Summary: These speakers love power, the more the better. I drive them with two Parasound A21 rigged as monoblocks, 750 watts each. If you can afford the amp power, you will be rewarded with outstanding sound. Go by the book as far as placement, but experiment, use your imagination, there are other options depending on your room dimensions.
Summary: I may have to get a new pair again. A couple helpful tips to mention from an electronics standpoint that would help clear up some of the voodoo about the 901s: Yes, they love power, and for best results give it to them. These things have 9 decent sized magnet/armature structures per speaker.
Summary: These speakers are not functional with todays home entertainment systems (5,7 or more channel amplifiers). There are only maybe a couple of amplifiers you can buy at extreme costs that you can play these speakers through as most amplifiers do not have the right connection for the Bose 901 set up. In other words you can only use a STEREO 2 channel system with these speakers and even there you have to have the right kind of amplifier to play them.
Bose 901 Direct/Reflecting speaker system- black ash
charles brobbey, Amazon
18 January 2013
Summary: product received in good condition. I am happy with how it works. chances of recommending this product to family and friends is 100%. first row electronics also did a good job with the entire process and i'm satisfied with their conduct and thumbs up to you all
Summary: I bought a pair of these back in the mid 90's before I had an opportunity to experience true high fidelity. I had purchased a pair of Bose 301's years earlier and thought they sounded good. The foam speaker surrounds rotted away after a decade so they didn't last all that long. I also bought a pair of Bose 501's and they too suffered from foam surround rot.
Summary: Ok so I haven't bought new speakers since 1988. That was when I was stationed in Germany in the Army the first time. I could not afford these back then. I bought some Klipsch KG4's which I still have (blown horns). So instead of new, I found a guy who was going back to the states and bought his 901 Series Ones from him, and fell in love.
Summary: let me tell you about my 901's I will agree.. 901's are not for everybody ... I love them.. my neighbors and pretty much the whole neighborhood might have a different opinion. FEED THEM POWER... ever wonder what would happen if you hooked them up to a pair of adcom amps running in mono sending 400 watts at 8 ohms to each ??? (mine are hung 36" from ceiling by chains and I use and big old monster cable about 8awg)... I added some subs to help with the low end..
Summary: I have bose 901 for some time. I heard good things about bose 901 before I decide to have a pair for myself. 901 worked ok with stereo era with limited dynamic range and with 2 channel huge output (200w or more) power amps to drive them. Now my Denon 7.1 HDMI receiver does not have main amp inputs to connect bose equalizer to compensate mono tonic nature of bose 901. It is almost torture to use bose 901 without the bose EQ.
Summary: I own the Bose 901 Speakers. The biggest problem will be finding a Compatible Home Theater Receiver, They are rare because of the required Pre-amp in/out required for the bose active equaliser. If you do find one from Bose® Corporation List, Last Updated November 29th, 2006. The cost of a receiver capable of powering the speakers is more than the cost of the 901 set. You need to do your research before you buy.