From the power of a symphony to the intimacy of an acoustic guitar, the experience of a live performance is unmistakable. The challenge for Bose engineers was to re-create this listening experience in people's homes.
The concert hall became our laboratory and an unconventional line of thought evolved. Most of the sound at a live performance is reflected off walls, ceiling and floor, but most conventional speakers radiate sound directly into the room. We set out to create a speaker system that would deliver primarily reflected sound.
This radical thinking ultimately led to the discovery of patented Bose® Direct/Reflecting® speaker technology — and the entire versatile product line it inspired.
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