Bose Cinemate

The Bose Cinemate is designed for those who still want good sound, but don’t need all the speakers that are often associated with it. The Cinemate features just two satellite speakers and the bass module. The speakers do require the use of an external amplifier.

The whole system is clad in graphite black, which gives it a certain unassuming look. Each satellite speaker is relatively small at only 3.5 inches tall and 7.88 wide.

Standout Features

• 2.1 Channel Speaker System
• Acoustimass Bass Module
• TrueSpace Digital Processing Circuitry


Sometimes all you need is a 2.1 system. The Bose Cinemate features just a right and left speaker and a subwoofer. Each speaker sits just 3.5 inches tall and 7.88 inches wide. Although they are small, the speaker arrays are able to produce a decent level of sound.

The Acoustimass Bass Module is the real brains behind the Bose sound. The Bass Module handles all the lower end frequencies as well acts as the crossover and sound processor.

Using Bose’s proprietary TrueSpace digital processing circuitry the speakers deliver a spacious, multichannel sound experience. The spatial imaging was fairly accurate using only two speakers.

Summary of Reviews

Expert reviews were mostly positive. While it is understood that a two channel system won’t sound as good as a 5.1 or greater system, the Bose Cinemate managed to produce a very convincing sound. The simplicity of the system

also made it a breeze to hook up.

Users liked the simplicity of the system. It was easy to connect and provided a sound that has to be heard to be believed.


Bose’s Cinemate is the perfect complement to your new flat panel TV. It provides much greater detail and sound quality than your TV speakers, yet is small enough to be hidden in your room.

Bose Cinemate box shot

Bose Cinemate

Manufacturer: Bose

Model: cinemate

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Expert Reviews
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User Reviews
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Bose Cinemate Review