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Surrond sound advice needed: Bose Acoustimass 15 Series II

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by sberemski, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. sberemski

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    My dad is looking at some Bose Acoustimass 15 Series II surround sound speakers (5.1 surround sound). What do people think of them?


    I have a budget of £1000 for a set of surround sound speakers and I was wondering what else I should check out?
     
  2. hornydragon

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    FORGET BOSE look at Canton CD2.22 Much much better


    from this thread http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154348
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    See here for more info http://www.av-sales.com/html/canton_222.html
     
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    mind you you could buy me bose???
     
  4. sberemski

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    So the Bose are overpriced.


    Hornydragon, do you have first hand experience of the Canton CD2.22? My dad is also thinking of getting a speaker set with big floor standers? Any recommendations?
     
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    demo the canton and demo the CD300 as fronts very very nice...
     
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    These have been also suggested from another forum:

    Monitor Audio Bronze Series
    Mordaunt short genie

    The seem to have pretty rave reviews (I checked out the review on AVFORums)
     
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    Here we go again with the Bose thing!!!
    sberemski - Audition the Bose but audition anything else that matches both the price and styling (I assume cosmetics are important - hence the Bose?). As the guys say if you can audition the Canton then do - even better if both brands are in the same store. At the end of the day if the Bose sound better to your ears, then BUY "EM. Period. Audio is a very personal thing - there are plenty of well-known speaker brands out there and no two sound alike. Buy what you like the sound of.
     
  8. pragmatic

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    The only thing with BOSE is they lack midrange, and as this is where must of the stuff will be going on you'll be missing out. Saying that if you can demo them and listen to the same material on different sets and the Bose are better than thats whats for you.
     
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    My main beef with the bose was the centre speaker was awful,AND, the fact you have to run all the speakers through the bass bin. which does not do a lot really.
     
  10. Dfour

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    As said, if you go the BOSE route you are locked as it's a one stop shop, i.e. everything connects to the 'bass bin' and as such you have no option for using seprates really, and no incremental upgrading ect...

    But maybe thats what your looking for, it's alot less hassle (but maybe less fun), and people will always argue you could do better for your money. But as its a speaker system go for the one that sounds the best to you, because at the end of the day your the one listening to it and paying for it and thats what counts!
     
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    Dont get me wrong the bose are alright,it's just like gaz said its a onestopshop.there are no options for me to upgrade to 6.1 or 7.1 because I have a mk1 am15,yet i have a pioneer ax3 amp which is capable of 7.1 thx select.With the bose I would always be stuck with 5.1.
    Plus the deals on the cantons from germany are just to good!I have paid 236 quid for five speakers plus I paid 200 quid for my Velodyne.If you need a sub look in the adverts on here.This compares to 1100 quid for the bose!!!!!
    But you must demo yourself to see what your father likes!

    Phil
     

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