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201® Direct/Reflecting® speaker system


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Overview

Overview

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.

Features

  • 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.
Specs

Specs

Dimensions/weight

  • 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.)
Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose is still the best I've had a pair of 201's for several years now. You will not find a better speaker for twice the price.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy I've been an audiophile all of my adult life. I had two pairs of Bose 901s that I used in two adjoining rooms since 1979. I was always happy with them. But I was recently forced to down-size - a house fire. The new house is much smaller so I decided to go with a Bose Acoustic Wave Series II. It more than fit the bill. It's great. I just set up a hobby room/workshop in the basement. Since it wouldn't be 'listening room' I thought I'd go cheap. Then, I thought that since I've been so happy with Bose, let's check them out. I bought the 201's. Don't think of these speakers as 'low end' Bose. And don't think of them as only good for home theater speakers. They fill the area with clear, robust sound. Much better than I expected. Now, I have a 'listening chair' in the basement. They are that good at a very good price.
Date published: 2017-01-29
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Accessories FAQs

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.

Can these speakers be combined with my Lifestyle® or SoundTouch system?

Yes. You can combine these with the SA-5 amplifier to expand your Lifestyle SoundTouch entertainment system or SoundTouch home theater system to a second room or outdoors.

Support

Support

Manuals/guides

Owner's guide