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New Bose isn't that great, but I really do like the Bose 901 speakers. Not too good for rock, but for jazz and classical they are amazing. Although to get the best experience out of them you need two things - a well designed room and a freakin' hella powerful amp because those things have like 7 speakers in each cabinet.

As far as Bose cabs that just use a standard woofer and tweeter setup, I am not sure of those models or if they even exist.
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guru nobody recomended bose to me
I was just browsing craigslist and saw an ad for one of their speakers that made me wonder because when I hear bose I think small dinky speakers but this one was a full sized speaker taht I believe was a threeway setup. all I can recall off hand was it used a whopping 10" woofer which caught me off guard as that is larger then their "subwoofers" are anymore. just made me wonder huh do these things actually sound decent using a speaker that might be able to duplicate more extended frequency range?

as far as speakers go though I'm not in the market any. I've already purchased tow sets of infinities (sm122 and older RSa's) and have a set of cerwin vegas sittign around also.
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Bose is a great company that enables people who are not self-proclaimed audiophiles to have a high-end speaker setup with minimal research and installation. The people Bose markets to don't need to know what the frequency response is. Spec sheets scare of some consumers. The speakers do not suck, they are quite nice on average, as I've heard (literally). Sometimes the (wealthy) consumer just needs a brand to fall back to.

On the other hand, if you're on OCN, you're probably qualified to not need Bose speakers and to get a better setup for a lower price. You'll have to do the research yourself though. I kind of wish some of the people who replied here had recommended a better buy for the OP, rather than just put down Bose in general. I don't know enough about this stuff to make a decent recommendation. Hopefully someone will.
The above can be said for Alienware computers.... mostly marketing and anyone who knows better... well.
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Originally Posted by Guruboy View Post
Bose is a great company that enables people who are not self-proclaimed audiophiles to have a high-end speaker setup with minimal research and installation. The people Bose markets to don't need to know what the frequency response is. Spec sheets scare of some consumers. The speakers do not suck, they are quite nice on average, as I've heard (literally). Sometimes the (wealthy) consumer just needs a brand to fall back to.

On the other hand, if you're on OCN, you're probably qualified to not need Bose speakers and to get a better setup for a lower price. You'll have to do the research yourself though. I kind of wish some of the people who replied here had recommended a better buy for the OP, rather than just put down Bose in general. I don't know enough about this stuff to make a decent recommendation. Hopefully someone will.
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grab yourself some tannoys.......my mate has 4 in each corner of his studio
each one has 2 .. 6'' drivers & a tweeter rated @ 300w the sound is truly out of this world.....
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post #16 of 70
I had a pair of old bose 701s paired with adcom 555II and they sounded pretty good. I think it was my adcom that contributed to the sound more than the speakers themselves. 701s sounded like crap on my Denon, but with the adcom 555II (200watts x 2 stereo) it opened the bose up quite a bit.

I think the other post were right about the older speakers may not be as efficient as the newer ones, but one it is paired with a good quality amp, it works wonder for those speakers, even bose...
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post #17 of 70
my dad had a bose cabinet a few years ago, then he upgraded to a nice klipsch cabinet and man, what a difference. Klipsch is alot more boomy, I like them a ton better.
    
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post #18 of 70
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grab yourself some tannoys.......my mate has 4 in each corner of his studio
each one has 2 .. 6'' drivers & a tweeter rated @ 300w the sound is truly out of this world.....
not trying to be an ass but I don't need speakers. I am not buying bose. all I'm looking for is info on their older line of speakers.

sorry it's just that this has been covered around 3 times already.
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post #19 of 70
I install Home audio. When a customer calls with Bose we dont deal with it. I say You got Bosed sorry. dont buy bose old new whatever. If its on the side of the road and your curious then stop. I wouldnt pay a penny for anything bose
    
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hey....thats fine. disregard my post !!!!!!!!!
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