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Boston Acoustics SoundWare
Single compact indoor/outdoor speaker (Black)
Our take on the Boston Acoustics SoundWare by Crutchfield's Loren Barstow
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.
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.
Chris, Loveland, CO
What's in the Box:
- 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
- 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
Boston Acoustics SoundWare Reviews
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Features and Specs
|Number of Speakers||1|
|Bipole or Dipole||No|
|Midrange size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer size (inches)||4-1/2|
|Connector Type||Spring post|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
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.
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: 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.
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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Why did you buy this?
Seem to get good reviews in the several sites I checked. Looks like a decent compromise between frequency response and size. [ Nathan Jul 25, 2016 ]
The reviews I read about them [ ERIK May 25, 2016 ]
Great size, shape, style, and design. Hoping they sound as good as speakers in the BA Solo radio (discontinued, but amazing piece of technology). I need something small and have no room for my older BA tower speakers anymore. [ James May 13, 2016 ]
Right combination of size, price, good reviews and comes with mounting brackets [ Sharon Feb 14, 2016 ]
Aesthetics, size, mounting hardware, and sound ... all converge to make this a great selection. [ Stephen Dec 26, 2016 ]
Relatively small for a rear surround application [ John Dec 04, 2016 ]
Outdoor use [ Luis Nov 28, 2016 ]
Because the Bose speakers that came with the house I just bought are so bad! [ MICHAEL P Nov 07, 2016 ]
They seemed to fit my need. The sound is great. [ Timothy Jun 14, 2016 ]
Size [ Suresh Jun 02, 2016 ]
5 questions already asked
I like these speakers. I bought 4 to pair with 2 Polk floor standing speakers. I love the range they have for a 7.1 surround system. I don't think you could go wrong with this versatile speaker. [ Jamaine Jan 14, 2017 ]
Although the sound sent to your speakers may be of less quality you can't buy a better speaker to maximize whatever sound quality you do have. I have 3 pair of these now and highly recommend them [ william d. Jan 13, 2017 ]
Yes. The speakers come with mounts. You can either place the speakers in a corner or on a flat wall. 2 separate mounts are included for each speaker. Hope this helps enjoy you speakers. [ roque Dec 16, 2015 ]
It does come with a wall mount. It's actually pretty nice too. It's a ball joint mount with a tightening screw, so you can place the speaker at a variety of angles rather easily. [ Eric Dec 10, 2015 ]
i gave this as a gift, so I really don't have an answer for you, sorry. [ John Dec 10, 2015 ]
I bought four of them. They come with a wall mount and a corner mount. The wall mount permits plus or minus 20 degrees of side-to-side movement. The corner mount permits a forty degree tilt down. The only thing not included are the screws or anchors which go into the wall. They speakers also sound good for the price. [ JOHN C Dec 09, 2015 ]
It has been awhile, but if I remember correctly it did come with wall mounts/brackets that I used to hang in the corner of my girlfriend's outdoor porch. I think it may have also come with flush mounts. They discuss mounting on the BA website for these speakers if you go there. [ Turn Dec 09, 2015 ]
yes it has a very good mount [ OLIN L Dec 09, 2015 ]
Yes it comes with a mount. [ Michael Dec 09, 2015 ]
Crutchfield asked me, as a customer, to answer your question. I'm 64. I have not been asked to do this before, but here goes. If the CD player is not equipped with Bluetooth, then it will need an output jack, which is a place to plug in speakers. Of course you will have to run the speaker wires from the CD player to the speakers. As an alternative for years I have been using a Bose Wave Radio, which has an auxiliary jack. You can run a wire from the output jack on the CD player to the input (auxiliary) jack on the Bose and play music through the Bose, which sounds great. Good luck. [ JOHN Apr 07, 2015 ]
It will work just fine. They require wiring to connect then to your CD player. Most areas require shielded cable wire for fire regulations. I have installed these speakers in an Elks club and everyone is happy. [ OLIN L Apr 07, 2015 ]
There isn't a specific operating temperature range listed in the product research and/or owner's manual. For more info on that you, you may want to contact Boston Acoustic's support directly; you can also visit their support website at http://www.bostonacoustics.com/US/Support/Pages/SupportLanding.aspx Hope that helps! [ Larry Dec 11, 2016 ] Staff
5 answers 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 ]
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. [ skangirl 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 ]