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Bose CineMate GS Series II Digital Home Theater Speaker System

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  • 2.1-channel speaker system with premium Gemstone speakers, improved digital acoustic performance
  • Designed to enhance the audio from your TV and existing video sources
  • Universal remote controls system and most components connected to your TV
  • Simplified setup, with only a few connections to make. Ideal for small- to medium-sized rooms.
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Product Specifications

Brand NameBose
Speaker TypeSatellite
Color NameBlack

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 19.8 x 12.8 inches ; 31.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 31.8 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B002MXWKAG
  • Item model number: 320573-1100
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,900 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 27, 2009

Product Description

Product Description

The Bose® CineMate® GS Series II digital home theater speaker system is an easy way to bring Bose® performance to your HDTV. Two premium Gemstone® speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass® module deliver lifelike sound that seems to surround you for movies, sports, music and gaming. So what you hear will be just as exciting as what you see. Setup is a snap - just three wires and a power cord connect all system components, and a setup disc walks you through the process. There are no rear surround speakers, so no need to run wires across your room. An easy-to-use universal remote controls the system and most devices already connected to your TV.

• Bose® performance from two premium Gemstone speaker arrays and a hideaway Acoustimass® module

• System blends elegantly into your décor

• Bose® proprietary TrueSpace® digital processing circuitry delivers an enveloping sound experience for all your movies, music, sports and gaming

• Digital acoustic performance provides deeper low notes and more immersive sound

• Easily connects directly to your TV through either a digital or analog connection - no need to disconnect sources already attached to your TV

• Acoustimass module works in concert with the small speakers to reproduce low frequencies for all channels

• Programmable universal remote controls the system and most devices connected to your TV, such as Blu-ray Disc player, cable/satellite box or gaming system

• Interface module connects your TV to the CineMate GS Series II system and receives commands from the remote control. It provides status information for yo

From the Manufacturer

Bose® CineMate® GS Series II home theater system

Bose CineMate GS Series II
  • The best CineMate system from Bose delivers dramatic audio for your HDTV and existing video sources
  • Premium Gemstone speakers, the smallest 2.1-channel speakers from Bose
  • Universal remote controls the system and most components connected to your TV
  • Simplified setup, with only a few connections to make

The simplest way to add dramatic Bose home theater performance to your HDTV

Bring your favorite movies, shows, games and music to life with the Bose CineMate GS II system. Two powerful yet compact Gemstone speakers provide wide, immersive sound, while a hideaway Acoustimass module delivers deep notes for a more dramatic home theater experience. Proprietary TrueSpace® technology creates spacious, multichannel sound. The system connects easily to your HDTV, and you can control all your entertainment sources with a programmable universal remote.

Bose Gemstone Speakers
Gemstone speakers are the smallest, most powerful 2.1-channel speakers from Bose.

A small interface module houses the audio input from your TV and displays on/off status for your system. Digital 5.1 decoding provides improved realism from 5.1-encoded DVDs, DBS or HDTV. Combine that with Proprietary Videostage® 5 decoding and post-processing circuitry, and you'll enjoy a high quality, multichannel surround sound experience from almost any source—such as DVDs, stereo CDs and MP3 discs.


Gemstone speakers

The smallest, most powerful 2.1-channel speakers for a CineMate system. Patented Gemstone speaker array design works in concert with TrueSpace digital surround processing circuitry to deliver the exciting depth and resonance of home theater sound.


Acoustimass module

Patented Bose design produces low frequencies for all channels, with no audible distortion. Small size allows you to place it out of the way, so the sound seems to come directly from Gemstone speakers.

Bose Acoustimass Module
The Acoustimass module works in concert with the small speakers to deliver the full range of home theater sound.

Proprietary TrueSpace digital processing circuitry

Delivers a spacious, multichannel sound experience with strong center imaging from just two visible speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass module.

Interface module

Houses two LED indicators and connectors for your audio input. Receives IR commands for speakers, connects directly to your TV and provides on/off information.

Universal infrared remote

Delivers seamless system operation and controls most video components attached to your TV.

Easy system setup

Just four simple connections—eliminates the guesswork of more complex systems.

Bose Cinemate GS Series II interface module
The interface module (front and back views) receives infrared commands for your system. It has connectors for your audio input and connects directly to your TV.
Videostage 5 decoding and post-processing circuitry

Proprietary technology, combined with digital 5.1 decoding, delivers a high quality, multichannel surround sound experience from DVDs, CDs and MP3 discs.

Product Dimensions
CineMate GS II speaker arrays: 2.5 x 5.5 x 4.1 inches ; 1.0 pound
Acoustimass Module: 14.5 x 8.8 x 19.1 inches ; 23.3 pounds
Interface module: 1.1 x 3.3 x 2.2 inches ; 0.99 pounds
Shipping dimensions: 12.88 x 19.63 x 24.25 inches ; 31.58 pounds


Bose Cinemate GS Series II Realistic Sound
The CineMate GS system delivers a level of realism that can't be matched by TV speakers alone.

