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Re: Are Bose that bad??
Posted by Bold Eagle on January 4, 2002 at 06:58:28:
What can you expect from a single 4" speaker? Not a lot of bass and the treble will be weak. Midrange should be decent.
Bose takes a LOT of flak here on AA and a lot of other audiophile sites, too. Basically, Bose caters to the mass market, and the popularity and sales figures say that they know their market. Their indoor models are a lot better than what you have. Drop in to a Circuit City or Best Buy store and give the 201 and 301 a listen, they're not all that bad. They don't cater to the audiophile market, but I have never understood why the vehemence of the response. Seems like as soon as a company makes a success the audiophiles turn on them. I guess exclusivity has something to do with it. When the Bose 901 first came out back in 1971, the audiophiles acted as if it were the second coming. It was new, it was unique, and they just had to have it. Five years later they were throwing rocks at it.
I have an audiophile system in my den, and a Bose AM-5 setup in the living room for casual listening and for TV sound. The den system is better, but the living room isn't all that bad.
Hope that helps.