Summary: Ok folks. I never do this. But in the age of information I do seek as much as I can before I make a "major " purchase. I bought a pair of 901's in the early 80's,connected them to a Carver and abused them for the next 20 years.They truly are indestructible. I grew older and the need for the sheer force of these speakers gave way to many other things. So I bought a Krell 300I and some Theil 2.2s and tried to become an Audio snob.
Summary: I purchased my Bose 901 Series V Speakers while I was overseas in the military in 1983. I was stationed in the Philippines at that time, I then was stationed in England where I completed the stereo system I still have today. Needless to say these speakers have endured several moves and continue to be the most unbelievable home speaker I have ever heard. First let me say I purchased these speakers because I was told that the speakers had an unlimited max power rating.
Summary: I could say that they are "real loud" but that's only half the story. They have the ability to reproduce music at very high sound levels but sound very real, as well... Although I still have the speakers, I have down graded to partnering them with a mere 100W per channel reciever. Long ago, while living alone, I had procured a QSC professional grade amplifier rated at 325w per channel. My friend, through sheer coincidence, had the exact same model.
Summary: First I never write reviews and one who just read and make design changes and thats that. The 901s are incredible period. I hated these speakers for years since 1978. Than I bought a pair in 2009. They are unbelievable. Any music come out perfect. I own Klipsch ,B&O and ESS just to name a few. The 901's hold their own. The bass is there even with out correct placement with a eq, Highs are rolled off crisp. I was a Bose hater to the max but to own them is to love them.
It was and still ongoing traumatic experience from hell
11 August 2010
Summary: these speakers arrived in one box, all ripped and deformed to my sheer horror. how could anyone with a brain pack two 35 lbs. 901 speakers into one package without reinforcement insulation, was beyond my logical comprehension. then i reported the damaged items immediately to both the seller and UPS. damaged items was picked up for damage claims within 2 days, but seller now singing a different tune regarding a fast refund.
Bose 901 series VI: the latest of this Stereo Speaker
11 July 2010
Summary: The Bose 901 Series VI Direct Reflecting Stereo Loudspeaker System is the latest of this famous system. I bought it for the same reason that I bought my first one forty years ago in 1970 which was the original Bose 901 and which was subsequently labeled the Bose 901 series 1. Additionally , I found a virtually brand new and unused set on ebay for a very attractive reduce price.
Summary: I don't own these speakers as I found them unsatisfactory. The sound they produce is loud broad and very VERY warm. In fact if anyone is curious as to how a speaker can sound warm, these are the epitome. Having said that, the bass is strong but not distinct. It isn't tight, and offers very little punch. Also each speaker consists of 1 rear firing sub and a bundle of full range drivers.
Summary: I was very pleased with the sound quality and appearance of the equipement. The sound quality in this equipement is exceptional when connected correctly to equipment with the proper power output. I was pleasantly surprised with the construction quality of the items and the performance.