Bose AdaptiQ System

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  1. EdNichols

    EdNichols Second Unit

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    Was reading a Bose ad about this system and it states that it is supposed to automatically adjust each speaker output based on the sound reflection of a room. Just wondered if anyone know how it works, IF it works, or if it was just another Bose marketing scheme.
     
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    You put on headphones (which contain microphones placed at ear level) and run the CD. It works much like the "auto-eq" functions on many receivers out there. I saw it demoed in a factory store and while the rest of the demo left me underwhelmed, I do have to give credit where credit is due. This system works quite well. However, it's not enough for the premium price.
     
  3. EdNichols

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    In other words, about like everything else Bose has....over priced for what you get.
     
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    Yep. Noticed that Sound and Vision just reviewed the Lifestyle 38. As they usually have "in the lab" reports with, I presume, independent testing of specs and features, I was looking forward to some info. Nope, just some copy that could have been written by a Bose rep and no info. Shame on them.
     
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    Actually, if I remember right, BLOWS actually forbids anybody from printing tests done on their systems. Which is why S&V didn't print any of there tests. HMM? Trying to hide something are ya?
     
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    How can you "forbid" anyone from printing test results? Sounds like a bunch of crapola to me.
     
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    "How can you "forbid" anyone from printing test results? Sounds like a bunch of crapola to me."

    Sure does, but if you spend as much money as Bose does buying advertising in S&v they have some pull in regard to the review.

    Brent
     
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    If the label says Bose, I treat it like the Plague and stay as far away as possible!!!:wink:
     
  9. DerrikW

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    Jimi,

    I agree with you 100%. It does sound like crap. But think about it, when is the last time you've seen any magazine report any specs on a bose product other than what bose states? I can't remember any. Except for an internet review that was done a while back. I maybe wrong on this. But I could have swore I heard somewhere that it was part of bose's agreement with people when they test their products.
     
  10. EdNichols

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    When I win the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes, I will buy a Bose system and have an independent tester check it out.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Bose will take legal action against anyone who does a negative review. They did that to Consumer Reports.

    There's also a ticker like thing on the CEDIA homepage that shows how much of CEDIA's money Bose has wasted with stupid litigation this year. The amount is absolutely staggering.
     
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    I have a pr of 301's and 401's. I bought them off a co-worker with the intent to trade or sell locally. They don't sound bad paired up with an older HK avr-5 i picked up. In fact teamed up with the Shiva sub I just built, it sounds pretty good.

    I was going to pick up a Fluance set-up or even a pr of the Acoustic Research S-40's which are so cheap. For a basement set-up it may not be too bad. keep in mind i paid $150 for both prs.
     

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