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SoundTouch outdoor wireless system with 251 speakers

SoundTouch outdoor wireless system with 251 speakers

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Current Price $898.95
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Overview

Your music, outdoors. Streamed wirelessly.

What’s better than relaxing in your backyard, by the patio or pool? Listening to your favorite music while you’re there, and enjoying deep, full stereo sound. With the SoundTouch® outdoor speaker system with 251® speakers, you can stream Spotify®, Deezer, iHeartRadio™, Pandora®, TuneIn, and your music library outside — all at the touch of a button. If you have a home Wi-Fi® network, you’re ready to make hanging out even more fun.

  • Wireless connection via your home Wi-Fi network to stream music services like Deezer and Spotify, and your music library outdoors
  • Our best wall-mounted outdoor speakers deliver rich sound and clear performance, for extremely wide sound in larger outdoor areas
  • Rugged speaker construction designed to withstand snow, rain and extreme temperatures
  • SoundTouch® app transforms your phone or tablet into a powerful remote that keeps you in control of your music
  • Add SoundTouch® systems to play the same music throughout your home, or different music in different rooms

Performance that has you covered

Most speakers can’t deliver sound evenly over a large outdoor area. But our outdoor speakers are uniquely engineered to give you full stereo performance across a much wider space. Bose 251 environmental speakers deliver our best performance outdoors from two 2.5" full-range drivers and a 5.25" woofer.

Built for the great outdoors

Whether you’re unwinding on your own or entertaining friends and family, you want your music to keep up with you. These speakers will stand up to the cold, heat, snow and rain. So when the weather’s just right, your music will be right there with you.

Everything you need to stream music

This SoundTouch® outdoor speaker system includes the SoundTouch® SA-5 amplifier. The SoundTouch® app also transforms your phone into a powerful remote so you can control your music from anywhere in your home.

Expand your musical universe

Soundtouch® is your key to an expanding musical universe. Pandora®. Spotify®. iHeartradio™. Deezer. These popular music services are integrated into the Soundtouch® app, so they’re instantly accessible. You can save your favorite stations and iTunes® playlists to six presets on the app and remote so they’re always a touch away. And Bluetooth connectivity is included so you can play music wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet, too.

Fast, simple control of all your music

Experience your favorite music from your SoundTouch speaker with the SoundTouch app. SoundTouch lets you take total control of your listening experience, right from your smartphone or tablet. Browse popular music services like Spotify® and Deezer, Internet radio stations through TuneIn, or your stored music library. Easily personalize presets for one-touch access to the music you love, and control one or many SoundTouch speakers around your home.

Bose + Voice. Now you’re talking.

Play music. Turn it up. Or even ask what’s playing. Without lifting a finger.

Enjoy hands-free voice access to your music on SoundTouch speakers using any Alexa-enabled device—like the Amazon Echo Dot. Just open the Alexa app. Search for “Bose” under the Skills menu. Then follow the simple one-time setup.

So what can you do? Plenty. Start your funk playlist in the kitchen. Turn the volume up or down. Change tracks. Find out what’s playing. And even control where it’s playing—from the speaker in your kitchen to the speaker in your bedroom.

"Alexa, play some dance music in the Living Room."

"Alexa, turn up the volume in the Kitchen."

"Alexa, pause the Office."

"Alexa, next track in the Bedroom."

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Specs

Dimensions

  • 251® speakers:13.5" H x 5.75" W x 8" D (8 lbs)
  • SoundTouch® SA-5 amplifier:3" H x 7.25" W x 12" D (3.3 lbs)

Inputs/outputs

SoundTouch® SA-5 amplifier

  • AC power
  • USB connector for setup
  • Ethernet connector
  • Speaker outputs
  • 3 aux input connectors (2 RCA pairs, 1 3.5 mm mini-stereo)

