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Speakers rattle and Low end is gone

I have had my Bose 901 (series V) speakers for over 20 years. They had a lifetime warranty. Can they be reparied?? Do I have to ship them back to the Bose Corp??

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Hi!

The good news is yes, they most likely can be repaired. I owned a pair of 802's (their professional line, but very similar to your speakers) and repaired them myself.

Since you have a warranty, I'd suggest contacting Bose to find the nearest service center.

Email support@bose.com or call them toll-free and talk with a Bose Support Specialist to determine the service options for your product.

In the US: 1-877-210-3782
Monday Friday: 8:30 AM 9:00 PM ET
Saturday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM ET

If you can't find a nearby service center, you may be able to contact a local stereo store and ask them about service. The 901's were a very popular speaker, and if you live near a large metropolitan area, you should have no problem finding someone to help you fix them.

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If you want to upgrade the drivers go to madisound dot com. Markaudio CHR-70 Brushed Metal Cone 4" Full Range $36.00
the Markaudio drivers will probably fit in the cutouts for the bose drivers and have a much wider frequency response, at around 40 hz on the low end and 25khz on the top end than the bose drivers do. They also carry fostex at Madisound and there a 4 inchers that will probably fit too.

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