Bose: The New Lineup of Home Speaker Systems


When it comes to sound and simplicity, few can match the impressive lineup of Bose Home Audio speaker systems. These new models continue the rich tradition of offering products that are designed to integrate into nearly any environment while providing the kind of sound quality that has made Bose an audio legend. With so many systems available, Bose makes it easy to find a system that best suits your needs, while offering streamlined connectivity and device compatibility.

The Bose Solo 15 is a compact soundbar speaker that can double as a pedestal stand for flat panel TVs up to 50". Integrated Bose TrueSpace technology is engineered to create an expansive sound field from the speaker's 3" high frame. There's even a bass adjustment knob on the rear to fine-tune low-frequency performance. If you have multiple audio sources, you'll be pleased to find that the Solo 15 is equipped with optical, coaxial, and stereo RCA inputs. As an added convenience, digital optical and stereo RCA cables are included.

If you prefer an external subwoofer, the Bose CineMate 15 deserves your attention. While the included soundbar is only 12" wide, it also includes Bose's TrueSpace technology for optimized sound. The included Acoustimass module is designed to add powerful bass impact to your favorite movie and music soundtracks. Like the Solo 15, the CineMate 15 also includes optical, coaxial, and stereo RCA connectivity for interfacing wired media players such as MP3 players and smartphones.

Bose's CineMate 120 and 130 systems also feature soundbar and Acoustimass module pairings but add ADAPTiQ audio-calibration technology, expanded connectivity, and optional wireless streaming, when paired with an external adapter. Both systems are capable of providing room-filling sound, with the larger CineMate 130 being better suited for larger listening environments. In addition to digital audio and stereo RCA interfaces, these home theater systems feature four HDMI inputs and an HDMI output. These ports allow you to connect a variety of audio and video sources like cable boxes, Blu-ray players, and high-definition TVs.

For true sound separation, the Bose CineMate 520 offers a 5.1-channel speaker array, while still including Bose's ADAPTiQ audio calibration. This technology utilizes the included headset to automatically customize the system's sound based on your room's characteristics. The CineMate 120, 130, and 150 all support HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) and Audio Return Channel (ARC) connectivity for compatibility with similarly equipped HDMI source components.

Bose's best surround-sound technology is delivered in the Lifestyle 525 and 535 Series III home theater systems. The Bose 525 offers Direct/Reflecting Series II speaker arrays, while the 535 offers Bose's slightly smaller Jewel Cube Series II speakers. Bose speaker technologies have been optimized over previous generations to have a slimmer profile without sacrificing sound quality. They also provide wide device connectivity with 3 coaxial, 3 optical, USB, and 4 HDMI inputs.

In addition to the aforementioned Bose ADAPTiQ technology, these systems include integrated Wi-Fi connectivity for streaming Internet radio and networked music, automatic 1080p video up-scaling, and Bose's Unify Intelligent Integration system. Unify is a step-by-step interface that walks you through system setup for connection simplicity. They also include an RF remote control, which allows you to control the system from across your room, even when it's kept in a cabinet.

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