The smaller the driver, the less surface area on the cone, and thus the more excursion that is required to push the same amount of air need to produce audible sound. I found the most lifelike sound came via a configuration slightly counterintuitive to that suggested by the manual. But their latest drivers as I have seen, look perfectly fine: I wonder how Bose figured out which 80 Hz matters least in the audible spectrum? The AR9 has too many cheaply built drivers and the layout is all wrong.
Speakers with "Room-filling sound"?
My kid just got headphones for,his Xmas. Upon reading his site, I vowed to represent our side: Message from Audiophile person Left on Tue, Sep 23 at My brothers pre amp as well. Oh well I think it's about that time for a nice upgrade soon. What they don't tell you is that because the satellite speakers and bass module are sooo incredibly small, that they are also incredibly inefficient due to lack of internal cabinet air space. I've heard them on several occasions and cringed every time.
Bose Q&A : audiophile
Some will deny such a control room exists. Only when the settings for bass and treble are completely saturated will the speakers sound healthy. So ok it does take apart one of Boses home entertainment systems does tests on it and that seams ok but then I looked at the date and I read up on what system it was. Testing Computer Bose establishes the proprietary Syncom computer to acoustically measure speakers against a laboratory model to guarantee a level of consistency and reliability. What speakers do you think sound good? The eq drives the crap out of the amp.
I mean, Think twice, speak once, or say no word at all. Resonant room modes exist in every listening room and are arguably one of the major deterrents to good sound because they often go untreated. As Art Noxon explains in his essays, these golden ratios are based on speakers placed in the corners. Do me a favor and google "truth about Bose" or "Bose bashing" and find out what Bose really is. The midrange horns gave me listener fatigue, until I went with AL K's crossovers, then when I tri-amped it wasn't present there either.