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Bose 251 Environmental Speakers, premium outdoor speakers - White

by Bose
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Price: $398.00 & FREE Shipping. Details
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  • Wide listening area gives you freedom to move about and enjoy fuller stereo sound
  • Multi-chambered enclosure design assures that deep low frequencies stay true even in an outdoors setting
  • Engineered to withstand snow, sun, rain, ice and saltwater spray
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Product Specifications

Color: White
Brand NameBose
Speaker TypeOutdoor; Wall-Mount
Color NameWhite
Item Display Height13.5 inches
Peak Power Handling - Speakers50 watts
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers100

Technical Details

Color: White
  • Brand Name: Bose
  • Model: 24644
  • Color Name: White
  • Speaker Type: Outdoor; Wall-Mount
  • Speaker Amplification Type: Passive
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Product Details

Color: White
Product Manual [306kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 23 x 13 inches ; 20.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 21 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: B00006I53D
  • Item model number: 24644
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,011 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 22, 2006

Product Description

Color: White

The Bose® 251® environmental white 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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They sound great around our pool.
PAM HANZLIK
I found the music I played to sound crisp and clear with rich tones, and the speakers indeed covered a very wide area.
WryGuy2
These speakers offer very good sound quality.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 36 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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19 of 19 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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11 of 11 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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6 of 6 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 John B. Goode TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 27, 2013
Color Name: White Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Update 3/13/2013: I've raised my rating to 5 stars. I took the speakers inside and attached them to my stereo and TV to hear them in a quieter environment. I must say that when hearing them without any outside noise pollution they really sound outstanding. Very rich tones throughout. And if you look at these Bose 251's, they are really just a pair of Acoustimass cubes with a woofer in the back and an outdoor shell. I've got them on speaker stands right now and I'd even go as far as to suggest consumers try them out as indoor speakers.

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These are Bose's 251 outdoor speakers. They're pretty hefty indeed, weighing at 8lbs each and are solidly built. Each speaker has 3 drivers: two 2.5" drivers and one 5.25" woofer.

I examined the speakers carefully. The lower part of the speakers consists of the two 2.5" drivers facing obliquely away from each other. If you look through the metal grille you can see them. I had thought the speaker was too narrow to fit the woofer in and the woofer is actually in the back which I thought was a circular resonance chamber, but is actually what Bose calls a proprietary multi-chambered enclosure.

Observations:
1) The drivers facing away from each other gives the sound a wide dispersion area, which Bose calls Articulated Array® speaker design with precisely positioned drivers. You can walk around and still feel the full effect of the sound because you've got 4 drivers facing different directions, pretty much.
2) Bose calls the 2.5" drivers full-range drivers. I can go with that, as much as 2.5" drivers can be full range.
3) The woofer outputs its bass out of the narrow rectangular vertical openings to the sides of the drivers. If you look through the grill you can see them.
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