I too, used to own bose, back when I did not know any better. It was a pair of their original 10.2's. I thought they were the schiznet when I bought them (used) in 1989 for $400. They were some of their best speakers, each one weighed 70 (!) pounds. They served a purpose, and were efficient, only needed a few watts, and thus a cheapie receiver would do.
Once I got back into DIY did I realize how much they sucked. And did they ever. Holes in the spectrum that no eq could fill. They sat in my garage for years, and once I got curious to see what made them tick. They used actual speaker voice coils in their crossovers for inductors. *Really* thin wire in those. Current limiting via a light bulb.
Best part: Years later I put them up for sale, and got about what I paid for them.
I have no idea how I found this thread or even read it, but there you go!
Lot's of low rent stuff stacked up into a medium rent pile.