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Old 4th April 2008, 09:58 AM   #1
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Default bose 901 driver surround repair replacement

I hv bose 901 mkII. The surrounded of the driver hv been totally eroded. Kindly suggest me what to do?
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Old 4th April 2008, 07:38 PM   #2
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Imo, throw them away, was junk even before cheap foam surrounds gave up.
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Old 4th April 2008, 11:03 PM   #3
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Imo, throw them away, was junk even before cheap foam surrounds gave up.

Great, that's really helpful (not) :P

Bose may be mostly very cheaply made "junk", but, the 901s are very impressive speakers in some ways, for their size they could play very loud cleanly and they sounded better than a lot of other commercial speakers that were available at the time.

The last time I heard them was in 1988 or so and they were driven by a pair of Carver 500 watt power amps each "bridged mono" for the full 500 watts going to each speaker and they were turned up to near clipping and the speakers output was still smooth and clear, filled a dance hall quite well with just one pair of moderately small home speakers. Sounded better than quite a few much larger PA systems I've heard throughout the years.

They might not compare to the best speakers, but that doesn't make them garbage, unless, there can not be found any inexpensive replacement drivers...

edit: Oh, now I see the previous poster's link to the surround repair kit, even better, definitely worth it if it restores the speakers to proper operating condition....
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Old 5th April 2008, 05:27 PM   #5
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Sorry if i was coarse, should have been a line more.
And yes the 901 is by a wide margain the best Bose has made, so far, still i think, personally, it is a bad speaker. It sure can play extremely loud but no lf no hf, the 3" midrangedrivers are forced tho work outside their range by a mediocre equalizer. For the price of 18 new foam surrounds i think you can build a pair of nice compact speakers far superior to the 901 in all respects but loudness.
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Old 6th April 2008, 10:14 AM   #6
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For the price of 18 new foam surrounds i think you can build a pair of nice compact speakers far superior to the 901 in all respects but loudness.
The price of the 18 ~20 now cloth surround is US $ 50.00 only.
It is long lasting one.
How can we make new pair at this price?
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Old 6th April 2008, 12:03 PM   #7
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you are both poor in mathematics
link I gave you cleary states it is 10 surrounds for the price of $39.90
20 surrounds therefore is $80 unless you buy four kits and you get the price break
in my opinion those 901 speakers were junk than and are junk now, but one man's junk is other man's treasure.
i would like to see those far superior speakers for $80 you would build, ingvar, if that would include drivers and enclosure, it would be junk for sure
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Old 6th April 2008, 04:30 PM   #8
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adason was kind enough to post a link to the surrounds. We don't need to continue driving the Bose product into the ground do we?

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Old 6th April 2008, 09:22 PM   #9
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My first post in this thread was not only unhelpful, it was downright stupid, and worse, offensive to the thread starter.jaya000. For this i sincerely do appologise. Seeing the question comes from India it would probably be worthwhile to look for replacement drivers, the same type of speaker is standard in lots of Audi and GM cars, those drivers are manufactured in China/India and should be very cheap if found at the right distribution level. Yes Adason, for about 80 euro, the dollar is at the moment under siege, i would build a pair of TQWTs in birchply with Gamma bbk200 drivers and a Philips or Monacor tweeter. Would not leave any change for beer but, to my ears, more fun to listen to.
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Old 8th April 2008, 05:38 AM   #10
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Adason :
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you are both poor in mathematics

Here is the link :

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bose-901-LIFETIM...QQcmdZViewItem

Here the kit is available for US$ 50.
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