What is the Bose square in wall speakers?
This week we met with a client that had square in wall Bose speakers and wanted to update his entire system. These speakers were approximately 20 years old and were part of the original Bose Home Entertainment systems. The most important thing to know is these speakers used 1.2-ohm speaker drivers and are not compatible with any of todays 4-8 ohm receivers/amplifiers, either Bose or any other manufacturer. These speakers were Model 102FR and could have been be flush mounted in wall or ceiling. The speakers were approximately 24” x 24” square with a cloth grille cover. Other speakers in the Bose 1.2 ohm category were the 102SE, an angled ceiling speaker; Spatial Satellite, hanging cube speaker; and the 1.2-ohm Model 32, round in ceiling speaker. Although these speakers are not compatible with today’s equipment, the good news is that for the 102FR models, the 1.2 ohm driver can be replaced with a new 4 ohm driver. This solution avoids wall repair since there are no new speakers what will fill the 24” x 24” opening of the Model 102 FR. For the 102SE model, a new Bose 791 speaker will fill the opening. For the Model 32 model, a new Bose 591 speaker will fill the opening. For more information, please visit www.wbsouth.com.