"Sound Sytem!"4.5 starson by SHodapp55
Pros: Affordable speakers which produces sound to me expectation
Cons: Shipped speakers cable looks cheap ( will change to better cable)
Summary: Purchased the Bose Acoustimass 5 in replacement of my 15 years Polk Audio speakers which deteriorated at the paper diaphram. Tested on a few of my collections.
Kitaro- drum solo sounds good with very clear deep bass. (have placed the sub-woofer at the bottom of my TV cabinet)
Vivaldi- four seasons. The high pitch sound is clear and accurate but the sense of "openness" in lacking probably due to my living room size and openness compared to show room confine space.
Pavarotti- various. His powerful voice can be heard clearly and the background drum in finale is well define. Similarly , lack of "openness" as experienced in real theatre. Cannot complain for speaker at this cost. May experiment with the placement of smaller speakers.
Linkin Park-Session. Good and clear synthesizer and Bass. No complain
DVD sound- Saving Private Ryan and the speakers sound reasonable but the volume need cranking up,set at below -30db to hear better. Most likely my Amp ( Pioneer VSX-75W/channel series)not enough to drive the speakers.
If you are looking for an affordable speakers with reasonable sound, this may suit you, For Audiophiles, you have to look for something else. Lastly, before you will buy this system, I suggest check for best price at: Speakersystemdealsweek.blogspot.com/p/bose-acoustimass-5.html
Hope I helps, Enjoy!