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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is probably correct as modern equipment uses electronic volume controls rather than potential dividers the range is normally biased towards the bottom end so there is lots of the range that is quiet and a smaller part that is loud.
Unless you find that at the top of the volume range the system does not seem to be loud then it is probably correct. It is not uncommon for modern equipment to clip at 80 / 90% of the volume range. Where as old style equipment with volume pots used to clip at arround 30% of the volume range as it gave the apperance there was loads of extra volume available. In fact all that happened if you turned it up louder was it clipped more and more.
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
almost any model from Denon's new lineup.
here is a link to Denon
I have a 4310ci they retail for $1999.00 but I bought mine for $1299
A good rule of thumb is your receiver and your speakers should cost about the same.
other brands are:
Yamaha = pretty good
Onkyo = high failure rate
Sony = good quality but so so sound
Integra = same as Onkyo
Marantz = ok sound but so so quality
I should probably not point out that most Audiophiles look down upon the Bose corporation.
Bose was the first to introduce the satellite / subwoofer system to the market back in the early 80's and has a big presence in professional audio. However their design does not produce neither crisp highs nor substantial lows. the basics of audio are that sound is produced by moving air, the more air you move the more sound. Bose has definitly found a way to "cheat" by utilizing both forward and rearward motion of the cone by encosing it in their " accoustimass" module but many of the frequencies required for true clarity are merely lost due to the drivers inability to create them.
If you choose a receiver such as one from the Denon line they have a feature called "Audyssey" Audyssey uses a microphone to calculate room acoustics as well as to apply equalization to help make up for what the speaker isn't producing enough of.
Now usually when you disrespect Bose you always get someone upset and having sold Bose myself for YEARS I would only argue take a grill off. Instead of a high quality tweeter or woofer you will generally find a cheap paper component.
There is a purpose to me going off in a tangent about Bose. IF you are considering replacing your receiver because you feel that its not driving the speakers to your liking or maybe isn't "clear" enough then unfortunately my diagnosis isn't that you need a more powerful receiver but better speakers.
The purpose of upgrading a receiver should be more to get updated surround processing, better video distribution, multi room audio video etc..Unfortunatly unless you are trading up from a 80's low end: Pioneer, Technics, Kenwood, Sherwood or Sony the sound improvement won't be that great.
Sorry but hope that helps
Posted on Apr 11, 2010
SOURCE: sir my speaker bose 301
If they're all Bose 301-5's then you have the rare instance of matching speakers all around, so when sounds move around the room in a movie they don't change. I'm envious because even though I have Bose 901's (front) and 301's I don't have that exact match you have. The 301 sound is very good to my ears.
I assume you have them all set as LARGE speakers in the Pioneer, since they are capable of good bass and the parameter is more about Bass response than actual size.
If you added a subwoofer (which you may not need) you might fill in the lowest bass and effects channel.
Posted on Aug 19, 2010
SOURCE: Lifestyle 48 has no sound
Thank you for posting your question on fixya. I will be happy to help you with this problem. Can you please give us some more information so I can better answer your questions.
Did you connect the Lifestyle 48 to any direct box or any box?
Also if you did buy it newly,either the input or the output of the Lifestyle 48 system is not functioning properly..Needs to be checked..
And if the Lifestyle 48 system is still on warranty i think it's better you don't unscrew try to repair your self , You could simply take it back for replacement..
Please keep me posted.
Posted on Aug 26, 2011
yes! the specs look good, in fact the amplifier output matches the speakers, plus the ohms ratio is fine.
Posted on Jul 07, 2012
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