201® Direct/Reflecting® speaker system

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A sleek-looking speaker

Get a power-packed performance from a trim bookshelf design with the 201® speaker system. They’re more compact than our 301® bookshelf speakers, making them ideal for smaller rooms. Simply connect them to your stereo receiver and enjoy the best your music has to offer.

  • Component speakers that connect to a stereo receiver
  • Stereo Targeting® tweeters (2.5”) use precisely angled drivers for balanced stereo sound and lifelike spaciousness
  • High-excursion woofer (6.5") delivers clean, powerful low notes

201 stereo speakers use proprietary Direct/Reflecting® speaker technology to create an experience similar to a live performance, where a mix of reflected and direct sound envelops listeners.

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.


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



  • Each speaker:8" H x 13.75" W x 8.63" D (11 lbs)
  • Pair in carton:25.2 lbs

In the box

  • 2 Speakers
  • Self-adhesive rubber feet

Other items you may need

  • Speaker wire (For help choosing the appropriate gauge, see the owner's manual.)
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my home made home theater I have converted single car garage into a home theater, using 2 pairs of Bose 201's as surround speakers and 1 pair of Bose 301's as main front speakers and a pair of Bose 161 as ambiance speakers and A bose center channel speaker (Discontinued Model) and a powered Subwoofer. I have gotten great reviews and have assisted three others in duplicating my system they love the rich sound and crispness delivered by all my the bose speakers, I would compare my system to any custom system out there. great products, great sound !
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Sound Output Excellent Sound Output. I used it in my personal Home Theater and it enhances my viewing experience. Also it is great for listening music.
Date published: 2016-04-23
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Accessories FAQs


What is the optimal placement for my speakers?

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

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.



Owner's guide