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Bose 161 Speaker System - White - 27028

Abt Model: 161WH
Bose - 27028 - Bookshelf Speakers
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$158.00  
Articulated Array Speaker Design/ High-Excursion Twiddler Drivers/ Magnetically Shielded/ Priced Per Pair/ White Finish
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161WH - Bose 161 Speaker System

A versatile option for both music and movie listening, these small speakers provide balanced stereo sound in an elegant design. They work with both your stereo and your home theater components and blend easily into practically any décor. Available as a pair.

Technology drives the performance

Beneath the sleek exterior of each 161™ speaker resides the technology that makes these speakers so versatile. Two proprietary Twiddler™ drivers in each enclosure help the 161 speaker rival speakers of much larger size. Articulated Array® speaker design positions those drivers to provide a large, consistent sound field so you can enjoy Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance from almost anywhere in the room.

Performance and versatility

In your dorm, office or living room, you’ll enjoy the rich, full musical performance these small speakers can provide. And they are also an ideal choice for home theater applications. Connect them to your existing home theater system and enjoy Bose sound from your favorite movies.

When you add the 161 speakers/SA-2 amplifier package to your Lifestyle® system, you can enjoy Bose quality sound in any room in your house. Easy to set up. Simple to use. With select Lifestyle® systems and the SA-2 amplifier, you can even have music in one room, while the kids enjoy movies in another, at the same time, from the same system. With custom mounting brackets, these elegant speakers offer a range of placement options throughout your home or office. And if you already own Bose 161 speakers and a Bose® Lifestyle® system, Bose SA-2 amplifier is very easy to add.

Product highlights:

  • Articulated Array® speaker design reproduces lifelike stereo sound over a large listening area.
    • By precisely positioning the drivers inside the speaker cabinet, an Articulated Array speaker design can provide a large, consistent sound field. This allows for a more cinema-like experience with Bose VCS-10® center channel speaker and 161™ speakers, and for more even sound coverage with Bose 251® environmental speakers.
  • Twiddler drivers These proprietary drivers generate more air movement from a small enclosure to deliver the kind of performance you’d expect from much larger speakers. Enjoy rich, full music from sleek, easy-to-place speakers.
  • Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance gives you rich stereo almost anywhere in the room.
    • Because many conventional speakers radiate sound directly into the room, you hear balanced stereo sound only in one small "sweet spot."

      Using patented Bose® Direct/Reflecting® speaker technology, Bose Direct/Reflecting® speakers deliver a natural balance of reflected and direct sound. You hear balanced stereo sound almost anywhere in the room.
  • Custom brackets provide easy mounting for stereo or surround sound use.

Outstanding sound from elegant speakers.

The Bose® 161™ speaker system offers the ideal combination of outstanding performance and elegant, unobtrusive design. You hear rich, full music from speakers designed to blend easily into any room décor.

Two key technologies allow 161 speakers to bring you such high-performance sound from a small enclosure. Two proprietary Twiddler™ drivers in each speaker help deliver the kind of performance you'd expect from much larger speakers. And Bose Articulated Array® speaker design enables Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance for lifelike stereo sound almost anywhere in the room, not just in one "sweet spot."

The performance you want. The versatility you need.

The 161 speaker system can be used as stereo speakers or as surround sound speakers, making them a nice option for home theater applications.
And with their slim, elegant appearance and custom wall mounting brackets, 161 speakers provide a number of placement possibilities throughout your home.

