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Bose® 161™ Speaker System Details

The Bose® 161™ speaker system provides balanced stereo sound with an elegant design for both music and movie listeners. The 161™ system works with both a stereo or home theater components and will blend easily into practically any décor. Available as a pair, they are also included in our 301®/161™ home theater package and our VCS-30® home theater package.

Technology drives the performance

Underneath the exterior of each Bose® 161™ speaker system resides the technology that makes these speakers so versatile. Two proprietary Twiddler™ drivers in each enclosure help the 161™ system 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

Enjoy the rich, full musical performance the Bose® 161™ speaker system can provide in your dorm, office or living room. Also The 161™ speakers are an ideal choice for your home theater applications. Connect the speakers to your existing home theater system and enjoy Bose® sound from all your favorite movies. The custom mounting brackets, offers a wide variety of placement options throughout your home, office, or dorm.

Outstanding sound from elegant speakers


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

The 161™ system brings you such high-performance sound by using two key technologies. Two proprietary Twiddler® drivers in each speaker deliver the kind of performance you'd expect from much larger speakers. And the 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 Bose® 161™ speaker system can be used as stereo speakers or as surround sound speakers, making the 161™ system a nice option for any home theater applications. And with their slim, elegant appearance and custom wall mounting brackets, 161™ system provide a number of placement possibilities throughout your home.

Bose® 161™ Speaker System Specifications

Features

  • Articulated Array® speaker design, fill a larger listening area with lifelike stereo sound.
  • High-excursion Twiddler® drivers, reproduce 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, use with front channel speakers to create a surround sound system with seamless audio effects.
  • Magnetically shielded speakers, place speakers near your television without degrading the picture.
  • Automatic protection circuitry, protect drivers from being overdriven, without interrupting the music.
  • Syncom® computer tested, experience a superior level of quality and reliability thanks to comprehensive testing.
  • Custom brackets included, enjoy easy installation and placement possibilities.
  • 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)

Bose® 161™ Speaker System Reviews

4.769230769230813  (13 Reviews) 100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
  Everything you expect from Bose!
6/22/2009 - Posted By Jim the Bass man from Fairport NY
Pros
  • Powerful
  • Attractive Design
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Easy To Connect
  • Crisp Sound
Best Uses: Basic Systems  Describe Yourself: Practical, Professional, Audiophile  Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend  
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful
  great product great buy
2/13/2009 - Posted By jp pastor from Columbia XC
Pros
  • Powerful
  • Attractive Design
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Easy To Connect
  • Crisp Sound
Cons
  • None
Best Uses: Smaller Rooms, Grezt for dining room  Describe Yourself: Practical, Tech Savvy  Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend  
Product Review: i use them in my dining room for great soft sound in the back ground Was this review helpful to you? Yes/No
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful
  AWESOME QUALITY!
9/17/2008 - Posted By Zeke from Iowa
Pros
  • Compact
  • Powerful
  • Attractive Design
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Easy To Connect
Best Uses: Basic Systems  Describe Yourself: Practical  Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend  
Product Review: These speakers are clear, I use them as my front speakers and bought another set for my rear speakers. Bose is the way to go! Was this review helpful to you? Yes/No
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful
  Good Sound
9/16/2008 - Posted By Mike from KC
Pros
  • Compact
  • Attractive Design
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Easy To Connect
Best Uses: Smaller Rooms, Basic Systems  Describe Yourself: Tech Savvy  Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend  
Product Review: Use as front speakers on stereo with Flat Screen, and they do a great job. Was this review helpful to you? Yes/No
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
  Small, stylish speakers with big sound
8/14/2007 - Posted By Ken from Alexandria, Virginia
Pros
  • Compact
  • Attractive Design
Cons
  • None
Best Uses: Smaller Rooms, Basic Systems  Describe Yourself: Practical, Tech Savvy  Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend  
Product Review: The Bose 161's are great Was this review helpful to you? Yes/No
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
  wonderful sound great
6/3/2007 - Posted By hot drummer from andover ks
Pros
  • Compact
  • Powerful
  • Attractive Design
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Easy To Connect
Best Uses: Smaller Rooms, Basic Systems, 71 surround speakers  Describe Yourself: Practical, Tech Savvy  Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend  
Product Review: great product Was this review helpful to you? Yes/No
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
  clear sound from small speaker.
5/9/2007 - Posted By dino from laguna, ca
Pros
  • Compact
  • Powerful
  • Attractive Design
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Easy To Connect
Best Uses: Smaller Rooms, Basic Systems  Describe Yourself: Practical, Audiophile  Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend  
Product Review: clear sound from this little speaker is a bit unexpected but pleasantly so. Was this review helpful to you? Yes/No
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
  Great sound from small speakers
5/4/2007 - Posted By Rockin Mom from Ware,MA
Pros
  • Compact
  • Powerful
  • Attractive Design
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Easy To Connect
Best Uses: Larger Rooms, Basic Systems  Describe Yourself: Practical  Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend  
Product Review: Great quality speakers, easy to hook up and blends in with any decor Was this review helpful to you? Yes/No
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
  great for small spce
5/3/2007 - Posted By dean from Laguna Hills, CA
Pros
  • Compact
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Connect
Best Uses: Basic Systems, Audiophiles  Describe Yourself: Audiophile, Musically Inclined  Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend  
Product Review: perfect for my usage [...] Was this review helpful to you? Yes/No
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
  Better Than TV Speakers
4/27/2007 - Posted By Bob the Bose Owner from Sahuarita, AZ
Pros
  • Compact
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Connect
  • Good Sound
Cons
  • No Cons for the Price
Best Uses: Basic Systems  Describe Yourself: Practical, Musically Inclined  Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend  
Product Review: These speakers were bought to enhace the music channels on our TV and they certainly have done that. The TV speakers were only mediocre.There is also a noticeable improvement in the clarity of the sound while watching movies and regular TV channels. Was this review helpful to you? Yes/No
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Product Q & A

Will my Apple PC power these 161's....I want to listen to streaming audio in my garage.. about 20' away? Thanks in advance Gordon
Monday, March 04, 2013 09:57 PM
Answer by a Your Electronic Warehouse Expert
Gordon, for your set-up the Bose® 161 Speakers require an amplifier or receiver between the Apple PC and the active speakers. Please call YEW at 1-866-224-6171 for additional assistance or questions. Thanks for your inquiry.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 08:39 AM
do in need to buy a reciever to power these speakers? how many watts will they need?
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 08:19 PM
Answer by a Your Electronic Warehouse Expert
Yes, it is recommended to have a receiver or any stereo amplifier that is 10-100 watts per channel, 4-8 ohms to supply power to your Bose® 161™ Speakers. You will also need speaker wire (which YEW also sells!) so be sure to use the proper gauge (thickness) of speaker cord. For most applications, standard zip cord (2-conductor, 18-gauge [0.75 mm2] wire found at electrical and hardware stores) works. If you are using a length greater than 30 feet (9m) please call 1-866-224-6171 to installation assistance. Thank you for your inquiry.
Thursday, December 01, 2011 10:55 AM

Bose® 161™ Speaker System Contents

1 left speaker
1 right speaker
Mounting brackets
Self-adhesive rubber feet

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