Bose for home cinema

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  1. jake arms

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    Is there anyone out there using bose cubes ( the double ones ) and the subwoofer you get with the 5 speakers. to run in their home cinema. I recently heard them on a great system, arcam amp with these, in a room displaying a 12 ft projected image, and they sounded great, just wondered if anyone else has heard these and give me their view.. I was thinking about going this way too. I have mission 773 floorstanders, jamo concert centre. mission 77ds surrounds. and b&w 1000 sub. and old sony 930 amp. but using musical fidelity monoblock for centre channel. def getting a better amp soon.
     
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    Do you really think the Bose sounds better than your existing system, or did the Bose salesman say that?

    I've heard Bose Jewel and Cube systems, they sound horrid. If yours system sounds worse than you haven't set it up right or the Bose sound grabs you more because 1) very very harsh sound 2) Very whoompy boomy bass which seems "better" initially, or if you're not sure what good sound is supposed to be like.
     
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    I agree, I can't understand how you think the Bose will be better.
    Bose concentrate on the main 50% and everything else is a letdown, IMO.

    And to run that kit with Arcam :confused:

    I can only say, each to their own :)
     
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    One Bose system had the Yamaha DSP-A1, the rep was saying all that power is desirable and the speakers can output that much power...even recommended going down big poweramps ie Bryston and Krell.:rotfl:
     
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    Bose............here we go again:rolleyes:
     
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    Sorry I said arcam, when it was a marantz amp he has. Maybe I was caught up in the surroundings when i heard it on. as it was a huge huge house and a dedicated home cinema room, with new projector, and nothing else in room except cinema seating, and tiny lights in roof, hundreds of them. ( jealous a tad, i know) But still think it sounded great. Maybe different to what im used to, think thats it,, but if you,se out there think my set up is better, then think i,l stick to what ive got,, (except the amp). thanks for the replys. :smashin:
     
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    Hey, don't get me wrong, it's what you think that counts :smashin:
    It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.

    I just think you could get better improvements at less cost :)
     
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    It's probably that "sounds different so it's better" feeling, had it myself listening to other gear.
     
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    i been in the same posistion a few week ago. heard a bose 5.1 setup and thought it sounded great until i demoed some other kit. Try going some places to demo some other brands you might be surprised like i was. The bose would be good value if they was priced like similer systems like the sony DAV-IS10 i demoed this system and thought it was quite a bit better than the bose but each to there own. by the way the bose system i demoed cost 5 times what that sony cost.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000ROQ0YO/interactiveda674-20

    i ended up with neither but was def worth the auditions
     
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    Stick with what you have or spend the money on something other than the Bose. looks like you have the space so why go for the space saving bose cubes?
     
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    I have a lifestyle 25, Bose cinema system with dual cubes. I won't create debate with my oppinions, I will simply say this, it's now for sale and I'm gunning for an Onkyo with eithe Kef 3005se's or an SVS package.

    The Bose sounded great at first, but over the past 4 years I have gradually become more and more unhappy with it to the point that I'm quite happy to lose 2000 on it, and shell out another 2000 on the affore mentioned setup.
     
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    I will say this about the Bose, its great for the old 'invisible sound' thing, and I actually thought its was quite good for cinema and games. I just think that it's pants for music and in a major way.
    Just my thought, but maybe it sounded good because it was setup up for cinema use.
     
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    Moonfly, stick it on ebay..you'll probably get most of it back.
     
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    Ye, thanks for everyones views, will stick to what i have and just replace the amp. maybe the onkyo or similar, these forums are great but every time im on, i seem to end up spending money in the process. We all keep doing it but we,ll never keep up with the latest bit of technology that pops up, But hey keeps us happy trying. :thumbsup:
     
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    Just don't do Bose, it's a rip-off.
    Moonfly heard my SVS setup.

    He kept saying "the Bose can't do that", re highs and lows.
    Enough said, IMO.

    £1K as opposed to £2K plus says it all :D

    If you're looking to spend money, move your fronts to the back, buy a new front pair, and then look to improve the amp. Oh and get a decent sub too.

    All that can be done in stages and would be far superior to any Bose setup, at miles less expense.
     
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    ah the old "demo to a mate and then he buys better stuff" thing:rotfl:...mate borrowed Kef Reference centre, sold his Q centre. Mate them borrowed Audiolabs, sold his Arcams:D
     
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    You've lost me there mate :confused:

    I'd put SVS up against Bose any day of the week :confused::confused:
     
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    I was replying to you, that Moonshine heard another system and now selling his Bose.
     
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    Ah apologies, I was reading it the wrong way :suicide: :smashin:
     
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    Badger. thanks for the reply. but when you say get a better sub. I dont think you can get a better sub than the b&w 1000. Its 1000 watts of sheer power,
     
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    On second thoughts, don't bother :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh my god, even suggesting Bryston and Bose in the same sentence is a sin beyond words. I'm am afraid that they are probable doomed to eternal damnation for that one. :eek:
     
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    Hmm and there's me thinking a Bryston would power any Bose nicely.

    I'll get me coat, eh? :)
     
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    It probably would, for all of 10 seconds, after which you will find the Bose satellite drive units embedded in the opposite wall. :rotfl:
     

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