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by stewart norrie / March 13, 2007 3:55 AM PDT

It seems that the one thing we all agree on is how horrible Bose speakers are ha ha. But Bose are installed in Many new cars as a upgrade, are they also cr-p? I do remember the old 901s They had a great soundfield. Do they still make the 901? "0" by the way went shopping at wallmart yesterday They had a Sanyo l.c.d. on display and the picture really looked nice. I do remember when I had a car stereo business I sold Sanyo car stereos and they were the best car stereos on the market. I even went so far that I called Sanyo customer service, seems that they back what they sell anyone own a Sanyo ? how do you like it stewee

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car audio
by bevillan / March 13, 2007 4:41 AM PDT

Most of the car manufacturers want to go with Bose or Harmon-Kardon because of the name recognition so you feel cooler when you upgrade to the premium sound systems. Now are they crap in cars? Not really. They are tailored to that specific car and any aftermarket system would probably end up being lackluster...especially when you are trying to replace/upgrade those 10 speaker or more systems in cars these days.

I have premium sound in my Lexus IS300 but it doesn't say what speaker company was used so I have no idea who they subcontracted out for their sound, but it sounds really good as is.

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Not sure about Lexus, but my Toyota Senna XLE,
by jcrobso / March 14, 2007 1:08 AM PDT
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Has a JBL speaker system, it is nice!
Could Bo$e make good sounding speakers??? Yes if they want to, but that is a BIG IF.
The original Bo$e 901 had good drivers, but after 5 years Bo$e took out ads in all the Hi-Fi mags bragging the "New" diver for the 901. I think after that is when I really started to dislike the sound Bo$e speakers. John

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Though tweaked over the years & certainly not new technology
by NM_Bill / March 13, 2007 6:12 AM PDT

anymore, Bose 901s a still around. When buying a basic hi-fi years back, I heard those 901s with the direct & rear deflecting speakers for a full ambiance effect. Ha. They were in the showroom only to demonstrate comparison against the Polks they really wanted to sell. I went for the Polks. They seemed pretty nice for few years. When I heard some Missions, that's what replaced the Polks. Now there's an aura of mystery about Missions as they haven't recently had an authorized U.S. distributor.

So some may think I have some exotic stuff. Actually they were less money than the Polks they replaced.

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