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Bose 251 Environmental Outdoor Speakers (Black)

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  • Take these speakers with you anywhere you want to have great sound quality
  • Set them up by the pool, or on the workbench, or anywhere an extra-durable speaker is needed
  • A water-resistant composite casing makes these tough enough to handle blistering heat or deadly cold
  • The articulated array speaker design makes for clearer sound in areas like workshops or basements
  • For extra powerful sound, it has a multi-chamber bass enclosure
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Product Specifications

Color: Black
Brand NameBose
Speaker TypeOutdoor; Indoor; Wall-Mount
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height13.5 inches
Frequency Response Curve10Hz - 200kHz
Peak Power Handling - Speakers100
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers100 watts

Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Bose
  • Model: 24643
  • Color Name: Black
  • Speaker Type: Outdoor; Indoor; Wall-Mount
  • Speakers Maximum Output Power: 100
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Product Details

Color: Black
Product Manual [306kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 12 x 16.9 inches ; 20.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 22 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00006I53C
  • Item model number: 24643
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 22, 2004

Product Description

Color: Black

The Bose® 251® environmental black speaker system delivers balanced stereo sound over a wider outdoor area and will stand up to most weather conditions too. The Articulated Array® speaker design houses precisely angled speakers in each enclosure for an extremely wide sound field providing consistent stereo sound as you, your family or your guests move around outdoors. Features: multi-chamber bass enclosure for low frequency energy; withstands temperatures from -22° to 140°; snow and rain resistant; speakers mount on your exterior walls; connect easily to stereo components or Lifestyle® system; and a more compact stylish design.

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Customer Reviews

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There is a world of difference. From a full, rich base to crystal clear cymbals, the sound is simply amazing. And just for grins, I brought the 251's back indoors and… Read more ›
Best all around speakers you can get and amazing sound. Bose speakers are unique and althoug the price of the speakers are not cheap,the quality is outstanding! Read more ›
So when I powered them up I was initially a little underwelmed, as i did notice that the sound range wasn't as clear and full as I would prefer. They didn't sound as… Read more ›
We just got the AV guy out yesterday to wire and mount these speakers in the back of our house. When we turned them on the sound was unbelievable. The AV guy looked at me… Read more ›
When I go out in my yard, about 40-50 feet from the speakers, they sound like a professional sound system. The sound quality is incredible. These speakers face West so… Read more ›
Living in the midwest, we get every kind of weather you can imagine and these speakers hold up to it all. The sound is excellent, the base is great. Make sure you use a… Read more ›
Installation was easy, simnply had to snake the speaker wires down the wall and out to the porch. Read more ›
These speaker where purchase to put outside and they were very easy to install and have a very nice sound. Read more ›
Easy to install when coupled with the SA-3 amplifier and the Personal Music Center III remote control from Bose. Great sound for my patio. Read more ›
They sound great around our pool. Easy to install and easy to remove for the winter if you want to. Read more ›
My entire deck was filled…When pushing the Pioneer ICE amp to its peak, the power out of these units was more like a professional setup that a neighbor getting his rock on. Read more ›
They look really nice. They were easy to install. They hang at a nice downward facing angle that aims the sound right at the patio table. Read more ›
Many people report poor bass, and I do understand this complaint. It seems to be almost absent with normal receiver settings. Read more ›
It seems to be almost absent with normal receiver settings. However, the speakers do handle a decent amount of bass when it is heavily boosted at the receiver. It is more… Read more ›
But, some people don't want to bother with brackets and such, and will use them free standing. Which is fine, but you will find the sound to be lacking in the bass range. Th… Read more ›
My ears actually got tired after a…3) I tested the above with all my settings at neutral and and at neutral, I found the mid-range to be strong and bass a bit lacking. B… Read more ›
Crystal clear sound and they look great on our home. I found them to have PLENTY of low end (bass) and would recommend these speakers to anyone. I am VERY picky when it… Read more ›
the sound is phenomenal. very crisp with adequate bass, best appreciated at higher volumes than you may want inside but very good @ any volume. didn't feel like the cost… Read more ›
These are an upgrade from a cheap pair from Best Buy ($100) and blast them away. They sound much fuller, even at lower volumes. Read more ›
Great speakers. Even at a pretty low volume the sound quality carries pretty far. These are a good long term investment. Read more ›
2) Despite the fact that Bose calls the 2.5"…My ears actually got tired after a while and I had to lower the volume, mid-range and boost the bass to avoid ear fatigue. 3… Read more ›
I can say now that I will not be disappointed as I have been in the…They have a clean, crisp sound even at lower volume levels when sitting out on the patio with friends. Read more ›
This is what I can do in this space and it sounds great. Sure I can play it loud and it sounds great but at low volume the speakers design works to acomplish my goal. They… Read more ›
With the included mounts and ability to handle a large outdoor area, the Bose 251s are a good value when they are on sale. I suggest listening to them before buying if you… Read more ›
Bottom line: I'm sure you won't be disappointed with the performance, but I'm not sure they are the best value for money. Read more ›
There are "better" speakers with better components with better names on them and perhaps with a lower price but sound is subjective and everyone is going to mount them in a… Read more ›
3) I tested the above with all my settings at neutral and and at…But of course anyone can adjust the low to high frequencies to their liking or particular type of music. Read more ›
The low and mids sound incredible but they are seriously lacking in base. The amp they are hooked up to easily causes distortion at mid to loud volume... I turn the base… Read more ›
THE QUICK TAKE: The Bose 251 Environmental speakers are a well built, well designed set of outdoor speakers, with some distinctive and effective features. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Berge on June 3, 2004
Color Name: Black
got these a couple of weeks ago from the bose store. they installed super easily, brackets sturdy and easy to place. the sound is phenomenal. very crisp with adequate bass, best appreciated at higher volumes than you may want inside but very good @ any volume. didn't feel like the cost was too prohibitive in comparison to other outdoor speakers, the sound is just that good. also looked @ bose 151's and although they sounded pretty good, there was no comparison to the 251's. highly recommend these if you barbecue a bunch, are in the yard a lot, or entertain outdoors often. we no longer have to blast our indoor klipsch speakers while gardening outdoors.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Delena on September 18, 2007
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I had a pair of Bose 101 speakers outside for almost 10 years mounted on the deck, they performed perfectly, unfortunately being outside through Rain, Snow and summer heat took its toll and they were DOA in the spring. I wanted another pair of equally good sounding speakers to replace them and have been a Bose fan for a number of years. My expectations were set by the previous pair, and knowing the the open landcape of a deck is an acoustic challenge for any speaker. I ordered the Bose 251 speakers expecting the same or better sound quality and an easier mount/removal, as I will probably pull these in for the winter months. The 251's are perfect. The sound is crisp and even in an open landscape there is sufficient bass to my ears. I like the hand tightened method for securing the speakers to the deck mounted brackets, which will make removal and remounting a snap. All in all I'n very satisfied with this product, its a winner.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Brian S. Siegel on February 7, 2011
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
I purchased these speakers to replace some junky AudioSource speakers after about 10 years. The sound quality from the Bose 251s is incredible. When I go out in my yard, about 40-50 feet from the speakers, they sound like a professional sound system. The sound quality is incredible. These speakers face West so their durability will certainly be tested. They are in the middle of their first winter and so far, so good. Fortunately, I picked these up on Amazon for a measly $198 for the pair. Mistake? Maybe, Good Luck, Definitely. Even at the standard $398, these are still well worth the money.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bargamon on May 15, 2010
Color Name: Black
The 251's build quality is great, they mount nice and look good.

