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Bose® Virtually Invisible® 691 In-wall speakers

Item # 018VI691

Bose calls these speakers Virtually Invisible because they are designed to blend into any decor.

Bose calls these speakers Virtually Invisible because they are designed to blend into any decor.

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Item # 018VI691

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About the Bose® Virtually Invisible® 691

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In-wall speakers that are heard but not seen

Bose calls these speakers Virtually Invisible because they are designed to blend into any decor. You can enjoy crisp music, sound effects, and dialogue from hidden speakers. Each Bose® Virtually Invisible® 691 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.

In-wall speakers that are heard but not seen

Bose calls these speakers Virtually Invisible because they are designed to blend into any decor. You can enjoy crisp music, sound effects, and dialogue from hidden speakers. Each Bose® Virtually Invisible® 691 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, and they come with a pair of rectangular 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 included
  • recommended power: 10-100 watts with receivers rated from 4 to 8 ohms
  • cutout dimensions: 8-5/8""H x 5-3/4"W
  • 7-3/8"W x 10-1/4"H x 3-7/16"D
  • weight: 3.3 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • MFR # 742895-0200

What's in the box:

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

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More details on the Bose® Virtually Invisible® 691

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Features & specs

Features
Quantity in Package Pair
Tweeter Dome
Aimable Tweeter No
Woofer Composition Not given
Woofer Surround Not given
Connector Type Spring-post
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Moisture Resistance
Indoor (Moisture-resistant) No
Outdoor (Partial Exposure) No
Outdoor (Full Exposure) No
Specs
Tweeter Size 0.75
Midrange Size N/A
Woofer Size 5
Speaker Shape 5.75 x 8.625
Cutout Width ---
Cutout Height ---
Mounting Depth 3.25
Power Range (Watts) 10-100
Sensitivity ---
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response Not givenHz
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

Virtually Invisible in-wall Speakers: The Bose Virtually Invisible 691 in-wall 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 691 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 691 in-wall speaker use spring-post terminals to connect your speaker wire (18-14AWG).

In-wall Installation: The Bose Virtually Invisible 691 in-wall speakers offer simplified installation with only four clamp screws that secure each 691 speaker to your drywall. The 691-series speakers also feature an infinite baffle design that uses the wall as the speaker enclosure. The infinite baffle design eliminates the need for a separate speaker enclosure, so it uses the space inside the wall 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 691 speakers are designed for in-wall installation only. Virtually Invisible 691 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. Paint masks are included to protect the speaker cones. 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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4 questions already asked

Q
Need to replace 2 Boston Acoustic DSI 450 in wall speakers after painter painted over the entire grill which had to be cut out. Any suggestions for comparable speakers?
david  Jun 18, 2019
1 answer
A
Hi David! Thanks for your question. The Boston Acoustics HSi 475T2 is similar in size to the DSi450 you are looking to replace. The tweeter materials are the same as on the DSi450, and you'll be gaining a larger woofer, as well a more solid bass response due to the material the woofer is made of. Chat with an Advisor online, or give us a call by phone at 1-800-324-9695. They will be able to answer additional questions, and be sure that your new speakers will be a great fit with your current setup.
jessica  Jun 24, 2019 (Staff)
Q
I'm replacing my Boston Acoustics in wall speakers. My cutout is 8 5/8 x 6 Can I insert the Bose 691 speakers in the existing space or are they for new construction ?
glennizzo  Dec 06, 2017
2 answers
A
Don't have the dimensions in front of me, but the dimensions provided by Bose in the installation guide seemed to be accurate.
michael  Dec 07, 2017
A
i do not know , but I can highly recommend the Bose ...they are really good speakers and look great.
john  Dec 06, 2017
Q
Do the Bose 691s have stereo hookups per speaker. L R on each speaker?
troy  Jun 13, 2017
1 answer
A
I'm having trouble understanding this question. A single speaker can be a left or a right. It is not clear to me how a single speaker would have left and right inputs. The inputs on each single speaker or plus and minus (red and black) for a single left or right channel.
steven j.  Jun 13, 2017
Q
Can the Bose 691 be installed in an exterior wall of the house? (interior installation of coarse).
brian  Apr 06, 2017
2 answers
A
these are not outdoor speakers , but I am very happy with these on the inside of my house, an excellent speaker system
john  Apr 08, 2017
A
Yes that the speakers can be installed in the exterior walls my walls are 2x6 as though I am happy with the speakers goodbye
felipe c  Apr 07, 2017

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