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Bose 901 and Tube amp

Can I use Bose 901 speakers with my tube amp?

I have separate Pre and power amps

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The tube main amp will work with series vi 901 equalizer and speaker but the main amp Valves will blow up easily as I have done

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Yes! When the Bose ~Steve901 first came out that was the amplifier of choice -like the McIntosh classic amps. The 901s have their own equalizer as that speaker system is a phased-array, 

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How to hook up bose 901 active equalizer to onkyo grand integra pre amp?


You don't.

If you have a pre-amp/power-amp combination then the Bose equalizer connects between the two. If you're using the Bose speakers as front L&R, then the connection is between the front L & R pre-out and the power amp's front L & R pre-in.

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yes u can use a KT88 tube amp , or BTW-2 amp for this da mc34a..this will work good, and you can buy this in e bay that would be cheaper.

You may also want to look at http://www.cattylink.com.

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I cannot connect my bose 901 series v1 active equalizer to my denon av surround receiver avr-891


Short answer from personal experience.

There is no way around this part. Get a separate power amp for the 901's if you want to use them in a multichannel way or alongside non-901 speakers.

The reason: You can't use the Active EQ (or ANY processor) in a tape Monitor loop with anything but 2-channel stereo material. As soon as you activate the loop you lose digital sources.

Adding to YOUR particular problem is that the Denon doesn't have a volume-controlled pre-out to feed that amp. If you want to deal with controlling the separate amp volume manually you COULD connect the Active EQ between DVR Out and the 901 amp IN but you would have a stereo mixdown instead of true front channel from the speakers.

Bummer.

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I want to connect the Bose 901 speakers and accompanying equalizer to a modern home theater receiver.


Short answer from personal experience.

If you have Front Left and Right Pre-outs, you CAN swing it by getting a separate power amp for the 901's. Connect the EQ between the pre-outs and the amp input. Run speaker assignment, levels, etc and have fun.

If you don't have the between-speaker room for proper reflection off the front wall you CAN turn them around and you won't believe the amount of air these things push! I have actually felt it ten feet away after explosions or crashing ocean wave sounds. Now THAT is multi-media.

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901 bose to my denon 3805


Short answer from personal experience.

Get a separate power amp for the 901's. Connect the EQ between the pre-outs and the amp input. Run speaker assignment, levels, etc and have fun.

If you don't have the between-speaker room for proper reflection off the front wall you CAN turn them around and you won't believe the amount of air these things push! I have actually felt it ten feet away after explosions or crashing ocean wave sounds. Now THAT is multi-media.

Dec 20, 2010 | Bose 901 VI Main / Stereo Speaker

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I want to connect a pair of Bose 901 speakers to the VSX and use them as my front speakers powered by a separate amplifier but can't find an appropriate pre-out from the VSX.......what analog VSX output...


It doesn't really have one. The DVR-Out (or any other available Line-Out) COULD provide a mixed-down analog stereo program but it won't be volume controllable from the VSX and it won't be Front-Channel specific. Sorry.

You would then connect the EQ between the chosen Line Out and the amp input. If you had a Pre-Our you would just run speaker assignment, levels, etc and have fun. With a Line Out feed you will have to ride herd on the 901 volume via its dedicated amp controls. Bummer. My older VSX-36TX allows me to have the right setup.

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I have a Denon AVR 3805 receiver. It does not have a Main Amp in or a pre Amp out in the back. How do I properly hook up the Bose 901 equalizer to this receiver? I use the 901 speakers as surround...


By properly, you must mean WITH the Active EQ.

According to this picture, you're in luck BUT...

http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/receivers/denon-avr-3805/denon_AVR3805_rear_lg.jpg

(Short answer from personal experience.)

There is no way around this part. Get a separate power amp for the 901's if you want to use them in a multichannel way or alongside non-901 speakers. A good 100-wpc amp will do. (I like Carver)

Connect the Active EQ between the Front pre-outs and the amp input. Run speaker assignment, levels, etc and have fun.

Helpful Hint: If you don't have sufficient between-speaker room for proper reflection off the front wall you CAN turn the 901's around and you won't believe the amount of air these things push! I have actually felt it ten feet away after explosions or crashing ocean wave sounds. Now THAT is multi-media.

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What kind of amplifier and other accessories are recommended for bose 901 speakers


I would recommend a high power 2-channel amplifier, minimum 16 guage speaker wire, and of course the Bose 901 active EQ that matches the series of your speakers. I use a Yamaha mx-830 power amp & cx-830 pre amp 170 wpc They (Bose) claim that they're unlimited power handling, But if you use a amplifier with to little power and overdrive it to make it louder, you could damage the speakers or amp. With my 170 watt class A amp,the 901 series 6 will blow wind across the room. Go with the best amp you can afford! best for money- Yamaha,Denon,Onkyo!

Dec 22, 2008 | Bose 901 VI Main / Stereo Speaker

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How to connect bose 901 speakers to 5.1 setup?


The solution is simple and cheaper than you think.

The analog 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 outputs on your receiver should be active even with digital inputs that you want to hear. Your receiver turns everything it processes into analog output just before the speakers anyway so there's no loss of access to multichannel sound this way.

What I did was to buy a separate amp for the 901's and feed the Front L&R analog audio out to the EQ which is directly in front of the amp. The Active EQ is only for the 901's which don't have woofers or tweeters so Bose flattened out its final response electronically with some serious boosting at both ends. Having it in line with any other speakers would feed them a grossly over-compensated signal.

Your receiver will drive the rest of the speakers.

This is the cheapest way to have your 901's and hear them, too. Since the 901's are really efficient you don't have to buy a big amp that would heat the room. I'm using a separate Carver amp with 2x100w for mine.

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