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#58704 - 09/01/04 12:41 PM Re: I don't know why I'm bothering
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good ider!!



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#58705 - 09/01/04 02:28 PM Re: I don't know why I'm bothering
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Ok ok I’m a troll Bose is not the best. I am actually looking to upgrade my main speakers and wanted to find out more about axiom products and how they might compare to other manufactures lines.

But instead I wasted 30 minuets of my life reading this thread. Except for the beer part of course.

Anyway, I have just started my search and was wondering how the M80Ti might compare to the Linn Ninka or the B&W 703 or 4.


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#58706 - 09/01/04 02:37 PM Re: I don't know why I'm bothering
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I have no personal experience with any of the speakers you mentioned. But, it often has been said, here on the forum, that the the M60s, which sound very much like the M80s (the 80s are able to play a little deeper and louder), are tonally very similar to the B&W 703s, at one third the price.

Hopefully, others will confirm or deny this.
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#58707 - 09/01/04 03:15 PM Re: I don't know why I'm bothering
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And very similar to the Bose 201v speakers!
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#58708 - 09/01/04 09:28 PM Re: I don't know why I'm bothering
wade Offline
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Ok somewhere in between a B&W 703 and a Bose 201v. I guess that’s what I get for being a thread hijacker.

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#58709 - 09/01/04 11:05 PM Re: I don't know why I'm bothering
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I would guess that the Bose v201 is a joke... Pretty much everyone who has compared the 703s has said that the M60s are equivalent at a much lower cost, and the M80s are often said to be equivalent to the M60s, with a better bass and power handling.

Feel free to hijack threads. Especially ones like this!
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#58710 - 09/02/04 02:05 PM Re: I don't know why I'm bothering
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Registered: 09/01/04
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Umm… My last post is missing I must have not have submitted it be for I disconnected.

Anyway a speaker that sounds as god as a 703 at a $800 is a good combination. I will have to figure out how I can listen to a pair.

Don’t be too hard on Bose. I heard a speaker the other day in the $2,500 range the was downright awful. So Bose is not alone in the overpriced underperforming market segment.


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#58711 - 09/02/04 02:33 PM Re: I don't know why I'm bothering
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Does the other company have the same marketing machine?
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#58712 - 09/02/04 10:19 PM Re: I don't know why I'm bothering
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No not the same marketing machine but money spent on test markets for gee-whiz looks than on performance.

Currently I have a old pair of Boston VR950 which do a fine job for movies but do not have incredible soundstage and mid range performance of the linns or the detail hr and imaging as the B&W 700 series for music. And of course can not match the thin tin like sound of the bose accuwhateverthing.



Edited by wade (09/02/04 10:19 PM)

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#58713 - 09/03/04 09:06 AM Re: I don't know why I'm bothering
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Registered: 08/12/04
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Loc: Washington, DC
Yeah the Bose was a joke. I think they do get more flack than say Polk Audio because they are mostly marketing and little research, plus the lawsuit against Consumer Reports for a bad rating didn't help their cause. (Plus Polk makes some good speakers).

When one of my old Scott speakers ripped from long use I bought some Bose 201v based on Consumer reports recent ratings and my own ignorance and they were not any better than that ten year old $100 each, starting to rip speaker!

I bought some cheap paradigms instead which headed me in the right direction. Now on to Axioms.
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