Bose Advertisement in my Corvette Quarterly...

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  1. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Hey Folks,
    Since we are on the Bose Bashing Trend again I just thought
    I would take the time to share this with you. I honestly
    find it rather disheartening that a publication as "niche"
    as Corvette Quarterly would so blatantly sell out to Bose
    when there are so many other advertising dollars they could
    pull in from other vendors.
    This is the add and I quote:
    (Full page glossy color add)
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    Top of Page: Fuel Gauge showing E/F with a Music Note and
    the Needle pointing to Full
    How do you measure better sound?
    Research Update: Studies show Bose automotive music systems
    rated "Best" by a 4 to 1 margin.
    Better sound is often a matter of nuance, and a nuance is
    difficult to measure.
    At Bose, We believe the true measure of a music system is
    not found on a spec sheet, but rather in how close it comes
    to reproducing the clarity, the spaciousness and impact the
    artist intended.
    But can you hear the difference? Recent studies by the
    global leader in auto industry surveys show Bose automotive
    music systems are preffered by a margin of 4 to 1.
    Think what that says about the car, truck of SUV your
    interested in. It's more than a better listening experiance,
    it's a better driving experiance. And if the manufacturer
    cares enough to provide a system from the most respected
    name in sound, you know they care more about everything
    else.
    BOSE
    Better Sound Through Research.
    www.bose.com/wa17
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    Okay who cares to comment?
    Want to know what I think?
    It's a well known fact among us Corvette owners that GM
    could care less about us Vette owners. We have issues with
    our cars that SHOULD be recalls and they have not came up
    with a fix in years. So yes it shows exactly how much GM
    cared about our listening experiance when they teamed a
    junk pair of Bose 8" Midbass drivers with 3" paper tweeters
    and a cheap head unit out of a cavalier.
    Bose is like a hot air balloon and we, the educated are the
    needle...
    I love my Corvette(s) but if I had a "Choice" in audio systems
    I would never choose Bose. And out of the 32 thousand new
    Vette's sold a year (give or take) half of us wouldn't choose
    Bose..
    But see that's the problem, the other half are clueless
    owners not enthusiasts who next year will buy the next newest
    toy on the market, maybe a Porsche, maybe a Benz but probably
    not another Vette so what do they (the uninformed) care.
    I welcome your comments, pro or con..
     
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    Well, since I was a sucker who bought Bose products (the 201 Mark IV and the VCS-10) a few years back, I think I should share my recent realization about my HT system. I've never been able to get the speakers configured right to give me the sound I want. Even when I get everything balanced between the channels, I start to notice that there are more lows than highs, which annoys me. But, after thinking about it, the reason that there are more lows (which, btw, often sounded somewhat cleaner than the mids and 'highs') is that, hey, my Acoustic Research S112PS subwoofer is the cleanest, best speaker in my whole system. So, I was rather upset that when I watched LOTR last night, the experience was somewhat ruined by the serious lack of quality in the sound. The highs sounded like crap and the lows were a mix of good, quality rumbles and sudden drops in the sound, because the S112PS just isn't cut out for ultra low bass like LOTR has. *sigh* If I ever hear a salesperson trying to push Bose on somebody, I'm going to interfere. Doing their job or not, it was somebody like that (who was doing his 'job') that made me waste $300 on Bose speakers.

    Ok, rant mode off.
     
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    Brett,
    I'm mot a vette owner but I can't stand Bose either.
    I have to question the placement of your surrounds, that close to a ceiling-wall intersect is not a good location. I would move them down the wall a bit. That is unless the WAF is more impotant that your HT.
     
  5. Brett DiMichele

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    Andrew,

    I am sorry to hear the Bose man got you. But now you can
    share your knowledge with others and hopefuly save them
    money and pain.




    Gary,

    I don't have a wife. I choose to mount them where they are
    rather than lower on the wall. They are mounted on B-Tech
    Brackets I can pan side to side and tilt up or down. They
    sound great where they are.
     
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    Our Cadillac Escalade has a Bose system, wow, is it ever garbage. Needless to say my Full Eclipse system in my Civic outguns it in EVERY way, and I sure hope it would!
     
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    Brett, dear boy. Wuz wonderin' where you disappeared to. You haven't, perchance, seen Mr K. on your travels have you? He's gone AWOL too.
     
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    Ooops! My apologies. A finger fumble double post.
     
  9. Brett DiMichele

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    David,
    Mr.K?
    Refresh my memory [​IMG]
     
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    Oh, how easily I'm forgotten. Remote Central ring any bells.
     
  11. Brett DiMichele

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    David,

    I was fairly certain that's what you was refering to but
    I get around on the net sooo much, you never know!

    And nope I haven't seen Mr.K (Now that I know who you ate
    talking about)
     
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    It seems You dont even have to buy a fancy expensive car anymore to get decent sound. My Sister has a Neon with an infinity system that sounds really good. I poped up the dash to find they acually use Polly Cell tweeters.
     
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  14. Brett DiMichele

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    Matt,
    Yep that's why I blew a grand on a Corsa cat back exhaust..
    The LS1 makes the music I listen to.. I never turn the stereo
    on..
    [​IMG]
     
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    OK, since you asked for some Bose bashing, allow me to add my input. I don't bash Bose just for the sake of it. I only bash Bose based on my personal experiences or interfaces with their equipment.

    Now, with that being said, I tried a pair of their new TriPort headphones this evening. Keep in mind these headphones sell for $149.99 and you'd probably never find them at a discount. The sound? Awful! Terrible! Horrible! - pick one, or two! I can't believe how Bose can rip people off so horribly.

    The Grado SR-60 headphones that I tried out the other day simply blew the Bose away. The Grado headphones are less than half the price of the Bose. I'd be willing to bet that my $29 Panasonic headphones would sound better than the Bose, but I'll leave it at that in regards to the headphones.

    Also, I find it ironic that their tower series of speakers have dual grills on them. You have the capability to remove the outer grill, but then you see a circular grill covering the woofer. I'd find it hard to believe that Bose put the grille over the driver in that manner to protect the driver from being punctured. Rather, I have a feeling that the 2nd grill was added so people couldn't see the quality of the driver that was being utilized. I'd envision something looking like a stock automotive audio driver would be present.
     

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