Guest srobak Posted April 10, 2008 Share Posted April 10, 2008 Why did his BOSE system sound so much better than the other (maybe 7 or 8) BOSE 901 installations I've listened to carefully, for prolonged periods? Did you notice any EQs around at all? Including the Bose EQ that was packaged with the 901s? The only way I have ever been able to get 901's to sound remotely decent in any room is to spin them around, ditch their eq, and put even a cheap-o 7 band or more eq in the loop. Did the same thing at one of the gigs where I had to use the 802s. This club in Michigan was under some sort of exclusivity contract to use only the Bose system (consisting of 16 802's and 4 802 BP's, as well as their processors). No matter what I did with the processors, I could not get the sound I wanted out of the mains, and finally told them that I would bring in my eq rack from the truck and bypass the Bose procs. I was met with quite a bit of resistance, and I went so far as to tell them to be happy I wasn't bringing in all my JBL cabs instead, or even canceling the gig entirely for both myself and the band. Once presented with those 3 choices and talking to the facility manager on a personal level - he agreed to at least take a listen with my eq rack in the loop. Night and day difference... he was rather shocked, and even got some model numbers from the Alesis eqs I had . The 802 BPs were pretty decent... but it was good that it was not a larger venue, as I do not think they could keep up without multiplying a lot, and perhaps even having a few scattered around to bring the low end into the crowd. Best speakers I have ever heard? 10 years ago in Ovation Audio in NE Indy... Martin Logan reQuest hooked up to a full rack of Krell hardware. No idea the models... all I know is that it was the purest and most transparent sound I had ever heard. I came back the following day with a selection of my own music - everything from orchestral to opera to rock to acoustic guitar to funk to jazz, and could not get enough. I was in the store from open to close, auditioning every last note I could. I know it is a discontinued line - but some day - I will have those speakers and either some Krell or Mark Levinson power to go with them. I have listened to a lot of insanely priced systems - and those speakers are the only ones I would ever pay more than 1500 a cabinet for. Nothing else is worth the $... from anyone. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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