Bose FreeSpace DS 16SE
Bose FreeSpace DS 16SE surface-mount loudspeaker (Product Code 040785 black, 040786 white)
Bose FreeSpace DS 16SE, entry-level, full-range, surface-mount loudspeakers designed for background music and speech reproduction in a wide range of installed applications. Broad 170° x 160° coverage pattern and frequency range down to 80 Hz.
The DS 16SE is for indoor and outdoor applications.
EN 54-24 compliant DS loudspeaker models are also available for use in Voice Alarm (VA) systems. Please contact your local Bose team for availability information.
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
Architects’ and Engineers’ Specifications
Each loudspeaker shall be a 16 watt, ported loudspeaker utilizing one 2.25″ (57mm) full-range driver for installation on walls or other flat, solid surfaces.
The driver shall have a nominal rated impedance of 8 ohms and shall be wired in parallel with a line voltage matching (step-down) transformer with a level selector appropriate for various output taps. The loudspeaker input connections will allow for direct connection to 70 volt, 100 volt or low-impedance amplifiers.
Exposed cosmetic surfaces of the loudspeakers shall be paintable, and the acoustically transparent grille component shall be formed of powder-coated steel.
Each loudspeaker shall have a bandwidth of 95 Hz – 17 kHz and a maximum acoustic output of 96 dB SPL referenced to a full-bandwidth pink noise input at 1 meter at the loudspeaker’s rated power. The input connection shall consist of a three-terminal barrier strip on the included mounting bracket. Each loudspeaker shall be wired to the mounting bracket via a four-pin, pre-wired connector.
Power settings available shall be: 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 watts at 70 volts; 2, 4, 8, and 16 watts at 100 volts; and 16 watts at 8 ohms (when referenced to IEC noise for 100 hours). The nominal dispersion shall be 170° H x 160° V at -6 dB (average 1 – 4 kHz). When used with optional junction boxes, which include a ceramic connector and a thermal fuse, the loudspeakers shall meet numerous standards for combination music and evacuation systems around the world.
The loudspeakers shall be the Bose® FreeSpace® DS 16S and DS 16SE loudspeakers.
Frequency Response (+/-3 dB)
95 Hz – 17 kHz
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
80 Hz – 19 kHz
170° H x 160° V
Long-Term Power Handling
16 W (64 W peak)
Sensitivity (SPL / 1 W @ 1 m)
84 dB SPL