Boston Acoustics SoundWare

Single compact indoor/outdoor speaker (Black)

  • Boston Acoustics SoundWare


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by Loren Barstow
Boston Acoustics

Enjoy great sound anywhere around your home with Boston Acoustics SoundWare speakers. They feature a compact cabinet that fits easily on shelves, walls, and ceilings. The back of the enclosure sports a unique multi-sided shape, so you can mount the SoundWare at a variety of angles. Set them on a shelf, or up in a corner aimed down toward your listening position. For even greater placement flexibility, simply attach the included pivoting mounting bracket.

This versatile speaker can be used outdoors as well. Mount a pair on your porch or deck to listen to your favorite tunes while doing yard work, cooking out, or just lounging.

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The SoundWare speaker comes in seven different colors to suit just about any décor. Plus, you can paint the cabinet and grille for a perfect match with your home's interior or exterior wall color.

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  • sold individually
  • sits or mounts at a variety of angles
  • compact indoor/outdoor design
  • paintable enclosure and grille
  • handles 15-100 watts
  • frequency response 90-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • 3/4" dome tweeter
  • 4-1/2" woofer
  • includes pivoting bracket for easy wall-mounting
  • 6-1/8"W x 6-1/8"H x 6-11/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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    Features and Specs
    Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
    Number of Speakers 1
    Bipole or Dipole No
    Tweeter Dome
    Midrange size (inches) N/A
    Woofer size (inches) 4-1/2
    Connector Type Spring post
    Power Range 15-100
    Sensitivity 87 dB
    Impedance (Ohms) 8
    Height (inches) 6-3/16
    Width (inches) 6-1/8
    Depth (inches) 6-11/16
    Weight (pounds) 4.9
    Mounting Bracket Included Yes
    Parts Warranty 5 Years
    Labor Warranty 5 Years
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    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • 1 Black SoundWare speaker
    • Pivoting ball mount
    • Flat wall mount
    • Corner mount
    • Pan-head machine screw (Length=20mm)
    • 4 Flat-head machine screws (Length=10mm)
    • 4 Self-adhesive rubber feet
    • Owner's Manual
    • Product Registration card

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    Overview: The Boston Acoustics SoundWare speaker is a compact, high performance speaker that can be placed virtually anywhere. Its unique geometric shape gives you multiple mounting and placement options.

    Driver Technology
    Enclosure Design
    Mounting Options

    Driver Technology

    Tweeter: The SoundWare speaker is equipped with a 3/4" fabric tweeter. The tweeter is suspended over the woofer on a "bridge."

    Woofer: The SoundWare has a 4-1/2" treated paper woofer with a rubber surround.

    Enclosure Design

    Enclosure: The speaker features an acoustic suspension enclosure.

    Color Options: The SoundWare speaker comes in seven standard colors: black, bamboo, espresso, just red, silver, natural, and white. If one of the standard colors doesn't match your décor, the speaker and removable grille can be painted to any color you desire.

    Mounting Options

    Indoor/Outdoor: The speaker is made of weather-resistant materials, so you can place it outdoors as well as indoors.

    Placement Options: SoundWare's unique design allows you to place the speaker on a shelf or mount it on a wall. The supplied mounting hardware allows you to mount it flush or in a corner, and its pivoting mounting bracket lets you aim the sound where you want it. The speaker also includes a 1/4"-20 threaded insert for aftermarket wall-mount brackets or stands, and a tab for attaching a security device.

    Mounting Hardware: Included with the speaker is an assortment of mounting hardware. Two metal keyhole-slot brackets are included; one for a flat wall and one for a corner. If you use a keyhole-slot bracket, you must attach the supplied pivoting ball mount to the speaker. The pivoting ball mount allows the speaker to pivot 20° in either direction and pivot down up to 40° when mounted to a flat wall. The corner mount bracket will not allow the speaker to pivot side-to-side. A set screw keeps the speaker from moving once it has been positioned.

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    5 out of 5

    Sound Awesome

    Written By C_Phelps, Houston, Texas on Friday, October 10, 2014
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    Perfect Addition for rear speakers
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    4 out of 5

    Great Speakers

    Written By Olin, Towson, MD on Sunday, March 09, 2014
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    very good speakers at a reasonable price
    solid built, good soumd
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    3 out of 5

    Boston Acoustics SoundWare

    Written By jeff, shirley, ma on Monday, September 30, 2013
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    the speakers are o.k.
    color. goes good with my new home
    don't like mounting swivel ,bracket.
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    5 out of 5

    Great weather-resistant speakers!!!

    Written By Efrain, Puerto Rico on Monday, July 22, 2013
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    Easy to install. The price was excellent and the speakers have a unique geometric shape and look. Outdoor sound performance around the pool is great. Good party speakers!!!
    Great mounting kit for all types of locations. Excellent sound for outdoor pool area.
    A little big in size.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Great value for the price paid

    Written By HMPR, Puerto Rico on Thursday, August 30, 2012
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    These are good solid speakers but don't expect much bass from them. Made for indoors or outdoors use, the speaker construction and mounting system is outstanding. Audio performance is adequate but as mentioned before, don't expect good bass (3.5 stars). I'm giving the rating another half a star just for the excellent Crutchfield customer service and for the sales price.
    Outstanding construction and mounting system
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Good value

    Written By Office Use, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, August 25, 2012
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    Easy to install, package includes two brackets: one for mounting on flat walls, one for mounting in corners. The sound is good outdoors around our office door. Would recommend after one week use
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Boston Acoustics, not Bose but worth the price.

    Written By Gregory, Maryville, TN on Sunday, February 01, 2009
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    Multiple mounting configurations came in handy as I mounted one on a wall and one in a corner. Sound response is above average albeit weak in bass. Sensitivity is not comparable to the two Bose 151s that came with the house but acceptable. The price was good, I like the look and the mounting options, but 4/5 stars because the sound could be a little better. They're not Bose but then they're not as expensive and, overall, they work fine.
    12 out of 24 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Excellent speaker for multi-room setup.

    Written By Daniel, Gillette, NJ on Sunday, May 25, 2008
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    I bought 8 of these to use in a multi-room music setup. They are packaged extremely well, and the included mounting kits work great. The sound is decent, assuming you aren't expecting a lot of bass. Great value for the price. I only wish they were a little smaller.
    26 out of 32 people found this helpful
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    1 question already asked

    I like this speaker and may buy it, but need to know if there is a on and off switch on it. I plan to mount if up by the ceiling and need to know if there is an on and off switch. Does it have or need an on and off switch? I didn't see if there was one in the information provided. Thanks, Denny [ Dennis  Dec 16, 2013 ]
    5 answers
    • No,there is no switch. We use eight of these as ceiling speakers in our church sanctuary. They are driven by four amplifiers, each controlling two speakers. Nice uniform sound throughout the space. HRM [ HINRICH R   Dec 16, 2013 ]
    • no on-off switch. typically controlling speaker is done by using a-b speaker buttons on the receiver. [ NATHAN   Dec 16, 2013 ]
    • There is no on/off switch. You could easily add one though. [ DONNA R   Dec 16, 2013 ]
    • Dennis, There is NO on and off switch on the speakers. If you have any more questions, please let me know. Thanks, Efrain [ EFRAIN   Dec 16, 2013 ]
    • No there is no on/off switch. [ ANIT   Dec 16, 2013 ]

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