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No more Bose 901's for sale

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Posted on January 5, 2017 at 20:25:35
tincup
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Bose is no longer selling 901's, I wonder what Bose giant killer speakers will replace them?

 

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RE: No more Bose 901's for sale, posted on January 6, 2017 at 03:58:02
BCR
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Ain't nothin' goin' to replace dem!

 

RE: Values will climb for the old ones...., posted on January 6, 2017 at 08:34:27
BigguyinATL
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I hope! I have an old pair of Series II's that I'd like to sell.


"The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat" - Confucius

 

RE: No more Bose 901's for sale, posted on January 6, 2017 at 11:16:25
fantja
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Interesting. This move will make the older series increase in value.

 

RE: No more Bose 901's for sale, posted on January 6, 2017 at 11:55:36
Mr Peabody
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The 901 had quite a run and quite the legend, love 'em or not, everyone knows them.

You have to wonder how long Klipsch will continue to offer the Heritage series. I suppose as long as it makes money for them.

I don't mean to hijack, but I can't think of any other speaker models that have had such a run through the decades like 901's or Heritage.

 

Called Bose..., posted on January 6, 2017 at 14:09:08
tincup
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I called Bose and they told me that the 901's will be replaced with new reference floorstanding speakers in the near future.

 

RE: Called Bose..., posted on January 6, 2017 at 17:46:57
russ69
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I had the original 901s back in the day and just last year I bought the new series just to try them out. They were awful. I can't believe they sold that many pairs, I certainly didn't keep my second pair very long.

 

RE: Called Bose..., posted on January 6, 2017 at 20:19:09
bare
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I kept My bought in 72? 901's only for a few weeks.
They were Absolutely Awfull speakers.
Stoopid expensive too.. Just to add Injury to Insult.

 

'but I can't think of any other speaker models that have had such a run', posted on January 7, 2017 at 04:09:39
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Vandersteen 2 series came out in the '70s and still in production. I can't think of too many others.


-Wendell

 

RE: 'but I can't think of any other speaker models that have had such a run', posted on January 7, 2017 at 11:15:55
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"I can't think of too many others."

Klipschorn, 1946

Heresy (~'58), Cornwall(~'58), LaScala(~'62).
Not 2 Big 2 Jail

 

RE: 'but I can't think of any other speaker models that have had such a run', posted on January 7, 2017 at 15:16:55
BCR
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Here is one more!

 

RE: No more Bose 901's for sale, posted on January 7, 2017 at 19:45:46
A.Wayne
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I would like a Pr myself , from a time past and no more ....

 

THANK GOD !!, posted on January 7, 2017 at 23:36:25
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Only other one I can think of is the A-25, posted on January 8, 2017 at 17:14:12
airtime
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The Seas drivers are still available and but the company that sold them, Dynaco is gone. However a kit is still available from Madisound. That is a speaker that is something like 55 years old.

 

I remember the first time I saw and heard a 901, posted on January 8, 2017 at 17:21:01
airtime
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I went to a friends house in the 70s. Lit up some libation and he played his brand new Sansui integrated amp and Bose 901 speakers. At that time I didn't know anything about audio. But I did know I wasn't impressed considering that was the best looking stereo I ever saw up to that point.

So the point of that story is even the Pot didn't make it sound better.

 

RE: THANK GOD !!, posted on January 10, 2017 at 18:26:48
steve59
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I bought a pair of series V1 in the late 80's and remembering having a lot of frustration getting them to sound decent I moved them all ofer the apt finally flipping them upside down on their stands and screwing them into the ceiling getting as close as the owners manual suggest. After that I got solid bass, room vibrating bass and the mids were fantastic though even with the active eq they sold with it treble, symbals, highs in general weren't well represented but still an interesting design that went loud, were efficient, and with patience could sound musical. But no model update in 30 years! Rode that mule into the grave.

 

RE: THANK GOD !!, posted on January 10, 2017 at 21:59:18
A.Wayne
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The EQ ate a lot of power up if not used judiciously, 200 watts per channel if you really wanted to hear them go and eq'ed properly,


The Big Bose amp was made specifically for them ...

 

RE: THANK GOD !!, posted on February 12, 2017 at 07:20:03
Bry
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But think how many sub-par speakers could have sounded decent if they'd required you to use an equalizer to straighten things out. Seems like a bit of a band-aid to me.

 

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