Bose 161 Full-Range Bookshelf Speakers (White, Pair)

BH #BO161W • MFR #27028
Bose 161 Full-Range Bookshelf Speakers (White, Pair)
Key Features
  • 10 to 100W Recommended Amplifier Power
  • Full-Range Speaker Design
  • 2x 2.5" Twiddler Drivers per Speaker
  • Molded ABS Resin Cabinet
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Enjoy stereo sound with your amplifier and this pair of white Bose 161 Full-Range Bookshelf Speakers. They each sport two 2.5" Twiddler drivers mounted in an Articulated Array design to broaden the soundstage, thereby expanding the sweet spot. The speakers can each accept 10 to 100W of power from your amplifier, making them suitable for most home theater installations. Wall mounting brackets are included to provide additional placement options.
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Bose 161 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Full-Range Twiddler Drivers
  • 3Articulated Array Speaker Design
  • 4Magnetic Shielding
  • 5Automatic Protection Circuitry
  • 6Stereo Everywhere Technology
  • 7Wall Brackets Included

Enjoy stereo sound with your amplifier and this pair of white Bose 161 Full-Range Bookshelf Speakers. They each sport two 2.5" Twiddler drivers mounted in an Articulated Array design to broaden the soundstage, thereby expanding the sweet spot. The speakers can each accept 10 to 100W of power from your amplifier, making them suitable for most home theater installations. Wall mounting brackets are included to provide additional placement options.

Full-Range Twiddler Drivers

The Twiddler drivers are designed to generate more air movement from a small enclosure, enabling it to produce low frequencies, blend into the room in a compact cabinet, and handle more power.

Articulated Array Speaker Design

The two Twiddler drivers are arranged in an Articulated Array design which, in conjunction with Stereo Everywhere technology, help provide a consistent soundstage over a broad listening area, so that there is no single "sweet spot."

Magnetic Shielding

The 161 speakers are magnetically shielded, allowing you to place them near your display without causing interference.

Automatic Protection Circuitry

The drivers are protected from being overdriven without interrupting the music.

Stereo Everywhere Technology

Stereo Everywhere technology helps produce balanced sound over a wide area,

Wall Brackets Included

The included wall brackets are specifically designed for use with the 161 speakers, allowing for simple installation nearly anywhere in the room.
UPC: 017817283007

Bose 161 Specs

Wired ConnectivitySpring Clip Pair
Speaker System
Power Handling50 W
Recommended Amplifier Power10 to 100 W RMS per Channel
Drivers2 x 2.5" / 63.5 mm Full-Range (per Speaker)
Enclosure TypeBass-Reflex
Impedance4 Ohms
8 Ohms
Magnetic ShieldingYes
Physical
Cabinet MaterialABS, Resin
Dimensions11 x 4.1 x 5" / 28 x 10.6 x 12.7 cm
Weight3.2 lb / 1.5 kg (Each)
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24 x 8.25 x 6.25"
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B&H spec lists the Frequency response : 10Hz - 100kHz (+0.5 dB)thats amazing! and wrongis there a credible value for this parameter?
Asked by: David B.
Thank you for catching this error on our webpage. Per BOSE:Compatibility: Rated 50W IEC; compatible with amplifiers or receivers rated 10-100watts per channel, rated 4-8 ohmsBOSE does not list any frequency response specifications for these speakers.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Can they set on a bookshelf? They're in the bookshelf section.
Asked by: George
Thanks Alejandro, I read manual and they are designed as book shelf speakers. They come with pads so you can set them on the side.
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Date published: 2018-08-27

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Am I correct in thinking these will only be horizontally oriented?
Asked by: George
I found the answer. Don't why I did think of it. My receiver actually has 3 way connections. Sorry for the trouble.
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I'm not familiar with 5-way binding post . Last time I purchased speakers was 30 years ago. My audiophile intelligence quotient is not what it used to be?
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Hello,Can I use them in a speaker Stand? What are the brands/models that can be used?Thank you.
Asked by: Rui F.
These speakers included a dedicated wall mount and are not recommended for stand mounting at all. We do not offer a stand that can securely mount these speakers.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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are these priced per pair or per each??
Asked by: Nick I.
Price is per pair
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I want to install eight speakers. Can I use with this amp? Pyle Home PD3000A 3000W AM/FM Receiver with DVD/MP3/USB Player B&H # PYPD3000A MFR # PD3000A
Asked by: Anonymous
I didn't really know if you can put 8, I think you can not with it. It depends what do you want to do with the amp, I suggest you a newer one with hdmi and more inputs of audio. The speakers are great !!! Good Luck.
Answered by: RAUL C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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how can they work on both 4 and 8 ohm?
Asked by: Anonymous
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