Bose® - 161™ Speaker System - White

Stereo or surround, these speakers offer high performance in a slim, elegant design. High-excursion Twiddler® drivers in an Articulated Array® provide efficient Stereo Everywhere® performance.

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Best Buy Customer Reviews

5
Perfect speaker...for the right scenario.5 Posted by: from: on I picked up a pair of these to use as rear surround speakers. These speakers, although larger than the cheap "cube" surround speakers you'll find in some surround kits, are made to be configured as "small" speakers (confirmed by the manual). Take this note as a forewarning...you're not going to get a load of bass out of these speakers. Mids and highs? Absolutely, and they're crystal clear. Cranked to uncomfortable levels I've not been able to cause them to distort. Highs are clear without being tinny. Overall a very solid platform, and the design allows for broader broadcast of the sound across the room. The included brackets are well thought out, but be aware that they only pivot in two directions (if mounted horizontally, they'll pivot up and down). If you need more articulation than that, you'll need to buy a different set of brackets. These brackets are sturdy, and once adjusted to the desired angle, they can be locked into place via Phillips head screw. BEAR THAT IN MIND WHEN MOUNTING! If you place the speaker too close to the wall, you could leave yourself no room to insert and tighten the screw. As far as speakers go, you'd be hard pressed to find a better set for the money, or even double the money. I'm no Bose fan boy...I've always leaned more towards Polk and Klipsch for home audio, but these two have made a believer out of me. If you're expecting these to rattle the windows, you'll be disappointed. If you're looking for a solid speaker with great range and excellent clarity to use for surround speakers, you'll be impressed.

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5
Excellent direct connect speakers WOW!5 Posted by: from: on Greetings! So I already have a set of Accoustimass 10 speakers in my home and decided to upgrade my Home Theater system from 5.1 to 7.2. surround sound. I needed one extra set of speakers and wanted the excellent sound of BOSE! These speakers are stand alone and hook directly into the receiver and NOT to an accoustimass or sound processor. I used them as my rear set of speakers (separate) from my Accoustimass 10's. WOW the sound is fantastic. And because they are a little bit bigger they really kick the deeper sounds needed for the rear sound. They are clear and very clean sounding as you would expect from Bose. The price I thought was a little cheap for what your getting. Very nice and attractive set of speakers for the money!

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5
Great speakers.5 Posted by: from: on We love the smaller size, the color and the quality of the sound.

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5
Needed Speakers5 Posted by: from: on enough said, enough said, enough said, enough said, enough said.

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5
Very nice sound5 Posted by: from: on Great speakers and put out beautiful sound output.

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4
Great speakers for my home entertainment system4 Posted by: from: on Great speakers for my home entertainment system. Ok deal

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4
Great sound and quality4 Posted by: from: on Bought these speakers for my living room setup and they work great. Very clear, crisp sound. Definitely worth the investment.

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4
Good4 Posted by: from: on I was hoping for more sound volume but what I get is great quality.

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5
Awesome speakers5 Posted by: from: on We wanted a pair if table top speakers for out stereo. We choose them on the Bose name and are not disappointed. Great sound.

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5
Good speakers5 Posted by: from: Fort Wayne, IN on I bought 2 sets for front and rear surround. I am happy with the sound quality.

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    Product Features

    Versatile speakers offer high performance for stereo or surround applications

    Articulated Array® speaker configuration features two 2-1/2" drivers, angled to reproduce lifelike stereo over a wide listening area

    High-excursion Twiddler® drivers move lots of air, for efficient, high-fidelity performance from a small enclosure

    Bose Stereo Everywhere® performance means you hear rich stereo sound almost anywhere in the room, rather than at the one "sweet spot" produced by conventional speakers

    Compatible with amplifiers rated from 10 to 100 watts per channel at 4 to 8 ohms

    Engineered to combine with the Bose VCS-10® center-channel speaker and Bose 701® II or 601™ IV floorstanding Direct/Reflecting® speakers for a seamless presentation in both home theater and music applications

    White finish

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