My audio experience has spanned 3 decades & my system is phenominal !!!!!!
5 September 2012
Summary: I own two pair of Bose 901 Series VI speakers. I run 4-12" subwoofers at 100hz on down and run the 901's at 100hz and above. Considering their size, there is no other speaker that can compare with the output that Bose 901's have. I wire each pair of 901's in parallel and use a Peavey IPR 3000 amp (with built in 100 HZ crossovers) at approx 840 watts per pair of 901's.
Summary: I see alot of comments that only mid range can be reproduced by 901's. If you find yourself in this conundrum (i didn't say i could spell), #1 901s require the equalizer to operate properly, #2 you have to be intelligent enough to adjust the equalizer properly #3 901s have certain placement requirements to get the full benefit from these fabulos speaker system.
Summary: It's been 20+ years that I took home a pair of 901s on a week's approval. First let me state a few facts: I listen almost exclusively to classical music, had an inexpensive amp although I rarely listen to music louder than a moderate level (9 to 10 o'clock volume position) and they were in a small room (roughly 1300 cubic feet) with a very low ceiling.
Summary: bought 901-3's from a local big box store in 1971. never heard of the brand, but my ar-3's were worn out, and brubeck must be served. the bose and ohm speakers were the only ones to stand out in demo rooms full bland-ness. wrote a check fast. [ used dynaco pat5 and stereo 150 preamp/amp with rek-o-kut turntable, gray arm, and assorted shure and empire pickups.] contentment reigned. wish now i had not sold those classics.
Summary: I bought my 901s in 1985. I was told that when first buying stereo equipment to buy any tuner but get the speakers that you want. so i bought a sansui outfit along with the 901s. i have since upgraded to all onkyo but still have the 901s i bought 27 years ago and they never ever cease to amaze me at the quality of the sound reproduction i am getting. it is like every thing else, people have their own opinions.
These speakers are awesome!!! They unsurpassed for audio entertainment.
7 July 2012
Summary: I bought this item because I possessed the other sets of Bose 901 speakers in the past. the biggest set back is hooking up the Bose equalizer. It is very difficult to connect it properly. However there they unsurpassed to any other speaker performance. I would recommend these speakers to anyone.have a Bose expert connect to your audio system to obtain maximum performance of the fantastic speakers.
Summary: It is true what some say, these are not for everyone, and room layout is important. Also, you need the right amplifier to get the best out of them. But they are THE speaker to build your system around. Not only do they sound great, they are almost indestructible. Almost... I bought my 901s in the early 80's from a now defunct appliance superstore for a price close to what they go for now.
Summary: my belief is that the whole deal with this enduring design is the lack of a crossover network, which eliminates the blurring of sound which can occur in the most critical part of the audio spectrum, the midrange. its that simple. yes, the eq adds phase problems, but the lack of a crossover is a first order effect, relative to the more subtle effect of the skewed phase relationships caused by the equalization. there, i said it...
Summary: In 1988, I sold my Bose® 501 speakers in order to help purchase a pair of Bose® 901 Direct/Reflecting® speakers at Ollie Fretter's in Troy, MI. I got them on sale for $1,100.00 and the salesman said that if I bought them that day, he would also throw in the pedestals--how could I refuse? This was in 1988, so back then I was paying quite a premium price.
Summary: Pros:Are capable of great bass and OK treble when powered with the right equipment.Can handle lots of power. Tough and long lasting. Cons:Material components need to be upgraded to be legit for the 21st century - I mean paper cones - Come on!That's so old tech. Still inefficient. Need the right equipment to bring out the best. I originally purchased a pair of 901 series II in college and had an underpowered amp (40 watts RMS per channel). They killed the amp quickly.