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Need new speakers

by DistillerAFI / January 20, 2006 3:36 AM PST

im looking at purchasing a new surround sound system for my Pioneer VSX-815 receiver 7.1 at 100 watts per channel. im looking at goin with a Bose Acoustimass 16 system. im just curious if anyone has any other suggestions at that price range 1300 ASAP if at all possible

thanx jon

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A BETTER CHOICE
by stewart norrie / January 20, 2006 4:21 AM PST
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I just set up a 5.1. atlantic technology speaker system and they blow away bose. Also check out Klipsch etc. The only Bose system I checked out sounded ok at low level but fell apart at high volume also overpriced good luck stewart If you check out other posts in c.net you will find very few folks like Bose speakers

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Bose v/ others
by donwalter / January 20, 2006 9:06 PM PST
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I had a set of Bose and sold them pretty quickly. They were OK for movies but were really bad for music. The problem is they have zero mid-range. I am now using Paradigm Studio series. I love them and suggest you give them a listen.
Don

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Need new speakers
by jcrobso / January 20, 2006 6:12 AM PST
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I addition to what Stew said, JBL, Boston Acoutics, There are just sooo many realy good speakers out there that outperform the BO$E speakers. John

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I think you'd do perfectly fine with a very good.....
by Riverledge / January 20, 2006 8:14 AM PST
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5.1 system. People underestimate their budget for good
speakers and are very disappointed with the end result.
The old rule of thumb was 50% of the total stereo budget
for a stereo system. With a television included, and
more speakers deemed necessary, the speaker budget
seems to have dropped to about 25%. WRONG.

Ultimately, the only part of your system your ears hear
is the speaker system. Don't slack on the speakers.

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Forgot to memtion my recommendations.......
by Riverledge / January 20, 2006 8:57 AM PST

Look into the various KLIPSCH 5.1 systems, as well as
POLK AUDIO speakers. CAMBRIDGE SOUNDWORKS and BOSTON
ACOUSTICS are also well looking into. BE sure to audition the ENERGY SPEAKERS ACT-6 system (dealers are
select and sometimes out of the way.) You might very
much like the BOSE AM-16 system. Don't let a basher
close your mind. Best wishes.

river.

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Forget BOSE (Better Off Somewhere Else...LOL)....
by Psych Doc / January 20, 2006 9:36 PM PST
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...Look at Polks, they have always been tremendous value for you dollar and Klipsch which have a very "you are there" midrange.

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dont waste $ on Bose
by kolder333 / January 20, 2006 11:18 PM PST
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Look into orbaudio.com. These speakers will blow you away!

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Suggest Mirage Omnisat speakers
by petermc / January 21, 2006 1:50 AM PST
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I purchased 5 omnisats + 1 om s10 sub & am 100% satisfied priced about $1,000.00 ($150ea + $250 sub. at Vanns) Features power, performance, clarity, price, spatial sound (omni polar technology), looks, feel, size etc. Read the cnet reviews. I also use a sony da3es receiver.

Hope this was helpful, if you purchase you will be more than satisfied.

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