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Bose DS 16SE
FreeSpace Series 2.25" Surface-Mount Loudspeaker in White with 70/100V Transformer and Low Impedance Operation


The Bose FreeSpace DS 16SE is the entry-level member of the DS loudspeaker family.
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The Bose FreeSpace DS 16SE is the entry-level member of the DS loudspeaker family. This speaker is a high-performance, full-range, surface-mount loudspeakers that is designed for background music and speech reproduction in a wide range of installed applications. The DS 16SE feature a broad 170° x 160° coverage pattern and frequency response down to 80 Hz.

Bose DS 16SE Features:

  • Full-range loudspeaker with a single 2.25" (57 mm) full-range driver in a ported enclosure designed for surface mounting in background music and paging applications
  • Simple 1->2->3 installation system. Mounting hardware allows for horizontal and vertical orientation with adjustable pitch or yaw
  • Integrated multi-tap transformer with innovative thumb wheel adjustment for easy-to-change tap settings from under front end cap
  • Shared voicing across entire FreeSpace DS product family enables DS 16, DS 40 and DS 100 loudspeakers to be integrated on the same system and maintain consistent tonal quality
  • Can be combined with either surface or flush-mount FreeSpace 3 Acoustimass® module for extended bass response
  • Supported by a suite of accessories, including wall-mount bracket, ceiling-mount bracket, pole-mount bracket and junction boxes

Bose DS 16SE Specifications:

  • System Performance:
    • Frequency Response (±3dB):  95 Hz - 17 kHz
    • Frequency Range (-10dB):  80 Hz - 19 kHz
    • Nominal Dispersion:  170° H x 160° V
    • Recommended High-Pass Filter:  80 Hz high-pass filter
    • Loudspeaker EQ:  Recommended
    • Long-Term Power Handling:  16 W (64 W peak)
    • Sensitivity (1 W @ 1m):  84dB SPL
    • Maximum SPL @ 1 m:  96dB SPL (102dB SPL peak)
    • Nominal Impedance:  8 Ohms (transformer bypassed)
    • Transformer Taps:
      • 70V:  1 W, 2 W, 4 W, 8 W, 16 W
      • 100V:  2 W, 4 W, 8 W, 16 W
  • Transducers:  2.25" (57mm) full-range driver
  • Physical:
    • Enclosure:  PC/ABS (white), polypropylene (black); textured
    • Grille:  Powder-coated steel grille
    • Environmental:  Indoor or Outdoor, Outdoor per IEC 529 IP55
    • Connectors:  Three-terminal barrier strip integrated on included mounting bracket. Optional accessories available for use when ceramic connector and thermal fuse are required.
    • Wire gauge:  18 AWG (0.8 mm) to 14 AWG (2.0 mm)
    • Suspension / Mounting:  Included bracket allows for horizontal or vertical mounting positions, each with either pitch or yaw adjustment. Hole on rear of enclosure sized for #8 or M4 self-tapping screw for use with safety chain.
    • Dimensions (HxWxD):  4.9" x 9.9" x 4.6" (124mm x 250mm x 117mm)
    • Depth with wall mount bracket:  6.4" (161 mm)
    • Net Weight:  4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
Bose 315253-002  WallMount Bracket f/Freespace, White
Bose 315253-002 WallMount Bracket f/Freespace, White
Bracket designed for mounting DS surface-mount loudspeakers to vertical surfaces (walls).  Mates with Bose junction boxes, standard U.S. steel 4" x 4" junction boxes, and Bose pole mount bracket kit.  Recommended for DS 16S/SE ...
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