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So a co-worker bought Bose :(
#285244 01/05/10 02:32 AM
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I just found out that a guy at work bought the following Bose Home Theater System .

I had absolutely no idea that he was looking for a home theater system or else I would have steered him toward the axiom light. I guess the system has some type of receiver included but everything hooks into the subwoofer which is called an Acoustimas Module or some BS. However, when using the setup DVD that came with the system he is having surround problems. The test tones play in BOTH the left and right surround speakers when it should play in the left and then the right.

I showed him a pic of the epic 80/500 system that I have. However, since the system is for his bedroom he wants something small, so I showed him the M0 speakers.

I wish I could convince him to return his $2000 bose system and buy some axioms!

Anyway, as much as I hate to help out someone with a bose system, anyone have an idea why the surround speakers would both be playing at the same time when cycling through the test tones?

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Re: So a co-worker bought Bose :(
terzaghi #285247 01/05/10 02:46 AM
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Thats a tough one. Pushing the brand you just own on him might cause some congnitive dissonance on his part but recommending Axiom (that you own) along with some other respected speaker manufacturers like Ascend, Paradigm etc and other alternative speakers that the store he purchased them carries (which he can get a refund). Explain to him why these manufacturers make better performing speakers and why they offer better value for his money over BOzo and he might be saved.


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BlueJays1 #285248 01/05/10 02:57 AM
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The sad part is he could have got something like this for a fraction of the price. I would bet it beats the Bose in sound quality.


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Re: So a co-worker bought Bose :(
Wid #285249 01/05/10 02:59 AM
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Give him alternatives to the Bose and an audition of your Axioms while he is within the return period.


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terzaghi #285264 01/05/10 03:51 AM
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 Originally Posted By: terzaghi

I wish I could convince him to return his $2000 bose system

$2000!!! \:o for Bose?

:::passes out:::


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Adrian #285265 01/05/10 03:54 AM
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"Get hosed. Buy Bose." Catchy phrase.

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Adrian #285266 01/05/10 03:57 AM
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To add to Rick's suggestion, one of the small Energy or Mirage systems would be a great little package as well for far less $$ than the Bose.


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I do have the system I linked to and I have also listened to a Bose cube system. The Hsu is a better system hands down.


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Wid #285273 01/05/10 04:15 AM
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Good for Bose. They can fleece the dumbos for a ton of cash and not have to build quality stuff. Seems like win win for them.

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StuntGibbon #285280 01/05/10 04:50 AM
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Oddly, Bose has no user forum on their site so their happy customers can discuss the virtues of Bose gear.

Discuss... \:D


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