Written on: 20/10/2010
Bought a pair really really cheap at an auction in Durban and expected a lot of them,however after connecting them to my amps (krell) i was very disappointed with the sound.
They sound like the speaker in your telephone but i guess that's no surprise since the 901,s don't have woofers nor tweeters and need an equalizer to work.
They don't even come close to hifi. (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2010
The BOSE 901s are probably generate more polarised reviews than any other hifi speaker ever made. They don't work like most other speakers, few, if any of their competitors need the mandatory active equaliser either. Few 'audiophile' reviewers have the experience to evaluate such a design objectively.
Unlike most competitive speakers the placement and spacing of the units on their stands is critical - each cabinet has 9 drivers, 8 face the wall and 1 is facing the listener. It follows... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2009 by Stratospheric (1 review written)
Bose 901 series loudspeakers:
I'd first heard these at an exhibition as a teenager in the UK in the mid 1970's. At that time, I was bowled over by the spacious sound and salesman- hype' as the specifications for power handling, frequency response, max spl etc. were seemingly 'to die for'.
Much later I had the chance of owning these and on a whim purchased from an auction on ebay.
If you seek honesty from your recorded music, these speakers are not for you. Virtually any real hifi... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2009
The Bose 901s are a strange loudspeaker indeed. They were first introduced in 1968, changing very little since then. They need to be hung from chains on the ceiling in order to sound best. It takes quite a bit of work to get them to sound right, but anything worth doing is worth the work. You need large amps to dive these speakers, as they are still very inefficient (not much has changed since 1968), and 200+ watts RMS is about the minimum for best results. The sound can be described as '... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2009
Excellent sound, paired up with a power amp >300 WTS RMS, you will have the sound you are looking for...
Excellent stereo speakers worth every rupee spent... well recommend the Bose 901 stereo speakers. Needs good placement.. but then if you pay the bucks fer good music you should go the extra mile understanding concepts. (read more)