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Old 4th January 2009, 13:58   #1
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Talking Bose ICE systems

Bose is making ICE for the Ferraris!
To be precise - Ferrari 612 Scaglietti



Its called the Bose Media System, and the unit has everything from a 30-gigabyte hard drive to store 200 CDs to proximity detectors to sense when you reach for the control knobs.







In India, I think only the customized Maybachs and Audi's have them.

So one more item in my never ending wish list.
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Old 4th January 2009, 16:26   #2
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Pretty commonplace features. One is taken in, like the ploy is meant to, by the packaging and the brand names. At least one HU (I forget whether it is a JVC or Clarion or Kenwood model) has the proximity sensing to turn on the panel illumination, which otherwise stays dark.
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Old 4th January 2009, 16:36   #3
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So do these kind of systems have active Infra red on all the time?
Yes- what you said is true- It's just because bose systems have been always expensive and seemingly not that reachable for me- just because I wouldn't blow up that much money on electronics - but then that again was prior to marriage- now my biggest supporter in the electronics purchase front is my wife - who believes- is you wish it- buy it without regrets!. If it's bad- get over it!

I'm definitely going to take her for an eclipse high end audition

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its quite an old concept! i remember, my home philips system in 98-99 had a proximity sensor where everytime you moved you hand towards the volume knob, it would hydraulically come out so as to be able to hold it! quite a flop thing and a total gimmick
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At least one HU (I forget whether it is a JVC or Clarion or Kenwood model) has the proximity sensing to turn on the panel illumination, which otherwise stays dark.
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its quite an old concept! i remember, my home philips system in 98-99 had a proximity sensor where everytime you moved you hand towards the volume knob, it would hydraulically come out so as to be able to hold it! quite a flop thing and a total gimmick
Would doubt any hydraulic role in that, doc sahab.
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sorry i meant, in a damped manner. must be a small electronic motor :-p
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Question External media control

hey- some of the car HU's come with 'External Media Control' as their USP.
What exactly is it?- something hi-fi? or just another fancy term for the old Remote control?
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'External Media Control' sounds like a sophisticated way of saying 'can control an iPod' or other PMPs that have a serial port protocol for device control. From the iPod p-o-v it IS remote control - even the protocol is called that.
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what aboutt bose speakers in Mercs ?? any idea.
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Talking Cheap and easy Bose for your car!

Excuse if .

Bose 201s make good sense as rear speakers; they come @ less than Rs5000 second-hand and is almost always available. They are currently at series V, older 3 and 4 series would be ideal and should make a better sounding alternative to the usual 3 way ovals.

I had a pair installed in my Omni some 12 years back and it sounded good when played from a Sony HU, a small amp would have got them to sound better.

PS : I consider BOSE crap for home audio ( where the company thinks they belong), but they seem to make sense in cars where space is premium and hifi sound not.

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Mercedes S & E classes abroad come with Bose speakers as stock - that much I am sure of!.

I am not sure about the Indian Mercs, In India, I don't think any manufacturer comes out with Bose speakers even in premium segment.
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heard the 10 speaker (i think maybe 12) bose system in my friends a6. nothing great really.
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Nissan stock ICE is BOSE in the middle east atleast
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