What's in the box
  • Acoustimass module
  • 2 Gemstone speakers
  • Interface module
  • Universal remote control
  • Power cord (8')
  • Stereo cable (6')
  • Speaker cable (15')
  • Optical cable (6')
  • Setup DVD

Accessories



Bose® UFS-20 Universal Floor Stands -- Slender metal stands elegantly display your speakers while hiding the speaker wires. Designed to optimize listening. Height: 38" (96.5 cm). Sold as a pair.




Bose® UTS-20 Universal Table Stand -- Cast aluminum; elegant speaker placement on any flat surface. Groove in tubing conceals wire, provides easy access. Height: 7" (17.8 cm). Sold as a single stand.




Bose® UB-20 Wall/Ceiling Bracket -- High quality cast zinc bracket for unobtrusive wall mounting of Bose speakers. Horizontal and vertical adjustment to control sound direction. Sold as a single bracket.

Customer Reviews

It controls all of it with one remote!
Willis
The sound is very clear and it feel like the music is coming from all over.
Jason Highsmith
This sound system is great for a small living room space.
G. Legaspi

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

606 of 629 people found the following review helpful By CM on December 13, 2009
I did extensive research before purchasing the Bose Cinemate GS II Series; but before I start my review I have a quick comparison to share by comparing a $300 panasonic system to the Bose Cinemate GS II: I previously owned a panasonic 2.1 system with built in up-convert DVD player which recently broke (lasted about a year). Sound quality on the Bose Cinemate GS II is markedly better than the panasonic system! Plus my audio system is not tied to a standard DVD player. I should have bought this first--instead of being $300 behind the curve than if I just bought the Cinemate GS II to begin with. Just though I should share that in case you are trying to justify the cost.

REVIEW--Info I discovered during my research and since owning for 3 months: I listened to the Cinemate II and the Cinemate GS II side by side in the store, both using the Toslink (digital optical audio) connection and also with the Component (analog audio) connection while watching an action scene from Kung Fu Panda in both BluRay and regular DVD. To me, the Cinemate GS II's sound was clearer and also sharper (crisper highs and clearer mids like with voices). The Cinemate II sounded great too (a lot better than the panasonic), but the sounds tended to be more muddled in the mid-to-high range (as compared to the the Cinemate GS II). But for $200 less and if your ears don't mind the difference (or can't tell the difference) then the Cinemate II is the better bargain. Also, the Cinemate GS II has the universal remote, but I don't use it ( I use a logitech Harmony Universal Remote). The Cinemate II remote has volume up/down, mute, and power on/off. The Cinemate GS II remote has quite a bit of features (a lot actually), and it feels good in your hand; but if you really want one, they are available from Bose for $30.95.
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277 of 295 people found the following review helpful By B. Kemper on March 13, 2011
Pros: Remarkable sound from Dolby 5.1 sources. Easy to install if you have an optical digital output from your HDTV

Cons: Won't decode any DTS-ES or DTS-HD signal, the latter being the most common for Blueray discs. You must step down DTS sources to PCM, losing most of the 5.1 mix and ALL of the magic this system offers with Dolby-encoded content.

I experienced the Cinemate system at both Best Buy and at the Bose store in our local mall. Best Buy used the Bose propriety demo disk. The Bose store used the Blueray disk of Toy Story 3. What the Bose employees didn't tell me was that they had changed the settings on their BlueRay player output to PCM to allow it to be played by the Cinemate system. Most BlueRay discs are coded in DTS-HD. This system will not play any DTS content.

It took me a while to figure out what the issue was and a call to Bose's tech support confirmed that Cinemate systems do not support any DTS content. They said I would have to step down the output to PCM. I did this and then compared the Balin's Tomb scene from The Fellowship of the Ring using Dolby 5.1 and the DTS-ES choices in the film's menus. The difference was devastating. The Dolby 5.1 sounded rich, with all the proper echo and sound effects. The DTS output sounded flat, had no separation of the sound effects and might as well have been coming out of my TV speakers.

If simply want to get great sound from Cable or Satellite HD content (all broadcast in Dolby 5.1 or less) this is great system. If you want to use the system with a Blueray player, don't buy it.
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213 of 229 people found the following review helpful By J. Hodges on July 24, 2010
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I know a lot of people like to knock Bose. I've heard "no highs, no lows, must be Bose" and then I turn around and someone else is shouting how Bose only has lows and highs and no mids. I just went through several sound system attempting to find one I like. I wanted something simple and didn't care to have wires running everywhere so I canceled out surround sound. I went through many soundbar type systems and was disappointed to say the least.

I started researching these speakers online and found that the people who bought them liked them but others said they were no good just due to the Bose name. A person on one of the forums mentioned a soundbar system which I had previously returned as being comparable to these speakers yet nearly $500 cheaper. Now having owned both system I can laugh at that statement as there is no comparison.

None of the other systems came anywhere close to sounding as good as these. Crisp highs, loud vocals, rich mids, very deep bass. I have to turn the bass down on this system so things will stop shaking on the walls. You can feel the bass. On the system that these speakers were compared to, I could only hear bass if I had the volume maxed and I had my ear pressed against the subwoofer. Not even joking.

People who haven't owned a Bose system ever, or in the past several years, really need to stop bashing something they know nothing about. I will admit that maybe they are priced a bit high. However, you get a great sounding system and I'm not sure you could do any better at this price. I have heard speaker systems (receiver/speaker/subs) that cost over $1000 not sounding as good as this system.
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