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BOSE sound probem

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by Jazz Monkey Jr, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. Jazz Monkey Jr

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    When watching TV through my lifestyle 12, when I listen close to the surrounds, it sounds like they are underwater :confused:
    I am coming out of the TV sound out and into the BOSE video input.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Bose.. Ahh that will be the problem...

    :devil: Steph :devil:

    Do you need to set it to some sort of surround mode?
     
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    I was expecting some BOSE comments...

    Video mode is surround on a BOSE and the AUX mode is dolby digital.
     
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    Steph...best to keep the comments helpful rather than indulging in the usual Bose bashing
     
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    I was only teasing and I think he could tell that :)

    So... have you done the basics checked all the cabling from tv to Bose, and then to all the individual speakers etc...

    Does it have a test tone somewhere in it's setup, if so run that and do all the speakers work fine with that? If it's in the right mode all the cabling is correct and test tones work fine, but all you get is underwater out of the rears... I'm stumped. It's not just done some weird reset and you need to raise the level of the rears?

    Steph

    EDIT: Oh how about DVD's do they have the problem as well or is it only when watching the TV that you have the problem?
     
  6. Jazz Monkey Jr

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    I have just put a new plasma on the wall so going to sort out all my wires and try your suggestions, thanks
     
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    Pro logic always sounds watery on the surround speakers. If its dolby digital, I would say the speaker is knackered or the processor is at fault. If it helps my 200 quid pioneer all in one never does it on dolby digital.

    It may even be the mix that is at fault.
     
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    hi there, imho you need to get a dedicated home cinema amp with some speakers that can do surround sound....sorry if I offend you, but I don't consider BOSE speakers to be any good unless they are in a car....

    CaM
     
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    cameronl....as said already above,if you've nothing helpful to add,dont add anything.

    The post is already old,and hasnt been visisted by the original poster for some time now.
     
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    if it is a chirping while sound is vocals, News progs etc then thats the Bose processing I am afraid i would stick to stereo for TV or if the LS12 has it just the front 3
     
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    I don't see how that was unhelpful? This is a forum for everyone and I was stating what I thought. I don't have time to visit the boards that often so i can't always comment unto the thread is a little older.

    If you would prefer that I only commented on new threads i will do so.....

    but whatever I say is imho and sometimes its good to hear the same thing more than once to reinforce it...

    in short alexs2....i think you are being a little harsh.

    CaM

    p.s. we all started with lesser systems and it's good to encourage a little bit of upgrad-itis.
     
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    I think I was perfectly clear in what I'd said in response to a previous post above,and mal600908 seemed to believe he was in for some Bose comments as well.

    I don't consider it harsh to suggest that advice given should be helpful to the person requesting it.

    My comment about the post being older was based on mal600908 having left it alone for a good while despite visiting the forums regularly.
     
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    Thanks for the comments, it sounds fine in 5.1 mode, I think it is when the sound from the TV isn't coming in surrouns that it processes it and sounds a bit dodgy.

    The system did cost me nearly £2K so I am not looking to upgrade it yet.
    It does suit my needs being fairly discreet, so I can't justify upgrading.

    I wasn't a member on these forums when I bought it, so ignorance is bliss.
     
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    How much do I need to spend, and what do you recommend?
     
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    The best way to approach this is to decide first of all whether you do wish to upgrade or not,and then how much you'd be willing to spend.

    You could put together a receiver and separates system for as little as £1k or spend pretty well as much as you could think of....I would say that by spending up to £2k you will find yourself with a much more versatile and satisfying system,that can be used as the basis of something better still as funds permit.

    As you say though,you've already spent a reasonable amount as is,and don't wish to upgrade currently,but if you should at some stage,there should be plenty of advice available.
     
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    I was just curios what Cameronl would recommend, and how much I would have to spend to get a very good sounding system, without bug chunk speakers, I prefer the sat/sub combination.
     
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    mal see/hear the Canton CD1 CDseries
     
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    hi there, with a limited budget you could look at the 'for sale' forum.

    i.e.

    Denon 1603 is on there for £100

    and then I'd stry something like some kef 2005.1 speakers (currently 2 for £120 on the forums). Get your self a cheap (and small sub - forward firing if you can) second hand as well.

    CaM
     
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    How much better would they sound than the BOSE?
     
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    Mal if its any consolation PL BBC on Sky sometimes sounds as though the surrounds are underwater & I am using a Denon A11SR amp !
     
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    in my opinion for music (using CD100 at front lots better) for movies using CD50 for centre Dialogue is much better and clearer
     
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    Thanks HD,

    When I do upgrade I wan't one that p**ses all over it.
    I am very happy with them at the moment, they are bloody loud - if not the best sounding as some.

    I will probably spend at least 2K when I do upgrade, but can't justify it for a couple of years yet.
     
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    A lot of the surround stuff depends on what you are watching of course.

    If you are watching Discovery Real Time it's a bit pointless having surround :) Frankly most of the time i'm actually watching the TV I put my system into stereo.

    In a lot of programs that are mainly just speach, no action etc... you end up with near mono out of the centre. So I prefer to have a lot of TV stuff in stereo.

    If i'm watching a "new" series of something fancy from USA then fine pro logic it is. But even good UK things like Doctor Who were only broadcast in stereo so I listened in stereo. (waiting for the box set for the 5.1 mix).

    Pro Logic II is great, but stereo still has it's place. Also in sports I just hate the crowd coming from all around me. I'm not trying to kid myself i'm at the ground :)
     

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