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Two of the speakers in one of my bose 901 series 6 speakers produce a distorted sound...like something is loose....can I buy replacements

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`Which ampliphier is compatible for my Bose 901 series 6 with equilazer.


Ideally, an amplifier or receiver should have either a "Tape Monitor" selector switch and Tape Input & Tape Output jacks, OR have Preamp Output & Amp Input jacks to enable insertion of the Bose Active equalizer into the circuit before the amplifier stage. Power requirements - according to the 901 Series VI manual:

"Your 901 speakers are designed to work compatibly with receivers or amplifiers rated from
10 to 450 watts per channel."

If you have questions not answered by the manual, you can contact customer service at The Bose Corporation in Framingham, MASS toll free at:

1-800-999-2673
Hours of operation:
7 AM - 2 AM ET, 7 days a week

I hope this helped & good luck!

Nov 22, 2010 | Bose 901 VI Main / Stereo Speaker

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Bose 901 series 6 equlaizer problem


Only a careful experiment with steadily increasing volume would reveal the answer. Or measure the resistance of your cobbled work to see if it sufficiently high to avoid amplifier stress.

Original Bose 901 drivers in many series' are available on eBay and other places. I would NOT mix drivers within an enclosure. They should all match in every respect. Bose typically uses some very low impedance that totals to 8-ohms as wired inside.

There are many 'golden ears' who have used 901's without the Active EQ at all or improperly configured and they have been happy with the sound. Sonic beauty is in the ear of the beholder.

I would NOT forgo the EQ.

Jul 11, 2010 | Bose 901 VI Main / Stereo Speaker

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BOSE 901 Guarantee?


I don't think so. My series V's have a limited 5-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Call them up:
For troubleshooting, setup and technical assistance
Within the US
Call 1-877-210-3782

Apr 28, 2010 | Bose 901 VI Main / Stereo Speaker

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Bose 901 Series IV BLOWN?


Yes, if you hear any sort of crackling sound, that means it has blown. Given the cost of these units, I would suggest repair. I would also suggest contacting Bose, as many of their products have a lifetime warranty, so you might be in luck. Although, blowing your speakers because you made your speakers go louder than they were supposed to, is no covered in the warranty.

You can approach the repair in 2 ways..
1) Send in to Bose for repair - suggested
2) Take it to a service center, and see if they will be able to recone the speakers or replace. Most service centers are familiar with the 901 series, so you should be ok. If they have no idea what your talking about, stay away.

But yes, they are worth fixing.

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DJ & Pro Audio Repair

Jan 17, 2009 | Bose 901 VI Main / Stereo Speaker

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Bose 901 series 6


have you tried EBAY

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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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Speaker distortion on high end


Sounds like classic dry joint on speaker terminal ROTELS are well known for it,if you can use a soldering iron or know someone who can resolder the pins where these terminals are connected,always make sure amp is unplugged from wall socket before ...

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Bose 901 repair...


Bose 901s series 1-6 are all wired in the same way. that is nine one ohm full range drivers wired in series to produce around 8 or 9 ohms. No way it can be a short, think of the old christmas lights that were wired in series , one light went out, they all went out. I would check the wiring first to make sure no loose connections exist. The only way to access the wiring is to remove each driver from the cabinet. If all wires are intact, You may have a damaged driver. A simple test with a ohm meter will tell you. set to lowest ohm setting, each driver should read 1 ohm. If your speakers dont have the air tubes in back, you have series1 or 2 removing the drivers will not affect the vaccum, just replace the gasket material around the drivers.

Nov 08, 2008 | Bose 901 VI Main / Stereo Speaker

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BOSE 901 ACTIVE EQUALIZER


i, trying to hook up a powered subwoofer to my hafler dh 110 and dh 500 running a bose 901 series v active equalizer and series v 901s any info would be appreciated

Mar 15, 2008 | Bose 901 VI Main / Stereo Speaker

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Bose 901 speakers the wiring inside


- Bose 901 Series I and II speakers have 8 Ohm impedance each.
- A row of 3 speakers in series gives you 24 Ohm.
- 3 parallel rows gives you finally 8 Ohm.

Front with 8 speakers (view from the rear):
(1) (3) (5) (7)
(2) (4) (6) (8)

Rear speaker is number (9)

Row 1: -(1)+ -(3)+ -(7)+
Row 2: -(5)+ -(9)+ -(2)+
Row 3: -(8)+ -(6)+ -(4)+

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