It’s All About the Sound
By Curtis Rist
In recent years, a revolution in technological advances has created a home theater experience that rivals what can be found in a movie theater. Crystal-clear pictures are to be expected with today’s flatscreen TVs, but the experience falls flat if the audio doesn’t measure up to the picture. The challenge in creating a superior home theater system lies in careful selection of the audio components.
Conventional home theater systems achieve surround sound by arranging speakers behind, in front of, and to the left and the right of the listener. These surround sound speakers deliver higher-frequency sound, and lower notes are delivered by a bass module. Working together, these speakers can add a sense of motion to the sound they deliver — it emanates from the front and moves behind the listener.
Lifestyle® home theater systems from Bose leverage
proprietary innovations to bring more of the cinema
experience to your home theater. The Lifestyle® 48
DVD home entertainment system and the Lifestyle®
V30 home theater system feature Jewel Cube® speaker
arrays, which utilize more than 40 different design
innovations to deliver open and spacious surround
sound from enclosures only 4.5 inches high, and are
designed for a sleek silhouette that blends unobtrusively
into the décor of the room.Deep, low notes and sound
effects are produced by the Acoustimass® module,
which can be easily hidden out of sight. Unlike conventional
home theater systems, the Lifestyle® systems
adjust their sound to the acoustics of the room, using
the proprietary ADAPTiQ® audio calibration system.
This is an important facet of maintaining sound quality,
since the shape of a room, as well as its furniture and
window treatments, can drastically affect a home
theater system’s sound.
The Lifestyle® 48 system plays DVDs, CDs and AM/FM radio. It features five tiny Jewel Cube speaker arrays and a hideaway Acoustimass module. Its powerful radio frequency remote works through most walls, ceilings and floors. The Lifestyle® V30 system provides the same high-quality sound and is designed for those who want to select their own DVD player and other entertainment components. Both of the Lifestyle® systems feature HDMI connectivity, allowing simple connection to the latest high-definition sources and TVs.
For more information, call 1-800-434-2073, ext. 5059, or visit the company’s Web site at Bose.com/lifestyle.