Summary: If you are shopping for the Bose 901 VI, the first thing to concider is if you can properly place these loudspeakers. The PDF manual is available at Bose.com. To sum it up, you need an available flat wall for the 16 rear speakers to reflect off of, while keeping them 8-18" away from that wall. They should also be positioned away from the corners so that the outer speakers do not point toward room corners.
Brought back memories from my IVs.Extraordinary power handling & sound.
3 November 2014
Summary: Extraordinary power handling & sound quality.They sounded better when I hung them from ceiling. I'm powering them with a Samson Servo 550 w/Denon Receiver using SBL & SBR preouts . I ordered a second Servo 550 so I can bridge them one per channel. These 901s are power hungry. One Servo 550 does not get no where near these speaker's potential.
Bose 901 & Harmon Kardon 3490 a Great Combination!
Richard K. Cronk, Amazon
14 October 2014
Summary: I lucked into a pair of Series I 901s in 1974 and added a pair of Series IV some years later, at times hooked up as a 4 banger. I wore them all out and got the latest series last October. It is driven with a Harmon Kardon MK 3490 stereo receiver that does it all nicely in a 15" X 15" sitting room (no video monitor). I would love to crank these up in a barn!
Summary: [Please note that these speakers have not been "discontinued by manufacturer." Actually, they have only been modified to meet EU legal requirements. The later models are sometimes (not always) called Series 2 - I have also posted this review under the Series 2 thread.] Our perception of sound, by definition, is subjective.
Summary: Our perception of sound, by definition, is subjective. What I hear when I listen to recorded music is dependent, not only upon my audio equipment, but also upon the recording, the acoustics of my listening room, and of course my hearing. There is thus no "may" in whether your mileage may vary, it will vary.
Summary: This speakers are amazed. The sound fill all my living room. I had to buy a good subwoofer too but then the combination was perfect. I was trying to find speakers that sound as the 80 , when were handmade done, and wood cabinet was the king , and I think I found it. Now , all new speakers system are plastic , and sound is really poor in terms of quality and bass.
Summary: I am only going to say that you need to make sure your receiver is compatible with the Bose EQ. I have a Denon 2805 Surround Receiver and there is no way to hook the EQ up. I have listened to these speakers before and I have always fallen in to that category were I know what I want, but I buy the cool looking Speaker that is set up perfectly in a sound room. I cant tell you how many sets I have been through.
Summary: I purchased a set of 901 series V's in college and was able to upgrade to Series VI's about 10 years later. I have had those Series VI's for over 10 years now. They have a sound that an audiophile can appreciate. The tone is true and clean. They handle any power you can pump to them. The only negative is that under-powering Bose results in sub-par sound. To me that has never been an issue. Many reviews complain of less than ideal Bass.