301® bookshelf speakers

301® Direct/Reflecting® speaker system

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Overview

A classic bookshelf speaker

Bring clear, spacious sound to your music with these classic and versatile bookshelf speakers. They can fit comfortably on a shelf or in an entertainment centre, yet use proprietary Bose technologies to convey much of the power of a live performance.

  • Component speakers that connect to a stereo receiver
  • Stereo Targeting® tweeters (5 cm) and one rear-firing tweeter (5 cm) combine for balanced stereo sound over a wide area
  • Long-excursion woofer (20 cm) delivers clean, powerful low notes

In a live performance, music reaches your ears, and your emotions, through a blend of direct and reflected sound. Direct/Reflecting® speaker technology recreates this combination to deliver spacious sound similar to what you'd experience in a concert hall.

Unlike many conventional speakers that focus stereo effects in a prominent sweet spot, Bose® 301® stereo speakers provide Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance. Proprietary technologies built into these bookshelf speakers let you enjoy balanced stereo sound almost anywhere in the room, not just in one “sweet spot”.

Features

  • Direct/Reflecting® speaker technology blends reflected and direct sound to re-create much of a live concert's natural spaciousness.
  • Flared slot port design engineered to reduce air turbulence. Woofer and port geometry complement each other so you can enjoy cleaner and deeper performance in the lower frequencies, particularly at high volumes.
  • Stereo Targeting® tweeters use precisely angled, 5 cm proprietary drivers to deliver balanced stereo sound, so you can experience lifelike spaciousness throughout the listening area.
  • Home cinema expansion capable for cinema-like sound—and a seamless home cinema design—when you combine this product with a centre channel speaker and any Direct/Reflecting® speaker system.
  • Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance produces balanced stereo sound over a wide area. The result of proprietary Bose® technologies, these speakers let you enjoy balanced sound throughout the listening area, unlike conventional speakers that radiate sound mostly in a single direction.
  • One rear-firing tweeter (5 cm) propels sound from the back and the side of the speaker. Enjoy a balance of reflected and direct sound for a spacious, natural experience much like a live performance.
  • Spatial Dispersion™ speaker lens creates a smoother high frequency spatial response and wider distribution of sound.
  • Long-excursion woofer (20 cm) delivers clean, powerful low frequencies and balanced sound throughout your room.
  • Compact bookshelf design blends into your décor. Use these speakers for music, or film sound—they can be used as main, secondary or surround home cinema speakers.
  • Automatic protection circuitry prevents drivers from being over driven and provides increased reliability while minimising interference with the listening experience.
  • Syncom® computer tested to ensure one of the highest levels of quality and reliability in the audio industry.

Specs

Dimensions/weight

  • Each speaker:24.8 cm H x 36.2 cm W x 24.8 cm D (5.7 kg)
  • Pair in carton:45.5 cm H x 61.3 cm W x 33.6 cm D (13 kg)

In the box

  • 2 Speakers
  • Self-adhesive rubber feet

Other items you may need

  • Speaker wire (For help choosing the appropriate gauge, see the owner's manual.)
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The spark that started my life with audio. Although I don't own them, 301's were the speaker that started me on the road to audio nirvana 40 years ago. Went to a apartment that belonged to the sister of a friend of mine. We were just hanging out and she turned on some music. The sound i heard coming from those 301's was unlike any i had heard. It was then I knew I had to have that sound and although I still haven't purchased a pair I've put together a couple of nice stereo systems that have satisfied my music fix. I think I'll order a pair just to relive that experience so many years ago. Cheers and enjoy the music, bring back the memories
Date published: 2020-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Sound I love the sound of these bookshelf speakers. Great base, solid units and look just a good. I also purchased the stands and that enhanced the beauty and sound quality because of the reflective variance vs sitting flush against a back wall or bookshelf.
Date published: 2020-05-29
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FAQs

What is the optimal placement for my speakers?

These speakers are small enough to fit on a bookshelf or in an entertainment centre.

Can I use these speakers with other component speakers?

Yes. Combine them with a centre channel speaker and 161™ surround speakers for cinema-like sound.

Can these speakers be combined with my Lifestyle® or SoundTouch® system?

Yes. You can combine these with the SA-5 amplifier to expand your Lifestyle® SoundTouch® entertainment system or SoundTouch® home cinema system to a second room or outdoors.

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Owner's guide

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