Bose accoustimass 6 series II for $369.00...

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  1. Michael Webb

    Michael Webb Stunt Coordinator

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    I've read that many on here say the JBL NSP1 is a FAR better buy than Bose, I've actually never heard the JBL system, and I think this Bose sounds very good. Sam's Club has is for $369, for this price, better than what I've found on the net, is it worth it?
     
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    Were you able to do a side by side test with any other system? I think Bose "Sound good" because people are impressed that things that small put out so much sound. However once you start to do A, B comparison's then the Bose are much less impressive.[​IMG]
     
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    As long as you appreciate (or don't care) that the Bose sound is achieved by means other than the traditional approach of "flat" frequency response they are a good deal at that price.

    Because of their approach audiophiles generally disregard Bose and many seem downright mad at the market share they have achieved through big bucks marketing as opposed to building speakers that do not "color" the sound they put out.

    Like anything, trust your ears but beware of the fact that it is no accident that you almost never find Bose speakers set up somewhere where you can compare them side by side with other brands. Bose spends a great deal of money to ensure that this is the case.

    My father in law bought a set and they sound pretty good for movies but I listen to a lot of music where the gaps in their frequency response make them sound much worse than other, comparably priced speakers.


    Tom
     
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    The JBL NSP1 system, with a low-end subwoofer added, will still sound better than this Bose system for about the same price.
     
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    When I was making my recent speaker purchase, the topic of Bose came up and I told the guy I was not a fan. He said he knew of all the negative word-of-mouth Bose gets, but felt they had their place. so he put on a demo of U-571 and told me to see what I thought. Initially, as the scene started, I did think the sound stage sounded good - lot's of "sounds" coming from all over. But as soon as the depth charges started going off, it became apparent that there was a ton of distortion. it ceased to be impressive.

    I read that link Stacy posted a couple weeks ago. it is excellent at explaining the Bose "situation."
     
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  8. Phil Iturralde

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    Credit that to JBL years of experience in designing speakers that not only sound good, but actually sound even better when played dynamically louder!!!
    Have fun auditioning,
    Phil
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    If you do care for the inobtrusive look of the Bo$e cubes, I would look at the Cambridge Soundworks Ensemble IV HT. Similar styling w/superior sound and it comes in your choice of white or black. They can be found refurb'ed on ebay by seller: hifi.com. Same people as www.hifi.com, you can get 5 speakers, a passive sub, great customer service, and a 10 year warranty for under $100 shipped.
    I bought this set for my fiancee and powered it off an older Onkyo receiver. It makes for an excellent budget HT. I later added a used Infinity IL100s I snagged of ebay. It really impressive for the money.
    Here's a link with a little more info:
    http://smr-home-theatre.org/Reviews/CSW/
    If you can live w/speakers a little larger though, the JBL NSP1 would be even better.
     

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