Bose have wowed us in the past with their stereo systems, and now the audio specialists are looking to make an equally big impact in the compact home cinema space. Today they’ve announced the launch of the Lifestyle 135 and CineMate 1 SR soundbar systems for those looking to add a bit of audio grunt to their flatscreen set-ups.
“Most conventional soundbars are bulky and hard-to-place, or thin but unable to deliver lifelike sound,” said Doug Lankford, Bose director.
“The new Lifestyle 135 and CineMate 1 SR systems deliver a powerful audio experience that defies their size and elegant design – whether you’re watching a movie, playing a video game, or listening to music.”
The soundbars both achieve this thanks to Bose’s proprietary PhaseGuide sound radiator tech and TrueSpace digital processing. Despite being single speaker set-ups, audio image width is given a boost through FlexMount placement technology that compensates for speaker positioning.
As for the differences between the two systems, the CineMate 1 SR is a one-cable entry-level soundbar speaker, whereas the Lifestyle 135 is the complete system that includes a 4X HDMI console, iPod dock and radio tuner.
Both systems use the same 6.1x 93.5 x 12.4cm speaker bar, which can be table or wall mounted.
Out now, pricing for the Lifestyle 135 home entertainment system is £2,400 and the CineMate 1 SR is £1,300.