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#147296 - 09/12/06 02:14 PM Re: Bose or Axiom? [Re: medic8r]
gunspai Offline

Registered: 08/07/06
Posts: 3
I happened to see SNL's Darryl Hammond this weekend. He was playing Al Gore from Year 2000 Election campaign.

The quote he said was "LOCKBOX".


Edited by gunspai (09/12/06 02:16 PM)

#147297 - 09/12/06 02:53 PM Re: Bose or Axiom? [Re: JohnK]
spiffnme Offline

Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5233
Loc: Los Angeles

For 2 grand with Axiom, you will get a system that is better than ANY theater you have been to (besides IMAX). 2 Grand with Bose, and you can say you have a surround sound system in your living room. That's it though.

Thanks for the IMAX caveat.

Regarding's all been said here already but I'll reiterate for emphasis.

Bose car audio is pretty good.
Bose home audio is strictly for SAF. Itty-bitty speakers that the spouse won't complain about. Sound quality isn't the priority in their home systems.
Axiom is one of the very best price/performance leaders in home audio. You'll get MAJOR bang-for-your-buck in an Axiom system.
If money is a concern, buy your Axiom system from their factory outlet. You'll save some dough, and still have top-quality speakers with full warantees.

Good luck and make this shopping experience fun!
"A nation cannot prosper long, when it favors only the prosperous." -President Barack Obama

#147298 - 09/12/06 03:40 PM Re: Bose or Axiom? [Re: tomtuttle]
Ajax Offline

Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6331
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio

I'm guessing you were going to "bed" rather than to "be".

Ah yes! One of life's greatest conundrums, which even Shakespeare himself addressed. "To bed, or not to bed. That is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer............."

"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." - G. K. Chesterton

#147299 - 09/12/06 06:23 PM Re: Bose or Axiom? [Re: drew88]
ferguson630 Offline

Registered: 01/30/06
Posts: 44
Loc: Saskatchewan, CANADA
I get to jump in on this one. I moved from Bose to Axiom - I also have a Yamie. You cannot compare - its like moving from a am radio to a fm radio. I hear things on movies that I did not know where there - my only regret is that I have a yamie and cant move to the M80 without some more money. Axiom is the best sound that i auditioned - and I think I went through most of the better ones. I would never go back.
Yamaha RXV 1500, Yamaha DVDS550T M60,VP150,QS8,EP350 "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS"

#147300 - 09/12/06 09:16 PM Re: Bose or Axiom? [Re: tomtuttle]
St_PatGuy Offline

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7463
Loc: Glendale, Arizona

one of my favorite sayings is "'easily amused' is a virtue".

I'll second that, Tom. I use that credo too.
"Nothin' up my sleeve. . ." --Bullwinkle J. Moose

#147301 - 09/13/06 07:09 AM Re: Bose or Axiom? [Re: St_PatGuy]
RickF Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Something about seeing 'Bose or Axiom' every time I come to this forum cracks me up.

Reminds me whenever my bro and sister in-law visited from Virginia recently. Upon seeing the 80s, QSs, VP150 and the 600 in the new room the sister in-law actually told me that I *could* have bought a Bose system like they have and that it probably sounds better than these big speakers taking up too much room, "The Bose is absolutely awesome" I just smiled and agreed. My brother in-law had a serious "STFU woman" look on his face. Too funny.

Edited by BrotherBob (09/13/06 07:34 AM)
Our Room


#147302 - 09/13/06 01:30 PM Re: Bose or Axiom? [Re: RickF]
michael_d Offline

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 4195
Loc: Up yonder
I’m not all that happy with the Bose in my truck either. They do sound better than the typical vehicle sound system, but they are not on par with a custom installed sound system. The comparison is similar to this thread’s comparison. I thought the Infinity system in my last Dodge sounded much better.

Every new vehicle I get, I pull out the factory sound system and install a new one. Not a big deal, about two days work and a couple grand. But this stinking Bose system in my Denali became too friggin complicated for me to do without getting some professional help. They’ve gone so far as to tie the damn door chimes into the system along with On-star and the PassLock Security system!!! The damn “sub woofer” is nothing more than a paper cone 6” driver that’s stuffed into the console with its own cheesy amp. And I can’t even swap out the speakers for some good aftermarket speakers because this $#^##^$ Bose system has its very own impedance that is not compatible to ANY aftermarket speaker.

…………I’m really starting to dislike Bose.

#147303 - 09/13/06 03:33 PM Re: Bose or Axiom? [Re: michael_d]
ferguson630 Offline

Registered: 01/30/06
Posts: 44
Loc: Saskatchewan, CANADA
Hey just purchased a Yukon XL and found the same. Had an older Suburban (2002) and was able to swap the sytem out. Did you find anyones sysem that is compatable with the door chimes etc. I love the truck, hate the sterio system and the marriage of gm and Bose.
Yamaha RXV 1500, Yamaha DVDS550T M60,VP150,QS8,EP350 "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS"

#147304 - 09/13/06 04:16 PM Re: Bose or Axiom? [Re: michael_d]
tomtuttle Offline

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8488
Loc: Tacoma
Sounds to me like Bose car audio learned a lot from Microsoft.
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

#147305 - 09/13/06 08:59 PM Re: Bose or Axiom? [Re: ferguson630]
HomeDad Offline

Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
Same thing happened to me with my Suburban, the cd player went out so I replaced the unit, now I lost my radio and cd controls on my steering wheel as well as the rear seating radio controls. Now I've resigned myself to eventually putting in another unit, probably have to get a GM model to get everything working again.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

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