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Tim Weaver

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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2010, 10:47:03 pm »

 Laughing  Laughing  Laughing

If you have too much moral fortitude for selling used cars, you could always work for Bose!
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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2010, 02:03:04 pm »

Doug Sprinthall wrote on Mon, 05 April 2010 19:37

Art,

What similar mini line array's do you like better than the bose that are less $$?

Just curious.

Renkus Heinz, JBL, though they don't have the stick in the base feature.
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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2010, 06:04:17 pm »

I have a couple of clients that were going to buy the Bose sticks and instead got Fishman Soloamp's. Less than half the money and they sound very nice, weigh under thirty pounds and put out a lot of sound.

I don't know about their use for large audiences, but for typical singer/songwriter club gigs, they work very well.
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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2010, 01:18:18 am »

http://www.philjonespuresound.com/products/?id=71#
Hard to find but sounds amazingly good.
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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2010, 12:15:35 pm »

mark anderson wrote on Tue, 06 April 2010 22:18

http://www.philjonespuresound.com/products/?id=71#
Hard to find but sounds amazingly good.


I haven't actually heard this system but given the general quality level I have heard from other Phil Jones designs I'm sure it does sound much better than the Bose sticks and "pseudo subs".

I also looked into the price at one time and complete with amp it costs a LOT more than a pair of the Bose systems or ever four of them.

Edited because I located the price list on the Phil Jones Pure Sound website.  The system of two "sticks", two subs and one of their amps comes in at over $13k.  

I really think that very few of the people who find the Bose concept appealing will consider spending that much more money.

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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2010, 01:43:32 pm »

Bose:  Better sound through marketing.
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« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2010, 02:50:58 pm »

So easy to knock Bose, but they've done a lot to up the ante on amplified sound. Just remember how the 802s  showed up those crappy 12"/horn horrors of yore, before the EV S200 came along. And the 302 sub showed you could get decent bass in small places from small boxes.

Bose continue to innovate and fill many a niche in the market very well. So there.

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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2010, 03:12:11 pm »

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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2010, 06:48:47 pm »

Guy Johnson wrote on Wed, 07 April 2010 14:50

So easy to knock Bose, but they've done a lot to up the ante on amplified sound. Just remember how the 802s  showed up those crappy 12"/horn horrors of yore, before the EV S200 came along. And the 302 sub showed you could get decent bass in small places from small boxes.



Hey, it's expensive, it MUST be good!

The 802 was popular because their size made them easy to transport. It outperformed some "crappy" boxes, and did it at only five times the price.

When used primarily as a vocal PA, they worked OK. The human voice occupies a relatively narrow section of the audio bandwidth.

In the 80's, when a lot of my friends were "banging their heads", I did quite a few gigs in country clubs and hotel ballrooms with Bose 802s.

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Bose continue to innovate and fill many a niche in the market very well. So there.



A couple of the niche markets they fill very well is the "products for guys with more money than brains" category and the "stuff for people who have never really heard good sound reinforcement" market.

There greatest "innovation" is their ability to have people give them large sums of money for gear of marginal quality, and have them feel good about it.

I am of the opinion that, for the money, there are a lot of better alternatives than the Bose stick things. If Bose sticks were a few hundred dollars each, they might be worth considering as a possible solution for certain situations. At their current asking price, I can't think of any situation where there is not an alternative product that would both work better and cost less.

If you dig Bose, buy Bose. It aint gonna hurt nobody.


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Re: Opinion's on Bose speakers?..
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2010, 07:24:14 pm »

I know nothing about the stick things. Nothing.

But. Bose 802/302, no matter they were costly – so is a lot of good gear – showed up the crap and utter rubbish stuff that posed as 'professional' gear.
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