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http://www.tonepublications.com/revi...-the-bose-901/

"The Bose 901s are equally highly musical and easy to listen to for hours without fatigue, characteristics many other speakers fail to deliver. Indeed, my audiophile buddies that I bribed into my listening room with IPAs are still shocked at just how good the 901s sound. As my wife likes to say, What if Bigfoot is really a nice guy? Consider this myth busted.

To make this conclusion as perfectly clear as possible and stave off any confusion: A handful of speakers in the $1,400 range reproduce music more accurately than the Bose 901. Butand like Pee Wee Herman likes to say, Everyone has a big butthe 901 gets the essence of the music right. The crossoverless design does a fantastic job with pace, which is what always draws me to single-driver and full-range electrostatic designs.

The ease with which it yields solid results makes the Bose 901 very attractive to both the normal music lover and budding audiophile. Mix the Bose 901s, a $150 vintage receiver, and an iPod, and you've created a rocking system. Add a better source and substitute a great tube integrated, and you'll be shocked at how musicality of the combination.

Yes, every speaker design involves compromise. Considering that this model is aimed more at the mass market than the audiophile, the 901s possess more than enough virtue to be considered an excellent value. They are certainly one of the most fun speakers I've had the pleasure to hear. Isn't that what this is all supposed to be about?"

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This looks like an advertisement to me; is this the advertising area?



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"The Bose 901s are equally highly musical and easy to listen to for hours without fatigue, characteristics many other speakers fail to deliver. Indeed, my audiophile buddies that I bribed into my listening room with IPAs are still shocked at just how good the 901s sound. As my wife likes to say, What if Bigfoot is really a nice guy? Consider this myth busted.

To make this conclusion as perfectly clear as possible and stave off any confusion: A handful of speakers in the $1,400 range reproduce music more accurately than the Bose 901. Butand like Pee Wee Herman likes to say, Everyone has a big butthe 901 gets the essence of the music right. The crossoverless design does a fantastic job with pace, which is what always draws me to single-driver and full-range electrostatic designs.

The ease with which it yields solid results makes the Bose 901 very attractive to both the normal music lover and budding audiophile. Mix the Bose 901s, a $150 vintage receiver, and an iPod, and you've created a rocking system. Add a better source and substitute a great tube integrated, and you'll be shocked at how musicality of the combination.

Yes, every speaker design involves compromise. Considering that this model is aimed more at the mass market than the audiophile, the 901s possess more than enough virtue to be considered an excellent value. They are certainly one of the most fun speakers I've had the pleasure to hear. Isn't that what this is all supposed to be about?"

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This looks like an advertisement to me; is this the advertising area?

I just thought it interesting that with all of the Bose bashing going on a fairly well respected magazine gave it an honest review

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For $1400 I think I could find a pair of bookshelf speakers that will sound better.

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Pretty sure when it says a handful of speakers for the same money reproduce music more accurately.. That's not a strong selling point..
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Bose bashing.. why do you think that is?

Any company that has to "sell" there product rather than it being sold through word of mouth,
obviously is spending money on advertisement, rather than "research".

When was the last time you saw a Seaton, Geddes, Epik, Paradigm, Salk, commercial? Or a kiosk in a mass market electronics store?

You won't, cause these company's actually spend money on research, and development rather than advertising.

They are all highly successful businesses that sell to people that appreciates the difference between mass market speakers, and True reproduction of source signal, be it music, or movies..

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I am shocked there were no measurements taken and published for the readers
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Lmao, measurements? not in a BLOWS review.

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This looks like an advertisement to me; is this the advertising area?

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Anyone going to buy a pair? Listen for 30 Days then send back?

I am going to buy a pair & hook up to a big power amp, i.e. 2 X Emotiva XP-1 Monobloc, and give it a test drive.

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a fairly well respected magazine

Not any more.
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C'mon guys. Bose hatred around here sometimes just gets silly. And at times, Mea Culpa.

The 901s are probably the only Bose speaker in the product catalog that actually delivers on what it promises. A wide soundfield that is purposely reflective for those who actually want and like that approach. Not everyone pursues music reproduction as we do or would even like to. Let them be happy with what they hear with their ears just as you would wish them to do the same for you.

Now, if they should come sniffing around trying to convince others of the goodness or (gasp) superiority of their audio compared to the competition, then "Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war."

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C'mon guys. Bose hatred around here sometimes just gets silly. And at times, Mea Culpa.

The 901s are probably the only Bose speaker in the product catalog that actually delivers on what it promises..

That's not the problem. It's charging what they do for a box that contains nine $20 drivers that is. Amar Bose didn't become a billionaire by cutting profit margins to the bone, and those full page ads in virtually every Sunday paper magazine section and periodical in print aren't donated space. If they sold for half what they do then they'd be worth considering.

