Award-winning 251® environmental speakers let you enjoy rich, balanced stereo sound over a much wider area than most conventional outdoor speakers. And 251® speakers are tough enough to beat the weather. These speakers connect to your stereo components or Lifestyle® system and mount to your exterior walls.
Speakers that have you covered
With conventional outdoor speakers, sound can only be heard with impact in a few "sweet spots" instead of the broader range of your patio, pool or yard. But Bose® 251 speakers produce remarkably rich sound across a much wider listening area.
Vital to that performance is Articulated Array® speaker design, which houses two speakers set at precise angles in each enclosure. This produces an extremely wide sound field so that you experience consistent stereo effects as you move around outdoors.
The small cabinets of conventional outdoor speakers often can't produce the low notes that provide impact. The 251 speakers blend with your outdoor surroundings, yet their technology and design eliminate the audible distortion often heard in other speakers. You can enjoy full, rich music without the need for large, bulky speakers.
Bose versus mother nature
Bose 251 speakers are engineered and tested to withstand snow, rain, salt and temperature extremes of 140° F to -22° F. These speakers deliver a level of performance many conventional outdoor speakers—and most indoor speakers—simply cannot match. They are also protected by a five-year limited warranty.
*By precisely positioning the drivers inside the speaker cabinet, an Articulated Array speaker design can provide a large, consistent sound field. This allows for a more cinema-like experience with our VCS-10® center channel speaker and 161™ speakers, and for more even sound coverage with our 251® environmental speakers.
Meet the new standard in outdoor sound.
You demand quite a bit from an outdoor speaker. Not only do you expect adequate sound coverage, you need a durable speaker that withstands extreme conditions year-round. It takes a special speaker to meet these challenges.
Consider award-winning 251® environmental speakers, tough enough to beat the weather with uncompromised Bose® sound. These speakers produce balanced stereo sound over a much wider area when compared to most conventional speakers. And they're built to last.
Go ahead, cook on the deck, splash around in the pool or work out in the garden. The 251 speakers offer a rewarding, reliable performance that sets a new standard in outdoor sound. The compact, elegant design shows your good taste outdoors, as well.
Speaker technology that covers all the angles.
Hear the performance of 251 speakers, and you might ask how they produce such remarkable high-fidelity sound outdoors. The key is our Articulated Array® speaker design. Each speaker houses two precisely angled drivers to produce an extremely wide sound field and consistent performance as you move around outside.
And our patented multi-chambered bass enclosure helps deliver full, deep bass without audible distortion so you can enjoy some serious impact with the low notes.
Expand your Lifestyle® system outdoors.
If you own a Lifestyle® system, you can power 251 speakers with the Lifestyle® SA-1 stereo amplifier and bring the performance and simplicity of your system to the porch, pool or patio. It's the perfect opportunity to do more with your Lifestyle® system, and with the Lifestyle® SA-1 stereo amplifier, it couldn't be easier.
Tested to ensure performance in extreme conditions.
Bose 251 speakers are engineered and tested to withstand snow, rain, salt and temperature extremes of 140° F to -22° F. Such rigorous testing ensures a level of performance most conventional outdoor speakers — and many indoor speakers — simply cannot match.
These speakers also include weather-resistant mounting brackets and hardware to allow for easy installation.
Articulated Array® speaker design includes precisely positioned drivers to provide a large, consistent sound field for outdoor listening.
Bose environmental testing simulates exposure to sunlight, rain, heat, ice, salt and water—proof of the extreme conditions these outdoor speakers can endure and still deliver reliable, long-lasting performance.
Multi-chambered enclosure is uniquely structured to minimize audible distortion from low frequencies. You can enjoy clear, natural sound from an outside speaker enclosure that easily mounts to walls in your deck, garden or pool area.
Weather-resistant brackets and hardware withstand the rigors of year-round outdoor placement.
One woofer (5.25") in a proprietary multichambered enclosure produces deep, full low frequencies, with minimal audio distortion.
Twiddler® drivers (2.5") with glass composite cone and silky light surround deliver clear, high frequencies from a speaker that resists deterioration under extreme conditions.
Two full-range drivers (2.5") positioned in an Articulated Array® speaker design provide consistent, lifelike sound over a large listening area.
Mineral and glass-filled polypropylene cabinet provides added durability against extreme conditions.
Woofers (5.25") with polymer fiber composite cone and butyl rubber surround deliver high quality sound from a speaker that resists deterioration under extreme conditions.
Syncom® computer tested to ensure one of the highest levels of quality and reliability in the audio industry.
What's in the Box
Mounting hardware (8 screws and 8 plastic anchors)