Bose® 151® SE environmental speakers
Our take on the Bose® 151® SE environmental speakers by Crutchfield's Kramer Crane
Enjoy great sound at your next cookout
Have your outdoor speakers blend in naturally with your decor for terrific party music.
At an outdoor party, people don't stay in one spot — neither should your sound. That's why the Bose® 151® SE environmental speakers feature Bose's exclusive Stereo Everywhere® technology. They disperse balanced stereo sound over a wide area — ideal for outdoor listening.
From one corner of the deck to the other, on the patio, or in the garden, you'll enjoy rich, consistent audio performance. Three 2-1/2" full-range drivers in an Articulated Array® speaker design ensure clear, wide-open sound, while the slot-port tuning reduces air turbulence for cleaner lows.
Let them play all summer and all winter
Bose made these low-profile speakers exceptionally rugged for year-round dependability. They're built to withstand extremes in temperature (158º F to -40º F), and they passed 1,200 hours of salt fog testing — that's twice the demanding Marine Industry Standard.
Adjustable weather-resistant brackets provide secure installation to most surfaces, and let you direct the speaker for optimum outdoor coverage.
- bass-reflex design
- recommended power 10-100 watts with receivers rated from 4-8 ohms
- adjustable brackets included
- 12-5/16"W x 4-9/16"H x 6-1/16"D
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 2 Black outdoor speakers
- Two 2-piece mounting brackets
- 2 Bracket locking screws
- Four 1/4" lock washers
- Two #8 lock washers
- Four 1/4" x 9/16" bracket-to-speaker mounting screws
- Four #12 x 1-3/4" wood screws
- Four #12 x 1" wall anchors
- Owner's Guide
- Bose "Site and Sound" brochure
- Product Registration and Warranty Information card
- "Our Committment to You" letter
Look good and easy to install. The sound fills nicely but is lean on low bass. Sound good at all volume levels.
Anonymous, Manchester, CT
Features and Specs
|Woofer Composition||Glass-filled poly|
|Power Range (watts)||10-100|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Drivers: The Bose 151SE Environmental Speakers feature three 2-1/2" full range drivers. These glass-filled speaker cones offer reliable, high-quality sound reproduction across the audible frequencies, even under extreme temperature and weather conditions.
Articulated Array: The three drivers are arranged in an arc inside the speaker for a wide dispersion. This "Articulated Array" delivers full, lifelike sound over a large listening area.
Stereo Everywhere: When mounted horizontally at a minimum of 7 feet apart, the speakers deliver "Stereo Everywhere" performance. The result is evenly distributed stereo sound outdoors with distinct channel separation over a wide coverage area, instead of in one small "sweet spot." Note: When the speakers are mounted vertically, you will not experience the "Stereo Everywhere" effect.
Cabinet: The speakers feature a glass-filled polypropylene cabinet for yearlong protection against weather extremes.
Slot-Port Tuning: The speakers feature slot ports on the rear panel to reduce air turbulence for cleaner and deeper bass reproduction.
Weather-Tested: Bose outdoor speakers are tested against snow, rain, salt and temperature extremes of -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C). They are also put through 1,200 hours of salt-fog testing, which is twice the demanding Marine Industry Standard.
Terminals: The speakers are equipped with binding post speaker terminals that can accept pin connectors, spade connectors, banana plugs or bare wire. They are spaced too far apart to accept dual banana plugs.
Note: Exposed portions of the speaker wires should be treated with some type of waterproof material to prevent corrosion.
Brackets: The speakers include weather-resistant brackets and hardware to withstand the elements. The brackets allow the speakers to be mounted at an angle up to 45° in either direction (Up/Down if mounted horizontally; Left/Right if mounted vertically). The supplied locking screws hold the speakers in place at the desired angle. The brackets mount the speakers approximately 13/16" away from the mounting surface.
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