In the box

  • 251® environmental speakers
  • SoundTouch® SA-5 amplifier
  • Mounting hardware: 8 screws and 8 plastic anchors
  • Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • 4 knobs
  • 2 brackets
  • AC power cord
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Set up and Amazing Sound I bought the sound touch wireless system with 251 speakers last week. I read the online pdf manual for installing these items while they were in transit. I set the speakers up and also installed the amp yesterday. The install for the speakers was easy. Before I set up the speakers, I went ahead and downloaded the sound touch app so that it could download while I set up the speakers. The installation was flawless. I think one item that helped is I have Xfinity and I put a wireless pod to boost the internet close to where I installed my amp. I estimate that the time between the installation and listening to music was 45 minutes at most. I linked my Amazon Music account to my sound touch app and I was listening to music quickly. In fact, there were no hiccups whatsoever. I listened to music from my outdoor Bose system all yesterday afternoon. It is also important to note, that I attached my 251 speakers to an outdoor pergola. I do not have a means to install the amp indoors. So, I installed the amp's bracket to one of 4x6's and put the amp in its bracket and connected it to power. After I listened to music yesterday, I unplugged the amp and disconnected the speaker wires (it simply pulls out of a wire tray from the amp, easy), and I put the amp inside. The next day, when I went outside, I simply took my amp, slid it into the bracket on the 4x6, put the speaker wire tray back in and plugged it into power. The amp was ready in 30 seconds and I was playing music. Today, I decided to walk out into my yard to crank up the music and to see how far away I could hear it with clarity. Usually, when you crank the music up too high it will simply sound like a "thud." I was amazed how clear the music was at the end of my property. Now let me say this, with the music fully cranked up, I walked back to the speakers and they were VERY loud, which is what you want. The sound on these speakers is incredible. I intend on purchasing another of these kits and 2 of the green ground speakers. I will hook the additional 251's into my current amp (yes, you can plug 4 speakers into the amp!!!) and use the other amp to control the ground speakers. The only thing that I wonder about is adding some further bass to this system (you do not need it but I like the bass tones). I recently purchased the Bose Sound Bar 700 and its accompanying 700 subwoofer (and the surround speakers). As an aside, if you want to get some serious in-door sound for your movies, etc, the 700 sound bar and subwoofer are amazing. When you crank up the sound on the 700 sound bar and its subwoofer you will rattle your windows and your bones. It's incredible. I am curious if I could add a 700 subwoofer outside (I know I would have to take it inside each time I used it. Does anyone know whether the amp would discovery the subwoofer or whether I would need the sound touch connector?) When I order the second 251 sound touch kit and the ground speakers, and get them hooked up, I will give another update and review. In sum, these speakers are AWESOME. Today while I was putting up my son's outdoor Halloween items, I decided to tee-up the sound while I was way out in the yard just to hear the sound. About 30 mins later my brother in law and sister in law came up to my house (they live over 1/4 mile from my house) and complimented me on the sound (they said that they enjoyed hearing my music at their house :) Bose - enough said.
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose 251 system with sound touch. This system has far surpassed my expectations. Yes they were a little pricy but you get what you pay for. I do take them in in the winter. I reinstall them in the summer. I have had them for a few years and every summer I am always impressed by the sound. And using the sound touch app is a breeze. It is hardwired to my network and I pull music to be played from my computer that had all of my music. The whole system works flawlessly. I have recommended this system to everyone I know.
Date published: 2019-08-08
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FAQs

Can I mount the speakers horizontally and vertically?

251 speakers are designed for vertical mounting only.

What conditions and temperature extremes can these speakers withstand?

Our outdoor speakers are designed to withstand:

  • Sun, high humidity (rain and snow), salt and fog
  • Temperature extremes (-40° F to 158° F; -40° C to 70° C)
  • Permanent outdoor installation

What is needed to set up my SoundTouch® outdoor speaker system?

If you have a computer and a home Wi-Fi network, you have all you need for setup. Everything else required is included in this package.

Do I need a smartphone or tablet to use the system?

No. You can use a computer to explore music and personalize presets using the SoundTouch® app.

What Internet streaming music can I play?

SoundTouch speakers let you play Internet music services like Spotify®, Pandora®, iHeartRadio™, Deezer, TuneIn, Sirius, and Amazon Music. (where available)

Can I play music stored on my computer?

