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Bose speaker system

by dghum / October 14, 2011 1:45 AM PDT

Have Bose 301 speakers that I want to use as my main speakers to build a 5.1 system. Have a Samsung 7.1 receiver. What Bose pieces should I get that will give me best sound for lowest price? (center, rear, subwoofer???)

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Most folks here...
by Pepe7 / October 14, 2011 4:44 AM PDT
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...will likely tell you to avoid Bose if possible since they don't generally offer the same sound quality for the price you can get elsewhere. My vote is to look at other speaker brands to fill in your gaps.

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Or, use your 301's as rear surround
by Dan Filice / October 14, 2011 6:11 AM PDT
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Since the rear surround speakers are less important since they are primarily for fill sound effects. Then buy nice front, center and a powered sub. Your center is the most important speaker since this will handle the majority of voicees, then comes the powered sub, for which you want a nice tight (not muddy or boomy) sound. I recently bought a Polk CS10 Center Speaker to replace another and I'm very happy with it. In fact Polk, Energy, Klipsch, Martin Logan and many other speaker companies make very good speakers that I'd put up against Bose any day of the week, and you can buy these speakers individually.

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