Originally Posted by gorb
Because bose does not make quality audio equipment. The little cubes are incapable of reaching low enough to cross over properly with a subwoofer and they lack the ability to reach higher frequencies. The "bass module" is called such because it isn't a proper sub either. Basically there is a gap in frequency response between the bass module and the cubes, and there are no true highs or anything close to real lows.
There is a reason why bose doesn't publish specifications or measurements.
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Thank you for a very quick response. So what I am understanding from you is that the Bose speakers do not have low or high but have good mid-range?
I believe that I can fix the 'bass' problem with adding a real subwoofer.
To be honest I did hear some of the Bose speakers and other speakers before I went out and bought the AM10. The truth of the matter is that, while I have nothing close to an audiophile ears (maybe I do but I don't know!) the Bose did sound O.K. for their size. I saw others like Klipsch, Polk audio and Sony/Samsung/LG (lolololol) all of them seemed very bass heavy and very boomy. Polks did have a very crisp sound (they were not pro grade, just about $600-700) and in my opinion had the best sound of them all but because I will be living in a small condo, I need to watch for bass and such. Also the size of the speakers, Bose had them the smallest.
I didn't like Klipsch... It was all about bass... (those big tower speakers)
I would not have gotten the Bose AM10 if they were full retail. But at half retail, they were $200 cheaper than the Polk and about $1000 cheaper than the Klipsch ones. The Sony/Samsung/LG (lololol) ones were going for anywhere from $300-500 so i said oh what the hell the Bose ones are small and look nice.
How about the actual 'quality' of the sound of these Bose AM-10? Other than the missing frequency and such, how does the sound actually compare to others? (lets just for the sake of the argument get a proper crossover and a subwoofer.)