Bose® Virtually Invisible® 791 in-ceiling speakers

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Enjoy rich, detailed Bose sound anywhere in your home — without sacrificing an inch of floor space. Bose's Virtually Invisible 791 speakers install in your ceiling and blend seamlessly into your room. You can paint the included grilles and grille frames the same color as your walls, for an exact match with your décor.

These speakers deliver signature Bose sound throughout your room, thanks to their Stereo Everywhere® design. This technology produces balanced stereo sound over a wide area, so you don't have to stay in one small "sweet spot." Install a pair of 791 speakers in the den for music listening or use them as rear surround speakers in a home theater system.

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Product Highlights:

  • two angled 1" dome tweeters and one 7" woofer
  • Stereo Everywhere performance for balanced stereo sound over a wide area
  • recommended power 10-100 watts with receivers rated from 4 to 8 ohms
  • spring-post terminals
  • paintable white finish on grilles and grille frames
  • cutout dimensions: 8-5/8" diameter
  • mounting depth: 4-1/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 2 Round in-ceiling speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Templates/Paint Shield
  • Installation Guide
  • Limited Warranty Card
  • Bose Corporation contact sheet
  • "Our Commitment To You" letter

Product Research

Overview: The Bose Virtually Invisible 791 In-Ceiling Speakers deliver wide-coverage for your music and movie soundtracks. Virtually Invisible 791 speakers are engineered to reproduce lifelike sound with more spaciousness, detail and depth than conventional in-ceiling speakers. Each in-ceiling speaker is equipped with a 7" woofer and two 1" tweeters. The 791-series speakers offer simplified installation with only four clamp-screws, and grilles that twist easily into place. Its flush-mount design blends seamlessly into the ceiling.

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Features

Stereo Everywhere Speaker Performance: Stereo Everywhere speaker performance produces balanced stereo sound over a wide area, unlike conventional home audio speakers that radiate sound mostly in a single direction. Bose Stereo Everywhere speaker performance delivers sound evenly throughout the listening area for balanced stereo sound wherever you listen, not just in one "sweet spot.

Drivers: The combination of two 1" dome tweeters and a 7" high-excursion woofer provides spacious stereo sound for your favorite music. You will also enjoy the deep low notes of dramatic movie sound effects. This makes 791 speakers ideal for a rear-channel option in a home theater setup. The tweeters are strategically positioned to eliminate the need to aim the speakers into the room.

  • 7" Woofer: A 7" high-excursion woofer delivers deeper low notes for more dramatic movie sound effects and musical richness.
  • Two Angled Tweeters: Two strategically positioned tweeters (array configuration) in each speaker eliminate the need to "aim" the speakers into the room. This lets you arrange your room with greater freedom.

Spring-Post Terminals: The Bose Virtually Invisible 791 in-ceiling speaker use spring-post terminals to connect your speaker wire (18-12AWG).

Mounting

In-Ceiling Installation: The Bose Virtually Invisible 791 in-ceiling speakers offer simplified installation with only four clamp screws that secure each 791 speaker to your drywall. The 791-series speakers also feature an infinite baffle design that uses the ceiling as the speaker enclosure. The infinite baffle design eliminates the need for a separate speaker enclosure, so it uses the space above the ceiling instead. Once you have positioned the speakers, just tighten the clamp screws and twist the grilles into place. The finished looked is unobtrusive, and almost invisible. You can even paint the speaker grilles to match your décor.

Note: Virtually Invisible 791 speakers are designed for in-ceiling installation only. They will not fit inside walls of standard 4" depth. Virtually Invisible 791 speakers can only be installed in wood frame construction covered with wallboard made of gypsum, plaster and lath, paneling or similar construction.

Paintable Frames and Grilles: Paintable grilles make it easy to match your décor. The grille frames install flush to your ceiling for a finished look and can be painted to match your decor. Paint masks are included to protect the speaker cones.

Dimensions

Overall:

  • Diameter: 10.0"
  • Depth: 4.6875"

Mounting:

  • Cut-Out Diameter: 8.625"
  • Mounting Depth: 4.0625"
  • Grille Protrusion: 0.5625"

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awesome invisible speakers

Written By cdshaw, pocahontas. ar on Thursday, April 25, 2013

even you bose haters out there should give these a try...especially for surround components. you simply cannot beat them for the price, period. pair them with a klipsh sub and get the perfect novis system. and the install was simple and secure. i am very impress and would buy these speakers from crutchfield again in a heartbeat!

Pros: easy install, huge sound field--especailly for ceiling mounted speakers, best sound for the price

Cons: need a good sub for ground rattling bass--but i would recommend that anyway

makes a great surround speaker

Written By dross1191, Buckingham Iowa on Sunday, January 29, 2012

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Needed something to make my Sony 70 In TV sound a bit better

Beyond Expectations

Written By RJ, Orting, WA on Wednesday, February 09, 2011

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The installation was a snap. With the wires already run in my ceiling the install took 30
minutes. I was a little nervous about how they would sound since they replace a set of
tower speakers. I was concerned they would not fill the room with rich sound. I selected
the Bose speakers over other brands of like size, specs and price because my previous
Bose speakers have had great sound. When I cranked up the volume the sound was up
to and beyond my expectations for a nice set of Bose speakers. To be sure they do not
have wall rattling bass, but it is more than adequate. They sound rich and full. I would
recommend them and would buy then again. I give them 5 stars.

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2 questions already asked

Bose does not publish frequency response numbers for these speakers. [ Jeff  Sep 11, 2014 ]  Staff
Tim, These speakers for me do not vibrate. Mine are installed in a drywall ceiling. I am extremely please with these speakers. Bill [ WILLIAM D  Jun 19, 2014 ]
I installed them in a 5/8" drywall ceiling using the included clamps. I have played them at fairly high volume and no vibration. Hope this helps [ CRAIG M  Jun 18, 2014 ]
We have not encountered a problem mounting the speakers in ACT. We do not install in a box, however Bose does not recommend this model be installed in an acoustical ceiling tile. [ PAUL  Jun 17, 2014 ]
Yes they will vibrate a dropped ceiling. It vibrates a little in my sheet rock ceiling and I used the metal brackets cutouts which attach to the ceiling joists in a new construction home. [ MITESH  Jun 16, 2014 ]
Sorry my ceiling speakers are on sheetrock [ WILLIAM B  Jun 16, 2014 ]
I put mine in boxes to get better sound. They can vibrate if you turn the volume up high when listening to music. I installed mine in a custom built entertainment center built out of drywall and they would vibrate the walls. [ MARVIN  Jun 16, 2014 ]
Sorry, I have these speakers in several rooms, but they are all in sheetrock ceilings, not ceiling tiles. [ LEONARD  Jun 16, 2014 ]