I think Dr. Bose has allowed his Marketing Department get the
best of him. Few of us have experienced the original Bose
flagship product, the 901, in a properly installed setting.
It's long gone into the history of audio. It was hugely
controversial at the time and likely will stir up some old
Forget accuracy and just look for what good Dr. Bose was after.
I once had the opportunity to experience what at the time was
called "Bose on Glass". An install of 901's precisely as called
for in Bose's papers:
In the install I experienced the back wall was completely
covered in glass and that glass was covered by a light drape.
Basically the speaker was firing into a highly reflective,
and some what dispersive, surface. The install was using the
Bose equalizer and if I remember the amp was a big Crown.
Plenty of power and damping factor. The sidewalls were
not covered by glass.
That thing was some kinda fun to listen to. It all had
nothing to do with accuracy. Unfortunately that sound is
completely removed from what you hear from the Bose
offerings of today.