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Old 04-28-2008, 08:29 PM
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I know Bose products rock at home, I have a Bose WAVE in the kitchen and some Bose products in the living room...but considering the extra cost, potential for theft at a marina are the BOSE marine speakers really that good and worth the extra money you'll spend for them?
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That depends. How much time do you spend on the boat? Be honest now. How much time do you spend per week in the boat? And how much of that time spent on the boat are you going to be listening to music?

If you ask me, I would spend the extra money upgrading the speakers in my vehicle. Throw in a good amp too. You probably spend more time stuck in traffic than in your boat. I know I do.

I went with four Pioneer TS-MR1640 speakers, and a Standard Horizon stereo. I got the stereo on clearance for $20 brand new, which is why I went with it. No amp. The speakers are 6 1/2 inch 2 way speakers. It sounds just fine. For the amount of time I use them, they are great.

Now if I lived on the boat and used the audio system more, I would probably spend more and upgrade the system with some larger speakers for better bass and whatnot.

So are expensive speakers worth the extra money? That is your call. But for me and my use - no they are not.
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Go do a search about Bose on REAL audio enthusiast websites.

BOSE is a joke. Overpriced crap where 90% of their proceeds go to marketing, not product compnents or design.

yes most of their designs are very very old and usually soemone else's.

Friends don't let friend's buy Bose.

No matter what product category a Bose item is in, you can always get something twice as good for half the price.

Now you want to spend it on JL audio, Pheonix Gold, etc, tat is another story, but Bose.

Save your $$$$.

I GUARANTEE my $90 Inifinity 602m's BLOW away ANY BOSE speaker you can find for the boat (as will the Pioneer, Polyplanar higher end and most certainly JL audio and probably JBL.
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Piece of junk... Go with Pioneer or Memphis
Old 04-29-2008, 07:32 AM
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Get the Infinity 602M's, you won't be disappointed. Just picked up two pair for less then $160.

And some light reading...
http://www.intellexual.net/bose.html

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Don't waste your money at home or on the water with BOse. Try Klipsch at home.
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I have the bose 151 speakers for my cockpit, and they have rusted to crap over the past two years... I am looking to replace them with something pretty high end, as I do usually spend thursday to sunday on my boat relaxing...Any suggestions???
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PtJudeRI - 4/30/2008 9:22 AM

I have the bose 151 speakers for my cockpit, and they have rusted to crap over the past two years... I am looking to replace them with something pretty high end, as I do usually spend thursday to sunday on my boat relaxing...Any suggestions???
JL speakers with Clarion amps. Can't be beat.



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JL EVERYTHING!
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Default Re: BOSE worth the extra jack?

I agree with the fact that you have to consider the amount of time you spend in your boat vs. the cost. I do spend quite a bit of time on my boat and also like quality sound. After reading the many posts here on this subject I decided on the CMD4 (nice prices on ebay -$125.00) and also went with the Infinity 602s. It is a 4 speaker set up without an amp. Only time will tell how long these components will last but I am really impressed the sound of the setup. I also agree that many Bose products are severely overated. I own some Bose products and have been less than impressed considering the cost. Just my $.02.
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Default Re: BOSE worth the extra jack?

2nd the Bose crap. Bose still uses paper yet in some of their speakers. There are much better alterative out there.

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