Bose® 161

161™ speaker system

  • Model: 161
  • Sku: 161B
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  • For Home Theater and Music: Designed to Work as a Surround Sound Speaker with 701®, 601®, or 301® Speakers and the VCS-10® Centerchannel speaker.
  • Articulated Array® Speaker Design Features Two 21/2" Twiddler(TM) Drivers that are Angled to Reproduce Lifelike Stereo over a Larger Listening Area.
  • The High-Excursion Twiddler(TM) Drivers Generate More Air Movement from a Small Enclosure, Resulting in High Performance from a Small, Easy-to-Place Speaker.
  • Bose® Stereo Everywhere® Speaker Performance Lets You Hear the Rich Stereo Sound Almost Anywhere in the Room, Instead of One Small “Sweet Spot” as with Conventional Speakers.
  • Includes Custom Brackets for Easy Mounting in Stereo or Surround Sound Use.
  • Excellent for Reproducing Surround Effects in Digital Formats.
Your Price $158.00
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Bose®
These Bose® multi-purpose speakers offer high performance in a slim and elegant design for stereo surround sound use. Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance delivers stereo almost anywhere in the room. Articulated Array® speaker design features two 21/2" TwiddlerTM drivers that are angled to reproduce lifelike stereo over a larger listening area instead of one small “sweet spot.” The high-excursion Twiddler drivers generate more air movement from a small enclosure. Custom brackets enable easy mounting for stereo or surround sound use. Compatible with amplifiers and receivers rated 10 to 100 watts per channel.
 

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Technical Specs ↑ Back to Top

Speaker Type Bookshelf
Speakers in Package (#) 2
Wall Mountable Yes
Mounting Bracket Included Yes

Dimensions

Unboxed
Height 4.17 in
Width 11.0 in
Weight 3 lbs 4.0 oz
Depth 5.0 in
Boxed
Height 6.0 in
Width 24.5 in
Weight 7 lbs 8.0 oz
Depth 7.75 in

Package Contents

  • Owner's Manual
  • 2 Wall Brackets

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Ratings & Reviews ↑ Back to Top

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Bose®161™ speaker system
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Easy to mount (4)
  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home theater (6)
  • Basic systems (3)
  • Home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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3.0

161 Speakers

By Ray

from Stone Mountain, Ga.

About Me Movie Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Outstanding Speakers

Cons

  • They Arrived Wno Wires

Best Uses

  • Home Theater

Comments about Bose® 161™ speaker system:

The offer did not state that speaker wires are not included;

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Great for a PCaudio system

By Alvaro

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bose® 161™ speaker system:

I bought these speakers around two years ago for my PC. I've them powered by a 2x90W stereo reciever and coupled with a 10" subwoofer. I'm very satisfied with the sound. Good clarity and awesome stereo feel. But keep in mind that if you want powerful bass, you'll need to include a subwoofer. On a side note, this speakers are very useful in my particular application, because I was able to easily mount them on the wall with the included bracket, clearing my desk space.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little speakers

By peaches

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bose® 161™ speaker system:

I bought a pair to use as surround speakers but ended up using them as my L/R front speakers. Great size, great sound - we have a vaulted ceiling so the smaller speakers actually seem to work better than the 201/301. bought a second pair to use for surround. next upgrade will be the center speaker.

 
5.0

Excellent features

By Ace

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bose® 161™ speaker system:

I bought a pair of bose 161 speakers 8 years ago & I really enjoyed the sound quality but it still works for me. Thumbs up!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

very bad speaker

By sultan

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bose® 161™ speaker system:

I regret, I have bought a bad sound and bass is weak Not recommended buying bose 161 and I want to return the amount

 
5.0

Bose 161

By J Crooke

from St. Thomas, VI

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Big Sound
  • Easy to Mount
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • Home
    • Home Theater
    • Larger Rooms
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about Bose® 161™ speaker system:

    Best sound out of a small package

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Simple install

    By Geekay

    from Sunrise, Florida

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Bose® 161™ speaker system:

    Great product reasonable price

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    161

    By jassi

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Bose® 161™ speaker system:

    this is really cool speaker feel like room all round i am happy about this

     
    5.0

    Would totally recommend these speakers for great sound!

    By Jose quervo

    from South Florida

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Awesome Powerfull
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Clear Sound
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Perfect For Surround

    Cons

    • No Cons On These

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • Home
    • Home Theater
    • Larger Rooms
    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
    • Smaller Rooms
    • Surround Effects

    Comments about Bose® 161™ speaker system:

    Overall great sound and quality by Bose!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Well-balanced Versatility

    By jdmccall56

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Bose® 161™ speaker system:

    I use a pair of black 161's for left and right surround speakers in our home-theater set-up. They are outstanding in this function. I needed my surrounds to be quite compact in order to sit on top of my CD shelves in the rear of the room and these fit perfectly and still deliver full bodied sound. I have them crossed over to my subs at 110 Hz. Something that I really appreciate about these speakers for surround duty is the "articulated array" design, which gives broad, even coverage without the high-frequency beaming that often occurs in more conventional speakers. On the down-side: I wish Bose made more provision for shelf placement. The speakers seem to be designed almost solely with wall-mounting in mind. The little rubber footers provided are not adequate to level the speakers on a shelf. I had to provide additional support to keep them level and solid. A little shelf stand that would allow adjustable tilt would be ideal. I can't speak from personal experience, but I suspect a well-placed pair of these would also sound very nice in a traditional stereo set-up when used with a good sub or two and crossed over appropriately.

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