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Company Overview of Bose Corporation

Company Overview

Bose Corporation engineers, develops, researches, retails, and markets sound sytems. It offers professional sound products, such as loudspeaker systems, loudspeakers, and accessories for auditoriums, hotels, performance centers, places of worship, restaurants, retail, schools, stadiums, and other venues. The company also provides automotive sound systems; and mobile solutions, such as headphones, Bluetooth speakers, headsets, and speaker systems for smartphones, iPod/MP3 players, and tablets. In addition, it offers speakers, such as TV speakers, computer speakers, Wi-Fi speakers, outdoor/marine speakers, stereo speakers, and home theater speakers; and home theater systems, including TV and h...

The Mountain

Framingham, MA 01701-9168

United States

Founded in 1964





Key Executives for Bose Corporation

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 85
President and Chief Operating Officer
Age: 67
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance
Age: 77
Vice President of Europe Division
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Bose Corporation Key Developments

Bose Introduces QuietComfort(R) 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling(R) Headphones

Bose Corporation introduced the QuietComfort(R) 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling(R) headphones, the next generation of its category-defining QuietComfort headphones. The new QuietComfort 25 headphones feature an entirely new design, combining better noise reduction and audio performance with a stunning new look and greater portability. They replace the legendary QC(R) 15 headphones and will be available beginning September 3, 2014. The QuietComfort 25 headphones benefit from over 30 years of ongoing research, cancelling more noise than any other Bose consumer headphone in history -- especially at low frequencies. Bose engineers placed microphones both inside and outside the earcup to better sense and measure unwanted sounds. The measurements are then sent to a digital electronic chip, exclusive to Bose, that calculates a more precise equal and opposite noise cancellation signal -- within a fraction of a millisecond. So powerful, the Bose chip reduces the footprint of the headphone's electronics, while delivering a new level of quiet for around-ear headphones. Distractions instantly fade away, even in the most demanding environments.

BOSE Corp. Releases First Range of Wi-Fi Speaker Systems

BOSE Corp. recently launched its range of 'wireless' home audio systems designed to stream or play audio content in multiple devices and in a wider range of spaces. Unlike Bluetooth speakers, which can only stream music to a single speaker at a time, wireless speakers can play music in multiple channels or wireless-connected devices and can simultaneously play music in almost any room in the house. The Bose SoundTouch Wi-Fi range consists of three models - SoundTouch 30, SoundTouch 20, and the SoundTouch Portable. Each is designed to deliver high-fidelity audio depending on the size of the space. The SoundTouch 30 (suggested retail price: P49,500) features a proprietary woofer that is powerful enough to serve as a home's main music device or more appropriate for large living rooms. It measures approximately 10 inches (h), 17 inches (w), seven inches (d). The SoundTouch 20 (SRP P29,500) is a more compact variant of the 30 with dimensions seven inches (h), 12 inches (w), four inches (d) and offers natural, room-filling sound and can be placed almost anywhere. The SoundTouch Portable (SRP P29,500) is the smallest of the three and may not be as powerful but is small enough to be brought anywhere. It combines full-range audio and rechargeable, lithium-ion battery in a speaker no bigger than an average book [six inches (h), 10 inches (w), three inches (d)]. Each system is designed to respond to the SoundTouch app - available for free at the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store - and is operated by connecting it to an existing wireless network. The SoundTouch Wi-Fi range can also be used to browse and discover content (tablet, smartphone or computer) or using the SoundTouch controller - a remote that works with any of the system. It should be noted that the operation of the system requires only one account, as such using multiple accounts is not advisable.

Bose Introduces Centerpoint Surround Sound System for the Next-Generation Cadillac Escalade

Bose announced its advanced sound system ever for a Cadillac vehicle. The all-new Bose Centerpoint surround sound system has been precisely designed and tuned for the 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Combining the latest Bose technologies with 16 strategically placed speakers, the Bose system delivers a new level of audio performance for Cadillac's most luxurious SUV to date. The Bose Centerpoint sound system includes new speaker designs and electronics that significantly improve audio performance over the previous Escalade. It starts with Bose Advanced Staging Technology, applied for the first time in a Cadillac, to create a wider, more spacious sound stage - like the experience of sitting front row at a live concert. Through a combination of Bose proprietary signal processing and five Twiddler speakers placed across the forward cabin, music is reproduced with exceptional precision and clarity; vocals are centered, instruments are positioned to the left and right, and the sound stage is more expansive than ever before. Additional custom Bose speakers complete the system, including: Four 1-inch tweeters - one in each mirror patch and one in each rear door - for precise high-frequency reproduction; Two 5.25-inch speakers placed in each rear door to accurately reproduce a wide range of frequencies; Two 2.5-inch Twiddler speakers, one in each D-pillar, adding musical depth for rear-seat passengers; and Multiple bass sources for powerful low-note performance, including two 6x9-inch woofers - one in each front door - and a 5.25-inch Richbass woofer housed in a 10-liter customized enclosure. Bose engineers designed the enclosure to fit under the front-center console to avoid infringing on the Escalade's cargo and cabin space. For a surround-sound experience across all rows in the Escalade, Bose applied Centerpoint 2.0 signal processing. Centerpoint 2.0 uses a proprietary Bose algorithm to analyze the stereo signal and convert it into multiple channels, enabling greater detail when reproducing music from nearly any source, including AM/FM or satellite radio, CDs and digital music files. Bose SurroundStage signal processing circuitry ensures a balanced, 360-degree sound field for each seating position, and compensates for off-center vehicle seating, so everyone in the vehicle experiences full immersion. Bose AudioPilot 2.0 technology preserves the audio experience, using a microphone in the cabin that monitors and adjusts music levels to compensate for vehicle speed and unwanted noise from the road. AudioPilot operates automatically -- there's no need for manual adjustments. Finally, the system is powered by a highly efficient Bose digital amplifier mounted below the rear cargo area, featuring 11 channels of equalization for premium performance with minimal distortion. In addition to the Escalade, Bose sound systems are available across the full Cadillac line-up, including the ATS, CTS, ELR, SRX and XTS. Every Bose sound system is customized uniquely for each model, integrating Bose's proprietary approach to automotive sound.

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