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Bose 901's for sale

Post by Breaking Glass » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:48 pm

Anyone Intersted in Bose 901’s. I have a pair of series VI and a pair of series III. I have re-foamed them. I have the eq for the series VI but not the III. I just stacked them and ran them off the same eq. The more you can stack the better. At one time I had tree pair stacked up run off an M4.0t. They are in good shape, the VI came from the original owners and are almost like new. I have a set of chrome stands and a set of black stands as well.

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Post by Jag_97470 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:12 pm

Breaking Glass wrote:Anyone Intersted in Bose 901’s. I have a pair of series VI and a pair of series III. I have re-foamed them. I have the eq for the series VI but not the III. I just stacked them and ran them off the same eq. The more you can stack the better. At one time I had tree pair stacked up run off an M4.0t. They are in good shape, the VI came from the original owners and are almost like new. I have a set of chrome stands and a set of black stands as well.
Wow, I can't believe you actually used the "B" word on this forum, Good luck to you. :-({|=

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Post by Eddie » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:13 pm

He new around here give him a break! LOL!
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Re: Bose 901's for sale

Post by Breaking Glass » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:48 am

I don’t know what I was thinking. Hay I just got my first pair of Amazings so these things have got to go. I just got a case of OCCD so you don’t expect me to sell my carver stuff do you? The Bose would be great for a work shop or something. I have so many speakers and I need to thin them down a bit. I thought I only had 11 pair but after counting them I have 14, admittedly some of them I would not call good speakers but at one time or another I bought them for some strange reason. My last strange purchase was a pair of BIC formula 6. I have a pair of formula 4’s in my garage and always wanted the formula 6 after seeing them in the brochure that came with the formula 4’s (my dad bought them for me oh 25 years ago). Nostalgia makes you do these things. The 6’s need to go in the garage with the 4’s. On the bright side after re-foaming 3 pair of 901’s (54 drivers) I am now very good at it. (I sold a pair of 901 series V already).

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Post by weitrhino » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:52 pm

A complete 901 set should draw about $600 on eBay if they're in decent shape.

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Post by OconeeOrange » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:13 pm

Those were good speakers, but made with materials that tended to harden too quickly. They can be rebuilt, but I can't imagine why one would want to.

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Post by nooshinjohn » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:05 pm

weitrhino wrote:A complete 901 set should draw about $600 on eBay if they're in decent shape.

600 bucks seems to be a lot of money for firewood... just saying :-"
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Post by weitrhino » Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:33 pm

Perhaps, but I'd rather have the $$$ than burn the 901's.

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Re: Bose 901's for sale

Post by gdb » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:00 pm

I've found that a lot of Bose bashers are just lemmings that follow the herd, and have never heard a properly set up or, properly driven 901. :-s

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Post by nooshinjohn » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:40 pm

gdb wrote:I've found that a lot of Bose bashers are just lemmings that follow the herd, and have never heard a properly set up or, properly driven 901. :-s
I have heard them being driven by Mcintosh and few other very high end amps.... they did not have anywhere near the imaging I was expecting. They were being used in the display/demo room at Magnepan when I worked there out of high school.
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Re: Bose 901's for sale

Post by Breaking Glass » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:00 pm

One thing you have to admit about them, they are the only speakers that I have heard that can give you stereo imaging while you are setting in the corner of the room, basically they end up having a much wider field of stereo sound due to reflections. You just have to keep them close to the wall or they start sounding really strange in comparison to a direct radiator speaker.

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Re: Bose 901's for sale

Post by nooshinjohn » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:32 pm

I have found just the opposite in my listening. They do have a wide soundstage, but when it comes down to it they have a sweet spot like every other speaker I have heard. It is precisely because of the radiating/reflected sound that arrive to the sweetspot at wrong or inaccurate times that the image sounds smeared and un-focused to me.

Don't get me wrong here... I think they are fine for what they are, relaxed listening/backround music. They may in fact be one of the best I have heard for that purpose. For serious listening however they just come up short.
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Post by BillD » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:45 pm

Well put. That is what I have found also, and with a number of other speakers. That's why I kept replacing speakers until I found DCM Time Windows (originals), and haven't replaced them. Granted, they are relegated now to surround speakers, but that's only because I found AL-IIIs. Time alignment seems to be important to my listening pleasure.
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Re: Bose 901's for sale

Post by engtaz » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:24 am

The room construction and setup is the biggest deciding factuer will the 901's. gear to run them is secondary. 901's needs a room that can dispearse the sound correctly. Friend of mine had them in his house that had concrete block walls and it sounded good but when he moved to his newer house it was made with wood and the 901's responces were dull and flat.
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Re: Bose 901's for sale

Post by OconeeOrange » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:32 pm

engtaz wrote:The room construction and setup is the biggest deciding factuer will the 901's. gear to run them is secondary. 901's needs a room that can dispearse the sound correctly. Friend of mine had them in his house that had concrete block walls and it sounded good but when he moved to his newer house it was made with wood and the 901's responces were dull and flat.
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They sound good to me. I got them in a pawn shop, and see no reason to replace them because of anything I might read on the web.

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