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don-tucker

Standard Member
Hi All
I have a Panasonic av reciever driving a Bose acoustimass 6 sytem and I'm not happy with it,I am told that the amp is not up to the job.Has anyone a similar system and can suggest a suitable amp.
Don
 

Dfour

Active Member
Who told you the amps not up to it?
 

Cable Monkey

Well-known Member
Before we descend into Bose bashing, tell us exactly what kit you have. Have you heard a Bose setup you did like, and if so, what was driving it? There are long lists of what may be considered 'good' amps but your requirements may differ from others. Tell us more.
 

don-tucker

Standard Member
I'm using a Panasonic AV Receiver SX-XR10 and getting to much bass after adjusting every thing to minimum,some one on the plasma forum said it could be the amp as conventional amps are not up to it.
There is a NAD T750 on ebay any good?
Don
 

Cable Monkey

Well-known Member
From a review of the amp:
We first partnered the SA-XR10 with a speaker package, and frankly, we were underwhelmed by the brash, hard sound; sitting through even a single DVD was a trial. That's funny because the Polk kit won us over when it was teamed up with our Pioneer VSX-27TX receiver. We took the hint, swapped out the Polks, hooked up our Energy Take 5.2 system, and bingo--the gritty sound disappeared. Even when we tried a less than stellar-sounding DVD such as Pulp Fiction, the XR10's sonics were quite acceptable. The lesson that we learned: The XR10 is picky about speakers, and the Energy's laid-back demeanor was a better fit. We'd guess that Paradigm, Mirage, and Infinity speakers would also work.
It would seem the amp is fussy about speaker pairings. However there is no guarantee the Nad you suggest would be better (though the chances are it will!). I would suggest that throwing cash at the problem is not the solution here, you need to demo any choices. That suggests finding a dealer that will allow home demonstration.
 

don-tucker

Standard Member
Thanks for your trouble Cable,I'm thinking about visiting the local Richer Sounds and presenting them with the problem,I hear they are good with home trials.Nobody seems to like Bose,why is that ?
Don
 

Cable Monkey

Well-known Member
Bose are single minded in pursuit of a product which does the impossible, big sound with minimal impact in terms of space taken up. While it does that very well the purists would argue that the resulting sound is not exactly 'hi-fi'. I never see the point in challenging a Bose owner about their choice because the appearance of the speakers was a major reason for that choice. Not everyone has room for wardrobe sized speakers or wives/partners that would accept such an intrusion. Mine certainly would prefer something Bose sized. Thankfully she has never seen any and I am not going out of my way to point any out! ;)
 

don-tucker

Standard Member
Hi Cable,I've got a Denon AVR 1906 on trial and I'm most impressed ,without setting it up properly , tomorrow I'll have a good go at it but at the moment no booming or distortion.
Cheers Don
 

Cable Monkey

Well-known Member
Cool, Denon do amplification consistently well so the 1906 should offer you enough options to tailor your sound to suit. Glad we could be of some assistance.
 

don-tucker

Standard Member
You certainly were.
Thanks again Don
 

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