Yes. SoundTouch® systems can play music stored on your computer that is managed by iTunes or Windows Media Player.

Can I stream different music to different rooms?

Yes, if you have multiple SoundTouch® products, you can stream different music in different rooms, the same music in every room or customize zones to play what you want where you want.

How many systems can I have on my network at one time?

It depends on the bandwidth of your home Wi-Fi network. For most homes, we expect you can have up to four systems connected wirelessly. For more than four rooms, we recommend using Ethernet wired connections to some of them.

What operating systems are compatible with the SoundTouch® app?

The app is compatible with Windows® XP, 7, 8, 10; 64-bit Macs running OSX 10.6.8 and later; any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS5 and later; Android devices running Android 4.1 and later.

Can I play stored music from an NAS (Network Attached Storage) drive on SoundTouch® systems?

Yes, SoundTouch® systems are compatible with select NAS drives, including Synology’s DiskStation and Western Digital’s My Cloud™, so you can stream your personal music library even while your computer is off.

What audio formats are supported by SoundTouch systems?

MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, FLAC and Apple Lossless formats are supported.

I already own speakers that I’d like to use to stream music. How can I do this?

You can use your own speakers to easily stream music with the SoundTouch® SA-5 amplifier. The SA-5 amplifier works with your existing home Wi-Fi® network, so you don’t need any extra equipment.

What can I do with the Bose Skill?

With Bose Skill, you can play music on your SoundTouch speakers by talking to any Alexa-enabled device like an Amazon Echo Dot. For example, say “Alexa, play my jazz playlist in the Kitchen,” and the playlist will begin to play on the SoundTouch speaker named “Kitchen.” You can also control the music that’s playing—for example, say “Alexa, pause the music in the Kitchen,” “Alexa, resume the music in the Kitchen,” “Alexa, turn up the volume in the Kitchen,” “Alexa, skip to the next song in the Kitchen,” and so on.

Which SoundTouch products are compatible with the Bose Skill?

The Bose Skill is compatible with all current generation SoundTouch speakers (SoundTouch 10, SoundTouch 20 Series III, SoundTouch 30 Series III, the SoundTouch 300 soundbar, Wave SoundTouch IV, the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier, the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter, and the Lifestyle 600 and 650 home entertainment systems) and previous SoundTouch speakers/systems that support Bluetooth connectivity.

What music services work with the Bose Skill and SoundTouch?

The music services that currently work with Bose Skill are Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn, SiriusXM, and iHeartRadio.

Do I always have to say a speaker name with the Bose Skill?

Yes. Alexa will not know where to direct your commands unless you include the speaker name in your requests/commands.

Does the Bose Skill let me play music on multiple speakers at the same time?

No. There is currently no way to play music on multiple speakers using just your voice with the Bose Skill. However, you can still create groups in the SoundTouch app as normal, even if the music was started through the Bose Skill.

What is the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill for Alexa-enabled devices?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill for Alexa-enabled devices enables Bose SoundTouch customers to control elements of the SoundTouch experience through Alexa by speaking to an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap or any Alexa-enabled device.

What can the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill do?

With the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill, you can ask Alexa to:

Play music set to a SoundTouch preset. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to play Preset 1.”

Play content in a specific room. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to play Preset 1 in the Living room.”

Play/pause/resume and skip tracks. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to pause.”

Adjust volume. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to turn this up.”

Play the same music everywhere. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to play this everywhere.”

Find out what’s playing. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose what’s playing.”

Turn a system on or off. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to turn off.”

How will existing customers be able to access the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill will be available to all existing SoundTouch owners through a free software update. The Skill itself is free, and it is enabled through the Skills section of the Amazon Alexa app. An Alexa-enabled device like an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot is also required to use the Skill.

Which SoundTouch speakers are compatible with the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill is compatible with all Bose SoundTouch speakers.

Where is the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill available?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill is available in the US in English only.

Support

Manuals/guides

251 speakers

SA-5 amplifier

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