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★★☆☆☆

“My wife recieved a mail out for this thing, and...”

Written on: 25/07/2003 by Timmoss. (1 review written)

Good Points
Small, looks good

Bad Points
Sound quality, Price, poor value for money.

General Comments
My wife recieved a mail out for this thing, and decided to relegate the HiFi to the loft in order to tidy up the sitting room. The Bose arrived and sits in the sitting room looking tidy (the room does look a lot better. But the promises of beautiful clear sound have deffinately not been realised. The bass is muddy and one-note in character, the top end is hard and there is little depth to the sound, acoustic, single instrument recording such as solo piano or harp are listenable, but recordings such as The Orbs Little Fluffy Clouds and The Verves Weeping Willow where the bass either plays the melody or is used as a pad sound awful, it would be nice if Bose made a provision for turning off the loudness control they have buit in.

To be fair, for its size it is quite impressive, and it makes a very nice clock radio, but it is no substitute for a similarly priced HiFi system. I definately do not recommend this thing.