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Bose® 251® environmental speakers

(White)

Item # 018251W

Take sturdy, weather-resistant outdoor speakers.

Take sturdy, weather-resistant outdoor speakers.

Item # 018251W

In stock
$398.00 pair

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About the Bose® 251® environmental speakers

Take sturdy, weather-resistant outdoor speakers. Provide them with angled drivers in a unique Articulated Array® design that reproduces sound over a larger listening area. Then add top-notch Bose audio technology, with patented multi-chamber bass enclosures for deep bass without audible distortion. The result? Bose 251® environmental speakers — and a whole lot of outdoor music enjoyment.

Take sturdy, weather-resistant outdoor speakers. Provide them with angled drivers in a unique Articulated Array® design that reproduces sound over a larger listening area. Then add top-notch Bose audio technology, with patented multi-chamber bass enclosures for deep bass without audible distortion. The result? Bose 251® environmental speakers — and a whole lot of outdoor music enjoyment.

These innovative speakers can withstand temperature extremes from 158º F to -40º F, and passed the rigorous salt fog test 66% longer than required by the Marine Industry Standard. That means they can handle direct exposure to the elements — so they make just as much sense for your dock or boat as they do for your patio. And with weather-resistant mounting brackets and hardware included, and a 5-year warranty, you can count on years of groovin' in the great outdoors.

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Details:

  • recommended power 10-200 watts with receivers rated from 4-8 ohms
  • white or black polystyrene enclosure
  • integrated mounting bracket
  • 13-1/2"H x 5-3/4"W x 8-1/2"D
  • warranty: 5 years

Priced per pair

What's in the box:

  • 2 White indoor/outdoor speakers
  • 2 White metal mounting brackets
  • 4 White knobs
  • Eight 1-1/2" self-tapping screws
  • 8 Plastic wall anchors
  • 6 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner's guide
  • US/Canada registration and warranty card
  • Foreign registration and warranty card
  • Bose product line brochure
  • "Our Commitment to You" letter
MFR #024644

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Driver Technology
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Driver Technology

Drivers: The Bose 251 environmental speaker features a 5-1/4" woofer and two 2-1/2" Twiddler drivers with ultra-durable, polymer fiber composite cones built to withstand temperatures from a blistering 158° F to a frigid -40° F. Additionally, the speaker can withstand salt fog, sun, high humidity (100% RH), vibrations and mechanical shock.

Articulated Array Speaker Design: By precisely positioning the drivers inside the speaker cabinet, an Articulated Array speaker design can provide a large, consistent sound field. This allows for a more even sound coverage with these outdoor speakers.

Enclosure Design

Water-Resistant Cabinet: Engineered with a water-resistant, weather-tight polypropylene housing, these speakers provide extra durability through extreme weather conditions and still deliver great high-fidelity sound. For additional protection, the speaker uses a galvanized, powder coated steel grille.

Multi-Chambered Bass Enclosure: Uniquely structured, the chambers within this patented design filter out unwanted audible distortion in the low-frequency range. They also improve speaker efficiency, resulting in deeper bass from a small enclosure.

Connections

5-Way Binding Posts: The nickel-plated brass 5-way binding posts will accept bare wire, pin connectors, spade connectors, banana plugs, and dual banana plugs.

Mounting Options

Mounting: Weather-resistant mounting brackets are also included to allow for easy installation. The speakers can be moved up and down in the mounting brackets, allowing you to position them for optimum imaging.

 

