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Anyone have opinions on this system.

I am considering it for my Pioneer VSX 1018.

Should i buy it?
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I am a newbie so I'm not following. Can someone explain?>
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Bose isn't really well received here. I'm sure someone will post the relevant link shortly.

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I can get it for $650 USD, but a lot of reviews are terrible for it
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You really need to use the search function here before you ask a Bose question. Short answer is...don't buy it.

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Should i buy it?

Probably not. I tried an AM 10 set many many years ago, series II, I think. Anyway, the pair of $120 (for both) Sears Jensen 3080's ran all over them. The bass module was, um, sad. Please shop for more return on your money. I think the only time I could see buying a set of these again would be to minimize space and satisfy the Wife Acceptance Factor. It certainly wouldn't be for the shear pleasure of hearing them...that said, they were much better than my TV speakers.

Browse the various 'what is best for < $$$' threads that pop up all over this board for a quick look at what's generally recommended. Good luck!

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I can get it for $650 USD, but a lot of reviews are terrible for it

Then you pretty much have found your answer for it... 650 can go a long way in getting a decent set of speakers.
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Then you pretty much have found your answer for it... 650 can go a long way in getting a decent set of speakers.

Exactly.

Lot of bad reveiws, hell one bad review would have had me running.
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how does precision acoustics compare to Klipsch
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Never heard of Precision Acoustics. Klipsch is respected, but they make a wide range of speakers.

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I think you need to do some serious research and then you can start asking questions.

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i'm new to all this and everything I'm reading isn't giving me a good foundation... any recommendations for research?
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Well, we would need to know things. Room size, listening habits (movies, music, etc.), budget (assuming $650), anything else you feel is relevant.

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Room size is 20% of a nba court. for movies/games/music. i'll go up to 1000 for budget
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Room size is 20% of a nba court. for movies/games/music. i'll go up to 1000 for budget

Well, my room is 1/2 the size of runway #3 at Seatac International Airport, minus the total surface area of the Sears Tower.. and I can't imagine ANYTHING Bose in here.
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Anyone have opinions on this system.

I am considering it for my Pioneer VSX 1018.

Should i buy it?

If you have a small theater room, live in an apartment or duplex, dont like to listen at high SPLs, move frequently or dont like big boxes in your living room then the Bose system is not at all a bad solution. Many here hate Bose but the truth is many companies have gone over to China and their quality has gone down the toilet. It is still possible to use a subwoofer for extreme low bass since the acoustimass runs off the five front and surround channels. The LFE can go into the Bose or to a separate sub YOUR CHOICE. Someone will soon post a very outdated link and negative review for Bose namely its frequency response. Dont pay too much attention to it because your receiver will most likely have a room correction feature like Auddessey or YPAO etc which will fix most of the problems. If you do go with the Bose set up the bass module in between the front speakers to reduce the possibility of the sub becoming too directional. Relax, Bose holds its value pretty well should you decide to sell the system but it would make an excellent bedroom setup in the future.

I own a set of Martin Logan and am purchasing a set of Bose for the bedroom. Three of my brothers all have Bose acoustimass systems and none have had any problems with it. Bose is sometimes the right choice in the right place.

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Room size is 20% of a nba court.

Dammit, no one said we had to do research and math.

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I think i was initially fooled by the BOSE name...

i'm leaning on one of the following setups:
Klipsch Icon Tower VF-36
Icon Surround SPeaker VS-14
Icon Center speaker VC-25
Synergy sub Sub-10

OR

Klipsch Synergy Tower F2
Synergy Bookshelf S1
Synergy C2 Center speaker
Synergy sub-10

Recommendation?
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Does it have to be Klipsch subs? You don't have to match sub brands to speaker brands, and unless you're getting a package deal or something, you might find a better sub from an Internet direct brand (HSU, Elemental Designs, etc.)

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Old 12-26-2008, 06:19 PM
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Precision Acoustics? you must be in Canada, as Best-Buy sells them. I have never heard them but just go into BB and audition them and the Klipsch.

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Im running that F-2's and C-2 and a ksw-10. It works great for me. The Synergy sub-10 uses the BASH amp and it's more capable than the ksw one I have. All running on a Yamaha rxv-663 receiver. I use it for 50% movies, 30% music, and 20% games. Klipsch are good but you really what to listen to them first. Love them for movies. A lot of folks here prefer other brands because the Klipsch can be "bright" or "ear piercing" at high levels. But it's all about ones ear and room set-up. My room is 12'x13' so it works good for me.
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Anyone have opinions on this system.

I am considering it for my Pioneer VSX 1018.

Should i buy it?

Short answer: no! You can get much better quality for your money.

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I can get it for $650 USD, but a lot of reviews are terrible for it

It's still not worth it.

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how does precision acoustics compare to Klipsch

It depends on what kind of sound you like. I don't know much about Precision Acoustics, but it seems to be a lower-end brand, whereas Klipsch offers higher-end products that cost more. However, being higher-end doesn't necessarily mean that you'll prefer how they or any other brand or model of speaker sounds.

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Room size is 20% of a nba court. for movies/games/music. i'll go up to 1000 for budget

That's a decent budget, although that's also a pretty large room if you really mean 940 ft².

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Someone will soon post a very outdated link and negative review for Bose namely its frequency response. Dont pay too much attention to it because your receiver will most likely have a room correction feature like Auddessey or YPAO etc which will fix most of the problems.

No such feature can overcome the inherent physical deficiencies of the speakers--the drivers are simply too small and weak to be decent mid-ranges or woofers, and too large to be decent tweeters. It's not that Bose systems sound AWFUL for all applications, but they are a very poor value for the money and their quality is decidedly low-end.

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i'm leaning on one of the following setups:
Klipsch Icon Tower VF-36
Icon Surround SPeaker VS-14
Icon Center speaker VC-25
Synergy sub Sub-10

That would be a nice setup, but isn't it a wee bit outside of the budget you had specified?

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Klipsch Synergy Tower F2
Synergy Bookshelf S1
Synergy C2 Center speaker
Synergy sub-10

That's closer, but still, is it really a $1000 system? It seems more like a $2000 system unless you have a steep discount. Have you heard these speakers and do you like the sound of Klipsch a lot? Not to single them out, but people tend to either really like or dislike speakers from this brand. Their high efficiency should help if you're sitting relatively far away in that enormous room. If you haven't listened to them yet, I suggest that you do, form an opinion on what you like or dislike about their sound, and report back here.
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Thanks for all the input guys.

I can get a discount on the Klipsch sets.

The subs are both Klipsch.

I'm going to go in and listen to the set.
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