Summary: I owned a pair of 901s in the early 80s, they are excellent speakers in term of dynamics and their ability to fill a room with sound. Back then I used Phase Linear equipment to drive them. Phase Linear was designed by Bob Carver and were considered entry level high end at the time. Paired up with the 901s they produce some of my best memories of music. As I grew older and purchased a home with an open floor plan their limitations started to become more apparent.
Summary: After reading some of these reviews I have to put my three cents in being a long time Bose owner. I first bought my 901s series IV in 1982 at anover seas Exchange for under $ 800 new, which I power with some Marantz Esotec amps which put out about 150 rms. I still have that system to this very day.(yes I gone through the re- foaming routine) I think I payed $20 for the refoam kit back in the early nintys and it took about 8 hours.
Summary: Bose 901 VI have been on the market for quite some time know. We read good and bad reviews. But I guess it's a question of many aspects that influence in every each individual opinion. These speakers are very boomy. Of course if you go to a jazz concert and listen to the digital drums. The moment that they step on the boom, you can feel it. Same with Bose 901. You can feel the music. Especially if you are running 250 watts RMS. The equalizer should be upgraded.
Summary: I'll admit that I'm a Bose fan. After more than 20 years of enjoying my 901 Series V's I think I'm hooked. I have moved these things all over the world and replaced amplifiers twice. I now drive them with a Sony STR DE-875. Don't ask me how but I did manage to wire the Bose equalizer through a tape circuit so all works well eventhough the Sony receiver is supposed to be a home theater system.
Summary: I actually own Bose 301 speakers and they are 5 star why do people scoff 901 speakers because of their technology are you a dumbass? the sound matters and they combline direct reflect and acousticwave tech. I am 19 and my father has owned an Acoustic wave since 1993 in 2007 several years later and this goes for every year has sounded just as good as the day he bought it. The base is loud and you can barely hear yourself talk at volume 4 on the 85 watt system.
Summary: Purchased Series III in 1977 and was happy with them until surrounds disintegrated in 1999 - Bose swapped them for a Series VI. At that time I spent a year listening to other speakers and components and finally settled on some PMC FB1s (which have since been upgraded with the 1+ tweeter and accompanying crossovers and insulation). I gave the VIs to my sister and helped her set them up in her family room. I love my FB1s but I did love the old 901s, too.
Summary: These speakers are exellent if they are properly placed and amplified.Room acoustic is also very inported.In first time i use integrated amplifier with 2x100w rms and i was unsatisfy with sound at higher volume levels.After that I by old Rotel RB-5000 power amplifier with 2x500w rms and the sound was fantastic! I want to recomande these speakers to everybody, in first place people in USA becouse these speakers cost in Europe more than 3000 $!!!
Summary: These speakers are dificult to drive with low powered amplifier. They need amplifier with minimum 250-300w rms to give full potentional.In first time i drive him with Sony receiver str-da 1000 es with 2 x 100w and i was ansutisfy, expesaculy at higher volume levels.After that i by old Rotel rb-5000 power amplifier with 2 x 500w and result was fantastic!
Summary: I did have a pair of DALI-IV and the foams were damaged. So I was looking for a pair of speakers and come across the BOSE 901(IV). I got to say I was first attracted to it because of the unique design. As I do more researchs and reading regarding to the design - It sounded good - So I bought an old pair from the trading post.