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Ben Lagman

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Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« on: April 04, 2010, 07:59:52 pm »

Hi guys, I just need  your opinions on whether or not I should get 2 L1 Model II Speakers, and if they're really worth it. It says on their website that 1 is enough for a crowd of 500, and heard them in person, and they sound really nice. Opinions please?..

I'd mainly be using them for parties, and medium sized meetings.
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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 08:09:35 pm »

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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2010, 08:42:57 pm »

500 people? For what? Maybe for speech or light acoustic music in a quiet room. Anything more than that will require substantially more than one L1 system, particularly in the low end. A guitar player I know has one of these and uses it for jazz gigs and it seems to work OK, but for modern music at moderate to high levels...forget it.

You won't find many folks with good things to say about Bose equipment on this forum. It simply doesn't work for most pro applications, for too many reasons to go into here. Their marketing is great, but IMO, the performance for the money doesn't hold up to many, many other available products out there.

Best of luck!
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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010, 08:44:16 pm »

Yes. You don't need 100's of thousands of dollars worth of sound gear to sound just like Nickleback. All you need is ONE stick filled with some 2" speakers and a Bass unit with 2, count 'em, TWO 6.5 inch "sub" woofers.

Yep, that's all you need. Fans will adore you, and women will swoon in your presence because of the heavenly sounds coming from your Bose. 500 people? No problem! 1000? Sure! 10,000? Of course! It's Bose, it's all you'll ever need. Be comforted. They cost more because we know whats best for you.





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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2010, 09:06:17 pm »

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good sounding bose 802 / drink holder for party of eight.

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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2010, 09:09:26 pm »

Bose equipment tends to fill certain niche applications quite well.  And Bose is actually pretty good about providing data on their Pro website.  The L1, for example, is a portable column loudspeaker (2 of the Bose MA12 actually) with a companion bass module.  If you need a low output, speech range line array, it's not a bad choice.  

However, looking at the datasheet , you could get comparable output from something like the EV ZX1 plus a small sub.  Even if you double up on the ZX1 (for coverage or output), add a sub or 2, and add amplification and system processing, you're probably well under the price of the Bose product.

Ultimately, it's your money, but for a general-purpose system, you'll likely get more bang for your buck elsewhere.
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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2010, 11:41:51 pm »

You should take your opinion off Bose speakers and put it on EV or QSC speakers.
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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2010, 12:07:22 am »

No highs...no lows...must be Bose.

Save your money.
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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2010, 02:55:31 am »

I think one could summarize that in true "pro audio", Bose is a four letter word to many.

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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2010, 08:02:32 am »

Greg Cameron wrote on Sun, 04 April 2010 23:55

I think one could summarize that in true "pro audio", Bose is a four letter word to many.

Greg


Very true.  Kind of like Behringer, but with a brainwashing machine (marketing department) like none other.  And many lawyers.  

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