Very pleased with this purchase of Bose Series V speakers
9 November 2013
Summary: Bought these speakers because I had a pair of series iv back in early 80's and absolutely loved them.I was in colo. in the army and had an old Yamaha wood case receiver that had plenty of power to push them. Was on the second floor playing a clip of a helicopter and people outside were looking around for the helicopter. LOL. I now have them paired with an older set of Pioneer CS-903's that have plenty of bottom end and everything sounds awesome.
Summary: It provides excellent sound as it is expected from a Bose. This is a US version, but I'm using it in Europe, and the only problem with it is that the FM radio can be tuned only to every even hundreds of kHz, e.g only to for ex. 107,5 or 107,7MHz. The radio stations in Europe are on every hundreds of kHz, so I cannot tune to my favourite channel which is on 107.8MHz...
Summary: these are quite honestly like nothing i have ever heard !and i have heard a few serious systems (mobile and home). the 901 for those who don't know , has 9 - 4.5 inch full range drivers in each cabinet. 8 fire at the wall behind and number 9 plays to the listener from the front .the bass , the quality, and the over all quanity of sound is truly amazing. the drivers being 4.5 inch makes for lightning fast and ultra clean response .
Summary: I have several Bose 802 speakers and needed 3 replacement drivers. I read in several reviews that the speakers in the 901 and 802 are identicle 4 1/2" and can used in both. I purchased the 901 thinking they were replacements but could not use them because the 901 are square and the 802 are triangular. Not the sellers fault. I should have researched it more than I did.