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9.0 out of 10

Bose CineMate 1 SR

Great Deal: $1,499.00

Reviews and Problems with Bose CineMate 1 SR

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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointed

Cincy Bob, Crutchfield
24 February 2014
  • Summary: True to a Bose sound system, the base quality is superb. The problem was the treble quality of the speaking tone in movies. You can take out a little of the base tone on the subwoofer. Thus, not much treble is available to make conversation on the TV understandable which is lost in a base muffled sound. The actual appearance and ease of setup are pluses. I returned it and bought the Yamaha YSP 4300 sound bar which allows for plenty of treble and base adjustment.
  • Pros: Great base sound and power Looks and size Ease of setup and calibration Wireless Subwoofer Universal remote
  • Cons: Lack of treble adjustment Base is overwhelming for conversation listening
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Overall 6
6.0

disappointed, expected more

1965novaatv, Ebay
19 January 2014
  • Summary: went from a 7.1 surround system to this and and was expecting more from a BOSE product. not room filling around me, more like what i heard from my center speaker, but just spread out more in the front only.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bose Cinemate Sr1 volume keeps auto turning off when not in use

Bert, Crutchfield
30 December 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Bose® CineMate® 1 SR digital home theater speaker system

wayne j, Crutchfield
17 September 2013
  • Summary: though the sound is crisp and clear the enhancement seems to be lacking
  • Pros: question arrose about the external components conection and the only answer avaible came from a sony tech. not impressive
  • Cons: sub speaker is not outstanding
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Overall 6
6.0

OK Sound Bar

Sam, Crutchfield
9 June 2013
  • Summary: This sound bar will produce vastly better sound than the speakers built into your flat panel display. There is also plenty of power in the sub-woofer. It however lacks user flexibility to adjust the sound. To my ear the Bose fixed sound is a bit too rich or put another way too much base, even when you turn down or off the sub-woofer. I really do not mind spending this much, but would like to receive more for the money.
  • Pros: This is the only self-powered sound bar Crutchfield could find me in over a year that has the threaded mounting capacity to be compatible with Sanus VMA202, thus permitting mounting beneath a flat screen on an articulating arm. Do purchase in advance your own 5M mounting bolts at your local hardware store, if you intend to use with Sanus VMA202.
  • Cons: Lack of any ability to adjust sound, such as tone control or ability to boost center channel. Lack of any visual volume feedback, other than blinking light when at bottom or top of capacity. Lack of auto on power control.
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Overall 6
6.0

Powered Sound Bar

Fred, Crutchfield
6 June 2013
  • Summary: As with all Bose products, it is their way or the highway. This unit is vastly better than than you flat screen's built in speakers. It is however very heavy on bass timber. If you do not need its threaded mounting, but can mount or a wall or on a shelf, I would consider Yamaha's sound bars.
  • Pros: This is compatible with Sanus VMA202!!
  • Cons: Too heavy in bass tone, but otherwise a vast improvement over flat screen built in speakers. Again, I would consider Yamaha, except for mounting issue with VMA202.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great sound but with reservations

Andy, Crutchfield
31 January 2013
  • Summary: We purchased this sound bar on the strengths of the Bose name, the ease of setup and use, and the promise of room-filling sound. The Cinemate lived up to those expectations mostly, but as it turned out, the cons outweighed the pros. Let me explain. Bose makes a good product. Construction is solid, finish detail is flawless, and the mounting options are excellent whether placed in front of the television or wall-mounted (which we did not do).
  • Pros: Room-filling sound. Simple cabling and connections. Well-designed profile. Versatile placement options. Excellent remote. Adequate sub-woofer.
  • Cons: No specifications - Bose never publishes specifications on its products. Auto-configuration only - no manual adjustment possible. No on-screen or on-unit feedback. Overpriced for what is delivered.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good enough but not great

TRM, ABT Electronics
18 December 2012
  • Summary: Good for movies, music & football. Great with Blu-ray.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls, Thundering Bass
  • Cons: Priced A Little High
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Overall 6
6.0

Great sound bar

Yober, Bestbuy
10 August 2012
  • Summary: Wish it had blue tooth for being so expensive and easier to use with secondary items
  • Pros: Sounds great
  • Cons: Wish it was blue tooth capable for the price and have to swap wires when I use my ps3
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Overall 6
6.0

Easy to use and sounds good

kydavid, Bestbuy
3 August 2012
  • Summary: The first unit did not work and had to take back to the store. The system sounds okay but not $1300 good. I thought it wood sound much better.
  • Pros: Ease of use
  • Cons: Does not sound like surround sound in a big room
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