Bose 901 Series VI Speaker System Reviews

Bose 901 Series VI Speaker System

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  • These Things Could Make Your Ears Bleed

    Jan 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: They're easy to get at the mall
    Cons: Who would want them

    Summary: My husband is a very opinionated, and a highly studied audiophile. Audio is his life. Just so you know, I do have a little bias on this subject matter. My husband is starting his own company, Crowley Acoustics. He will be building high efficiency, ... read more


    Jun 3, 2012 by
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    Summary: The first set of Bose  901's I ever heard was in 1981. I was stationed overseas and my bestfriend purchased a set.  I spent hours listening to those speakers. I was young and did not have much experience or knowledge of speakers. I ... read more

  • Bose 901 direct reflecting

    Mar 6, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Treble as high as horns with out the raspness, bass then more bass
    Cons: Critical placement,best in the basement and need lots of power 250 and up

    Summary: I have lots of speakers,threw tons of parties,never blew them up. Ill tell u this these speakers arnt junk  , biggest thing is the amp they all sound differant, find the right one with lots of juice. Then off to placement, now this is very ... read more

  • Bose 901 Legendary Sound Alive and Well

    Jul 30, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Superb sound for the enthusiast.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: After several days of careful reconsideration, I settled on my perennial favorite speakers, the Bose 901 Series VI system. There is a tremendous amount of controversy surrounding these speakers, with a very wide range of opinions as to their actual ... read more


    Jan 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge Sound! Clear, Full, Rich, Good dynamics.Great Resale!! !!
    Cons: pricey. Stands are pricey too. EQ's used are pricey too..

    Summary: I have many speakers....Some expensive, Some very very expensive. I have played in Bands for many years..I enjoy all kinds of music from Strings to brass, From Rock to Gospel and everything inbetween. I love Music!!! I just love it!!! And..I have owned ... read more

  • Unsurpassed

    Nov 9, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No other stereo speaker system at any price can compare with it.
    Cons: Needs clean, decent power (150W peak per channel minimum) and requires proper room placement.

    Summary: If you have the room and the power, there is not speaker system made that can compare with the 901 series for stereo reproduction of acoustic music. (If you listen to heavy metal or heavy rap, you'll probably want front-firing speakers.) Be warned: these ... read more


    Oct 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: possible to get good sound in right situation the reason for the positive reviews
    Cons: in most cases and rooms good sound is not possible

    Summary: Summary: TO ALL 901 OWNERS AND 901 HATERS first of all let me state I am a 901 owner and have 3 friends who own 901s one who owns 2 sets (double bose) I have heard every direct/reflecting speaker bose ever made from the original 901 to 901 ... read more

  • My Reference Standard...For The Right Room!

    Jul 9, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Detailed powerful reproduction of sound. Curved and contoured cabinets. Pleasure to behold visually and sonically!
    Cons: Very picky about amplifier & room size characteristics!  Use separates or "Tape Monitor" receivers/amps.

    Summary: In 1968, I took an old Philco record player and turned it into my first hifi turntable by installing a Shure M3D stereo magnetic phono cartridge and then adding a preamp and low powered amp and sealing the entire deal by building these gigantic ... read more

  • Still an amazing advisari in the tech-world of speakers

    Jun 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Bulletproof power-handling Unbeatable sound for the price
    Cons: Set up can be tricky but one is well rewarded by doing it right.

    Summary: I have owned my 901's for 15 years and have graduated all the way from Pioneer to Adcom bridged GFA5 ... read more

  • BOSE = Beware Of boSE

    May 21, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: You won't know where the sound is coming from!
    Cons: Only has 9 speakers per enclosure!

    Summary: I just happened to visit the Bose store the other day to see for myself just what there Bose 901 speakers are all about. Naturally I brought along my Cyndi Lauper CD because I wanted to hear for myself just what these great speakers do with the ... read more

  • not for musicians, audiophiles, studios, students. ok for sound reinforcement

    May 15, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: an interesting arrangement
    Cons: 9 identical speakers per cabinet is a disaster waiting to happen

    Summary: this is a design you will never see from the likes of b&w, nestorovic, thiel, nht, marshall, fender, vox, celestion, and probably anyone else. the speakers of today are doing some rather incredible things and it seems a real shame for consumers of any ... read more

  • Speakers should be crafted not engineered.

    May 6, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: They look Nice
    Cons: They sound terrible

    Summary: These speakers have no soul. Sure there's a bunch of science behind them as a few posters went into detail about. However music is an art not a science and speakers should be crafted with that in mind. Yes its true you can hear all the highs all at the ... read more

  • what's going on here

    Apr 9, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: there is no pro to this type of speaker
    Cons: direct/reflecting arrangement destroys stereo imaging. midrange speakers and an equaliser.

    Summary: people hear in stereo - just go to the nearest bar and listen to the band play and plug one of your ears and notice the effect. the classic method of recodring is two have two microphones a certain distance away from the musicians and this is ... read more

  • The best speakers ever

    Nov 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing sound, Relatively simple installation.
    Cons: Nothing

    Summary: These are the best speakers ever. Everything sounds good on it. The highs are clear and bright. The mid-range is clean, and it has sufficient bass. It does cost a lot, but if you have the money and you want exceptional music reproductions, ... read more

  • Another converted Bose fan

    Sep 9, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Full sound. Good value. Bullet proof
    Cons: Set up is critical

    Summary: For many years I had listened to people advance the highs and the lows of Bose equipment. A friend has had one of the earlier sets of 901s seemingly forever and I found that I always used these as the bench mark for anything that I listened to from the ... read more

  • left by time

    May 11, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good warm music
    Cons: not so technologically advance

    Summary: So far this is the most unique speaker I have ever seen, because of the enclosure technology, but as far as I'm concerned this technology has been left in time. This innovation has been invented almost 50 years ago, it has been re-invented by most of the ... read more

  • The best speakers in this price range

    May 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Power, unbreakable.
    Cons: Design, price.

    Summary: This speakers will rock your world. I have had them for 6 years without a hitch. I you really like music and enjoy entertaining people get these speakers. Your neighbors won't appreciate the subtle tones coming from them, you may divorce your wife ... read more

  • Best home theatre speakers I've ever heard!

    Feb 9, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent sound clarity and reproduction. Very loud.
    Cons: Finding a suitable position for the speakers.

    Summary: For those of you that don't think Bose 901s can be used for home theatre, your wrong. However, you will have to either purchase extra speakers, or make your own. I personally made my own. So, how did I do that? Well, I have a pair of series ... read more

  • 901s Why Bother?

    Feb 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: You could take the drivers out and have 9 wonderful holes to plant flowers in
    Cons: Flat non realistic sound. Should cost $60 each

    Summary: Let me start off by saying that I do NOT own these speakers nor ever will. Granted , in the early 70's the 901s were a fairly nice speaker. Times have changed and the 901s haven't. You have to question a speaker who depends upon exacting room ... read more

  • A Speaker for your Rec Room

    Aug 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well built, can take a beating, company stands behind product
    Cons: Surrealistic sound, boomy mid-bass, weak deep bass, grainy treble

    Summary: I've listened to the classic 901 several times across the past 30 years. It has a very distinctive sound that I've never heard from another speaker. Apparently this sound is one that appeals to some people, however this sound is not at all similar to ... read more

  • I salute Bose for selling those speakers

    May 31, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Look 'ma - Bose 901
    Cons: Great marketing, the most inaccurate speakers

    Summary: Bose is one of the most controversial audio companies. They enjoy brand recognition, and many of us had some of their speakers in the past (or at least had a friend or a relative that had them). Many people will swear that they are the best in ... read more

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