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Forum: Home Theater Systems | Equipment   09-06-11, 02:21 AM
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Posted By dat56
the A and the v of dat56

First, for the A of course:

Bose 901 Series VI loudspeakers
Adcom GFA-5500 amp
NAD C165BEE pre
Onkyo DX-7555 CD player
Onkyo T-4555 tuner
Slim Devices Squeezebox Classic
Technics SL-BD20D...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   02-11-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 170
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

I didn't say anything about comparing LS2's to a Bose acoustimas system. I said it would be stupid to judge either system based on their -3 dB bass point...but I agree; It would be, if not stupid,...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   02-09-11, 09:41 PM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

I think the most interesting thing is not how Bose products perform (or not). It's why Bose generates all this vitriol, and yet remains probably the best known, and I would guess, one of the most...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   02-09-11, 02:04 AM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

A. How do you know what the artist's vision is? :huh:

B. What "chunks" are missing from what models? Virtually all ultra-compact sub/sats are light in the 100-200 Hz region; not just Bose. ...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   02-08-11, 08:06 AM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

Sure, they may seem a bit pricey compared to...well, to be honest, many of their products don't have direct competition. Well, they do, but usually Bose' products are so unique as to seem like...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   02-05-11, 01:20 PM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

Covering the audible spectrum with nine 4.5" drivers per speaker does definitely require...something! Creative porting, eq'ing the low and high end and specifying speaker placement within the room...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   02-05-11, 12:11 PM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Personal Speaker Evolution Thread

I'm going to exclude any pair of speakers that were included with something else, and only include speakers that were used as my main 2-channel pair for at least while, with or without subwoofing. ...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   02-05-11, 10:32 AM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

First, welcome th the forums! (I'm a newbie here myself.)

A couple of points: Dr. Bose is not the only, or even the first to design speakers with minimalist crossovers, or even with no...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   01-03-11, 02:38 PM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

I've heard many great-sounding B&W models that have left very favorable impressions on me: 805's that sounded impossibly full and dynamic for their size; 801's that just blew me away! -though they...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   01-03-11, 02:17 PM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

I've certainly read many glowing reviews of KEF loudspeakers over the years, but I've had very few opportunities to hear them myself. I'm sure your set-up sounds wonderful!

I should qualify my...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   01-02-11, 04:25 PM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

No...no LE/DE design effect, intended or unintended. Just a normal room, 16x18.5x8.75', although there is one unique feature: a 1.5' deep floor-to-ceiling niche located in the middle of one long...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   12-30-10, 01:26 AM
Replies: 170
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

I may go ahead and try to get some measurements as soon as Parts Express gets me some cables. I haven't found an external sound card yet, as I hate to spend the money that a good one may cost, just...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   12-21-10, 12:52 AM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

I will probably just use my old analog Radio Shack spl meter.
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   12-20-10, 10:33 PM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

Yes, that's what I meant when I said something about a synergy with the 901's and the room I have them in.

I just downloaded the REW v.5 a couple of days ago. I've been playing with it but I've...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   12-16-10, 09:46 AM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

I'm not trying to evangelize, proselytize, harmonize or simonize! Just sharing my experience! Sorry if I come off over-the-top. I am just thrilled with the results I'm getting in a room that I...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   12-16-10, 09:34 AM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

Not exactly: I don't have the measurements at my disposal right now, but I think they were up at 4db at 200 Hz, then flat +/-1.5dB from there down to the 31.5Hz band where they were 5-6 dB up, then...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   12-15-10, 10:24 PM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

Correction:

I knew when I posted the in-room frequency response specs for my 901's that something seemed seriously off. But I couldn't figure out what it could be. I just knew the bass...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   12-15-10, 07:44 AM
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Views: 25,319
Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

To the contrary, I think it's quite possible that is at play here, at least to an extent. I've read too many uninformed statements about Bose to think otherwise. Example: re the 901; they have to...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   12-14-10, 10:08 PM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

Brings to mind some of the Johnny Cash recordings for Rick Rubin: Way, way too dry for my taste. I couldn't stand to listen to it in two-channel. I'd play them on the HT and add some artificial...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   12-14-10, 10:41 AM
Replies: 170
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

I agree with your points in principle, but I would contend that there are many wonderful sounding halls, amphitheaters, and auditoriums that were purpose-built with sound quality as a primary...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   12-13-10, 11:33 PM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

Bose used to sell a "pro" version of the 901 which I believe was called the 802. It looked to be basically the same speaker but in a black, pro-style finish. I think it had no driver on what is the...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   12-13-10, 05:19 PM
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Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

No argument on that point, but it's also true you could substitute "spacious" with whatever adjective you choose, and substitute the name "Bose" with whatever speaker name you choose, because every...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   12-13-10, 04:51 PM
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Views: 2,390
Posted By dat56
Re: another blow to my audiophile cred!

I basically agree with you that all else being equal, lower crossovers are better than higher, but I'm using the sub's speaker-level input and output, which has a fixed crossover of 120Hz with 8 Ohm...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   12-13-10, 04:43 AM
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Views: 2,390
Posted By dat56
Re: another blow to my audiophile cred!

I'm kind of intrigued with the challenge of putting together sleeper audio rigs...giant killers that compete with much more high-dollar, boutique brands. The performance of these little pups is...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   12-13-10, 04:21 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 25,319
Posted By dat56
Re: Bose Quality?

I guess I'm gonna have to brush up on my Microsoft Works skills!

But in the meantime I don't suppose you'd settle for +/- 5 dB from 31.5 Hz to 10kHz, would you? Thats measuring at 1/3 octave...
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