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Audio Giant Bose Celebrates 50

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QuietComfort 25 headphones. Image courtesy Bose.

Today I attended a press event celebrating 50 years in business for acoustic and speaker giant Bose Corporation. Held on the west side of Manhattan, the event centered around a timeline showcasing actual Bose products from their first loudspeaker (1966) to their just-introduced QuietComfort 25 headphones. An interesting fact: When Bose founder Dr. Amar Bose died last year, he left the majority of company stock to MIT. Here are some shots from the event.


© Rita Catinella Orrell


© Rita Catinella Orrell


Bose turntable. © Rita Catinella Orrell


In 1966 the Bose 2201 speaker became the company’s first consumer product. It failed commercially however, because it required two empty corners of a room for proper placement. © Rita Catinella Orrell


The beginning of the Bose timeline at the event. © Rita Catinella Orrell

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