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    Default I went to the Bose store. I bought a pair of speakers.

    Today the wife, daughter & I went to the mall. They had a Bose store there. I had to go in. The wife and daughter went on their way and let me do my thing.

    The first pair I listened to were the (in)famous 901s. While they didn't sound horrid or anything, the $1500 price tag was way out of line. One of the 6 lurking salespeople came up and said "Awesome huh". I told here that they weren't bad, but were kinda lacking in the low and top ends and that there was an odd 'compressed' sound that I wasn't used to.

    Next up was the theater demo. If you haven't sat through one of these you should. It's kinda funny. They had a little theater room set up with a projector and their speakers. They didn't actually have any DVDs to do a normal demo with.

    After leaving I went to Radio Shack a few stores down and picked up some wide-range drivers @ $2.98ea. These are the same as the Fostex FE103e.
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    Damn dude, your thread subject scared the **** out of me. I thought you now have 6 ominous cubes around your HT that shouts disharmony into twin untrained ears. I heard them before and they are way overpriced. I'd rather get a cheaper Sony speaker system.

    Are those car speakers you picked up. That's a very good price.

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    Yeah..I went to one of the demonstrations. Life was the theme and they had six *nice* slide projectors for images.
    The guy who watched it with me didn't know dog **** from apple sauce when it came to audio, and even he said "wow..that leaves a lot to be wanted for 3 grand."
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    These aren't car speakers. They're 8hm, 4W RMS, & 8W MAX. They were originally $12.99ea but are close-out. It's time to build some rear loaded horns.
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    Are those the 5.25" model?

    Mark, I'll have your 'care package' out this week. 4 fr drivers, a couple Motorola Piezos, some ports, some terminals....

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    Default Re: I went to the Bose store. I bought a pair of speakers.

    Originally posted by gidrah

    After leaving I went to Radio Shack a few stores down and picked up some wide-range drivers @ $2.98ea. These are the same as the Fostex FE103e.
    Madisound sells those Fostex for about $30... I'm curious how RS would be able to sell the "same" for $3??

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    Russ- Sounds great. I've been collecting enough of those iso-pad thingies to give for door prizes at the Texas Polkster Gathering. Make sure Troy gets some in his next shipment/visit.

    The drivers I got are the little 4" models. I was originally thinking about doing Voight Pipes, but did some research and will probably do some Buschorns (MK II).
    http://hometown.aol.de/hphinder/homepage/index.html
    http://www.planet-interkom.de/tahlersm/E_projs.htm#BH The piezoes can finish off the top end.
    There's some idea of what I'm thinking of doing. When I get 4 drivers, I'll probably do a push-pull horn. I can't wait.

    Burdette- One is Radio Shack, the other is Fostex. The RS that I have (purple & white box) isn't quite the same, but is built 'according to' the Fostex. Some people swear by the 2-tone blue box version. The model # is the same, but the specs and tone are different. They're also clse-outs. These are no Lowthers, but if Bose built a psuedo-Lowther for $3.00, I'd buy a boat load.


    ANYBODY: If you happen to stop by your local RatShack and see some #1354 Full range speakers. Buy them! They can be had for about $.98. I'll pay 10X or more. My locals are cleaned out.
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    Mark, I checked a couple local rat shacks here, no luck.

    Did you get the last 2 drivers? I have some XTS-25's and one is buzzing, and they use that same driver. What I'm getting at, is if you are out and about, pick me up a pair, would ya?

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    They were the last ones. There are other RatShacks in the area and will keep you in mind.
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