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Old 1st July 2002, 05:00 AM   #1
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Hi... Im looking for plans,etc to build a copy of the 901 cabinet,etc...Does anyone know if this exists...Thanks in advance !!
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Old 1st July 2002, 07:41 AM   #2
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why would you wanna build 901's? if you want, i can point you to some bose drivers, like $6 each :-) that's gotta tell you something.

but for the money, build something better.
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Old 5th July 2002, 06:44 PM   #3
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Good luck. Be aware that there were at least two versions of the 901 cabinet. The latest (now close to 15 years old) involves complex chambering and "communal" porting of the rear mounted drivers in groups of 4. They are made out of plastic with the wood top and bottom playing no acoustical role in the function of the cabinet. There is absolutely no simple way to replicate this later cabinet on a diy basis. And if you could, what would be the point?

Don't forget, if you are obsesed with getting 901 "performance" you will need some form of electronic eq. Otherwise the thing will sound like a huge midrange speaker. This outboard eq is integral to the 901 concept and you should not consider it optional.
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Old 5th July 2002, 08:03 PM   #4
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Is it the look of the 901s or the sound you're after?
Bose gets dissed pretty badly around here, just a word of warning.
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Old 5th July 2002, 10:52 PM   #5
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As for Bose to speak...

I'd go for their really small satellite speaker system
+ a subwoofer in a living room. Just for the looks of it. Usually (if you live in an apartment) you can't play that loud anyways. Mainly for movie watching, but whatever.

I've been playing with the thought for some time now, that for my interest in movies, I'd go for a Bose system. And for music in general, a really nice diy system with really nice speakers.

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Old 6th July 2002, 03:09 AM   #6
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Hi,

I'm considering buying the Bose lifestyle 20 system, which includes the smaller jewel cube speakers. Does anybody have any experience with these?

I'm planning on using them in a home cinema system, in a rather large livingroom. Will these little things really fill out the room good, with a subwoofer?

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Old 6th July 2002, 03:52 AM   #7
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Around here Bose is usually spelt B*&% and i couldn't with a good conscience recommend then to anyone.

If you want to build something with lots of drivers, there are more interesting things you could try, with drivers that have inherently better performance than the B^%$ P^%.

If you like some suggestions i could ramble on for a while...

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As for Bose to speak...

I'd go for their really small satellite speaker system
+ a subwoofer in a living room. Just for the looks of it. Usually (if you live in an apartment) you can't play that loud anyways. Mainly for movie watching, but whatever.

I've been playing with the thought for some time now, that for my interest in movies, I'd go for a Bose system. And for music in general, a really nice diy system with really nice speakers.

Best regards,
//magnus
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[B]As a former owner I would have to say there are better alternatives to the speakers. If you want small with quality, the very best I can think of is the M&K "K-series". The Bose lifestyle does have an attractive appearance, however, both Linn and NAD have rather nice looking reciever/CDP combos that I would prefere if it were me.
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Old 18th October 2010, 08:39 AM   #9
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there is nothing inside the bose 901. I just took a pair of series sixes apart in order to harvest their very well-behaved drivers. The two "ports" on the front, and the "ports" on the back are both false. the center "port" on the front of the speaker is false. Nothing inside but 9 drivers wired - i think - in series/parallel 3x3. no crossover. the actual body of the speaker is a plastic molded unibody. the wood around is just glued on.
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Nothing inside but 9 drivers wired - i think - in series/parallel 3x3. no crossover. the actual body of the speaker is a plastic molded unibody. the wood around is just glued on.
-isaac
Yes, wiring is Nightmare, but sound without EQ look like telephone sound


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