Bose® 161™ speaker system
Our take on the Bose® 161™ speaker system by Crutchfield's Barry Montgomery
If you didn't know it was from Bose, you might not expect much from this elegant but unassuming little speaker. But each speaker in the 161™ system packs several patented Bose technologies into its slender cabinet to ensure spacious, ear-pleasing results. The
Bose's 161™ system performs as a great set of stereo speakers in smaller rooms — or use the speakers as surrounds in a complete Bose home theater system, with the voice-matched Bose 301® system for the front channels, and the VCS-10® center speaker.
- Two full-range 2-1/2" drivers per speaker
- recommended power 10-100 watts with receivers rated from 4 to 8 ohms
- includes mounting brackets
- ABS enclosure
- 10-3/4"W x 4-1/4"H x 5"D
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 1 White left surround speaker
- 1 White right surround speaker
- 2 White brackets (each bracket is composed of a part A and part B)
- Two 1" machine screws
- Four 5/8" machine screws
- 6 Self-adhesive rubber feet
- Owner's Guide
- Bose Product Registration & Warranty Information (not for US and Canada)
- Bose Product Registration and Warranty Information (for US and Canada)
- "Our Commitment To You" letter
The speakers are an excellent value and provide enough sound to fill the room. If you have a small space in your entertainment center or TV stand these are for you.
Tom, Albuquerque, NM
Features and Specs
|Bipole or Dipole||No|
|Midrange size (inches)||---|
|Woofer size (inches)||2-1/2|
|Connector Type||Spring clip|
|Height (inches)||4 1/4|
|Width (inches)||10 3/4|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Articulated Array Speaker Design: By precisely positioning the drivers inside the speaker cabinet, an Articulated Array speaker design can provide a large, consistent sound field. This allows for a more cinema-like experience.
Stereo Everywhere Speaker Performance: Because many conventional speakers radiate sound directly into the room, you hear balanced stereo sound only in one small "sweet spot." Using patented Bose Direct/Reflecting speaker technology, the Direct/Reflecting speakers deliver a natural balance of reflected and direct sound. You hear balanced stereo sound almost anywhere in the room.
Mounting: Using the supplied brackets, the Bose 161 speakers can be mounted vertically or horizontally on the wall. Using the supplied self-adhesive rubber feet, the speakers can be placed on any flat surface.
Note: For Stereo Everywhere speaker performance, horizontal mounting is required.
Recommended Power: 10-100 watts with receivers rated from 4 to 8 ohms
Weight: each speaker weighs 4 pounds
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