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Old 04-02-2011, 08:10 PM
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I'm using Yaffa Blocks for speaker stands under my 901's. These things come in five 12 inch plastic blocks stacked on top of each other. I use one of these 12 inch blocks under each speaker.... http://www.yaffainc.com/products/yaffablocks.html
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:07 AM
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I think THESE BOSE 901's will become an INSTANT CLASSIC !!



I guess I don't see how tho, since you're about the only one on the internet that seems to own a pair, and the fact that Bose isn't even promoting these new versions. Even their sales dept seems clueless about them. I wonder why Bose isn't being more aggressive in their promotion of these, since it is indeed true, Bose did make a version 2 a cpl of months back?
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:50 AM
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Hey HifiSoundGuy.........do you work for Bose?

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Old 04-04-2011, 09:42 AM
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A while back someone started a thread regarding the longest running production speaker. I thought it was the 901's which have been in production since 1968 but I was wrong. The Klipsch Klipschorn has been in non stop production since 1946, originally prototyped in 1936.

http://www.thevintageknob.org/klipsch-Klipschorn.html
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:46 AM
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Yep. I have a bunch of 901s, but as a younger man I coveted Klipschorns. I might however, have the longest continuous history at AK of owning and using a pair of 901s. Took possession in January, 1969.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:40 PM
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Yep. I have a bunch of 901s, but as a younger man I coveted Klipschorns. I might however, have the longest continuous history at AK of owning and using a pair of 901s. Took possession in January, 1969.
42 years with the same speakers may be an outright record, not just with the 901's. Wonder if anyone is still using any pair of speakers this long?
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:49 PM
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It occurs to me that my speakers may have the answer to life, the universe and everything.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:08 PM
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I talked to Walter at underwoodhifi.com and he told me that he had a yamaha a-s2000 and a Luxman l550 in for trade-ins and they compared the two and the yamaha a-s2000 sounded better than the $$$4800 Luxman l550 ! I just ordered a yamaha a-s2000 to go with my 901's.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:26 PM
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90 watts is a bit low for 901s, but I generally play mine at under 10 watts peak.

Problem is, there's almost no audible difference between 10 and 90 watts, so it's easy to clip if you have low frequency content.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:35 PM
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90 watts is a bit low for 901s, but I generally play mine at under 10 watts peak.

Problem is, there's almost no audible difference between 10 and 90 watts, so it's easy to clip if you have low frequency content.
Someone over on audiogon forum has one of these Yamaha amps and the amp he had before was a Anthem i225 with 225 Watts of power and he said the yamaha was close as powerful as the anthem he replaced !

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Old 04-08-2011, 10:44 PM
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Twice as much power only give you 3 dB. Considering possible difference is peak clean power, it could easily be true.

I'm a conservative listener. Nine or ten o'clock. But I burned out three vintage amps with 901s. One was a Dynaco 400.

For the past several years I've had a MX-600/U. I had bad caps in the equalizer and several times woke up with it in 60 Hz hum mode, which had been going on all night. I haven't noticed that the Yamaha complained.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:54 PM
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Do a Google search for.. Yamaha A-S2000 REVIEW ON AUDIOGON .And you can read the full review there
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:14 PM
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I think I already did. Looks like a great amp, but I'd watch the levels. I don't know what you listen to or how loud.

I suppose I should have mentioned that my amp eaters are Series I and yours are 6s.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:31 AM
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I think I already did. Looks like a great amp, but I'd watch the levels. I don't know what you listen to or how loud.

I suppose I should have mentioned that my amp eaters are Series I and yours are 6s.
You really don't need a lot power with these new and improved 901 series 6 version 2's.....Bose is not using the same speaker drivers as they used in past 901 speakers. Right now I'm using a marantz pm7001 that puts out only 70 watts.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:31 PM
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I see others on the forums using fullrange speakers with their Yamaha a-s2000 integrated amps so this should be a great match with my 901's. I talked to one person that has a yamaha a-s2000 and he told me that this amp lets the music through, as it is recorded with no effect at all ! It sounds like "NO AMP" ! Getting Totally out of the way! He said he's been waiting for a product like this to come on the market for over 30 years now !...
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