Summary: Expensive, yes its expensive. The sound quality is clear and voice is great. Bose is know for the clarity. Excellent for a 5.1, not expandable as a 7.1 on the acoustimass module. With the unit its very tricky to set up right, and in a big room you will have dead zones. Compared to a quest system with floor speakers I like the clarity.
Summary: I love them , a bit expensive , but really I am having fun with them. I haven't calibrated properly because still waitng for place them on the celling and I sitll expecting the supports to arrived.
Summary: I upgraded my stereo system from Acoustmass 6 to Acoustimass 10 series thinking that I will see a significant difference in the quality of sound. I liked the old 6 series system a lot. I find the new 10 series about the same as the previous one I had.
Summary: My Bose AM10 still holds up even after approx 10 years. I still have 5 years left on the original warranty that I purchased because they know that these things don't die. I purchased the Bose Center Channel and an additional cube so that I can run 7.1 surround and I must say that people are always asking me where I got my surround and what I'm using... I can only assume that anyone that has a bad thing to say is running the speakers on a weak receiver.
Summary: I'm in the market for a home theatre system and I will most likely be buying this one. My father had a Bose 5.1 and I remember how impressed I was by it. I have listened to it and read all the arguments against it and I'm still leaning towards buying it. It is clear to me that the way it was engineered produces great sound even if the material and specifications of the individual componenets are not the best.
Summary: Got these speakers to go with an onkyo 616. was shocked by the bad rep bose has for these speakers with mentions of the woofer being a 'midwoofer'. i couldnt be more pleased with the amount of bass the woofer produces and ive been a musician for 20 years. sure you can get equally good jamo or klipsch speakers for much cheaper but as far as satellite speakers go these deliver great sound for their size.
Summary: Overall, a nice set of speakers that take up little space - I have the front satellites mounted on wall and the rear satellites on the ceiling. The bass unit is a little too long and I would prefer that it be a little wider and not as deep. I use the speakers mainly for watching video. Good sound quality and dialog is very clear. As expected, the bass is not quite satisfying.