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#1 of 8 marktransmodal

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Posted January 31 2010 - 09:49 PM

hi,
    i have bought a new bose acoustimass 6 speakers and also AVR onkyo 507. pls can anyone tell me the best settings for them.
    i wanna manually set my auddyssey but new to this so dont know how to go abt it. at the moment auddyssey is on, speakers are large as per bose manual and crossover 80 hz. pls can some one tell me what to manually set them to for movies for example -db and hz,
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#2 of 8 Ed Moxley

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Posted February 01 2010 - 12:53 AM

I'm not sure that Audyssey will work with the Bose system, since the speakers connect to the bass module, instead of to the receiver. You said they're new? I'd return them and get some real speakers and subwoofer. You can buy much better for the money. Give us your budget and we'll help you with speakers that will blow the Bose out of the water.
You should read this: http://www.intellexual.net/bose.html

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Posted February 01 2010 - 03:00 AM

Hi,

I'm an authorized Audyssey installer.  Have you run the auto-setup using the microphone?  The manual has pretty good instructions and the Audyssey setup will pretty much take care of everything for you.  This should be your default, bass line setup for everything.  If you want to change things then you'll need a level meter (or good ears).  I don't see any reason Audyssey shouldn't work with your system.  However, there are a couple of issues to think about.    

Much of the time Bose small speakers and sub (even when set to large) have very poor frequency response at the crossover point of the sub/main speakers.  This means that equalization can be extreme at those frequencies.  You need to be careful with very high levels to avoid damage to the speakers and sub.  Experiment slowly with increasing the volume.
 
I'm not sure what you mean by dB and Hz if it is automatically set for you. 
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Posted February 01 2010 - 04:35 AM

If you can box up the Bose acoustimass 6 speakers and return them.  For $700 their are better alternatives in 5.1 systems.    I would imagine part of your problem might center on the fact that you can't duplicate the way the Bose 6 sounded when you listened to them at your local BM Home Theater Store.  Bose uses a specially prepared doctored audio to demo their equipment, to help make up for the deficiencies in their speakers.   This is not the same audio available to you from normal sources.
As far as Audyssey goes use microphone and follow the program built into your Onkyo.    I found that manual adjustments could not improve upon what Audyssey calculated with it's auto program.  

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Posted February 01 2010 - 08:12 PM

hi ALL,
                thanks for your info mate, im new to audio and thought that bose were the best u can have but i guess what i heard at the bose showrooom was not the same as im hearing at home. so mate my budget is $500 to $800 can u guys suggest some good speakers to go with my onkyo 507.
thanks and much appreciated for helping the blind and leading me to the right way.
thanks mark.


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Posted February 02 2010 - 12:01 AM

Here are a couple of decent ones within that price, but I'm sure those Bose were a good bit more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882780017

2 of these: http://www.newegg.co...0-014-_-Product
2 of these: http://www.newegg.co...0-011-_-Product
This center: http://www.amazon.co...5115298&sr=1-15
This sub: http://www.amazon.co...5115206&sr=1-48

But, if it were me, I'd save a little more (if I had to) and get these: http://www.svsound.c...s-sbs_black.cfm One good thing about these is that they come with an outstanding subwoofer.
Good luck with whatever you decide on.

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Posted February 03 2010 - 05:07 AM

As you have already found out with the Bose system,  Your speaker selection is going to have the greatest impact of any component in your how your system will sound.    Therefore, you should put the bulk of your budget towards speaker selection.  Buy the right speakers the first time you will have an investment that will last you for many years and other equipment that you will be replacing. 

Ed is right that if you can up your budget to the $1,000 range you are going to have lots of options.   I know the SVS system is often recommend in that price range and I have not read any complaints about them.    However, they are only marketed on line. 



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Posted August 24 2012 - 03:16 PM

Dean: I have a Bose Acoustimass 15 and a Bose HTC360; the bass is booming and thrumming through all of my sound and I cant seem to turn it down; Bose says to set speakers to full range, but this seems to make it worse. Any ideas? Ryan




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