Originally posted by hellboy44:Geez, you go away to help the wife finish off some renovations and look what happens...
Well seeing as Diki can't leave this bone alone (as usual) then I won't (as usual)
KF did you really mean to imply that:
1. One single Bose System could do a Major Concert.
2. The Bose has no limitations whatsoever?
3. That it is the future of Live Amplification?
4. That Diki is an idiot for suggesting both 2 & 3 are untrue?
If so, you owe him an apology as these things are gross exaggerations.
If not, I suspect they are Diki's exaggerations to help support his argument.
His Straw man Argument.
So comparing the Bose to what we were originally supposed to be comparing it to in this thread (JBL's VRX 900), I think they're both capable of great sound. I just don't like the weight & Size of the VRX, otherwise it looks swish - really.
Also, how many VRX systems do you need for a smaller venue (I'm unclear on this - I confess I haven't read much of the VRX link beyond some basic specs).
This is important because it will determine overall cost and portability.
As far as the Bose goes I would recommend:
Solo, Duo and (pushing it) Trio: 1 system (with at least Dual Subs).
4 or more players: 1 Bose between 2 (on average).
On a side note, re - cost, I recently sold our old PA system for $2200 reducing the cost of our new Bose nicely.
Anyone handy with a paint brush???
No I did not imply the Bose System is appropriate for a major concert.
No I did not say it is the future of All PA systems.
Diki likes to put words in ones mouth so he can succesfully debate against them indeed. He assumed as well that a prop PA could not be compared to the Bose becasue the speakers were not behind the player......Theres another stretch that I did not make.
All I claimed is Bose found a way to use great techniques that are routinely used in professional large venue situations to minimize reflections (which are the bane of good sound)and apply them to a SMALL OMB or duo situation.I never mentioned how they should be used in a dance club. or in a concert venue. I do know a DJ that uses the Bose and 4 B1s. He likes traveling light I suppose.
I will say this . The Bose is far far better then the Mackie 808s and the JBL MR12s we have collecting dust. But a 300 seat room is large for the wifes gigs.
Nor am I denigrating other systems..I have found you simply do not need to carry a roadie and a small truck to transport and set up your sound system. You can achieve better sonic results for everyone (not just the select few receiving direct sound) and carry it all in Mitsubishi Spyder. There is not a whole lotta compromise one has t make with the Bose to enjoy the portability and clear sound they offer.
[This message has been edited by Kingfrog (edited 05-23-2008).]