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Posted: 9/23/2005 5:40:34 PM EDT
Anyone have this system? I tried listening to the demo model, but with eveyone else blasting away, I could not get a good feel for it. Just curious about the sound quality compared to a 5 speaker setup.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:55:09 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/24/2005 4:10:29 AM EDT
I have a Sony Dreamsystem with 5 speakers and a sub. Problem is my new living room is downstairs and it will be very difficult to run 5 sets of speaker wires and have them hidden in the wall. . Also I was looking to upgrade - my Sony will not play burned DVD's or CDR's. I liked the Bose 3-2-1 because of the 2 speaker design. If the sound quality was any way near what I have, I would get it. My local Sam's club has it for < $800.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:39:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 2:39:49 PM EDT
just run the wires along the edge where the floor and wall meet. or ceiling and wall and use tape the same color as the paint to hide them
I frequent a dvd related forum site as much as arfcom, and have been a member there for at least a year longer than here. They have a board for home theater discussion and I've been hearing that Bose is over priced since the first day I registered at that site

I did a quick search (I think you can search there without being signed in if you're interested in finding other threads, although the search is occasionally down)
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 3:05:59 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:22:58 PM EDT
Quit holding back cm & just tell him what you really think.

cajunboy, he speaketh the truth and I agree with every word of it.

Heck, you could put together a used system off of egay for $400 that would sound 10 times better than the 3-2-1. Seriously.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:47:34 PM EDT
I bought one of their $100 headphone job, and the little plastic piece broke and now the speaker part slides right out. Really crappy material and design.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:08:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:43:59 AM EDT
I'm partial to Tannoys myself, I can't stand metallic highs. Tannoys are a little smoother, they suit me just fine.

The Altec Lansing computer speaker setup I got for $100 would almost certainly sound better than the $800 Bose setup, whatever it is.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 9:05:58 AM EDT
Bose doesn't use any tweeters. How do you get high freq. from a small woofer? You don't.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:41:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 11:13:58 PM EDT
Got no highs,
got no lows,
It must be Bose.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:08:59 PM EDT
The Bose Scheme in a nutshell:

Take cheap $1.00 drivers from China and put them in an attractive looking plastic square
Call the design revolutionary, scientificially designed, etc
Say that technical specifications don't matter and not publish any
Pay off retailers to set up bose displays seperately so you can't compare
Boost frequency ranges that are the most percievable to the human ear, and pick out carefully selected and mastered demos to play them on, so that they sound decent in the store
Hype up the brand name
Charge (literally) a 1000% markup
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:30:38 PM EDT
I have on in my bedroom. It sucks. OK, its good at low to medium volumes. What really sucks is its tendency to crash like a computer. Everything will work except for the tv/cable output and you have to fiddle around with the buttons to make it reset. Usualy putting it into cd/dvd mode for 2 minutes until it reboots. I wouldnt buy it again.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:34:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
It's utterly beyond me why ANYONE would even CONSIDER buying such trash.

I've got a set of bose 901s and a h-k integrated amp ... but only because I got the entire setup as a package for $350. It sounds better than any $350 system I could find new, but I just shake my head at anyone who would pay the new price for a set of these things ... you're right, you can do MUCH better.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:53:33 PM EDT
you would be better not buying a home theater in a box at all. Just get a decent to nice speaker set, medium to nice reciever and a dvd player. You could get the reciever and speakers for the same price or a little higher. Just remember, there are people who spend $5000 for speakers.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:59:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 9:19:08 AM EDT
also, speakers don't slowly depreciate like a car does. As long as you don't abuse the drivers they should last indefinately.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:30:49 AM EDT
So, for those that seem to be well versed in this subject could you throw down 2 lists:

1.) Those that are in the same price range as Bose speakers, but are actually worth the price on the tag?
2.) Those that are cost what a Bose speaker is actually worth, and meet or exceed the quality of Bose speakers?

I'm a Bose Kool-aid drinker simply because I don't know squat about speakers and got suckered in by the in-store demo. I don't own any but prior to this thread I'd have probably shelled out the money for a system if I had it laying around. I'm glad to here some actual facts that are obviously not common knowledge when it comes to Bose.

GB shoudl as "consumerreports.com" to the list of alternative domain names for this site.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:32:54 AM EDT
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