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Bose 901

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Bose 901

Specifications

  • Type: 9 driver loudspeaker system

    Power Handling: 20W

    Recommended Amplifier: 270W (maximum)

    Impedance: 8Ω

    Full Range: 9 x 4.5"

    Finish: walnut veneer on particle board

    Dimensions: 12-3/4 x 20-9/16 x 12-7/8 inches

    Weight: 38lbs

  • Type: 9 driver loudspeaker system

    Power Handling: 50W

    Recommended Amplifier: 25 to 270W

    Impedance: 8Ω

    Full Range: 9 x 4.5

    Finish: walnut facings

    Dimensions: 20-9/16 x 12-3/4 x 12-7/8 inches

    Weight: 33lbs

    Note: optional 18" pedestals

  • Type: 9 driver loudspeaker system

    Recommended Amplifier: 10W (minimum)

    Impedance: 8Ω

    Full Range: 9 x 114mm

    Finish: oil rubbed walnut veneer

    Accessories: includes active equalizer

    Dimensions: 533 x 320 x 330mm

    Weight: 16kg

  • Type: 9 driver loudspeaker system

    Power Handling: 250W

    Recommended Amplifier: 10 to 450W

    Impedance: 8Ω

    Full Range: 9 x 4.5"

    Finish: walnut veneer, black vinyl veneer

    Dimensions: 533 x 320 x 330mm

    Weight: 16kg

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Reviewed Nov 21st, 2018 by Artfrobadoo

My buddy has a pair of supposedly original 901s which I have suspicions of being fakes. The wood does not match. There is no labeling. The terminals are crude. He thinks they are the cats meow. So I searched craigslist and I found a pair of 901s for 200 dollars. Then the guy throws in a beautiful working Kenwood KA 7300 amp. I like my Bose 301's better then these 901 VI. Perhaps it's the amp I have the associated speakers to what.

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Reviewed Nov 02nd, 2018 by OzDaddyBear

I have 901 series VI and there i a plug between left and right termina, there is nothing in the manual to advise what this is fot. Any ideas?l

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Reviewed Jun 12th, 2018 by Mrsteve

I have owned two pair of these. The first pair a series IV, the Second pair a Series VI. I took advantage of the Bose Trade-in program some years ago when they still offered it. You could trade your speakers and add 500.00--They would send you a BRAND NEW Pair/EQ! The program has since went away, so The Repair/Replace dilemma is in swing. There are several companies that offer the drivers, and replacing them for both pair is around 560.00-Plus the time involved. Well worth the $$ and effort. 901's Still Rock!

 

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re: 901

Can I use powered mixer instead of a receiver or amplifier?
To be use for PA system or Karaoke.
Any suggestion for an appropriate mixer.

re: 901

Hello,

I have a set of 901 series III speakers (restored) and a series III / IV active equalizer. I'm looking for resources to help me troubleshoot and repair the equalizer. I don't have much experience, but I would like to learn, and this seems like a fun project. If anyone is willing to help break things down as simple as is convenient, or could help guide me in this process, I would be very grateful. We all have to start somewhere. I refurbished the speakers myself, and would like to say I did the same to the equalizer.

Thanks for any help or information.

re: 901

Ebay offers a Capacitor replacement Kit for your Bose 901 Eq. Inexpensive and a must to do, especially on your series III/IV. I believe it was around $26.00. Hope this helps. These electrolytic capacitors dry out over time and must be replaced.

re: 901

Hi All,

Has anyone ever dismantled the Series 1 model as seen on page 10 of the Series 1 brochure with the walnut panels? (Pictured 2nd from the left side of the page).

I'm also concerned with phasing of these speakers. Due to purchasing from a second hand store and not really knowing enough about them I consequently now own two right hand speakers.
Not sure how this will affect the speakers.

Any info is appreciated.

re: 901

Hi,

I'm looking for info about the active version speakers, 901p, a pair of which I have been able to aquire. They came with the accompanying Lifestyle 20 preamp/tuner/cd changer combo, which sadly had the CD changer in a non-working state. While it might well be quite possible to fix, I would be more interested in feeding the speakers from another signal source. The cable from the preamp connects to the speakers via a five-pin 180 degrees DIN plug, and so I think it should be quite possible to connect to some other signal source, the same way I have used a pair of Philips MFB speakers. Am I right or am I right?
Anyone have any experience of the 901p active speakers? Or of other Bose Lifestyle 20 substitutes for them?

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re: 901

I found something.Soon will be here.

re: 901

Is just amazing speakers.

re: 901

You ought to try TWO PAIR OF THESE! No need to attend a live concert anymore! With Two Pair in the proper positions you've got your own live performance!

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