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    Bose Sounddock 10

    Okay guys, I'm about to pull the trigger on this one for $600.00!!!

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/15/b...amplification/

    Nevermind the rude comments on that link. I wonder why some people hate Bose with a passion. I know they're overpriced, but so is the Led Zeppelin.

    Flame on!

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    I would buy this B&W ipod system instead for the same price!

    http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/display.aspx?infid=2466
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackraven
    I would buy this B&W ipod system instead for the same price!

    http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/display.aspx?infid=2466
    Looks too wild for my taste. Looks like it's gonna fly!

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    Bah, they're all over priced crap. So many better options...I'm surprised you like these things BR!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppachubby
    Bah, they're all over priced crap. So many better options...I'm surprised you like these things BR!!
    If you have an Ipod, perhaps you'll understand why you need a dock.

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    Pops, I don't like those things, but if I had to buy one it would be the B&W. In fact, I can't stand to listen too MP3 recordings. But your right, there are better options like buying a receiver that is IPOD compatible and a small pair of bookshelf speakers or using a computer with a good sound card and good computer speakers. It would cost less and sound better.
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    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
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    Quote Originally Posted by gillsev
    If you have an Ipod, perhaps you'll understand why you need a dock.
    hey gill, not to be rude, but your fingers would fall off before you could type enough to make me "understand". Believe me , I understand.

    OK BR I see your angle now, sorry man I had to call you on it. BTW, comp hasn't shut down but I'm looking locally here at video cards. I figure while I'm at it I'll get one with the ability to ouput to my TV. You do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gillsev
    I know they're overpriced, but so is the Led Zeppelin.
    Since you already know that you can buy far better for the money, then there's no need for pointing that out. Bose understands that many folks buy upon emotion, not reason. And has made extraordinary amounts of money doing just that.

    rw

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    Here you go, if it's not too late...http://www.emptek.com/cs100_tubespecial.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppachubby
    Here you go, if it's not too late...http://www.emptek.com/cs100_tubespecial.php
    Not too late yet Papa. Thanks for the link. Good price too!
    But I'm really looking for something compact (not separate components).

    I already do have separate component system downstairs.

    But my Ipod dock is just for my little nightstand upstairs.

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    I would strongly agree with buying the Bose. Bose makes absolutely superior audio equipment and just about everything that's truly top-notch is a little overpriced. It's clearly the best. Why would you want anything less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02audionoob
    I would strongly agree with buying the Bose. Bose makes absolutely superior audio equipment and just about everything that's truly top-notch is a little overpriced. It's clearly the best. Why would you want anything less?
    Finally, an honest guy after my taste!
    Bose it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02audionoob
    I would strongly agree with buying the Bose. Bose makes absolutely superior audio equipment and just about everything that's truly top-notch is a little overpriced. It's clearly the best. Why would you want anything less?

    ROTF at work LMAO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gillsev
    Not too late yet Papa. Thanks for the link. Good price too!
    But I'm really looking for something compact (not separate components).

    I already do have separate component system downstairs.

    But my Ipod dock is just for my little nightstand upstairs.
    Look at the size of the amp in relation to the speakers. It's all quite small, simply place it all on your nightstand, I suspect it will fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMichael
    ROTF at work LMAO.
    +1


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    I guess you find one once in a while.

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    You know I don't get it. At least the B&W I can see where the money is going, product design. The Bose is just a big chuck of square plastic with a single cheap driver. IMO, the EMP tubes look 10 times better. Exposed tubes is about as sexy as audio can get. Not to mention, tubes to defeat the harsh sound of digital. OK, that's all I will say about this, goodbye.

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    With Bose some of the money goes back into marketing so the can keep reeling them in... all the while lining their pockets.

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    The best marketing is a quality product.

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    Bose is like cheap wine, once you've had better you don't want it anymore.
    MP3's terrible I would definitely do all your files in wav or flac format ... (i use wav's) then buy the M-Audio transit for like 90 bucks and some cheesy PC speakers ... it will sound better then that Bose ever will. ...
    Just my opinion though

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    Quote Originally Posted by BallinWithNash
    Bose is like cheap wine, once you've had better you don't want it anymore.

    Just my opinion though

    Bose products come in a box just like my wine. Maybe I overshot buying Krell?
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    I contacted Bose to inquire about the Sounddock 10 specs (i.e. Frequency Response/ Amplifier Power Output) but they won't tell me a thing! Heck if I'm spending $600, I think I should be well informed of its specs. Their only response was ...

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    Thank you for your inquiry.

    Bose does not publish data on the acoustic properties of our products because we don't believe it is an adequate indication of performance. Such data is based on analyzing various types of devices, and measurements are made in a wide variety of conditions. At this time, we are not aware of a simple, clear-cut way to compare analytic responses. Measurement techniques and test setups also vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, which can make interpreting the results misleading.

    Bose offers a 30-day, risk-free test of our products. We recommend trying them in your own listening environment to evaluate them for yourself.

    For more information or to place an order, please contact one of our Customer Focused Representatives at 800-999-2673 ext. EM1. They are open Mon-Fri from 8:30 AM to 11:00 PM est. and Sat from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Our specialists will be happy to assist you.

    Thank you for contacting Bose Corporation.
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    Right, why do you think we are telling you they suck? We already know Bose don't share their specs.

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    If it's just for your night stand why on earth do you want to spend 600 bucks on it? Get 40 buck computer speaker or a cheap ipod dock & spend the rest on your other system or something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppachubby
    Right, why do you think we are telling you they suck? We already know Bose don't share their specs.
    I think it's either one or the other why they don't tell you ...

    (1) They are ashamed of their specs, so they hide it.

    OR

    (2) Disclosure would shock the audiophilia community as it far exceeds the standard.

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