Bose 901 VI speakers used with sub woofer and Bose mo. 141 rear speakers
I just bought a pair of 901 classic series VI speakers for $100.
but no equalizer for them.
this is what i have to work with
Sony str-DE525 reciever
Bose model 141 shelf speakers
fisher ws-c424 center speaker
realistic 12 in. sub woofer
i realize i have to buy the equalizer for the 901's
but the manual states i have to have a separate amplifier for the other speakers.
i cannot afford to buy another amplifier so i can use my sub and the other speakers.
is there a simple solution to this?
i do not know ANYTHING about stereo equipment!
p.s. it took me hours to set this up in the first place with some other cheapo speakers for the front pair.
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The Bose system has sound that is unmatched, the 901 with the equalizer is amazing. I have done what you are thinking of doing, the speaker runs 5ohms giving more power to the coils, adding a sub will color the sound and will not give the desired results, the 901 equalizer may be damaged with the modification of the sub, not recommended.
Found on Google Search: "bose 901 internal wiring"
You must first identify which series you have. The first two series were acoustic suspension, and used nine 8 ohm drivers in a series/paralel configuration. Series III through VI used nine .9 ohm drivers all wired in series. Series III and IV had an additional terminal for use only with the Bose Spacial Control Receiver. Series III through VI are easy to identify, as there are three ports sticking out the back of each enclose. The 1st two series have no ports.
Keeping in mind that the 901's and multichannel recievers won't work unless you use an outboard amp for them, that should open up the choices pretty wide. But your MP3-compatible AVR MUST have front channel pre-outs. Any solid 100 watt x 2channel amp will drive them.
My $.02: anything strong and clean. I'm partial to Carver amps and have run mine with double M-440 cubes bridged to 400 watts per speaker at one time. Right now I'm pushing them with a single Carver M-100T (100 wpc) and it sounds as good without being dangerous.
If you have the harmon kardon receiver, check out this reasonably priced system. You can actually find it cheaper than at this website but I have these speakers and, when paired with the Klipsch sub-woofer, it makes movie watching an unbelievable experience.
You need an amplifier with at least 200 wpc to get the most out of your BOSE. Look into getting a NAD, ADCOM or CARVER amplifier. I prefer CARVER myself. I am running a CARVER M-500T(251 wpc) on my 901's and they sound incredible.