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Bose® WB-3 brackets

Wall brackets for Bose 201® and 301® bookshelf speakers

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by Ralph Graves
Bose

Bose® designed these wall-mounted brackets specifically for use with 201® and 301® Series IV and V Direct/Reflecting® speakers. Included are directions for mounting, as well as the necessary hardware to attach these brackets to either drywall, masonry, or wooden walls.

Note: WB-3 wall brackets are not compatible with Bose 201® and 301® Series I, II or III speakers.

Details:

  • mounting hardware included
  • 5-1/16"W x 1-5/8"H x 1/2"D
  • warranty: 30 days

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  • 4 Black interlocking metal wall brackets (2 used for each speaker)
  • 4 Toggle bolt assemblies (each with a 3/16" x 2-1/2" bolt and a 3/16" toggle)
  • 4 Silver Phillips-head wood screws (1-1/2" length)
  • 4 Plastic expansion wall anchors
  • 4 Black Phillips-head screws for speakers (3/4" length)
  • One 1/16" drill bit
  • 2 Rubber bumpers
  • Instructions

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Features

Application: The Bose WB-3 wall brackets are custom-designed for Bose 201 and 301 Series IV and V speakers only. Four interlocking metal brackets are provided--two for each speaker. Mounting hardware is supplied. The speakers can be mounted to wood studs, wooden or masonry walls, or drywall. The speakers hang approximately 1/2" from wall when mounted.

Mounting Preparations:

  • Speakers: Before the speakers can be mounted, a bracket must first be fastened to each speaker. This requires drilling two pilot holes into the back of the speaker cabinet using the supplied 1/16" drill bit. One of the self-adhesive rubber bumpers must also be attached to each speaker.
  • Wall: Once the speaker mounting locations have been selected, you must fasten one bracket per speaker to the wall using either the supplied wood screws or toggle bolts. Two pilot holes should be drilled for each speaker bracket. If you are using the wood screws, a 1/4" drill bit should be used in order to insert the supplied plastic expansion wall anchors. If you are using the toggle bolts, a 1/2" drill bit should be used to allow the toggle to be inserted completely through the drywall.

Dimensions:

  • Mounting Bracket: Width=5.009", Height=1.606", Depth=0.468"
  • Screw Pattern:
    • Width: 4" using outer screw holes
    • Height: 0.5" using center screws (only when mounting to vertical wall stud)
 
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5 out of 5

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Written By RONALD, COAMO, PR on Sunday, March 23, 2014
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They are easy to install and are a small fee.
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5 out of 5

Bose speaker brackets

Written By Gary L., Penna. on Friday, March 14, 2014
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A little confusing at first,where instruction said to drill holes were position over a screw head but, after a call to Bose it was correct. First one took 1 hour to get up but, the rest where up in about 20 mins. each and work GREAT!
Pros:
Well worth the money and appearance! Pretty sure these will work on other speakers,simple design!
Cons:
Instruction pics a little confusing but, besides that everything went well.
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5 out of 5

Perfect wall mount solution

Written By Danno, Manitou Springs, CO on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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The brackets are pretty easy to install, although the instructions could be a bit more detailed with some words instead of just pictures. Just take your time. My speakers are the 301's and they sound great that close to the walls. A quick install tip for drywall: After feeding the bolts though the bracket that will be attached to the drywall only thread the expanding wall anchors an inch or so. Feed the two bolts with the expanding bolts into the drilled holes in wall until you hear them expand, they make a "snap" or "pop" sound. Then pull the bracket towards you with your fingers behind it so as to keep the expanded anchors flush against the back of the drywall. This will allow you to tighten the bolts down without the anchor just spinning around and around.
Pros:
Clean, neat look of wall mounted speakers. Solid attachment.
Cons:
Somewhat vague instructions.
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5 out of 5

Quick delivery!

Written By Bing, Houston,TX on Monday, January 06, 2014
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I ordered the brackets for my new Bose 301. I did not expect that I could receive them by the Xmas day as I put the order later. However, Crutchfield delivered them faster than I chose, and FREE! I got them by Xmas. Thanks!
Pros:
Quick delivery, easy to be installed, and very steady.
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5 out of 5

"Ingenious"

Written By Poteau, Lafayette,La. on Thursday, July 11, 2013
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Very smart design, wish I had thought of that!
Pros:
Easy to install, makes removal easy, in case one would like to relocate temporarly, and later can just hang it back up.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Very tidy

Written By Mark R, Clinton TN. on Thursday, February 28, 2013
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Very small brackets that are made well and hold the speakers exactly how you need them,I was sckeptical at first because the 301s say to have them a certain distance from the wall but they didnt change the sound too much actually i kinda like the sound now as compared to 12" off the wall.
Pros:
Easy
Cons:
other than the screw set i used a different type of hollow wall anchor
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5 out of 5

Bose® WB-3 brackets

Written By Anonymous, Overland Park, KS on Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Perfect fit, easy setup and solid support for Bose 201's
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5 out of 5

Bose® WB-3 brackets

Written By bill c., bellmawr,nj. on Thursday, February 03, 2011
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Very easy to install. Ends up being pretty sturdy if mounted to the wall correctly(comes
with all of the hardware to do so). I'd recommend placing the rubber bumper slightly off-
center to easily allow the speaker wire to hang straight down towards amp/receiver.
Took me about 10 minutes to install, and i took my time. Can probably be used to hang
almost any flat-back bookshelf speaker.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® WB-3 brackets

Written By Rudy C, Illinois on Friday, September 03, 2010
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Easy to work with, comes with everything you need to mount. Slip together easily
and are very sturdy. Highly recommended.
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5 out of 5

Compact Design

Written By david, Murfreesboro, TN on Saturday, December 20, 2008
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I used these to mount some Sony bookshelf speakers to the wall for my surround setup. you secure one of these to the wall, the other to the speaker, and put an included rubber stopper lower down the back side of the speaker and it mounts flatly and securely just 1/2" off of the wall.

I really like these as I didn't want those enormous arm-like mounts hanging off of my wall.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Nice speaker wall mount kit

Written By Bill, Roanoke, VA on Saturday, September 06, 2008
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Nice product. I actually used it on a set of Yamaha bookshelf speakers for
my rear surrounds. Worked great. Does require drilling of your speakers.
10 out of 13 people found this helpful
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1 question already asked

will this brackets work on Bose 301 series 4 speakers ? [ Brian  Jan 17, 2014 ]
8 answers
  • This may come too late to be of help. We hung the speakers on the wall and these brackets work very well. [ AMANDA W   Feb 05, 2014 ]
  • yes [ GARY L   Jan 18, 2014 ]
  • Hi, They sure do. I have them mounted on my wall right now. They're actually quite slick. I would recommend them. [ RYAN J   Jan 17, 2014 ]
  • They worked very well on the 301 speakers I purchased from Crutchfield. Enjoy Tc [ THOMAS   Jan 17, 2014 ]
  • Brian, I used mine for a pair of 301 series IV and they are great. If you look at Crutchield's link to the owner's manual (Under the "Details" tab on the item page) it shows how they are installed. The 201/301 Series IV instructions are on page 5. [ CHRIS J   Jan 17, 2014 ]
  • I have them on a set of series 3 so im sure they will fit series 4 the paperwork that comes with them wont match your series 4 but you just have to measure them to find the best location to attach them yourself [ MARK   Jan 17, 2014 ]
  • the answer to brian's question is yes they will work on Bose's 301 4 Series even though I used the brackets on older Bose's 201. [ Michael   Jan 17, 2014 ]
  • Yes. It is stated under the description for the brackets. [ Andrew   Jan 17, 2014 ]

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