Is L1 Module 2 an overkill for an HDTV in the family room?
A friend of ours has the Bose L1 Mod 1 system. He would go to other friends' houses to set it up for parties where karaoke would be in play OR small live bands (guitar, drum, keyboard, 2 mics) would be performing for guests to sing. The sound is awesome! I've always love Bose speakers. When asked if I should get this for my house, he enthusiastically recommended it, but pointed out that I should invest in the updated Bose L1 Mod 2 system. After the initial sticker shock, I was able to find several "somewhat reasonably priced" used L1 Mod 2. The concern that I have is that, would this system be an overkill if the primary reason why I am getting it is hook it up to my bigscreen TV? Sure, we might host the occasional party where there would be a live band performing and I think this would be a great use for the system. I am even thinking about getting a capable receiver and 2 mic setup for at-home karaoking, so this system might have secondary use. But for day-to-day TV viewing, would this be a wise investment (even used systems are starting around $1,500)? Should I just get a traditional surround sound system and just borrow my friend's equipment for parties?