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Bose® 201® Series IV
Bookshelf speakers (Rosewood)
Item #: 018201IVR
This item is no longer available.
Newer model available
Bose® 201® Series V Direct/Reflecting® speaker system
Bose® 201® Series IV
Our take on the Bose® 201® Series IV
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
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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