Originally Posted by LoRoller173
I've rented a home with a home theater system in the den; the room size is about 12 X 12. Seating is along the back wall. The room has a Bose Acoustimass 15 with four double-cubes mounted in the corners up close to the ceiling, the center double-cube mounted sideways just above the TV and the bass module on the other side of the front wall facing through a wall-mounted speaker grill. The Acoustimass system is fed by a relatively new Marantz NR1608 receiver.
The bass module is buzzing so I've turned off the power. The other speakers seem to be functioning OK, but I don't have anything below 280Hz.
The owner has offered to let me replace the speakers, with a maximum budget of $500, with the provision that the I use the existing speaker placements. I would hope to reuse the speaker wire as running new wires would be very difficult in this house.
While I could take the money and buy a used bass module, I'm well aware of the limitations of the Bose system and would love to replace it. BTW, the existing system is white which makes it almost invisible against the ceiling, and a system that is likewise available in white would be a plus per the owner.
TIA for your thoughts.
check out accessories4less.com they have 4 different models in white from 129/pr
or this: https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...air-new/1.html
) I would go with the KEFs
they also have a def tech sub in white for 219, but that pushes the budget. for pure enjoyment while you are there, it may be worth it to kick in a few bucks of your own.
although if you go with the cantons, it all comes in within budget...
alternatively, parts-express.com has indoor/outdoor speakers in white that would be cost effective... from 68/pr
up to 150 / pr
. one of which is a sonance with 5.25" woofers which should sound quite well. I have an old set of sonance mariners of the same size and the low end is quite good for a speaker of that size.
perhaps best of all is the JBL control 1, from parts express as well. as all the others have that bracket for mounting which would look unappealing indoors, the JBLs have a 1/4" screw mount so it will look cleaner indoors. at 164/pr
, leaves some room for a new sub. you don't say what space you have for the sub. on sale right now from infinityspeakers.com is a 12" , 300 wpc sub for 159 delivered.