Cap, value of my Bose L1?

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Scott Hanna

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Bose and I have parted ways.

The issue with the L1 Classics and L1 Model 1 units is that they cannot be repaired by Bose, which to my knowledge was the only parts and repair source in the country. Therefore when anyone buys an L1 Classic or Model1, they are taking a flyer, either buying a dynamite sound system that will last a very long time with proper care, or end up with a recently purchased pricey paperweight.

If I were selling that unit, I would focus my selling verbiage on age, amount of use, cosmetic condition, and anything that would grab the attention of someone who has two but one side is dead or dying and and already understands the value. Stay away from specs. Line array specs are totally different from standard concial values and can be twisted by haters/pseudo techies in a myriad of different ways.

Then, I would grab whatever cash is offered for them.

I used to Admin a facebook page Buying and Selling Used L1 F1 Gear. I don't know if it's still there but I know many For Sale posts for these older systems were unmoved for a very long while.
FYI, Rick had a model 2, not a model 1/classic.
 
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Still have
3 model 2's
1 model 1
3 compacts
2 s1 pro's.

The producs have performed great. Products have held up to commercial work extremely well. Customers service has been extraordinary. I will always look for companies like this that stand behind their products.
I've found the same with sennheisser and that's why just about every mic I use is sennheisser.

It just seems to me so many other sound companies get bought, sold, merged or change names, it's hard to tell where each company will be in a few years. Yet one company I know has not changed ownership. Perfect? Hardly. Better than most I've dealt with? Certainly.
 
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Why is it clear that I don't know? I only know what I do know, and who's to know that I've chosen not to know, in print, this time? By not knowing, I get to see what others think they know, even though I now know they don't know. Knowing is knowing. (similie to "It is what it is" which I know also makes no sense whatsoever)
 
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Actually Bose did change hands at Dr. Bose's passing. 51% of the company shares went to MIT who therefore can now run the show. Since then, there has been one reorganization after another. But no matter what happens on the Mountain, customer service remains unquestioningly the best in its industry.
 
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Why is it clear that I don't know? I only know what I do know, and who's to know that I've chosen not to know, in print, this time? By not knowing, I get to see what others think they know, even though I now know they don't know. Knowing is knowing. (similie to "It is what it is" which I know also makes no sense whatsoever)
...You know, you know the thing...
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51% of the company shares went to MIT who therefore can now run the show. Since then, there has been one reorganization after another.
Well, there's the source of the problem.

If the Lab reports don't support our graduate thesis, then clearly the Lab is at fault and needs to change! :).
 
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Why is it clear that I don't know? I only know what I do know, and who's to know that I've chosen not to know, in print, this time? By not knowing, I get to see what others think they know, even though I now know they don't know. Knowing is knowing. (similie to "It is what it is" which I know also makes no sense whatsoever)
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Actually Bose did change hands at Dr. Bose's passing. 51% of the company shares went to MIT who therefore can now run the show. Since then, there has been one reorganization after another. But no matter what happens on the Mountain, customer service remains unquestioningly the best in its industry.
I'd say a company founder donating shares at his passing to a academic institution is a little different than being sold or merged. But yes, technically changed hands. 😁
 
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I'd say a company founder donating shares at his passing to a academic institution is a little different than being sold or merged.
Given the recent revelations of the subversive, dishonest and self serving culture in much of the once exhalted academia, I'd say more than a little different, as well.
 

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'd say a company founder donating shares at his passing to a academic institution is a little different than being sold or merged. But yes, technically changed hands.
Agreed, however the mitigating purpose was not primarily generousity. There was a move afoot to take the company public. By designating MIT as the 51% controlling heir, and because MIT cannot go public with any holdings, the good doctor ensured the company could never go public.

Hey. I did know something after all. Now what do I do? Crap.
 

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I'd say a company founder donating shares at his passing to a academic institution is a little different than being sold....
Then again, no one could quite understand why the Yale crew team always sucked at rowing... until we found out the seats were sold. :)