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Master Geek
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# 138169 22-Dec-2013 23:41
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was at JB HIFI and i came across the Bose CineMate Series II

I was kinda blown away with the sound quality in regards of 2.1 giving out 5.1 type surround quality so was wondering who here owns it or what other home theater systems are out there which is just as good if not better than the Bose and around the 1k mark

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Ultimate Geek
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  # 956385 23-Dec-2013 07:54
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i'll say it up front - i can't stand bose

overpriced, no mid bass and the bass it does have is weak and boxy - and all up - terrible value for the coin

i will admit it does however have ok waf - but meh to that....

alternatives to what you saw?

personally i would recommend a pair of bookshelf speakers and an amp e.g.

speakers @ $299

amp @ $698

same money - far superior sound and upgradeabilty

it will kill the bose now - and is upgradeable e.g. add a centre / floor stander fronts later and you will be a very very happy camper...

happy shopping :)

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Uber Geek
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  # 956393 23-Dec-2013 09:19
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The old saying for Bose - "Buy Other Sound Equipment" :-)

A bit of googling will show why ...

My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


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Ultimate Geek
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  # 956407 23-Dec-2013 09:48
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Bose are a great marketing company

but thats about it

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Master Geek
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  # 957734 26-Dec-2013 22:27
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yeh i think even a soundbar could be a good option for me.

since its mainly for my room. so could be a better option. will check few out tomrorow

any recommendations? got Pana GT50 so will look at the Panasonic soundbar first.

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