Bose 901 Speaker Foam Edge Replacement and Repair

Bose 901 Speaker Foam Edge Replacement and Repair

In this video, we go into detail on the correct installation of new surrounds for the Bose 901 speaker system. We will show you how to remove the grills, clean the speakers, and replace the foam and recenter the cones and coils.

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  1. Marty Lemons
    Marty Lemons 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    this video is why I always buy your products

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  2. David Workman
    David Workman 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    One of the best "how to" videos. Well done. Thanks.

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  3. mysticmusic100
    mysticmusic100 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    Great video sure helped me revive my Bose 901's thanks

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  4. Faisal Khan
    Faisal Khan 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    Thank you for this great video, so very helpful.

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  5. Syd Viscous
    Syd Viscous 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    BTW, is it just me, or does this guy sound a little like Jimmy Stewart?

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  6. Bill Bettencourt
    Bill Bettencourt 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    I have a set of 901 series 2, that I bought as new back in the 70s. How do I know if mine need to be refoamed?
    They still sound great, and I don’t hear a diminished quality of sound. Could mine be in good shape, or was mine not using foam? I. Have never taken the grill cloth off to see the speakers. I’m a bit hesitant to take the grill cover off. I think I see one staple on each side, not three staples on each side. Somewhere I thought I read/heard that series 2 did not use the foam that is prone to deteriorate. Any thoughts you can provide for me are appreciated. I feel like they are not broke so I don’t need to fix them, etc.

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  7. KillBill Grill
    KillBill Grill 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    Thanks so much for this. I got the old 901s my father had while studying at university and now I'm able to revive them 🙂

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  8. azzinny
    azzinny 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    For attaching the rear grill, you suggested the adhesive for the foam surround. Is there other good alternatives? Hot glue or double-sided foam tape?

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  9. Gojirra_Life
    Gojirra_Life 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    Great video. I recently found a set of these in an attic of my old house. I need to repair them. Also does anyone know of a receiver I could purchase that would work well with these? thanks!

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  10. FarHorizons
    FarHorizons 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    I watched your video because I was thinking of buying some 901's, which I subsequently didn't. Regardless, this is the best and clearest DIY video I have ever viewed and I must compliment you on the entire production. Very professionally made!!

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  11. Dr Prick
    Dr Prick 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    I bought four 901's pretty cheap, and of course the foam was gone. I had been told by a repair shop that this was too hard to do and I would have to drive my speakers 5 hours one way to get repaired for $230! After watching this video, I decided I could do this (Don't challenge me!). The repair kit arrived and once I got in the swing of things, it was really easy. It took about 8 minutes per speaker once I had all the old stuff cleaned off. EASY! Just ordered another kit to do the second pair!

    Here's some things I would add to what this video teaches:
    – Take your time with the cleanup of old foam. I vacuumed out all the old stuff and dust.
    -You can do the cleanup with the speaker in it's normal upright position. It keeps the old foam pieces and dust from falling into the speaker and makes it easier to keep clean.
    – After scraping most of old foam off, rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip works great, plus some on a rag at the end to get the remainder off. I worked around each speaker by quarters.
    – It was easier for me to hold the new foam in my hand to apply the glue to the foam and hold it while applying glue to the housing.
    – I timed his installation so that I knew how long I had before the glue set, and I gave it about 2-3 minutes for the initial foam to speaker to set before moving to foam to housing. I used a chopstick to help set the foam into the glue (and cleaned the chopstick with the rubbing alcohol when needed.)
    – The foam pretty much centers the speakers, and it was easy to feel it they were off. I only had one out of 18 I had to adjust slightly.
    – There's a chance when working with old speakers like this that your activity will awaken some sleeping spiders LIKE THE GIANT BROWN RECLUSE THAT CRAWLED OUT OF ONE OF THE SPEAKERS! God, I hate spiders.

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  12. Cam Jimmerson
    Cam Jimmerson 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    Fantastic instructional video! I will be purchasing a kit!

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  13. dennis walsh
    dennis walsh 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    I've done four 901 IV cabs, 36 speakers is ENOUGH experience for life for me. One set rotted in an attic. That set was easy and no problems with rubs. The second set were actually "played" with deteriorated surrounds. About 5 or 6 of those couldn't be "saved" (they rubbed) and had to be replaced with other 901 IV speakers. I assume "playing" those speakers with bad surrounds somehow deformed the coil former and voice coil.

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  14. MrAvant123
    MrAvant123 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    Great video – great craftsman..Took me back to my student days in the late 70's when we fiddled with these and the 802's..

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  15. akhtar hussain
    akhtar hussain 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    Good job brother 901

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  16. bobby sydnor
    bobby sydnor 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    third set, loving it, ,NOW you should HEAR THEM!!!!!

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  17. Rob Haskell
    Rob Haskell 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    All You Tube instructional video should aspire to the quality of this one. Very nicely done. No annoying background music, clearly articulated and good video supporting the work. Well done and thanks. Cheers from Canada!

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  18. Tina Chavez
    Tina Chavez 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    Have repaired many surrounds with the Simply Speakers kits..Good parts at fair prices..

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  19. Mark Freedman
    Mark Freedman 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    This is an outstanding procedure. Well done!!

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  20. jokinboken
    jokinboken 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    I got a pair of 901 IV's in the early 80's. They haven't been used for almost 15 years now. Having seen this, I'm going to pull the cover off the back and do an inspection. I'm expecting to see dry, cracked foam :-). But, this video gives me confidence they can be brought back in to service.

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  21. dad_by_day_dj_by_night
    dad_by_day_dj_by_night 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    The fabric kit looks nicer

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  22. Torbjorn Iversen
    Torbjorn Iversen 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    Thanks 🙂

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  23. John Hodge
    John Hodge 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    do you guys have a kit for the realistic Mach two woofers

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  24. Radu Cristian Dumitrescu
    Radu Cristian Dumitrescu 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    I know that this video tutorial is one of the best out there.Very detailed at the right time and with much of patience.If i woud have a pair of speakers certainly i would repair my self due to the best explanation that i've seen on YT.Congras, you are a professional !:)

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  25. Jelsick
    Jelsick 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    I purchased a kit for my old Genesis speakers that I got back in the late 80's.  The surrounds on all the woofers and passive radiators had dry rotted and the speakers sat in my spare bedroom for years unused.  The kit installed easily and the units sound better than ever.  I highly recommend this company if you have vintage speakers that need repairing.  Don't throw them out!  I love being able to use the old school speakers on my modern Onkyo receiver.  Now I need to replace the surrounds on an old pair of Sony speakers sitting in my garage.  I look forward to resurrecting them from unused to used.  Thanks to Simply Speakers.

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  26. TomJohnson121
    TomJohnson121 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    Amazing video – I'm about to buy some 901s always wanted them – but was very worried about the drivers – now I have seen this I feel reasured to go ahead & buy them – -only other thing is if there are lose wires or any crossovers in the unit which i guess there are – and if those are broken -how do get to them – is there any videos on that -BUT a stunning video relly helpful – always wanted apair – now if the seals can be repaired -thats ace news – very good video 10 out of 10 🙂

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  27. Andrew Nguyen
    Andrew Nguyen 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    , follow direction as shown in the video. The result was amazing. thank you again.

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  28. Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee 17 March, 2022, 02:33

    Looks like these guys really know their work and the video truly represents that. I just received my kit to redo my 901s and will look at this video again prior to starting. Thanks for the info..

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  29. MindMadeDesigns
    MindMadeDesigns 17 March, 2022, 02:33

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