When an all-in-one soundbar is a tad too minimalist, even with a separate subwoofer, consider a more complete solution such as the Bose® Lifestyle® 135 Home Entertainment System. Though it consists of the same speaker array (soundbar) and subwoofer as the Bose® CineMate® 1 SR Home Theater Speaker System (to read more click here), the Lifestyle 135 adds a control console with six sets of audio and video inputs, an iPod dock, AM/FM tuner, RF remote with LCD screen and onscreen menus. Suddenly,
two source components can sashay up to the soundbar with elbow room left over for newly arriving equipment. Also, the 135 is multi-room ready for spreading your music and soundtracks around the entire house.
Despite the Lifestyle 135 being more flexible and expandable, it shares the same simplicity of installation and ease of use with the CineMate® 1 SR. Bose calls the Lifestyle® 135 its best single-speaker system. The major difference is that all your gear plugs into the control console, which connects via a single HDMI cable (included) to your HDTV set. An added benefit of the control console is that it contains video up-scaling to 1080p.
Bose’s Unify intelligent integration system technology utilizes an onscreen navigation system to streamline setup and daily use. You simply watch your TV as the technology walks you through setup, illustrating the best connections to use.
Before enjoying your home theater, you run the ADAPTiQ audio calibration system to analyze the way your room's dimensions and other variables affect sound. It then automatically adjusts the sound of your speaker system to the room acoustics.
The speaker array’s Flexmount technology automatically detects the soundbar’s orientation and directs sound output accordingly. So, you can place the array flat on a table, such as A/V furniture supporting a TV, or beneath a wall-mounted TV or hung flush on the wall using the Bose WB-135 Wall Mount Kit (not included).
The wireless Acoustimass module uses Bluetooth technology to receive the low notes and low-frequency effects without a speaker cable. That way you can put the subwoofer almost anywhere you want.
Compatible with most iPod and iPhone models, the included dock charges your iPod as you listen to music or watch video. You use the included Bose remote to control the show. The remote itself is a higher-caliber device with small LCD screen (so you don’t lose your place) and radio frequency (RF) signal that, unlike a typical Infrared (IR) remote, operates through walls, floors and family members who get between you and your Lifestyle®.
Thanks to integrated Bose link whole-home audio technology, you’ll be able to connect compatible Bose products to the system for listening in as many as 14 additional rooms or even outside on a terrace or patio. And the Bose® Lifestyle® 135 Home Entertainment System passes through a 3D video signal. (Just add a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, 3D TV and glasses.)
So, if you’re looking for a premium soundbar-type home theater system with simple setup, stress-free component switching and plenty of expandability, take a listen to the Lifestyle® 135 Home Entertainment System from Bose.
|Inputs||Rear: HDMI x 3, digital audio x 2|
|Front: HDMI, composite video/stereo|
|Outputs||HDMI x 1|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||Soundbar: 4.9 x 36.8 x 2.4"|
|Acoustimass Module: 11.1 x 7.6 x 14.7"|
|Control Console: 3 x 16.6 x 9.3"|
|Dock: 0.7 x 3.2 x 2.9"|
|Weight||Soundbar: 7.8 lb|
|Acoustimass Module: 13.8 lb|
Very helpful. Can you add other speakers to the contol console?