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Bose Acoustimass 16
8 Reviews
rating  3.88 of 5
MSRP  1349.95
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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John Kennedy a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2012

Bottom Line:   
Terible sound!
I highly recomend not spending $1,000.00 or more for a piece of crap speaker that sounds like an old lady yelling at me. Dont buy this or your money goes down the toilet!
This is why it sound terible...
1. Not clear
2. Its only loud because of so much static
3. It cracks too much
4. The name is retarded
If you want good speakers get Klipsch or any other Klipsch brand, Yamaha, Pioneer, or Polk Audio. Now have a great day everyone!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Wa a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2011

Bottom Line:   
very very good speakers,the tiny cubes go from 1khz to 8khz and the module from 20hz to 1khz so all you need to do is just add a tweeter pumping from 8khz to 20khz and all you'll need is a powerful receiver and a bowl of popcorn,sit back and enjoy!!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ziaphile a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I am a serious audiophile, I recently purchased a Bose AM16. Here is a very accurate & unbiased experience.
The size & configuration are good. It is an excellent subwoofer giving a very low down, accurate, un directional & bass with no driver fatigu fit for music & movies. The cubes are a real compromise lacking in the high frequency & low mid frequence response but above average performance in terms of the size & placing versatility.
A graphic equalizer can be used to improve the situation if you are music listener, specially Jazz.
These speakers are not meant for serious music experience but does justice to movie watching.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by beasty1976 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Best Surround set ever!
Great sound! Perfect for movies and also ideal for music.
The Bose set produces a very warm sound en can blast every simelar set away.
I use this set in combination with a Denon avr3806 and a Denon 3910 dvd player, take you're time to adjust all the settings, tis is very important, if not done well the sound will be very, I mean very very poor! The active subwoofer is powerfull, the bass settings on my receiver are set to -4, otherwise my house is shaking when put on in high volume.

I can recomend this set to everyone, the sound is great and the desing is superb, I'm shure you can find better sound for 1900Euro, but I'm not willing to mess up my interiour by some big fat speakers.

I find it very strange that people wright bad reviews for this system, I think they never have seen/hear them or they probebly connect them on a very bad receiver... don't forget, there are people who say everything is bad they can't pay!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jack Trotter a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Buyer Beware the "bass" module only goes down to 46Hz (most less expensive speaker systems will go down to 29 or 30Hz such as the Energy Take 5.2 and even cheap Paradigm speaker packages). The Bose Bass module reaches up to 200Hz. Here is where the problem begins... The little cube speakers go down to 280Hz. So you are missing sound from 200Hz to 280Hz. If you listen to music or use these for Home theater, then you will be missing a pretty important part of the sound spectrum. But wait! That's not it! The cube speakers only go up to 13KHz (Human hearing can reach 20KHz). Bose has decided for you that anything above 13Khz is not important. Well, like I said before... If you use these for music or Home Theater you will be missing a lot. Unbelievable! Due to the system's internal crossover, there is an audible gap from 200Hz to 280Hz and from 13KHz to 20Khz. THAT MEANS ONLY 66% OF THE ACTUAL RECORDING OR MOVIE IS BEING PLAYED BACK TO YOU!! This is the most outrageously overpriced speaker system I have ever heard. Please do yourself a favor and go listen to other products. If you can't go to a decent audio store to audition speakers and your ONLY option is Best Buy or Circuit City, then spend less money and get the Athena speakers or JBL speakers or Klipsch speakers. Much better options (not available at chain stores yet they are probably available at a decent audio shop near you) would be speaker offerings from Energy, Paradigm, Gallo(very small speakers but impressive sound), B&W... and great bargains on terrific subwoofers can be found if you look at SVS or HSU subwoofers (not extremely expensive but great bang for the buck). Ask yourself this? Who told you Bose makes great speakers? Radio Commercial? (paid for by Bose) Magazine Advertisement? (paid for by Bose) Infomercial??? A person who owns Bose and has never ventured outside of Sam's Club or Best Buy to listen to speakers? Please, before spending your hard earned money, do some research on these speakers. Search the message boards at audio websites such as Audiogon, Audio Asylum, Sound and Vision, AVS forum, etc. etc. I don't expect everyone to take my word as Golden and I completely understand. Just do some research about these speakers!!! I probably can't post links but this will get you started... look for discussion forums at Web sites such as Audiogon, Audio Asylum, Sound and Vision Mag, and AVS forum.

Read up yourself, this is more overpriced, underperforming garbage from BOSE.

http://www.intellexual.net/bose.html

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy




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