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El cheapo DTS set up Vs. Bose..

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by achilles8, Jan 1, 2003.

  1. achilles8

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    Happy New Year Everyone,

    Just returned from a journey across the big pond and spent a significant
    part of my holiday in the various home theatre stores in the US. The cool
    thing about the US is that they allow you to play with everything in the
    shop ;-)
    I heard a whole range of systems ranging from the Kenwood's to the Sony's to
    the Bose's. The Bose lifestyle systems are being marketed pretty hard!! They
    do sound pretty good but I don't think they are worth the dosh they are
    asking for....
    Anyways to get back to the point, this Christmas Santa got me a Kenwood 6060
    DTS receiver and Eltax Chroma speakers (Total cost approx 450 quid). After
    listening to all the systems in the US I sincerely feel my set up sounds
    pretty good, actually I would go on to say that it in my living room (15' X
    15') it sounds as good as any of the Bose systems that cost around 4500
    dollars!
    Is Bose just overvalued or are the Chroma speakers and the Kenwood just a
    good combination ?

    Cheers
    Achilles
     
  2. groundy

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    Yes, waaaaayyyyyyyy overvalued :).
     
  3. gringottsdirect

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    Ain't just Bose, truth is that can be said of a lot of other stuff too.
    Hey if it makes people happy they can spend their money any which way.

    It's been said already, lots of buyers would be equally as happy with the performance of Sherwood, Eltax and others if you change the badges.

    Enjoy your system.
     
  4. Ian J

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    There is yet a further option which is that you have a hearing problem and if your budget system sounds as good as "all the systems in the US" that option would win my vote.
     
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    Is that to say being Aurally Challenged is an achilles8 heel ?
     
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    oye, my ears might have gone but I never said it sounded as good as all the systems in the US, all I said was that it sounds as good as the Bose systems :)

    Maybe its your eyesight that should be checked :rolleyes:
     
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    Nought wrong with my eyesight :rolleyes:
     
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    Blimey ! that must have taken ages :) .
     
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    I think you need your eyes testing as this does not mean the same as "Sounds as good as".
     
  10. achilles8

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    Or maybe Ian J needs a "How to read English book " ;)
     
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    Quite honestly,having heard Bose gear from the old days of their direct/reflected sound speakers to the modern Lifestyle stuff,I can only conclude that they really are significantly overpriced,even taking into account the dollar/pound conversion problem we suffer from over here :p
     

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