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Old 27th February 2008, 10:44   #1
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Hello guys,

My uncle wants to buy a portable speaker stand for his IPod. And he is very keen on Bose. (SoundDock™ Portable Digital Music System)

BOSE INDIA

This costs 25k from the showroom. He said he is able to get it for 21k in the grey market in Bangalore.He wanted me to enquire if it is available in the Chennai grey market.

Now, 2 questions:
  1. Is Bose the best when in comes to IPod compatible portable sound systems? Are there any alternatives?
  2. Do you know where I can this for less than 20k in the grey market in Chennai? (Reliable place because I dont want him to be duped after paying 20k and also because we have been duped once in the grey market)
Appreciate your early advice, which we really need.

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Altec Lansing iM7 is a good alternative - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ing-india.html (Incompetent Altec Lansing India)

Bose sounddock is priced 25K now!!! About 3 months back it was 18K.
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Audio Engine A5 is the best currently available. Avoid Bose at all costs.

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Old 27th February 2008, 11:29   #4
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Go for Harman Kardon Ipod dock. They are much more superior than BOSE.
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Old 27th February 2008, 11:33   #5
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There is a new Denon S52 (Wireless Network music system) - but expensive at 47.9K
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Go for Harman Kardon Ipod dock. They are much more superior than BOSE.
I recently bought this one and it rocks. Don't even look towards anything named Bose...
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altec lansing IM7 is the best ive heard. lots of bass too.
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Altec Lansing iM7 is a good alternative - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ing-india.html (Incompetent Altec Lansing India)

Bose sounddock is priced 25K now!!! About 3 months back it was 18K.
I would like to avoid Altec Lansing after the bad reviews here and elsewhere.

This is the portable one The non-portable one costs 17.5k. Are you sure youre notmixing up the two?

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Thanks for the suggestion ROC. But I have a few questions.

Where do I get them? Any owner reviews? What about their *** and warranty? How much do they cost?

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Go for Harman Kardon Ipod dock. They are much more superior than BOSE.
Where do I get them LBM? Do you have price, *** warranty details as well?

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There is a new Denon S52 (Wireless Network music system) - but expensive at 47.9K
Is it portable?

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I recently bought this one and it rocks. Don't even look towards anything named Bose...
Do you have some more details appuchan?
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altec lansing IM7 is the best ive heard. lots of bass too.
How much is it? Is it portable?

Where can I get it in Bangalore\Chennai?
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I recently bought this one and it rocks. Don't even look towards anything named Bose...
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Go for Harman Kardon Ipod dock. They are much more superior than BOSE.
harman/kardon Home Systems | The Bridge - iPod Docking Station | FXAudio

Is it this one? What is the price?

There is no dealer for Chennai\Blore as per the site.
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FXAudio | Dealer Locator for JBL - harman/kardon - Infinity - Denon ProDJ in India
There is a dealer in Bangalore. Is FXaudio owned by Sam Kapasi by any chance???
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FXAudio | Dealer Locator for JBL - harman/kardon - Infinity - Denon ProDJ in India
There is a dealer in Bangalore. Is FXaudio owned by Sam Kapasi by any chance???
It is not owned by Sam Bhai but it is managed by him.
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It is not owned by Sam Bhai but it is managed by him.
Oh great. Can you tell me how much this costs please?

harman/kardon
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Go for Harman Kardon Ipod dock. They are much more superior than BOSE.
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altec lansing IM7 is the best ive heard. lots of bass too.
The Go+Play (Harman) and IM7 have distinctly different sonic signatures. My son (listens to Black Eyed Peas, 50 cent, 2 pac etc..) prefers the IM7 (which has more bass) my wife (listens to Miles Davis, Ertha Kitt, Oscar Peterson etc..) prefers the (what she considers "more balanced sound" of the) Go+Play.

The IM7 has bass and treble controls the Go+Play does not
The Go+Play has a RF remote control the IM7's (atleast the older version my son have) is IR.

The IM7 is nice for kids as the ipod is safely docked inside. The Go+Play has a nicer handle and is lighter.

We have had the IM7 for about 2 (early 2006) years and the Go+play for under 1 year (mid 2007). The later version of the IM7 has Video outputs as well.

In our house both are used everyday and we have had not service issues.

Pick your poison.
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This one

harman/kardon Multimedia | Go + Play | FXAudio
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