Bose 2.2 Floorstanding Speakers

3/5 (14 Reviews) MSRP : $270.00


Product Description

6.5" Driver and 2" Tweeter - Built in Sub w/ Direct Reflecting Technology (1987-1992)


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Themblues a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Well I use these for my surrounds and they work fine. The problem with these speakers is that, like the AM5 cubes, the treble/mid driver is just too small. if I'm not mistaken, the 2.2 uses the same drivers as the AM5, (6 1/2" bass driver, and a tiny 2 1/2" treb/mid that I think is in the cubes)

Considering the space taken up by the bass chambers in the 2.2s is roughly the same space as the bass module in the AM5, shouldn't these be able to put out equal bass? Well they don't. Not even close, which tells me that Bose didn't put much thought into the design. But to it's credit, these are equal to a lot of the "surround" speakers that sell for more. I'd say at about $60-80 a pair these would be a good buy for some surrounds in a mid-level system, or for mains in a small room like a bedroom.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Macy's (when they were still selling electronics)



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jason a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I purchased these speakers in the late 80's while in highschool. They definitely sounded better than the other bookshelf speakers that the store carried. I have been quite happy with them, especially with the soundstage that they provide when properly set up. The main problem I have had is with an apparent exaggeration in the lower mids, which I have always had to "fix" with an equalizer. I have used the speakers with multiple amplifiers so the speakers are to blame. I didn't realize how bad the problem was until I got married and listened to the speakers that my wife had from an old Sanyo rack system. They had really terrible highs and boomy bass, but the lower mids were far superior to the Bose 2.2; it was not necessary to use an equalizer to try and fix the irritating sounds I was getting.

Recently I have been shopping for a mini system for our bedroom, and ran across a nice little system by Denon with Mission speakers (D-M30S). The little Missions that come with that system definitely outperform the Bose 2.2, although the bass seems deeper on the Bose. Considering this entire minisystem with receiver/CD + Missions can be found online for < $350 (including shipping), I have to conclude that the Bose 2.2s are not a very good value.

Summary: the Bose 2.2s are average speakers with an above average price. If you are a casual music listener you will probably be reasonably happy with them, although my recent shopping suggests that there are better speakers for the money.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   REX



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2001

Bottom Line:   
These speakers have been great performers for me for nearly 10 years... I bought them new in 1992, and haven't found anything in the same price range that even comes close to the sound quality of these. Last year my wife bought me a new surround sound system, so I haven't been using them, and I just Auctioned them off for $70... not too bad for having only paid $175 and having used them for 10 years. I'd definately reccomend these speakers to anyone looking for some inexpensive speakers for thier system.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   McDuff's



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mark Quandahl a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2001

Bottom Line:   
These speakers are perfect for what i wanted to use them for. I placed them in my sun porch and the double as an out door/patio speaker when I'm entertaining. Even though they are approx 10 years old they still sound great for the money as do my 901's seriesII's do after 25+ years. For all you Bose bashers, just remember, you get what you pay for.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   friend



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Charles a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I picked these up a few years ago and was pretty happy with them. My wife bought me a pair of Infinity RS-200.1's to use as surrounds a few months later and after listening to them, the Bose speakers were relegated to that task. They're not bad at all for $100 a pair, but I don't think I would have bought them if I had looked around a bit more.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Bose Outlet




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