Reviews and Problems with Bose 301 DIRECT/REFLECTING speakers
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Value for money 8
Josh Burkett a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
11 December 2010
Summary: fyi...these are the 2010 model. I guess I am another one of those guys who never really paid attention to the bose products. My father purchased the acoustimas 10 system around 1 year ago and was very happy with it. I thought it sounded 'ok' for a small system, but was not overly impressed.
Summary: Back when I was on a budget - 1987 or so - I purchased these speakers - paired with the best reciever I could afford at the time. My DG Berlin Philharmonic with Karajan conducting Holst or Beethoven sounded amazing, as did well produced pop fare like Crowded House.
Summary: I bought my pair of bose 301´s back in 1976 together with a HK 330B and a Thoréns record player. I was one of the first who bought them in Sweden. The HK has done it so now I'm looking for a new amp for my speakers. I'll never get rid of them. Need I say more??
Summary: I cannot for the life of me understand why it's become a national passtime to roast these speakers. In this site, folks talk of old technologytweeters, cheap electronics and poor stereo imaging. The are missing the point comeplely.
Summary: I purchased the BOSE 301's V in aproximately 3 years ago to complete a 5.1 surround system using the previous Bose 301 model for surrounds. In spite of the salesma's insistance that the bass is improved in the latest version, I conclude otherwise.
Summary: I bought my 301s in 1978 and owned them for about ten years. They were a good pair of entry level speakers for a budding audio nut. They had a full spacious sound, and nobody who ever visited my living room ever had a negative comment on the sound.
Summary: These Bose 301 Series V speakers have an expansive, full sound that makes the individual speakers seem to disappear. This feature, found in the highest quality speakers, comes at a tradeoff - namely poorer stereo imaging than many bookshelf speakers.
Summary: I am a professional classical musician and teacher, and I recommend the Bose 301 speakers for classical music. I am aware that few in this forum have made this kind of recommendation, but I think they simulate a concert hall experience pretty well.
Summary: have a pair of series 2. about 1986ish? had them 10 yrs. been very pleased with the all around sound. clean highs and nice mid. good bass for a 8 in. driver. these are over 15 yrs. old and still going strong. foam is fine. sound as good today as when i first got them.
Summary: Wow! Most of these posts are totally full of it! Thank you to all the posts who like to brag about spending over $1000 on something besides a house, car, or engagement ring. And then get all pissy about a $318 pair of speakers that many people happen to enjoy.