The true benefit of bose is the "jedi mind tricks" they use to create acoustic chambers inside an enclosure to expand bass. They don't use high spec components but instead high tech design to maximize what they use. These 251's are made of a high quality rigid epoxy type enclousre with its 5 inch bass/mid cone mounted sideways INSIDE firing sidways into a chamber. You don't see it. Bass when compressed and ported thru a chamber gets exaggerated. Thats how bose sounds bigger then they are.

When we moved I took my 4 251's with me and installed them in a new 16 x 20 screened in patio using two volume switches hooked up to my 65per watt old Yamaha INtegrated amp from college. Nothing fancy using decent speaker cables to them makes them sound great. Certainly you don't need 4 of these for such a small space but I had them anyway and Overkill is part of the sterophonic/home theatre fun! If you go to fine restaurants with great accustics you'll notice you can talk at your table without lots of noise and the music system is very effective. They do this by having many speakers with the idea of having flood quality sound at low levels. This is what I can do in this space and it sounds great. Sure I can play it loud and it sounds great but at low volume the speakers design works to acomplish my goal. They don't use fancy tweeter, just two in an array to widen the sound stage. I have my speakers at the corners with the tweeters on the bottom (closer to the ear) but the bass end in the corner using the wood ceiling as a sort of additional base chamber with further warms the sound. I tried different placements and like this set up best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Mezel on January 31, 2011
Color Name: White
I have had these speakers for 8 years. I leave them outside year round. I live on Illinois where temperatures range from over 100 F in the summer and below zero in the winter. Great sound across all ranges. I have sprayed the hose directly on these speakers and it does not affect them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christian on May 27, 2010
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I bought these speakers for my backyard as the previous house owner had this model of speakers installed previously (he took them with him when he sold the house). I figured that the installation would be easier if re-installed the same model of speaker. As it turns out, a new installation would only take about 10 - 20min anyway as the bracket assembly is four holes and comes with simple instructions to mount the speakers to different surfaces. Speaker wire was already located, so it literally took about 10 minutes to install these speakers at my home.

The sound is good - as you would expect, not as much bass as equivalent 100W floor-standing speakers, but very good when you consider that these speakers are designed for all weather conditions.

That being said, at $358/pair, these speakers are not cheap and I am sure there is a significant portion of the price in the Bose name.

Bottom line: I'm sure you won't be disappointed with the performance, but I'm not sure they are the best value for money.
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