NEW BOSE LIFESTYLE HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS Introducing Bose Unify™ Intelligent Integration System Bose has introduced new Lifestyle® V-Class® and T-Class™ home theater systems, combining proprietary 5.1 surround sound with the new Bose Unify intelligent integration system -- a breakthrough technology that overcomes much of the growing complexity of setting up and using home theater systems. Now, connecting speakers and sources, programming remotes, and accessing content is easier and faster than ever before. “Today, consumers have players for music, movies and video games, but getting them to work with their TV has become so difficult, they may avoid adding a home theater system altogether,” said Doug Lankford, director of home theater product marketing for Bose Corporation. “Our new Lifestyle® systems simplify the set up of multiple components, and transform everyday use: onscreen displays work seamlessly with just one remote, and selecting and switching between sources is done at the touch of a button. Unify technology finally breaks down the barrier between the equipment and the experience.” The Bose Unify™ Intelligent Integration System Unify technology integrates sophisticated software and hardware to deliver dramatic results. Connecting sources is effectively mistake-proof. With Unify technology, easy-to-follow steps are shown on the TV screen. They’re written in plain language, even showing pictures of the right connector. The Lifestyle® system console recommends the right cable to use, has smart inputs that sense when a connection is made, and confirms when the connection is successful. The new Lifestyle® V-Class® and T-Class™ systems were designed to evolve with an owner’s needs, accommodating up to six HD sources. The Lifestyle® remote can operate virtually any entertainment device, including Blu-ray™ players, cable boxes, Digital Media Adapters, and new devices as they become available. Unlike conventional programming methods, there is no trial and error, no codes to enter. Simply aim a source remote at the Lifestyle® system’s console and follow basic onscreen instructions. Press a few buttons on the source remote, and Unify technology automatically programs the Lifestyle® remote to operate the source. Devices are listed onscreen as “Blu-ray player” or “Cable Box,” rather than cryptic acronyms like “HDMI 1” or “COMPONENT 1.” Choose one, and the source is ready to play. The Lifestyle® remote’s interface remains remarkably uncomplicated. It controls the most frequently used commands –- like “source” or “volume,” while rarely used commands are found onscreen. Even opening a new Lifestyle® system box is reassuring. Inside are five clearly labeled boxes. Finish setting up the contents of one, and go to the next, until the speakers and Acoustimass® module are connected to the Lifestyle® system’s console, and the console is connected to the TV. “Many of today’s home entertainment systems are feature-rich, but if an owner can’t access those features, they don’t offer any real value,” said Lankford. “The new Lifestyle® systems deliver what’s been missing in the market -- a truly simplified, high-quality home theater system.” Proprietary Bose 5.1 Surround Sound The new Lifestyle® V35, V25 and T20 systems feature exclusive Bose audio technologies to deliver vivid, theater-like surround sound from only five small speaker arrays and a hideaway Acoustimass module. Bose ADAPTiQ® audio calibration technology analyzes and adjusts the system’s sound to the size, shape and furnishings of any room, providing greater freedom for speaker placement. The Lifestyle® V-Class® systems include Jewel Cube® or Direct/Reflecting® speaker arrays, a built-in AM/FM tuner, a dock for iPod®, and a universal remote control with a two-line display to show what radio station or song is playing; there’s no need to turn on the TV. The Lifestyle® T-Class™ systems include Direct/Reflecting® or Virtually Invisible® speaker arrays, and a universal remote control. All systems include a control console for connection to sources and use automatic video upscaling for the highest resolution a TV can accept, up to 1080p via HDMI. Availability The Lifestyle® V35 and V25 systems are available from Bose for $3,299 and $2,499, respectively. The new Lifestyle® T20 system is available from Bose for $1,999. All systems will be sold at authorized Bose dealers, Bose retail stores, www.Bose.com and toll free at 1-800-444-BOSE (2673). About Bose Corporation Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, the company is primarily known for acoustics, however, its research has resulted in products for non-audio fields. Bose inventions have improved the performance of: • Loudspeakers • Home entertainment systems • Automotive music systems designed for the interior acoustics of each car model (first introduced by Bose) • Noise reducing headsets for pilots and the public (first introduced by Bose) • Sound in public spaces • The production of sound for musicians requiring electronic amplification of their instruments • Materials testing and durability simulation instruments for biomedical applications • Driver suspension systems for heavy-duty trucks iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc.
Bose makes a good product, they have very good engineering that goes into their speakers.
Their speakers are garbage. A single tiny driver in a satellite will not accurately reproduce the octaves needed. The bass simple pales in comparison to real subwoofers as well. For $2500 you can get much better sound out of Polk or Klipsch speakers. They will not only sound better but are louder and have deeper, hitting bass that you need in movies.
Klipsch speakers and components are superior, but they cost a lot more than Bose does. $2,500.00 will buy the speakers, but then you need to get everything else to go with it.
Bang & Olufsen is superior too, but far more expensive yet. It all comes down to what you want to pay for your sound and what level of realism you need to be happy. being almost deaf and relying on good hearing aids, Bose is just fine with me. My System in the living room is Bose and the bass can 'shake the walls' without problems. I've been listening to their 'garbage' for 8 years now.
Onkyo provides my surround 'trash' in the bedroom.
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So how is this system different from they're accoustimax system? They look identical to me. I installed a accoustimax 10 system in a friends house for him. They are easy to set up but there are definatley better quality products for the price. Not saying they're bad products by any means
I think Bose makes great stuff, but kinda pricey for my taste. But what do I know I have tin ears for sure. Which Jen has no problem informing me of.
High price for a niche market! You have to be high to want to spend that much to hurt your ears!
They sound louder, but can not give you the accurate reproduction at higher volumes. I have a large THX balanced system with all the good cables and 2 subs, and my ears have never felt better! My sister has two of the Bose systems and even after a hour of listening to a movie at seemingly the same levels my ears feel like someone has been drilling a pool cue in my head. i have taken my DBL meter to both systems and mine was balanced around 90db, and hers was spiking over 140db during the same hot spots in a move. Only while hers was blowing out eardrums mine was shaking pictures of the walls!
The only thing these are good for is in small spaces like a studio apartment where you benefit from sound reflecting within a 1000 cubic foot room. And with all the copycats out there, if you need one for your dorm room or bedroom then the Sony ones sound just as good. Yet only will run you less than 250!
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