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In the box

201® Direct/Reflecting® speaker system

  • Realistic, spacious sound similar to a live performance
  • Use with stereo or home theater components for balanced audio in smaller rooms
  • Trim bookshelf speaker design blends into most décors
  • Optional accessories available for additional placement options

Room-filling performance from a trim, versatile design. The Bose® 201 Series V Direct/Reflecting® speaker system is designed for use as home stereo speakers in smaller rooms, or as home theater speakers with your component surround sound system.

201 stereo speakers use proprietary Direct/Reflecting® speaker technology to create a listening experience similar to a live performance. Concert hall audiences hear a mix of reflected and direct sound arriving from different directions and at different times. Innovative Bose® Direct/Reflecting® speaker technology recreates this audio experience by reflecting sound off your walls and other flat surfaces.

Instead of concentrating the stereo effects into a single "sweet spot," our Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance delivers full stereo sound throughout the listening area. You'll enjoy realistic, spacious performance almost anywhere in the room, no matter where you sit or stand.

One of our best speaker options for den, dorm room or office, these trim Bose bookshelf speakers are also versatile. Use with your stereo components, or connect them to your home theater system as front or rear channel surround sound speakers.

Lifestyle® system owners can also use Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting® stereo speakers with an SA-2 amplifier to listen to Bose quality sound from their system in another room. With Bose link, it's simple and easy to enjoy music in one room while family members watch a movie in another—at the same time, from the same system.

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This Bose speaker uses proprietary Direct/Reflecting technology to re-create much of a live concert's natural spaciousness

Direct/Reflecting® speaker technology blends reflected and direct sound to re-create much of a live concert's natural spaciousness.

Stereo Targeting tweeters deliver balanced stereo sound

Stereo Targeting® tweeters use precisely angled, 2.5" proprietary drivers to deliver balanced stereo sound, so you can experience lifelike spaciousness throughout the listening area.

Home theater expansion capable for cinema-like sound—and a seamless home theater design—when you combine this product with a center channel speaker and any Direct/Reflecting® speaker system.

Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance produces balanced stereo sound over a wide area. The result of proprietary Bose technologies, these speakers let you enjoy balanced sound throughout the listening area, unlike conventional speakers that radiate sound mostly in a single direction.

Spatial Dispersion™ speaker lens creates a smoother high frequency spatial response and wider distribution of sound.

High-excursion woofer (6.5") delivers clear, rich low frequencies and balanced sound throughout your room.

Compact bookshelf design blends into your décor. Use these speakers for music, or movie sound—they can be used as main, secondary or surround home theater speakers.

Automatic protection circuitry prevents drivers from being overdriven and provides increased reliability while minimizing interference with the listening experience.

Syncom® computer tested to ensure one of the highest levels of quality and reliability in the audio industry.

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Included items

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Other items you may need

  • Speaker wire (For help choosing the appropriate gauge, see the owner's manual.)


Each speaker

8"H x 13.75"W x 8.63"D ( 20 cm x 35 cm x 22 cm )

11 lbs (5 kg)

Pair in carton

25.2 lbs (11.4 kg)


  1. Expand/Contract What is the optimal placement for my speakers?

    These speakers are small enough to fit on a bookshelf or in an entertainment center.

  2. Expand/Contract Can I use these speakers with other component speakers?

    Yes. Combine them with a center channel speaker and 161™ surround speakers for cinema-like sound.

  3. Expand/Contract Can these speakers be combined with my Lifestyle® system?

    Yes. You can combine these with the SA-2 amplifier to expand your Lifestyle® system to a second room or outdoors.


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Stands and brackets

FS-01 bookshelf speaker floorstands

Sturdy stands turn your bookshelf speakers into floorstanding speakers, optimizing their performance and expanding your decorating options. Height: 24" (61 cm). Sold as a pair.

Compatible with:

  • 301® speakers; 201® speakers

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Color: Silver and Black



WB-3 bookshelf speaker wall brackets

Conveniently mount your 301® Series IV or Series V, or 201® Series IV or Series V Direct/Reflecting® speakers on a wall. Sold as a pair. (Note: These brackets are not compatible with Series I, II or III speakers.)

Compatible with:

  • 301® speakers; 201® speakers

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Color: Black