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161™ speaker system

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Overview

Overview

Performance and versatility

Streamlined design. Startling performance. Bose 161 speakers are a versatile option for both music and movie listening. They work with your stereo receiver, but can also serve as front or surround speakers in a component home theater setup.

  • Component speakers that connect to a stereo or home theater receiver
  • Twiddler® drivers use proprietary technology to generate more air movement from a small enclosure for rich low-frequency sound
  • Custom mounting brackets included for additional placement options

These small bookshelf stereo speakers provide balanced stereo sound that rivals much larger stereo speakers. An Articulated Array® speaker design uses precisely positioned drivers inside the speaker cabinet to provide a large, consistent sound field. This means you get broader, more even sound throughout the listening area.

If you’re a component-minded home theater enthusiast, these sleek speakers are also ideal for front or rear speakers. Custom mounting brackets are included to increase placement options throughout your home.

Features

  • Articulated Array® speaker design with precisely positioned drivers provides a large, consistent sound field.
  • Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance produces balanced stereo sound over a wide area. The result of proprietary Bose technologies, these stereo speakers let you enjoy balanced sound throughout the listening area, unlike conventional home audio speakers that radiate sound mostly in a single direction.
  • Twiddler® drivers use proprietary technology to generate more air movement from a small enclosure. They deliver the kind of performance you'd expect from much larger speakers, making it possible to enjoy rich low-frequency sound from smaller speakers.
  • 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.
  • Magnetically shielded speakers allow for speaker placement in close proximity to your TV without interfering with the picture quality.
  • Syncom® computer tested to ensure one of the highest levels of quality and reliability in the audio industry.
  • Custom brackets included for easy installation and flexible placement possibilities.
Specs

Specs

Dimensions/weight

  • Each speaker:4.17" H x 11" W x 5" D (3.25 lbs)
  • Pair in carton:6" H x 24.5" W x 7.75" D (7.5 lbs)

In the box

  • 2 Speakers
  • 2 Wall brackets

Other items you may need

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

Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great surround speakers I bought 4 of these for side and rear speakers in my 7.1 surround system back in 2009. Clear, crisp sound and still going strong after almost 8 years! They are paired with my Bose 301 Series IV (still going strong since 1998), Bose VCS-10 center speaker, and Yamaha subwoofer on an Onkyo 100W/channel receiver.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great as Ceiling Speakers for Atmos and DTS-X I bought these a few years ago for front height speakers and recently moved them onto the ceiling to use with my new receiver that has Atmos and DTS-X sound. It really spreads the ceiling sound around the room and works great.
Date published: 2017-02-18
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FAQs

FAQs

Can I use these speakers with other component speakers?

Yes. Combine them with a center channel speaker and any Direct/Reflecting® speakers for cinema-like sound.
Support

Support

Manuals/guides

Owner's guide