Summary: OK, I'm going to give my view. I've ready many owner and expert reviews on many speakers (901, B&W, MBL, etc). I've listened to many, many "high end speakers". Out of about 5 years of effort, I found one consistent truth. Each lisener has his/hers own subjective preferences.
Summary: Hi Folks: Well I thought I would weigh in. I had a pair of series II's for about 25 years and enjoyed them everytime I listened to them. I got a pair of VI's a couple years ago and sold my II's to a friend along with The Carver Receiver. He loves them.
Summary: I have a set of Joseph Audio Infinite Slopes...series II. They crank...so do my Bose 901's! All this crap about how Bose 901's are junk....I think these guys either can't afford a good set, or don't have the right spot to place them....like appartment...........BIG PROBLEM..
Summary: I purchased a used set of 901SeriesVI with stands and equalizer for $600 and have been using them for 9 months. My room is LARGE at 1850 square feet. This room has unusuallly good acoustic properties. I am driving these speakers with 120 watt Sherwood and SVS dual firing sub.
Summary: These are good speakers. No doubt. But way overpriced and over rated. Sorry Dr. Bose. I've owned Bose products and yes they are good, just over priced. For the money, you can do alot better and save some $$$. Just do a little homework.
Summary: The 901 always seems to generate interesting comments. Occasionally some of them reveal the writers as wrong on facts which casts doubt on their more subjective conclusions. The reviewer below believes the 901's have spring connectors and that is just factually wrong.
Summary: Let me begin with three things, that have any relevance in a review. 1. The ‘biological condition’ of the reviewer’s ears. I think we’d all agree we each have different hearing abilities, based on biological and genetic conditions.
Summary: Still not bored with them yet. I've had my 901's for about... seven or eight years and they're still my babies. I have the shiney black one's by the way, I'm special. It is true that these speakers crave wattage, I couldn't beleive what difference it made going from 100 watts to 250.