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

B&H # BO301C Mfr # 29310
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You Pay: $328.00
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" Woofer
Shielded Yes
Ported Yes
Enclosure Tuned port, molded ABS resin
Terminals 5-way binding post
Dimensions (WxHxD) 9.75 x 14.25 x 9.75" (246.3 x 360.6 x 246.3mm)
Weight 13 lbs (5.8kg) (each)
Finish and Grille Color Cherry
Bose 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System (Cherry)
  • 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 (Cherry)
     
    4.9

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Displays books well (3)
    • Well built / quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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          • Midrange shopper (5)
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        4.0

        OK, but...

        By Bob

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to set up
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Audio
        • Good value
        • Look nice

        Cons

        • Not System Friendly

        Best Uses

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

          I'm happy with these speakers as they are. Comments in other reviews (not on this site) that they don't have any midrange are not accurate as far as I'm concerned. They have an adequate amount. Besides, midrange is over rated in my opinion. Any time I've tried boosting it on any system, the sound becomes squawkey (Sp?).

          What I don't care for about these speakers is more of a gripe with Bose's marketing. If you buy these as a first step toward a surround system, you will not be able to find a Bose center-channel speaker to go with them. Despite the fact that the Bose website has language about these being good when paired with a center-channel speaker, Bose does not currently make a stand-alone center channel speaker. When I brought this to Bose's attention during an online chat, the lady said I would have to go to a 3rd party speaker. I asked for a recommendation, but she said they don't "endorse" any. I then called tech support and basically got as far with them as in the chat session. The tech support lady did admit that she realizes this is a gap in Bose's product line and she said she has brought it to her bosses' attention.
          Conclusion: If you want them for just stereo, they're fine. If you want them as part of a surround system, you will have to look long and hard, and maybe buy used.

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          5.0

          Wonderful!

          By Gord

          from Rio de Janeiro

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Displays Books Well
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              It give me a pure sound.

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              5.0

              Love them!

              By Denverite

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

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

                    My husband and I are very happy with the speakers. We just bought a new house and needed to upgrade our system. I did not want to order the wood finish, but I am very happy that my husband concinved me to buy them. I have always been a Bose fan and will continue to be one.

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                    5.0

                    Great Speakers!

                    By K

                    from Bellingham, WA

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

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

                          I had to scale down in size as my former Bose system with the giant base unit was too big for my new situation. I was hoping to come somewhat close to my former system but was so happy with the performance of these speakers!! I can still "feel" the music with these! And they are beautiful in the cherry.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent book shel speakers

                          By audiophile

                          from Western Massachusetts

                          About Me High-end Shopper

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Displays Books Well
                          • Quality Construction
                          • Supports Weight
                          • Wide Enough Shelves

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              Having remodeled our living room, I was looking for speakers to replace the very large ones we had been using for many years. They had 15 inch woofers and I was skeptical that book shelf speakers coud provide the same level of sound quality we were used to. The Bose 301 speakers proved me wrong. They have been mounted in a true bookshelf setting about 6 feet apart and 4 feet off the ground. While the bookshel location does not take full advantage of the direct reflecting feature of the speakers they have proven well worth the modest cost. Clean highs, full mid range, and surprisingly rich bass despite only 8 inch woffers were a pleasant revalation. If placed on stands to take full advantage of the direct reflecting design I'm sure they would adequately fill any medium to large residential room. The design and finish are also very attractive. I would definitely recommed these to anyone looking for a bookshelf installation.

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                              5.0

                              I am pleased to have them

                              By Margarita

                              from Santa Ana, CA

                              About Me Budget Shopper

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Displays Books Well
                              • Quality Construction
                              • Supports Weight
                              • Wide Enough Shelves

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  They are great for just music, not great for karaoke. So that I prefer them for my favorite speakers.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great used as rear speakers

                                  By Jim

                                  from Vancouver, WA

                                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Great sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      They're used as rear speakers and they put out clean, crisp sound

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                                      5.0

                                      Great for classical, acoustic or jazz

                                      By Morrell

                                      from Oxford New York

                                      About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Audiophiles
                                        • Smaller Rooms

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

                                        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 have them about 6ft apart on 2ft speaker stands and 1ft away the wall. The angled tweeters and rear firing drivers bounce sound off the walls adding realism to live performances and widen the listening range. I can actually stand to the side of the speakers and still hear both channels well. The 8in woofer and ported enclosure produce a good amount of smooth bass. I think they are perfect for the type of music I listen to and the environment I have them in. All something to consider before buying the 301s.

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