New York — Bose Corp. took a nostalgic look back on the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1964. The company initially sold products to the military, but in 1966, Bose launched its first consumer product, the active Bose 2201 speaker. It was a commercial failure. The company, however, bounced back in 1968 with its next consumer product, the wildly successful direct/reflecting 901 active speakers.
For its golden anniversary, Bose came to New York with a museum-like display of its history, complete with samples of key products launched throughout its history.
Time travel with us through this photo gallery of Bose – and audio industry -- history.