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    A pair of Bose 201 speakers is one of my choices for a 20 year longevity award from the company I work for. Does anyone have a pair? How do they sound?

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    I don't have them, but I've listened to them for hours. Excellent speakers. What are the other choices?

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    "I bought them because they fit a certain bookcase."
    Caveat emptor.

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    Other choices range from art prints to jewelery to a three room tent. Five years ago I got a Bulova Mariner watch that I still haven't gotten around to having a link taken out of the band so it fits.

    The page with the speakers also has a mountain bike, gas grill, gas smoker, a Dewalt router, a Dewalt circular saw, a fishing pole and a hammock.

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    Don't know from nothing about Bose 201 speakers, but I did just have my Advents rebuilt. I drive them with a NAD 1020 preamp and a Carver 250 power amp. Awesome brass, fabulous with the Mecury recording of T's 1812 overture.

    Get the hammock.

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    Originally posted by Ed Harrow:
    I drive them with a NAD 1020 preamp and a Carver 250 power amp.
    I'm impressed! Not many people drive speakers with their NAD's

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    The 301 speaker was probably one of the toughest bookshelf speakers out there in it's day...

    Hey, get something you can use...

    Gotta love those old Advents...

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    No highs, no lows, must be Bose. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

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    If Cambridge Soundworks do speakers like they do high-end table radios, they'd blow the doors off Boise, NAD's or not!

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    By coincidence I have an NAD amp.

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    Oh, THANK YOU for that leading line!

    I have a couple of NAD's myself!

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    Do not know anything about this product. But: had a pair of Bose headphones. $150. Crappy design fell apart in several months. Luckily store traded me for a pair of Sennheisers. Much better.

    My impression is that Bose spends too much money on advertising rather than r&d.

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    Clancy

    What kind/brand/model of gas grill?

    Ross

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    Originally posted by Ross M:


    What kind/brand/model of gas grill?
    Choice of Brinkman Smoke N' Pit Pitmaster grill with temperature gauge and Brinkman stainless steel gas grill/smoker/fryer

    Since the speakers got such rave reviews the Ross mountain bike is looking good.

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    Bose will last well, but aren't as bright as some, like polks for example. But polks don't last worth beans. For most people's ears the bose are fine. A lot depends on what you're listening to now.

    You can find a bose store and listen to any and all of the possible bose speaker options, if you're interested.

    Advents, carvers, NAD preamps--ed you're showing your age! and good taste.

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    INFINITY now and always ...

    Brad

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    I can't vouch for the 201s, but I have a pair of 901s that I love.

    Chad

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