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9 questions already asked

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Can these speakers be ceiling mounted?
[ Aaron  Nov 26, 2020 ]
2 answers
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Yes, they could be ceiling mounted.
[ DENNIS  Dec 12, 2020 ]
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I don't think so. you can mount on wall and point down about 45degrees.
[ TIM  Dec 07, 2020 ]
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How close can these speakers be mounted to one another. I'd like to place them on either side of a 55 inch outdoor TV. Any issue doing that?
[ Bill  Jun 26, 2020 ]
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I have a pair of these speakers on an outdoor patio and they are up 12 foot high and approx 40 feet apart. They are an incredible acoustic team with crisp treble and mid tones but incredible bass base as well. I don't want to say buy something smaller because I do not know what type of stereo is being used to power these. These outdoor Bose speakers are the best sound investment I have ever made??
[ Randy  Jun 26, 2020 ]
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I recommend place them 6' maximum. The sound is great A+. I never take off from the wall either to cleaning. They are made to dust, rain, who cares. They are awesome! Hope this help you!
[ RANDY IVAN  Jun 26, 2020 ]
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can they get rained on ?
[ Frenchy  Mar 08, 2020 ]
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Yes
[ addicuss  Mar 09, 2020 ]
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I do not have mine in the path of direct rains but they have gotten wet from some sideway rainstorms and they still perform magnificently. The sound quality is unsurpassed and I have had a few pairs of outdoor speakers over the years. Well worth the price. I am presently sitting outside on a large patio listening to some fab sounding jazz on my Bose??????
[ Randy  Mar 08, 2020 ]
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Yes. They are outdoor speakers.
[ ERICK W  Mar 08, 2020 ]
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3 years old....I have mine mounted under my roof line. They are only somewhat protected from the rain, so getting them wet does not seem to be a problem but I wouldn't mount them where the speakers are directly rained on every time it rains. I would imagine at some point in time you would have a operating issue. Hope this helps.....
[ Scott  Mar 08, 2020 ]
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Yes have been rained on snowed on and still perform fine
[ Scott  Mar 08, 2020 ]
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Recently purchased 8 speakers and was wondering what amp and gauge of wire would work best to run these without loss of quality in sound? It's for a large community pool where noise is loud and we want to hear the music clearly
[ Skylar  Sep 13, 2019 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Krissy  Oct 09, 2019 ]  Staff
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How do I power these? I am connecting lights through a 12v transformer. Can these draw enough amps from that current or do they require 110v?
[ Laura  Sep 07, 2018 ]
1 answer
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No AC or DC power required. You just plug nbyour speaker wire that connects with a normal audio amplifier.
[ Scott  Sep 08, 2018 ]
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I am not sure if install 2 or 4 in a 40x19 feet? deck? thanks in advance for your advice
[ Luca85  Feb 18, 2018 ]
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I put 4 in a 20 x 25 pool house patio. They sound awesome. You won't be disappointed.
[ STEVEN  Feb 19, 2018 ]
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Two would be plenty. I have two mounted on my shop which 40 foot wide when you turn the volume up. You can hear them over 100 feet away.
[ travis  Feb 19, 2018 ]
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Two will work, but four will work better, assuming your receiver can do a true 4 speaker. They sound fantastic (2) in our metal building used as a weight room. 60 x 40
[ Rheynard  Feb 19, 2018 ]
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2 is more than enough. They are wide angled sound proj
[ ROGER  Feb 19, 2018 ]
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Should be fine with 2 provided you have a decent enough receiver driving them. I have 2 for a 30 by 30 pool deck and they are more than sufficient to lay a good beat down
[ daryl  Feb 19, 2018 ]
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I only have two!
[ CHAD D.  Feb 19, 2018 ]
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My backyard is almost 1/2 an acre and it fills my yard with sound.
[ CHAD D.  Feb 19, 2018 ]
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How many 251 speakers would I need for a 40' by 60' area?
[ JFloy  Nov 13, 2017 ]
3 answers
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Depends on how loud you want I guess. They have no bass sound to them. But are excellent out speakers. I have 4 on my shop. Two facing the driveway and two facing the backyard. They can be heard from over 100 feet away at 3/4 volume.
[ travis  Nov 14, 2017 ]
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4 - it would give you great sound in entire area.
[ Kim  Nov 14, 2017 ]
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You need only four speakers to provide an optimal sound.
[ chris  Nov 14, 2017 ]
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Are they bluetooth?
[ patti  Jun 13, 2016 ]
3 answers
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No. Hard wired.
[ Joe  Jun 13, 2016 ]
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No they require wire
[ DAN  Jun 13, 2016 ]
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No. You can only connect them with speaker wires.
[ CHARLES S  Jun 13, 2016 ]
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live in the northeast - should i take these in during the winter? thanks
[ thomas  Dec 25, 2015 ]
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I live in Tennessee where the temperature can be 105 or -5. I have had a set of 251 exposed to this climate for 10 years without any issue. Love these speakers.
[ Kim  Nov 14, 2017 ]
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I live in Rockland County. NY where the temperature gets below freezing in the winter. These speakers can withstand cold temperatures so I do leave these Bose speakers outside all year long.
[ CHARLES S  Dec 26, 2015 ]
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I did take them down. I didn't see any need for them to suffer through the weather. Mine were in an easy place to get to. I'm in northern NY.
[ Alan  Dec 26, 2015 ]
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