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    Default Oh my, I heard a $2k Bose HT system today......

    At Comp USA.....And it sounded..........HORRIBLE!!!!!!

    Granted it wasn't in an optimum listening situation, but it sucked bad...terrible highs, flat mids and flabby boomy bass.

    My HT is a...
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    Everything was new except the Rt/Fx's (ebay like new) I paid 500 bucks less for everything, and to say it blows the Bose system out of the water would be an understatement.

    Obviousy it's nothing really fancy, but I paid less than what the Bose was going for...Enough less that when finally I buy the sub finally I decide on in Feb (around 500 bucks), it'll be about equal in price.

    Damn, I Knew I didn't like Bose from past experiences, but I didn't remember how bad it was.

    I hate to sound like a groupie, but I knew there was a good reason I try to stick with Polk.
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    Obviously not an audiophile, are you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    Obviously not an audiophile, are you.
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    OUCH.

    As much as the WAF has allowed. My old 2ch eq was better.

    Someday I hope to reaquire my old TT and vinyl which are still up in Seattle, where I came from.
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    I still plug in my 901 III's every once in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivrrat View Post
    OUCH.

    As much as the WAF has allowed. My old 2ch eq was better.

    Someday I hope to reaquire my old TT and vinyl which are still up in Seattle, where I came from.
    It was a joke. Do you really think I consider disliking a new $2K bose system a non-audiophile act?? :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivrrat View Post
    Granted it wasn't in an optimum listening situation, but it sucked bad...terrible highs, flat mids and flabby boomy bass.
    Everything I would ever expect from Bose. Sounds like things haven't changed.
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    Considering what you can get for the same $ at Polk, it's not even close.
    Basically, MY system, including the recvr, and dvd player was $2K
    I refuse to argue with idiots, because people can't tell the DIFFERENCE!

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    BTW, props to madmax, if he checks his PM's he knows. :D
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    i had got some bose once. a great deal i thought,cause they were cheap from someone i know. i brought them home. hooked them up. the next day i put them in the garage unhooked. unless there for free i wouldnt even put them in my trunk. sorry to say but they are not allowed in our house. this was told to me by my wife. and i totally agree. i have 3 children ive outfitted with stereo systems. NOT a BOSE in the house....ive heard so many negative things about them over the years. they are RIGHT....period
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    So every Polk speaker ever made is better then any Bose speaker ever made??


    I doubt that...
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    Dang, I was about to post all about how I've heard a 2k Bose system and I thought it sucked too.

    Good thing I bothered to read the whole thread.
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    I used to have a 2.1 bose system and then i bought a sherwood 2.0 receiver a pair of M10's and a PSW10 and by far Polk is by far waaaay better than bose. ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolfan66 View Post
    So every Polk speaker ever made is better then any Bose speaker ever made??


    I doubt that...
    No, Bose speakers are generally matched quite well with the R15's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treitz3 View Post
    Everything I would ever expect from Bose. Sounds like things haven't changed.
    Damn where you been? Just got a set of xt sun ringles for my mtb. oh and my rig sounds like shi7! LOL. welcome back fellow wheeler.

    Sorry for the derail. please carry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbigbluelight View Post
    No, Bose speakers are generally matched quite well with the R15's.
    Hey ~ my 10 year old has a set of R15's. Don't knock em till you've tried 'em. lol
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    My friend got back from a Bose showroom and said they has some kinda Bose plasma with all these speakers built in. He then started to tell me that they had invented systems to get a full surround sound with just 2 speakers lol and he was deadly serious.

    When I went to Yellow stone national park in the summer I stayed over in a little town called Gardner and all 4 bars there had Bose sound systems. I think it ruined my time in the bar and I blame the polk forum

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    No Highs
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    That's Bose
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolfan66 View Post
    So every Polk speaker ever made is better then any Bose speaker ever made??


    I doubt that...
    Once knew a guy that side by side tested a set of SDA SRS 1.2tl's with Bose 901's. He said they sounded very close and had a tough time deciding between the two.

    As a side note, the SDA's were never connected. As a matter of fact, they were still in the shipping boxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDA1C View Post
    Hey ~ my 10 year old has a set of R15's. Don't knock em till you've tried 'em. lol
    No problem. Made up a HT system for the daughter and SIL using R15's for side- and back surrounds. Not a system you'd want to proclaim using neon signs on the front lawn, but they got the job done for HT in a respectable fashion.

    And Strong Bad, you do realize that's going to leave a burn mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivrrat View Post
    Dang, I was about to post all about how I've heard a 2k Bose system and I thought it sucked too.

    Good thing I bothered to read the whole thread.
    That's funny. Would have been even funnier if you hadn't noticed.

    Quote Originally Posted by SDA1C View Post
    Damn where you been? Just got a set of xt sun ringles for my mtb. oh and my rig sounds like shi7! LOL. welcome back fellow wheeler.

    Sorry for the derail. please carry on.
    You do realize trietz post was from '07

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    Anyone been to Fry's lately? They now have an entire section dedicated to Bose products, which they push pretty hard now.
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    Holy cow people. Talk about necrothread. It's 5 years old!!!

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    Well ...... it's like Steppenwolf used to say, "It's never to late to start all over again".

    Besides, PFB started it !!
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    Now that's funny I didn't even notice that... LOL..
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    Quote Originally Posted by janmike View Post
    No Highs
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    dad was over today helping me hang flatscreen on wall. i heard him go into other room and tell his friends hes gettiing a flatscreen and a bose surround sound. i about dropped my tv running into other room hahah. ill get him fixed up with some polk!!! im not sure what it is with the name bose but everyone i know my mom dads era just think they are the best thing since sliced bread. and actually bose is the absolute very best...........................alarm clock ever made lol
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