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post #1 of 16 Old Feb 12th, 2006, 8:31 pm Thread Starter
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Well took me at least 12 years to finally break down and buy some Bose products.

Earlier this week it was Patty's B-day so I got her a Wave radio with single CD. She did not want the multi cd changer. She is really enjoying it. While I was at the Bose outlet, I listened to an iPod through the SoundDock speaker/charger unit. had to have that too.

The next day I returned the multi cd changer and came home with the Companion 3 multimedia speaker system for my PC. Talk about waking up the PC. The stupid two speakers that came with the desktop computer were totally crap. Can't believe I waited 3 years to change them.

I still have to buy the Monster brand or similar FM modulator for the iPod. Dennison does not make an Icelink for Dodge (last check was 5 days ago).

All in all absolutely happy with all 3 units.



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I'm with you. We have two BOSE Wave cd/radio's that we really enjoy. I also bought the home theatre setup, the 3-2-1, which I really enjoy crankin' up when playing movies. I haven't done the pc system or iPod yet... Haven't heard it...

For the iPod, I use the DLO Transpod FM Transmitter which also charges it. Plugs into the cigarette lighter socket and has worked great so far. $99.00. Info:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1124432781049

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I think you'll like the SoundDock.



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have the Lifestyle 35 theater system. Movies come alive!!
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My first real introduction to Bose was some years ago, a friend of mine bought some Bose Cubes. The speakers would easily sit in the palm of your hand and there was 4 of these in the lounge and a sub as well. I honestly thought it was some kind of joke as they sounded really big and i thought he had hidden the real speakers elsewhere in the room.
But alas, it was all done by the cubes, really big sound with such tiny speakers. I was amazed at the sound quality. they were white in colour and not very heavy either
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I have the 3 2 1 as well. I use my IPOD plugged into the AUX position with a stereo to RCA jacks.....WoW!!!!

I'm with you. We have two BOSE Wave cd/radio's that we really enjoy. I also bought the home theatre setup, the 3-2-1, which I really enjoy crankin' up when playing movies. I haven't done the pc system or iPod yet... Haven't heard it...

For the iPod, I use the DLO Transpod FM Transmitter which also charges it. Plugs into the cigarette lighter socket and has worked great so far. $99.00. Info:

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"Got no highs . . . got no lows . . . must be a BOSE"

That's an old sound reinforcement guy's adage. One of which I have never prescribed to, I might add. Back in the mid-80s, I owned 4 Bose power amps that really impressed me. Man!...were they punchy! Then, from '92 - '98, I owned two Nissan Maxima's with 6-speakers Bose systems. Loved them!

I'm not a huge fan of Bose's "reflected sound", but their quality is undeniable. Congrats on your new purchases,
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post #8 of 16 Old Feb 14th, 2006, 12:21 am
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Never heard that jingle before, but I gotta say it sure is true for the Bose System that came w/ my house. It's a Lifestyle Model 5 - and a few years ago when I checked it was the model 2nd from the bottom in their product line-up.

Perhaps they've improved since, but I would not recommend what I have to anyone - it's a real POS.

Now I know why the previous owner left it behind!

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I like direct sound . . . and on the bass/mid-bass frequencies of the dynamic spectrum (180Hz on down), I tend to like it harsh and 'in your face', but without being muddy (like todays rap music). But that's just me.

Audio system preferences vary as much as the music we play through them. What's pleasing to one, annoys another. Thank God for choices.
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I have had the little Bose Acoustimass speakers for about 12 years now. I always thought that they were good for watching TV but not very good with music. Here is a very technical review that basically says that Bose is all marketing:

http://www.intellexual.net/bose.html

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I have had the little Bose Acoustimass speakers for about 12 years now. I always thought that they were good for watching TV but not very good with music. Here is a very technical review that basically says that Bose is all marketing:

http://www.intellexual.net/bose.html
Someone can say (or write) what they want, but the proof is in the pudding. About 2 years ago I bought the Bose headphones since I fly a lot for work. What a difference. Everything else compared to Bose sounds like junk.

If Bose could figure how to get the same head phones in my helmet, WOW that would be outstanding.

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I am certainly no expert in this area, and was impressed by store set-ups of the Bose systems. I worked with an engineer for several years that had a sideline business building high end speaker systems, and he showed me some Bose speakers he had opened up to compare with what he was building. I had to agree, the little speakers in the mini boxes looked CHEAP! Held that and the speakers he was using in near the same size and there was no comparison. His were twice as heavy, and the cones were far more rugged and looked as if they would outlast the Bose ones 4:1.

He also said that if you hooked the Bose speakers to a normal amplifier, they would not sound as good as most other speakers anywhere near the price range, and that the Bose amp specifically over drives certain frequencies to make the sound appear stronger, but that the levels are not realistic compared to the original sound source.

Still, they still sounded good to me! Guess my ears are prone to accepting overdriving of certain frequencies as great.

Maybe that is Bose's strategy, don't worry about "accurate" reproduction, but instead concentrate on what the majority of people feel is "apparently" better.

I used to fly a lot, and the Bose pilot's headphones are to kill for! Flying piston engined general aviation aircraft is a NOISY proposition at best, the Bose units pretty much kill all the noise and let the comm stuff through clear as a bell. I could not afford them, and only used a pair on one flight, but if I had kept flying they would have been on my "must obtain" list.

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Thumbs up Bose, I love them :)

I'm not an sound engineer, but my Bose Wave is awsome, and my Bose noise canceling headphones work, I too wish I could put them in my helmet. It really sounds good to me and that is what matters.

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Part of my business is dealing with large yachts and even larger yachts, and most of them have Bose systems installed.

Undeniably they sound good.

But most impresses me about their ads is that there are NEVER any prices specified, only details on how to contact a dealer.

That, in my opinion, takes courage or supreme confidence in your product.
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