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Pretty sure when it says a handful of speakers for the same money reproduce music more accurately.. That's not a strong selling point..

I guess that is where most of our differences lie.

Accuracy does not necessarily equate to a pleasant experience.

This is like a Subaru driver calling out people who drive a Toyota Camry. A Subaru offers a more direct, more accurate road feel, the Camry does not. But that is how they have been intentionally designed. It was not a mistake. There are customers for both variety...but guess which is the consumer favorite?


Oh, BTW, I love a Subaru/Mazda over a Camry. Guess where does that put me.
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Bose bashing.. why do you think that is?

Any company that has to "sell" there product rather than it being sold through word of mouth,
obviously is spending money on advertisement, rather than "research".

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What a man of principals. Quality should sell by itself. There is no need for advertisements. Right.

I guess you are also the one who does not donate for the "Advertisement" of your political leaders campaigns or does not believe in buying products that advertise on TV or billboards or newspapers ads.

Research....ah..hah....I bet exotic materials like titanium drivers, mineral filled plastic, tweeters made out of "unobtanium" give you an orgasm for sure.
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That's not the problem. It's charging what they do for a box that contains nine $20 drivers that is.

You forgot to say "nine $20 paper drivers." (lol) At least I'm assuming that's what they are still using. I had a pair of early 80s Bose 601s that my brother gave me after they were about 8 years old. Cheap, cheap drivers. Wooofer surrounds didn't last too long, either.

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But more than the Bose, this is what made me ROFL

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Stepping up the cable quality from standard Radio Shack 16-gauge wire also pays dividends in upper-midrange clarity and high-frequency extension—both priorities. Swapping the 16-gauge wire for a $199 pair of AudioQuest Rocket 33 speaker cables, and the supplied RCA patch cords for two pairs of $39 AudioQuest Copperhead interconnects, brings greater focus to the overall presentation.

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Now THAT is funny. Yeah, it's the cables, man.
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I don't trust any positive Bose reviews ever since Bose started using lawyers to strong-arm magazines and websites if they happen to give a negative review to a Bose product. Anytime I see a positive or neutral review of a Bose product, it makes me think they were too scared to be honest.

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You forgot to say "nine $20 paper drivers." (lol) At least I'm assuming that's what they are still using. I had a pair of early 80s Bose 601s that my brother gave me after they were about 8 years old. Cheap, cheap drivers. Wooofer surrounds didn't last too long, either.

There are some FINE and very expensive speakers that use paper drivers. Nothing wrong with them if they are properly made and utilized.
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Anyone going to buy a pair? Listen for 30 Days then send back?


I am going to buy a pair & hook up to a big power amp, i.e. 2 X Emotiva XP-1 Monobloc, and give it a test drive.

I still want to hear if anyone has purchased a pair for the 30 day trial. I plan on purchasing them in the fall, when I have time, to take the challenge.

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C'mon guys. Bose hatred around here sometimes just gets silly. And at times, Mea Culpa.<br><br>
The 901s are probably the only Bose speaker in the product catalog that actually delivers on what it promises. A wide soundfield that is purposely reflective for those who actually want and like that approach. Not everyone pursues music reproduction as we do or would even like to. Let them be happy with what they hear with their ears just as you would wish them to do the same for you.<br><br>
Now, if they should come sniffing around trying to convince others of the goodness or (gasp) superiority of their audio compared to the competition, then "Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war."<br><br>
Actually, oOOBillOOo's test findings should be the source of some truly spectacular Bose bashing fun.
No. The BOSE 901's are not the only speakers they have made, that sound great.

I've had a pair of BOSE 601's since 1989, and they have been a blast. I've brought them with me to parties, where people had the amplifier, but needed speakers that ould rock the house. The 601's did that !!!

However, after I heard the 901's early in the 90's they kicked so much ass, that I've wanted them ever since. My economy and thus, priorities, have not yet allowed me to buy them.

I remember an occasion, where the 901's simply blew the heck out of anything I'd ever heard in any other speaker before:

It was a beach party on a very "wide" beach in Blokhus, ca 1986, Denmark (we have those here in Denmark.... more than a mile from the dunes to the water, in many places).

Some maniac had brought a power generator, a large grill for grilling shrimp, a Harmon Kardon amp, and a pair of 901's. When "Money for Nothing, Dire Straits" came on.... I was at a concert!

Oh My GOD!!!

Those 901's .... well, magic... ON A BEACH!

We are not talking the perfect position in a specifically designed room, where you have to sit exactly in the right place... this was open air, dudes!

You can stuff all your snobbish 10000+$ speakers up your (censured) .... they wouldn't even have come close!... well may be... if you were lucky enough to build your sand castle in exactly the right spot.

The BOSE 901's have been bashed a lot always... but my guess is, that 99.99% of the bashers never even heard a pair of 901's.

