Bose FreeSpace DS 16S / 16SE

Bose FreeSpace DS 16S / 16SE
Bose FreeSpace DS 16S / 16SE

The Bose® FreeSpace DS 16F is the entry-level member of the DS loudspeaker family. It is a high-performance, full-range, flush-mount loudspeaker designed for background music and speech reproduction in a wide range of installed applications. The DS 16F features a wide, even 140° conical pattern and frequency range down to 80 Hz.

  • Full-range loudspeaker with a single 2.25" (57 mm) driver in a ported enclosure to deliver a 140° conical coverage pattern and clear, intelligible music and speech reproduction for flush-ceiling or pendantmount applications
  • Integrated multi-tap transformer with innovative thumb wheel adjustment for easy-to-change tap setting from underneath the loudspeaker grille
  • 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 ceiling-mount bracket, adjustable tile bridge, pendant-mount kit and square grille

Frequency Response (+/-3 dB)

95 Hz - 17 kHz

Frequency Range (-10 dB)

80 Hz - 19 kHz

Nominal Dispersion

140° conical

Recommended High-Pass Filter

80 Hz high-pass filter


EQ Recommended

Long-Term Power Handling

16 W (64 W peak)

Sensitivity (SPL / 1 W @ 1 m)

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


Outer flange diameter 9.4" (239 mm)
Depth: 6.9" (176 mm)
Ceiling hole diameter: 8.0" (203 mm)

Net Weight

4.4 lb (1.9 kg)

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Coral Gables, FL 33134-6601 USA
Phone: (305) 573-7339
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