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Old 23rd August 2007, 07:04 AM   #1
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Default Ignorance is Sad ( more Bose Bashing fun)

Take a look at what this guy is selling on Ebay. Then he says its because he's "upgrading" to a Bose setup!


why?
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Old 23rd August 2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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And sometimes it pays to be diplomatic. I do some part time work with an electronics repair shop, owned by a proud owner of 901s. We were recently having a cleanup, resulting in a couple of rear-pro Panasonic TVs being junked. I asked if I could have the speaker drivers out of them. I also scrounge dead magnetrons for the magnets.

He was curious to my bottom feeding, so I explained I modify and tweak the drivers. He asked if I could have a go at his 901s.

I declined, saying "You like the sound of the Bose, if I tweak to improve them, you might not like them any more"

He thinks I'm collecting the 5" bass / mids to clone 901s. I don't think so.

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Old 23rd August 2007, 12:22 PM   #3
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To be honest those speakers are hardly brilliant material, I wouldn't get so bothered about it.
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Old 23rd August 2007, 12:53 PM   #4
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Hmmmm, Optimus w/Linaeums or Bose surround......

That's like asking someone if they would like to be punched in the face or kicked in the ****s. I'll take neither.
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Old 23rd August 2007, 01:17 PM   #5
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Default Yeesh!

Those little optimus LX5s were great small speakers. Not high end, but much better than typical junk in the price range (you could get them for $150 a pair on the regular sales)
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Old 23rd August 2007, 11:52 PM   #6
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The LX-5's aren't that bad! I am using a quintet of those for HT as we speak. With some cabinet damping and crossover tweaks they make a great budget surround sound system. Solid B-/B performers stock. Do Larry Wormer's mods to them and they are getting into B+/A- territory. A solid choice for small rooms and small budgets.

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Old 24th August 2007, 12:56 AM   #7
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The LX-5's aren't that bad! I am using a quintet of those for HT as we speak. With some cabinet damping and crossover tweaks they make a great budget surround sound system. Solid B-/B performers stock. Do Larry Wormer's mods to them and they are getting into B+/A- territory. A solid choice for small rooms and small budgets.

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David,

Did you do Dennis Murphy's mod to Larry Van Wormer's crossover?
He added a 30 ohm resistor to the crossover and felt it couldn't be improved any further. IIRC, Larry listened to it afterwards and was very happy with the results.

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Old 24th August 2007, 02:16 AM   #8
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He added a 30 ohm resistor to the crossover and felt it couldn't be improved any further.

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Old 24th August 2007, 02:27 AM   #9
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He added a 30 ohm resistor to the crossover and felt it couldn't be improved any further.
Sure it can; add a 1Mohm resistor and listen to the sweet silence.


Seriously though, if you like them good for you. Far be it from me to tell someone what they should like.

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Old 24th August 2007, 11:09 AM   #10
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May be a 30 ohm 1/4 w resistor is series with Bose would be an improvement after breaking them in. Should take about 30 ms.
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