301™ Direct/Reflecting® speaker system
- Designed to deliver much of the impact of a live performance
- A suitable choice for stereo or home theater sound
- Small enough to fit on a bookshelf
- Optional accessories available for additional placement options
Bose® 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting® bookshelf stereo speakers bring clear, spacious sound to your music and movies. These versatile bookshelf speakers are small enough to fit comfortably on a shelf or in an entertainment center, yet use advanced Bose technologies to convey much of the power of a live performance.
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 or theater.
Unlike conventional speakers that focus stereo effects in a prominent sweet spot, Bose 301 stereo speakers provide Stereo Everywhere™ speaker performance. Proprietary technologies built into our best bookshelf speakers make it possible for you and your friends and family to enjoy balanced stereo sound almost anywhere in the room.
Spacious sound for movies and more
Our best bookshelf speakers can also be used as main, secondary or surround home theater speakers. Simply connect Bose 301 speakers to your surround sound receiver and experience exhilarating audio with your home theater components.
If you own a Lifestyle® system, Bose 301 bookshelf stereo speakers can help you extend its benefits to another room in your home. Simply connect these stereo speakers and an SA-3 amplifier to your Lifestyle® system and enjoy music in one room while family members watch a movie in another—at the same time, from the same system.
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, 2" proprietary drivers to deliver balanced stereo sound, so you can experience lifelike spaciousness throughout the listening area.
Home theater expansion capable for cinema-like sound—and a seamless home theater design—when you combine this product with a center 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 (2") 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 (8") delivers clean, powerful low frequencies and balanced sound throughout your room.
Compact bookshelf design blends into your décor. Use these speakers for music, or movie sound—they can be used as main, secondary or surround home theater speakers.
Automatic protection circuitry prevents drivers from being overdriven and provides increased reliability while minimizing interference with the listening experience.
Syncom® computer tested to ensure one of the highest levels of quality and reliability in the audio industry.
Other items you may need
- Speaker wire (For help choosing the appropriate gauge, see the owner's manual.)
9.75"H x 14.25"W x 9.75"D ( 24.8 cm x 36.2 cm x 24.8 cm )
12.5 lbs (5.7 kg)
Pair in carton
18.3"H x 24.2"W x 13.25"D ( 45.5 cm x 61.3 cm x 33.6 cm )
28.7 lbs (13 kg)
What is the optimal placement for my speakers?
These speakers are small enough to fit on a bookshelf or in an entertainment center.
Can I use these speakers with other component speakers?
Yes. Combine them with a center channel speaker and 161™ surround speakers for cinema-like sound.
Can these speakers be combined with my Lifestyle® system?
Yes. You can combine these with the SA-3 amplifier to expand your Lifestyle® system to a second room or outdoors.
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Stands and brackets
FS-01 bookshelf speaker floorstands
Sturdy stands turn your bookshelf speakers into floorstanding speakers, optimizing their performance and expanding your decorating options. Height: 24" (61 cm). Sold as a pair.
- 301® speakers; 201® speakers
WB-3 bookshelf speaker wall brackets
Conveniently mount your 301® Series IV or Series V, or 201® Series IV or Series V Direct/Reflecting® speakers on a wall. Sold as a pair. (Note: These brackets are not compatible with Series I, II or III speakers.)
- 301® speakers; 201® speakers