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In Reply to: RE: ToneAudio Magazine will REVIEW the BOSE 901's SOON ! posted by tmsorosk on February 19, 2012 at 16:04:27
In "stock forum" we think think one pair of these 901's sound better than the new Magnepan 1.7's.
Two pair of these 901's "stacked" with all the grilles off with some teflon tape covering all the plastic parts on the back side of these speakers...the ports and other plastic parts sticking out back there. We all think they sound as good as my friend's Quad ESL 2905's !
We will never get a review of these speakers with all the grilles off and teflon tape covering all these plastic parts sticking out BUT maybe some of the 901 owners out there will try this and let us know what they think .
Stacking speakers goes against all setup principal's, others here may be able to explain in more detail why. The only time I've heard of that being done is when someone is looking to get higher output level's. It can make a thin sounding speaker sound a little fuller.
As always, if your happy with the sound, forget what others think and enjoy.
Yes, two pair of these 901's "stacked" gives you a more fuller sound BUT these 901's also sound "very different" with ALL the "fiberglass" grilles OFF !! and teflon tape covering all plastic parts on the back side of these 901's !
It might be even better if you cover these plastic parts with non-hardening modeling clay...I don't know yet.
I have never heard any speakers that sounded better with the grilles ON and sure not grilles made of "fiberglass"...NOT GOOD AT ALL !....
After hearing two pair of these modified 901's together it's very addictive and very hard to go back to just listening to one pair.. ever again !!
We will get some more feedback on this as soon as other 901 owners out there try this out...
One can't help but wonder if a speaker has been designed correctly if two pair must be used and must be modified in some way to sound right or at least different. Two pair will set up phasing problems plus other inherent problems that may not be audible at first. The cost of both must also be weighed against one pair of better speakers.
This takes me back to audio's hay days of the 70's and 80's when speaker modifying was common place. It was not unusual to add felt strips to either side of the high frequency drivers to stop beaming on wide cabinet speakers. Another trick was to add more internal bracing and weight to the cabinet to lesson the boom that seemed to be built in to the speakers of the day.
Yeah the good old days, I sure miss them.
All speakers can be modified to sound better...
I have a good size room at 18 by 24 with a high ceiling, maybe two pair of these 901's in a smaller room will have problems...
This news could be GOOD news for some 901 owners out there and very bad news for all those "BOSE BASHERS" out there... .. ... ...
" All speakers can be modified to sound better ". Maybe that should read , all Bose speakers can be modified to sound better. If a new speaker needs to be modified than the design team did not do their job.
While the 901s and this guy are both silly, speakers have to be made to a price point and there are a lot of mods that can be done by a skilled set of hands to improve things in most designs.
Bass is supposed to sound big. 6.5" is not a woofer size.
I think all designers, not just Bose's, are aware of improvements thru modifications but refrain from incorporating them in commercial productions due to price considerations.
" Because you want to sell them after reviewing them. " !
NO , All speakers on the market can be modified to sound better...
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