No, I purchased the 901's from a Bose store, so they definitely will not be swapping them for another.
Anyway, I have had the 301's running on the system since 1994, through this period the sound has been excellent, I have not heard a better “stereo” sound with as much power.
I know that does not necessarily make them the best speaker for a home theatre surround.
But I want the one system for both purposes.
I will be honest and say last night with some music played from foxtel through my Yamaha RX 460 170Watt Stereo Receiver, the 301’s were a louder fuller sound than the 901’s, but I put that down to the fact that:
301’s are 75Watt speakers compatible with 0-150Watt amps
901’s are 250Watt speakers compatible with 0-450Watt amps
As such the 901’s may have been a bit under powered, I may be wrong on this though.
Again, almost 20 years with the 301’s many times / parties playing so loud, but still perfectly clear with a really nice sound to the point you cannot be in the room, and never an issue ?