Bose launches its first soundbar cinema systems

Bose Lifestyle 135

Bose has announced its first soundbar speaker systems, the CineMate 1 SR and Lifestyle 135.

The CineMate 1 SR is simply the soundbar and subwoofer, while the Lifestyle 135 adds a 'media console' – with extra connections including four HDMI inputs and an AM/FM tuner – and an iPod dock.

You'll have to make do with optical, coaxial and analogue stereo inputs on the CineMate 1 SR, which is designed to connect straight to your TV (and up to two other sources).

Both new systems use the latest Bose Acoustimass module – otherwise known as a wireless subwoofer.

Bose's proprietary PhaseGuide Technology and TrueSpace digital processing circuitry combine to deliver the 'surround sound' effect.

Bose FlexMount and ADAPTiQ meanwhile make sure that the soundbar adapts sonically to its placement and room environment.

The CineMate 1 SR will cost £1300, while the Lifestyle 135 will be £2400. A separate wall mount kit is also available.

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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).