Pure and simple snob-****... and they are probably scared, that the 901's kicks the ass of their multi-thousand dollar speakers.

I read some of the reactions to TONEAudio's positive "mythbusting" review... the first I read, said that TONEAudio probably didn't dare say anything else, cause BOSE would otherwise blahh blahh blahh.... are you kidding me?

I'm looking VERY much forward to owning a pair of BOSE 901's some day, and relive that day on the beach :-)

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No. The BOSE 901's are not the only speakers they have made, that sound great.

I've had a pair of BOSE 601's since 1989, and they have been a blast. I've brought them with me to parties, where people had the amplifier, but needed speakers that ould rock the house. The 601's did that !!!

However, after I heard the 901's early in the 90's they kicked so much ass, that I've wanted them ever since. My economy and thus, priorities, have not yet allowed me to buy them.

I remember an occasion, where the 901's simply blew the heck out of anything I'd ever heard in any other speaker before:

It was a beach party on a very "wide" beach in Blokhus, ca 1986, Denmark (we have those here in Denmark.... more than a mile from the dunes to the water, in many places).

Some maniac had brought a power generator, a large grill for grilling shrimp, a Harmon Kardon amp, and a pair of 901's. When "Money for Nothing, Dire Straits" came on.... I was at a concert!

Oh My GOD!!!

Those 901's .... well, magic... ON A BEACH!

We are not talking the perfect position in a specifically designed room, where you have to sit exactly in the right place... this was open air, dudes!

You can stuff all your snobbish 10000+$ speakers up your (censured) .... they wouldn't even have come close!... well may be... if you were lucky enough to build your sand castle in exactly the right spot.

The BOSE 901's have been bashed a lot always... but my guess is, that 99.99% of the bashers never even heard a pair of 901's.

Pure and simple snob-****... and they are probably scared, that the 901's kicks the ass of their multi-thousand dollar speakers.

I read some of the reactions to TONEAudio's positive "mythbusting" review... the first I read, said that TONEAudio probably didn't dare say anything else, cause BOSE would otherwise blahh blahh blahh.... are you kidding me?

I'm looking VERY much forward to owning a pair of BOSE 901's some day, and relive that day on the beach :-)

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Bose 901s will take very high power, though the owner's manual for the pair I owned and used from 1978 to 2001(so, yeah, I've heard them) cautioned that a fast-blow fuse should be inserted between the amp and each speaker. Since only one of those 9 drivers is on the front of each speaker cabinet, I'll bet they were turned back-to-front to put the other 8 drivers toward the listening area. Otherwise the sound from those eight drivers that is meant to be reflected from the wall behind the speaker to the listener, wouldn't have been, and the resulting sound would likely be small and thin indeed (ask me how I know this).

Your experience on the beach doesn't change the fact that the 901 doesn't play well with other speakers unless you use separate amps for each speaker and you can insert the 901's "equalizer" between the pre/pro or receiver and the amps feeding the 901s. Running the equalizer in the pre/pro or receiver's tape loop, if it has one, is discouraged by Bose as it then affects any other speakers and the extreme bass and treble boost it applies could damage them. Not great for multichannel.

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Might have been the 800 pro PA speakers that look like 901s without the front speaker in a road cabinet. I used a pair for a little while as midrange speakers in a tri-amped system. After taking out several drivers a couple of times I went back to more conventional designs.

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@TimThest First post and you resurrect a 3 year old thread on Bose?
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I think he was just having an acid flashback to some beach party in the 80s. For whatever reason, he chose to share it with us.
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Bose are what they are and they do what they do, and if that is what you want done, then fine.

What they are is a Direct/Reflected Design Concept involving a relatively small final speaker. And many house wives and grandmothers like them because they are compact, they fill a room, and they are good for people who are hard of hearing. That last statement is not a slam, but the bass and treble on Bose are not great, but the Mid-Range is pretty good, so you can hear lyrics.

They are what they are, but they are not what they are not.

For $1400, I think I can do better, and by that I mean I can find speakers that are much more suited to my needs.

Someone asked why there was no Frequency Response test in this review. Well, the reason is that Bose has sued every person who has every published frequency response information, They consider that proprietary technology, when of course, what is really is is limited bass and a fast roll of on the high frequencies. But they don't want you to know that.

These are your grandmother's speakers, because they have every thing your grandmother likes. But I assure you these are not your grandson's speakers. His tastes run a bit different.

I begrudge no one their buying Bose, but personally, I can find speaker much more to my taste and my needs than Bose.

Bose to get a lot of bashing, some of which is exaggerated to the point of being unfair. The most fair complaint is that you can do better for equal money. Unless of course, Bose suit your specific needs, or the specific needs of your grandparents.

It is not so much a bad speaker as it is just poor value. Still they have been in business for decades, somebody must like them.

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