Announced just one month ago, the Bose TV Speaker is now available for $249.99. It is a compact bar, the most affordable Bose bar, and one of the most affordable on the market at this level. It’s an easy way to improve the sound of a TV and we can also send music via Bluetooth to play music in the living room.
Bose TV Speaker Features
|Speakers||2 custom all-band drivers + 1 central tweeter|
|Maximum power||Not declared (it has 3 internal amplifiers)|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital and PCM|
|Rear speakers||Bose Surround Speakers (optional)|
|Connections||HDMI (ARC), Optical TOSLink, 3.5mm stereo AUX jack|
|4K Pass-through||not applicable|
|Wireless subwoofer||Bose Bass Module 500 or 700 (optional)|
|Remote control||Yes dedicated infrared (apart from the TV via CEC-HDMI)|
|Sound adjustment||Dialogue mode and four levels of Bass adjustment|
|Dimensions||59.4 x 5.6 x 10.2 cm (Width x Height x Depth)|
|Release date||July 2020|
At 60 centimeters wide and just 5 cm high by 10 cm deep, the Bose TV Speaker is a very compact bar. It replaces the Bose Solo 5 of similar size but with a completely new interior. The new one mounts two angled full-range internal speakers to reproduce the two front channels with a wide sound stage.
And it adds a third speaker, a center tweeter that helps bring clarity to your conversations. It also manages to “center” the voices where the bar is (and the TV), maintaining the excitement of hearing the voice of the actor or broadcaster where his image is. On the other hand, the bar has an internal labyrinth with a rear exit that improves its bass reproduction.
The other new feature of the Bose TV Speaker is its connection via HDMI. Thanks to the ARC (Audio Return Channel) system and Consumer Electronics Control (CEC), if your TV is not too old and has HDMI with ARC, that cable will be enough for you. Otherwise, the Bose also has an optical digital input and comes with the necessary connection cable in the box. In any case, from the moment you open the box until it is playing, a few minutes pass: no complex installation.
It also has a standard auxiliary input (3.5 mm stereo jack) and has Bluetooth. This way, sending music to it will be easy when we don’t have the TV on and want to play in the living room. It also comes with its remote control so you can control the volume, select the source or activate the “voice” modes (improves dialogue clarity) or the bass level.
Enhance Dialogue and Bass
With the “Dialogue” button, the speaker analyzes what is being displayed to further enhance the voices, making both dialogues and conversations and news programs clearer. The bass level allows two settings down or up from the baseline, depending on the size of the room or proximity to the walls (and your taste).
And for those who want even more bass, the system can be expanded by adding a wired subwoofer from the brand. The rear connection for this purpose is compatible with the Bose Bass Module 500 or 700 models.
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