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How to Make a Bose Acoustimass Module Sound Better


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#1 of 39 Randall Duncan

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Posted May 23 2003 - 02:51 PM

...PLUG THE HOLE! I ain't kiddin'! Let me tell my story...

I have a Bose AM3 system that I hate very much... So, I was
walking around the basement today when I came across some
open-cell sponge foam. I decided to tape this substance to
the front of the Bose Acoustimass module and was surprised
to find how it improved the sound. It made the bass softer
and less "boomy" and it even made the whole system sound a
little better than it used to.

Here's some pics of the Acoustimass Module...

AM Pic 01
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AM Pic 03

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#2 of 39 Randall Duncan

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Posted May 23 2003 - 03:06 PM

Note: This is somewhat of a joke... Bose speakers sound much
better when you leave them at the store. Posted Image
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#3 of 39 Bob Kavanaugh

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Posted May 23 2003 - 03:33 PM

smallest. "subwoofer". ever.

Looks like something I would do Posted Image

#4 of 39 Mike_J_D

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Posted May 23 2003 - 03:35 PM

HAHAHAHA that is some funnt azz sh*t. I was having a terrible night until I saw your pic's. Thanks for the laugh.
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#5 of 39 Randall Duncan

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Posted May 23 2003 - 03:56 PM

Glad ya' liked it! ...Strangely, it really does work! Posted Image

I think I'm gonna' leave it this way until I get my Wharfedale
Diamond 8.2 bookshelf speakers.

Note: The Acoustimass Module is NOT a subwoofer, it's a 5.5''
woofer mounted in a dual-tuned bandpass box.
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#6 of 39 Brett DiMichele

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Posted May 23 2003 - 04:18 PM

"How to make a Bose Acoustimass Module sound better"

First you need to locate a BFH this is a technical term
who's acronym stands for Big (Explative) Hammer. What steps
you take from this point is entirely up to you.

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#7 of 39 RichardHOS

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Posted May 23 2003 - 04:24 PM

Tape it to the cone of a Tumult?

#8 of 39 Randall Duncan

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Posted May 23 2003 - 04:39 PM

Quote:
First you need to locate a BFH this is a technical term
who's acronym stands for Big (Explative) Hammer. What steps
you take from this point is entirely up to you.
That statement completely redefines the term "Bose-Bashing!"

LMAO!!! Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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#9 of 39 Brett DiMichele

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Posted May 23 2003 - 05:43 PM

Randall,

Yes, Bose Bashing... Or would that be Smashing! Posted Image

Rich,

Tape it to a Tumult? ROTFLMAO! (Where would you get the
Tumult?) Hahahahah!!! Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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#10 of 39 John Garcia

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Posted May 23 2003 - 06:35 PM

The scene in Office Space where they take the printer out to the field a-la Casino comes to mind Posted Image

Of course it sounds better, you tightened up the bass by restricting the air movement. A sock or hand towel rolled up will do much the same. Note that this will also drop it's output by a few dB, and the hammer will have a significant effect on the output.
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#11 of 39 Randall Duncan

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Posted May 23 2003 - 06:40 PM

Yea... It is a little quieter... But it needed to be anyway. Posted Image
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#12 of 39 Dave_La

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Posted May 23 2003 - 06:45 PM

I think BOSE is much better than what all you have, It has style and is space saving. It sound super compare to paradigm. I used to have paradigms Titan for suround phamtons for mains. The BOSE i have sounded so much better. The paeradigm I have sounds like garbage.

#13 of 39 Dave_La

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Posted May 23 2003 - 06:49 PM

BOSE is the best!!!!! I would rather have BOSE than any of you have. I have BOSE in my living room , mY computer, My bedroom and they all sound great. Paradigm sucks!!!!!!!!

#14 of 39 Dave_La

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Posted May 23 2003 - 06:50 PM

Just kidding!!!!! BOSE does sound kinda sucks.

#15 of 39 Randall Duncan

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Posted May 23 2003 - 06:50 PM

Uh oh... No comment... I'll let the magic weave itself. Posted Image
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#16 of 39 Dave_La

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Posted May 23 2003 - 06:51 PM

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#17 of 39 Randall Duncan

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Posted May 23 2003 - 06:52 PM

Whoops... Posted too late. Posted Image
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#18 of 39 Randall Duncan

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Posted May 23 2003 - 06:53 PM

Whoa there Dave! It's a message board! Not a chat room! Posted Image
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Posted May 23 2003 - 06:56 PM

Oh no... I'm confused now... Now I'm thinking it's a chat room! Posted Image

Ok, where were we? ...Oh yea... Bose-Crashing! ...Or was it
Smashing? Bashing? ...Flashing? No that's not it. Posted Image

I wonder how throwing a crash cymbal at my Acoustimass Module
would effect the sound... I bet it would be loud. Posted Image

Next step, 4000 Watts and The Burning Bose! Acoustiblazing
Flames with boomy, muddy, and distorted bass. Posted Image
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#20 of 39 Brett DiMichele

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Posted May 23 2003 - 07:05 PM

Dave,

Did you forget to take your pills again? Posted Image
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