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Just bought some BOSE 301 MKII Speakers? have some questions

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by StevenG, 5 Jun 2006.

  1. StevenG

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    just bought some of these speaker off **** in white :D im gonna be using my new Bose 301 MKII music monitor speakers to well... listen to music in stereo mode on my Kenwood KRF-V5050D from my Audigy 2 Ex.

    i just wanted to know if anyone has a pair of these speakers,

    and how much of a vast improvement i will hear from my current Acoustic Solutions crap.

    also where should i place them? and does it matter because they are direct reflecting?

    my room is 4M long by 3M wide. i have my screen on the longest wall "see pics."

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    there isnt enough room on the sides of the screen to mount them. its about 10cm too thin.

    Thanks for Replies.
     
  2. DRZ

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    Unfortunately :(

    And I really hate to say this to someone who has bought something and is pleased about their purchase :(

    But you have bought total crap. Once your hearing has "adjusted" to the marketing they pump out, you wont hear the huge holes in the mid range response/bass response/treble response. Try and get some tech specs for those speakers that mean something. You cant, because in an anechoic chamber they are woeful, 10dB or more over the full spectrum which is horrendous.

    I wouldnt be at all suprised to find that if I compared them to the "Acoustic Solutions crap" in anechoic conditions, the AS kit would paste them!

    Sorry dude :(
     
  3. willd58

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    Im sorry dude, but allmost all BOSE speakers are terrible, iv never heard anything quite so bad for the price.
     
  4. Paul11

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    Im sorry but i have to agree. I was given a bose acoustimass set up and ive just replaced it with a set up quad lites which have totally blown the bose away in every department..
     
  5. Matblack

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    Wasn't going to post here because I have nothing contructive to say, my feelings on Bose are unpublishable but as long as you're happy thats the main thing

    MB
     
  6. Goatboy

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    Well that's an encouraging set of replies, hope they weren't too expensive :o
     
  7. StevenG

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    i could just go and cry lol. but i wont becuase if need be, i could always sell them on at nearly no loss.

    goatboy - if they are a crap as everyone has said anything i have paid for them is too much.

    so... if i really dont like them what would you people recommend? i have about £100 budget (not how much i paid for the 301's, paid a little less :mad: )
     
  8. DRZ

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    Mission M71i standmounts are in budget, as are a few others (s/h) - pop down to your local hifi shop and have a listen then hit the bay armed with what you liked.

    What exactly are you after?
     
  9. StevenG

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    well i just want better sound quality for music and movies. but i cant afford to re-new all my speakers so i was gonna do the front first then the rest later.
     
  10. DRZ

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    I would go dem some of the cheaper standmounts in some of the highstreet hifi shops - steer clear of anything that sells JVC / Aiwa etc! Take a look in Richers. you may as well, you wont be buying on the high street :p

    Once you have heard for yourself, go have a poke around the net. Take a look at the sticky at the top of the page there for some more general advice :)
     
  11. StevenG

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    well my bose should be here on thursday so i'll hook them up see what there like and go from there. if they are as bad as eveyone said, off to the highstreet it is lol. and onto ebay they go lol. thanks for advice will post back on thursday
     
  12. Flibster

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    BOSE = Buy Other Sound Equipment

    Sadly... :(
     
  13. mc_bob

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    Haha,

    I always thought BOSE were quite good :confused:
    I heard those small cabinet systems and they sounded really good, hit the highs and lows.
    This is what I meant

    Thanks
    MC_Bob
     
  14. StevenG

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    :mad:
     
  15. monkeyspank

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    I think it's safe to say that they will sound better than what you currently have.
     
  16. DRZ

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    I wouldnt bank on it at all! :(

    To the OP: Have they arrived yet? If so, what do YOU think?
     
  17. StevenG

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    should be here tomorrow *crossed fingers* and i will tell you all what i think.
     
  18. -Ad-

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    or just NUKE em from orbit

    :p
     
  19. Eliot

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    i have a bose little cd/radio thing and i think its great. although my dads whafedale 9.1 nuke em from orbit, but they would wouldnt they.
     
  20. Mr_Sukebe

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    If you bought them brand new mail order, you have a 7 day cooling off period, meaning that you can send them back for a full refund.

    Having said that, give em a try, and see what you think.