Bose 1801 Amplifier and 4401 Four Channel Preamplifier
Love them or hate them, if nothing else, Bose speakers always do a good job of polarizing opinions. These 601 Series II speakers from Bose feature no less than 2 woofers and four tweeters per speaker to achieve the 'Direct/Reflecting' component of their name. I listened to this pair, connect to a relatively high power solid state amplifier (Meridian 559) and they sounded just fine. Not my favorite speaker, but certainly better than many others I've heard.
Each speaker (left and right) has one 6” forward-facing woofer, one 3” free field tweeter, nominal impedance 8 ohms, power rating is 5 watts minimum and 60 watts RMS maximum. Dimensions of each speaker is: 14 ½” wide, 7 ¾” deep, and 9” high.
Each speaker weighs about 10 pounds. The speakers are also built with a dual frequency crossover network, and automatic system protection circuitry.
I'm certainly stretching the definition of 'vintage' with this one, but if it's not vintage now, it certainly will be. Say what you will about Bose, but their Wave radio is a design classic.
A bold new standard in audio performance from a tabletop system as elegant as it is easy to use. The Bose® Wave® music system may well become the primary music system in your home. Reproduces one-half octave lower musical notes than the original Wave® radio/CD Easy to use: no buttons, credit card-sized infrared remote, and MP3 CD capability Distinctive and elegant design: streamlined styling with a thin, slot-loaded CD player
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