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Bose® Virtually Invisible® 591

In-ceiling speakers

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Our take on the Bose® Virtually Invisible® 591

I want to hear every detail of the music and movies I enjoy. I don't necessarily want to see the speakers, however. Bose calls their in-ceiling speakers Virtually Invisible because they are designed to blend into any decor so you can enjoy crisp music, sound effects, and dialogue from hidden speakers. Each Bose Virtually Invisible 591 speaker has a 5" woofer to handle the low frequencies, and two strategically positioned 3/4" tweeters to direct the all-important mids and highs to your ears.

A 5" woofer and two strategically-placed 3/4" tweeters help each Bose Virtually Invisible® speaker fill your room with clear, accurate sound.

A 5" woofer and two strategically-placed 3/4" tweeters help each Bose® Virtually Invisible® speaker fill your room with clear, accurate sound.

Great sound that blends into your decor

I want to hear every detail of the music and movies I enjoy. I don't necessarily want to see the speakers, however. Bose calls their in-ceiling speakers Virtually Invisible because they are designed to blend into any decor so you can enjoy crisp music, sound effects, and dialogue from hidden speakers. Each Bose Virtually Invisible 591 speaker has a 5" woofer to handle the low frequencies, and two strategically positioned 3/4" tweeters to direct the all-important mids and highs to your ears.

The speakers are easy to install in your walls or your ceilings, and they come with a pair of  circular grilles that attach magnetically. The grilles and grille frames are finished in white, but are paintable to match your decor.

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  • one 5" woofer and two 3/4" tweeters in each speaker
  • room-filling Stereo Everywhere® design
  • paintable grilles attach to the speakers magnetically
  • recommended power: 10-100 watts with receivers rated from 4 to 8 ohms
  • cutout diameter: 6-3/4"
  • mounting depth: 3-13/16"
  • weight: 3.2 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 In-ceiling speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Owner's Guide
  • "Our Commitment To You" letter
  • Warranty/Registration information
  • "Global Support Regions" sheet

You just won't beat these speakers , Love them

Anonymous, Little River, SC

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Bose® Virtually Invisible® 591 Reviews

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Bose® Virtually Invisible® 591

Anonymous from Little River, SC on 10/23/2017

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You just won't beat these speakers , Love them

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Features and Specs

Quantity in Package Pair
Tweeter Dome
Midrange Size N/A
Woofer Size 5
Cutout Size 6.75
Woofer Composition Not given
Woofer Surround Not given
Power Range (Watts) 10-100
Sensitivity ---
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response Not givenHz
Connector Type Spring-post
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Enclosure Type In-ceiling
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

Virtually Invisible In-Ceiling Speakers: The Bose Virtually Invisible 591 in-ceiling speakers are engineered with one 5" woofer and two strategically positioned 0.75" tweeters each, eliminating the need to aim the speaker into the room. The acoustic design allows for full, even sound coverage, while their smaller size increases placement options. Exclusive Bose "Stereo Everywhere" speaker performance provides balanced stereo sound over a wider area, with no drop-offs.

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 0.75" dome tweeters and a 5" 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 591 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.

  • 5" Woofer: A 5" high-excursion woofer delivers deeper low notes for more dramatic movie sound effects and musical richness.
  • Dual Angled 0.75" Tweeters: Two strategically positioned 0.75" 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 591 in-ceiling speaker use spring-post terminals to connect your speaker wire (18-14AWG).

In-Ceiling Installation: The Bose Virtually Invisible 591 in-ceiling speakers offer simplified installation with only four clamp screws that secure each 591 speaker to your drywall. The 591-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 snap the magnetic 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 591 speakers are designed for in-ceiling installation only. Virtually Invisible 591 speakers can only be installed in wood frame construction covered with wallboard made of gypsum, plaster and lath, paneling or similar construction.

Paintable Grilles: The ultra slim bezel is attached directly to the speaker grille, allowing them to be easily painted in one simple step and blend elegantly into the room. And with no cloth scrim, there's no worry of excess paint clumping or soaking in. Plus, magnets allow them to snap on and off quickly.

Cutout Template: Cutout templates are not included in the box, therefore, you will need to print a template from the manual linked from the Crutchfield website, or from Bose.com. You must make sure the template is printed at 100%, and not enlarged or reduced. The measurements on the template are expressed in millimeters, but a 1" scale is provided to make sure it is printed to scale.

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Why did you buy this?

because they are BOSE! [ Mason  Dec 27, 2017 ]
BOSE name and quality [ JILL  Dec 24, 2016 ]
perfect fit for replacements and good sound quality [ C  Sep 15, 2016 ]
the person installing my system set me up with these [ Margaret  Aug 16, 2016 ]
Needed ceiling speakers instead of in wall [ Christopher  May 14, 2016 ]
Great ceiling speakers [ Steve  Apr 12, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

Thanks for your question. These are wired, no option for wireless/Bluetooth. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Jan 11, 2017 ]  Staff
Bose does not publish frequency response numbers for any of their products. While I know this isn't the answer you were looking for, I hope the information helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Dec 29, 2016 ]  Staff
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