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Bose® 161 Indoor Speaker System - Black (27027)

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$158.99

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Streamlined design. Startling performance. Bose 161 speakers are a versatile option for both music and movie listening. They work with your stereo receiver, but can also serve as front or surround speakers in a component home theater setup. These small bookshelf stereo speakers provide balanced stereo sound that rivals much larger stereo speakers. An Articulated Array speaker design uses precisely positioned drivers inside the speaker cabinet to provide a large, consistent sound field. This means you get broader, more even sound throughout the listening area. If you're a component-minded home theater enthusiast, these sleek speakers are also ideal for front or rear speakers. Custom mounting brackets are included to increase placement options throughout your home. Size: 41 1/8" x 11" W X 5" D.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.7 inches (H) x 8.0 inches (W) x 24.7 inches (D)
Encasement Material: Plastic
Material: Plastic
Speaker Features: Magnetically Shielded
Includes: Mounting Kit, RCA Cables, Owner's Manual
Weight: 8.4 pounds
Media Type Compatibility: No additional media compatibility
Wattage Output: 100.0 watts
Disc Capacity: .0
Features: Home Stereo System: Preset EQ
Midrange Speaker Size: .0 inches
Electronics General Compatibility: Home Stereos
Subwoofer Preamp Output: Yes
Connectivity: Spring Clip Speaker Terminals
Shelf System Size: Mini
Frequency Response: 40Hz-20kHz
Number of AM Presets: .0
Number of FM Presets: .0
Warranty: 5 year limited warranty
Warranty Information:To obtain a copy of the manufacturer's warranty for this item, please call Target Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869.
TCIN: 14538078
UPC: 017817282994
Item Number (DPCI): 008-03-0073

most recent reviews

work great as rears

5 out of 5 stars
jim1 month ago
I got these as my rear surround and they work great  see moreof jim's review
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    Weak mid and low

    2 out of 5 stars
    Bradley903 months ago
    My father had received these as a gift for Christmas and was very excited to hear them hooked up to our home stereo system. Unfortunately, the first thing I noticed when I hooked them up was that there was virtually no bass and the mid was very weak. The highs however, were clear and crisp making th...  see moreof Bradley90's review
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      Worst Speaker

      1 out of 5 stars
      ingeniero957 months ago
      I Bought that for use as main spakers in my small room, powered by a vintage Kenwood amp. The result couldn't be worst, the sound too bright, sounds like a cheap plastic speaker and medium frequencies around 200Hz-350Hz sound too much. Really, I expected more from them...  see moreof ingeniero95's review
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        Great speakers for lossless codecs like FLAC

        (would recommend)
        5 out of 5 stars
        NotEasy2Impress7 months ago
        Great sound in a compact package. Fantastic with FLAC files. Buh-bye MP3s (although they play fine, too). Worth the investment IMHO.  see moreof NotEasy2Impress's review
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          Great sound for front or suround in gaming.

          5 out of 5 stars
          Kurt9 months ago
          I bought some 161 speaker 8 years ago when i was in middle school dropped them a couple of time and they still work well to this day. I love them very clear for gaming can hear everything. Awesome.  see moreof Kurt's review
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            Quality Sound

            5 out of 5 stars
            DaCoop11 months ago
            I have the black 161's as rear surrounds in my 5.1 system, which consists of: Pioneer Elite Receiver, Bose 201 Mains, Bose VCS10 center, Bose 161 Rear, Klipsch Synergy 10 Sub. They are seamless, sound great with movies and music, and are quality built. I have owned the whole set of Bose speakers f...  see moreof DaCoop's review
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              BOSE for LIFE!

              5 out of 5 stars
              BOSE BOSE since19791 year ago
              I purchased 4 pair of 161's in 2009 = 3 pair (with 2 Polk Subwoofers) for my theater and 1 pair for my dining room (with Bose Accoustimass 5 Series). Bose Only = Since 1979 Bose 601's 2 pair, Bose 301's 1 pair, Bose AM 5'system, Bose AM 3'system, Bose 321's 2 systems, Bose Soundlink II's 4 ...  see moreof BOSE BOSE since1979's review
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                Great as Ceiling Speakers for Atmos and DTS-X

                5 out of 5 stars
                MPKID1231 year ago
                I bought these a few years ago for front height speakers and recently moved them onto the ceiling to use with my new receiver that has Atmos and DTS-X sound. It really spreads the ceiling sound around the room and works great.  see moreof MPKID123's review
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