AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > AudioAficionado News > News

News Local & Worldwide

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 07-13-2013, 08:04 AM
AudioNut's Avatar
AudioNut AudioNut is offline
World's Oldest Audiophile


 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Decatur, Alabama
Posts: 8,515
Default





Whether or not you liked and appreciated Bose products, The man and his company did more to deliver quality sound to the "masses"
than any other brand you can name. I suspect everyone here has owned and listened to Bose speakers in one form or another.

A number of us (me included) owned Bose 901's at some point in our audio journeys. Most of us have owned automobiles
featuring Bose sound systems, I own a Bose Acoustic Wave system for portable use and it sounds infinitely better than
any "boom box" ever made. Each of us has benefitted in some way from the genius of Amar Bose.

The man made zillions of dollars from his designs, granted, but in the end, he gave the majority of his company to MIT to further acoustic research.

In my book, the man and his company are OK!

His legacy will live forever. Rest in Peace Amar Bose.

.


. . . .
__________________
Julian

HOME SYSTEM: . . .Audio Physic Caldera III Loudspeakers, Esoteric K-03 CD/SACD Player, OPPO BDP-105D Darbee BluRay/SACD/CD Player, Olive 4HD Music Server, Spectral DMC 30SL Preamp, Spectral DMA 250 Amp, Spectral/MIT interconnects and speaker cable, STAX SR-404 Signature Electrostatic Headphones, STAX SRM-727 Headphone Amp, Basis Debut V Vacuum turntable, Walker Precision Speed Controller, Graham tonearm, Graham Nightingale II or Benz Ruby 3 Cartridges, PASS - X-ono Phono Stage, Lexicon RT-20 Universal Player, Exact Power EP-15A & SP-15A power regeneration and conditioning devices. Symposium Acoustics Svelte pads & RollerBlock Jr's under speakers. VPI DB-5 "magic bricks", ASC Tube Traps, Arcici Suspense Rack System

2ND HOME SYSTEM: . . . Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento or Magnepan MG 1.7i Speakers, JL Audio F112 Sub, Esoteric Modified-X03 CD/SACD Player, McIntosh MA7000 Integrated Amp, McIntosh MVP871 Universal Disc Player, OPPO BDP-95 Blu-Ray Player, OPPO SONICA Audiophile DAC & Network Streamer VPI Scoutmaster with periphery ring clamp, VPI SDS Motor Drive, Koetsu Rosewood Platinum Signature -Pro IV, or Clearaudio Discovery Cartridges, Mark Levinson No. 25s phono stage, Wadia 170i Transport with a Meridian Bitstream 203 DAC, VPI DB-5 "magic bricks", VPI HW-17 Pro Record Cleaning Machine, Five Richard Gray RGPC 400 devices scattered around the two systems, Arcici Suspense Rack System, Discovery Essence and Essential Cables,.


. . . . . .
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-13-2013, 08:10 AM
sleepysurf's Avatar
sleepysurf sleepysurf is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tampa Bay area
Posts: 60
Default

Despite all the audiophile snickering, Amar Bose deserves kudos as a visionary who elevated the quality of consumer grade hi-fi, and sticking to his values as an engineer, teacher, and human. I bet most folks didn't know he endowed M.I.T. with the majority of his shares of Bose stock.

Back in the 70's, before I earned my "audiophile" status, I convinced my Dad to buy some Bose bookshelf speakers. He, and my Mom, thought their "reflected" sound was the cats meow. He passed away many years ago, but my Mom still has them in her system. I had to replace the surrounds a few years ago, but after 40+ years, those paper cones are still going strong! I've offered to replace them with something better, but she's perfectly content with how they sound.
__________________
C-J CT5 pre and Premier 350 amp, ML Expressions. Member of the Suncoast Audiophile Society.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-13-2013, 08:24 AM
Jerome W's Avatar
Jerome W Jerome W is offline
Member


 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 13,193
Default

Great posts folks !
__________________
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats
Albert Schweitzer
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-13-2013, 09:29 AM
jdandy's Avatar
jdandy jdandy is online now
Merry Christmas to all



 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Central Florida
Posts: 52,953
Default

Jerome.......My comment wasn't meant as a slight on Amar Bose. No doubt he was an audio pioneer, but what made him a billionaire was his ability to successfully market those ideas to consumers.
__________________
Dan



STUDIO - McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Aurender N10, Esoteric K-01X, Shunyata Sigma spdif digital cable, Sonos Connect, PurePower 2000, Stillpoints, Furutech Flux 50, Michell Gyro SE, Michell HR Power Supply, SME 309, Ortofon Cadenza Black, Wireworld, Sonus faber Amati Anniversario
LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC75 (2), MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Shunyata Sigma USB cable, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Nakamichi BX-300, Sony 60ES DAT, PS Audio P10, Furutech Flux 50, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, Wireworld, Kimber, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113
VINTAGE - McIntosh MA230, Tandberg 3011A tuner, Olive 04HD, Sony DTC-59ES DAT, McIntosh 4300V, JBL 4312A

Last edited by jdandy; 07-13-2013 at 09:32 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-13-2013, 09:36 AM
Higgens's Avatar
Higgens Higgens is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Arizona; Idaho
Posts: 1,005
Default

When my brother came back from Vietnam in 1972' one of the first things he did was to buy 901's. I was still in high school at the time but to me they were the best speakers I had ever heard (up to then). Ah, the memories.
__________________
Gary
Accuphase E-650; Lumin A1; Tannoy Canterbury GR
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-13-2013, 11:06 AM
Jerome W's Avatar
Jerome W Jerome W is offline
Member


 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 13,193
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdandy
Jerome.......My comment wasn't meant as a slight on Amar Bose. No doubt he was an audio pioneer, but what made him a billionaire was his ability to successfully market those ideas to consumers.
Oh I see ! Sorry for misunderstanding you Dan !
__________________
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats
Albert Schweitzer
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-13-2013, 11:56 AM
MyPal MyPal is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4,902
Default

Bose is & remains a neat introduction to the musical experience.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-13-2013, 12:24 PM
chops-tube chops-tube is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,416
Default Amar Gopal Bose passes at 83...

I never owned any Bose speakers, but had heard plenty of them over the years including the 301's, 501's, 601's and 901's. I never had any issues with their sound or designs, though many others did. Regardless of how anyone felt towards Dr. Bose' designs, he was one of a kind and definitely thought outside the box.

R.I.P. Dr. Amar Gopal Bose

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/13/bu...t-83.html?_r=0







Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-13-2013, 12:35 PM
mraudio's Avatar
mraudio mraudio is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 287
Default

My very first pair of speakers were Bose 301's. They started me on my journey as a hifi hobbyist and later as an audiophile.

RIP Amar
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-13-2013, 01:13 PM
Audiofan1's Avatar
Audiofan1 Audiofan1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 162
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chops-tube View Post
I never owned any Bose speakers, but had heard plenty of them over the years including the 301's, 501's, 601's and 901's. I never had any issues with their sound or designs, though many others did. Regardless of how anyone felt towards Dr. Bose' designs, he was one of a kind and definitely thought outside the box.

R.I.P. Dr. Amar Gopal Bose

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/13/bu...t-83.html?_r=0








Ahh! the 501 was the speaker my uncle had.

Thanks for the pics, I always wondered what the model was
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:17 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
ęCopyright 2009-2019 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Inspire By Dennis Had
Inspire By Dennis Had
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Dragonfire Acoustics
Dragonfire Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase