An In Depth Bose Cinemate Review
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The Bose Cinemate speaker system is an impressive home theater audio solution developed by Bose. It is aimed directly at all those who hate having to cope with five different speakers with all the wires associated with them. The Bose achieves an audio effect that compares very favorably with 5.1 surround sound and does it with only two speakers, plus a hideaway Acoustimass unit.
This Bose Cinemate review will give a detailed description of the Bose Cinemate Speaker system’s features and how it can improve your TV and film watching experience.
5.1 surround sound is admittedly very impressive. The problem is that most people simply do not have a room that is suited to the use of four speakers plus a subwoofer. The result is that many people end up not using the two rear speakers at all. This means that they miss out on all the sound elements that were specifically assigned to those speakers.
This Bose Cinemate speaker system is designed specifically to achieve an effect very similar to 5.1 surround sound but with only two speakers plus a hideaway Acoustimass Bass Module. In this way you will not be surrounded by speakers and wires that make the room cluttered.
Integration is what the Bose Cinemate speaker system is all about. This speaker system is designed to fully integrate with your existing TV. This will avoid the inconvenience of having to use two remote controls (one for the TV and one for the separate 5.1 surround system). The unit system allows the use of a single remote control, so the whole system is controlled centrally. This is one of the features that make the Bose Cinemate Speaker system so popular and appreciated!
The role of the Acoustimass module is essentially the same as that of subwoofers in traditional 5.1 systems: it reproduces low frequencies. Good reproduction of bass is essential to the full enjoyment of a good film. Without good bass, the audio tends to be tinny, treble-heavy and unsatisfactory.
The Acoustimass module is designed to be hidden discreetly in a corner and the low frequencies will still appear to be coming from the two main speakers. This eliminates the annoying issue of where to put the subwoofer, because with traditional subwoofers, you cannot hide them away in a corner: they have to be located fairly centrally and as close as possible to the TV.
Additionally, the Acoustimass module now features a dedicated base control so that you can tweak the low frequencies to suit your preferences.
The Bose Cinemate speaker system is connected directly to the television by means of an interface module. The audio signal goes from the TV to the interface module and then to the Bose Cinemate speaker system. The beauty of this is that installation will interfere very little if at all with your existing TV connections.
The key feature of the Bose Cinemate Speaker system is that it produces a very open, spacious and complex audio experience with only two speakers. This is the key value proposition of Bose Cinemate. Achieving this rich audio with only two speakers near the TV is what makes the Bose Cinemate system so smart and unique. It achieves this special effect with a proprietary technology called Proprietary TrueSpace® digital processing circuitry.
Digital Synamic Range® is another smart feature that adds considerable value to your new speaker system. Basically it is speaker compression circuitry that maximizes the rendition of soft dialogue without compromising the impact of the louder sound effects.
Getting the best possible performance
The Bose Cinemate Speaker System produces an outstanding audio experience with only two speakers plus the hideaway Acoustimass unit, but it is essential that you set up the system properly. Specifically, many users recommend that you should completely disable your TV’s speakers and set the TV’s audio input to “fixed” so that Bose Cinemate can manage the sound levels.
If you do not set the TV’s audio input to “fixed” or its equivalent, the TV’s audio-management circuitry will interfere with Bose Cinemate and will prevent it from producing the outstanding sound for which it is justifiably famous.
Bose Cinemate Customer Support
It is also worth mentioning that Bose’s customer support is just as legendary as the sound produced by its excellent equipment. Bose products may be a little more expensive than others, but that small extra expense is more than offset by the sheer reliability and courtesy of Bose’s customer service.
The Bose Cinemate speaker system is an extremely high-quality, high-tech and compact speaker system for those who are unable or unwilling to put up with the hassle of a 5.1 sound system. The principal merit of the Bose Cinemate speaker system is that it produces a very open and complex sound very similar to 5.1 surround sound, but with only two speakers plus an Acoustimass unit that can be hidden out of the way.
The Acoustimass unit is essentially like a subwoofer, but unlike traditional subwoofers it does not have to be kept close to the TV – it is designed to be hidden and the low frequency sounds will nevertheless appear to be coming from the two smaller speakers.
The Bose Cinemate speaker system is designed to be connected to your TV with maximum convenience and without interfering with existing connections. The whole philosophy of the Bose Cinemate speaker system is based on full, trouble-free integration with your existing TV, freeing your room of extra speakers and wires.
On top of all this, the Bose Cinemate speaker system provides the legendary audio quality of Bose — let’s not forget that! Setting up the Bose Cinemate speaker system will not require any holes to be drilled in the walls. The Bose Cinemate speaker system is truly a hassle-free alternative that does not compromise on audio quality.
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