Bose 401 Speakers Views
Summary:I worked as a Bose sells rep in West Germany (5 stores) and I can tell you that the Bose 401 speakers were some of the best sperakers that I have ever listened to and that says alot due to the amount of speakers that I worked with over the years. I had an DBX mk 400 amp with 400 watts and I hould turn up the volume to as high as I could and leave the room for about 40 min or untill someone came into the store and after 2 years they were sold for about $25 less than retail market price. The 301 and 201 I did the same thing and they rocked. I would put on Deep Purple Led Zep, The Who they never sounded better at such a high volume. Kick up the jams. I put the 901's with the 401 in a home theater and when laser disk first came out with Star Wars OMG what a sound. If and when my basement gets fixed up next year I will try to fine a pair of 401's as part of my theater.
Bose 401 floor speakers are designed for stereo systems and can be used as the front-channel speakers in a home theater system. Each 401 speaker weighs about 30 pounds, so the units should be placed directly on the floor. The speakers are designed for high-end home theater systems where crystal-clear audio is essential. Unlike some Bose home theater systems that are equipped with proprietary connectors that fit only Bose receivers, the 401 series uses standard speaker wire for quick connections to the positive and negative terminals.
The Bose 401 Series direct/reflecting speaker was manufactured in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It is a floor-standing speaker, a bit different from the well-hidden Bose satellite speaker, and has a triangularly shaped footprint rather than the typical box shape of most floor-standing speakers. Using Bose's direct/reflecting technology, the Bose 401 can create a wider soundstage than most other speakers by reflecting sound from an additional speaker driver off of an adjacent wall.