Summary: This is nice because it allows a BOSE system to connect to a regular receiver, however, the bass is so high that it makes viewing actually uncomfortable. We have turned the main module way down and repositioned it every way possible....but still no luck. We have many BOSE items in our home. This one was a bit of a disappointment. The room that the system is in is quite large and within the specs for the system; not sure why the bass is so loud. Think twice before buying.
Summary: Buying Bose was my longtime dream and it is my first home theater system. I use with Onkyo TR N609 receiver and it bangs on the base effects. Mid-Range sounds are not good and the sub-woofer muffles and makes the dialogues inaudible. Low range and high range sounds are rocking. I tried Klipch D5000 with the same receiver, but it was the less than half of Bose sound effect and hence i returned it. It comes with the cables too, and I bought the banana plugs and I am done.
Summary: OK so here's the thing for the look and style and NAME these speakers are awesome. Their ability to adapt to the surroundings makes them the best option for noives consumers. I have these setup downstairs in the living room for my parents for two reasons, mainly because they are perfect style for the decor, but also because the room has a lot of obstacles and anomalies that the Bose hardware becomes invaluable.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Connect, Not that powerful
Summary: I upgraded my 5.1 Sony Surround sound speakers with these and the sound from watching movies is quite a bit better. I mainly went with the Bose because I needed compact speakers. I live in a fairly small condo and do not have the real estate to put up floor standing speakers. I am not a home audio expert and I am sure you can buy better performing speakers for the money. But, if a compact design is what you need in your home theater then these should work for you.
Pros: Good sound from small speakers, Speakers are compact
Excerpt: Ich habe das Bose Acoustimass 10 in Weiß seit mehr als einem Jahr und betreibe es an einem Pioneer VSX 920 und bin nicht wirklich zufrieden. Hatte zuerst das Acoustimass 15, aber nach der Installation habe ich meine Wohnung in einen Vibrationsgenerator umgebaut, weil die Bässe derart heftig aus dem Modul kamen.
Excerpt: Hace 2 años compre estos fantasticos altavoces con la intencion de que me sirvieran, tanto para Home cinema como para escuchar musica en stereo. Pues bien, os dire que para peliculas Home cinema son excepcionales. Pero acabe vendiendolos porque mi amplificador AV Pioneer de Home cinema y los altavoces Bose , la musica estereo sonaba distorsionada a alto volumen y no se apreciaba la nitidez o brillantez del sonido (sonaba siempre metalico).
Pros: excepcional Home Cinema para cine DVD
Cons: No para quien busque reproducir solo musica estereo CD