Originally Posted by ClarkeBar
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 :-)