion 2 pc speakers, and AE2 headphones, and I am totally satisfied with all. I prefer my 901's to everything else I have tried in my current room, which includes klipschorns and B&W 703's. I prefer my AE2's to my Sennheiser HD580's, and I prefer my Companion 2's to my klipsch Pro Medias.
I have not started any threads here. I have tried to answer or at least to contribute to threads started by Bose owners, but in all I end up defending Bose because they and I are attacked by Bose bashers. Which, btw, if you don't like Bose, that's fine. You have a right to say so, as I have a right to defend the brand if I want to. The issue, for the umteenth time is threads being hijacked and Bose owners being demeaned and ridiculed.Edited by dat56 - 10/2/12 at 6:43am