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: Why are there so many opposing views on the Bose system, 1 star and 5 stars? How can so many listeners have such divergent opinions? I use the Bose as a surround system for my TV, and they are adequate. It is easy for a living room to look cluttered with 5 large black speakers, and Bose was the first to make inobtrusive satellite speakers, in both black and white. With white walls, it destroys the room appearance to have 5 black boxes hanging off the walls.
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: 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
Excerpt: Cuando estuve mirando altavoces para mi instalación de Home cinema los primeros que mire fueron los BOSE Acoustimass ya que me atraian su tamaño y su supuesta calidad e imagen de marca. La verdad es que sonaban muy bien y su calidad era excelente. No obtante su precio era no alto sino excesivo. Por la mitad de ese dinero hay marcas en el mercado de igual calidad sino superior.