Summary: Everything was just like described. Works great and great product :). Bose is the best around it has the best sound quailty that I have heard and it's the only speakers I will buy. I would tell everyone I know to spend the extra money and buy the best product. I have a LG surround sound system in my basement and it donsn't compare so Now BOSE is the only thing I would buy. The only thing I wish it had was a volume control I could see so I know how loud it was.
When the movies a rockn dont come knocking i wont hear you
10 February 2013
Summary: wish it had a little more what i call amp power but it more than makes it up in clarity i also enjoy the streamline look as my old unit blocked some of my TV view the sub also fits in a nice little area where my old one was the size of a piece of furniture.
Summary: I listen to this every day. It has two optical ports which helps in addition to a 3.5mm audio jack. For the 1500 it's good for what it is. Compared to other surround systems that bose has for 2500+ you can see a clear difference. Basically if you want to keep cost down, get the sound bar. If you want the best surround sound for your setup, get a traditional bose 5.1 system.
Excerpt: Confusing to set it up again up when the technician left and I lost it's function. Luckily the instruction manual was available. Also it works better when the sub-woofer is off the floor. We put it on a small stepstool. Big difference. Also don't block the sub woofer with any furniture.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Interfaces Well With TV, Thundering Bass
Summary: The sound is good, the downside is that it only accommodates an analog imput (red & white RCA plug) from the sound source. My TV only has an optical (digital) output so I had to buy an analog to digital converter for about $60.00. If you have a modern TV then buy the Bose CineMate Series II, which does have the optical and analog inputs. Other than that, it sounds good.
Summary: I paid about $320 for the system. I'm pretty pleased with it. The bass doesn't exactly have the punch that I was hoping for but I was pretty much expecting that. I've seen similar 2.1 speaker systems for $1500+ so the quality is fine by me. It's easy to assemble as long as you follow the directions correctly. Overall a good system; you get small hideaway speakers, a hastle free setup, and the Bose name.
Summary: Switched over to this Sound bar in an attempt to child proof my living room. Coming from a Full 7.1 Surround sound system to this "Array" wasn't as bad as I would expect. The sound from this Array is very accurate, full, and has a wide sound stage. The Quality of system is amazing. If looking to simplify your setup like I did, or looking to expand on the sound of your TV I would recommend the CineMate 1 SR to anyone.