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Bose 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System (Black)

B&H # BO301B Mfr # 29309
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Product Highlights
  • Two 8" 130W Speakers

The Bose 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speakers are designed to work with a variety of stereo receivers and amplifiers as either front or rear channel speakers. The open, spacious performance of these speakers makes them an ideal choice for home theater, or for listening to CD's, tapes, or radio broadcasts.

Direct/Reflecting Speaker Technology
Delivers a blend of reflected and direct sound similar to a live concert. You experience the power, impact and emotion of a concert hall performance in your own home.
Stereo Everywhere Speaker Performance
Delivers balanced stereo sound almost anywhere in your room. Hence it's called "Stereo Everywhere".
Flared Slot Port Design
Enjoying leaner and deeper performance in the lower notes, particularly at high volumes with the specially engineered design where woofer and port geometry complement each other to reduce air turbulence.

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Power Rating 130W
Impedance 4 - 8 ohms
Frequency Response Not Specified By Manufacturer
Crossover Frequency Not Specified By Manufacturer
Low Frequency Driver 8" (mm) Woofer
Shielded Yes
Ported Yes
Enclosure Tuned port, molded ABS resin
Terminals 5-way binding post
Dimensions (WxHxD) 9.7 x 14.2 x 9.7" (246.3 x 360.6 x 246.3mm)
Weight 13 lbs (5.8kg) (each)
Finish and Grille Color Black
Bose 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System (Black)
  • 1 Right speaker
  • 1 Left speaker
  • Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
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    Bose301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System (Black)
     
    4.9

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Well built / quality (5)
    • Good audio (3)

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        5.0

        Clear Sound

        By AlexB

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Midrange Shopper

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              Comments about Bose 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System (Black):

              I like Bose products in general. I always wanted to try 301 series. They took a couple of days to "burn in", but now they are set and work really well. I am using them in combination with an Onkyo receiver and Sony Subwoofer. Both are on the lower end of the spectrum and are clearly struggling to cope with Bose. Speakers definitely require a higher output amplifier. I knew they were not terribly efficient, but I am surprised how much more power they need compared to 4 PSB surround / BIC center speaker combo I was using in the past. So lesson learned there, I need a more potent amplifier. I would say a higher quality 100W RMS at 8 Ohm per channel would suffice - you definitely need something that gives out a lot of power at lower volume.
              As for the sub, my little Sony sounds muffled and unclear compared with Bose. Again a better defined Sub would pair just fine with 301's.

              As for the "surround effect", I like it (I cannot really wire my new place - so these are a "fix"). It is not a true cinematic experience you could have if you position 5 or 7 speakers around you listening post, but it is not bad at all.

              Sound in general is very clean, crisp, they sound almost industrial - club like - to me. So if you are mainly listening to classical music (string instruments in general), I would go for something with warmer tones. In spite the fact they have dual bass drivers, I would not recommend using them without a subwoofer (but again - you need to spend money there - these speakers exceed an average sub both in speed and definition).
              The only downside to the 301's is that I was expecting a proper banana jack in the back. Not sure what was there on previous series, but these have cheapo spring connectors. They seem to be working well, but it feels that the company accountant had the final word on a design. Which for a $300 plus pair of speakers is rather unexpected. Overall, I like them, I would recommend them to a friend, and they are probably end up being rear pair in a new surround set I am slowly building.

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              5.0

              Great product, great price and great ter

              By T Grant

              from Camarillo, CA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

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              Pros

              • Bose Is A Great Product
              • Quality Construction

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                  Comments about Bose 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System (Black):

                  I use these speakers as a high source on my surround sound system and for listening to music. They are a great size with great sound.

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                  5.0

                  Great Sound in our Choir Room

                  By cecilbdmims

                  from mobile, al

                  About Me Budget Shopper

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                        Comments about Bose 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System (Black):

                        The Bose 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System affords us an excellent playback in our Choir Hall which is a fairly large space! The B&H agent suggested these speakers to go with our Onyko Amp and CD Systems.

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                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        great sound

                        By BillN

                        from Charlotte, NC

                        About Me Budget Shopper

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                        Pros

                        • Looks good
                        • Quality Construction
                        • Sounds great

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Music

                          Comments about Bose 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System (Black):

                          Replaced a pair of 40 + year old Bose 301's with these. The old ones still sound great, but look like an antique train wreck. If these do half as good, I'll be happy!

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                          5.0

                          Amazing sound

                          By pc music

                          from Florianopolis, SC,Brazil

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                          Pros

                          • Easy assembly
                          • Easy To Setup
                          • Great sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Stereo System

                            Comments about Bose 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System (Black):

                            I use this product in a stereo system with vinyl records.
                            I am surprising with the sound.Wonderful.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent speakers

                            By WickedHangover

                            from CT

                            About Me High-end Shopper

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                            Pros

                            • High Quality Sound
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Stereo Speakers

                              Comments about Bose 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System (Black):

                              This is the second pair of these speakers I have purchased. The first set were for a party room and I've recently setup a stero system in the living room for playing vintage vinyl and these are the best speakers for the money.

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                              5.0

                              Bose Stereo speakers

                              By 2biopino

                              from San Jose, CA

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                              • Quality Construction

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                                  Comments about Bose 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System (Black):

                                  Sound is so great for listening music.

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                                  5.0

                                  speakers are great,my 2nd pair.

                                  By movie enjoyer

                                  from Lancaster,PA

                                  About Me Practical

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                                  Pros

                                  • Quality Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Can't find any

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Primary and surround

                                  Comments about Bose 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System (Black):

                                  sound is very crisp and at a great price.Use as primary or surround speakers. I still use the set I purchased 20 years ago and still sound great.

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                                  4.0

                                  Valuable for Music and Karaoke

                                  By Huu Pham

                                  from Alpharetta, GA

                                  About Me Bargain Hunter

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                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive design
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Connect
                                  • Great Sound Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Audiophiles
                                    • Karaoke
                                    • Smaller Rooms

                                    Comments about Bose 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System (Black):

                                    Since purchasing the Bose 301s, I've had the chance to play everything in my music library through them. My conclusion is that they are not for every one. If you listen to heavy metal or hard rock forget about them. If you listen to classical, acoustic, jazz or bluegrass you'll love these speakers! The direct/reflecting system works if they are set up correctly. I often use this speaker for karaoke as well

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