Skip to comments.Founder of Mass.-based Bose audio firm dies at 83 (Amar Bose)
Posted on 07/12/2013 5:06:04 PM PDT by EveningStar
Acoustics pioneer Amar Bose, founder and chairman of the audio technology company Bose Corp., known for the rich sound of its small tabletop radios and its noise-canceling headphones popular among frequent fliers, has died at age 83.
Bose's death was announced Friday by the company's president, Bob Maresca, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Bose began his acoustics research and was on the faculty for more than 40 years.
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Rest in Peace without noise.
Listening to my Bose Wave Radio/CD player right now. Bought it back in the 90’s when they were heavily advertised on Rush’s show.
I have external Bose speakers plugged into my laptop.
Aww. My Bose speakers are wonderful. RIP.
Don’t what to say something bad about the dead but Rest in Peace.
However, Bose’s products are junk, whether your car comes with it or that radio you see an ad for on TV ever few commercials, Bose products sound terrible.
The saying, no highs no lows, must be Bose is accurate.
I wish I could remember who it was but Bose was showing his speakers at an expo when another manufacturer created a bunch of buttons that said, B.S. but spelled out. Pretty funny.
I had a car with Bose speakers that died and Bose said they’d replace them for free. Six months later and no speakers, I went to Frys and bought regular speakers (Bose were, I believe 4 ohm) and the teenage salesman said the speakers I was looking at would never work as Bose are specialy designed. Since I design and build audio equipment in my spare time, his advice meant nothing to me. The 8 ohm speakers I bought worked fine and sounded excellent. I replaced them in the parking lot at Frys, I was tempted to get the ‘audio expert’ to listen to how it sounded but I didn’t care enough. I should have asked him what 4 ohms means and why does it matter?
So, he ripped off Colin Chapman and instead of hydraulics, he used electronic actuators. Great, my car had that in 1997 using the proven hydraulic actuators and nitrogen accumulators.
Buy Other Sound Equipment
Love my 501s
I have 5 of his products.
Very mid-range-y. An often voiced phrase about the speakers.
I have that, too. Given to me years ago as a b-day present and was apprehensive at first, as it was mostly shown on late night ads. Now I have the entire sound system for my home theater.
“No highs, no lows... Must be Bose.”
Isn’t that cool? I wonder how much cost it would add to a car?
any opinions about the bluetooths.
Just parroting an audiophile friend of mine who wasn’t a fan of his products. Don’t know about the bluetooths. RIP Amar Bose.
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