Bose FreeSpace DS16S Loudspeaker -Black

Bose FreeSpace DS16S

Recommendations to retail stores, restaurants, bars, transportation facilities, resorts, hospitality venues, houses of worship. For indoor applications only.

Bose FreeSpace DS16S Loudspeaker 

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.


  • 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


System Performance



Frequency Response (+/3dB)1

95 Hz - 17 kHz


Frequency Range (-10 dB)1

80 Hz - 19 kHz


Nominal Dispersion

170° H x 160° V


Recommended High-Pass Filter

80 Hz high-pass filter


Loudspeaker EQ



Long-Term Power Handling2

16 W (64 W peak)


Sensitivity (SPL / 1 W @ 1 m)3

84 dB SPL


Maximum SPL @ 1 m

96 dB SPL (102 dB SPL peak)


Nominal Impedance

8 Ω (transformer bypassed)


Transformer Taps (70/100 V)

70 V: 1 W, 2 W, 4 W, 8 W, 16 W 100 V: 2 W, 4 W, 8 W, 16 W





Driver Compliment

2.25" (57 mm) full-range driver






PC/ABS (white), polypropylene (black); textured



Powder-coated steel grille



DS 16S: Indoor use only

DS 16SE: Outdoor per IEC 529 IP55


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.



4.9" H x 9.9" W x 4.6" D (124 mm x 250 mm x 117 mm) Depth with wall mount bracket: 6.4" (161 mm)


Net Weight

4.0 lb (1.8 kg)


Shipping Weight

5.1 lb (2.3 kg)


Product Code




FreeSpace® DS 16S

FreeSpace® DS 16SE









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