Key Features:

  • Articulated Array® speaker design reproduces lifelike stereo sound over a large listening area.
  • Proprietary Twiddler™ drivers deliver high-performance sound from small, easy-to-place speakers.
  • Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance gives you rich stereo almost anywhere in the room.
  • Custom brackets provide easy mounting for stereo or surround sound use.
FeaturesBenefits
Articulated Array® speaker designFill a larger listening area with lifelike stereo sound.
High-excursion Twiddler™ driversReproduce lower frequencies from a small speaker enclosure that can blend anywhere into the room.
Bose® Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance Experience rich stereo sound almost anywhere in the room, not just one small "sweet spot" like many larger, conventional speakers.
Compatible with the VCS-10® center channel speaker and the 01 family of Bose speakersUse with front channel speakers to create a surround sound system with seamless audio effects.
Magnetically shielded speakersPlace speakers near your television without degrading the picture.
Automatic protection circuitryProtect drivers from being overdriven, without interrupting the music.
Syncom® computer testedExperience a superior level of quality and reliability thanks to comprehensive testing.
Custom brackets includedEnjoy easy installation and placement possibilities.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions/Weight:
    • Each speaker: 4 1/8"H x 11"W x 5"D (10.6 x 28 x 12.7 cm) 3.25 lbs. (1.5kg)
    • Pair in carton: 6"H x 24 1/2"W x 7 3/4"D 7.5 lbs. (3.4 kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 10 lbs.

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Driver Size (inches)2.5
Enclosure MaterialPlastic
LightweightYes
Magnetic shieldingYes
Power100W
Speaker DesignArticulated Array
Speaker TypeBookshelf
Height (inches)4.13
Width (inches)11
Depth (inches)5
  

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Bose 161 Speaker System - Black
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Great sound quality (5)
  • Easy to connect (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic systems (4)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (4)
    • Large rooms (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (4)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    Terrific!

    By RLD

    from Chicago

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Home
      • Larger Rooms
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Bose 161 Speaker System - Black:

      I can't remember my salesman's name,but he found the speakers for me,and the receiver. I am very grateful.I would have never thought to buy my sound system over the phone. Thanks ABT. The merriest of holiday seasons to all your employees and their families.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bose 161 Gets the Job Done

      By woodboatchick

      from Winneconne, WI

      About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home

        Comments about Bose 161 Speaker System - Black:

        I read MANY reviews before buying the 161s. I felt that alot of the negative comments were from people who had 'tower speaker' expectations. All I wanted was something literally, for a bookshelf, to use with my run-of-the-mill Sherwood receiver/amp. I like listening to my music, but it does not define my life. I have two other Bose products and felt that I would get what I wanted with these speakers. Plus, I had to have the 'bare wire' speaker wire connectivity points on the back, rather than jacks. I was able to download and review the manual before buying, so install was a breeze. I don't have to have the earth-pounding bass and wide range sound levels that some buyers were disappointed with. I may integrate these with the pre-wired backbone that was in the house when we bought it, but for right now, I have great sound quality and don't have floor space issues. If you want heavy-duty theatre quality sound, then go for the bigger Bose products.

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        5.0

        Rear sound is as important as the front

        By AJ

        from AZ

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Crisp Sound
        • Easy To Connect
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home Theater
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Bose 161 Speaker System - Black:

          I use the Bose 161 speakersas the rear surround speakers with the Bose 301V speakers up front and the VCS-10 for the center. They all work well together with a clear, loud sound all the way around attached to my Denon AVR2309 receiver in the small living room area which I have them.

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          5.0

          GREAT SOUND

          By BOB

          from CHICAGO

          About Me Musically Inclined, Practical, Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Connect
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Larger Rooms
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Bose 161 Speaker System - White:

            I OWN TWO PAIRS ONE IN MY KITCHEN AND ANOTHER AT MY BAR IN MY BASEMENT

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Bose: There's anything else?

            By Tony

            from Olympia, WA

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Connect
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Audiophiles
              • Larger Rooms

              Comments about Bose 161 Speaker System - Black:

              The only thing that sucks about these speakers? The system I have them attached to.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivered in short order, in great condition. Not bad for free.

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              1.0

              bose bookshelf speakers

              By none

              from meriden, ct

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Connect

              Cons

              • Not Very Powerful

              Best Uses

              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about Bose 161 Speaker System - Black:

              disappointed-selected these bookshelf speakers to replace my old sony ones because of bose reputation... my old sony ones were far better

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              Bose 161 Speaker System - White

              Bose 161 Speaker System - White

              UPC Code: 017817283007
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