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Boston Acoustics Soundware XS Digital Cinema with Dolby Digital Decoding Optimized Virtual Surround - Black

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  • Incredibly small speakers provide big, high performance sound
  • Dolby Digital decoding Digitally Optimized Virtual Surround (Theater-like surround sound)
  • Dedicated music and movie playback settings (Sound is optimized for your content)
  • Included wall brackets can be positioned at almost any angle
  • Bluetooth enabled for music streaming (No docking needed, keep your smartphone with you)
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Product Description

Product Description

The SoundWare XS Digital Cinema home theater speaker system envelops you in rich, room-filling sound. This is the ultimate 2.1 Virtual Surround Sound speaker system from Boston Acoustics. Connect this system directly to your TV for a fully immersive sound experience. Thanks to Boston's Digitally Optimized Virtual Surround Sound processing, the two ultra-compact speakers and subwoofer deliver virtual cinematic surround sound effects that defy their size. Two high-gloss, ultra-compact, cube-shaped speakers fit neatly next to your TV, or can be easily hung on the wall with the included brackets. The powerful 8-Inch subwoofer features BassTrac circuitry for clean bass at all listening levels. The SoundWare XS Digital Cinema Home Theater Speaker system connects directly to your TV without the need for any additional components. The system is extremely easy to set up and use. The entire system can be used with your current remote control, eliminating the need for yet another remote. One special feature of SoundWare XS Digital Cinema is the selectable "Movie" or "Music" playback mode. This option tailors the sound for both movies and music. In the "Movie Mode", you will enjoy crisp, clear movie dialogue and powerful cinematic special audio effects while the "Music Mode" delivers concert-quality music reproduction. After you set this option once, the system automatically remembers your setting. The SoundWare XS Digital Cinema includes a digital optical input (cable included) for true Dolby Digital decoding, RCA AUX inputs, and a mini-stereo AUX input for a portable media device. The SoundWare XS Digital Cinema is Bluetooth enabled so you can wirelessly play anything from your tablet, laptop, iPhone, Android or Blackberry device! Thanks to the "Music" Mode, your music will sound exactly as the artist recorded it - pure.

From the Manufacturer

The Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS Digital Cinema home theater system delivers an instant audio performance upgrade for your flat screen TV and comes in a compact package. This 2.1 virtual surround sound system features two diamond-shaped satellite speakers with articulating wall brackets as well as a powerful subwoofer for deep bass. It also includes two sets of analog AUX inputs for additional sources, dedicated movie and music playback modes, and Bluetooth compatibility for wireless music streaming.

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SoundWare XS Digital Cinema
At a Glance:
  • Compact speaker system offers 2.1 virtual surround sound
  • Subwoofer with BassTrac technology for clean, powerful lows
  • Bluetooth enabled for wireless streaming from mobile devices
  • Articulating mounting brackets allow speakers to be positioned at any angle
  • Dedicated music and movie playback modes for customized audio
  • Five-year warranty
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2.1 System Delivers High-Performance Audio

Featuring a subwoofer and two 2-way satellite speakers, the SoundWare XS Digital Cinema system delivers big sound from a small package. Each finely tuned speaker features a high-performance 2-1/2-inch woofer and a 1/2-inch dome tweeter for pinpoint imaging and crisp highs. Quality, system-specific crossovers are utilized for complete audio coverage.

BassTrac Provides Powerful Bass Without Distortion

The dedicated 8-inch wireless subwoofer features BassTrac technology, a circuit that maximizes bass output while avoiding overload. A 250-watt amplifier and acoustically tuned port ensure powerful low-frequency reproduction of the most demanding audio. The subwoofer serves as both the connection center for inputs and houses digital signal processing circuitry and amplifiers for the system.

Digitally Optimized Virtual Surround (DOVS) Delivers Enveloping Surround Sound

Boston's Digitally Optimized Virtual Surround (DOVS) technology makes an authentic cinema surround sound experience possible with just two channels and a subwoofer. DOVS decodes the full, 5.1 channel audio signal from the disc and applies a proprietary process to derive the ideal 2.1-channel version of the original surround sound mix.

Satellites Sit or Mount at Any Angle

The two SoundWare XS satellite speakers are ultra-compact for easy placement. Whether you place your TV on a shelf or table or mount it in on the wall, the SoundWare XS satellites can be positioned for optimal audio performance. The included articulating mounting brackets allow for positioning at any angle.

Connects Directly to TV and Works with Any TV Remote

The SoundWare XS Digital Cinema connects directly to your TV without the need for additional components. It also learns the television's remote control commands so you don't have to add yet another remote to the coffee table. A credit card-size remote is included for setting up the system and programming the system's control pod to your remote. After the system is programmed to work from your own TV remote, the supplied remote will still work as a backup.

Movie and Music Playback Modes for Customized Audio

With separate movie and music playback modes, you can tailor the sound to suit the content. In movie mode, enjoy crisp, clear movie dialogue and powerful cinematic special audio effects, while music mode delivers concert-quality music reproduction. And after you set this option once, the system automatically remembers your setting for next time.

Bluetooth Enabled for Wireless Streaming

For more flexibility, the SoundWare XS Digital Cinema includes a built-in Bluetooth A2DP receiver, transforming almost any smartphone, tablet, or portable music player into a first-rate wireless streaming device.

Product and Warranty Information

The SoundWare XS Digital Cinema includes a digital optical input for true Dolby Digital decoding, RCA AUX inputs, and a mini-stereo AUX input for a portable media device.

Each compact, high-gloss satellite speaker measures 4-5/16 by 4-1/2 by 3-3/4 inches (H x W x D). The subwoofer measures 9-15/16 by 9-1/2 by 11-3/8 inches (H x W x D).

The Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS Digital Cinema is backed by a five-year warranty.

What's in the Box

Two SoundWare XS satellite speakers, subwoofer, two mounting brackets, remote control, control pod, owner's manual, and speaker wire.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 13.8 x 15.7 inches ; 13.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 20 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0085VB8GQ
  • Item model number: Soundware XS Digital Cinema
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,414 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 1, 2012

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Boston Acoustics
  • Model: Soundware XS Digital Cinema
  • Color Name: Black
  • Speaker Type: Bookshelf; Floor Standing
  • Speaker Connectivity: Wireless

Product Specifications

Brand NameBoston Acoustics
Speaker TypeBookshelf; Floor Standing
Color NameBlack

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I am very impressed with the sound quality and the speakers look great.
PenName
Apparently you can program your regular remote to control the sound, but could not get that to work.
kelly clark
This speaker fits the bill, and with better quality than those similar priced sound bars.
Dizzy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Injun on June 19, 2013
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Over the the last 3 months or so I have been trying to figure out what kind of audio to pair with my new Vizio 55" TV. I looked at soundbars, 5.1 systems and even contemplated just buying better speakers for receiver. My goal was and is respectable sound, simple operation and as little clutter as possible. I was leaning toward a soundbar but could not find the one I wanted and was just waiting for the right one. Then the BA Soundware XS popped up on the radar. Largely based on the Amazon reviews I ordered it and I am very happy with the result. There are a couple caveats though.
The first one is that you will have wires and cables to connect everything. I already had wiring in the wall so connecting the satellite speakers was fairly easy. All the Soundware connectors are simple and solid. I personally think that digital audio is the way to go and so I use an optical connection. I have my TV mounted on the wall and run the cables through the wall. I eyeballed the distances and figured a 10' optical cable would do it. What I can say is make sure you measure your distances carefully and account for the exact cable path between the connection point on your TV and the sub/amp unit. Draw it out on paper. Then go back and make sure that you got it right.
The other piece that takes a cable is the remote sensor. You will have to mount that so that you have a clear line of sight and then run the cable to the back of the sub/amp unit. I'm not sure how long the cable is but I am going to say 10'. This is another thing to consider in your placement calculations.The sensor is fairly large and not so pretty so think about placement.
Which brings me to my second caveat--the remote. Some reviewers have not been happy. I'm not sure what their issues were.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By RaviSpeaks on June 21, 2013
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The speakers are what you would ask for and more. Let's be frank. With a 2.1 system, you would not expect things like surround sound and virtual environment where you can hear a bullet whizzing past your ear. (But that would be kind of cool though!) But saying that, these speakers for the price I got, do the job well. I read some reviews of the speakers and agree that the mids are a little low and you can kind of make it out when listening to dramatic movie scenes in Movie mode and it becomes a little difficult to make out the dialogues over the background sound. A receiver could very well fix all that but the speakers other then that minor problem are great! I love watching movies and listening to music on these speakers and would say that they are as good (if not smetimes better) than the Bose GS 2 series that I was considering in their place. I would love to move to a 5.1 setup in the feature but love the setup I have with the 2.1 right now.

P.S. If someone has a setting to correct the Mids or some tweaks please let me know! :)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mike Howsden on January 1, 2014
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I'm giving these speakers a five star rating for a few reasons.

- the major complaints from the one and two star reviews were false (maybe they got defective units?)
- the speaker system gave my tv the extra bit of audio umph it needed
- the bluetooth integration makes it easy to play music on the system directly when desired
- the sound is balanced and of great quality

Also it should be noted I use the bluetooth and optical digital inputs and haven't tested the others and I'll likely have no need for them.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By J. Horst on August 19, 2013
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I have had Boston Acoustics speakers for more than 15 years. They are easily among the very best, and this compact system is no exception.

Pros:
* Small speakers, easily mounted almost anywhere. Oddly, they're not designed to sit on a shelf (see cons, below).
* Excellent sound quality from 2 tiny speaker modules. Does have a floor-standing woofer cube.
* Hooks up via RCA red-white (right-left) cables or optical input to almost any HDTV or cable box. My DVR has optical outputs, so it just worked out of the box.
* Small volume control remote, but we don't have to touch it very often. This unit is installed in a bedroom where a loud volume is rarely needed. That said, it can get quite loud if you want it to.

Cons:
* Tiny speaker modules are not designed to sit on a shelf, they need either a stand or to be mounted on a wall. I have 2 speaker stands, but they are almost too large for these 4" x 4" cubes. You would want to think about this before purchasing and installing.
* There's a remote-sensing module that has to be placed somewhere where it's visible to the remote. It does have cool green (or red) lights that flash when you change the volume, though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Wahl on March 8, 2014
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These speakers honestly shocked me. Their quality is so good that they compare almost to my home theater system worth thousands of dollars more. They work seamlessly with my original remote control so that I don't have to deal with one for the TV and one for the speakers. Do not pay the ridiculous prices that Bose wants for a similar system. No three speaker system could possibly sound any better than these.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 17, 2013
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The sound on these is fine - about what I expected. Others have noted the lack of midrange "oomph" - but, compared to the TV speakers they're replacing (for me), the sound is full and clear.

I've been *very* pleasantly surprised by a couple features that I didn't know about when I bought this:
- the speakers turn on automatically when there's a signal on the selected source (e.g. it turns itself on when my TV goes on), and power themselves down after some period of inactivity
- the unit (not the remote) is programmable, so I could integrate it into my home setup *very* easily, and with a couple options on how to do it (given my existing components and controllers)

All in all, it just made the integration and operation seamless and painless. Decent but unremarkable sound quality aside, I can't imagine how I would improve them. I recommend them highly.
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