Summary: I recently purchased a pair of Bose 901s and use them with a Harmon Kardon 3490, Audio Technica Record Player and an Apple Airport Express. The set up was very simple, and the sound has been simply marvelous. I don't have a particularly acoustic room, and the back of the speakers actually face glass. Even so, the music is truly beautiful - especially so when you listen to classical music or jazz. I would strongly recommend these speakers!
Summary: I bought a pair of 901s back in the late 70s. I had the perfect room configuration for them (rectangular, with hard surfaces except for carpeted floor), and I suspended them from the ceiling. They were, without a doubt, the best sounding speakers I have ever owned. Those who have seen the movie classic "2001, A Space Odyssey" will remember the score from Richard Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra".
Summary: I don't know why I checked out the 901's on Amazon. Maybe mindless window shopping, or maybe I was impelled by the recent passing on Amar Bose. After all, this was his company's first major product. I bought a pair of 901's in 1983. This was to celebrate finally making real money and discovering the freedom of having real discretionary income. Over the years, the 901's have been hooked up to a variety of high-end amps. Always in a basic, vanilla stereo hook-up.
Summary: Amazing little speakers. I can hear things that I couldn't on my old speakers. I've had a lot of different speakers in the past years. These Bose have a unique sound. They lack the deep bass which can be obtained with the use of a separate sub woofer if your listening style requires that extra punch. The clarity on these are amazing. I can hear the bass guitarist sliding their fingers on the strings and the vocalist take a breath before the next line.
Summary: Love the sound and t6one for some of my music. I've been enjoying since I received these speakers. Old school rocks!!!! you'll need to look at special needs to run these speakers but I found that point no big deal.
Good sound on high treble and mid bass speakers. Not good for deep bass.
11 April 2013
Summary: Great sound like what you expected from Bose System. Pricey. Do not have a deeper bass as expected from small speakers. Need additional power Subwoofer to make the system complete. Very good in high treble and mid bass with the Active Equalizer that comes with it. Need facing walls for the speakers to sound good.
Summary: These speakers have been roundly panned by at least fifteen audiophile magazines for over thirty years. They famously lost a lawsuit in the Supreme Court to Consumer Reports. Their bass and treble frequencies are artificially boosted, their imaging is non-existant, and their annoying resonances at particular frequencies are the stuff of legend. If critical listening isn't your thing why on earth would you shell out this kind of money?