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#1 of 5 Shawn_D



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Posted September 27 2004 - 03:28 PM

Okay...I have noticed I don't hear Bose mentioned a lot in this HOME THEATER forum except in a bad way. I am looking for something similar to the Acoustimass 10 bose system (price/size/etc.) but would like someone to save me from falling into the Bose Tractor Beam and from buying them.

* Looking for 5.1 surround speakers and sub.
* I have a budget of $1000.
* I like the size and look of the Bose speakers and that they can be wall mounted.
* Please offer any suggestions with Brand and Model numbers....I am buying my first system and want to make it last...all i ever hear about it BOSE but know there is more out there.

ALSO.....anyone know a good receiver that would go with these? $200 - $300 dollar budget?

Thank you for any help.

#2 of 5 LanceJ



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Posted September 27 2004 - 04:24 PM

Just to get you started--there are lots of good choices out there:

Boston Acoustics 5.1 packages

Athena's funky little system

Cambridge SoundWorks MovieWorks II 5.1 system
(don't worry about the type of tweeter this uses because well-designed cone tweeters can sound very good).

Any major-brand 5.1 receiver (Pioneer, Onkyo, etc) in the $200-$300 range should be able to power these systems with no problems.

#3 of 5 Sean D

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Posted September 27 2004 - 05:22 PM

Have you may want to consider the package fromRocket Tykes from AV123 as well. I have not heard them but from what I have read about them they seem to be a great bang for your buck setup.
The guys at AV123 also have a some receiver options as well.

#4 of 5 Jon W.

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Posted September 27 2004 - 05:22 PM

Let me tell you the one single reason not to buy the Bose. Try to find the frequency response for them. I get Crutchfield catalogs alot and just about every speaker they sell has the frequency response listed except Bose. Not one Bose speaker has the frequency response listed. I went to the Bose website, couldn't find it. I assume its because the speakers don't cover a whole frequency bandwidth without having a few gaps.

#5 of 5 Nhan_H


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Posted September 28 2004 - 12:41 AM


If you followed the Blose posts from AVS, do a search on Sethwas or SethW. His signature line contains a link to his compilation of all bose alternatives. If you do a search for my name in this forum, I've already provided my own list.