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Amar G. Bose, founder of Bose Corp., dies at 83

Amar Bose taught at MIT from 1956 until 2001. As a youth, he had a talent for electronics.
Amar Bose taught at MIT from 1956 until 2001. As a youth, he had a talent for electronics.Credit: Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff/File 1997

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While doing graduate work at MIT in the mid-1950s, Amar Bose decided to buy a hi-fi as a present to himself for having done well with his studies.

“I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications,” Dr. Bose, who had studied violin for several years as a boy, told Discover magazine in 2004. “So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.”

Having realized years earlier that he had a gift for electronics, Dr. Bose set about finding a way to better capture the sound audiences heard in concert halls.

Dr. Bose, who founded Bose Corp. in 1964, has died, MIT and his company announced.

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