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Bose System 38 failure

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cubfan, Dec 10, 2019.

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    My subwoofer has died and I am wondering if the remaining equipment is worth keeping. Can the speakers be used for anything else. Bose says no, but I have read the comments from other forum members and agree that Bose is great for marketing. Product reliability is a whole another story.
     
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    I would agree that Bose isn't much of a real speaker maker. Their pro stuff is good, but consumer is just awful.

    If you have a budget in mind, we can help you choose some equipment that will sound far better than your Bose equipment and will last much longer.
     
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    Yeah, the bass module (it's not even remotely a subwoofer) is required for the speakers, since it has the EQ necessary to make the barely usable speakers functional at all. Sorry for the bluntness but they're just not worth the trouble.
     
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    Thanks John for the blunt answer. I appreciate the honesty. It’s time to take them out to the curb. I suppose I could eBay the remotes and other items, but I just don’t have the desire to sell someone else my junk.
     
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    thanks Dave for the reply. I will probably be looking at something that is budget friendly. Costco has a nice Yamaha TSR 7850 for under $400 and I would be looking for wired or wireless. Presently I have for my home theater an old Yamaha receiver, Bose accoustimas speakers, and Yamaha rears. I have always liked good equipment, but those were the good old days. Now retired with hearing aids, the times are a changing. Thanks again.
     

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