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This is Bose's most affordable bookshelf speaker to use their Direct/Reflecting® speaker technology. The 201® Series IV is a versatile speaker engineered to deliver satisfying sound, both for music and movies, and in a variety of systems (great for small rooms and tight spaces).
Each handsome slot-port enclosure houses a 6-1/2" woofer and Bose's wide-dispersion 2"
Recommended center channel speaker: Bose VCS-10®.
- tuned slot-port enclosure
- 6-1/2" woofer, 2" cone tweeter
- recommended power 10-120 watts with receivers rated from 4 to 8 ohms
- recommended speaker stand height 20-25 inches
- black or rosewood vinyl finish
- 9-1/2"H x 15-1/8"W x 7"D
- warranty: 5 years
Priced per pair
Why choose bookshelf speakers?
Bookshelf speakers may be small in size, but they can deliver surprisingly big sound. Some ultra-compact models even fit on a desktop. Most are right at home in tight spaces like shelves, so they're usually good choices for your home theater's rear channels. For the best performance, try placing bookshelf speakers on solid speaker stands to help the sound really "open up." If you want full bass impact, add a powered subwoofer and enjoy punchy sound that's as deeply satisfying as that of floor-standing speakers.
Bose® 201® Series IV Reviews
What's in the box?
- 1 left 2-way speaker
- 1 right 2-way speaker
- 8 self-adhesive rubber feet
- Manual (English/French/Spanish)
- Service center list
- Product line manual
- International & US/Canada product registration/survey
Features and Specs
|Tweeter Size (inches)||2|
|Midrange Size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer Size (inches)||6.5|
|Connector Type||Spring clip|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||20-25|
|Parts Warranty||5 YR|
|Labor Warranty||5 YR|
There are no provisions for wall mounting these speakers and the manual specifically notes that these speakers are not designed to mount on walls. The Bose speaker stands ( 018AS3) are specifically noted as the ones to use with these speakers.
Each speaker weighs 9 lbs.
As per the manual, these speakers may be placed with the
tweeters firing inwards for a focused sound pattern (recommended for video use) or with
the tweeters firing outwards for a dispersed sound pattern. The manual recommends trying
both positions and selecting the one you like best.
These speakers were designed to be positioned horizontally and should not be placed vertically.
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