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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i really like my 201 speackers. I now have had my 201's 3 weeks and the sound is very great.
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IMMORTAL I purchased my 601's and 201's in the early 90's and had to part with the 601"s because of financial hardship but kept my 201's. I just unboxed them after 20 years and numerous military moves and these baby's still crank out some crisp clear tunes. Great investment.
Date published: 2015-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't get better than this I bought them last year...and I have stopped using surround sound options..in fact I didn't have to spend on the Powered sub-woofer I was planning to.. these are more than enough.. plugged into my Onkyo 7.1 but used only the Stereo Option. If you are a serious Audio buff (and speaker are audio, right?) you dont need to splurge.. why use a dozen speakers when two do the job...
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy Camper !! I Bought Mine at Best Buy about a Month 1/2 ago. I keep them in My Man-Cave room in the Apt.. These Bad Boy's are exactly what I needed, And more importantantly,What they intended for. Which is to fill a small room with great sound. I collect records as a hobby, not to mention I have over 2000 CD's, I buy a lot of the new new stuff, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapelton, The Rolling Stones Re-issues etc... on Vinyl, and Yes, I DO play and Listen to them as I do others. These Bose are Setup in way facing Me in a chair, with a laptop. I run them through a simple Insinga Amplifier, hooked up a Numark M101 mixer, Run 2 Turntables, and a CD player. and man, These Thing's SEPERATE the music in way's I never heard !!! glad I got them. My next Pair will be 301's. and as for being a Veteran, as soon as i get the VA stuff right, and get a house, hopefully the 901's one day !!
Date published: 2015-08-10
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  • 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.)
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.

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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