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    Default Heard a new one today about Bose

    According to my local NHTdealer, Bose actually puts small light bulbs in their little Acoustimass satellites to help with power handling abiility! And once the bulb burns out, you can't get in there to change it.

    Anyone else ever heard this one?
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    supposedly there's a light bulb in the bass module that burns off excess power put out by the receiver - so that you don't blow the satellite.

    I don't know if it's true or not, but if it's in there, I'm sure you can get to a replace it if necessary...
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    Maybe it was the bass module and I misunderstood him. I thought he meant in the cubes themselves, but he did say you couldn't replace the bulbs though. Don't know if he knew what he was talking about or not though.

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    supposedly it's the bass module, but there have to be a thousand better ways to deal with the extra power put out by a receiver...

    Leave it to Bose to come up with something stupid like this...

    Again, I don't even know if it's true or not - I've seen it mentioned on boards like this online...
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    Agreed. If they put half as much into actual R&D as they do into marketing, they might would actually be a force to be reckoned with from a performance standpoint.

    To come up with something like this only proves that they do have creative engineers when they want (or have) to be.

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    New marketing campaign- "Bose, the only tube speakers you can buy!"

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    I've seen this in larger PA speakers... kinda like a "clipping light" of sorts. I was sitting behind a PA speaker at some horrid event, and the sound people had no idea what they were doing. The sound was loud and distorted (we did actually end up leaving about 15 mins into it), and on several occasions I could see a light through some of the cracks around the back of the speaker...
    Ludicrous gibs!

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    Bose is the greatest.
    Don't believe me? Just ask them, they'll tell you.

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    wouldn't using a fuse make a little more sense.....

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    Originally posted by michael_w
    wouldn't using a fuse make a little more sense.....
    wouldn't fuses cost more? That would cut into Bose's 1000% profit margin.

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    Originally posted by marker
    Agreed. If they put half as much into actual R&D as they do into marketing, they might would actually be a force to be reckoned with from a performance standpoint.

    To come up with something like this only proves that they do have creative engineers when they want (or have) to be.
    They actually pour a ton of money into RnD and have some very steep requirements for anyone even thinking about applying. Unfortunately, they use all that brain power to figure out how to make something extremely cheaply and make lots of money off of it.

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    I thought this was a joke, is it for real? it wouldn't suprise me at all !!

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    My friend bought some cheap floorstanding speakers at BB (I think) and they have a light in them that you can see through the port. It started to flash with heavy bass. He acted like all speakers had this. Odd

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    Boston Acoustics old Pro series car components used to use a fuse in the x-overs to help control power going to the tweeter. It was user replaceable and easy to pop.

    Haven't heard this from bose. I'll see what I can dig up...aka break open to see. :D
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    Wait a minute....does that mean you own Bose?!
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    I own Bose...Bose owes me for all the headaches they've caused.

    As for this whole light bulb thing.. lol... that sounds so retarded... I know where to go to find a flashlight.
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    Originally posted by audiobliss
    Wait a minute....does that mean you own Bose?!
    no, it means I work for a place that sells it... lots of it.
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    Originally posted by Toxis
    no, it means I work for a place that sells it... lots of it.
    Oooh..that could be fun. You could have you a 'demo' model all set-up to rip apart and show potential customers the light bulb, etc.
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