Originally Posted by jinp6301
People lets keep it on topic. I'm talking about older bose speakers. Does anyone have any personal experiences with it?
In the late '70s my brother and I auditioned a pair of 901s Series whatever they were back then (II or III maybe). We had brought a Mahler symphony recording with us and the salesguy put it on and happened to hit a fairly quiet moment, so he had it turned up to a pretty good volume. As it built, he kept edging over and turning it down a bit (it wasn't blasting, just good listening volume), so we started watching him, at which point he moved away. By the end of the piece, the speakers were hopping up and down on their bases and not even really playing anymore (more like squealing). Didn't buy them
My theory teacher in college wound up buying a set of them... they were what I would call polite speakers, and weren't too bad for small ensemble type stuff, but nothing really heavy. I wound up with Infinitys at the time, after auditioning ESS and a few others (JBL, EPI).
I hear Bose at times when I wander thru a Best Buy/Magnolia and they don't sound too good there. Had to pay my penance when I was waiting in the hospital when my wife was in for surgery... some idiot (~30) and his dad were talking for what seemed to be 2 hours on and on about the Bose store and how you couldn't go wrong buying Bose...