How to Make a Bose Acoustimass Module Sound Better

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  1. Randall Duncan

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    ...PLUG THE HOLE! I ain't kiddin'! Let me tell my story...

    I have a Bose AM3 system that I hate very much... So, I was
    walking around the basement today when I came across some
    open-cell sponge foam. I decided to tape this substance to
    the front of the Bose Acoustimass module and was surprised
    to find how it improved the sound. It made the bass softer
    and less "boomy" and it even made the whole system sound a
    little better than it used to.

    Here's some pics of the Acoustimass Module...

    AM Pic 01
    AM Pic 02
    AM Pic 03

    So, what do ya' think? [​IMG]
     
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    Note: This is somewhat of a joke... Bose speakers sound much
    better when you leave them at the store. [​IMG]
     
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    smallest. "subwoofer". ever.

    Looks like something I would do [​IMG]
     
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    HAHAHAHA that is some funnt azz sh*t. I was having a terrible night until I saw your pic's. Thanks for the laugh.
     
  5. Randall Duncan

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    Glad ya' liked it! ...Strangely, it really does work! [​IMG]

    I think I'm gonna' leave it this way until I get my Wharfedale
    Diamond 8.2 bookshelf speakers.

    Note: The Acoustimass Module is NOT a subwoofer, it's a 5.5''
    woofer mounted in a dual-tuned bandpass box.
     
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    Tape it to the cone of a Tumult?
     
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    The scene in Office Space where they take the printer out to the field a-la Casino comes to mind [​IMG]

    Of course it sounds better, you tightened up the bass by restricting the air movement. A sock or hand towel rolled up will do much the same. Note that this will also drop it's output by a few dB, and the hammer will have a significant effect on the output.
     
  9. Randall Duncan

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    Yea... It is a little quieter... But it needed to be anyway. [​IMG]
     
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    I think BOSE is much better than what all you have, It has style and is space saving. It sound super compare to paradigm. I used to have paradigms Titan for suround phamtons for mains. The BOSE i have sounded so much better. The paeradigm I have sounds like garbage.
     
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    BOSE is the best!!!!! I would rather have BOSE than any of you have. I have BOSE in my living room , mY computer, My bedroom and they all sound great. Paradigm sucks!!!!!!!!
     
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    Just kidding!!!!! BOSE does sound kinda sucks.
     
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    Uh oh... No comment... I'll let the magic weave itself. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Whoops... Posted too late. [​IMG]
     
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    Whoa there Dave! It's a message board! Not a chat room! [​IMG]
     
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    Oh no... I'm confused now... Now I'm thinking it's a chat room! [​IMG]

    Ok, where were we? ...Oh yea... Bose-Crashing! ...Or was it
    Smashing? Bashing? ...Flashing? No that's not it. [​IMG]

    I wonder how throwing a crash cymbal at my Acoustimass Module
    would effect the sound... I bet it would be loud. [​IMG]

    Next step, 4000 Watts and The Burning Bose! Acoustiblazing
    Flames with boomy, muddy, and distorted bass. [​IMG]
     

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